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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
The ER Collective, comprised of veteran cosplayer Erick and Rose, teamed
up with friend Alexander Albatross on this incredible Bioshock Infinite
tribute. Months of research and careful planning resulted in stellar
costumes with impeccable craftsmanship, easily worthy of cinema screen
Russell Pohl’s Mr. Freeze costume is a great exercise in getting
creative with found objects while on a short deadline. Whipped up in
three days just prior to New York Comic Con, Russell got most of what he
needed from sports equipment and local craft stores.
Yoshitaka Amano’s art isn’t only stunning, but offers cosplayers a
unique interpretation of the character design they’ve come to know and
love. Cosplayer Chiki Fischer exploited this freedom to great
With dozens of incarnations to choose from, Catwoman cosplay is a
convention staple. Lisa Lou put a unique twist on the classic black
catsuit, and knocked this Injustice-inspired ensemble out of the park!
Check out our third day of cosplay coverage from San Diego Comic Con.
Brazilian cosplayer Piobaireachd deserves accolades for his hard work on this .hack// costume.
This week cosplayer PixieKitty takes on one of Final Fantasy VIII villain Ultimecia's more intimidating forms.
More often than not cosplayers have to choose between form and
function in their projects – sacrificing mobility for accuracy, or vice
versa. Zerina’s hard work and prototyping resulted in a fantastic
marriage of both.