The four-day gathering of comic-book aficionados and closeted nerds, Supercon, filled the Miami Beach Convention Center this past weekend with some superhot geeks. Who says playing videogames for hours on your couch can’t give you a solid bod? After all, you’re working out those thumbs hella overtime.
That stigma of intelligent folks not being attractive is a farce. And we can prove it with this sweet list of the ten best cosplaying studs at Florida Supercon 2015:
1. Jon Snow, Game of Thrones
This was the most handsome Jon Snow who best resembled the hunky actor Kit Harington. When we approached this stud, he turned around and took off his glasses to better reveal his similarities to the man of the Night’s Watch, and, boy, did we swoon. It was a total Clark Kent-to-Superman moment. We asked him what he thought about his favorite Game of Thrones character’s fate in the season finale. He just gave us a coy smile and said he’s a firm believer in the Azor Ahai prophecy: "Why else would Melisandre come back at that exact moment?"
2. Commander Shepard, Mass Effect
Walking around with a shy demeanor was a familiar videogame hero. It was Commander Shepard, the deep-voiced, fearless leader who plays well with aliens. This stud told us how he built his costume out of black yoga mats. He was a little hot underneath all that rubber, but it was well worth it.
3. Star-Lord, Guardians of the Galaxy
We should have known with the recent success of the film — and Chris Pratt exploding onto the scene — there would be plenty of Star-Lord cosplayers. But this red-jacket-wearing dude was the biggest stud. He even carried a classic Walkman on his belt and was jamming to his awesome mix.
4. Prince Hans, Frozen
Very few men can pull off a red wig like this guy. The whole getup was a fantastic replica of the animated character's duds, and there’s one thing this Hans achieved that his Disney counterpart did not: He got the girl. Walking on his arm was Queen Elsa, with sparkling snowflakes in her blond braid.
5. Cliff Secord, The Rocketeer
This guy gets an A+ for uniqueness. His character, the Rocketeer, is based on a 1991 Disney movie adapted from the comic about a guy who uses a jetpack. It was a superhero movie ahead of its time, but clearly there’s a fandom behind it. The best part about this stud’s costume: His adorable sons shouted, “Daddy, you’re famous!” when people stopped to pose with the Rocketeer.
6. The Eleventh Doctor, Doctor Who
Perhaps the most common cosplay for dudes is dressing up as one of the many doctors from Doctor Who — second only to Star Wars. And arguably, the Eleventh Doctor is the hunkiest, so it makes sense to put on a red fez and dress the part. Our favorite part about this particular doctor is that he knew right away to turn on the charm when we beckoned him. He arched one eyebrow, lifted his sonic screwdriver, and gave us a quick smile. Swoon.
7. Hipster Superman
Bravo, burly man who shaved his chest hair into a super “S.” With his cut-off jean shorts and bandanna, he is the epitome of casual American chic with just the right amount of lumbersexual mixed in. His superpowers must be chopping wood at lightning speed and ordering the best cup of joe ever. We do wonder how long it took him to grow out his chest hair, though — regardless, it’s a great conversation piece with the ladies.
8. Marvel’s Deadpool
We know what you’re thinking: He’s wearing a mask. Are you sure he’s a stud? In this case, we’re judging by two criteria: his tight bod and his impressive ability to pull off a jumping pose.
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9. Steve Rogers, Captain America
We were surprised (read: totally bummed out) that there weren’t that many Capitan America cosplayers this year. The first Avenger is not only a superhero but also a gentleman. He makes the ladies weak in the knees. The most enticing thing about this version of Steve Rogers was that we couldn’t quite tell if his muscles were real or part of the costume. But by the looks of his demeanor, we’re going with the former.
10. Captain Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean
Ever since Johnny Depp donned some eyeliner and dreadlocks, pirates claimed their "hot" status. So it’s no surprise when a guy dressed to the nines as Jack Sparrow causes double-takes.
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