There are many reasons to attend San Diego Comic Con and any of the offsite events such as Nerd HQ. One of the things I look forward to seeing every year is the cosplay. As a cosplayer myself, I understand the time, effort, and heart that goes into making a cosplay just right and then having to survive in the San Diego heat in said cosplay. It takes some commitment, sweat (okay lots and lots of sweat!), and love. Cosplay is not merely an excuse to play dress-up (who really needs an excuse to do that?). For some it is a way of life. Speaking from experience, many people start planning out their cosplay a year or at the very least several months in advance (I am already planning mine for next year!). I was able to catch many great cosplays myself, among them are the following:
Carol from The Walking Dead
Adidas Boombox Red Storm Trooper
Silent Hill Nurse (the sign behind her just adds to the image)
Rapunzel and Flynn Ryder
Gage from Borderlands 2
Red Power Ranger
This cosplay, my own Daenarys Targaryan, was taken by Nerdy Cruz
The next two images were taken by Chuck Cook
Steampunk Disney (Featuring Nerdy Curiosities!)
Loki (I mean come on, I had to do a double take on that one!)
Roni and Michelle from Nerdy Gras couldn’t resist taking a photo with the great Tenth Doctor!
This image comes from Craig’s Cosplay Corral
Hey look, it’s our buddy LonsterMash from Nerdioke as Wolverine!
And the last batch of images come from SuperHero Hype
Suicide Squad Harley Quinn has been a popular one
Female Titan from Attack on Titan
There were so many amazing cosplays on display this year! It never ceases to amaze me how awesome and creative the nerd community can be. Until next time, stay nerdy my friends!