WonderCon 2014 just rolled around and here are some of the hottest, cleverest and most fun costumes from the convention. If this isn’t enough to satisfy your cosplay craving though, we also have pictures from the last year’s convention, as well as tons of cosplay photos from Comic Con.
Here’s Black Widow looking fabulous as ever.
Black Canary and her friend had some amazing legs. Anyone recognize the other gal?
Here’s a recreation of the famous Superman Crisis cover.
And here’s the winner of the DC comics prize at the masquerade.
These costumes are all fun, but I simply love the Loki dress. I hunted her and Thor down through the whole convention to get this pic.
I’ve seen a lot of Wonder Women costumes in my time, but this one by Callie Cosplay is by far the coolest.
Oddly, while there were a lot of Winter Soldiers there, this was the only one I managed to get a picture of.
You can’t go wrong with a little crossplay and this Lady Riddler and Joker were simply fantastic.
I’m kind of hoping the next Arkham City game gives these two this type of bruiser look.
It’s always great to see someone take a classic character in another direction and this Cat Woman and Harley Quinn did a great job making their dresses perfect for the villain’s ball.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with a more traditional look like this Batman and Robin have.
Since the convention was right next door to Disneyland, it only made sense for Tony Stark to stop by and ride a few rides and grab an Iron Man Mickey hat before hitting the con floor.
This would be quite the father/son crime fighting team.
Here’s a great take on the Comedian as a female.
And this lovely Hawkgirl did a fantastic job with her costume -especially the wings.
Lady Death’s skin was so white she almost seemed to glow in the dark.
This is a great take on Valeera Sanguinar from WOW’s Hearthstone.
And while I’ve seen a lot of Skyrim cosplay, I’ve never seen a Khajiit before.
Mileena from Mortal Kombat was looking good.
And the whole team of Castle Crashers looked fantastic.
Per the norm, Steve looked quite boxy.
I wouldn’t want to mess with these two assassins for sure.
By far one of the most popular costumes of the entire convention was this Powdered Toast Man one. Just tell me you don’t want to grab his butt cheeks and go on a ride.
This steampunk Ariel was quite fetching.
But this battle-ready Ariel was a picture of badass.
That being said, there’s nothing wrong with the classics and the sight of an Ursula in human form was a cool one indeed.
There was a whole series of Playboy bunny Disney Princesses, but I only saw these two and a Jasmine later on.
With the new movie coming out, Maleficent was an all-too-popular costume this year, and this masquerade version was one of the best I’ve seen.
These two evil queens were quite a pair though.
I’ve never seen an Ursula quite this wonderful before either.
His name is Olaf and he likes warm hugs -except when they come from strangers who seem to attack him from nowhere, which seemed to happen to him quite a few times.
I didn’t know what Hexadecimal was, but I was really impressed with the costume’s accuracy when I looked it up online -especially since her costume is made from duct tape.
Of course, everyone loves a good Bumblebee costume.
Melisande here looked absolutely fantastic.
And Circe looked downright royal.
I’ve seen plenty of Amy Pond’s before, but I’ve never seen one that looked this dead on.
And this young Doctor was absolutely adorable -especially with a Dalek and TARDIS in tow.
Don’t miss our roundups of cosplay from Comic Con from 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, and 2008, as well as our collections of hot girls from the convention in 2o13, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008, and hot guys from 2012 and 2011.
OK, technically they aren’t actually gingerbread, but these graham cracker dice are a great way to turn your gingerbread castle adventure into a full on holiday roleplaying game.
Obviously, the process is pretty simple as it just involves gluing graham crackers together with icing and then drawing on numbers, but following Our Nerd Home’s instructions for cutting it into the right shapes is critical if you want to make anything besides a six-sided die (and where’s the fun in that).
What happens when you replace Logan’s angst and anger with neurotic mumbling? You get Woody Allen’s version of Wolverine.
Something tells me this film wouldn’t do nearly as well as the blockbuster version that’s out right now.
Via The Mary Sue
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The term cosplay was coined in 1984 by Nobuyuki from Studio Hard at the World Science Fiction Convention in Los Angeles. While the idea was nothing new, the term has taken off and the amount of cosplay enthusiasts has grown dramatically since the early nineties, even leaking into mainstream culture. Every year Japan runs a cosplay convention called Comiket, drawing in hundreds of thousands of people who love to dress up as their favorite anime, J-pop and video game heroes. The potential is limitless; anything goes, whether it’s Abraham Lincoln or GlaDOS.
This year an estimated 130,000 attended San Diego Comic Con, their maximum capacity. Although it is primarily comic-focused, Comic Con like many current day conventions encompasses all elements of geek culture, and then some. While many will dress as Batman, Superman or Wonder Woman, there is so much room for creativity that just as standard, you will almost definitely see steampunk and gender reversal versions of well-known characters. As an unspoken rule, anything goes; conventions tend to attract a wide variety of people from different backgrounds, drawn together through the fandom.
For some cosplayers, it can be an expensive and time-consuming hobby. People spend thousands of dollars making their costumes with fairly serious attention, including fantasy weapon replicas and full costumes. It’s common practice to pose for photos, with some even making their hobby into a full-time job; professional mermaids for instance work at children’s parties and swim on camera with functioning tales made from monofins wrapped in wet-suit materials. If you’re not a professional or haven’t been lucky enough to win at mermaid millions while indulging your mermillion obsession and need to go with something a little cheaper, costumes can be made at home out of cardboard and duct tape: money isn’t important at a con and while expensively made costumes will draw attention, it’s more about creativity and dedication than flash.
Most people just wear the costumes, but some players aim to take on the persona of their character. Heroes have provided role-models for many young people and for a weekend it can be great fun to forget their normal lives and try something more exciting. Not everyone has the time or creative skill to create a costume, but any hints at geek culture are generally appreciated at conventions; wearing a subtle fan t-shirt, or adapting logos and themes from costumes into jewelry and other accessories may not get you as much notice as a full costume but will earn you a few knowing nods.
Whether you’re taking on the Empire or just fighting against America’s idiotic anti-pot laws, this X Wing fighter pipe can help you take on all that is unjust while making you feel really good at the same time.
Happy post-Comic Con everyone. I’ve finally finished uploading all of these great costumes. Don’t miss my gallery of sexy Comic Con girls from this year or my previous cosplay articles from 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008.
Also, if you see any costumes you recognize in the unknown section, feel free to leave a comment so I can help label them and categorize them. Thanks!
This was a great take on The Avengers. Hopefully next year they’ll return with even more members of the team.
To do this pose, Hawkeye had to promise someone else that the arrows weren’t actually functional.
Just about every Avenger was found somewhere around the convention. Here’s Thor…
And here’s one of the many lady Captain Americas.
And here was a female and male version of America’s greatest hero.
Amazingly, with all those Captain Americas around, Red Skull was still able to cruise around undetered.
Thanks Brad for identifying these two as Hope Summers and Cable.
This She-Hulk was simply beautiful…
As was this Wonder Woman.
But I think my favorite hero of the weekend was this Wonder Woman.
It was nice to see Wonder Woman and Super Man together…
But a little strange to see him spending time with Cat Woman, even if she is hot.
Cat Woman was all over the convention, even hanging out with Wolverine.
Here’s a sexy looking-Mystique.
Although, I must say that I’ve always found her much more sexy in this form.
Magneto always looks bad ass.
I asked Rogue if she died her hair just for this costume and she told me that she always wears it like this.
It’s always nice to see someone in Logan’s X-Men costume.
On the left is a very sexy Psylocke, and thank you Brad for letting me know that Fantomex is the one on the right.
Two Punishers, one of which is beyond sexy.
Everyone love the Silk Spectre.
I can’t tell you how rare it is to see a Robin costume that doesn’t look a bit cheesy and Raven looked quite nice as well.
It’s the Gotham bunch!
There were so many Harleys this year, both in the new…
and more classic incarnations.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with that, Harley is awesome.
Whether she’s with the Penguin…
or playing Doctor for Joker…
or getting kidnapped by The Creeper…
or helping the Riddler take on Batman, Harley is always up for a good time.
Of course, I never saw steampunk Batgirl get in such a predicament.
I always find female Hellboys to be quite a bit of fun.
Of course, it’s also nice to see him kicking ass.
This Venom costume was one of my favorites, I was just bummed this picture didn’t turn out as good as I had hoped.
Hawkgirl and Cyborg make a great team, if for no other reason than they’re both super shiny.
Technically, these Axe Cops were there to promote the new show, but it’s still a comic book to me.
Thanks to Josh for letting me know this is Negan from the Walking Dead comics posing with Sponge Bob.
Red and Fozzie were having a ball taking pictures with kids.
Don and Betty looked fabulously annoyed with each other as always.
If I did a sexy men of Comic Con post again this year, Hook would certainly be in it.
The best thing about this Once Upon A Time cosplay is that the girls actually look like the actresses.
It’s a dick in a box, what more could you want?
Someone just blew herself.
He was certainly based on the TV Arrow and not the comic.
Sooooo many Khaleesis this year…
but at least they were pretty sexy.
And this group managed to dress up together.
Going as dead Rob Stark, that’s dark. I like it! Thanks Fleight.
It was hard to beat this group in team cosplay though.
This woman not only had an awesome Star Trek dress, but she also turned her walker into the Star Ship Enterprise.
I’m always a fan of a Trekie with a tribble.
This lovely Klingon Lass was actually performing in the costume at a play later in the weekend.
Tardis dresses are pretty over played these days, but I’m a big fan of this one that actually shows the interior.
I was surprised to have only seen two Claras at the convention, but this girl claimed she saw dozens of them.
I loved this Doctor and Rose because of their awesome accessories.
And it’s always cute to see the Doctor and the Tardis together.
It’s also fabulous to see a black, female Doctor, something I’d love to see on the actual show.
This gender-swapped Doctor and her sister Tardis were pretty darn adorable together.
There was something about this cute little Doctor that made me smile.
And there’s something about River that makes her really sexy…I think it’s the outfit.
Here’s a cute combo, a lady Dalek and Kaylee.
This Mal costume was pretty fantastic.
But I’m always a sucker for female Mals, especially with Jaynes by their side.
I absolutely loved getting to see Lt. Dangle in person.
And It was fantastic getting to see Naboo!
I’ve never seen a drag queen Power Ranger before, but it was pretty awesome.
And this Sherlock costume was great, even if this guy is no Cumberbatch.
There were so many Battle Star fans. It turns out that’s because they were holding an anniverssary special panel this year.
Of course, the guys from Dumb and Dumber would be some of the first people made into zombies.
Drive, fake Ryan Gosling, Drive!
Thanks CJack for letting me know that this costume is from Cabin in the Woods!
Technically, this Selina Kyle could be part of the comic book section, but since her costume was entirely based on the movie version of the character, I figured she’d fit in here better.
The only thing that would make this Wonka costume better would be if he was giving away free chocolate.
Doctor Jones and
Katniss Lara Croft (thanks Elizabeth) could kick so much ass together.
It’s a good thing Snakes on a Plane wasn’t at this year’s Comic Con.
Indiana Jones with Marion Ravenwood have always been a great couple.
And you thought ewoks were cute before!
That’s one lucky Han to have such a sexy Princess Leia and Chewie with him.
This renniasance take on Princess Leia is simply fantastic -it’s creative and stunning. Thanks Jaelle for recognizing this as Padme’s packing dress from Attack of the Clones.
I adore this little geek gal’s cute Star Wars dress.
This guy deserves a medal for being the least sexy Slave Leia cosplayer ever.
This ghetto fabulous Star Wars ensemble was done by the nerds who work at Chronicle books. These fabulous people also gave me a Grumpy Cat book later that weekend, which makes them truly fantastic.
One of the most timely and most creative cosplays of the convention -Sharknado.
Everyone can enjoy a little Hobbit cosplay, even if the hobbit’s feet are way too small.
It’s hard not to love a Green Mile cosplay, if only because the person doing the costume has to look so much like the character to start with.
Thank you Molly for recognizing that this is Ink from the movie Ink (and for getting me interested in this movie, it looks amazing).
Are you the Key Master?
Is it still Hit Girl, or should it be Hit Guy instead?
Accio cute Harry Potter fan!
This steampunk Shawn of the Dead was particularly clever, though it helped that this guy looks like Simon Pegg.
Oh my god! It’s The Birds!
Two Johnney Depp crossplays in one shot -one Mad Hatter and one Edward Scissorhands.
This Falcor cosplay was seriously amazing. I’m genuinely sorry the picture doesn’t show off the costume as well as it could have.
It’s not a Comic Con without a Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach in attendance.
Looks like Waluigi is up to his old Mario Kart tricks again.
All hail the Dragon Born! This Skyrim cosplay is awesome.
These two youngsters were great at playing the Blue Fairy and Zelda.
Jill Valentine and
Leon Scott Kennedy Chris Redfield (thanks TG) of Resident Evil looked ready to take on everyone from the Walking Dead Experience alone.
Commander Shepard in male and female version.
It’s always nice to see Chelle, even without her crazy footwear.
Thanks Mike for explaining that this is Sona from League of Legends.
An assassin right outside the Assassin’s Creed ship, how awesome is that?
This was a bad ass ogre costume based on the WOW race.
It’s possible this awesome demon was just a generic awesome demon, but since he was headed to the Capcom booth, I’m inclined to thing he is from some kind of video game. Jeanie, Amber and Lorelei says it’s probably Illidan from World of Warcraft and I think they’re right.
Why Sub Zero and Scorpion are in floaties, I don’t know, but that you Amanda Miller for helping to identify them.
Pac-Man’s new series is terrible, but the characters are adorable.
Morrigan of Darkstalkers was pretty smart -she made her wings retractable so they wouldn’t get in the way of people walking down the aisles.
Thank you DMJ for identifying her as Taokaka from the videogame Blazblue.
Everyone loves the Robot Chicken, even when he’s accidentally slicing people’s faces apart.
This is Doctor Rockso. He does cocaine.
Carl was there to promot the Adult Swim Fun House, but he didn’t look nearly sweaty enough.
It was good to see Frylock, but I really wanted to see Meatwad.
Cosplayers even go out in their outfits during Comic Con, here’s Duff Man at a real bar.
Nothing like a little bit of Lady Brannigan.
Think of the Inspector Gadget theme song…now stop thinking about it. You can’t, right?
It was nice to see Inuyasha in attendance this year.
This little girl was super proud of her Naruto tailed beast costume, and she had every right to be -it was awesome!
More like Teenage Mutant Cutie Turtles, amirite?
This Transformers gal was cool, but the Krang costume was just plain awesome.
Here’s a close up of Krang. He even smiled for the picture…well, as best as Krang can smile.
There are always plenty of Little Mermaid costumes, but never any with her fancy dress.
This group of Disney princesses even came with their own princes, well…two of them at least, one girl is going to get left out.
While girls always love playing as princesses, guys don’t tend to go as Disney princes, but they do seem to love being Flynn Rider from Tangled and this couple was particularly cute in the role.
Of course, steampunk Captain Hook is always a fun, cool choice as well.
Some of Tinkerbelle’s friends even popped in for a visit.
Who doesn’t love Vanellope Von Schweetz, especially when you can enjoy her in her casual and formal wear?
Sally looked particularly impressive with those great 3D stitches on her face.
Best G.I. Joe group cosplay ever. In fact, there were more in their group that just didn’t get into the picture.
Let’s face it, real adventurers would wear much more casual clothes…like the ones these guys have on.
There were tons of Adventure Time cosplayers, but this one had the best Princess Bubblegum dress around.
Here’s a very young Princess Bubblegum out looking for her Finn in shining armor.
Awesomeo was in attendance, but I couldn’t see Butters anywhere.
Here’s the only good Avatar: the Last Airbender kind.
Thanks Meru and Irving for pointing out that these two are Toph, dressed in fire Nation clothes, and Princess Yue of the Northern Water Tribe -both from Avatar.
Thank you DMJ and Teeni for recognizing that this is Madoka from Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
Arthur was ready to help fight crime, but there was none to be seen.
Lana Kane here was worried people wouldn’t recognize her without her gun…as if that were the case.
There were a few Archer costumes at the convention this year, but Krieger and Cheryl Tunt, complete with red marks on her neck, were my favorite.
Archer’s Pam, complete with dolphin puppet.
While most people probably just thought this was a guy in a track suit with a hot Communist girl, any Archer fan would immediately recognize Barry Dylan and Katya Kazanova.
Thanks Chibi1120 for recognizing that this is Ciel Phantomhive from Black Butler in his drag outfit.
This guy was out on the floor to help promote his booth, Better Than Pants. They were selling tees that said “If you’re happy and you know it clap your…oh” with a picture of the short-armed t-rex.
Even local restaurants got into the cosplay scene. Funky Garcia’s put out this Funky Garcia character to help promote their restaurant.
This gal and her plastic bag dog creature are characters from Aliens in LA, which was promoting its wares at the convention.
Here is another of the wonderfully odd Aliens in LA characters.
This demon costume was seriously bad ass. I’m pretty sure he was just an awesome looking demon, but if he’s from something specific, please let me know.
These cute little Lolita girls were huge fans of the Hello Kitty shop in the Petco Park parking lot.
I think she was going as the Last Unicorn, but I simply loved her dress and mask.
If you aren’t sure what this costume is, that’s because this guy made it up. He is pizza ghost, the ghost of pizza that has been eaten.
It looks like Pedobear is finally starting to enjoy the company of adults -I spotted him at a bar this year. Or, maybe he’s just trying to get booze for his teenage girlfriend.
There are always Ren Fair recruiters upstairs, so I can’t tell you if these
medieval peasants vikings (thanks guys) are part of that or if they just wanted to dress up like this for fun. And thank you Sarah and Andinell for letting me know they are part of the Society for Creative Anachronisms.
Do you think Super Jack could take over the Hamburglar? I like to think the Hamburglar would win, but that’s mostly out of nostalgia.
This Edwardian mother and daughter were quite the fancy family. And thank you Nichole for pointing out that the daughter was playing the little girl from Interview With A Vampire.
Victorian vampire is a great costume for those who love historical costumery, but want a touch of fantasy too.
Elizabeth the First at Comic Con 2013? Why not? If the Doctor can travel through time, surely the queen of England can.
Who says you need a costume when your wife makes awesome hats like this one?
This guy has become a regular at the convention, always covered in different crazy body paints.
Who wouldn’t love an adorable bear girl like this?
This delightful weirdo is at the convention every year, sometimes with a massive knife and always running around acting crazy.
You could actually buy this Workaholics coat from the booth behind her.
This delightfully budget costume is known as the Coors Knight.
This adorable lolita girl found all kinds of fun stuff at the Hello Kitty pop up shop.
This lovely clown girl was from the always odd but always fantastic Bizarro Au Go Go booth.
If you couldn’t tell from the sign, these two are also from Bizarro Au Go Go.
For some reason, I really want the Jesus and the Baronness to be friends.
The one on the right is Cercei from Game of Thrones, and thanks to Bridget, I also know the other girl is Izabel from Brian K. Vaughn’s comic “Saga.”
It would be a brilliant Mad Men episode that let the Joker just stroll on scene and carve up Betty Draper’s face.
I know the girl on the right is The Doctor, and thank you to That Guy for identifying Bastila Shan form Knights of the Old Republic on the left.
Obviously the gent on the left is sportting a ghetto Shredder costume, and thanks to Ashley for identifying Chandra, a planeswalker from Magic The Gathering.
The dog and cat were there helping to promote Petco’s new line of Star Wars product and the soldier is one of the Spartans from 300. Certainly an odd group, but they’d be fun to party with.
A freaky-looking minion with female Loki.
Batman with a girl promoting TNT’s Falling Skies.
Bane with Max Rebo of Jabba’s house band.
Marceline, Princess Bubblegum and a Blade Runner android work surprisingly well together.
Slave Princess Leia and Rorschach together at last.
An Aliens in LA character with Batman.
I recognize Russell Crowe from South Park and Cat Woman, but thanks Meru for pointing out that the other one is Officer Jenny from Pokemon.
I don’t know about you, but I’d love to see a Frankenweenie/Zelda crossover.
Awesome ninja, but what is he from?
This demon thing being created by the makeup school was awesome, I just don’t know if it was from something specific or not.
This was one of the most mind-bafflingly weird costumes at the convention.
This guy on stilts was amazing, but I don’t know what his costume was.
For some reason, this soldier and Victorian woman look very familiar to me. Do you actally recognize them?
Hawkgirl is obviously the one on the right, but who is the dog?
Obviously the two in the middle are Game of Thrones characters, and Amanda Miller recognized the one on the right as Riddick from the Chronicles of Riddick, but who is the one on the left?
I dig this guy’s weird rabbit costume, but is he from anything specific? Victoria might be right that he’s the March Hare. It does sound about right.
While they may not look like it, I’m pretty sure their costumes are from the same source.
This guy had a cool, creepy witch doctor thing going on, but I certainly didn’t recognize him.
The gent on the left seems to be from Assassin’s Creed, but I’m not sure about the one on the right. It was wonderful hearing him read from a trashy romance novel though.
Once again, if you recognize any of the costumes from the unknown costumes category, please let me know in the comments. Thanks!
Who doesn’t like sexy cosplayers dolling it up for the camera? Here are over 50 of the hottest babes the convention had to offer, and if you still can’t get enough, check out my gallery from 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008, and if you are here to enjoy costumes, don’t miss this massive gallery featuring over 200 costumes from this year’s San Diego Comic Con.