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100 Memorable Cosplay Images of 2012 

100 of the best, most creative or just plain memorable costumes we spotted at conventions from coast to coast. Comics, sci-fi, anime or otherwise, the costumes are here.
Christopher Morgan
The stereotype of comic book readers as overweight, nerdy men has been pounded into bits since Comic Book Guy made his debut on The Simpsons more than twenty years ago. See more
Christopher Morgan
One of the costumes of Denver Comic Con, held in June. See more: The Costumes of Denver Comic Con.
Christopher Morgan
One of the costumes of Denver Comic Con, held in June. See more: The Costumes of Denver Comic Con.
Nate "Igor" Smith
Thousands of fans flocked to the Javits Center for New York Comic Con in October. See more: New York Comic Con's Best Cosplay.
Shannon Cottrell
The star power came out in San Diego, as cosplayers outfits included nods towards My Little PonyFriendship is Magic, Game of Thrones, Chef Vader, Spaceballs Barf,Homestuck, The Venture Brothers, a never-nude Tobia Fünke still seeking his Blue Man Gr
Nate "Igor" Smith
Thousands of fans flocked to the Javits Center for New York Comic Con in October. See more: New York Comic Con's Best Cosplay.
Christopher Morgan
One of the costumes of Denver Comic Con, held in June. See more: The Costumes of Denver Comic Con.
Catherine Downes
The Sheraton in Dallas was home to anime fans in full costumed glory at the 23rd A-Kon. See more A-Kon 2012 photos.
Christopher Morgan
One of the costumes of Denver Comic Con, held in June. See more: The Costumes of Denver Comic Con.
Shannon Cottrell
The star power came out in San Diego, as cosplayers outfits included nods towards My Little PonyFriendship is Magic, Game of Thrones, Chef Vader, Spaceballs Barf,Homestuck, The Venture Brothers, a never-nude Tobia Fünke still seeking his Blue Man Gr
Sam Horine
The 2012 edition of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade on June 24 offered what we've come to expect from the event: Stunning Mermaids in stunning costumes.
Christopher Morgan
One of the costumes of Denver Comic Con, held in June. See more: The Costumes of Denver Comic Con.
Catherine Downes
The Sheraton in Dallas was home to anime fans in full costumed glory at the 23rd A-Kon. See more A-Kon 2012 photos.
Javid Rezvani
For the 35th year, StarFest -- Denver's top sci-fi/comics/horror convention -- went down over the weekend of April 20. See more StarFest 2012 photos.
Jon Gitchoff
Scenes from Archon 2012, St. Louis' long-running science fiction and fantasy convention. See more Archon 2012 photos.
Christopher Morgan
One of the costumes of Denver Comic Con, held in June. See more: The Costumes of Denver Comic Con.
Javid Rezvani
For the 35th year, StarFest -- Denver's top sci-fi/comics/horror convention -- went down over the weekend of April 20. See more StarFest 2012 photos.
Mark Britain
Spotted at the 6th annual Anime Matsuri Convention in Houston. See more: Anime Matsuri Convention photos.
Christopher Victorio
Spotted at San Diego Comic Con 2012. See more San Diego Comic Con 2012 photos.
Benjamin Leatherman
Spotted at Phoenix Comic Con. See more: 2012 Phoenix Comic Con photos.
B. Fresh Photography
Spotted at MarsCon, the annual fan based science fiction and fantasy convention was held in Bloomington, Minnesota. See more: MarsCon 2012 portraits.
Christopher Victorio
Spotted at WonderCon 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center in March. See more WonderCon 2012 photos.
Catherine Downes
The Sheraton in Dallas was home to anime fans in full costumed glory at the 23rd A-Kon. See more A-Kon 2012 photos.
Benjamin Leatherman
Spotted at Phoenix Comic Con. See more: 2012 Phoenix Comic Con photos.
Christopher Morgan
Spotted at the 44th edition of MileHiCon, Denver's SciFi convention. See more: 50 Best Costumes of MileHiCon 44.
Brandon Marshall
Spotted at Nan Desu Kan 2012, Colorado's biggest anime convention, in September. See more: Best Costumes of Nan Desu Kan 2012.
Catherine Downes
The Sheraton in Dallas was home to anime fans in full costumed glory at the 23rd A-Kon. See more A-Kon 2012 photos.
Christopher Morgan
One of the costumes of Denver Comic Con, held in June. See more: The Costumes of Denver Comic Con.
Sam Horine
The 2012 edition of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade on June 24 offered what we've come to expect from the event: Stunning Mermaids in stunning costumes.
Jon Gitchoff
Scenes from Archon 2012, St. Louis' long-running science fiction and fantasy convention. See more Archon 2012 photos.
Brian Erzen
The Labyrinth of Jareth Fantasy Masquerade Ball went down in at Park Plaza in LA. See more Labyrinth of Jareth Fantasy Masquerade Ball photo
Nate "Igor" Smith
Thousands of fans flocked to the Javits Center for New York Comic Con in October. See more: New York Comic Con's Best Cosplay.
Christopher Victorio
Spotted at San Diego Comic Con 2012. See more San Diego Comic Con 2012 photos.
Mark Britain
Spotted at the 6th annual Anime Matsuri Convention in Houston. See more: Anime Matsuri Convention photos.
Nate "Igor" Smith
In October, New York's Javits Center was completely overrun with the wild and crazy attendees of New York Comic Con. The fun wasn't just for the gentleman, as these lovely ladies can attest. See more:
Mark Britain
Spotted at the 6th annual Anime Matsuri Convention in Houston. See more: Anime Matsuri Convention photos.
Benjamin Leatherman
Spotted at Phoenix Comic Con. See more: 2012 Phoenix Comic Con photos.
Curious Josh
Cosplay got kinky at Orpheus Black's Club Hentai in October in LA. See more Kinky cosplay photos.
Jay Barker
Spotted at Dallas Comic Con's Fan Days. See more: 40 Best Costumes at Dallas Comic Con's Fan Days.
Brian Erzen
MYTH Masque was a high fashion meets high fantasy masquerade ball in downtown LA. See more: Myth Masque photos.
Catherine Downes
The Sheraton in Dallas was home to anime fans in full costumed glory at the 23rd A-Kon. See more A-Kon 2012 photos.
Mark Britain
From Star Trek's George Takei to Hercules' Kevin Sorbo, from Ghostbusters' Ernie Hudson to Aliens' Michael Biehn, the celebrities and the comic book fans were out in force at the 2012 Comicpalooza in Houston. See more
Brian Erzen
The Labyrinth of Jareth Fantasy Masquerade Ball went down in at Park Plaza in LA. See more Labyrinth of Jareth Fantasy Masquerade Ball photo
Christopher Morgan
Benjamin Leatherman
Spotted at Phoenix Comic Con. See more: 2012 Phoenix Comic Con photos.
Christopher Morgan
One of the costumes of Denver Comic Con, held in June. See more: The Costumes of Denver Comic Con.
Mark Britain
From Star Trek's George Takei to Hercules' Kevin Sorbo, from Ghostbusters' Ernie Hudson to Aliens' Michael Biehn, the celebrities and the comic book fans were out in force at the 2012 Comicpalooza in Houston. See more
Christopher Morgan
One of the costumes of Denver Comic Con, held in June. See more: The Costumes of Denver Comic Con.
Ian Witlen
For the fanboys -- and girls -- who couldn't manage to fly to San Diego for Comic-Con International, Tate's Comics in Lauderhill, Florida held the next best thing. See more:
Shannon Cottrell
The star power came out in San Diego, as cosplayers outfits included nods towards My Little PonyFriendship is Magic, Game of Thrones, Chef Vader, Spaceballs Barf,Homestuck, The Venture Brothers, a never-nude Tobia Fünke still seeking his Blue Man Gr
Nate "Igor" Smith
Thousands of fans flocked to the Javits Center for New York Comic Con in October. See more: New York Comic Con's Best Cosplay.
Brian Erzen
The Labyrinth of Jareth Fantasy Masquerade Ball went down in at Park Plaza in LA. See more Labyrinth of Jareth Fantasy Masquerade Ball photo
Nate "Igor" Smith
Thousands of fans flocked to the Javits Center for New York Comic Con in October. See more: New York Comic Con's Best Cosplay.
Sam Horine
The 2012 edition of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade on June 24 offered what we've come to expect from the event: Stunning Mermaids in stunning costumes.
Shannon Cottrell
The star power came out in San Diego, as cosplayers outfits included nods towards My Little PonyFriendship is Magic, Game of Thrones, Chef Vader, Spaceballs Barf,Homestuck, The Venture Brothers, a never-nude Tobia Fünke still seeking his Blue Man Gr
Nate "Igor" Smith
In October, New York's Javits Center was completely overrun with the wild and crazy attendees of New York Comic Con. The fun wasn't just for the gentleman, as these lovely ladies can attest. See more:
Christopher Morgan
Spotted at the 44th edition of MileHiCon, Denver's SciFi convention. See more: 50 Best Costumes of MileHiCon 44.
Jay Barker
Spotted at Dallas Comic Con's Fan Days. See more: 40 Best Costumes at Dallas Comic Con's Fan Days.
Brian Erzen
MYTH Masque was a high fashion meets high fantasy masquerade ball in downtown LA. See more: Myth Masque photos.
Jay Barker
Spotted at Dallas Comic Con's Fan Days. See more: 40 Best Costumes at Dallas Comic Con's Fan Days.
Jay Barker
Spotted at Dallas Comic Con's Fan Days. See more: 40 Best Costumes at Dallas Comic Con's Fan Days.
Christopher Morgan
One of the costumes of Denver Comic Con, held in June. See more: The Costumes of Denver Comic Con.
Christopher Morgan
One of the costumes of Denver Comic Con, held in June. See more: The Costumes of Denver Comic Con.
Curious Josh
The Edwardian Ball returned to Los Angeles on February 19 in celebration of the macabre author/illustratior Edward Gorey. See more photos from t
Nate "Igor" Smith
Brandon Marshall
Spotted at Nan Desu Kan 2012, Colorado's biggest anime convention, in September. See more: Best Costumes of Nan Desu Kan 2012.
Brandon Marshall
Spotted at Nan Desu Kan 2012, Colorado's biggest anime convention, in September. See more: Best Costumes of Nan Desu Kan 2012.
Ian Witlen
For the fanboys -- and girls -- who couldn't manage to fly to San Diego for Comic-Con International, Tate's Comics in Lauderhill, Florida held the next best thing. See more:
Ian Witlen
Nate "Igor" Smith
Thousands of fans flocked to the Javits Center for New York Comic Con in October. See more: New York Comic Con's Best Cosplay.
Nate "Igor" Smith
Thousands of fans flocked to the Javits Center for New York Comic Con in October. See more: New York Comic Con's Best Cosplay.
Nate "Igor" Smith
Thousands of fans flocked to the Javits Center for New York Comic Con in October. See more: New York Comic Con's Best Cosplay.
Benjamin Leatherman
Spotted at Phoenix Comic Con. See more: 2012 Phoenix Comic Con photos.
Benjamin Leatherman
Spotted at Phoenix Comic Con. See more: 2012 Phoenix Comic Con photos.
Christopher Morgan
Spotted at Denver's annual pirate convention, BrethrenCon, in September. See more: Fifty Best Pirates of BrethrenCon III.
Christopher Morgan
Spotted at Denver's annual pirate convention, BrethrenCon, in September. See more: Fifty Best Pirates of BrethrenCon III.
Christopher Victorio
Spotted at San Diego Comic Con 2012. See more San Diego Comic Con 2012 photos.
Javid Rezvani
For the 35th year, StarFest -- Denver's top sci-fi/comics/horror convention -- went down over the weekend of April 20. See more StarFest 2012 photos.
Catherine Anstett
2,500 people, including visitors from Germany and Australia, came out for Steamcon IV, the Seattle steampunk convention. See more: Steamcon IV photos.
Christopher Morgan
The stereotype of comic book readers as overweight, nerdy men has been pounded into bits since Comic Book Guy made his debut on The Simpsons more than twenty years ago. See more
Christopher Victorio
Spotted at WonderCon 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center in March. See more WonderCon 2012 photos.
Christopher Victorio
Spotted at WonderCon 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center in March. See more WonderCon 2012 photos.
Nate "Igor" Smith
Thousands of fans flocked to the Javits Center for New York Comic Con in October. See more: New York Comic Con's Best Cosplay.
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Christopher Morgan
The stereotype of comic book readers as overweight, nerdy men has been pounded into bits since Comic Book Guy made his debut on The Simpsons more than twenty years ago. See more Play Slideshow

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