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Bellatrix Aiden sure nailed her super sexy cosplay of Baiken from Guilty Gear

I’m going to admit right away that I haven’t played all that many “Guilty Gear” titles throughout the years. However, to my defense, in Sweden the series has been somewhat of a niche kind of thing for the hardcore fighting fans (in my case, I grew up playing “Tekken”, “Street Fighter”, “Mortal Kombat” and “Virtua fighter”). I don’t know why… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

Last Of Us Cosplay Went To Chernobyl To Get The Apocalypse Just Right

When Maul isn’t busy being the best damn Witcher cosplayer on the planet, he’s got time to do some stunning Last of Us work. Oh, and head into the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone so that the location could look as post-human and apocalyptic as possible. Before you ask, yes, visitors and tourists can be granted brief access to the zone. The video above, and the incredible photos below, were all shot by eosAndy. Cosplay by Maul | Photo by eosAndy Cosplay by Maul | Photo by eosAndy Cosplay by Maul | Photo by eosAndy Cosplay by Maul | Photo by eosAndy Cosplay by Maul | Photo by eosAndy Cosplay by Maul | Photo by eosAndy Cosplay by Maul | Photo by eosAndy Cosplay by Maul | Photo by eosAndy Cosplay by Maul | Photo by eosAndy Cosplay by Maul | Photo by eosAndy Cosplay by Maul | Photo by eosAndy Cosplay by Maul | Photo by eosAndy Cosplay by Maul | Photo by eosAndy Cosplay by Maul | Photo by eosAndy Cosplay by Maul | Photo by eosAndy READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Anime Hit Your Name Makes Cosplay Easy

If you are looking for outfits for a Your Name cosplay (or ways to express Your Name fandom), look no further! Bandai is releasing the real-life version of sleep shirt Mitsuha worn in the film. Priced at 6,804 yen ($61), it will be released in Japan this August.  Or you could get the jacket Taki wore. It’s 25,920 yen ($233) and will also be released this August in Japan.  No word on international releases for either.  READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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The Great Cosplay Pool Party

GIF Every June, without fail, the tropical surrounds of the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio play host to Colossalcon, and some of the best cosplay of the year. Some Of 2016’s Best Cosplay Was At Colossalcon Sandusky, Ohio may not be the first location that leaps to mind when it comes to world-beating… Read more Why Ohio, of all places? It’s got something to do with the fact Colossalcon combines thousands of cosplayers, a swimming pool, expensive cameras and the first days of Summer. And, in this year’s case, some baby sloths. Advertisement 2017 continues this fine tradition, and you can check out the best cosplay on show at Colossalcon in this music video and gallery shot by Mineralblu. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Black Panther's Costumes Are a Godsend to Black Cosplayers

Marvel One of the most striking things we learned about Black Panther from the teaser trailer that dropped over the weekend is just how vibrant the movie’s costumes are going to be, especially compared to the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The people of Wakanda, the Dora Milaje, even Erik Killmonger are all set to look absolutely fantastic in the movie. More importantly, though, Black Panther’s aesthetics are going to prove to be a treasure trove for the black cosplaying community. For many black comics fans, cosplaying at conventions can be difficult a difficult and at times alienating experience for a variety of different reasons. For starters, there are the people who question the “authenticity” of a person’s cosplay because of the color of their skin. Even more annoyingly, there are folks who insist that a cosplayer is dressed up as the “black version” of a well-known character rather than just the character themselves. The Struggles And Triumphs Of Black Cosplay Cosplay has always prided itself on its ability to transform fans into their heroes, wherever and… Read more All of that aside, there’s always the undeniable fact that there just aren’t as many well-known black superheroes that have…

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May The Ciri Cosplay Never End

The Witcher 3 is still the best. Ciri is still the best. As long as those two things hold true—and they may hold true forever—then good Ciri cosplay is always welcome here. And this is some real good Ciri cosplay. Everything* In The Witcher 3, Ranked Many things happen over the course of your adventures in The Witcher 3. Some are forgettable. Most… Read more This is cosplayer Alena Shvidkaya from Belarus, getting not just the outfit 100%, but the location as well. Photos by aKami777. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Calibrate Yourself For Some Garrus Cosplay

Andromeda be damned, people still seem to prefer cosplaying as the original Mass Effect characters. Garrus especially. Garrus Cosplay Is The Perfect Mass Effect Tribute I’ve seen some quality Garrus cosplay in my time, but never something this damn impressive. Read more Cosplay by Kevin Martell, mask sculpt by Julianne Ramanujam, photos by Jonathan Ramanujam. Luke Plunkett is a Contributing Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Mariah Mallad just made a really sexy swimsuit cosplay of Mei from “Overwatch”

I know that I have written plenty of cosplay articles in the past (and the same can also be said about interviews). However, I haven’t exactly written all that much about thick cosplayers (aka “plus-size” models). I guess that’s also the reason why people have told me that it would be nice if I could bring up some plus-size cosplayers… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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Lara Croft Cosplayer Poses With Actual, Giant Bear

I once did a cosplay photoshoot where I had to pose partially submerged in water in the middle of winter. I thought that was dedication. I was wrong — this Russian cosplayer has diced with the giant, furry jaws of death itself to get the perfect photo, shooting her Lara Croft cosplay with an actual, real life bear. The cosplayer is Captain Irachka, who worked with photographer Irina Pirogova to get these perfectly fear-inducing shots. Irina is well-known for her shots of beautiful women posing with various dangerous carnivores such as bears, wolves and foxes, so this shoot is well within her ballpark. The bear himself is a bit of a celebrity — his name is Stepan, and he pops up occasionally in the news for being fully domesticated and living with his two adoptive human parents — and occasionally officiating at weddings. Advertisement In fact, Stepan is so used to modelling with lovely women that the caption above suggests he was confused when his co-star was trying to crawl away from him, rather than asking for kisses. Of course, not all bears are like Stepan and we don’t recommend trying READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Incredible Lucio Cosplay Will Get You Healed Up

Image: Sabretooth Photography Here’s Neverending Dreamz with the best damn Lucio cosplay you’ve ever seen (or heard). That music you hear in the video below isn’t coming from the con; it’s coming from the gun, which is an 8-inch subwoofer with two 4-inch speakers on either side. It plays music from his phone, and both the gun and lighting (which is synced to the beat) are powered by a battery he carries around. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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How To Cosplay When Your Guns Are Banned

There was a potentially serious event at the Phoenix Comicon over the weekend that saw prop weapons banned from the showroom floor. Which would wreck your cosplay plans if, like these guys, you couldn’t improvise. Up top is Amorong and her husband looking great as D.Va and Soldier 76 from Overwatch. That cardboard might not look like a gun, but it gets the point across. They weren’t the only ones trying to find workarounds to the emergency policy, implemented after an attendee targeting Green Power Ranger Jason David Frank was arrested carrying firearms and knives. Here’s another sign: Sadly, both signs (Overwatch & Spongebob) were confiscated by event staff because, being substitute props making light of the prop ban, they were themselves considered props. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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It Cosplay. Sweet Dreams.

Here’s Stoosh with something you don’t see every day: clown cosplay. Specifically, Pennywise from Stephen King’s It. It’s the new Pennywise, not Tim Curry’s immortal version, which I’m kinda glad for, because the 1990 clown with this photography might have been a bit too much. We’ve featured Stoosh here before for his awesome, reimagined Mega Man costume. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Armed Man Arrested At Phoenix Comicon After Threatening Police

A man who is alleged to have been threatening local police has been arrested at Phoenix Comicon after reports say he was found to be walking the con floor with four firearms and “several knives.” As USA Today report, the 30 year-old man had been taking photos of police and posting them alongside threats on social media, and when located on the floor of the Phoenix Convention Center was in possession of “three handguns and one shotgun, along with the knives.” A spokeswoman says the man “intended to harm Phoenix police”. Advertisement Azcentral report that an “associate” of the man first alerted authorities to his behaviour. As a result of his arrest, prop weapons have been banned for the remainder of the con, and there will be “additional screening procedures” in place for attendees. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Ann Takamaki

Fiona Nova just created a super sexy and epic cosplay of Ann Takamaki from “Persona 5”

I (Robin Ek, TGG) might just be one of the few in the world that hasn’t had the pleasure to play “Persona 5” just yet (don’t miss out on Jay’s PS4 review for “Persona 5”!). Nevertheless, I have indeed played segments of the previous games in the series. Furthermore, I have most definitely spotted a lot of cool P5 videos, drawings,… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!