100 Memorable Cosplay Images of 2012

  • The stereotype of comic book readers as overweight, nerdy men has been pounded into bits since Comic Book Guy made his debut on The Simpsons more than twenty years ago. See more Women of Denver Comic Con.
  • Spotted at Dallas Comic Con's Fan Days. See more: 40 Best Costumes at Dallas Comic Con's Fan Days.
  • One of the costumes of Denver Comic Con, held in June. See more: The Costumes of Denver Comic Con.
  • One of the costumes of Denver Comic Con, held in June. See more: The Costumes of Denver Comic Con.
  • Thousands of fans flocked to the Javits Center for New York Comic Con in October. See more: New York Comic Con's Best Cosplay.
  • The star power came out in San Diego, as cosplayers outfits included nods towards My Little PonyFriendship is Magic, Game of Thrones, Chef Vader, Spaceballs Barf,Homestuck, The Venture Brothers, a never-nude Tobia Fnke still seeking his Blue Man Group, and the always-popular gender bent slave Leia. See more Photos from San Diego Comic Con 2012.
  • Thousands of fans flocked to the Javits Center for New York Comic Con in October. See more: New York Comic Con's Best Cosplay.
  • One of the costumes of Denver Comic Con, held in June. See more: The Costumes of Denver Comic Con.
  • The Sheraton in Dallas was home to anime fans in full costumed glory at the 23rd A-Kon. See more A-Kon 2012 photos.
  • One of the costumes of Denver Comic Con, held in June. See more: The Costumes of Denver Comic Con.
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  • The star power came out in San Diego, as cosplayers outfits included nods towards My Little PonyFriendship is Magic, Game of Thrones, Chef Vader, Spaceballs Barf,Homestuck, The Venture Brothers, a never-nude Tobia Fnke still seeking his Blue Man Group, and the always-popular gender bent slave Leia. See more Photos from San Diego Comic Con 2012.
  • The 2012 edition of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade on June 24 offered what we've come to expect from the event: Stunning Mermaids in stunning costumes.
  • One of the costumes of Denver Comic Con, held in June. See more: The Costumes of Denver Comic Con.
  • The Sheraton in Dallas was home to anime fans in full costumed glory at the 23rd A-Kon. See more A-Kon 2012 photos.
  • For the 35th year, StarFest -- Denver's top sci-fi/comics/horror convention -- went down over the weekend of April 20. See more StarFest 2012 photos.
  • Scenes from Archon 2012, St. Louis' long-running science fiction and fantasy convention. See more Archon 2012 photos.
  • One of the costumes of Denver Comic Con, held in June. See more: The Costumes of Denver Comic Con.
  • For the 35th year, StarFest -- Denver's top sci-fi/comics/horror convention -- went down over the weekend of April 20. See more StarFest 2012 photos.
  • Spotted at the 6th annual Anime Matsuri Convention in Houston. See more: Anime Matsuri Convention photos.
  • Spotted at San Diego Comic Con 2012. See more San Diego Comic Con 2012 photos.
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  • Spotted at Phoenix Comic Con. See more: 2012 Phoenix Comic Con photos.
  • Spotted at MarsCon, the annual fan based science fiction and fantasy convention was held in Bloomington, Minnesota. See more: MarsCon 2012 portraits.
  • Spotted at WonderCon 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center in March. See more WonderCon 2012 photos.
  • The Sheraton in Dallas was home to anime fans in full costumed glory at the 23rd A-Kon. See more A-Kon 2012 photos.
  • Spotted at Phoenix Comic Con. See more: 2012 Phoenix Comic Con photos.
  • Spotted at the 44th edition of MileHiCon, Denver's SciFi convention. See more: 50 Best Costumes of MileHiCon 44.
  • Spotted at Nan Desu Kan 2012, Colorado's biggest anime convention, in September. See more: Best Costumes of Nan Desu Kan 2012.
  • The Sheraton in Dallas was home to anime fans in full costumed glory at the 23rd A-Kon. See more A-Kon 2012 photos.
  • One of the costumes of Denver Comic Con, held in June. See more: The Costumes of Denver Comic Con.
  • The 2012 edition of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade on June 24 offered what we've come to expect from the event: Stunning Mermaids in stunning costumes.
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  • Scenes from Archon 2012, St. Louis' long-running science fiction and fantasy convention. See more Archon 2012 photos.
  • The Labyrinth of Jareth Fantasy Masquerade Ball went down in at Park Plaza in LA. See more Labyrinth of Jareth Fantasy Masquerade Ball photos.
  • Spotted at San Diego Comic Con 2012. See more San Diego Comic Con 2012 photos.
  • Thousands of fans flocked to the Javits Center for New York Comic Con in October. See more: New York Comic Con's Best Cosplay.
  • Spotted at San Diego Comic Con 2012. See more San Diego Comic Con 2012 photos.
  • Spotted at the 6th annual Anime Matsuri Convention in Houston. See more: Anime Matsuri Convention photos.
  • In October, New York's Javits Center was completely overrun with the wild and crazy attendees of New York Comic Con. The fun wasn't just for the gentleman, as these lovely ladies can attest. See more: The Lovely Ladies of New York Comic Con.
  • For the 35th year, StarFest -- Denver's top sci-fi/comics/horror convention -- went down over the weekend of April 20. See more StarFest 2012 photos.
  • Spotted at the 6th annual Anime Matsuri Convention in Houston. See more: Anime Matsuri Convention photos.
  • Spotted at Phoenix Comic Con. See more: 2012 Phoenix Comic Con photos.
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  • Cosplay got kinky at Orpheus Black's Club Hentai in October in LA. See more Kinky cosplay photos.
  • Spotted at Dallas Comic Con's Fan Days. See more: 40 Best Costumes at Dallas Comic Con's Fan Days.
  • MYTH Masque was a high fashion meets high fantasy masquerade ball in downtown LA. See more: Myth Masque photos.
  • The Sheraton in Dallas was home to anime fans in full costumed glory at the 23rd A-Kon. See more A-Kon 2012 photos.
  • From Star Trek's George Takei to Hercules' Kevin Sorbo, from Ghostbusters' Ernie Hudson to Aliens' Michael Biehn, the celebrities and the comic book fans were out in force at the 2012 Comicpalooza in Houston. See more Comicpalooza Houston photos.
  • Scenes from Archon 2012, St. Louis' long-running science fiction and fantasy convention. See more Archon 2012 photos.
  • The Labyrinth of Jareth Fantasy Masquerade Ball went down in at Park Plaza in LA. See more Labyrinth of Jareth Fantasy Masquerade Ball photos.
  • The stereotype of comic book readers as overweight, nerdy men has been pounded into bits since Comic Book Guy made his debut on The Simpsons more than twenty years ago. See more Women of Denver Comic Con.
  • Spotted at Dallas Comic Con's Fan Days. See more: 40 Best Costumes at Dallas Comic Con's Fan Days.
  • Spotted at Phoenix Comic Con. See more: 2012 Phoenix Comic Con photos.
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  • One of the costumes of Denver Comic Con, held in June. See more: The Costumes of Denver Comic Con.
  • From Star Trek's George Takei to Hercules' Kevin Sorbo, from Ghostbusters' Ernie Hudson to Aliens' Michael Biehn, the celebrities and the comic book fans were out in force at the 2012 Comicpalooza in Houston. See more Comicpalooza Houston photos.
  • For the 35th year, StarFest -- Denver's top sci-fi/comics/horror convention -- went down over the weekend of April 20. See more StarFest 2012 photos.
  • One of the costumes of Denver Comic Con, held in June. See more: The Costumes of Denver Comic Con.
  • For the fanboys -- and girls -- who couldn't manage to fly to San Diego for Comic-Con International, Tate's Comics in Lauderhill, Florida held the next best thing. See more: Not At Comic Con 2012.
  • The 2012 edition of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade on June 24 offered what we've come to expect from the event: Stunning Mermaids in stunning costumes.
  • The star power came out in San Diego, as cosplayers outfits included nods towards My Little PonyFriendship is Magic, Game of Thrones, Chef Vader, Spaceballs Barf,Homestuck, The Venture Brothers, a never-nude Tobia Fnke still seeking his Blue Man Group, and the always-popular gender bent slave Leia. See more Photos from San Diego Comic Con 2012.
  • Thousands of fans flocked to the Javits Center for New York Comic Con in October. See more: New York Comic Con's Best Cosplay.
  • The Labyrinth of Jareth Fantasy Masquerade Ball went down in at Park Plaza in LA. See more Labyrinth of Jareth Fantasy Masquerade Ball photos.
  • The 2012 edition of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade on June 24 offered what we've come to expect from the event: Stunning Mermaids in stunning costumes.
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  • Thousands of fans flocked to the Javits Center for New York Comic Con in October. See more: New York Comic Con's Best Cosplay.
  • The 2012 edition of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade on June 24 offered what we've come to expect from the event: Stunning Mermaids in stunning costumes.
  • The star power came out in San Diego, as cosplayers outfits included nods towards My Little PonyFriendship is Magic, Game of Thrones, Chef Vader, Spaceballs Barf,Homestuck, The Venture Brothers, a never-nude Tobia Fnke still seeking his Blue Man Group, and the always-popular gender bent slave Leia. See more Photos from San Diego Comic Con 2012.
  • In October, New York's Javits Center was completely overrun with the wild and crazy attendees of New York Comic Con. The fun wasn't just for the gentleman, as these lovely ladies can attest. See more: The Lovely Ladies of New York Comic Con.
  • The 2012 edition of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade on June 24 offered what we've come to expect from the event: Stunning Mermaids in stunning costumes.
  • Spotted at the 44th edition of MileHiCon, Denver's SciFi convention. See more: 50 Best Costumes of MileHiCon 44.
  • Spotted at Dallas Comic Con's Fan Days. See more: 40 Best Costumes at Dallas Comic Con's Fan Days.
  • MYTH Masque was a high fashion meets high fantasy masquerade ball in downtown LA. See more: Myth Masque photos.
  • Spotted at Dallas Comic Con's Fan Days. See more: 40 Best Costumes at Dallas Comic Con's Fan Days.
  • Spotted at Dallas Comic Con's Fan Days. See more: 40 Best Costumes at Dallas Comic Con's Fan Days.
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  • One of the costumes of Denver Comic Con, held in June. See more: The Costumes of Denver Comic Con.
  • 100 Memorable Cosplay Images of 2012
  • One of the costumes of Denver Comic Con, held in June. See more: The Costumes of Denver Comic Con.
  • Spotted on Day 1 of the E3 convention in June in LA.
  • The Edwardian Ball returned to Los Angeles on February 19 in celebration of the macabre author/illustratior Edward Gorey. See more photos from the 2012 Edwardian Ball.
  • The Edwardian Ball returned to Los Angeles on February 19 in celebration of the macabre author/illustratior Edward Gorey. See more photos from the 2012 Edwardian Ball.
  • The Labyrinth of Jareth Fantasy Masquerade Ball went down in at Park Plaza in LA. See more Labyrinth of Jareth Fantasy Masquerade Ball photos.
  • The Labyrinth of Jareth Fantasy Masquerade Ball went down in at Park Plaza in LA. See more Labyrinth of Jareth Fantasy Masquerade Ball photos.
  • In October, New York's Javits Center was completely overrun with the wild and crazy attendees of New York Comic Con. The fun wasn't just for the gentleman, as these lovely ladies can attest. See more: The Lovely Ladies of New York Comic Con.
  • One of the costumes of Denver Comic Con, held in June. See more: The Costumes of Denver Comic Con.
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  • Spotted at Nan Desu Kan 2012, Colorado's biggest anime convention, in September. See more: Best Costumes of Nan Desu Kan 2012.
  • Spotted at Nan Desu Kan 2012, Colorado's biggest anime convention, in September. See more: Best Costumes of Nan Desu Kan 2012.
  • For the fanboys -- and girls -- who couldn't manage to fly to San Diego for Comic-Con International, Tate's Comics in Lauderhill, Florida held the next best thing. See more: Not At Comic Con 2012.
  • For the fanboys -- and girls -- who couldn't manage to fly to San Diego for Comic-Con International, Tate's Comics in Lauderhill, Florida held the next best thing. See more: Not At Comic Con 2012.
  • Thousands of fans flocked to the Javits Center for New York Comic Con in October. See more: New York Comic Con's Best Cosplay.
  • Thousands of fans flocked to the Javits Center for New York Comic Con in October. See more: New York Comic Con's Best Cosplay.
  • Thousands of fans flocked to the Javits Center for New York Comic Con in October. See more: New York Comic Con's Best Cosplay.
  • Thousands of fans flocked to the Javits Center for New York Comic Con in October. See more: New York Comic Con's Best Cosplay.
  • Spotted at Phoenix Comic Con. See more: 2012 Phoenix Comic Con photos.
  • Spotted at Phoenix Comic Con. See more: 2012 Phoenix Comic Con photos.
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  • Spotted at Denver's annual pirate convention, BrethrenCon, in September. See more: Fifty Best Pirates of BrethrenCon III.
  • Spotted at Denver's annual pirate convention, BrethrenCon, in September. See more: Fifty Best Pirates of BrethrenCon III.
  • Spotted at San Diego Comic Con 2012. See more San Diego Comic Con 2012 photos.
  • For the 35th year, StarFest -- Denver's top sci-fi/comics/horror convention -- went down over the weekend of April 20. See more StarFest 2012 photos.
  • 2,500 people, including visitors from Germany and Australia, came out for Steamcon IV, the Seattle steampunk convention. See more: Steamcon IV photos.
  • The stereotype of comic book readers as overweight, nerdy men has been pounded into bits since Comic Book Guy made his debut on The Simpsons more than twenty years ago. See more Women on Denver Comic Con.
  • Spotted at WonderCon 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center in March. See more WonderCon 2012 photos.
  • Spotted at WonderCon 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center in March. See more WonderCon 2012 photos.
  • Spotted at WonderCon 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center in March. See more WonderCon 2012 photos.
  • Thousands of fans flocked to the Javits Center for New York Comic Con in October. See more: New York Comic Con's Best Cosplay.
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Christopher Morgan
The stereotype of comic book readers as overweight, nerdy men has been pounded into bits since Comic Book Guy made his debut on The Simpsons more than twenty years ago. See more Women of Denver Comic Con.
100 of the best, most creative or just plain memorable costumes we spotted at conventions from coast to coast. Comics, sci-fi, anime or otherwise, the costumes are here.