Category:  So I Heard You Like Cosplay

By Pixelitis Staff, April 16, 2014 0 PAX East '14, So I Heard You Like Cosplay

Only at cons do you get a trio of Tingles. Only at cons.

PAX East cosplay was in full swing this past weekend and Pixelitis has got the evidence right here. Staffers saw favorites like The Prince from Katamari Damacy as well as Marth from Fire Emblem.

We snapped pictures of some Hotline Miami cosplayers, Resident Evil’s Barry Burton and Bioshock Infinite’s Luteces in their sharpest and wittiest. Associate Editor Patrick Kulikowski also noted various Ravios from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds out on the show floor. All we needed was a “Hey Mr. Hero!” to top things off.

Our hats go off to the one lone Limbo cosplay. It was both creepy and amazing.

Although it felt as if the con had a bit less cosplay than usual, that didn’t mean the costumes were any less awesome.

Check out the full gallery from this weekend after the jump.  (more…)

By Patrick Kulikowski, January 23, 2014 0 Features, So I Heard You Like Cosplay

You’ve seen me raving about MAGFest 12 for weeks now, and before I shut up about it, you have to see some of the cosplays I came across at the festival this year.

In the gallery below you’ll come across armored soldiers crafted out of your favorite soft drinks, a female crossplay of Mega Man X series villain Sigma and three of Final Fantasy V’s protagonists duking it out with a Marlboro. And if all of that didn’t sound awesome already, we’ve snapped a few pictures of a cosplay of Ryu from Breath of Fire II.

Yes, you could say that my MAGFest was made by seeing that cosplay.

Proceed past the break for the full gallery. And if you happen to be any of these crafty cosplayers, give us a shout in the comments below.

Photos courtesy of DamKul Photography. Check out his website (and Facebook) for more awesome photos from MAGFest 12. (more…)

By Allain Richard, July 4, 2013 0 Features, So I Heard You Like Cosplay

Last weekend, cosplayers, otaku and gamers alike came together for Animaritime 2013, an annual anime and gaming convention.

For those not in the know, Animaritime is situated in the Canadian Maritime region. While it may not be as big as other conventions like PAX East or San Diego Comic Con, you can be rest assured that us Maritimers don’t lack in quality cosplay. Ranging from Adventure Time to Minecraft and everything popular and obscure in between, cosplayers came together in Fredericton, New Brunswick for three days of fun events, panels and friendly hang-outs.

While some cosplayers stayed within the realm of popular games, some were way out there and very unexpected, such as Ness from Earthbound and Tron Bonne from Megaman Legends. I was also surprised by the Journey cosplayers, which are always wonderful to find.

You can check out the full gallery after the jump.


By Lowell Bell, April 28, 2013 0 Features, So I Heard You Like Cosplay

The Calgary Comic and Entertainment expo has come and gone, and so have over one hundred cosplay photos I’ve snagged this weekend. Unfortunately, Sunday had a lot less cosplay than Saturday and Friday, but there are some gems in today’s bunch of twenty or so.

The coordinated gang of Kyoshi Warriors from The Last Airbender (along with a separate Aang) and No Face from Spirited Away highlighted today’s bunch, but there was also some great video game inspired cosplay with a pink-trimmed COG and a pair of Commander Shepards. Check them out below.

I hope you enjoyed the cosplay of Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo as much as I enjoyed taking it.


By Lowell Bell, April 27, 2013 0 Features, So I Heard You Like Cosplay

Wow. There was a lot more cosplay today than yesterday at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. An overwhelming amount, even. Saturday seems to be the day that brings out the most Calgary cosplayers have to offer, but we’ll see how tomorrow compares. For now, enjoy the over fifty cosplay photographs I nabbed today.

Don’t mind the Batman that appears in a good chunk of the photos. That particular Bruce Wayne is a good friend of mine and I was his cosplay caretaker for the day. Since I was with him most of the time, everyone wanted him in their photographs, so he squeaked into quite a few. In fact, hanging out with Batman all day seemed to draw a lot of Gotham-inspired cosplay my way.

Other than Batman and friends, I found the best Borderlands cosplay I’ve ever come across, a few amazing Game of Thrones inspired pieces and a giant box of Pocky. Check them out after the break.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the final day of the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. (more…)

By Lowell Bell, April 26, 2013 0 Features, So I Heard You Like Cosplay

The first day of 2013’s Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo (CCEE) has wrapped up, and boy do I have a lot of cosplay photos for you. It seems the likes of Nathan Fillion, Peter Dinklage, Carrie Fischer and Stan Lee draw in quite a few people–somewhere around the 50,000 mark–and quite a few of those people decided to dress up for your viewing pleasure.

I snapped pictures of hobbits, wizards, psychotic  clowns, batmen, mechromancers and the one and only Homestar Runner. Personally, my favorite cosplay of the day was the Splicer I caught on my way out of the Expo. He was committed to being quite creepy. Oh, and all the Adventure Time cosplay was great, too. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a good Princess Bubblegum and Marceline before.

Remember, this is just day one of three. The CCEE runs until Sunday, and I’ll be there tomorrow and Sunday amongst the masses looking for the best cosplay. Be sure to check back then.


By Allain Richard, April 11, 2013 0 Features, So I Heard You Like Cosplay

In Monster Hunter, hunting monsters that are a number of times bigger than you requires strong armor and big weapons. With literally hundreds of armor and weapon choices, it’s easy to differ yourself from your fellow hunters by making an armor set and a weapon from the carcass of fallen monsters.

Much like forging the weapons and armors in the games, creating a believable Monster Hunter cosplay must take hours upon hours of painstaking work. But for those fans that can pull it off, they bring a whole new level of badass to conventions.

See all the brave hunters ready to go out and hunt after the break.


By Lowell Bell, March 28, 2013 1 So I Heard You Like Cosplay

Like the rest of the gaming world, I’m knee deep in Colombia and its American radicalism at the moment. While Booker Dewitt and Elizabeth’s adventure is only just beginning for myself, many people have gone on to claim BioShock: Infinite is one of the defining games of our generation, and certainty lives up to or exceeds the BioShock name.

Whether or not you agree with that lofty statement, I think one thing’s for sure: BioShock’s visual design inspired a gargantuan amount of amazing cosplay, featuring Splicers, Little Sisters, Big Daddies and Big Sisters. It’s not just the original two games, either. BioShock: Infinite has seen an impressive amount of cosplay even before its release–especially of the game’s female lead, Elizabeth.

Check out the cosplay straight from Rapture and Colombia after the break. (more…)

By Karen Rivera, March 25, 2013 0 Features, PAX East 2013, So I Heard You Like Cosplay

No amount of rechargeable batteries could keep these robots writing forever. But as we all know, a picture is worth a thousand words. So instead of writing a thousand words about all these awesome cosplayers on Day 2 and 3 of PAX East 2013, we’ll let you have at them.

We’ve got a Tyrion Lannister, Female Splicer and Little Sister for starters. Not to mention a bunch of Team Fortress 2 cosplayers and a smattering of others–and my favorite, a tiny badass Tomb Raider. Check out the full gallery after the jump.


By Karen Rivera, March 23, 2013 0 Features, PAX East 2013, So I Heard You Like Cosplay

Like a newborn babe gazing upon the world for the first time, Pixelitis staffers were eagerly snapping away at the daringly dressed and the biggest fans of the genres.

There are some crazy cosplayers in their prime–including a prince from Katamari Damacy and a Bumblebee on stilts that had reporters wondering just how the heck this guy was walking around all day. Among the favorites, there was a great Pryamid Head from Silent Hill and a sassy Zero Suit Samus.

Now before we get wicked hammered (a la Boston dialect), check out our gallery of day one cosplayers at PAX East 2013.