Toward the end of Games Com this past week in Germany, there was a cosplay contest for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Naoki Yoshida, the game’s director, helped judge it. “Step on me, please,” he told the winner.
Photographer Andrew Boyle has been going to the New York Comic Con for years, and has decided to do something with the hundreds of images he’s taken of cosplayers over that time: put them in a very fancy coffee table book.
Earlier this year, at the MCM London Comic Con, there was a dedicated showcase just for League of Legends cosplayers. It was real good.
Here’s Norwegian cosplayer CryoCanine with one heck of a Skull Sniper (from Metal Gear Solid V) cosplay.
Harrison Krix from Volpin Props went out and made a replica bow from Horizon: Zero Dawn that looks (and more importantly moves) as close to the game’s actual model as you’re ever going to get.
Otakon was held in DC over the weekend, with around 30,000 fans making the trip to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the first time Otakon has taken place outside Baltimore for over a decade. There were many cosplayers there.
Today the summer Comic Market gets underway at Tokyo Big Sight. Where there are comics, there are cosplayers, and you can bet the bi-annual Comiket is crawling with those.
Dimitri Zaitsev wondered what it’d look like if you mixed the dystopian worlds of Fallout and Judge Dredd. So he put together this incredible outfit to find out.
This is Tornado Yoshida. He recently appeared in costume at this year’s World Cosplay Summit in Nagoya, twirling pistols and all.
Team China won its first World Cosplay Summit championship with an impressive Blood: The Last Vampire performance.
The mayor of Nagoya and the governor of Aichi Prefecture both recently suited up as famous anime characters. This was not a first.
Since camping is such an important part of Final Fantasy XV, it’s cool that this team of cosplayers decided the best way to recreate the game was to get out into the wilds or Arizona and shoot on one of only two nights of the year that the Milky Way is visible to the naked eye.
Comic Con is, of course, the biggest nerd show on the planet, which means there was a lot of A+ cosplay on show. Too much to capture in one set of videos and photos, but hey, that’s not going to stop us from trying.