BlizzCon 2013: When Cosplay Goes Mainstream

BlizzCon_Cos-4With the close of BlizzCon 2013, you are no doubt asking yourself, “Where are the costume players?”  This year’s BlizzCon had tons of Cosplay participants who clearly put in tons of time creating and building their costumes.  Unlike in previous years, however, there were less “Booth Babes” – that is male and female professional models dressing in scantily-clad outfits to promote a particular product – and more homegrown, underground Cosplayers who came to play and compete.

The last time BlizzCon was in town was in 2011 well before the Syfy channel aired their documentary/reality series “Heroes of Cosplay) where the show followed the lives of 9 cosplayers.  Even though there were no SyFy camera at BlizzCon, there were plenty of press and fans trying to get a glimpse of what was arguably the best collection of cosplayers to be assembled in the US.

If you want to review the last few BlizzCons to compare the, um, quality of costumes, check out the links below:

Enough of the boring stuff, let’s see what BlizzCon 2013 was able to serve up in BlizzBabe and Cosplay talent this year!

 

We start off outside, where these Cosplayers were working on their moves to delight of onlookers walking into the Anaheim Convention Center.

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She seems to have a lot of drama in her...we appreciate her giving us a nice cover photo.

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Looking at this picture makes us wonder if those ears are real!  Hmm....

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More BlizzCon 2013 Cosplay

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We found out that these ladies weren't even in the Cosplay competition! What's really cool is that bug on her shoulder moves automatically.  Incredibly creative!

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 Could've sworn this was Po from Kung Fu Panda!  This outfit is incredible!

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We are fairly certain that she is up to no good.

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Another angle from our friend from Russia.  Incredibly cool outfit.

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She really looks like she can just kick your butt!

 Inside BlizzCon 2013: Cosplay All Day!

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Looks like the perfect outfit for a Friday night!BlizzCon_Cos-21

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Don't be shy little elf!!BlizzCon_Cos-23

These Cosplayers have their hands full of loot from shopping at BlizzCon.

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 Dude behind her does NOT look impressed...

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BlizzCon Cosplay...what more could we ask for?

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The BlizzCon 2013 professional models getting it done!

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Back outside for some more fun...Looks like we have entered into an enchanted forest...aw, look!  Woodland creatures!!BlizzCon_Cos-35

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They will protect us!

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BlizzCon Cosplay: Ghosts, Orks, Elfs, oh, my!!

 

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This a ghost that I wouldn't mind running into...glad this Nova didn't have her cloaking device activated!

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 She put a spell on us!

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BlizzCon 2013: The Place for Cosplayers!

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Just hanging with friends!BlizzCon_Cos-55

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 My, that's a large staff you have there!

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BlizzCon 2013: On a Quest for BlizzBabes & Cosplayers 

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Not exactly sure if there where happy with us taking their picture...

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 Someone you didn't really want to shake hands with...

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BlizzCon 2013: Could This Be the Best Cosplay Ever?

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Proving that the BlizzDudes were out in force as well.

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 Buddies just hanging out!

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Awesome robe!

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Another Ghost....check out her hair.  BlizzCon_Cos-73

Speaking of hair...

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Rosewill was there and got some great exposure.BlizzCon_Cos-75

Not exactly sure what this fellow is supposed to be, but he seems to have a shark issue.BlizzCon_Cos-76