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Metal Gear photo
Metal Gear

This Metal Gear Solid cosplay of Raiden is as real as it gets

That helmet
Oct 28
// Chris Carter
Famed cosplayer Masazi visited TGS recently with a really badass Raiden costume, but it was tough to get a good look at it. Now you can see the entire outfit in video form, hosted and directed by the Rescue the Princess YouTube channel. The attention to detail is insane, as the mask actually opens up on multiple levels. Hats off to Masazi for one of her best costumes yet.
Cosplay photo
Girls boys and beasts
There are so many good looking people at Tokyo Game Show that it's hard to focus on the more important six new seasonal varieties of Boss coffee that we haven't tried yet. Granted, these are professional cosplayers and booth ...

Adorably EroGigi photo
Adorably EroGigi

The best TGS swag I got was this creepy old man brochure (gallery)

Oyaji Girly aka Fatherly Girly Hunting
Sep 17
// Niero Desu
There's so much kawaii shit at TGS (and in Japan in general) that it sort of cancels itself out of the attention span. To reach the most jaded people you have to go further ... fatherly, even. To be honest, I have no idea wha...

Gallery: Our favorite cosplay from Comiket 88

Aug 16 // Kyle MacGregor
[Images via なんだかおもしろい, @M_Schmitt1, @7thpolaris, @Buffy_0926]
Comiket cosplay photo
Show us yours!
This weekend in Tokyo, roughly 550,000 people attended Comiket (Comic Market, if you're nasty), a biannual event where independent creators sell games, manga, and other items directly to the fans. It's also a hot spot for the...

Splatoon cosplay photo
Splatoon cosplay

Splatoon Squid Sisters cosplay staaaays fresh

'Hold on to your tentacles'
Aug 15
// Kyle MacGregor
Splatoon's "Squid Sisters" Callie and Marie (or Aori and Hotaru, as they're known in Japan) seem to be a big hit with the Comiket crowd, as there are more than a few pairs of cosplayers have been spotted wandering around this...
Comiket 88 photo
Comiket 88

This Chun-Li cosplay is fierce!

More like a spinning beard kick amirite?
Aug 15
// Kyle MacGregor
Comiket 88 is well underway and the cosplayers are out in force in and around the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition center, so you can expect more wonderful photographs like this throughout the weekend.
Birkin photo

Probably the best Resident Evil cosplay I've seen

Workin' Birkin
Aug 10
// Steven Hansen
How heavy is this? Is it painful? What if your nose itches? What if you have to piss? What if your have to poop? What if you have to piss and poop? This is some high level cosplay and dedication.
Cosplay photo

Jamie Lee Curtis cosplayed as Vega at EVO

Mom of the Year
Jul 19
// Kyle MacGregor
Cool mom (and actor) Jamie Lee Curtis attended EVO this weekend in Las Vegas, taking her Street Fighter fanatic son to the tournament to celebrate his recent high school graduation. Not only did they go, but the whole family ...
Tour de France photo
Tour de France

Mario, Luigi, and Wario invade the Tour de France

Step aside, Lance Armstrong
Jul 17
// Joe Parlock
Sport news?! On a videogame website?! Usually this is the sort of transgression me and my chubby little sportless legs would simply not allow, but for this one time I will make an exception purely because of how brilliant it ...
Anime Expo photo
Anime Expo

Check out all this cosplay from Anime Expo in 60 FPS

What is anime?
Jul 08
// Mike Cosimano
Cosplay videos are always challenging, especially when you're at a show where you don't recognize half the characters. I don't watch a whole lot of anime, but I wanted to see if I could make an interesting video nonetheless! ...
Baby costume photo
Baby costume

I hope this adorable Magikarp baby never evolves

Just the cutest
Jul 06
// Jordan Devore
This baby's costumed antics put a huge smile on my face. I hope you have the same reaction. It's basically the inverse of that (also great) beefcake Magikarp from last month.
Meow photo

Squid Now 2: Splatfest - A Splatoon avant-garde art film sequel

Splatfests change a kid
Jul 05
// Jed Whitaker
[Warning: The above video is not safe for life and features a large man only wearing booty shorts.] Splatoon's Splatfest may be over, with those bastard dogs winning via popularity when cats are clearly better, but that didn't stop me from making a sequel to the critically acclaimed avant-garde short film Squid Now. Eat your hearts out David Cage, David Lynch, and David Duchovny. 
Purrrrr-fect photo

This Fallout cosplay proves cats are better than dogs

That tiny Pip-Boy is so cute
Jul 02
// Jed Whitaker
The argument about whether cats are better than dogs has finally come to a close. Cats win. I mean, just take a look at these cats cosplaying as a character from Fallout -- how could you ever consider dogs better after seeing...
SDCC photo

Tomb Raider? I hardly even know her, and it's even harder to pick her out on account of all the Croft cosplayers at this SDCC event

When Steven writes headlines for me
Jun 29
// Brett Makedonski
San Diego Comic-Con is a breeding ground for cosplay. You'll find everything from the most amateur of outfits to the best professional-grade costumes. People really like to dress up like the things they really like. Microsof...
Cosplay photo

This Magikarp cosplay brings back wonderful memories

Take that, Fifty Shades
Jun 11
// Joe Parlock
Oh. Oh now this is the sort of stuff I like to see, Sev Cosplay. It reminds me of an important time in my life… The last time I ventured to Hoenn was a journey I will never forget. It was a long, lazy summer full of f...
Cosplay photo
Mama Mia!
Sexy Nintendo is inevitable. Some will try to fight it, or even mock it. In doing so, they are choosing to live on the wrong side of history. I know how they feel. I scoffed along with the rest of them back when the burgeoni...

Bayonetta earrings photo
Bayonetta earrings

Bring all the boys to the yard with Bayonetta's earrings

You don't even have to go to The Gates of Hell to get them
Jan 30
// Jason Faulkner
Koubutsuya is helping Bayonetta lovers make a fashion statement with these hot new earrings which are an exact replica of Cereza's. The company is known for its quality reproductions of anime items aimed at adults who desire ...
Cosplay photo

Half an hour of damn good cosplay at Dragon Con

That Borderlands face paint is uncanny
Nov 19
// Jordan Devore
Come for the pole-dancing Bigby Wolf cosplay (1:26), stay for the "Walk the Dinosaur" remix. The video's title is accurate -- "The Really Long Dragon Con 2014 Video," indeed -- but it's Beat Down Boogie. If I can make it thr...
Borderlands contest photo
Xbox 360 copy up for grabs
[Update: Contest over! Random winner is jondier. Thanks to all who participated! Those are some good looking costumes :)] Do you like dressing up for Halloween? I sure do! In fact, just a few years ago I went as Princess Peac...

The Dream of the 70s-90s is alive in Portland
If you live in the Pacific Northwest, perhaps you attended the fifth annual Portland Retro Gaming Expo which took place the weekend before last. If you didn't, well -- here's a lovely pile of photos that the talented Geoffrey...

Cosplay video photo
Cosplay video

Dragon Con probably has the best cosplay

Iron Man Totoro, DK & Diddy, boobs with googly eyes (idk), and more
Oct 08
// Steven Hansen
There's a guy here with such serious cosplay game that, dressed as Nicholson's Joker from Burton's Batman, he actually has three cosplay henchmen behind him. I don't think I could ask three friends to cosplay as my underlings. Maybe he paid them. 
TGS cosplay video photo
TGS cosplay video

TGS cosplay nailed Sora's goofy ass clown shoes

Adorbs Ico, ass-kicking Street Fighter, Metal Gear and plenty of other cool costumes
Oct 06
// Steven Hansen
Those Sora shoes at 30 seconds. The coolest, grossest thing. Also, we need some new filming techniques for cosplay videos beyond "slow mo, then drop the bass and spin around people a bunch." Where's the Citizen Kane of cosplay videos, you know?  Any of ya'll dressing up for Halloween? I'm going to be a joke. 
Dragon Con cosplay photo
Dragon Con cosplay

Here's our Dragon Con 2014 cosplay gallery

Those shades
Sep 06
// Jordan Devore
I doubt I'll ever attend Dragon Con, what with my inability to be in two places at once and PAX falling on the same weekend, but the cosplay photos and videos are always a treat. We were on the scene for another photo round-up. My favorites are Elsa with a lightsaber, the Bob's Burgers family, Dale & Tucker vs. Evil, blue Link, disco-ball Samus, and of course Groot.


Aug 19
// Hamza CTZ Aziz

Let's check out all the wonderful cosplay from SDCC 2014

San Diego Comic-Con!
Jul 30
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
San Diego Comic-Con is the biggest convention for all things geek in the world. A ton of cosplay happens at this show -- even celebrities cosplay! Mostly to hide from the public though.  But hey, here's a couple of mont...
LASER TAG! photo

Jessica Nigri's hosting a Borderlands laser tag match at SDCC

Go, or risk being a Zer0
Jul 23
// Brett Makedonski
San Diego Comic-Con has no shortage of special events to keep con-goers' schedules completely packed. Videogame publishers find the show a perfect opportunity to get their up-and-coming titles in front of a massive audience. ...

Luigi and his death stare takes on the cosplayers of Anime Expo 2014

Green shells for everyone!
Jul 08
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Cosplayer troller D Piddy hit up Anime Expo 2014 this past weekend, where he debuted his latest cosplay: Death Stare Luigi. Watch as Luigi rides around AX, throwing green shells at all the cosplayers. 
Heroes Con cosplay photo
Heroes Con cosplay

Everyone dressed as their favorite computer game & cartoon book characters for Heroes Con

Why does Spawn have a gun?
Jul 07
// Steven Hansen
I don't know half these characters, which is fine. I'm mostly perplexed as to why a bunch of these flamboyant, superhero-looking characters are carrying assault rifles. Why does Spawn need a gun? Lots of Deadpool takes, of c...

Colossalcon is a cosplay convention that takes place at a waterpark!

Animals, arcade, waterpark, oh my!
Jun 17
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
We've featured plenty of cosplay videos and pictures on Destructoid in the past, but this is the first time we're seeing a cosplay convention taking place at a freaking waterpark! Colossalcon takes place over in Ohio, and on...

All the wonderful cosplay from MCM London Comic Con 2014

Two videos!
Jun 07
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
MCM London Comic Con is the big convention for those in London, and we have TWO cosplay montages for you all to get a little taste of the great costumes that go on over there. The first video above is a slow motion take, wit...

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