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Cosplay

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Predator Baby

Predator Baby

All kinds of cool costumes turned up at WonderCon this year, but this Predator cosplay might just be our favorites of all time. Sure, the tot has no idea what’s going on, but don’t little kids exist solely for our amusement?

Sh*t Nerds Never Say

Sh*t Nerds Never Say

While at the recent 2013 New York Comic Con, Kevin Maher and Bill Scurry captured cosplaying geeks speaking words we never thought we’d hear them utter. (Thanks to Kenny, who also suggested “Star Trek, Star Wars – same diff.”)

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Robocop Cardboard Remake

Robocop Cardboard Remake

(NSFW: Language) Comic Book Girl Lindsay Ames puts her incredible cardboard Robocop costume to good use, reenacting a scene from the original film in her full paper regalia. Perhaps a better idea than a reboot of the franchise.

Giant Mech Suit Test

Giant Mech Suit Test

We already saw the giant mech suit that Stan Winston School and Legacy Effects fabricated for Wired. Here’s footage of the suit being tested by Bruce D. Mitchell, the man behind (and inside) the epic costume.

SD Comic-Con Cosplayers

SD Comic-Con Cosplayers

(Lyrics NSFW) Who doesn’t love the cosplayer highlights (and assorted other gems) from Comic Con every year, especially when they’re always put together with tremendous care by the folks over at Sneaky Zebra?

Cosplayers out of Character

Cosplayers out of Character

We usually see photos of cosplayers hamming it up with their fake weapons and muscles, but CollegeHumor curated this series of geeks doing ordinary things at conventions. We always wondered if superheroes went to the bathroom.

Wired’s Giant Mech Cosplay

Wired’s Giant Mech Cosplay

Wired commissioned the Stan Winston School and Legacy Effects – the studio that designed the mechs in Pacific Rim – to make a 9’9″ tall robot costume. It’s made of aluminum and polyurethane and has a voice modulator.

Cosplay Piano: Game of Thrones

Cosplay Piano: Game of Thrones

Composer and pianist Sonya Belousova and her costumed musician friends take us on a journey through Westeros to play the theme song from Game of Thrones. Who knew the Mother of Dragons could play piano too?

MCM London Comic Con Cosplay

MCM London Comic Con Cosplay

Sneaky Zebra compiled another great reel of costumed conventioneers, this time at the May 2013 MCM London Comic Con. Clearly, the UK cosplay scene is on fire. What’s your favorite costume?

Cosplaying the Part

Cosplaying the Part

Polygon’s short feature on Ger Tysk. Tysk immersed herself in cosplaying, from making props to dressing up and now documenting the culture. She reminds us to respect everyone’s right to self-expression.

London Super Comic Con Cosplay

London Super Comic Con Cosplay

Yes, they like cosplay in England too. Here’s a look at some of the best costumes to show up at the recent London Super Comic Con, edited together by Sneaky Zebra. The song is Up and Away.

Dragon*Con 2012 Cosplay

Dragon*Con 2012 Cosplay

Why didn’t anyone tell us how much fun Dragon*Con is? Props to beatdownboogie for capturing all the cosplay glory in Atlanta this year and to Panic City for the perfect soundtrack.

Adam Savage’s No-Face

Adam Savage’s No-Face

Mythbusters host and cosplayer Adam Savage talks about how he made his No-Face – aka Kaonashi from Spirited Away – costume and the amazing experience he had with fellow fans of the movie.

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Iron Man Mk 7 Cosplay

Iron Man Mk 7 Cosplay

(NSFW: Language) As far as cosplay goes, this Mark 7 version of Iron Man’s armor with its moving helmet and thrusters by Anthony Le is clearly a cut above the rest. It is also apparently not f-air!

Diablo Cosplay

Diablo Cosplay

Joshua Smith made this genuinely scary Diablo costume out of poster board, aluminum foil and foam. There are even LEDs which make his belly glow. Check out his blog for more pics.

Epic Cosplay Action

Epic Cosplay Action

Not content with getting beat up by anime characters, Yung Lee is back for more (pretend) pain. This time around he duked it out with Western and video game characters at the FanExpo 2011.

DragonCon 2011 Cosplay

DragonCon 2011 Cosplay

This fun footage of DragonCon 2011 from YouTube user beatdownboogie has clips of renowned cosplayer Yaya Han, the Nightmare Armor costume makers and a seemingly perfect soundtrack.

The Darth Knight

The Darth Knight

Worlds collide in this awesome cosplay mashup between the Dark Knight and the Dark Side of the Force. We like to imagine that Luke Skywalker is wandering around on Tatooine dressed as Robin.

Bioshock Infinite Cosplay

Bioshock Infinite Cosplay

Bioshock Infinite isn’t even out yet, but it’s as if Elizabeth herself opened a tear from the game world and walked into ours, thanks to cosplayer Ormeli and her accurate and beautiful work.

Ghostbusters Ghost Trap

Ghostbusters Ghost Trap

The ultimate toy for Ghostbusters fanatics, Mattel’s Ghost Trap replica is a dead ringer for the one from the movie, and does everything that one did, except catch ghosts – or does it? (Thanks, Isaac!)

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Mass Effect 2 Garrus Cosplay

Mass Effect 2 Garrus Cosplay

This detailed (pre-rocket damage) Garrus costume was made by Robert Rodgers. It has a total of 75 LEDs, the Turian’s trademark visor and a moveable mouth. Contact Rodgers if you want to order one.

Doctor Who Costume Shirts

Doctor Who Costume Shirts

Who says cosplay has to be complex? Don you favorite Doctor’s garb with these photographic t-shirts that embody the full, flamboyant outfits of the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 10th Doctors.

Epic Anime Time

Epic Anime Time

At Toronto’s Anime North convention, Yung Lee decided to do something a little different than just capturing shots of cosplayers, going the extra mile to turn them into stars in their own Anime.

Iron Man Mk 1 Costume

Iron Man Mk 1 Costume

Wang Kang surprised his office mates when he showed up for work wearing his home made Iron Man Mk 1 foam costume. The great paint job made it look like it’s made of metal.

RoboCostume

RoboCostume

Yeah, yeah. Halloween is over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still like the occasional cool costume. This amazing robot outfit took 250 hours and $1000+ in parts to build. Worth every penny.

Halo Elite Costume

Halo Elite Costume

When we saw Peter Mander’s Halo Covenant Elite costume in progress last year, we thought it looked pretty cool, but wait til you get a load of this awesome 7-foot tall costume in its completed form.

General Grievous Cosplay

General Grievous Cosplay

Rick9635 is a die-hard Star Wars fan. Not only did he make a costume of one of the lesser-known characters – General Grievous (from Ep. III), it looks and moves just like the one in the movie.

War Machine Costume

War Machine Costume

It’s still a work in progress, but Anthony Le’s War Machine looks ready for Iron Man 2; it’s made with urethane and features a minigun and light-up eyes, arc reactor and gauntlets.

Star Wars Steampunk

Star Wars Steampunk

Outland Armour strikes back with Steampunk Star Wars, which debuted at Dragon Con 2009; top picks go to a WWI-styled Vader and an epically armored Boba Fett. (galleries: 1, 2).

WoW Prop Replicas

WoW Prop Replicas

PVP IRL with these WoW Prop Replicas, which include Horde and Alliance Flags, Tabards, and a Frostmourne Sword; would-be warriors look elsewhere: the latter is made out of latex.

Big Daddy Costume

Big Daddy Costume

We don’t normally feature costumes, but this Bioshock-inspired Big Daddy suit could easily be mistaken for the real thing: weighing 50-60 pounds, it sports an actual spinning drill.

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