A Compendium of Cool Comics Cosplay: February 3rd

It’s time once again for our Friday comic book cosplay feature, spotlighting the best superhero (and villain) related costuming from the cosplay community.  We’re 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.
Gamma Squad is committed to giving a voice to the cosplay community that thrives in groups like our friends at TheSuperheroCostumingForum.com. Each week we spotlight our favorite costumes and each month we host a cosplay contest. We’ll be picking a theme for each month and inviting cosplayers, costumers and photographers to submit related pictures of their work to our Flickr group to be considered. We’ll then pick our top choices and post them on Gamma Squad for the adoration of all.
The theme for the upcoming month is:

  • Super Villains and Diabolical Foes

For now, enjoy this week’s selection!

Super-Adaptoid cosplay by TheApeOfJape of The Superhero Costuming Forum. Source: The SCF

A classic Avengers villain gets an equally classic cosplay treatment. Impressive stuff!

 Poison Ivy by corri. Photo by John Harrison. Source: Deviantart

Some classy Poison Ivy cosplay further enhanced by setting and photography. 

 Psylocke cosplay by Silver Faction of The Superhero Costuming Forum. Source: The SCF

Silver may have decided to tackle a less well-known version of Psylocke, but the Outback era’s never looked so good.

Hellboy Cosplay at Emerald City Comic-Con 2011. Photo by MCAllinder. Source: Flickr

Fantastic looking cosplay of Mike Mignola’s most famous creation.

 Lady Deathstrike cosplay by dreamerl85. Photo by Digital Asylum. Source: Deviantart

Impressive cosplay of one of the X-men’s enduring foes, brought vividly to life.

 JLU Huntress and Black Canary. Costumes by GreatScotCostumes. Huntress: angelx129. Canary: FlansPirateWench. Source: Deviantart

A duo of Birds of Prey in this moody shot of some excellent costumes.

 Thor of the Arizona Avengers at Amazing Arizona Comic Con 2012. Photo by Grant Brummett. Source: Flickr

A beefy Thor looks ready to meet his foes head on in this cosplay. 

 Phantom Lady by Riddle at Dragon*Con 2010. Photo by Bryan Humphrey. Source: Deviantart

Another memorable cosplay from the portfolio of the ever excellent Riddle.

 Squirrel Girl cosplay by lilmonkeybutt of The Superhero Costuming Forum. Source: The SCF

It looks like Deadpool met his match when he took on this particular Great Lakes Avenger.

Damian Wayne cosplay by Anti-Ai-chan. Source: Deviantart

The cute-as-a-button sociopath Robin in a fantastic cosplay.