Although cosplay has been present for decades within the comics, anime, and sci-fi/fantasy fandoms, social media has played an integral role in the thriving communities of costuming that exist, such as Cosplay.com and the Superhero Costuming Forum. Over the years, the cosplay community has evolved into a creative outlet for many fans to establish and showcase some impressive feats of homemade disguise, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics at conventions.
In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.
This week we’ve been looking at some quintessential costume designs decade-by-decade --- so inevitably we're finishing out the week with the 2000s. Today's polls may feature five relatively recent designs, but many of them pay tribute to characters and costumes that came before, from Superman to Martian Manhunter. So do these looks mark the pinnacle of costume design, or contemporary fashion faux pas?
With last week's Captain America #19, writer Ed Brubaker bid farewell to the title after eight explosive years. During his tenure, Brubaker brought Bucky back from the grave, killed Cap, traveled through time to bring him back from the grave, redefined the core concept for an entire generation, and earned the title a place as one of the most popular of its era. But beyond the huge ev
In 2004, writer Ed Brubaker began a run on Marvel's Captain America (that continues to this day) with a 13-issue epic reintroducing the long-dead Bucky Barnes, former partner of Captain America, as the Winter Soldier, a brainwashed Soviet agent brought in and out of stasis all throughout the Cold War to participate in all forms of assassination, espionage and other skullduggery. Following his own brief career as the Sen
The names "Butch Guice" and "Bettie Breitweiser" would have been enough to sell me on the forthcoming Winter Soldier series even if I wasn't already a great fan of writer Ed Brubaker's work with the Bucky Barnes character, but a trio of unlettered preview pages has pushed me over the line from merely "sold" to "can't wait." Artist Guice and colorist Breitweiser are standout talent
If you're done picking your jaw up off the ground from the deluge of news from the inaugural Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo - better known as the simply titled C2E2 - then it's time to get back to that place where staring at pictures of action figures is enough coolness to get you through the afternoon.
It's time for the Punisher to pay the price for wearing the mask of Captain America in Punisher War Journal #11! Red hot scribe Matt Fraction and special guest artist Leandro Fernandez bring you the confrontation you demanded-Winter Soldier (formerly Cap's sidekick Bucky) versus Frank Castle, whose Cap inspired threads have not gone unnoticed! While these two heroes battle, G.W Bridge's fate is decided by Iron Man and Ian, Fake Cop Hero of Times Square, makes a fateful d
Marvelites, you had better face front for this one, because you can't miss the mind-blowing Captain America by Ed Brubaker Omnibus Hardcover! This jam-packed deluxe oversized edition features the first twenty-five issues of Captain America written by the Eisner Award-winning Ed Brubaker, the Captain America 65th Anniversary Special and Winter Soldier: Winter Kills one-shots, a brand new cover by fan favorite Steve Epting and over 70 pages of extras! These phenomenal stories feature the art of top industry talent including: Steve Epting, Mike Perkins, Michael Lark, Marcos Martin, and Lee Weeks!
This seminal compilation contains one of the most controversial Marvel storylines of all time: "The Death of Captain America," reprinted here for the first time! If that isn't enough, then be prepared for the return of Cap's partner, Bucky Barnes, as the deadly Winter Soldier! No Captain America story would be complete without an appearance of his arch nemesis, the Red Skull... but you won't believe what happens when a new villain is thrown into the mix!
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