E3's Best in Show: The Cosplay Edition
This year's E3 (that's the Electronic Entertainment Expo, for the uninitiated) was one of the hugest in recent history, marking the dawn of a new console generation. As such, publishers and fans alike are getting into the spirit by literally representing gaming's old favorites and new additions in the form of kick-ass cosplay. The outfits tend to fall into two categories: the professional cosplayer hired by the companies at E3 to attract attention to the booth, and the attendees, which decide to get into the spirit. Check out some of the best outfits after the jump.
10. Demon Hunter, Diablo 3 (Blizzard)
This demon hunter was spotted outside the Blizzard booth representing PC favorite Diablo 3, slated to come to consoles soon. Killer crossbows, ahoy!
Nothing is true. Everything is permitted. Except maybe actual hidden blades.
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9. Ezio, Assassin's Creed
This guy was a huge fan who decided to show up in Assassin's Creed cosplay to check out Ubisoft's latest installment of the franchise. He was also a programmer looking for work. I think he got their attention!
That's the body of a god right there.
8. Kratos, God of War
Kratos was repping at the Playstation booth and looking downright terrifying.
These characters just want to dance.
7. Just Dance 2014 Dancers, Ubisoft
You'll find these avatars in the latest installment of the Just Dance franchise strutting their stuff. They were showing off moves (including a song by our very own Pitbull) at the Ubisoft booth.
We found this femme Pikachu waiting in line for some Disney Infinity game swag. We would've given her all the freebies just for this awesome interpretation.
Searching for ancient ruins never looked so good...
5. Nathan Drake, Uncharted series
We asked if he was representing the game or even Playstation--since his Nathan Drake is just that good--but nope! He's just another fan paying homage. And so was his friend...
Classic Tomb Raider.
4. Lara Croft, Tomb Raider
Lara and Nathan were hanging out together, just two fans repping their favorite new-age Indiana Jones types. These cosplays were enough to make us want to ask for sequels with them in it.
The Saints must Flow.
3. Saints Flow Drink, Saints Row IV
This canned wonderland was seen bouncing through the convention center promoting Saints Row IV. According to the label, this draaank will set you back a whopping 2,000 calories.
2. Solid Snake, Metal Gear series
That Blue Steel look is courtesy of Metal Gear franchise regular Snake. For a guy famous for his stealth capabilities, he sure did make himself easy to spot and hard to ignore!
1. Titanfall Mohawk Dude.
Ryan was a QA tester that worked on Respawn's Titanfall, one of the most talked-about games at E3. In order to draw even more attention to the game, he produced this incredible piece of follicular architecture. This might not fall under the technical definition of cosplay, but he definitely embodies the transformative enthusiasm that follows from a great attachment to a title--and there was plenty of that to be found at this year's E3.
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