A Compendium of Cool Comics Cosplay: January 6th

It’s time once more 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!

Psychic Glow – Psylocke cosplay by Mostflogged. Photo by Eric. M. Chu. Source: Deviantart

Kickass Psylocke cosplay and the addition of the emblematic butterfly effect just adds to the shot.

The Shade and The Sandman cosplay at Pittsburgh Comic Con 2010. Photo by Dave Wachter. Source: Flickr

Two of DC’s superheroes from the 1940s got a revival in more recent decades and here they are together, looking as dapper as hell.


Ramona Flowers cosplay by AquaJ. Photo by spritepirate. Source: Deviantart

Even before the Scott Pilgrim movie hit the big screen, cosplayers were embracing Ramona. And here’s just another example of a costume which proves you don’t need big bucks for great cosplay.

Red Son Batman cosplay at Comikaze 2011. Photo by DTJAAAAM. Source: Flickr

Variations on a Batman theme are always awesome to see and this cosplayer recreating the Russian Batman from Mark Millar’s story is no exception. If only for the killer hat alone.

Typhoid Mary cosplay by Phoenix of The Birds of Play at Comikaze 2011. Source: Facebook

Daredevil villain Mary might not be the most mainstream character choice, but it’s great to see a cosplayer embracing her inner geek and bringing her to life.

Hawkgirl cosplay by ElfQueenVik. Photo by Robert Brooks. Source: The Superhero Costuming Forum

Fantastic Hawkgirl cosplay from Vik ensures that she’ll always be a welcome contributor to our feature.


Rogue versus Sentinel. Cosplay by Echoing-Artemis and Treminate. Photo by Houkiboshi. Source: Deviantart

Taking cosplay to another level in this awesome staged shot.

The Riddler cosplay. Photo by Nicole K. Source: Flickr

This superb Riddler cosplayer is a dead ringer for Frank Gorshin, earning him a place in the Gamma Squad hall of fame.

Artemis cosplay by Panda. Source: The Superhero Costuming Forum

We’re pleased to be able to feature Panda once again, this time rocking the Artemis armor.

Weapon X cosplay at San Diego Comic-Con 2011. Photo by Victor Gamez. Source: Flickr

Shorts may have been added to protect this cosplayers modesty, but every other detail of his costume is perfection. Awesome stuff!