While the traditional idea of building cosplay invokes the image of one or two people toiling away on an outfit, Henchmen Studios work on an almost industrial scale, drawing on the talents of massive teams to produce work so good that they’re often hired by Blizzard to help debut Overwatch characters.
Fan Expo Dallas ran from April 6-8 at the Dallas Convention Center, and in addition to a surprisingly huge list of star attendees there was also loads of amazing cosplay present as well.
Paying homage to the series’ Vanity Fair covers, this shoot by Miramay and photographer Alexandra Lee is an absolutely stunning example of Star Wars cosplay.
The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, or C2E2, was held between April 6-8 and The Portrait Dude was in attendance taking shots of some of the best cosplay.
Cosplayer Mosuke has recently uploaded a comparison in which she’s attempted to recreate the facial expressions of Golden Kamuy’s Asirpa.
Last year, Kotaku profiled Japanese cosplayer Takaya. His creations aren’t only clever, but also super cheap. He’s been showing off his creative process.
Cosplayers of League of Legends’ Kindred (Lamb on the left, Wolf on the right) make their slow, spooky way across a skywalk at PAX East 2018.
Henchmen Studios have once again performed wonders with a new Overwatch character, building a suit for cosplayer Moosefix that looks like it jumped straight out of the game and straight into PAX East.
Anime Matsuri was held last weekend in Houston for the 12th year running, with over 30,000 people coming along for anime, games, art and, yeah, cosplay.
CosXPo is a nerd con that was held in Reading, England at the end of March, and unlike most other shows, cosplay wasn’t just something on the menu: it was the entire point of the convention.
Haviong only just finished up the Emerald City Comic Con, Seattle got its second big nerd show in a month over Easter, with Sakura-Con being held at the Washington State Convention Center.
This is a series called Cosplayers Getting Coffee, where cosplayers who are neither Jerry Seinfeld or are driving cars hang out, drink coffee and talk about their craft.
This cosplay by Oh My Sophii is called “Apocalypse Princess Peach”, but there’s definitely some Borderlands influence here as well.
This is Shigeru Ishiba. He was previously Japan’s Minister of Defense. But here he is dressed as Majin Buu from Dragon Ball.
Today, Shin Den Ai: Nani ga Hoshii no? will be released on the Nintendo Switch in Japan. The download stars fetish cosplayer and model Eri Kitami. The app was apparently denied release on iOS, but it looks like Nintendo is happy to take it!
Cap for Kids are a group of cosplayers who travel the country dressed as characters like Black Widow, Hawkeye and Captain America. Where most would simply be doing this for fun, they’re doing it with something else in mind: helping sick kids, and the families who are caring for them.
Wondercon ran from March 24-26 at the Anaheim Convention Centre, and yes, there was some very good cosplay on display.
This is Sorairo-Days as Breath of the Wild’s Princess Mipha.
This is Ginny Di and Going Postale with a very convincing Game of Thrones sister act.