It's time for Gamma Squad's Friday cosplay feature, spotlighting the best comic book related costuming from the cosplay community. We're again casting the spotlight onto those cosplayers who we think deserve special recognition for coming up with the best costumes, whatever the budget, and the photographers who capture them for posterity.
This week, we're turning our attentions to the special villainous theme that we've been promoting over past weeks, showing the very best of those nefarious and quite possibly criminal cosplayers who have submitted to our Flickr group, as well as submissions by our friends at The Superhero Costuming Forum.
So, feast your eyes on this crooked collection.
Kicking things off is this fantastically dapper take on one of comics' most memorable villains.
Does it count as cosplay, if only body paint is used? In this case we're prepared to make an exception for this classic X-villain, if only to award her bravery for walking around a con like that.
It's hard to look imposing when your costume includes pirate boots and pointy ears, but this menacing Black Adam manages it perfectly.
A nice action shot of this excellent cosplay of the Thunderbolts villain and Captain America's nemesis.
Catwoman might play with the angels in recent times, but we're happily proclaiming her a Batman foe to include this very excellent cosplay.
An Amazing Spider-foe, amazingly cosplayed.
This creepy cosplay of the recent addition to Batman's foes may have appeared on Gamma Squad before, but we need little encouragement to spotlight this great cosplay once more.
And from the macabre to someone slightly more glamorous, if just as deadly, in the shape of Selene, The Black Queen.
A trio of Wonder Woman villains admirably cosplayed by The Wiccy of The SCF and friends.
We can assume from this cosplay that the Red Skull was triumphant in claiming the Cosmic Cube in the earlier tussle.
Another trio of villains, this time Bat foes. Looking good and presumably carrying swag in that carrier bag.