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Revival, Reinvention, Resurrection: The Power Of Great Superhero Costume Design

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We live in a time of awesome superhero costumes in comics. The rise and rise of cosplay culture, the emergence of comic artists with a savvy understanding of fashion, and the slow diversification that's making heroes palatable to a broader audience, have all contributed to a costuming culture with more to offer than capes and pants.

Superhero costumes have always been an asset to the industry, because iconography helps establish character and create a brand. But the value of costumes in reaching audiences and reinventing characters seems to be recognized now as never before, leading to the rise of artist-designers like Jamie McKelvie and Kris Anka, who don't even need to be on a particular book in order to be called in to make-over the characters. This is a great leap forward in understanding just what a good costume can do -- and the special skills required to do it.

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Photo Gallery: The Cosplay Of San Diego Comic-Con 2014, Part 4

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As you know from our weekly Best Cosplay Ever feature, we are big fans of cosplay at ComicsAlliance. The comics, sci-fi, gaming and fantasy communities’ talents for homemade disguises, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics are definitely on display this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, and you’d better believe our own Pat Loika is on hand to document as much as he can. Scroll down for some exceptional examples of superheroic cosplaying talent that we spotted in San Diego!

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Photo Gallery: The Cosplay Of San Diego Comic-Con 2014, Part 1

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As you know from our weekly Best Cosplay Ever feature, we are big fans of cosplay at ComicsAlliance. The comics, sci-fi, gaming and fantasy communities’ talents for homemade disguises, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics are definitely on display this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, and you’d better believe our own Pat Loika is on hand to document as much as he can. Scroll down for some exceptional examples of superheroic cosplaying talent that we spotted in San Diego!

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Link Ink: The ‘Steven Universe’ Comic Team, Shiro Miwa’s Winter Soldier Sketches And Crazy Transformers Cosplay

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Click through to take in all of Tuesday's links.

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Link Ink: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ In 60 Seconds, New ‘iZombie’ Images And Animatronic Iron Man Cosplay

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Finish Friday strong with our collection of daily curiosities.

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The Cosplay Of Emerald City Comicon 2014

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Emerald City Comicon 2014 has come and gone, but memories of its plentiful colorful cosplayers needn't only live on in your hearts. We've assembled a gallery of the show's costumed fans spanning some three stories of Seattle's Washington State Convention Center, which includes AIM agents, Ewoks, Goblin Kings, Arkham Aslyum escapees, cosmic bounty hunters and more. Take in the cosplay of ECCC 2014, after the cut.

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Snowboarding Gundam Wins The Cosplayer Olympics (Of My Heart)

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Unlike the very real Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics currently underway in Russia, "The Cosplayer Olympics" (Cosplaympics?) are a complete fabrication created entirely to service the awesomeness that is Twitter user @funyafunya0320, who recently posted images of someone snowboarding while wearing a Mobile Suit Gundam RX-78-2 costume. 10 OUT OF 10! GOLD MEDAL!

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Link Ink: ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Gets Sif, Nendoroid Toon Link And The ‘Attack On Titan’ Printable Mask

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Link Ink: Arrow’s ‘Justice League’ Potential, Live Action ‘Attack On Titan’ Fan Film And Mini Miyazaki

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See what kind of links Thursday has to offer, after the cut.

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Link Ink: ‘Arkham Origins’ Gets New Multiplayer Modes, Live Action ‘Attack On Titan’ Fan Film And The ‘Death Note’ Musical

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Read on for today's Tuesday-fied links.

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