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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
Sometimes it takes a village to pull off a particularly ambitious
costume, as evidenced by this spot-on Big Sister recreation from
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
Konami’s Castlevania series boasts some of the most intricate and elegant costumes in the business. This reality makes taking on a character from the franchise a challenging prospect, but one that Adelhaid and Faeryx overcame, and then some.
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.
A simple looking costume isn’t always a simple endeavor. Tomoyo Chan found the perfect shoot for her Final Fantasy XIII tribute.
This CosBlog we’ve got a two-for-one – a pair of fantastic cosplayers pulling off some extremely detailed ensembles.
Polish Cosplayer Shappi’s tribute to Valkyrie Profile is impressive at
first glance, but even more so when considering this was her first
attempt at armor and wing fabrication.
Cosplayers Kudrel and Melting Mirror took on an ambitious project in
Final Fantasy XIII’s unique interpretation of franchise staple Shiva.
This week’s costume required one cosplayer to get seriously crafty with craft foam. PhDPepper’s work takes armor fabrication to another level, with impressive attention to detail and obvious patience in the painting department.