Comic-Con 2011 Cosplay Gallery: Pictures Of 74 Awesome Costumes

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The 2011 San Diego Comic-Con has come to a close, and we’ve brought you plenty the best coverage we’ve ever provided (with more yet to come). Here’s just some of the information we’ve posted up over the last few days: Hugh Jackman confirming the Silver Samurai as the villain in Wolverine 2; Nathan Fillion talking Uncharted; Edgar Wright giving an Ant-Man update; the first look at Snow White and the Huntsman and Marc Webb discussing the 3D camera work from The Amazing Spider-Man.

But all of that news is only one part of the Comic-Con experience. Another major part part – and the reason some people even attend – is to see and/or be a part of cosplay. Whether you’re standing in line to see Twilight in Hall H, listening to a comic book writer discuss his industry in Room 33A or just trying to buy a $4 soda and a $2.50 cookie (!!!) from the ripoff concession stand – one thing you will see everywhere you go are people dressed as their favorite characters from TV, movies and comics.

Every year the quality of the costumes range from elaborate video game characters to cheaply made superhero outfits, but no matter who you see they are all entertaining – and in some cases quite impressive. We spent the week scouting out the San Diego Convention Center tracking down all the best costumes we could find. This collection of 74 costumes is just the tip of the dress-up iceberg – you could spend the entire day standing in one place looking at them pass by and still never see them all.

So enjoy the gallery we have put together (with the four best at the top).

Have you ever or would you ever dress up in cosplay? If so, what were you or what would you be?

Follow me on Twitter (@Walwus) and tell me what costume was your favorite.



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  1. Blue Meanie ftw <3

  2. hell ya wilfred

  3. Next year, I’ll take a flight from Belgium and I’ll be there. It is decided.

  4. only 3 of those girls were hot… and the losers giving “free hugs” is just stupid and shouldn’t have been included in these pictures

    • Woah. Didn’t realize the bar on Comic Con pics was so high.

      A very serious matter indeed.

      • ha ha, now you know

        • And knowing is half the battle

      • Well I was expecting better costumes from comic-con. All the best costumes/cosplay I’ve ever seen in this country are from there. The quality looks no different than the small cons in my area. Kind of disappointed.

    • Did we somewhere say in the title of this post that these were pics of “hot girls”? If so, then my bad /sarcasm off.

      Maybe you need one of those free hugs?


      • Paul did you not read the headline ?

        It clearly says

        Sexy Hot Chicks In Cos play Nearly Nude Check Them Out And No Dumb Hug Pics Either

        Go read it again Jeez lol

    • seriously? literally half the internet’s porn, can’t we have a nice innocent article about dressing up? or are does your net-nanny just let you go on movie gossip sites?

    • JBM…

      You are just so sad…awww, do you need a hug?


  5. lol the ONE girl that looks hot covers her face 😛

  6. Looks like LEIA is a #1 choice for the ladies. You know everytime one Leia walks by another Leia, the girl is thinking to herself “That B****!”


    • lol, dude! that cracked me up, lol!

  7. Why was Kevin Smith dressed as an Ewok? Kidding. Cool pics. People who’ve never been to SDCC can’t appreciate the elaborate costumes these folks create. Good stuff! I think this is one of the first years where Slave Leia took a backseat to a rather lovely Tinkerbell. The little guy dressed as Flash was pretty cool too and I can only hope he wasn’t eaten by the Centurion. :)

  8. No Lindze ala mode as Morrigan!? Hmm…if you’ve never heard of Lindze, google her, you won’t be disappointed. Shes the best cosplayer ever!

  9. Boy, those pop-up ads are sure irritating.

    • David,

      I’m glad you posted that comment – they’re not working right for some reason. They should only show on 1/3 of the images and they should be much more subtle and transparent. I’ll look into it.



  10. Blue Meanie, Donnie Darko, and that Iron Man/Tony Stark in the Avengers group shot have to be the best.

    I’d love to go next year. I think it’d be fun to be The Joker, but that’s a bit overdone.

  11. Travis Morgan looks decent (cept for the feathers but Grell made them look that way) never saw him done before.

    The Dolph Vader is funny as Im a Phins fan. Vic, Going to steal that referencing this site if its ok?

  12. Phoenix looks great.

  13. I found Waldo!

  14. that is a fantastic lady Deathstrike, really well done

    • If no one else said that I wouldve, that was VERY good…

    • I agree best costume by far.

  15. I think I love you Green Arrow dood!!!!!!!

  16. green arrow dude looked awesome!! and the dude that dressed up as a zombie from walking dead

  17. Hancock was good.

    I’d have to come as Cinderella from Fables.

  18. if you cant get laid at comic-con well then you better lower your standards and get yourself a THOR outfit for next year!

  19. The dude dressed as Hancock wins it………

  20. I was hoping for more princess leia and Pikachu but not a bad year,not a bad year indeed

  21. What? No blue avatars? Whaaa!

  22. those girls are cute. pretty much all of them. guys, what you need to know about girls is this: they love to dress up and look sexy. they are also doing that for us. any guy who can’t appreciate a girl in a costume, well, perhaps your just heterosexually-challenged or for real, dude, you’re gonna just have to keep replacing your jessica rabbit posters.
    these girls are the kind you want. they dress sexy (in public!) so they dont get embarrassed easily, they are geeky (which likely means they are nice), they like the same things you do (easy conversation and activities together), they are all ages, so you can be any age and get one, and if they are going dressed up as a comic character, then they sure ain’t gonna judge YOU! so succumb to their jedi behind tricks and when they say, “i’m the droid you’re looking for”, then do the right thing and nod your head and repeat, “you are the droid I’m lookin’ for”
    so, may the force be with you (regardless of where it eminates from)

    • Where did this come from and why was it written? lol

      Dolph Vader and the 2 balloon doods are my favorites

    • You just got fanned… twice (once in my head).

  23. Any woman who dresses in black, tight-fitting rubber/vinyl/faux leather gets my vote.

    The speeder bike guys and Voltron Man were clever…

  24. …and while I’m ranting about skin-tight black outfits, how did EITHER of Curry’s get missed from this posting??

    Hot Woman+Geek Lover+Mistress Tendencies= Happy, Happy!! Joy, Joy!!

  25. wow the girls looking the comic are very cute;the guys costumes are also so cute and nice

  26. The last solo Slave Leia girl from the top down, WOW!! Amazing body. Those abs, mmmmmm! Sexy!