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Skyrim is packed with characters, and that means tons of options for cosplayers. Mimiru Riley created a version of the Elder Scrolls V Jester costume, and she specifically based it on the male version of the Cicero costume. She used micro suedes and knits, and she spent time hand sewing the details and weathering the hood. Her hard work shows in the finished ensemble. I especially admire the gauntlets!

Photos by Mason T Photography.

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Elastigirl doesn’t need a man to save the day. The kickbutt character from Pixar’s The Incredibles is super flexible and super awesome. Cosplayer Liv-is-alive made the golden age version of Elastigirl’s costume, and it has just the right retro vibe. Some of her pics in the costume are manipulated to show off her superpowers, and the effect looks neat. Plus, she incorporated the proper amount of sparkle into her mask, belt, and gloves. I want those accessories for everyday wear.

Photos by Simple Arts.

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While I support fantastically detailed cosplay, I also embrace the attitude of making it simple. It’s more important to dress up in any way you can and participate instead of not cosplaying because you can’t afford to create the most amazing costume ever.

For example, yesterday we showed you how to do a cheap Sub Zero costume with pieces from your wardrobe and today, there’s a simple way to become Raiden. Redditor SpaceCampDropOut used the Sub Zero concept and added a lamp shade. Boom. Easy, cheap, kinda hilarious Raiden.

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Here’s a crazy idea: how about giving a female character full coverage armor? Diablo III has done just that with their Crusader armor. I’m not sure how functional it is, but it’s not leaving the holy warrior’s midriff or thighs open to attacks. What a novel idea! Cosplayer SpcatsTasha did an incredible job making this costume. It makes her look intimidating and strong and also like she just stepped out of the video game.

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Lightning is a fierce opponent, and cosplayer Lyz Brickley has created a spot on replica of her costume – from the rose colored hair and the detailing on her shoulder pauldrons. I would avoid getting on her wrong side.

Above photo by Zim Killgore Photography.

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captain patch-it costume

Costume mishaps are an inevitability. Hot glue fails, threads come unraveled, and fabric rips. You can only carry so many repair supplies. But, if Captain Patch-It is around, you don’t have to sweat it. The helpful hero was spotted at Supanova Pop Culture Expo, and according to his Facebook page, he’s “A lone repairman roaming conventions in a never-ending crusade against cosplay malfunctions and breakages.”

He wears a vest stocked with duct tape, thread, safety pins, bobby pins, scissors, and a hot glue gun among other items. This is an absolutely brilliant idea, and I’m kind of hoping each convention makes their own version of this character to aid cosplayers.

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Pacific Rim was released last July, and Jaeger costumes are starting to become more common. The giant mechs obviously take time to assemble, so I predict we’ll see more of them this convention season since people have had months to perfect the costumes. If they look half as good as Nona Neon Cosplay’s Gipsy Danger costume, we’re in for a treat.

She did an incredible job with crafting the armor and painting and aging it to match the film. It looks like she’s been fighting Kaiju for years. From the helmet to the chain sword she crafted from wood and foam – I’m impressed.

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Above all else, Firefly’s Jayne Cobb is one tough son of a gun. He has a soft spot when it comes to his mom, but otherwise, he’s all hard edges. We’ve seen Lutetium’s impressive femme take on Jayne’s outfit before, but now she’s added in some thrilling heroics. She wore the ensemble while using aerial silks, and it’s kinda perfect. It takes a lot of strength to support yourself on the silks, and Jayne is not a wimp.

She even poses with a chain which is hilarious because of Jayne’s “You know what the chain of command is?” quote.

Photos by What a Big Camera.

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pikachu armor

When Pikachu takes a stand, he doesn’t kid around. This Pokémon meets Warhammer 40K cosplayer was spotted at Supanova in Melbourne by Instagram user furbeach. There’s so much to appreciate about this ensemble. I love the Poké Ball shoulder piece, the ears on the helmet, and the lightning bolt on the belt piece. Even his staff is awesome!

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This is probably, no, definitely, the most amazing Khal Drogo and Daenerys cosplay you will ever see. We’ve featured cosplayer René Koiter once before in the role of Khal Drogo, but now he’s joined by Rebecca Watts and photographed by Kenneth Pfeifer, Patrick Eger, and Alexa Pilato in Laguna Beach, California.

A photo shoot this amazing takes a lot of people to pull off and a team of professionals all volunteered their time to make it a reality. The finished product is so good, they look like they could have stepped right off the set.

Drogo: Costume by Nora Holley and Jessica Dru Johnson, Physical Conditioning by East Coast West Coast.

Makeup: Steven Dwyer, Marishka Bekeshka

Hair: Celeste Aviva Nelson

Set Coordination: Nora Holley

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