Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S

GenCon 2011 was a mass of costumes from every area of pop culture. Video games, movies, anime, RPGs, and comic characters brushed shoulders with tens of thousands of attendees.

While there were a few definite trends (Steampunk, Homestuck, schoolgirls, kilts), it was impossible to capture more than a fraction of the awesome cosplayers. Here are some of our favorite costumes from this year.

Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S

Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S

Chainmail bikini, fantastic for protection!

Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S

Check out this the incredible Old Man Link.

Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S

Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S

There was actually a guy in this Dalek.

Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S

Don't blink...

Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S

Steampunk was just about everywhere this year!

Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S

Some Warhammer 40k players, I believe.

Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S

Auron from Final Fantasy X


Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S Sith cheerleaders
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S The Homestuck trolls
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S David Bowie goblin king
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S A Master Chief takes a break
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S A sandperson
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S A pair of Pyramid Heads
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S The host of the Glitter Guild burlesque, MsPixy as Slave Leia. This entire show — burlesque, boylesque, comediennes and a magician — were uproariously funny, and the crowd adored them.
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S Lola Getz does a Highlander burlesque, of the Glitter Guild.
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S A Firefly burlesque, though I feel horrible for not remembering this performer's stage name.
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S
Lion-O, as performed by Bazuka Joe. He was popular with the ladies.
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S Yes, that is Viva La Muerte as Cthulhu!
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S Katie Angel as a Klingon.
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S There were random encounters!
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S Lula Houp-Garou did an incredible hoop dance tribute to Birds
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S A member of Angel Burlesque
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S Morpheus and Lion-O were very popular.
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S Make mine Marvel!
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S A Star Wars pack.
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S Old Man Logan and Spider-Girl
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S Zatanna
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S This zombie was working the D&D booth, and looked incredible.
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S More Homestuck trolls (and the world's creepiest mannequin)
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S War is hell.
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S Black Widow.
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S Solid Snake, and I have no idea which anime character the pouty lady on the left is. Anyone from the audience? UPDATE: Sarah from FFXIII! Thanks for the info, folks!
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S Plague doctors.
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S Honestly, I have no idea. UPDATE: The Red Robot/Kanti from FLCL
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S This entire family was dressed up
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S Terra from Final Fantasy VI
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S This guy had an incredible proton pack, with lights and all.
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!SMandalorians

Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S

The Devil playing Settlers of Catan


Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!SA couple of Captain Americas
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!SMan-Alice and Lady-Mad Hatter
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!SWhite Queen/Emma Frost
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S

Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S

These guys were a bunch of Warhammer 40k inquisitors, who were loudly going around denouncing heretics.


Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!SStargirl
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!SI don't know if these two were anything specific, but I loved the look on her face.
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S A smattering of Final Fantasy characters.
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!SLittle dude Samus
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S Golden Age Catwoman
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S Not really sure, but they were rocking it!
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!SYip-Yip aliens from Sesame Street
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S A Steampunk family
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!SMass Effect cosplayers
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!SThor
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!SSteampunk cellphone checking.
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!SThe youngest Eleventh Doctor and Amy cosplayers
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!SSquirrel Girl
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!SDr Horrible and Spike
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!SEldar character from 40k
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!SA couple of Final Fantasy IX characters, a title often neglected at cons.
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!SRincewind
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!SBlack Canary, Catwoman, Nightwing, and Poison Ivy. So, Gotham City Sirens?
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!SDrunk and sleazy Tony Stark
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!SDude Chell
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!SMagneto and Mystique
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S These crazy kids were a living Nyan Cat, running around with the looped music playing alongside.
Chainmail Bikinis and Warhammer 40K Inquisitors: The Coolest Cosplay from GenCon 2011!S Red Link was rocking out on the ocarina, and knew all of the tunes from OoT.