A Compendium Of Cool Comics Cosplay: Best Of 2012

It’s time once again for our Friday comics cosplay feature, casting the spotlight on the best comics related costumery from the cosplay community.
This week we’re doing something a little different and casting the spotlight wide to present a selection of what we think are some of the best costumes of 2012. It’s been a great year for cosplay and we could have easily featured hundreds more, but we’ve had to be selective and picked out a mere dozen from those featured during the year. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the wonderful cosplayers and photographers who’ve submitted their work throughout 2012.
So enjoy our selection from 2012, featuring some awesome cosplay of Beta Ray Bill, Ms. Marvel, The Penguin, The Hulk, Tank Girl, Xorn, Magik, Killer Croc, Squirrel Girl, Venom, Batgirl and Heimdall!
Gamma Squad is committed to giving a voice to the cosplay community that thrives in communities like our friends at 
TheSuperheroCostumingForum.com. Each week we aim to spotlight our favorite costumes and, in addition, we also host a regular cosplay contest, with the results forming a special theme week. We invite all cosplayers, costumers and photographers to submit pictures of their work that relates to the theme (or any cosplay in general!) 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.
Our current theme is:

  • The Comic Book Stars of the 90s!

For now, enjoy this week’s special selection!

  Beta Ray Bill cosplay by Beta Ray Bill at Baltimore Comic Con 2012. Photo by FirstPerson Shooter. Source: Flickr

 Ms. Marvel with Binary powers, as cosplayed by Bellechere. Photo by FirstPerson Shooter. Source: Flickr

 The Penguin cosplayer at San Diego Comic-Con 2012. Photo by Pat Loika. Submitted  .

  The Hulk cosplayer at NYCC 2012 as photographed by Steven Leung. Source: Flickr

 Tank Girl cosplayer at Emerald City Comic Con. Photograph by William Doran. Source: Flickr 

  Xorn cosplayer at Emerald City Comic Con 2012. Photo by Cliff Nordman. Source: Flickr

 Darkchilde / Magik cosplayer at Katsucon. Photo by greyloch. Submitted via the Gamma Squad Flickr Group.

  Killer Croc cosplayer at NYCC 2012 as photographed by Howard Walfish. Source: Flickr

 Squirrel Girl cosplay by Denby Jorgensen. Source: Flickr

  Venom cosplayer at Phoenix Comic Con 2012 via PHXCC. Source: Flickr

   Batgirl cosplay by Knightess-Rouge. Photo by Janet Drake Photography. Source: Flickr

 Heimdall cosplay by Thomdave of The Superhero Costuming Forum. Source: The SCF