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The ‘X-Men Epic Cosplay Video’ is, well, pretty epic

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Distractotron has released the appropriately titled “X-Men Epic Cosplay Video,” featuring a wide range of Marvel’s mutant — and mutant-adjacent characters — from Archangel and Scarlet Witch to Omega Red and Apocalypse. There are even anti-mutant protestors, and I’m pretty sure I spotted Doug Ramsey.

Shot at DragonCon by Blake Faucette, Justin Reich and Micah Moore, it includes animation by Reich, and a lot of slow-motion effects. Fair warning: The confrontation between the Beast and Toad is the stuff of nightmares. Don’t believe me? Just look below …

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The Joker’s wild in these wonderful cosplay photos

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These incredible photos of cosplayer Dark Incognito as a female Joker — rather than Harley Quinn or Duela Dent — makes me wish DC Comics has used the New 52 as an opportunity to introduce a Clown Princess of Crime. The shakeup to the decades-old dynamic with Batman could’ve been fascinating.

Check out some of the photos below, and even more in the galleries of Dark Incognito and photographer Akami.

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Spider-Man struggles with life in Cairo in amazing photo series

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With a metro population of 20 million, Cairo suffers from all the traffic, pollution and noise problems you’d expect from the wold’s 10th-largest urban area. Even lifelong residents can find daily life in the city’s crowded streets to be a struggle. But how would a superhero fare in Egypt’s capital?

That’s what 20-year-old Hossam Atef set out to discover in a series of photographs depicting Spider-Man — actually, 21-year-old chef Atef Saad — as he experiences a normal day in Cairo, running to catch an overcrowded bus, finding a place to sit on the Metro and driving a tuk-tuk, among other activities.

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Photo of the Day | Chihuahuas cosplay as Groot and Rocket

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As the former owner of a Chihuahua with an extensive wardrobe — stop looking at me like that; they get cold! — I’m more than a little envious of the Guardians of the Galaxy fan who had not only the skill but the gumption to create these tiny dog-sized Groot and Rocket Raccoon outfits.

They’re even endorsed by director James Gunn, who posted the photos on Facebook: “This photo just may be the peak of my existence.”

Not-so-puny god: Medieval Loki burdened with glorious armor

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Earlier this year we showcased the gloriously terrifying medieval-style Joker armor, but this is the first I’ve time I’ve seen the gorgeously detailed Medieval Loki, commissioned from the same company Prince Armory.

The wearer’s Facebook page states only that, “I am Loki, of Asgard … but son to no Asgardian,” but you can see plenty of photos of him in both his armor and his more casual trickster-wear.

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Joker and Harley Quinn tie the knot in costume-filled fan wedding

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Last year we showcased photos from a Batgirl- and Nightwing-themed wedding, so it’s only fair for us to give a couple of Gotham City rogues equal time.

“So I married Joker on Saturday,” user MCAddict writes on imgur, where she shares photos of herself (with a classic Batman logo tattoo) dressed as Harley Quinn and the groom decked out in purple and green. The wedding party was a mix of the expected (Catwoman, The Riddler, Poison Ivy and Bane) and the slightly puzzling (Wolverine, Wonder Woman and Mario).

More surprising still: Batman officiated the ceremony. Check out some of the photos below, and even more at imgur.

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College students dress up as Spider-Man for new world record

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A London costume costume brought together 398 college students Thursday to set a new Guinness World Record for the Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Spider-Man.

Escapade, which last year set the record for the Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Superman, partnered with manufacturer Rubies UK to provide participants with free licensed Marvel costumes. The event, which included aerial performances and a competition, also served as a fundraiser for the British military charity Help For Heroes.

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‘Armed’ cosplayers cause a stir in Derby, England

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Cosplayers with fake weapons triggered at least two calls to police over the weekend in Derby, England, as about 800 people gathered for the J-Con anime and manga convention.

According to the Derby Telegraph, a police spokeswoman said there were at least two “major incidents” reported by alarmed residents, prompting investigations of the fans in “fancy dress.” “We’ve obviously investigated but, when we’ve found the people involved, the weapons turned out to be fake — just a bit of fun,” she said. “From a distance, though, they didn’t look like fun.”

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There’s a new world record for largest gathering of Batmen

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Photo courtesy of Nexen

While the rest of us were busy Thursday with humdrum activities like work, classes and household chores, 542 employees of Nexen Energy were being awesome by gathering outside the company’s Calgary headquarters to set a Guinness World Record for the Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Batman.

The previous record was a paltry 250. It marks the second time Nexen employees have set a world record: In 2011, 437 of them came together to establish the Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Superman.

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This Iron Man Hulkbuster Armor cosplay is pretty amazing

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Well before Iron Man’s Hulkbuster Armor makes its big-screen debut next year in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, cosplayer Pablo Bairan has brought the comic-book version to life, quite epically.

And as difficult as it is to believe, the massive suit is mobile, with an honest-to-goodness person in side. You can see for yourself in the photos and video below.

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This Groot costume will make you rethink your Halloween plans

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With a nearly $127 million domestic box-office haul, an inescapable marketing campaign, countless merchandising tie-ins and a soundtrack debuting at No. 3 on the Billboard charts, it’s safe to Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is worming its way into our pop-culture consciousness. And come Halloween, the streets and malls will be crawling with little trick-or-treaters dressed as Rocket Raccoon, and every grown-up party will feature at least two Draxes, a Star-Lord and a Gamora.

But few of them will be able to hold a candle to this Groot costume created by Calen Hoffman. The photos show the work in progress, which will likely clue in cosplayers as to how he produced the almost movie-ready ensemble.  The last time I sculpted anything was in 11th grade art class, so I’m happy to just sit back and marvel at the finished product.

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SDCC | The ‘Gotham’ zip line photo we’ve been waiting for

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Widely circulated photos have shown San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and City Council President Todd Gloria riding the 200-foot zip line set up at Comic-Con International to promote Fox’s Gotham, but it’s The Hollywood Reporter’s Philiana Ng who delivers the winning image: a Batgirl cosplayer striking a pose as she glides across the Gotham City skyline.

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Cosplay group mixes Gotham’s finest with Hefner’s Bunnies

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The creative crew of Skirts and Swords has come together for a twisted take on the denizens of Gotham City titled Arkham Bunnies. Inspired by the DC Comics  and artist Milkydayy’s own Gotham Bunnies, this amazing cosplay creation was photographed by Greg De Stefano (who can be seen as Batman). Take a look:

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Hugh Jackman battles ‘Magneto’ on ‘Monday Night Raw’

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You never know what to expect when Hugh Jackman appears on WWE’s Monday Night Raw.

A couple of years ago he helped Zack Ryder win a match by clocking Dolph Ziggler when the referee’s back was turned. Last night, Jackman returned to Raw to promote the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, bury the hatchet with Ziggler and battle Magneto — or at least wrestler Damian Sandow, who was cosplaying as the Master of Magnetism.

On a night that included announcer JBL making references to Asteroid M, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, Sandow tried to use his magnetic powers to take Jackman’s microphone, which — SPOILERS! — didn’t end well for Sandow. Check out the video below.

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Awesome Con falls way short of cosplay world record

Although an attempt on Friday to set an new world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as comic book characters fell considerably short — 1,294 people short to be exact — it did manage to attract a lot of media coverage for Washington, D.C.’s Awesome Con.

According to WUSA Channel 9, just 237 cosplayers rallied at the U.S. Capitol Reflecting Pool, leaving intact the record of 1,530 people set in April 2011 in China.

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