Awesome Cosplay

Building an Iron Spider-Man Suit

Building an Iron Spider-Man Suit

Inspired by the nanotech “Iron Spider” suit seen in Spider-Man: No Way Home, JLaservideo wanted to see if he could replicate Spidey’s instantly-appearing, eight-legged outfit. J’s suit hides its appearance beneath a thermochromic pigment, and has inflatable tentacles that unfurl like those party horns.

Adam Savage as Iron Man Mark 1

Adam Savage as Iron Man Mark 1

Maker and Mythbuster Adam Savage loves to show up at conventions in costumes that completely disguise his identity. For SiliCon 2021, he walked the aisles in an awe-inspiring suit based on Tony Stark’s original Iron Man Mark 1 armor. Savage recently finished the outfit after it sat gathering dust for nearly a decade.

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DIY Cardboard Loki Horns

DIY Cardboard Loki Horns

Loki has so many variants; it’s possible that any of us could be a Loki too. Let your friends and family know you’re part of the multiverse with some cardboard Loki horns. Raphael of Epic Cardboard Props is here to show us how to make Loki’s horned crown from a spare shipping box. Grab the template here.

Devil/Angel Makeup Illusion

Devil/Angel Makeup Illusion

Among performance artist Darrell Thorne’s bag of tricks is an illusion where he makes each half of his face with a different persona and uses a mirror to reflect the other half. His lip-synced performance of Billie Eilish’s track Therefore I Am features a split-personality where one half is a devil and the other is a bit more angelic.

The Cybertronic Spree: Barracuda

The Cybertronic Spree: Barracuda

The Cybertronic Spree is a cover band who performs as stylized versions of the Transformers. Beyond their impressive cosplay, they’re also talented musicians, as they demonstrate with this powerful cover version of Heart’s classic Barracuda. If you missed it before, check out their cover of Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song.

How To Build a Wearable Robot

How To Build a Wearable Robot

What you’re looking at here isn’t a real robot, it’s a really impressive costume, built by artist XiaoQianFeng. She created the wearable mech outfit for her brother using wire mesh, paper mache, cardboard, wood, and if you can believe it, ceramic tile. The finished costume is too heavy to move around in, but it looks amazing.

MCM Comic Con Cosplay Video

MCM Comic Con Cosplay Video

2020 has been a rough year for comic cons, but the guys at Sneaky Zebra still managed to sneak in one of their great cosplay video using footage they didn’t get to edit until now. They shot it at MCM London Comic Con, with appearances from everyone from an ax-wielding Dude from the Big Lebowski to Woody and Forky from Toy Story 4.

Shadowlands Bolvar’s Hammer Replica

Shadowlands Bolvar’s Hammer Replica

Kamui Cosplay created one of the most amazing game weapon replicas we’ve seen – a detailed, lightweight version of Bolvar Fordragon’s Hammer from Shadowlands. It has 451 LEDs inside, plays game sounds, and even makes smoke. It also changes from orange to blue Lich King mode when shaken. Check out the full build video too.

Awesome Bumblebee Cosplay

Awesome Bumblebee Cosplay

Manila-based maker Real Awesome Workz shows off their epic costume replica of The Transformers’ friendly yellow autobot Bumblebee, which he built primarily out of lightweight EVA foam. The weathered paint job by Preslie Saraza and KT Berondo really help to bring it to life. Be sure to stick around to the end for Battle Mode Bee.

Warhammer Ultramarines Cosplay

Warhammer Ultramarines Cosplay

While attending Otakon 2019, YouTuber Nardio came across Jeremy Chang, who was showing off his truly epic cosplay of one of Warhammer 40,000’s Ultramarines’ armored suits. He used his experience working in a real space suit research lab to help design its rotating arm system. Photo gallery here.

Predator Thermal Vision Helmet

Predator Thermal Vision Helmet

Using a thermal sensor module out of a FLIR One smartphone module and some Zeiss Cinemizer goggles, The Hacksmith and engineering intern Ben managed to create a Predator-inspired helmet that actually displays heat and infrared vision just like what the creepy movie creature saw when it gazed upon on the world.

C2E2 2020 Cosplay Video

C2E2 2020 Cosplay Video

From a giant Baby Yoda to a sparkly, disco-sequined Stormtrooper, the 2020 Chicago Comic Con and Entertainment Expo (aka C2E2) brought out a whole bunch of fun, fanciful, and creative costumes as usual. Insider was there this year, and captured some great video of the more entertaining designs from enthusiastic cosplayers.

London Comic Con Cosplay 2019

London Comic Con Cosplay 2019

Sneaky Zebra dropped by the MCM London Comic Con in October 2019 to check out some of the show’s most awesome costumes and the dedicated fans behind them. Zebra’s slick video production and location choices really help to bring each character to life just that much more.

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Chucky Bodypainting Illusion

Chucky Bodypainting Illusion

Makeup artist Mirjana Kika Milosevic likes to doll herself up in all sorts of incredible looks. Watch as she transforms from a beauty to a beast as she becomes the evil doll Chucky, complete with gaping wounds and a chunk taken out of his bashed-in head.

How to Make Ant-Man’s Helmet

How to Make Ant-Man’s Helmet

Odin Makes shows us how to make Ant-Man’s helmet from Ant-Man and The Wasp. It’s made almost entirely out of craft foam and floor mat foam, and the lenses are from a plastic bowl. If your crafting skills are up to it, you can get Odin’s templates here.

London Comic-Con 2017 Cosplay

London Comic-Con 2017 Cosplay

The guys from Sneaky Zebra stopped by MCM London Comic-Con 2017 to check out some of the awesome costumes that fans wore to the show. There’s a little something for everyone, from Wonder Woman, to Pickle Rick, to Beric Dondarrion and his fiery sword.

Super Mario Odyssey Cappy Hat

Super Mario Odyssey Cappy Hat
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As expected, Nintendo delivered another classic game with Super Mario Odyssey. ThinkGeek lets you bring the game’s new and imaginative mechanics home with this wearable Cappy hat. If you don’t have a Switch yet, you can also get the hat as part of a console bundle.

SDCC 2017 Cosplay Video

SDCC 2017 Cosplay Video

Sneaky Zebra dropped by this year’s San Diego Comic-Con and captured some of the many awesome and creative costumes that fans were showing off. Among our favorites are the Lord of Darkness from Legend, Yondu Poppins, and of course, the Dog Wonder.

DIY Life-Size K-2SO Puppet

DIY Life-Size K-2SO Puppet

One of the best parts of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was the snarky new droid K-2SO. Norm Chan from Tested recently met up with fan Darren Moser to take a look at the amazing full-scale K-2SO puppet suit he’s been building. We can’t wait to see the finished build.

WonderCon 2017 Cosplay

WonderCon 2017 Cosplay

Sneaky Zebra dropped by WonderCon in Anaheim, California to hang out with the many dedicated fans who turned out in their best costumes. The Joker and Mr. Meeseeks both want Lucille, John Wick got his dog back, and that dude from Beetlejuice still has a tiny head.

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Katsucon 2017 Cosplay Video

Katsucon 2017 Cosplay Video

BeatdownBoogie dropped by Maryland’s Katsucon to spend some time with many dedicated fans who turned up in their finest costume garb. There’s lots of eye candy, though we had to wash our eyeballs out after the creepy dude at 1:04.

Creepy Alien Creature Masks

Creepy Alien Creature Masks
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Halloween might be several months away, but it’s never too early to start shopping for your next awesome costume idea. These freaky looking handmade masks from Bird Art Bulgaria should do the trick just fine. There’s some awesomely weird stuff here, folks.

C-3PO Body Paint

C-3PO Body Paint

We’ve seen makeup artist Kay Pike’s amazing body paint creations before, but this golden protocol droid from Star Wars might be her best yet – with those exposed wires in her belly and flat eyes painted on her eyelids. The red arm from The Force Awakens is a nice touch.

Dragon Con 2016 Cosplay

Dragon Con 2016 Cosplay

Sneaky Zebra dropped by Atlanta’s big sci-fi and fantasy fan convention, and captured video of some of the many fun and fantastic costumes on hand during this year. It was a hard decision, but the four LEGO Ghostbusters minifigs win our vote for best of the show.

Gadget-filled Batman Cosplay

Gadget-filled Batman Cosplay

Costume maker Julian Checkley was awarded the Guinness World Record for having the most functional gadgets on a costume. He didn’t make the Arkham Origins-inspired Batsuit, but he did make the gadgets, which include a Bat-tracker, a grapnel gun, and a flashbang.

Adam Savage Incognito 2016 Pt. 2

Adam Savage Incognito 2016 Pt. 2

Aside from dressing up as The Revenant‘s bear, Adam Savage also toured the San Diego Comic-Con with Anovos’ officially licensed Kylo Ren costume, which apparently weighs 10lb excluding the helmet. It looks badass though, as a $3,100 costume should.

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