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The 7 Hottest Cosplays Ever!
posted by griphus (30 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite

 
Man, that Wampa is sizzlin'!
posted by gkhan at 7:13 PM on November 21, 2013 [3 favorites]


This is fucking great.
posted by nushustu at 7:15 PM on November 21, 2013 [3 favorites]


this is exactly why I now have the rule that any and all cosplay outfits have to be able to be rotated into my general wardrobe.

1940s era military jackets get a pass cause all the clasps and buttons are pretty much the only way I'm getting a tapered waist
posted by The Whelk at 7:15 PM on November 21, 2013 [4 favorites]


I started to chortle at "Poorly ventilated!" and basically didn't cease. It's a simple joke, but a good one.
posted by erlking at 7:17 PM on November 21, 2013 [3 favorites]


Metafilter: JESUS CHRIST, I'M ABOUT TO PASS OUT
posted by killdevil at 7:17 PM on November 21, 2013


Don't drown in the beans.
posted by Samuel Farrow at 7:19 PM on November 21, 2013


Tin, what it say on, does.
posted by eriko at 7:19 PM on November 21, 2013


Erotic in its own way. I guess.

To furries and Robin cosplayers.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 7:24 PM on November 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


I have to wonder what percentage of Doctor Who cosplayers choose their outfit out of love for the show and how many out of a wish be able to walk and sit down normally.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 7:37 PM on November 21, 2013 [3 favorites]


I have to wonder what percentage of Doctor Who cosplayers choose their outfit out of love for the show and how many out of a wish be able to walk and sit down normally.

It sounds comfortable, but the Sexy Sontaran costume doesn't breathe well at all.
posted by justkevin at 7:42 PM on November 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


I have to wonder what percentage of Doctor Who cosplayers choose their outfit out of love for the show and how many out of a wish be able to walk and sit down normally.

The scarf usually doesn't impede my ability to walk around and/or sit.
posted by Sphinx at 7:44 PM on November 21, 2013


Dude, ever tried wearing tweed in Atlanta in August? I don't recommend it, and that is the main reason I have retired my Eleven outfit.

(The WWII nurse uniform was fine, but the gas mas was sweltering, so it's on hiatus too.)
posted by nonasuch at 7:45 PM on November 21, 2013


One Halloween back in the 80's, when I was young and very stupid, I fashioned a Cylon centurion costume out of cardboard and silver spray paint. Now, it was warm that night, and I and my friends did a lot of walking around a richer neighborhood because, you know, better candy. As the night wore on, I had no choice but to shed parts of my cybernetic body. By the end of that night, I believe I had fully transformed back into a human. Lesson learned. Still, I felt more sorry for the girl that went costumed as the Old North Church, which was architecturally speaking pretty accurate. And to this day, I don't understand what the Old North Church has to do with Halloween.
posted by jabah at 7:51 PM on November 21, 2013 [2 favorites]


Really Seals in the flavor.

(nsfw?)
posted by NortonDC at 7:55 PM on November 21, 2013


Steamy!
posted by notme at 7:59 PM on November 21, 2013


Phew, I'm sweating more than the Mighty Jagrafess of the Holy Hadrojassic Maxarodenfoe in here.
posted by arcticseal at 7:59 PM on November 21, 2013


Hilarious, but sorely lacking in a Tauntaun's belly costume, which everyone knows is the warmest thing on Hoth.
posted by mathowie at 8:13 PM on November 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


Sauntered over to my husband with the computer and said, "Hey sweetie, you want to look at some hot cosplay with me?"

He's going to stop trusting me completely soon.
posted by bibliowench at 8:28 PM on November 21, 2013 [19 favorites]


Needs more Warhammer.
posted by longdaysjourney at 8:34 PM on November 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


Reminds me of the totoro I saw last year at Sakura-Con
posted by Annika Cicada at 8:42 PM on November 21, 2013


Metafilter: JESUS CHRIST, I'M ABOUT TO PASS OUT

More like "DEAD OR ALIVE I AM ABSOLUTELY COOKIN' IN THIS SUIT"
posted by phaedon at 9:00 PM on November 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


I realize this is slightly different, but the coldest I have ever been is in a Magnum PI costume on a Halloween when it was below 30 out. Relatedly, the hottest-looking person I've ever seen was struggling with an elf costume at an especially warm Halloween party that must have seemed like Hell to anyone who wasn't ready for 70 degree temperatures.
posted by Copronymus at 10:00 PM on November 21, 2013


I don’t get "cosplays". It’s costume play, cosplay. You wear costumes.
posted by bongo_x at 10:49 PM on November 21, 2013


I don't get what there isn't to get. Some people make miniature trains or scale models, it's the same thing except they can't fit inside to use them. Some people organise events and display their flower arrangements, it's the same thing except they don't get to look awesome. Some people customize their cars, it's the same thing except a supercharged V10 is probably cheaper than what the local fabric store is charging for trim :-)
posted by anonymisc at 12:31 AM on November 22, 2013


I think he means that the plural form "cosplays" doesn't make any sense, it's like using "tennises" instead of "tennis matches" (e.g., "the seven most awesome tennises").
posted by Pyry at 1:04 AM on November 22, 2013 [3 favorites]


Some people make miniature trains or scale models, it's the same thing except they can't fit inside to use them.

Depends on the scale, really.
posted by backseatpilot at 5:36 AM on November 22, 2013


Couple of years ago, we made 3 gorilla costumes.
We did some physical activity (in a climbing gym) and after 10 minutes we were lying on our backs outside, cooling off through our eyes, the only non-covered part of our bodies. Removing the mask was not an option because it was glued to our face around the eyes.
After an hour we hád to quit. We each stood in a pool of sweat while undressing.

This year was better. Warm, not hot.
posted by Akeem at 7:37 AM on November 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


I prefer the term "cosplayments."
posted by Dr-Baa at 12:03 PM on November 22, 2013


Maybe "cosplaysities"?
posted by bongo_x at 12:11 PM on November 22, 2013


I can vouch for Batman. When the black paint around your eyes starts trickling under your rubber mask and pooling in your collarbone, you start to wonder whether you're really the hero Gotham needs.

Missing: Obi-Wan Kenobi in full Jedi regalia*. Undershirt, long-sleeved tunic, tabard and obi, robe, long pants, long boots. It weighs a fscking tonne. You, on the other hand, are several kilos lighter at the end of the night.

*No, that's not me. My Obi-Wan is fatter older balder from a more civilised age.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 3:36 PM on November 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


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