Seemingly overnight, Green Arrow has gone from being one of DC Comics' B-listers to the biggest superhero on television thanks to The CW's 'Arrow.' As with all things geeky, newfound popularity always means a surge in cosplay. However, this take on television's favorite costumed vigilante isn't just shockingly well done, it comes from a cosplayer who has a history with this character from before he was a big deal.
Although his brother's name is the one on the poster and in the opening titles, Loki (and by extension, actor Tom Hiddleston) has one of the hearts of the fans. The scheming Norse god and Marvel supervillain menaced Asgard in 'Thor,' brought an alien invasion to Earth in 'The Avengers' and will soon return to the big screen in 'Thor: The Dark World.' Calm down, Tumblr. We can hear you breathing from here.
With Loki fever in the air, how about a Rule 63 take on the beloved bad guy?
It'll be quite some time before we actually get to see what James Spader's bad guy will look like in Joss Whedon's 'Avengers 2,' but we'll be perfectly honest: we hope he's half as cool and menacing as this cosplayer. Seriously, this is no cheap, quick costume; under the proper lighting, this thing could work for an actual superhero movie!
Most of the time, cosplay is simply geek exhibitionism at its finest, a chance for someone to pay tribute to a character they love and to make other fans of said character happy. But that's not every case.
The Cybertronic Spree's elaborate 'Transformers' cosplay is a part of their act. Yep, they're probably the only band in the world that dresses like Autobots and performs songs from the 'Transformers: The Movie' soundtrack.
The world of 'Tron' lends itself perfectly to cosplay. Well, in theory. The colorful costumes seen in the Grid are totally unique from anything else in pop culture and very cool to look at, but how do you go about making one actually look good? If you think that sounds like a ton of work, you'd be right. Thankfully, there are cosplayers like Annisse out there, showing everyone else how to do it right.
'The Avengers' may be a movie filled with gods, monsters, aliens, robot suits and super soldiers, but the character of Natasha Romanov (aka Black Widow) proves that you don't need to have superpowers to be in a lineup with the world's mightiest superheroes. A deadly Russian agent turned agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., the greatest spy in the Marvel universe has been a popular cosplay subject for years, and few have done it as well as this.
With 'The Wolverine' currently in theaters, all eyes are on Marvel's indestructible X-Man and his iconic claws. Although the berserking mutant warrior has always appeared as a squat, hairy Canadian grump on the page and as an astoundingly fit, hairy Australian Hugh Jackman on the screen, the cosplay world doesn't care about boundaries. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the female Wolverine!
At one point or another, every girl dreams of being a princess, but cosplayer Lauren Marie Ewart has taken it to the next level! While some would just day dream about it, Lauren has gone and made herself a stunning version of Rapunzel's costume as seen in Disney's 'Tangled.'