Oh, It's Just T-Pain Cosplaying As A Tekken Character

Photo by dtjaaaam
Photo by dtjaaaam

DragonCon, one of the biggest conventions in the US, is going down this long weekend, and among the cosplayers in attendance is rapper T-Pain, living his absolute best cosplay life as Tekken’s Leroy Smith.

Leroy is a brand new character for Tekken 7, meaning this could all be just a very good marketing stunt. Then again, T-Pain plays and streams a lot of games these days, so it could also just be him recognising that the character’s recent reveal gave him the perfect chance to do this:


We’ll have a full feature on all the rest of the cosplay at 2019's DragonCon in a week or two. Until then, here’s our gallery from 2018's show, which featured some of the best damn cosplay photography we saw all year.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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Rachel Fogg

This is the smoothest image of the year. I can literally smell the Argan dreadlock oil.