***NSFW!*** You know, since the release of PlatinumGames awesome action/RPG “Nier: Automata” (don’t miss out on our PS4 review!) I (Robin Ek, TGG) have literally seen hundreds of different cosplays of the super sexy female android 2B from all over the world. Even so, there is one particular female cosplayer from Taiwan (no offense to Taiwan, but I had no idea that they… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
GIF Anime Matsuri is a massive anime convention that takes place in Houston every year, featuring live performances from J-pop stars, a car show, fashion, merch and…oh yeah, cosplay. Advertisement Here’s some of the best from the show, ranging from Overwatch to Zelda to Overwatch to Gundam to Overwatch. All pictures and video by Mineralblu, who has more shots from the show at his Facebook page. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
I (Robin Ek, TGG) had this really strange dream about “Metroid” last night (I honestly have no idea started to dream about “Metroid” all of a sudden). Long story short, the dream was a mix of my childhood memories, my hopes for a new “Metroid” game staring Samus Aran and clips here and there from different “Metroid” games throughout the years…. READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
From March 31 to April 2, Fan Expo Dallas was held in Texas, and there was some fantastic cosplay on show, from some tiny Lannisters to a giant Godzilla. Advertisement Mineralblu was there taking some photos and shooting a vid, which you can see below. If you want to see more, you can check out more pics at his Facebook page. Note: If you know/are any of the uncredited cosplayers, let me know and I can add you! Cosplay by Sharon Sams Chandler | Photo by Mineralblu READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
We’ve all been there. Your Fallout costume just isn’t sitting right. It needs alterations. So you head to the nearest tailor looking like a poor-man’s storm trooper only to get hounded by the police who think you’re carrying a bomb on your back. Advertisement That’s what happened to one cosplayer in Grande Prairie, Canada last Tuesday. While on his way to Lynn’s Alterations at Bell Tower Plaza carrying a New California Republic flag, calls from concerned residents altered police who then showed up to the tailor’s shop and used their vehicles for cover, treating the entire ordeal like a live bomb situation that might end in a shootout. “At least eight officers responded with their long guns drawn,” CBC News reported. Image credit: Kyle Martel/Facebook “He was observed going into a business, so the RCMP members were able to safely remove the staff members from the business,” said RCMP Corporal Shawn Graham. Advertisement While in the middle of doing measurements for the costume, the owner of Lynn’s Alterations, Hoa Huynh, was called by police and asked if he saw any wires on the man. When Huynh confirmed that he did, they told him to exit the shop out the back…
Here is some very good Overwatch cosplay, starring a Soldier 76 who leaves all the jokes and memes at the door and plays the character straight-up, pulling it off almost perfectly. Cosplay by Tentacle Creations. The Best Overwatch CosplayThe Best Overwatch CosplayThe Best Overwatch Cosplay Overwatch’s roster is a cosplayer’s dream, with pretty much every tone, shape and size accounted…Read more Read more Cosplay by Tentacle Creations | Photo by Kobaru Cosplay by Tentacle Creations | Photo by Kobaru Cosplay by Tentacle Creations | Photo by Kobaru Cosplay by Tentacle Creations | Photo by Kobaru Cosplay by Tentacle Creations | Photo by Kobaru Cosplay by Tentacle Creations | Photo by Kobaru Cosplay by Tentacle Creations | Photo by Kobaru Cosplay by Tentacle Creations | Photo by Kobaru Cosplay by Tentacle Creations | Photo by Kobaru Cosplay by Tentacle Creations | Photo by Kobaru Cosplay by Tentacle Creations | Photo by Christian Gschweng READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
These are grim times we are living through, but that doesn’t mean Landon Meier’s Hyperflesh—creators of terrifying rubber masks—can’t have some fun with them. You might have caught some of Hyperflesh’s ultra-realistic masks last year during the election. Here are a couple of news ones, shown off at Monsterpalooza. Advertisement Advertisement Amazing how an over-sized head, some gold chains and a goofy grin make three of the worst dudes on the planet look like a party. You can see more of Meier’s work at his website (you might have seen his baby masks in YouTube vids). READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
I know, Persona 5 is barely out in the West. But it’s been out in Japan for months, giving loads of locals—and some enterprising importers from overseas—more than enough time to come up with some outstanding cosplay. Advertisement I’ve shared some of the best of it below. A note if you’re playing and have only just started out, though: there are some group shots here that may or may not constitute spoilers, depending on how picky you are about the future composition of the Phantom Thieves, so be warned. Cosplay by Shiro | Photo by Novii READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Genderbent Overwatch cosplay is good. Doubly so when it is strong, like Zarya. Advertisement Cosplay by Thousand-Faces (with an assist on the armour and gun by Wulfgar Weapons), photos by Insomniac. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
As we’ve established, some of the best cosplay on the planet comes out of Russia, a point I’m only going to further emphasise today by sharing some of niamash’s work. Advertisement A cosplayer we’ve featured a few times before, mostly for her Witcher stuff, niamash has also done some incredible recreations of Bioware games, along with Dark Souls and Diablo. You can see more of niamash’s work at her DeviantArt page. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
A couple of weeks ago we got a fan request to do an interview with Sofía Staley (a cosplayer, Gamer and a hardcore SEGA/Doom fan). Well, guess what? I (Robin Ek, TGG) contacted Staley about one week ago, and she picked up on the idea of having me interview her. So we talked about everything from her SEGA fandom, cosplay, video game… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!
This is Nebulaluben—who in space-related cosplay circles also does a mean Destiny—as Mass Effect: Andromeda’s Peebee. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
This Dark Souls cosplay by Cosarmor & Props won top prize at the Emerald City Comic Con earlier this month with this Dragon Slayer Ornstein ensemble, and for good reason: it’s practically an actual suit of armour. Advertisement Cosarmor tells me the suit “is 100% scratch built using primarily heat-formed expanded PVC (Sintra/Komatex), and most of the detailing was done with Magic Sculpt epoxy putty”, while a small portion of the armor ncludes EVA foam and black Worbla. The costume also uses weathered aluminium chainmail, “wet-felted wool dreadlocks, weathered silk fabric, and over 100 neodymium magnets”. The helm’s visor is also able to lock in position, as well as be removed. As you can see, he won $1500 for his work! READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
PAX East went down in Boston over the weekend, and where there are crowds playing video games, there are cool people wearing cool costumes. Advertisement Photographer Dave Yang was there taking shots from the show floor, and was kind enough to share some of the photos he took. If you know/are any of the cosplayers below, let me know and I can add a credit! READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!