A Compendium of Cool Comics Cosplay: February 24th

It’s time once again for our Friday comic book cosplay feature, casting the spotlight on the best comics related costumery from the cosplay community.  We’re focusing on 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 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:

  • The Super Family and Friends

For now, enjoy this week’s selection!

Polaris cosplay by Miracole Burns. Source:

Another classic cosplay of Miracoles’ Mistress of Magnetism. 

Ozymandias cosplay at Megacon 2009. Photo by Ross N. Source: Flickr

The upcoming Watchmen prequels may be controversial, but there’s little to complain about with this impressive cosplay of Ozymandias.

Ms Marvel cosplay by Pirata Dandi Cosplay. Submitted via our Flickr Group.

A great submission to our Flickr group in the shape of this cosplay of the Karla Sofen Miss Marvel.

Birds of Prey cosplayers at Dragon*Con 2011. With Wiccy as Oracle, Gillykins as Huntress, Seelix as Black Canary, and ElfGrove as Lady Blackhawk. Photo by Paul Cory. Subitted via our Flickr group.

Thanks to Wiccy for submitting this fantastic Birds of Prey group shot. 

Velocity cosplay by Barb of Photo by Anna Fischer. Source: Flickr

And proving it’s not all about DC and Marvel, here’s some excellent cosplay of Top Cow’s speedster hero.

Shadowcat cosplay by Kelldar. Source:

Another Kelldar classic, this time of the X-men’s Kitty Pryde.

The Rocketeer cosplay by THESMOKE007. Submitted via our Flickr Group.

The Rocketeer might be most famous for the 90s movie, but THESMOKE’s fantastic cosplay returns him to his comic roots.

Maxima, Empress of Almerac cosplay by Heather Kelley of The Superhero Costuming Forum. Source: The SCF

Heather’s cosplay of Superman character Maxima looks every bit the warrior queen.

Ant-Man and The Wasp by Sam and Kelby of The Superhero Costuming Forum. Source: The SCF

A duo of admirable cosplayers who deserve applause for their depiction of the enduring Avengers characters.

Krypto the Super Dog at Long Beach Comic Con 2011 via Source: Flickr

And showing that cosplay isn’t just for humans…