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Original post by Meredith Woerner on io9

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013

This was an amazing year for creative costumes and clever tributes — so it was a lot of work to do all of it justice. We looked through a whole year of costuming at every convention, Halloween outing or simply talented people messing around online and we found a massive collection of exceptionally talented costumers. Here are our absolute favorite cosplayers from 2013.

First up top we have a great bit of cosplaying — NOT just because all the Disney Princesses are Superheroes but mostly because of what they did to Vanellope von Schweetz. Images by Eurobeat Kasumi Photography.

Princess Deadpool via Gamewire Girl (many, many more cute shots at the link):

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013


Post Apocalyptic Little Mermaid at NYCC via The Mary Sue.

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013


Ape Frodo and Gandalf is from NYCC 2013 via Geeks Are Sexy.

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013

Daria Cosplay. Makeup By Faulty Frame and Kate Stark. Photos by Annet Voronaya. Via Best of Cosplay.

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013


The Gentleman Ghost at SDCC 2013 via ScreenRant. The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013

The Sanderson Sisters! From Hocus Pocus (and their ex-boyfriend!). Photo by Joits Photography, Costumes by Lauren of Castle Corsetry. Via Fashionably Geek.

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013


Lady Khan NYCC 2013 via Nicoltergeist.

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013


LED Baby created by Dopplerizer.

Kif and Zapp Brannigan at NYCC 2013 via io9.

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013

How about the invasion of ADORABLE Commander Hadfields we saw this year. MY HEART IT BEATS "BABY MUSTACHE!" Tons more 'lil Hadfields over here.

But this one's definitely our favorite:

DJ Ruby Rhod (in formal attire) at NYCC 2013 via io9.

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013


Gollum via Flickr!

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013


Cosplayer Enayla is COMMITTED to her Hanging GLaDOS Cosplay.

Homer Vegata taken by Victor Gamez at SDCC 2013.

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013


Rick Baker as Steampunk Frankenstein. Via Reddit.

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013


The Tooth Fairy! Taken by Victor Gamez at SDCC 2013. The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013

The actual actress Nicki Clyne at New York Comic-Con 2013 in her FULL Callandra Tyrol uniform from Battlestar Galactica. AMAZING, via io9.

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013


Game of Thrones, Morphing Throne! Via IGN.

Guinan NYCC 2013 via io9.

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013


Cassandra and her attendants, moisturize! NYCC 2013 via io9.

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013


The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013

Inspector Gadget NYCC via Cosplaying While Black.


The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013

Power Ranger and Rita Repulsa NYCC 2013 via Cosplaying While Black.


Shredder and the Turtles (sorta) NYCC 2013 via io9.

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013


Dead Castiel via Vulcan4Ever.

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013

A White Walker. Via io9's Halloween Costume Roundup.

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013

Pacific Rim original cosplay, The Brooklyn Typhoon via Brooklyn Robot Works.

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013


Gandalf the Pink. Created by Jimmy and submitted to our very own io9 Costume Party.

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013

Rob Cockerham from Cockeyed dressed up as Disneyland... all of it.

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013

Old Republic's Darth Malgus from Darth Malgus Costume Test via Kotaku. Astounding.

Interview with a Vampire Gang NYCC 2013 via io9.

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013

Doc OC NYCC 2013 via io9.

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013

Tangled Jedis NYCC 2013 via io9.

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013

Lady Kaneda NYCC 2013 via io9.

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013

Rocket Raccoon NYCC 2013 via io9.

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013

Cylons Taken by Victor Gamez at SDCC 2013.

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013

Powdered Toast Man at SDCC 2013. Via io9.

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013

Not our favorite episode, but definitely our favorite cosplay. Found by Alcblueyes on the Doctor Who Cosplay Livejournal group.

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013

Skeksis from Dragon*Con 2013 via Suzie Legra.

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013

We will continue to love you forever cosplaying Renly Baratheon. Found on the ScotchTrooper Tumblr.

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013


Thanos via Geeks Are Sexy.

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013


Carpet Cosplay so good, they got sued by the hotel.

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013


Marceline and Simon cosplay from Adventure Time. WEEP. Created by Twinzik Cosplay.

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013

Mr. Freeze NYCC 2013, photo by Getty Images

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013

Many Lightning Bolt Girls NYCC 2013, photo by Getty Images

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013

Pradator Pals NYCC 2013, photo by Getty Images

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013

London Olympia Convention, photo by Getty Images

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013


Bebop & Rocksteady at Cos & Effect Photography from the The Will Box. Via Fashionably Geek.

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013


Labyrinth Family from reddit via Jezebel.

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013

Dino Rider SDCC 2013. Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP

The Absolute Best Cosplay of 2013

Amazing Dredd Time-lapse. Via Topless Robot.

Who did we miss? Put any favorite we didn't see in the comments! And good costuming to you all in 2014.

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