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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...

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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.
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Cosplay


Cosplay
Aug 19
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Cosplay.
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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
LASER TAG!

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. ...
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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...
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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...
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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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Deadpool does Fanime, and wins


He does it so hard, and almost gets done harder
May 31
// Abel Girmay
I have to admit that I'm not a huge fan of Deadpool. It's not that I dislike his humor or self-aware, fourth-wall breaking schtick. Rather, it's that I feel too few people can actually utilize said schtick into anything inte...
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9 minutes of the cosplay from MomoCon 2014


Bird Jesus!
May 30
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
You know the drill by now. When BeatDownBoogie makes a cosplay montage you stop what you're doing and enjoy the showcase. This time the gang went to MomoCon in Atlanta to see all the cosplay creations people came up with. Th...
Dugtrio photo
Dugtrio

Can you dig this sexy Dugtrio?


Yeah, you can
May 28
// Brett Makedonski
A wild Dugtrio appeared at FanimeCon this past weekend, and then started flexing all over the place. @Babylonian [Twitter]
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It's the best cosplay from Katsucon 2014


BOOKER! CATCH CATCH CATCH CATCH CATCH!
Feb 21
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Beat Down Boogie went to Katsucon 2014 and as always, have captured a ton of great cosplay on video. The usual mix is present. You got your Zelda cosplayers, a bunch of Master Chiefs, Mass Effect characters, and so on. My favorite moment is in the first part, with all those Elizabeths and Bookers from BioShock Infinite playing catch.
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Diablo III: Reaper of Souls fan art contest is on now


$9,000 in prizes, trip to Blizzard HQ
Feb 17
// Dale North
Are you an artist? And a Diablo fan? Well, you might be just the right person to get in on the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls fan art contest. They have more than $9,000 in prizes lined up, including a trip to Blizzard HQ to mee...
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The Metal Gear series brings out the best in cosplay


Look at my horse, my horse is amazing
Feb 16
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
First we were treated by cosplayer Kelly Jean's amazing Quiet recreation that was so good you had to do a double take to see which one was the real image. Now continuing the Metal Gear Solid V cosplay goodness is RBF, taking ...
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Loads of Comiket 85 cosplay galleries


Because there's nothing else going on today
Dec 30
// Dale North
There's nothing else going on this New Year's Eve eve so I thought I'd let you in on what I'm doing this morning. I've been looking at cosplay photos from this winter's otakufest, Comiket 85, which is running from D...
BlizzCon photo
BlizzCon

BlizzCon's 2013 Cosplay is in as fine a form as ever


A year later, a year better
Nov 12
// Abel Girmay
With the end of another major convention, comes the obligatory cosplay showcase video. In true fan form, the costumes continue to amaze. Cosplay stars Jessica Nigiri, Monika Lee, and Vanessa Vancleef also make an appearance....

Hideo Kojima asked for it and he has received

Nov 10 // Wesley Ruscher
Photos: Sebastian MatthewsCosplay: Kelly Jean
MGS V cosplay photo
There's nothing 'Quiet' about this MGS V cosplay
Back in September, Hideo Kojima tweeted that he was making Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's Quiet "more erotic" to entice cosplay. He shared designs of the character's backside and almost seemed to taunt ...

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Well this cosplay just won BlizzCon


Yeah that happened
Nov 08
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
So, remember that World of Warcraft episode of South Park? Well after all these years, someone did a cosplay based on the main antagonist from that episode. Simply amazing. Above photo comes curtosy of Chloe Dykstra. Here's another photo of the cosplay from GameFront.
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A cosplay montage video unlike any other


Will time-lapse be the new fad?
Nov 08
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Reader Rob, co-author of the book Cosplay Fever, sent us this cosplay video taken at London MCM Comic Con recently and it's unlike any other cosplay montage video we're used to. This video was created from 4500 still photogr...
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This Last of Us cosplay is making me feel funny


Anything goes when it's the end of the world
Nov 07
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Talk about Naughty Dogs, am I right?! ... I'm so sorry. Great cosplay, oh God Ahhhh [Reddit]
Halloween photo
Halloween

What are you going as this Halloween?


Show us your costumes!
Oct 31
// Mr Andy Dixon
Last year, I dressed up as Princess Peach for Halloween. I made the costume myself. I was SO. BEAUTIFUL. My brother-in-law made his own Mega Man costume, and my wife went as some dude from the Internet. They were... less beau...
NYCC cosplay photo
NYCC cosplay

These cosplayers are ready to kick some ass


Part two of our New York Comic-Con cosplay gallery
Oct 15
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Here's part two of our cosplay gallery from New York Comic-Con. Photographer Senen Llanos took these photos for us, and what you see in the gallery is a result of Senen emulating the film look to really make these cosplayers shine. Check out part one of our gallery here. What's your favorite outfit from the bunch?
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40 minutes of the world's biggest cosplay party


Dragon Con is the place to be
Oct 15
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Five days, three cameramen, and a ton of dancing equals Beat Down Boogie's epic 40 minutes of cosplay from Dragon Con 2013. There's been some cosplay montages from Beat Down Boogie already, but this one is the big one showcasing hundreds upon hundreds of amazing costumes. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the montage. Plus check out all the stills over on Beat Down's Facebook page.
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The best cosplay from Anime Weekend Atlanta 2013


Ski Free yeti!
Oct 09
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
It's not a proper convention unless the crew from Beat Down Boogie is there to capture all the action. I didn't even know Anime Weekend Atlanta was a thing until this, but I'm glad I do now as there was some pretty awesome c...
Cosplay photo
Cosplay

This Wind Waker cosplay will blow you away


It's dangerous to go alone
Oct 06
// Wesley Ruscher
Ahoy ye scurvy dogs! Have I got a special treat for you this week. To commemorate this weekend's retail launch of the phenomenal The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, I bring to you an exclusive Tetra and Medli cosplay...
Cosplay photo
Cosplay

The Force is strong with this cosplay


I'd play a Star Wars game starring Jaina Solo
Sep 28
// Wesley Ruscher
Knights of the Old Republic is easily one of the greatest Star Wars games ever conceived. It took all that we loved with the universe and harkened back on the classic feeling that was desperately void in the cinematic prequel...

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