Last month, the 2019 instalment of Oni-Con was held in Galveston, Texas. It’s an annual show celebrating anime, manga and video games, which means by default there was also tons of great cosplay there as well.
BlizzCon 2019 had a different feel to previous years, as big game announcements shared the weekend with protests against the company’s political actions. One thing that remained constant, though, was the quality of cosplay that fans brought to the show.
Back in March, we ran a little feature on Carolina Ravassa, the voice actor behind Sombra who spent a day cosplaying as the Overwatch hacker. That was at Katsucon, but for BlizzCon 2019, she was joined by two other cast members, Anjali Bhimani (Symmetra) and Matthew Mercer (McCree).
One of my favorite cosplayers on the planet, Julian Checkley, has spent the last two years working on a Batman outfit that is so good I’m starting to wonder if he’s actually working for Bruce Wayne on the side.
New York Comic-Con is quickly growing into one of the biggest shows not just in the U.S., but on the planet, with Hollywood stars hosting panels and over 200,000 people coming through the gates.
For the upcoming EuroCosplay Championships, taking place in London later this month, French cosplayer Livanart decided to create an elaborate costume based on Pyke from League of Legends. Livanart is a white French woman, while Pyke is “a black guy from Bilgewater.”
Yesterday, when Kotaku reported that Overwatch’s Mei had been turned into a symbol of the Hong Kong resistance, one commenter wondered if there would be cosplay of this at next month’s BlizzCon. Probably! But we don’t have to wait that long.
This enormous Grammeowster Chef is so big, and so detailed, that it took two studios—GSTQ Fashions (who we covered recently for their work on Dave Bautista’s final WWE outfit) and Wooden Leg Studios—to bring it to life.
The Metro Toronto Convention Centre played host this year to 2019's Fan Expo Canada, which attracted around 150,000 people with video games, comics, anime and, hey whaddya know, cosplay as well.