Has there ever been a more rag-tag group of intergalactic outsiders than the Guardians of the Galaxy?

The Guardians as we know them are actually the second group to take the team mantle in Marvel’s publication history. The first crew was created in 1969, consisting of Vance Astro, Yondu, Charlie-27, Martinex and more, but the team was reinvented by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning in 2008, using the characters that have now become indelibly linked to the name.

Star-Lord, Drax, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Adam Warlock, Mantis and Phyla-Vell took up the daunting task of being a proactive force of justice and peace in the universe, and minus Adam Warlock, Mantis, and Phyla-Vell, this was also the team that appeared in the 2014 movie directed by James Gunn. With such a weird collection of characters, it's no wonder the Guardians have grown in popularity since the movie's release.

We’ve brought together some of the best Guardians of the Galaxy cosplay; whether it’s the cool nature of Peter Quill, the deadly demeanor of Gamora, or the imposing force of Groot, these cosplayers bring out the best of the team's most high-profile line-up. Together or apart, these cosplayers bring the galaxy’s first line of defense to life in excellent fashion.


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