The cosplay phenomenon has spread to all corners of the globe. As you’ll see in the videos below, the cosplay coming out of Russia is pretty spectacular. Beat Down Boogie traveled to St. Petersburg for Starcon 2016 and captured the best of the best. [click to continue…]


I bloody love cosplayers. I especially love cosplayers who go above and beyond, like Julian Checkley. Not content with merely looking like Batman – specifically, Batman as seen in the Batman: Arkham series of games – he gave the costume working gadgets, too. A LOT of working gadgets.

There are a total of twenty-three fully functional gadgets on Checkley’s Batsuit, which so impressed the folks at Guinness World Records that they awarded him “Most functional gadgets on a cosplay suit” in their upcoming Gamer’s Edition for 2017. See the suit in action below, along with a list of all the gadgets. [click to continue…]

barb cosplay top

I predict that we’ll see a lot of Barb cosplay in the months to come. On a related note, mom jeans are going to make a big comeback.

Redditor SailorMouth is kicking things off with a version that lives up to the username. Check out the full pic below. [click to continue…]


Oh Dark Souls—you’re so frustratingly difficult sometimes that I actually forget just how incredible your character design actually is. Cosplayer niamash totally nails it with her Fire Keeper from Dark Souls 3. Just looking at this stellar cosplay makes me think about all the times I threw my controller against the wall.

Photos by Eva. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]

baby eleven

Millie Bobby Brown may only be 12-years old, but her performance as Eleven in Stranger Things was brilliant for any actor at any age. I don’t think she could have pulled it off as a baby though. But who knows? She’s pretty damn talented.

Actually, this version of Eleven is played by Joey, who’s proud mom @lauraiz posts all kinds of adorable cosplay photos like this. See more examples below. [click to continue…]


A few years ago, Jason Isenberg was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. To give him and his wife Cheryl an escape, they turned to cosplay. Now that Jason has made a recovery, they’ve added a dog to the mix – a Boxer dog named Fable.

How to they celebrate expanding their duo to a trio with the addition of a puppy-wuppers? Easy – Dragon Age cosplay. Jason is cosplaying as Cassandra, Cheryl is cosplaying as Cullen, and Fable is cosplaying as the dog sometimes referred to by fans as Barkspawn. Neato!

Photos by Gapple. Check out more pics from the series below. [click to continue…]

piper cosplay

I have to say, we are super impressed with this gorgeous Piper cosplay from Ver1sa. Check out additional images below. [click to continue…]

weathering cosplay

We’ve shown you some basic distressing techniques in the past, but the following video features tips from Hollywood specialty costume maker Doug Stewart. Check it out below. [click to continue…]


Once again, Catherine Elhoffer has delivered on nerdy fashions we love. This time around, she’s inspired by DC Comics with both Batgirl and Wonder Woman designs.

The Batgirl-inspired dress is purple textured spandex and black scuba and comes with bat ears on the hood and side pockets. The Wonder Woman tunic is inspired by Gal Gadot’s costume and features antique gold stretch vinyl, dark red Techno, navy textured Liverpool (spandex/poly blend), side pockets, and a faux skirt tabard. Take a closer look below. [click to continue…]


For photographer Aaron Sheldon‘s four-year-old son, visiting the doctor’s office was akin to entering an unfamiliar and foreboding abyss. However, his fear was conquered when he “decided to act brave like an astronaut”, and donned a spacesuit for the occasion.

The initial photograph of the experience has since grown into an awesome series entitled “Small Steps Are Giant Leaps“, which features the little astronaut wearing his spacesuit to a variety of locations. Sheldon notes:

My goal is that the images from my “Small Steps Are Giant Leaps” project will remind other moms or dads out there who may be losing their patience in line at the grocery store or coffee shop that our kids aren’t just acting like fools – they are exploring new frontiers. Our job as parents is to act as their mission control and co-pilot to make sure they can explore as much of their new world as possible.

Check out additional images below. [click to continue…]