Anime Expo is one of the biggest nerd shows of the year, but this year it was also the hottest. Literally. Held between July 5-8 in LA, temperatures soared during the con to reach well over 100 degrees, which wreaked havoc with cosplayers and attendees alike.
Bodybuilder Taichi Shimizu already does an excellent Zangief cosplay. So put him in a public bathhouse, and the cosplay looks like the downtime during Street Fighter II.
I like cosplay. But as we’ve explored recently, I have a special spot in my heart for meme cosplay.
Kamui ain’t done with the show-stopping Monster Honter cosplay.
Lady Zero and her partner Narcisse are, as we’ve established, two of the best Square Enix cosplayers on the planet. A fact we’re reminded of tonight with Lady’s absolutely perfect take on FFXIII’s Lightning.
It’s called “Cos Job,” and the new recruitment site is aimed at cosplayers and the businesses that want to hire them.
It’s been a busy couple of months for Texas nerd shows, with A-Kon and Comicpalooza both going down, but that still left time and space for another, with the Greater Austin Comic Con being held in Cedar Park a couple of weeks ago.
Cosplayer Oh My Sophii wanted to try something a bit different with her Raven outfit, and so instead of just straight copying the character’s appearance from the TV show and comics went with a more regal tone.
Team Paraluna are a pair of cosplayers from the Netherlands who are responsible for these terrific Overwatch costumes.
Two of the most hated characters in British kid’s literature are Professor Umbridge from Harry Potter and Ms. Trunchbull from Roald Dahl’s Matilda. This cosplay shoot, for probably the first and only time ever, imagines what it would look like if they became best friends and hung out.
A-Kon is the longest-running anime convention in North America, and this year over 30,000 fans came through the doors between June 7-10 at the Fort Worth Convention Centre.
YetiCon is a cosplay show that’s held every year in the Blue Mountains NW of Toronto. In addition to being a cosplay con, it’s also one hell of a cosplay party, with attendees booking themselves in for a weekend of pool parties and adventure sports.
Frozone cosplay by ApoIIoCreed.
Here’s Russian cosplayer Polina Vishnevskaya with some absolutely incredible Warhammer 40K work.
Yes, that’s cosplay.
Cosplayer Meiji will be the first one to say she used to look very different. It’s not something she wants to hide.
Never let anyone tell you cosplay isn’t art. arcanekani is Will, hakizzle91 is Jazz. Photo by troysdecoy.
This is Aussie cosplayer Yeliz taking on the star of Assassin’s Creed Origins, Bayek.