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Comic Countdown #28: Comic Con Cosplay

Posted on July 22, 2012 AT 10:30pm

Welcome to the twenty-eighth installment of the Comic Countdown, where comic book nonsense happens in list form. San Diego Comic Con has come and gone, but the atmosphere of the monumental event have yet to fade. Every year, thousands come from around the globe to take part in the convention, which features anime, movies, television video games and of course, comic books.  Many fans take their obsessions to the next level, dressing up as their favorite characters, and some of them go all out, making incredibly realistic costumes that make them look, and sometimes sound, like their favorite entertainment icons. This week, ten of the best cosplay enthusiasts will be featured (there were many, many more, so it was difficult to choose), with all of the photos credited to the staff of (Pictures were taken for the event, but theirs were much, much better).

#10: Katniss Everdeen (Hunger Games)

This cosplay looks pretty accurate, as this faithful fan represents the Katniss Everdeen, leading character in the Hunger Games trilogy. This looks very close to the way Katniss looked in the film adaptation, played by Jennifer Lawrence, but either way, this one is very well done. The bow and arrow even looks similar to the one from the film. Nice work, here.

#9: Captain America (Marvel Comics)

This costume, which is a pretty accurate adaptation of the Captain America film Captain America: The First Avenger, complete with the leather gloves, cap, and belt. This World War II era Cap  is very well done, and even includes the icon shield that has made its way into so many Marvel Comics ventures. This guy is no Chris Evans, but he looks the part.

#8: Chelle (Portal Series)

Direct from Aperture Laboratories comes Chelle, the protagonist from the Portal series. The best part about this one is the replica portal gun, which is one of the coolest replica weapons in the known universe. The socks are a nice touch too, as they emulate the devices on the back of Chelle’s legs in the game.

#7: Master Chief (Halo)

Every year, there is always at least one (usually at least a dozen) representations of the classic hero from the Halo franchise, Master Chief.  Most of the time, they’re very well done, as this armor is very iconic and recognizable, and doing it wrong would probably get someone laughed out of the building. The wear and tear on the armor was a nice touch, though, and showed some major attention to detail.

#6: Cobra (G.I. Joe)

Hail Cobra! This is a very good job representing the villainous group from G.I. Joe, Cobra. With members such as Serpentor, Destro, The Baroness and the might Cobra Commander all in attendance, the Joes better watch out, as there could be some ridiculous snake-themed plot being hatched. The costumes look great, though, and very well detailed.

#5: Steam-Punk X-Men (Marvel Comics, Kind Of)

Steam-punk mixed with the modern X-Men equals a very cool and inventive costume. With colorful suits and some major creativity, the team of Professor X, Cyclops and the rest are looking very unique, but a bit familiar nonetheless. The more creative costumes are always the most fun, and this take on the merry mutants is no exception.

#4: Power Rangers Samurai (Power Rangers)

The Power Rangers have taken a lot of different forms over the years, and this, the samurai incantation of the Power Rangers has been one of the more popular throughout the history of the team. These fans have gone above and beyond with their costumes, creating themselves into a spot-on adaptation of the team, complete with ninja poses. The masks and helmets are even modeled properly. A terrific job throughout on this one.

#3: The Joker (DC Comics)

Pictures of this guy have been floating around the internet for days now, ever since the end of the convention. This fan has taken the look of the classic Joker and performed wonderfully, looking the part from the suit to the make-up, including that chill-inducing smile. Green hair and all, this is one of, if not the best Joker seen at the convention this year, and for good reason.

#2: Mau5pool (Marvel Comics/Music)

There was no shortage of Deadpool costumes this year, nor were there a shortage of the helmet worn by musician Deadmau5. But this was likely the only one creative enough to combine the two, with the giant helmet decked out in Deadpool colors, including the distinctive work around the eyes. The rest of the suit is well done, also, with the icon on the belt, as well as the katanas in full view. Not enough pouches on the belt, though. Rob Liefeld would be disappointed.

#1: WolvaFett (Marvel Comics/Star Wars)

Easily the coolest looking mash-up of costumes this year, this Boba Fett/Wolverine combination is one of the coolest costumes in any gallery from the show. With the classic colors combined with a sleek, out-of-this-world style, this combination of universes looks simply awesome. The detail is well done, as is the use of the claws and helmet. Simply, this was the most awesome thing on the show floor, whenever this creative fan walked by.

That’s it for this week! make sure to check around the internet for the rest of the awesome costumes from San Diego Comic Con, as there were many, many more from throughout the week. Until next time, fans!

Russ Pirozek, known as "Noobcrawler" to some, is a gamer and comic book fan who sometimes gets around to writing for He's also awesome. If someone looked up "awesome" in the dictionary, his picture wouldn't be there, but that's because he's too busy being awesome to pose for a photo.

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