Cosplayers used to be viewed as nerds who dressed up in some weird clothes, but today the cosplay business is up there with haute couture fashion. And if you want to promote your game, book, movie or a comic, there’s no better ad than scantily-clad women parading at some relevant event like Comic-Con or PAX, or SXSW. If you’ve ever been to any of these events, you’ve seen hundreds of fabulous cosplayers running around. Some costumes look cheap, while others, it feels like, took ages to make and actually look much better than the source material.
So here they are, top 20 cosplays that are far better than the originals!
20. Oh yeah, that’s the Black Panther we all know and love!
19. What an amazing cosplay from Coco!
18. When “cosplaying” runs in the family, there’s nothing you can do about it…
17. Officer Bunny ready to bust some criminals!
16. Is that a goddamn Warhammer orc? Imagine meeting this dude in a dark alley…
15. I AM GROT. I AM GROOT. I AM GROOT?
14. 10,000 points to Gryffindor!