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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...
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 ...
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...
[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...


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...
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. 
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. 
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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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...
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. ...
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. 
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
A wild Dugtrio appeared at FanimeCon this past weekend, and then started flexing all over the place. @Babylonian [Twitter]
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.
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...
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 ...
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...
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....
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 ...
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.
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...
Talk about Naughty Dogs, am I right?! ... I'm so sorry. Great cosplay, oh God Ahhhh [Reddit]
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...
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?
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.
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...
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...
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...
Being a Japanese trade show, there are plenty of mascots running around the Tokyo Game Show floor this week. We've put together a photo gallery of some of the better ones from today, the first business show day. Several are i...
PAX always happens the same weekend of Dragon Con, but it's like I never missed the massive cosplay showcase thanks to the folks at Beat Down Boogie. This is just part one of many showing off the many wonderful displays of c...
I knew Dragon Con was going to feature the world's best cosplayers, but I still can't help but be surprised at how great all the costumes on display were. This is just going to be one of many cosplay video montages to come o...
A lot of people seemed to like the videogame themed Dragon Con roundups for Friday and Saturday, so here's one more from Matt Zeher that encompasses Saturday night and all day Sunday. There's some Mortal Kombat, GI Joe, and Marvel in there, as well as a few Fallout photoshoot shots. My favorites are the Hotline Miami group cosplay, and the simple, yet fun concept of Portal Link.
Matt Zeher is back with another killer Dragon Con cosplay roundup. This time there's a ton of pictures from Friday night that weren't in the last roundup, as well as the gigantic parade that took place Saturday morning. ...
Wow! What a difference a day makes. Don't get me wrong, there was more than enough crazy costumes the first two days, but Saturday's display of cosplay at Dragon Con was simply breath taking. From beginning to the day's end a...
Wesley shared his top notch cosplay pictures earlier today, but compliments of Matt Zeher, we have some more pictures that simply must be seen. Among the highlights are a Marvel and DC photoshoot with special guest George Per...