If you’ve gamed for a long time, you’ve likely come across many unique, powerful, and terrifying enemies—and then defeated them. And a lot of design and artistic work went into that experience. It takes a lot of skill to create visually memorable monsters and aliens that stick in the mind long after you’ve finished mopping the floor with them.
Some of the most beloved science fiction series and movies have a tremendous number of alien races populating their backgrounds and planets. But, often because of real-world budget reasons, most of these aliens are humanoid, mostly defined by different heads or facial features. This means that the intrepid cosplayer that knows their way around makeup and a few other tools can bring a cosplay to another galaxy.
If you ever doubted the passion of nerdy love that is cosplay, then let me remind you of something mind-blowing: people will cosplay characters they’ve never seen.
For most characters’ visuals, their costume defines them. It’s the thing we think of instantly when we hear their names. But, for a few characters, especially ones that have gone through many designs over the years, their weapons or tools more often define their look.
The internet is full of unique and talented people—artists, creators, and comedians everywhere. And, wouldn’t you know it, many of them like to cosplay.
With the popularity of Harley Quinn as a cosplay choice, it was a no-brainer this would happen. Everyone loves a deranged villain with a chaotic esthetic.
I mentioned this when I talked about Rick and Morty, but the modern media landscape of including alternative dimensions has made cosplay somehow more within the canon than it already was.
With the release of the new Marvel series, it seems like the right time to try one of the strangest cosplays I’ve seen. A character with a rich history, and a… memorable design.
Depending on where you live, you might be feeling the summer heat. The days will be long and full of bright, bright sun. So, what better time than now to cosplay as a character that uses fire?
2020 has been quite a year… to say the least. But it’s almost over now—and that’s worth celebrating.