While cosplayers are present at virtually every major convention celebrating comics, gaming, fantasy and science fiction, it’s Atlanta’s Dragon*Con that has become a a kind of Mecca to which most of the scene’s most dedicated hobbyists and professionals pilgrimage every year. The cosplay phenomenon can be compared to that of b-boying, where the primary inspiration is expressing creativity, performing and earning props from other people like themselves. You can see what we mean in this gallery of fabulous photography by Pat Loika -- convention photo maestro and host of the popular Loikamania podcast -- whose shots from Dragon*Con express just how much fun cosplayers are having without us.
Zoe Saldana's Gamora may be considered the deadliest assassin in the galaxy, but we're singing a different tune after seeing this Nebula cosplay. As Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' hits more milestones, the latest being its rise to the No. 1 movie of the summer, more cosplayers are incorporating the film into their works, and one standout is Karin Olava.
Ever since James Gunn's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' got Marvelites hooked on these intergalactic superheroes with attitude, the cosplay world has been a boomin' with Rocket Raccoons, Gamoras, Star-Lords and even a bunch of Nebulas, but nothing makes us say "I am Groot" quite like this incredible Groot cosplay.
San Diego Comic-Con always brings out the cream-of-the-crop cosplayers, who've worked tirelessly -- some even over the course of a few months -- to become their favorite geek-centric characters. But nothing during this year's convention was able to top the hulking Apocalypse cosplay that sto
Comic-Con 2014 brought thousands of hardcore fans to San Diego to partake in the largest celebration in geekdom, but you can pick out the higher echelon of fanboys and fangirls based on who decided to show up in cosplay. These truly dedicated (and occasionally slightly insane) fans create outfits that range from laughable to truly stunning -- they make walking the floor a continuously surprising and captivating experience.
You'll be hard pressed to find anyone who wasn't disappointed with 'Silent Hill: Revelation,' but to the film's credit, it certainly got Pyramid Head right. The iconic villain from the 'Silent Hill' movie series and video game franchise is one of the most visually striking and terrifying horror characters in recent memory, so it's only appropriate that we celebrate Halloween today with some absolutely stunning cosplay depicting the character in all of his (its?) brutal glory.
As a superhero, Captain America has always been about being a symbol more than a man, so it's somehow appropriate that today's cosplay sees the first Avenger transformed into one kick-ass duo! If Captain America was actually Captains of America, we imagine they'd look something like cosplayers Amanda Herbert and Chris Murray.
At first glance, there is nothing spectacular about this Margaery Tyrell cosplay from the New York Comic-Con. Hair? Check. Dress? Check. Ample (ahem) cleavage? Check. But, then comes the cosplay twist that turns this fairly run-of-the-mill cosplay into maybe the best 'Game of Thrones' cosplay we've seen.
Anne Hathaway's take on Selina Kyle and Catwoman in 'The Dark Knight Rises' may have redefined the character for a new generation of moviegoers, but for our money, you still can't beat Michelle Pfeiffer's sexy and crazy take on the character from Tim Burton's 'Batman Returns.' It seems that cosplayer Belladonna agrees. After all, she's gone and created a near-perfect replica of the iconic costume.