We return to our regularly scheduled comic book cosplay after last week's Avengers themed deviation. This week we've picked a selection of what we think is the best of the costumed community, as seen at various events and online activities. There's some fantastic cosplayers working in the superhero and comics genre that we're casting the focus on each week in this regular feature.
Gamma Squad is committed to giving a voice to the cosplay community. Each week there is a spotlight on our favorite costumes and a monthly cosplay contest in which we’d love for cosplayers to participate. We’ll be picking a theme for each month and inviting cosplayers, costumers and photographers to submit related pictures of their work 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.
The themes for the upcoming months are:
But in the meantime, let's continue with this week's selection!
Aigue-Marine is getting a lot of attention from fans of the Stephanie Brown version of Batgirl and it's easy to see why, with this costume. Unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con 2011, she's obviously put an incredible amount of work into her cosplay.
Not surprisingly, Vision is one of the most unusual Avengers to see cosplayed. There's such an amount of detailing that goes into getting the costume right, that all credit must go to this creative cosplayer for pulling it off. So very shiiiiny.
A surprisingly complicated costume from this Mary Marvel cosplayer and it's certainly impressive. SHAZAM! indeed. Whatever the heck that means.
The Superhero Costuming Forum is home to many creative cosplayers, who produce some excellent work of mainstream and more obscure characters. Taskmaster is probably edging towards the obscure, but that doesn't mean he can't be the basis for a kick-ass costume from one of the forum's most prolific cosplayers.
Zinda Blake's been an integral part of the recent Birds of Prey team, so it's not surprising to see that many cosplayers love to put their own spin on the costume. We're not sure whether it's more appropriate to salute or applaud.
Some great cosplay that's taken to the next level by some creative setting, recreating this scene from the Scott Pilgrim series.
Great cosplay and great photography combine in this piece, putting a darker spin on the standard Supergirl costume, adding more than a hint of kick-assery.
The mullettastic mid-eighties X-man is resurrected by this cosplayer. We have to applaud him for his willingness to fully embrace the cheese.
This cosplay of the Wonder Woman design from DC's Ame-Comi line has to be applauded for creativity and costuming skills if not necessarily for practicality when kicking ass.