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Play Arts Kai Variant Harley Quinn leaps to life in amazing cosplay

Like the other entries in Square Enix’s Play Arts Kai Variant line, the design of the Harley Quinn action figure is a departure from the popular antiheroine’s depicts in comics, television and video games. The costume amps up the medieval court jester elements, adding bits of armor and odd angles. You might imagine it would be challenge to reinterpret for cosplay, but Yugana Senshi Uon has certainly brought the figure to life, right down to the stylized oversize sledgehammer.

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‘Halo’ meets Hyrule in this magnificent ‘Zelda’ cosplay

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While we’ve seen plenty of The Legend of Zelda cosplay, none of it quite compares to this costume by Ten D. Motomochi.

Photographed by Chocozumo, it’s a mashup of Zelda and Halo, resulting in a Spartan Link who’s ready to travel beyond Hyrule, and upgrade his arsenal with a beefed-up Master Sword.

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Mistaking cosplayer for gunman, London police arrest Winter Soldier

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Armed police swarmed London’s Canary Wharf on Saturday, and accomplished what Captain America failed to do in his 2014 film: apprehend the Winter Soldier. Or at least someone dressed like the Winter Soldier.

According to the Daily Mirror, London Metropolitan Police responded to a report of a man with a shotgun in the business district, and quickly arrested a 29-year-old at West India Quay station. Although one witness quoted feared he was watching an attempted terrorist attack, it turns out the guy was a cosplayer, likely attending the weekend convention in Brighton.

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This kid has the best Rocket Racoon costume in the galaxy

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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.

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5-year-old with Cerebral Palsy celebrates Halloween in custom Millennium Falcon

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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.

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Film legend Rick Baker gives his daughter a Joker makeover

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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.

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This Jem/X-Men mashup cosplay is gloriously outrageous, sugah

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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.

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Dad transforms son’s wheelchair into ‘Star Wars’ snowspeeder

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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.

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Marvel’s Silk weaves a web with these amazing cosplay photos

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One of Marvel’s breakout characters of the past year is brought to life in these wonderful portraits of Silk cosplayer Danica Rockwood taken by photographer David Love.

The two have launched a Patreon to help fund their collaborations. You can also purchase the above photograph as a signed print.

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This custom ‘Mad Max’ Power Wheels is shiny and chrome

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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.

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Everybody wants to be Harley Quinn for Halloween, apparently

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You don’t think you’re going to be the only Harley Quinn at the Halloween party, do you? Chances are, there will be more Harleys than you can shake a comically oversized hammer at.

In fact, according to Google’s Frightgeist, the DC Comics antiheroine is the top-trending Halloween costume in the country this year, followed by Star Wars, the generic “superhero,” pirate and Batman.

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Creepy, incredible Venom cosplay makeup will fuel nightmares

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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.

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Salt Lake Comic Con sets new cosplay world record

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Organizers of Salt Lake Comic Con brought together 1,784 fans on Friday to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of comic book characters. The previous record of 1,530 was set in April 2011 at the opening of World Joyland theme park in China.

It’s not an easy task, as other convention have discovered in recent years: Guinness has rigid requirements, including a list of approved characters and a prohibition against certain costume variations (such as Steampunk Batman).

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Watch George Perez and cosplayers celebrate 30th anniversary of ‘Crisis’

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Distractotron has released video from DragonCon of the decidedly epic cosplay celebrating the 30th anniversary of Crisis on Infinite Earths. And who else should be at its center — besides the Anti-Monitor, of course — than artist George Perez, acting appropriately melodramatic.

The video spotlights a selection of era- and series-appropriate cosplay, including Superman of Earths One and Two, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Batman, Nightwing, Blue Beetle, Amethyst, Green Lantern (John Stewart), Captain Marvel, Vixen, The Flash, Gypsy, Dr. Light, Donna Troy and Starfire.

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Student turns his wheelchair into world’s best ‘Mad Max’ cosplay

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When it comes to Mad Max: Fury Road cosplay, Ben Carpenter‘s has undoubtedly earned a placed in Valhalla.

The 20-year-old engineering student transformed his standing wheelchair into a war rig, and himself into Max Rockatansky, in a nod to a scene from George Miller’s action epic.

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