Wizard World Philly: Cosplay Extravaganza
Every time I go to a comic convention I am stunned and taken aback by all of the amazing costumes that I see, and Wizard World Philadelphia 2011 certainly wasn’t one to disappoint! Over the course of this three day convention our Comic Booked Team (consisting of Nick C, CGC Lee, Kyle Black, guest photographer Chris McCarthy and of course myself, Jordamus Prime) managed to take as many pictures as we could of these costumed marvels! Of course there were the standard costumes you see at every convention like numerous people dressed as Batman, Spider-Man and more recently Deadpool, but Wizard World Philadelphia still had plenty of original costumes to be seen that aren’t quite as common like Impulse, The Nightrunner, Solomon Grundy and even a female version of Booster Gold!
The costumes at Wizard World Philadelphia were nothing short of breathtaking, and one group of fans, led by professional wrestler/actor Eric ’The Smoke’ Moran, even took the time to band together and set up a massive photo-shoot session involving as many of the costumed heroes and villains as they could find! Moran himself must have switched into at least six different costumes over the course of the weekend, and that was just what I had seen of him! When asked what cosplay means to him and why he does it, Moran said “Cosplayers are the superstars of comic-cons!”, and I personally couldn’t agree with him more. As a guy that has gone to several cons in full cosplay gear, it’s hard to walk more then ten feet without someone stopping you to take a picture; bringing forth a feeling of celebrity to anyone in a costume.
Below is a full gallery of as many of the cool costumes that we could find at the convention! Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments section below!