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About The CosBlog
Fanboys and fangirls are a special breed in the gaming
world. Armed with zealous enthusiasm they single-handedly have the ability to
make or break games, breathe life back into flailing franchises, and (if they
use their powers for evil) start flame wars across the Internet. Undying
devotion to a character, game or developer has spawned fansites, wikis, epic
works of art, and the desire to participate in the ultimate fan tribute –
cosplay. This weekly blog highlights some of the best gaming related costumes
found around the net. These fans put their blood, sweat and tears into their
work, and it shows.
Not familiar with Cosplay? Learn the basics in our introductory
Cosplayer PhoenixKasai takes on Street Fighter's Crimson Viper.
NetherRealm’s fighters are some of the fiercest in the genre, making their shoes extra difficult to step into. That being said, Cosplay Kasea VP makes Skarlet’s ensemble look effortless through careful drafting and an eye for detail.
Bonnie MacFarlane made our list of The 30 Characters who Defined a Decade, and for good reason. Cosplayer and concept artist Claire Hummel obviously felt an affinity for the character, too, putting much effort into successfully recreating Bonnie’s western getup.
Cosplayer Tracy (Kiwi5Frog) braved the cold to shoot her tribute to
DCUO’s Circe, preparing the costume in less than a week to make an
Sorceress Edea is not only one of my favorite characters in
the video game realm, but one of my favorite character designs. That's why I
was excited to stumble upon Hopie Chan's fantastic rendition of Final Fantasy VIII's antagonist. Check out
her gallery below!
As promised, we've got a full gallery of images straight from the floor of the annual San Diego Comic Con.
You may remember Malro Doll from another recent CosBlog, when she stepped into the pantsuit of James for a memorable Team Rocket photoshoot. This time, the internationally-known cosplayer is back with one of her earlier ensembles.
Not only are these costumes impressive on a technical level, but the moody and majestic photography puts this cosplay heads and shoulders above the competition. Major props to both Dark and Ven on their phenomenal Birth by Sleep tribute.
You may remember cosplayer Nebulauben from her fantastic
Bayonetta recreation a while back.
This time, the seasoned cosplayer has returned for a tribute to Capcom's Lost
Planet, with partner Erikku-Kun by her side.
Cosplayer Rachel Chambers steps into the oversized shoes of Kingdom Hearts' Sora for CosBlog #47.