The Art of Cosplay: Wondercon 2016

Wondercon 2016, L.A. Celestia and Nightmare Moon cosplay

Wondercon 2016, L.A.

I consider cosplay (“costume/play” to the uninitiated!) to be an art form. Whether a person chooses to copy a costume as accurately as possible or to put their own creative spin on it, the craftsmanship and dedication involved in seeing such a project to fruition is impressive. The end result is worth it though. Not only do you get to look amazing all day, walking around as an awesome fusion of your favorite character and yourself, you get to see the joy that your art has brought to others. My sister and I both say that half the fun of going to conventions like Wondercon is seeing all the awesome cosplays. You never know what you’re going to find.

Wondercon 2016, L.A. Judy Hopps cosplay

Wondercon 2016, L.A.

You could spot a beloved character from the latest smash hit…

Wondercon 2016, L.A. Star vs. the Forces of Evil cosplay

Wondercon 2016, L.A.

Or cute cosplays from a goofy, imaginative cartoon.

Wondercon 2016, L.A. Where's Waldo Star Wars clone cosplay

Wondercon 2016, L.A.

Hybrids are always a delight…

Wondercon 2016, L.A. Princess Leaia tombstone cosplay

Wondercon 2016, L.A.

And somehow cosplays find a way to bring some humor to even the darkest events.

Wondercon 2016, L.A. Jack Sparrow cosplay

Wondercon 2016, L.A.

Sometimes it’s hard to tell the cosplay apart from the original character.

Wondercon 2016, L.A. Starfire cosplay

Wondercon 2016, L.A.

It’s amazing the amount of detail which people include to embody their characters, from full body paint…

Wondercon 2016, L.A. Lara Croft cosplay

Wondercon 2016, L.A.

To a good coating of dirt.

Wondercon 2016, L.A. Disney Meg cosplay

Wondercon 2016, L.A.

You see characters who range from delightfully sassy…

Wondercon 2016, L.A. Batman cosplay

Wondercon 2016, L.A.

To deathly cool.

Wondercon 2016, L.A. Suicide Squad Harley Quinn cosplay

Wondercon 2016, L.A.

People show up in the latest rendition of a beloved classic.

Wondercon 2016, L.A. Neptune RWBY cosplay

Wondercon 2016, L.A.

You see characters from popular indie productions….

Wondercon 2016, L.A. Ganondorf cosplay

Wondercon 2016, L.A.

Legendary villains…

Wondercon 2016, L.A. Tokyo Ghoul the gourmet cosplay

Wondercon 2016, L.A.

And baddies who we all love to hate.

Wondercon 2016, L.A. Winry cosplay

Wondercon 2016, L.A.

Some cosplays are sweet

Wondercon 2016, L.A. Silent Hill cosplay

Wondercon 2016, L.A.

While others are terrifying.

Wondercon 2016, L.A. Mystique, She Hulk, Red She Hulk cosplay

Wondercon 2016, L.A.

No matter the fandom though…

Wondercon 2016, L.A. Anna Boba Fett cosplay

Wondercon 2016, L.A.

There’s always something new and exciting to be found in cosplay.

Wondercon 2016, L.A. La Muerte cosplay

Wondercon 2016, L.A.

Be sure to check out last week’s article on Wondercon for more great cosplay pics!

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