Category Archives: Cosplay

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Star Wars / Disney Mashup Cosplay – Meet Snowbafett

10533836 342981385851236 7837391901194099574 o 683x1024 Star Wars / Disney Mashup Cosplay   Meet SnowbafettNow I’m on record (repeatedly) on the subject of just how lame a  character Boba Fett actually is. Third worst in the entire Star Wars universe isn’t hyperbole. That’s actually where I think he ranks. Fett has one thing and one thing only going for him. He looks pretty cool (in a 70s sort of way).

So Amber Arden’s costume (as photographed here by Estrada Photography) takes the one good thing about Fett and makes it massively cooler by combining it with a Disney Princess. Snow White to be specific.

Not only does she give the Mandalorean armor the correct color scheme, she’s even put a bow on the helmet! Though since she’s got a bow in her hair too that does seem a tad excessive.

Snowbafett is probably a better bounty hunter than Boba too.

Source: Facebook – Estrada Photography – Snowbafett

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Gender Switched Supernatural Cosplay – Death

spn fem death cosplay by shahanamikagi d7ptlqn 682x1024 Gender Switched Supernatural Cosplay   DeathThe TV Show Supernatural actually had one of the best humanoid incarnations of Death that I’ve seen in any visual media. A large part of that came down to the choice of Julian Richings to play the character. A combination of his gaunt features and the dry weary tones with which he delivered the lines made for a distinctive but entirely believable death.

Some of these elements are not things that can be easily captured in cosplay. Particularly when you pull a gender switch on the character.

ShahanaMikagi has done a great job here with the visuals of the character as presented in Supernatural. From the obvious ones like the cane and the clothing to the expression on her face in this photo. Having the shadow “wings” int he background is just the icing on the cake.

Source: Deviantart – SPN_Fem!Death Coslay

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LEGO Star Wars Cosplay – LEGO Boba Fett

photo 5 1 768x1024 LEGO Star Wars Cosplay   LEGO Boba FettHow about that for a geek triumvirate headline?

Yes this is a cosplay of the LEGO Star Wars minifigure of the galaxy’s least competent bounty hunter Boba Fett as lovingly created by CGS1 for his son. Even I think it’s really cool and I think Boba Fett is the third lamest character in Star Wars.

It’s probably the most convincing LEGO minifigure cosplay I’ve seen to date

Source: TheDentedHelmet – LEGO Boba Fett Costume

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Dungeons & Dragons Cosplay – Presto The Magician

presto  the magician   dungeons and dragons v by dashingtonylima d7pun9c Dungeons & Dragons Cosplay   Presto The MagicianI really like it when I see unusual cosplay. Either popular characters reinterpreted in a new way or more obscure characters brought to life.

Presto The Magician falls into that second category. I know some of you will remember the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon from the early 1980s but I think it’s fair to say we’re a minority at this point. It was a fun show though and I think above average for a kids cartoon.

Presto the Magician (yes called a magician rather than Magic User) was a well meaning but frequently ineffectual hero who’s magic basically consisted of pulling things from his hat. Anyway… it was a fun show.

Here DashingTonyLima does a solid bit of cosplay as Presto complete with looking for things in his hat.

Source: DeviantArt – Presto, The Magician – Dungeons and Dragons

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Doctor Who Cosplay – 10th Doctor and Martha Jones

fascinating screwdriver  doctor by isadorada d7orcyl 671x1024 Doctor Who Cosplay   10th Doctor and Martha JonesDavid Tennant’s Tenth Doctor shows Martha Jones his screwdriver in this cosplay and they both find it very interesting indeed. What? He does! They do!

Silliness aside, I like this cosplay it captures the characters without being too slavish to every tiny detail. It’s been well posed in a way that fits the two characters and the photograph is effectively composed. Unfortunately I often see what is good cosplay spoiled (for online presentation) by a poorly composed photograph.

Source: DeviantArt – Fascinating screwdriver

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How To Train Your Dragon Cosplay – Astrid Has A Big Axe

Astrid 683x1024 How To Train Your Dragon Cosplay   Astrid Has A Big AxeA very, very big axe in this cosplay by Tarah-Rex, photographed by Micktography.

I’d say this is more How To Train Your Dragon 2 Astrid, but either way the costume is great and the expression on her face perfect for the character.

I like the photograph too. My only quibble is the over-exposure of the sky which leads to her hair blending into it. I’m not sure if that was deliberate artistic intent, but I don’t care for it either way.

Source: Facebook – Micktography: Astrid

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DC Comics Cosplay – The Question

the question by strikeandhide d7ou9j1 DC Comics Cosplay   The QuestionYou don’t see too many people cosplaying as The Question. Perhaps it’s just because he is a comparatively obscure comics character. Or perhaps it’s because the costume is so basic. Beyond the “faceless” mask there’s not a lot to hang your costuming on really I guess.

But he is the inspiration for Rorschach after all and he had a pretty good run in his own comic at DC back in the late 80s. Since then… things have gotten a bit weirder. I was okay with Renee Montoya picking up the mantle, but the new 52 cosmic reboot leaves me shaking my head.

Here’ they’ve gone for the noir tone of the old series with some moody photography and exactly the sort of pose you might have seen on the covers.

Source: Deviantart – The Question by StrikeandHide