We are Geeks. Geeks Love Cosplay. We love cosplay. You do too. Don’t lie, when you see awesome outfits you geek out on them and daydream about how fun that would be. We know you too well haha. Today we have rounded up some of the most spectacular, beautiful and the most well played cosplayer costumes. These range from just freaking badass, to epic, and then back to super sexy. A lot of these are anime and video game characters, even all the way back to the old school genesis era with a Final Fight Costume! Hope these costumes inspire you to either do something awesome with a costume at a convention, or maybe draw up a costume or something you would want to rock at halloween. Whatever it is, I hope these inspire you to be creative, and enjoy yourself!
What is Cosplay?
It is basically dressing up, as your favorite character in any type of game, anime, comic book, etc. Usually associated with going to conventions like comicon or E3 or what have you. But I know you guys want the technical definition so….
Wikipedia! Teach our Audience! Wikipedia says that cosplay is:
Cosplay (コスプレ kosupure?), short for “costume play”, is a type of performance art in which participants don costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea. Cosplayers often interact to create a subculture centred around role play. A broader use of the term “cosplay” applies to any costumed role play in venues apart from the stage, regardless of the cultural context.
Favorite sources include manga and anime, comic books, video games and films. Any entity from the real or virtual world that lends itself to dramatic interpretation may be taken up as a subject. Inanimate objects are given anthropomorphic forms and it is not unusual to see genders switched, with women playing male roles and vice versa. There is also a subset of cosplay culture centered around sex appeal, with cosplayers specifically choosing characters that are known for their attractiveness and/or revealing (even explicit) costumes.
How To Cosplay?
Anyone can cosplay! It isn’t always as easy as it looks though, some of these costumes are really expensive, or impossible to find – a lot of them are custom made. It is well worth the effort however, when hanging out in your awesome outfit on the street or at a convention. A common myth is that cosplaying is just for anime conventions, but you can actually cosplay anyone, even your favorite band member or celebrity. It is mostly about expressing yourself, and having fun!
Anyway, Dive into the list of epic cosplay costumes!
Well That’s Just Prime.
Epic Giant Ogre is Epic!
Ryu from Street Fighter! FTW!
Sakura from Street Fighter!
Cammy from Street Fighter! hotttt
Best. Dhalsim. Ever.
Simply an amazing Costume. I want.
Hottest Costume Everrrrrr
Awesome Assassins Creed Cosplay!
Poison from Final Fight!
Now that is old school gaming hotness
Darth Mother F**Kin VADER!
Naruto! Love anime
Devil May Cry! So awesome.
Always loved the DMC Sword & Jacket
Love anything Metal Gear Solid.
Acid Venus from Metal Gear Solid – this is so amazing.
Meryl from Metal Gear Solid!
Awesome Bleach Outfits in this scene!
These FireFall Costumes are Truly Epic.
Epic Suit of Armor! Want!!!
Big Boss aka Naked Snake!
Cloud from Final Fantasy!
Love team fortress, that is an awesome soldier!
This is easily my favorite, – its a real life wearable armor suit replica of War Machine. So Epic.
Alucard! Castlevania Symphony of the Night! ERhhmmegherdddd
Best Diablo III Cosplay So Far. Hot.