A Compendium of Cool Comics Cosplay – Best of 2013 (Part 2)

Once again it’s time for our Friday comics cosplay feature, casting the spotlight on the best comics related costumery from the cosplay community.  As always, we’re focusing on those cosplayers who we think deserve special recognition for their hard work creating the best costumes, whatever their budget, and also the work of those  photographers who capture them for posterity.

This week we’re presenting a special seasonal bumper edition, spotlighting some of the best cosplay of the year. 2013’s produced some amazing costumes – so much that we couldn’t pack it all into a single week, so sit back and enjoy the first part of our selection, with characters including:

The Thing, Wonder Woman, Kang the Conquerer, Wolfsbane, Cyborg, Rogue, Man-Bat, Loki, Leah, Wolverine, Catwoman, Mystique, Juggernaut, Red Sonja, Captain Marvel and Mister Mxyzptlk!

And if you missed last week’s retrospective, never fear. You can still check it out here

Gamma Squad is committed to giving a voice to the cosplay community that thrives in communities like our friends at 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:

  • Elseworlds and What Ifs..!

For now, enjoy this week’s selection.

The Thing cosplay by Arizona Avenger at Amazing Arizona Comic-Con 2013. Photo by Gage Skidmore. Source: Flickr

 Wonder Woman cosplay by Kamui at Comickaze 2013. Photo by Ryan C. Source: Flickr

 Kang the Conqueror cosplay by Aaron H. at Dragon*Con 2013. Photo by Pat Loika. Submitted via the Gamma Squad Flickr Group.

 Wolfsbane cosplay by Temperance of The Superhero Costuming Forum. Source: The SCF

Cyborg cosplayer at Dragon*Con 2013. Photo by Patcave. Submitted via the Gamma Squad Flickr Group.

Rogue cosplay by evilcarlita at Dragon*Con 2013 as photographed by David Ngo. Source:

 Man-Bat by Ruby Rinesko, as photographed by Random420. Submitted via the Gamma Squad Flickr Group.

Leah and Loki cosplayed by Aigue-Marine and LilPrince. Photo by Carlos Adama. Submitted via the Gamma Squad Flickr Group.

 Wolverine at Dragon*Con 2013. Photo by Paul Cory. Submitted via the Gamma Squad Flickr Group.

Catwoman cosplay by Belle Chere at BIG WOW! 2013. Photo by Ryan Cristobal. Source: Flickr

 Mystique cosplay by Lady Integra_CosMo. Photo by Anton Timofeev. Submitted via the Gamma Squad Flickr Group. 

Juggernaut at C2E2 2013. Photo by Pat Loika. Submitted via the Gamma Squad Flickr Group.

 Red Sonja at NYCC 2013. Photo by NY Big Apple. Source: Flickr

 Captain Marvel cosplay by Bettie Bloodshed at Katsucon 2013. Photo by Soulfire Photography. Source: Flickr

 Mister Mxyzptlk cosplayer at Big Wow Comicfest 2013. Photo by Vim Trivium. Submitted via the Gamma Squad Flickr Group.