Wizard World Chicago Cosplay Roundup

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This last weekend, I had the opportunity to visit Wizard World Chicago, the Windy City’s premiere Comic Convention. One of my favorite parts of comic cons is the cosplay. Whether casual or Master-Level, the amount of passion and craftsmanship put into the costumes never fails to impress.

What follows is an overview of some of the cosplays that caught my eye over the weekend. These are not in any particular order.

Classic Batman and Joker

These guys were rocking the classic television Batman and Joker, and looking good while doing it.

Batman and Joker

Battlestar Galactica

Once again we’re getting a taste of the classics, before CGI stole the day.

Battlestar Galactica

Carnage

One of Spidey’s most insidious villains, just taking a stroll around the Chicago con.

Carnage

The Devil

This may be a reference to a show, I’m not sure. Either way, the craftsmanship of this costume was incredible.

Devil

Jay and Silent Bob

These two not only looked the part, they acted it. I couldn’t get a quote from Bob no matter how hard I tried. But I know, if I had, it would have been wise.

Jay and Silent Bob

Mandelorians

These guys were so busy bounty hunting that I barely snapped a picture before someone was being apprehended.

Mandelorians

Robocop

A long way from Detroit (well, relatively speaking), I found this defender of the peace before I’d even made it inside the convention center.

Robocop

Steve Rogers (Captain America)

Before he was a thorn in Tony Stark’s side, Captain America was just Steve Rogers. I was impressed by the commitment to detail and the hand-made shield.

Steve Rogers

Representatives of the Empire

Three upstanding members of the Empire, including both new and older model stormtrooper armor, keeping the convention safe from rebels.

Stormtroopers

The Tardis

While not exactly a cosplay, I wouldn’t be a good Whovian if I didn’t give this some love. The folks from Tulsa Tardis also made a fan film that looked outstanding.Check out their Facebook page here for more information.

Tardis

Stay tuned for the inevitable part 2. I couldn’t fit all the awesome into one post.

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