Cosplay is a great outlet for fans to show off their awesome self-made costumes, beautiful craftsmanship, and the love for their favorite fictional characters. There is an entire spectrum of the art of cosplay, from alluring beauty and huge robots to anime and movie stars.
For the love of art and cosplay, we are featuring some of the most amazing cosplayers in all their glory. You can tell that all of the cosplays featured here took a lot of time and devotion to complete.
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Everything here is amazing – the lighting, the pose and the spidey suit. This shot capture the realism of the film quite nicely.
Fantastic portrait. I like this classic patriotic uniform of Captain America better than his new uniform on Winter Soldier.
Source: Rot Schwarze
Micawber did a marvelous job at portraying Black Widow. And she slightly resembles Scarlett Johansson on this angle.
That movie-accurate facial expression and pose of the cosplayer is well-suited to the character.
By Odin’s beard, Dusty Surfer nailed it! He came close to being the God of Thunder. Check out that Mjolnir too.
Source: Dusty Surfer
Loki from Thor
Detailed down to the facial structure, this guy looks just like Tom Hiddleston in his Loki costume.
Source: Lane Devlin
Incredible Hulk from Montreal Comiccon 2012
This is how Hulk look like in real life. Incredible indeed! This is not a statue or painted human body. Its a suit by an unkown cosplayer from Montreal Comiccon.
Hulkbuster from Avengers: Age of Ultron
Made by Filipino cosplayer, Pablo Bairan, this Hulkbuster will make its first appearance in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’. Other than the scale, everything looks like film quality. And yes, there’s a person inside.
Source: Comic Book Resources
Hugh Jackman’s portrayal of Wolverine is hard to copy but this guy killed it without even wearing a costume.
Mystique from X-Men
Big props to Charlotte Clark’s makeup skills in transforming Meluxine into a beautiful Mystique. Those repeating scale patterns actually look attractive and organic. That’s not easy!
Gambit from X-Men
Akaius’ cosplay of Gambit is just impressive. The whole costume and card props are well made and accurately depict Gambit’s special powers.
QuickSilver from X-Men: Days of Future Past
Josh Atb Gahstly does QuickSilver justice with this replication. Also, the remarkable resemblance to Evan Peters surely helps.
Source: Carlos Adama
Superman from Man of Steel
Ok, he may not have the face nor body of Henry Cavill but his suit is perfect. His Superman suit is well detailed, from its textured, chainmail-esque design to the boots and flowing cape.
Source: David Arran
Rainfall Films produced a great looking short film about Wonder Woman with Rileah Vanderbilt as Diana of Themyscira. I think she fits the bill better than Gal Gatot.
Source: Rileah Vanderbilt
Batman from The Dark Knight
In the endless ocean that is Batman cosplay, this is the one that we deserve. At least to look and marvel at.
Catwoman from The Dark Knight
Looks like a scene from The Dark Knight. I really like that they went for the modern Catwoman suit.
Source: Mikey Andersson Photography
Elsa from Frozen
Wearing the glamorous gown, glittery blue shoes, long braided blonde hair and complete with additional background effect, Angelina Goncharova captures the magic of Frozen.
Source: Angelina Goncharova
RoboCop was updated into a new and more advanced RoboCop 3.0. Andrea Starchild gave special attention to reconstruct his all black and tactical armor, combining it with few different shades of black to bring out its distinctive sense of presence.
Source: Andrea Starchild
S-Lancaster in her black, christening gown with picturesque drape and famous curved horns. Her appearance, look and feel definitely resembles the Maleficent that we know. I mean, just look at that crow!
Groot from Guardians Of The Galaxy
Groot is one of the most strangest characters Marvel has ever created on film. Daniel Ramos took on the challenge of bringing this character to life. He took a total of nine days to create this costume and even had to use under armor long johns of sorts for comfort.
Source: Daniel Ramos
Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story
Buzz Lightyear is one of the most memorable Pixar characters and this particular cosplayer does the most accurate renditions of Buzz that I’ve seen so far.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Cowabunga! These guys definitely deserve a pizza!
Source: Jake Montalvo
Gandalf from The Hobbits and Lords of the Ring
This Gandalf the Grey cosplay came out looking like a movie still.
Princess Merida from Brave
YunaDaKilla looks astoundingly similar to Princess Merida of Disney’s film, Brave. With her beautiful fiery red curls and lavish gown, she captures the enchanting image of this determined princess.
Wyldstyle and Emmet from Lego Movie
These huge LEGO costumes are not made by a fan. They are marketing figures, but that didn’t stop them from making it realistic.
Captain Jack Sparrow
Slava Grebenkin was born to impersonate Johnny Depp, I mean Jack Sparrow. Looks almost like the real thing!
Source: Slava Grebenkin
Ariel from The Little Mermaid
Lisa Lou is not only the creator and model of this popular mermaid outfit, but is also a big fan of Ariel (if you didn’t get that already). This talented lady spent many hours working on this intricate costume from scratch.
Source: Martin Wong
Optimus Prime from Transformers
Woah! Did Optimus Prime just walked out of the theater? This guy takes cosplaying to an out-of-this-world level.
Jules & Vincent from Pulp Fiction
Elliott Branch’s cosplay of Samuel Jackson is so on point and Dave Colbert even has that smug, squinting look of John Travolta. Tarantino must have missed these two perfect stunt doubles.
Redeemed Riven from League of Legends
Not only did this cosplay by Christina Sims aka ZerinaX come out looking splendid, she is also a very talented costume maker.
Salvaged Confederate Adjutant from Starcraft 2
Is someone actually inside this costume? This is good enough to be in a Blizzard commercial.
Source: Avery Faeth
Dante from Devil May Cry 3
From the design of Dante’s jacket to the beautiful details on his weapons, his hair and eyes, everything is amazingly crafted. Plus, having that face and body makes Leon Chiro the real-life version of Dante.
Source: Leon Chiro
Judge Gabranth from Final Fantasy XII
The level of detail and accuracy within this cosplay is amazing. It’s hard to believe that the armor is all hand made.
Phantom Assassin from Dota 2
QTCosplay is wonderful cosplayer and had played many other fantasy characters. The attention to detail is excellent on this one.
Juliet Starling from Lollipop Chainsaw
Jessica Nigri is probably the most famous cosplayer in the US. She portrays Juliet Starling very well here.
Raiden from Metal Gear Rising
This image almost looks like a 3D render. Love the pose and lighting in this shot.
Harley Quinn from Batman: Arkham City
This is the new costume of Harley Quinn from the popular video game, Batman arkham Asylum. Quinn’s character is a violent felon whose only motivation is to please Joker. I hope DC Comics has added her to their future films.
Source: Adam Patrick Murray
Night Elf Druid from World Of Warcraft
German cosplayer, Svetlana, really loves making detailed armored costumes from video games. Most of her creations are epic art masterpieces. Here’s one of them.
Daedric Armor from Skyrim
This is pure badass. I’ve seen many Daedric costumes and this is the best one.
Source: Olimpia Shiva
Enira Queen of Banshee from Lineage II
I’m not familiar with Lineage II, but the magnificent gown, makeup and that spooky skeleton make this great.
Source: Yaya Han
Elise from League of Legends
Looking scary and deadly, the quality of Issabel’s costume is mind blowing! The entire costume is just flawless.
Lara Croft from Tomb Raider Reborn
It looks so real with the dramatic pose and chosen environment. It perfectly matches the Tomb Raider’s new look.
All I can say is everything on this photo is spot on! For this movie to succeed it needs an R-rating to stay true to the character. Let’s hope they give us the Deadpool we all know and love and have been waiting to see on the big screen.
Naruto Uzumaki by Twin Fools
I’m not usually a fan of Naruto cosplay since it’s so overdone, but this one is outstanding!
Source: Twin Fools
Brandon Heat from GunGrave
The craftsmanship on Brandon Heat costume is incredibly acurate and the weapon props are phenomenal. MEG fully represents the protagonist from GunGrave.
Super Sayian Goku from Dragon Ball
My favorite Goku cosplayer hands down! Yeah, someone finally styles Goku’s wigs perfectly.
This is a beautiful shot with the costume and the gorgeous background setting. I’m thinking it’s a bullseye for Jonathan.
Source: Jonathan Duran
The nice choice of fabric for this modern Flash costume complete with this action pose makes this interpretation of The Flash terrific. Adding some trailing effect to this shot just makes it better.
Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones
ADJalbert is lucky to sit on the Iron Throne with her stunning Daenerys costume. This happen at the all-day marathon of Game of Thrones event in Vancouver.
Walter White from Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad’s Walter White has become one of the most famous anti-heroes in television history. Carlo Orlandi shows no half measures with his Heisenberg outfit.
Source: Carlo Orlandi
All of them are good enough to be cast in a movie or in video game posters but which are your favorites? Do you cosplay? Why or why not? We’d love to hear your thoughts