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When Rocket Raccoon declared “Ain’t no thing like me except me,” he clearly hadn’t met 6-year-old Chase, who was a dead ringer for the tough-talking, furry Guardian of the Galaxy for Halloween.
Created by Chase’s mother, artist Christina Borchardt, the painstakingly hand-made costume has become a social-media sensation, garnering attention from the likes of Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage and Ripley’s Believe It or Not.
The Bailey family is known in their community for going all out for Halloween. In years past, they’ve made costumes for their children including Superman and Clark Kent, complete with the phone booth to change in.
This year, they wanted to make Halloween extra special for their 5-year-old son Sebastian, who has cerebral palsy. Sebastian will be the coolest kid on his street as he trick-or-treats in this custom made Millennium Falcon! The design of the Falcon also aids in his ability to walk, which is perfect for trick-or-treating.
Legendary movie makeup-effects creator Rick Baker gave his daughter an epic cosplay makeover for Halloween, transforming her into the Clown Prince of Crime.
Veronica Baker, an executive assistant in digital marketing at DC Entertainment, received the full Killing Joke, even going so far as to re-create Brian Bolland’s iconic cover from the 1988 one-shot.
Sure, the live-action Jem and the Holograms crashed and burned at the box office, but fans will always have the cartoon and, now, this pretty spectacular cosplay that mashes together the 1980s original and some classic X-Men.
Based on art by Rage Gear Studios, “Jaz and the Hardlight Projections” is the work of the Skirts and Swords cosplay team and Greg De Stefano Photography, who deliver the most spectacularly ’80s display you’re likely to see this week.
Whether he’s sent out trick-or-treating or to battle AT-AT Walkers on the ice planet Hoth, 8-year-old Jeremy Miller will be fully prepared in this amazing Star Wars snowspeeder costume his father created for his wheelchair.
Using a toy and online photos as a reference, dad Ryan Scott Miller constructed the snowspeeder with foam board, PVC pipe, bicycle brakes and duct tape. He didn’t overlook any details, either: The craft boasts working flaps and a Nerf arsenal (the darts actually glow, thanks to glow sticks). Not that Miller even stenciled “Caution Hot” beneath the blaster cannons.
With this Mad Max Power Wheels War Rig, Cory and Jeremy Newton-Smith have undoubtedly earned a place in Valhalla.
The “creative engineers,” who for previous Halloweens created a DeLorean and an Ecto-1 for their son, this year transformed 4-year-old Cooper and his 11-month-old sister Ziggy into an adorably ferocious Max Rockatansky and Imperator Furiosa, complete with a pint-sized War Rig.
The Mandalorian warrior Boba Fett is renowned as the best, and most feared, bounty hunter in the galaxy. But LEGO Boba Fett? Hands down, the cutest.
And Reddit user iqwertyi has brought the minifigure to full-size life with a terrific costume that was likely more difficult to create than you can imagine. Scaling up the proportions of the trademark minifigs can be tricky, but iqwertyi used a computer-aided design program to keep the measurements from going askew. And it only took him seven weekends.
With his tentacle-like tongue, razor-sharp teeth and trail of saliva, Venom is well-suited for Halloween scares. However, Marvel’s fan-favorite symbiote can be a tough costume to pull off for all but the most skilled cosplayers. But thanks to a well-timed Throwback Thursday post, we get a look at an impressively scary Venom that you can put together in plenty of time for trick-or-treat.
Clearly a serious devotee of the Gundam series and a serious cosplayer, Japanese Twitter user Punival has taken both to the next level with this thoroughly impressive RX-78 Mobile Suit costume.
While that alone is enough to make the Earth Federation proud, Punival went even further, donning the custom suit for photographs in front of the nearly 60-foot Gundam statue at Gundam Front Tokyo in Odaiba.
If you haven’t already started working on your Halloween costume, let’s face it, you probably weren’t planning anything elaborate. So forget that bright idea you had back in August of dressing as Groot or Rocket Raccoon: With only a couple of weeks left, you’re going to the party as Star-Lord.
ThinkGeek makes it easy with this Star-Lord hooded T-shirt with LED mask. It allows you to maintain your not-so-secret identity as Peter Quill until you reach the party (the shirt mimics the lines of his leather jacket, but otherwise looks like a regular V-neck).
Considering the characters’ shared physical traits, it’s surprising that we haven’t seen a Hellboy/Darth Maul cosplay mashup before now. Or maybe we have, but they simply failed to make the impression that Luis Linares‘ does.
In these wonderful portraits by photographer James Rulison, Linares delivers the best of both worlds: a Darth Hellboy — or is that Sithboy? — armed with a double-bladed lightsaber, an oversized revolver and, naturally, a cigar.
That incredible 9-and-a-half-foot-tall Hulkbuster cosplay was the talk of New York Comic Con, generating buzz both on the exhibition floor and on social media. Extreme Costumes even won Best of Show in the NYCC Eastern Championships of Cosplay.
Now Tech Insider offers a close-up look at the costume in this video, which details the lengths creator Thomas DePetrillo must go to when he suits up: It takes him a whopping 20 minutes — and that’s with assistance. Of course, those stilts can’t make it easy.
Whether you’re attending New York Comic Con or merely following along on social media, you’ve likely caught sight of the enormous Hulkbuster strutting around the exhibition floor. Don’t be alarmed: It’s that incredible cosplay we showcased just last week from Extreme Costumes.
When the call went out over the weekend, scores of men, women, Elves, Orcs and, um, other things responded, descended upon Fort Radikov, with nothing less than the future of Middle-earth at stake.
Or at least it could’ve been easily mistaken for Middle-earth. It was actually a village in the Czech Republic, where dedicated LARPers gathered for “The Battle of the Fort,” an event set within the sweeping fantasy world created by J.R.R. Tolkien.