Welcome to Gamma Squad's regular Friday comic book cosplay feature, spotlighting the best superhero (and villain) related costuming from the cosplay community. We're casting the spotlight onto those cosplayers who we think deserve special recognition for coming up with the best costumes, whatever the budget, and the photographers who capture them for posterity.
Gamma Squad is committed to giving a voice to the cosplay community that thrives in groups like TheSuperheroCostumingForum.com. Each week we spotlight our favorite costumes and each month we host a cosplay contest. 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 theme for the upcoming month is:
- Batman: Friends and Foes
But in the meantime, let's continue with this week's selection.
Dark Phoenix and Hope Summers - Phoenix cosplayed by godsavethequeenfashi. Hope cosplayed by Ana Aestheti.c Photo by Bryan Humphrey. Lighting/Smoke Assistants Joe Hunt and Matt Lovell. Source: Deviantart
Great costuming enhanced further by some big budget effects and photography here in this shot.
This fantastic Solomon Grundy cosplayer speaks, perhaps, for many of us. Or, in this case, signs.
Gambit and Rogue cosplay by Josh Kent and Hannah Lees at Dragon*Con 2011. Photo by Eurobeat King. Source: Facebook
Some cool effects added to already great costuming elevates this pair above the norm.
Amanda Waller cosplayer at Dragon*Con 2011. Source: Tumblr
With the slimming down of Amanda Waller one of DC reboot's controversial choices, this kick-ass take on The Wall's Checkmate costume shows how it could be done.
This gathering of cosplayers at Dragon*Con provides some excellent material for our feature. Loving the attention to detail from all!
It takes considerable balls to decide to cosplay as Eel O'Brian, so kudos to this cosplayer from embracing the challenge and the role with enthusiasm.
Nova and Gamora cosplayers at New York Comic Con 2011. Photo by Judy Stephens. Source: Marvel
Some high quality cosplay from this pair, who have clearly put considerable effort and resources into their costumes.
From one galactic pair to a galactic villain, this time from DC. And a superb attempt to bring the character to life.
Magik/Darkchilde cosplay by Jessica Jolt. Photo by: Autumn Wheelock. Editing by Jess Jupiter. Source: Tumblr
Amazing costuming skills in this take on the X-men's resident demoness sorceress. If the axe couldn't do some damage, those horns certainly look like they would.