Captain America has had a long and illustrious career in comics. Created in 1941 during World War II, it’s well known that Captain America was originally created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby as a patriotic hero that battled the Axis powers. Though his popularity waned during the 1950s, Caps would eventually come back, joining S.H.I.E.L.D. and Nick Fury. Throughout his history, Captain America has battled many of Marvel’s fiercest foes and led some of its most illustrious teams, but he does more than just fight bad guys. One of the key concepts in Captain America is that he is a stalwart believer in protecting freedom and standing up to tyranny of any kind, even when it comes from his own friends or country.

Suitably, we find ourselves on the cusp of a prime example of that as Marvel prepares to release Captain America: Civil War, which heavily tests the star-spangled hero’s duty, friendships, and beliefs. Civil War is one of those arcs that sees Captain America in one of his most human moments, when the Steve Rogers character is challenged to wage a war between what he believes in and what he represents. It’s not hard to see why Marvel chose to dip into that arc for the next Captain America movie, nor is hard to see why folks love to cosplay this versatile character.

We’ve gathered their efforts here in one place for you to enjoy. The wealth of Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson, rule 63s and more demonstrate admirably that though Captain America is often seen as a white bread hero, no one can be excluded from portraying one of the oldest guardians of freedom in comics. Whether you’re Team Cap or Team Iron Man, we can all agree these fine folks lay it on the line to do Caps justice. This is the best Captain America cosplay.

 

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