As cosplay continues to explode in popularity, I feel like rounding up the "best" cosplay in the world for the year is a task that's almost impossible. But whatever, that's not going to stop me from trying.
2014 was a big year for cosplay, at least in terms of this site. We opened up our own cosplay sub-site. Me and Brian wrote a book about cosplay. And we featured more shots (and videos) on Kotaku than ever before, as cons across the world saw ever-increasing numbers of cosplayers in attendance, fuelled by a community that's about as friendly and welcoming as any you'll find on the internet (or, for that matter, in the real world).
Below, then, are my attempts at wrangling together a "best in 2014" collection. If you've found something truly amazing that we've missed or overlooked, drop it in the comments below and I'll take a look, see if it warrants inclusion!
PRINCE/CHAPELLE SHOW - Cosplay by Scumbag Dark Link
BIOSHOCK INFINITE - Cosplay by Angela Bermudez, photo by Andres Herrera
FAMILY GUY - Cosplay by Real Life Peter Griffin
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES - Cosplay by guimancreative.
FUTURAMA - By Frank Ippolito and Tested