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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
As promised, we've got a full gallery of images straight from the floor of the annual San Diego Comic Con.
Enayla’s elegant Shining Blade cosplay is – without question – one of the most intricate and awe-inspiring costumes I’ve ever come across. Her incredible attention to detail and resourcefulness also resulted in an impressively true-to-source interpretation of the early Guild Wars concept art.
When I spotted Dessi Desu from across the hotel lobby at Katsucon –
dressed as a character from one of my favorite RPGs – it was admiration
at first sight. While it’s impossible not to marvel at the grandeur of
Dragoon armor, I’m personally ecstatic to see Meru’s regular form
brought to life.
Every once in a while I look at a piece of character art and come to the
conclusion that there isn’t a way to faithfully manifest it into
reality. I thought Cassiopeia was a character that transcended into
movie magic territory, but Jerry Polence and her cosplay crew proved me
Natalie – also known as Pixel Kitty – and I have a common bond in
that we both were inspired to cosplay as Anya when we first set eyes on
GI’s Gears of War 3 cover.
Rikku Grape picked Princess Zelda not only because she’s a fan of the
franchise, but also because she knew it would sharpen skills in the
Kai – Heavenly Sword’s slightly unstable support character – is quite memorable thanks to her unique look.
Cosplayer Rachel Chambers steps into the oversized shoes of Kingdom Hearts' Sora for CosBlog #47.
I've heard time and time again (and know from personal
experience) that cosplay can be a huge motivation to get in shape and improve
your health. Cosplayer Elffi set his eye on Dissidia's Jecht and did just that.
Veteran Cosplayer Elena (Love Squad) has dozens of impressive costumes
under her belt, including this tribute to Dragon Age Origins’ Zevran.
Cosplayer Rebecca (QuarticMay) proves that cosplay doesn’t always have to be a pricey endeavor if you are crafty enough.