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  • CosBlog #94: Bioshock Infinite Tribute


    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 time.

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  • CosBlog #93: Mr. Freeze By Russell Pohl


    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.

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  • CosBlog #92: Zelda By Rikku Grape


    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 process. 

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  • CosBlog #91: Demon Hunter By Its Raining Neon


    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.

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  • CosBlog #90: Naked Snake By RBF Productions

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    Rick of RBF Productions proves that the devil is in the details when it comes to successful soldiers. Working with the limited color palettes and materials used by armed forces means accuracy is paramount to properly conveying Naked Snake.

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  • CosBlog #89: Gears Of War Brigade By Cos.n.Fx


    Cos.n.Fx's impressive projects warrant an update to a classic quote – the family that cosplays together, stays together.

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  • CosBlog #88: She-Kratos By Lady Lemon Cosplay


    Lady Lemon Cosplay opted for a female version of the demigod Kratos, carefully contemplating how to make her mark on the design while retaining his brutal spirit. The risk, particularly in embracing a wild updo, paid off immensely.

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  • CosBlog #87: Injustice Catwoman by Lisa Lou Who

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    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!

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  • CosBlog # 86: Diablo Monk Concept by Zerina

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    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.

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  • CosBlog # 85: Mini Chief by Randall Ng


    Created by Randall Ng for his son, Paxton compensates for his short stature with boatloads of style and a juice box or two.

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  • CosBlog # 84: Cassiopeia by Jerry Polence


    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 widely wrong.

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  • CosBlog # 83: Issac Clarke by Kevin Leab Thong


    I’m a big fan of intricate armor builds, and Kevin’s costume blew me away when I spotted it at GamesCom this past year. Even more impressive is that it marked his very first time cosplaying. I’d say you’re off to a great start, Kevin.

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