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!
Nier: Automata isn’t just a very good video game, its star 2B is also a big cosplay inspiration, across both images and now videos as well. Advertisement This is by CosplaySlayer. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Photographer EXPit captured these amazing costumes by the Zone Rats, a post-apocalyptic/LARP group out of the Czech Republic who take influence from everything from Fallout to Stalker. They’re part of a wider European “Postapo” scene, whose main event is the annual Junktown festival, where everyone in attendance parties like the world has already ended. They’re beautiful photos, but just check out the level of detail in these outfits. Every single thing, from the wear on their rags to the damage on their gear, has been accounted for. You can see more photos at EXPit’s Facebook page. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
It’s not often you see Neon Genesis cosplay without any plugsuits, but this beautiful shoot by Alive Alf shows that sometimes wandering away from the expected can be the best approach. Cosplay is by Stella Chuu and Mrdustinn. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
With Breath of the Wild being, you know, a pretty OK video game, not to mention a Zelda game with cool character design, it’s probably safe to assume that 2017 is going to be full of killer Link and Zelda cosplay. So let’s get started on that. This is Holly Wolf as Breath of the Wild’s Zelda, with photos by Paul Hillier and Novii. The videos, meanwhile, are by Henchmen Studios and Chilltop Creative. Advertisement Advertisement Love how she brought along a Sheikah Slate. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Blizzard, if you ever need a live-action Tracer for an Overwatch commercial, here’s your girl. Advertisement This is Hoteshi, a cosplayer from Russia, and almost everything about this Tracer is 100%, from the hair to the thick jacket to the armour to (a lot of people get this wrong!) a proper Union Jack on her shoulder. You can see more of Hoteshi’s cosplay at her DA page. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Sean Spicer wasn’t there this year, mercifully, but there were still a lot more conventional things of note to be found at this year’s Katsucon. Namely, a ton of A++++ cosplay from folks from not only across the United States, but around the world. While we’ve already seen a bit of Katsucon, there are around 15,000 people heading there every year, so there’s a lot more to the show than some Overwatch underwear. Advertisement Advertisement Below you’ll find a selection of images and videos taken at the show by Mineralblu. As a bonus, here’s another excellent couple of videos from the show, courtesy of Rescue the Princess!: READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Katsucon, the first big cosplay show of 2017, was held last week, and amongst all the other cool stuff on display was a collection of Overwatch cosplayers wearing, well, not very much at all. Advertisement They were part of a group effort known as Underwatch, which was the brainchild of cosplay superstar Stella Chuu. Inspired by voyeur-style boudoir photography, and a love for Overwatch cosplay itself, Underwatch got its start when Chuu was streaming games on Twitch one day and started doodling images of Overwatch characters wearing fancy underpants. She’d soon made designs for every hero in the game, and after showing her friends in the cosplay scene a group of them decided to get to work and bring the designs to life, with the goal of meeting up at Katsucon in 2017. Some of Stella Chuu’s original design sketches for Underwatch. Underwatch wasn’t a competition, so there weren’t any rules on who was coming dressed as who, which is why some folks came as the same character (you’ll notice a lot of Zaryas), and others made optional (and in those cases wonderful) adjustments to the original READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
So, turns out Horizon: Zero Dawn, despite its stupid name, is a good video game. A very good video game. Which means we can expect 2017 to be a year full of Horizon: Zero Dawn cosplay. Fine by me. The game’s star, Aloy, looks great, with her mix of ancient hunting gear, sci-fi relics and Celtic warrior gear, so the more cosplay the better. Advertisement Advertisement Cosplay by illyne, photos by Micheal Dominguez. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
A lot of the best cosplay photos on this site come from conventions, but many of you will never have actually been to one. So here, let this guided tour of the grounds of the recent Katsucon by Felix Wong act as the next best thing. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Hmmmmmmmmm. Advertisement This is some A++ Dark Souls cosplay by Durp0012. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
2017’s cosplay convention calendar has kicked off with PAX South, which was held in San Antonio between January 27-29. There was some real good stuff on show. Advertisement Mineralblu was there taking both photos and video, and has shared some of the best shots here for us to take a look at. You can see more at his site. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Cosplay by Ginny Di | Photo by Josh Randall Kotaku cosplay regular Ginny Di returns here with a super cool tribute to Gil Elvgren’s iconic pin-up art, giving the 20th century illustrations a Harry Potter twist. Photos by Josh Randall. You can see more of Ginny’s cosplay at her Facebook page. Cosplay by Ginny Di | Photo by Josh Randall Cosplay by Ginny Di | Photo by Josh Randall Cosplay by Ginny Di | Photo by Josh Randall Cosplay by Ginny Di | Photo by Josh Randall Cosplay by Ginny Di | Photo by Josh Randall READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!