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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
We're back from another day surveying the show floor for costumed fans.
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.
Its Raining Neon’s Demon Hunter costume turns heads whenever she enters a
room. That’s what happened when I first spotted her at Katsucon in
2012, easily a cosplay highlight of the entire show. What I didn’t know
at the time is that this was her first foray into armor fabrication.
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
Brazilian cosplayer Piobaireachd deserves accolades for his hard work on this .hack// costume.
Check out our third day of cosplay coverage from San Diego Comic Con.
This week cosplayer PixieKitty takes on one of Final Fantasy VIII villain Ultimecia's more intimidating forms.