The cosplay scene is a rapidly growing phenomenon within a much bigger geek culture that's been branching out to the mainstream world more and more. And it's no surprise! San Diego Comic Con is perhaps the biggest event not only for all the sci-fi fans, cosplayers, and geeks of all sorts but also one of the greatest opportunity for various films, comics and TV shows to not only drop their material, but also present their stars. Thanks to this popularity, Comic Con as well as other similar events have been expanding and happening all over the world.

Russian Starcon has just concluded and as all cosplayers finally have some time to rest and breathe, thousands of photos from the event are being posted all across social media by those who attended. The colorful shots show off not only people having fun and interacting with various props, but also masterfully-crafted costumes that artists brought to show off.

So scroll down below to check out the many different yet stunning costumes, props and weapons to celebrate this highly-demanding art form. After all, cosplaying often combines sewing, crafting, makeup, performance art and more! Oh, and don't forget to comment and vote for your favorites!

#1

Tyrande (World Of Warcraft)

Tyrande (World Of Warcraft)

Sergey Yakovlev Report

A Risa 2 weeks ago

Goddamn I love that bow so much and how intricate her costume really is :') This is why I tend to choose Archer/Warbow class whenever I play RPG games because their designs tend to be real cool!

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#2

Characters From Fantastic Beasts

Characters From Fantastic Beasts

adora_shandy_cosplay Report

Magic567 2 weeks ago

this is soo cool i love how much effort has gone into this!

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#3

Tyrael (Diablo)

Tyrael (Diablo)

smailer_cosplay Report

Laura Zappenduster 2 weeks ago

This looks like a drawing o.O totally stunning!!

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#4

Grindelwald (Fantastic Beasts)

Grindelwald (Fantastic Beasts)

alexwolf_cosplay Report

Larkin Elliott (student) 2 weeks ago

Pretty much spot on

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#5

Sylvanas (World Of Warcraft)

Sylvanas (World Of Warcraft)

win_winry_ Report

Luis Milian 2 weeks ago

just getting the paint on must have taken a long time to do...look amazing tho

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#6

Plague Doctor

Plague Doctor

Oleg Igorevich Report

A Risa 2 weeks ago

Doctors used to look like this in the past, right? Scary. They look like they want to kill you instead of treating you lmao.

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#7

Pennywise (It)

Pennywise (It)

Oleg Kovylin Report

Werepanda 2 weeks ago

Cute in a creepy way

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#8

Starlord (Marvel)

Starlord (Marvel)

imgur.com Report

Magic567 2 weeks ago

lil baby Groot!

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#9

Plague Doctor

Plague Doctor

Рок-Маяк Report

Laura Zappenduster 2 weeks ago

I totally love the red Details :D

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#10

Bumblebee (Transformers)

Bumblebee (Transformers)

stepanovzapilit Report

Lyop 2 weeks ago

Awesome detail!!

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#11

Jim Raynor (Starcraft)

Jim Raynor (Starcraft)

starconpro Report

Tyler Duffy 1 week ago

OH SHIT!!! I love StartCraft best game ever made.

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#12

Alita (Battle Angel)

Alita (Battle Angel)

nichkkaa Report

Laura Zappenduster 2 weeks ago

This is insanely on point!

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#13

Mera (Aquaman)

Mera (Aquaman)

imgur.com Report

Magic567 2 weeks ago

all those detailed scales are amazing!

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#14

Thranduil (The Hobbit)

Thranduil (The Hobbit)

imgur.com Report

Magic567 2 weeks ago

even he the wise elf needed some time off...

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#15

Ivanushka (Tales Of Old Rus)

Ivanushka (Tales Of Old Rus)

hotori_raino Report

Werepanda 2 weeks ago

According to an old Russian fairy tale Ivanushka didn't listen to his sister and drank from the puddle that appeared inside the dent from goat hoof. So he became a goatling.

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#16

Heresy (Warhammer 40,000)

Heresy (Warhammer 40,000)

lena13lr Report

Csaba Hegedűs 2 weeks ago

Heresy? Rather Chaos Cultist please ;_;

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#17

Widowmaker (Overwatch)

Widowmaker (Overwatch)

envy_cosplay Report

Magic567 2 weeks ago

the helmet is amazing!

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#18

Nuala (Hellboy 2: The Golden Army)

Nuala (Hellboy 2: The Golden Army)

vickiegrey Report

Zaheen Muhammad 2 weeks ago

Really cute!

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#19

Wednesday (The Addams Family)

Wednesday (The Addams Family)

filatova_yl Report

Richard Williams 2 weeks ago

She would've made a better Morticia, but still awesome

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#20

Original Character

Original Character

annananap Report

A Risa 2 weeks ago

She look like she belong in 'Overwatch' world :3

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#21

Aela The Huntress (Skyrim)

Aela The Huntress (Skyrim)

supervisorcosplay Report

Sue Knerl 1 week ago

That's got to be the luggage from Terry Pratchett Rincewind books.

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#22

Sylvanas (World Of Warcraft)

Sylvanas (World Of Warcraft)

e_himera_cosplay Report

Zei Kiljoy 1 week ago

This is from a series an artist is doing called Project Ebonblade, this is not an early concept. http://www.hokuprops.com/peb/

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#23

Enigma (Unreal Tournamet 2004)

Enigma (Unreal Tournamet 2004)

tasumichan Report

Larkin Elliott (student) 2 weeks ago

This is so cool

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#24

Rat Queen (The Nutcracker)

Rat Queen (The Nutcracker)

auw_chadsky Report

earringnut 2 weeks ago

Ballet cosplay is one of the most Russian art forms on the planet.

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#25

Alleria (World Of Warcraft)

Alleria (World Of Warcraft)

lady.melamori Report

Foxxy 2 weeks ago

I have never played Warcraft or seen the characters before but I seem to like the Warcraft costumes best.

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#26

Lich Queen (Disciples 3)

Lich Queen (Disciples 3)

Рок-Маяк Report

A Risa 2 weeks ago

DANG! Those intricate details... <3

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#27

Septa Unella (Game Of Thrones)

Septa Unella (Game Of Thrones)

Sergey Titov Report

Kodwo Amigo 2 weeks ago

Shame! Shame!

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#28

Lady Maria And Hunter (Bloodborne)

Lady Maria And Hunter (Bloodborne)

СТАРКОН Report

Alex Grosdanofski 1 week ago

Lady Maria looks like Lady GaGa lol!

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#29

The Keeper (Evil Within)

The Keeper (Evil Within)

Polina Kondratyeva Report

Larkin Elliott (student) 2 weeks ago

Super cool

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#30

Octavia Blake (The 100)

Octavia Blake (The 100)

st.alumin Report

Sharon Ingram 1 week ago

My take on all of these costumes is Hollywood ain’t got SHIT over you ALL! What you do on a shoestring they take millions. You are all amazing!

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