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10 Cosplayers Who Went Above And Beyond The Call Of Duty

With each passing year, anime and video game conventions push the creativity and talent of cosplayers everywhere. People wearing costumes to conventions is nothing new, but the amount of detail the modern cosplayer puts on display is astounding. Here is just a taste of what the best in the business have created.

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Iron Man 2: Warmachine by Rancid Props


It’s one thing to craft your own armor from plastic sheets; it’s another to add in the chest and eye lights. The helmet even opens upward, just like Tony Stark’s.

Final Fantasy XIV: Dragoon by Layton Props


The weapon alone is impressive, but the armor is breathtaking. The entire set doesn't have a single piece of metal. It’s entirely made from hand-painted craft foam, warbla and Plasti Dip.

Metal Gear Solid: Raiden by Xailas


Jeff Siegert, aka Xailas, stunned Metal Gear fans with his 2013 appearance at the AX convention. To achieve the detail, Jeff had to enlist multiple graphic artists to help paint.

Batman: The Joker by Anthony Misiano


Sometimes it’s not about the clothes but the personality you bring to the costume. Misiano has become one of the most famous cosplayers all thanks to that sinister grin.

Mass Effect: Male Shepard by Mark Meer

Mark Meer is not only the voice actor of the male Shepard in BioWare’s Mass Effect trilogy, he also lives out the role at conventions in full N7 gear.

Skyrim: Draugr Deathlords by Punished Props


Made entirely out of craft foam and, oddly enough, Bondo car plastic, Bill Doran of Punished Props even included a removable arrow to the knee.

Vanquished: ARS by Danquish


Normally showing off his skills as Sub Zero and Scorpion, cosplayer Danquish went all out creating this Augmented Reaction Suit from the Vanquished video game.

Dragon Age Inquisition: Inquisitor Armor by Steven K Smith


As a professional prop maker, Smith has a staggering catalog of Borderlands and Destiny masks. This past year, he showed up in a full Inquisitor set.

While by no means an all-inclusive list, expect these and other cosplayers to continue to impress at cons like Momocon in the years to come. A quick visit to their Facebook or Deviant Art pages alone reveals the wealth of impressive projects and costumes soon to come.

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