The cosplay craze has reached pandemic proportions, and Marvel is getting in on the amateur action with a whole month devoted to the creative costumes crafted by superfans. Each of these special variant issues will feature actual cosplayer photographs depicting characters in flagship Marvel titles like Captain America, Spider-Woman, The Mighty Thor, Invincible Iron Man, Captain Marvel, The Astonishing Ant-Man, Extraordinary X-Men and many more as part of the House of Ideas' post-Secret Wars relaunch in September.
“Cosplayers are taking over,” announced Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “Each convention I go to, it seems like there are more and more fans dressing up like their favorite Marvel characters. These homemade, hand-crafted costumes are so elaborate, it looks like they leapt off the comic page. The Cosplay Variant initiative is our way of supporting a community that supports us.”
Zipped up, buttoned, buckled, laced and tied, our geeky group of dedicated cosplayers gracing these fashionable Marvel covers deserve their time in the limelight.
Take a look and tell us which ones you think are the best dressed!