A Compendium of Cool Comics Cosplay – July 22nd

Welcome again to our weekly feature on our pick of the best of comics cosplay! With San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, there’ll be hundreds of fans stepping out in costume, so here’s a little taster of the skill and craft that will be on display.
Gamma Squad is committed to giving a voice to the cosplay community. Each week there is a spotlight on our favorite costumes and a monthly cosplay contest in which we’d love for cosplayers to participate. 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 themes for the upcoming months are:

  • July: The Avengers
  • August: The Walking Dead
  • September: The DC Reboot
  • With only a week to go before we announce the winners of our Avengers cosplay contest, it’s your last chance to get those entries in! But for now, it’s another selection of the best of comics cosplay.

    None Shall Pass – Scarlet Witch cosplay by Acid-PopTart on Deviantart. Photo by Stanley Cook. Source: Deviantart

    This cosplay’s enhanced by some amazing photography and makes us think the Avengers movie is missing a trick by not including Wanda Maximoff, if a fan can bring the character so impressively to life.

    Alan Scott Green Lantern Cosplay by Chris Visser at Dragon*Con 2010. Source: TheSuperheroCostumingForum

    The Superhero Costuming Forum is home to, and features, some amazing cosplayers. Here the original Green Lantern steps from the pages of the Golden Age in this beautifully realized costume.

    Sif Cosplay by Pistnuto on Flickr. Source: Flickr

    The Asgardian warrior Sif steps straight out of the pages of a Kirby comic book thanks to Pistnuto’s superlative costuming skills.

    Mr. Sinister Cosplay by Jerry Aure at C2E2. Photo by LJinto. Source: Flickr

    The amazing LJinto captures this shot of Jerry in his ambitious Mr. Sinister costume. A friendly smile from this X-villain.

    Just One Brick in a Wall – Black Canary cosplay
    by BladeAlchemist on Deviantart. Photography by iambinarymind. Source: Deviantart

    Birds of Prey’s Dinah Lance is brought to life by BladeAlchemist, who surely looks like she could kick all our asses in that costume.

    Spider-man cosplayer at Emerald City Comic Con 2011. Photo by Flickr’s MCAllinder. Source: Flickr

    Spidey9323 of The League of Heroes has some added extras to his costume to help him stand out from the crowd. A webbing backpack? Very practical!

    Supergirl cosplay by Shut-up-and-duel-me on Deviantart. Photo by NemoValkyrja. Source: Deviantart

    A great shot of a great cosplayer. Kara Zor-El looks just about ready to take to the skies in this picture.

    Bishop Cosplay by Flickr’s Coretooz at Conooga 2011. Source: Flickr

    Coretooz goes 90s style in his Bishop cosplay, making sure to include at least one gun bigger than his head.

    Batgirl cosplay by Flickr’s kiana301. Source: Flickr

    With Barbara Gordon’s return to the Batsuit in DC’s reboot in October, no doubt she’ll be the focus of even more cosplayers. Here kiana301 takes to the rooftops in her take on the costume.

    MODOK hat by CagsCreations on Deviantart. Source: Deviantart

    And proving you don’t need a big budget to create memorable (and hilarious) costumes…