A Compendium of Cool Comics Cosplay – October 21st

Welcome to Gamma Squad’s regular 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 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:

  • Batman: Friends and Foes
  • But in the meantime, let’s continue with this week’s selection.

    Super Gathering at Dragon*Con 2011. Photo by Huey Bible. Source: Flickr

    Just a selection of the dozens of superfamily cosplayers who gathered at this year’s Dragon*Con.

    Tigra cosplay by ninjanana. Photo by Insane-Pencil. Source: Deviantart

    Not much of a costume to this cosplay, but lots of body paint and attitude. Fab!

    Two-Face cosplay at New York Comic-Con 2011. Photo by Quiet Storm! Source: Flickr

    Impressive make-up and effects on this take on Two-Face. Providing inspiration for this month’s theme, perhaps?

    Jewel cosplay by Tia Rodemeyer. Photo by Bryan Humphrey. Source: The Superhero Costuming Forum

    The awesomely talented Tia Rodemeyer puts her mark on a lesser-known costume. Jewel AKA Jessica Jones, who’s slated to hit the small screen sometime soon.

    Hawkman and Hawkgirl cosplay at New York Comic-Con 2011. Photo by FireflyFan. Source: Flickr

    A fantastic duo of cosplayers take on the Hawks in this shot. Great work on the costumes and plenty of attitude.

    Ms. Marvel cosplay. Photo by el gato negro loco. Source: Flickr

    A fantastic shot of a great Ms. Marvel costume. Definitely a case of impressive costuming and photography meeting.

    Ame Comi Robin cosplay by laughindaredevil. Photo by Huey Bible. Source: Flickr

    A different take on Robin here. And we have to love the incredible amount of work that’s gone into the costume and design.

    Ghostrider cosplay at Dragon*Con 2011. Photo by Paul Cory. Source: Flickr

    Skulls on fire is tricky to pull off, but we applaud this brave attempt! A crackling shot of the costume too.

    Silk Spectre cosplay at New York Comic-Con 2011. Photo by Philip Ng. Source: Flickr

    Watchmen’s been a popular choice for cosplayers since hitting the big screen and here’s another take on the costume. As good as the movie version? We say yes.

    Arnim Zola cosplay at Dragon*Con 2011. Photo by greyloch. Submitted to our Flickr Group.

    Much credit for this cosplayer attempting what should be an impossible costume. Fantastic work!