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These Cosplayers Look Better Than the Real Characters

Zero Two, Darling in the Franxx

Zero Two is probably one of the most recognizable characters in anime, and this girl? She could play her in the live-action remake. So the only question left is when is the release date for the real thing?

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Katniss Everdeen, Hunger Games

It isn’t hard to cosplay as Katniss Everdeen, but this person looks just like Jennifer Lawrence. Actually, she looks even better than the real thing. We’re loving the all-black outfit, including the bow and arrows.

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Harley Quinn, DC

Everyone and their mom can grab a Harley Quinn costume from their local Spirit, but this one looks homemade (in a good way). She even has tattoos on her legs, although we’re guessing they’re fake. The dark is also a lot more Harley than the bright red and blue.

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Darth Maul, Star Wars

Do you know what we have here? Darth Maul. If Star Wars doesn’t want to use the OG Maul, they can use this cosplayer. Something about his menacing look sends it over the top. All he needs now is to learn to kick butt like the original.

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Juliet Starling, Lollipop Chainsaw

What makes this Juliet Starling so much better than others is that she's in front of a blood bank. Cosplayers donated blood since the 2020 Comic Con was canceled, but to us, it looks like the perfect zombie setting.

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Stormtrooper, Star Wars

Sure, we’ve seen a million stormtroopers, including stormtroopers marching alongside Darth Vader. This guy, though? The gun -- it has a laser pointer. Maybe he’ll finally hit his shots, which makes him the best trooper in the bunch.  

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Jinx, League of Legends

We give serious props to anyone that carries around an item all day, especially if it's big and heavy. The gun with the devious look makes her the best Jinx out there. Those red contacts and tattoos are just the cherry on the sundae.

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Mugatu, Zoolander

Who decides to cosplay as Mugatu? Either way, this guy honestly looks better than the real thing. The dude is all laid out like Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park – that’s the ideal Mugatu pose.

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Dark Helmet, Spaceballs

Spaceballs is one of the best space movies out there. Mel Brooks knows how to make a good funny movie. This Dark Helmet cosplay looks so realistic we’d think it’s Rick Moranis (if Moranis wasn’t over 60 years old).

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Gwen Stacy, Spider-Woman

Why can’t we have a Gwen Stacy movie or TV show? They have a million other Spider-Man shows and movies. It’s time to bring in Spider-Woman! The ballet shoes are a conscious decision, but these boots make a little more sense, too.  

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Chun Li, Street Fighters

Thanks to the god-awful Street Fighter movie, we saw a version of Chun Li. It was not what we deserved. Finally, Actress Cindy Starfall gives us the Chun Li we deserve. Not only does she have the perfect outfit, but she also has the right body type.

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Black Panther, Marvel

We get this is a touchy subject – Chadwick Boseman was the best Black Panther in existence. Sadly, he’s gone, and we can’t let the hero go. This cosplayer looks perfect to play the part. Black Panther is one of the best Marvel heroes out there, so let's get it back up and going.  

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Ack Ack, Mars Attacks!

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FemPool, Marvel

We already have Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, but hear us out – FemPool? She’s a real character and would only add to the franchise. This girl almost looks as good as the comic book version, if we do say so ourselves.  

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Enchantress, DC

We hated Cara Delevingne as Enchantress. The only thing she brought to the character was believing Dr. Moon would be stupid enough to open a cursed tomb and whatever that hip action was. This cosplayer looks ten times better.

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Zombie

Zombies are a dime a dozen, but how many times have you seen a zombie this good? They’re absolutely terrifying! The jaw is just hanging there, and if there weren’t other cosplayers around, we might believe it was about to go down.

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Captain Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean

Johnny Depp is obviously the superior Jack Sparrow – sorry, Captain Jack Sparrow. However, this guy looks pretty legit. No, he couldn’t act as great as the real thing, but he’s what you’d call “the next best thing.”

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Chewbacca, Star Wars

Nothing beats the original Chewbacca because Chewy is amazing. Out of all the cosplayers we’ve seen, this one is actually pretty dang good. That fur is probably super-hot. Since it’s Paris, we can only hope that it’s cold there.  

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Ms. Pots and Iron Man, Iron Man

The original Iron Man is the best choice ever – Robert Downey Jr. However, Ms. Potts? Gwyneth Paltrow didn’t do a terrible job, but she’s such a snooty person. These two look perfect together, so the chemistry must be there.

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Angel and Rogue, Marvel

The Rogue is pretty good, but we want to focus on Angel. Those wings are absolutely S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G. Could you imagine what it was like walking around Comic Con with those things on? This one was caught at the New York Comic Con, so there’s not a ton of room.   

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Night Queen, Game of Thrones

Considering how upset we were from The Game of Thrones ending, we say reboot it and focus on the Night King. Bring this woman in as his Night Queen and have him wreak havoc on the Westeros. Who else is in?

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Living Dead Dolls Pinhead, Hellraiser

Pinhead is a classic throwback villain, and we’re loving every second of this. The costume is creepy and cool in all the right ways, but we’re digging it. What’s that noise? Do we hear a reboot on the horizon?  

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Pit, Kid Icarus

Well done wings like these will get you on the fast track to being considered an incredible cosplayer. These actually look super soft, and the cosplayer looks better than the game itself.

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Gamora and Thanos, Marvel

What did it cost? Probably a lot of money, honestly. These two cosplayers look absolutely adorable, and it’s a great way for you to enjoy Comic Con with your little kiddo.

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Bucky Barnes, Marvel

“Who the hell is Bucky?” You. You, sir, are Bucky Barnes, and you look absolutely stunning. Sebastian Stan is obviously OG and the best, but this guy looks better than the comics.

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Pyramid Head, Silent Hill

If we saw this Pyramid Head walking toward us, we’d run. No joke. That sword is SUPER intimidating, and it’s clear he put a lot of effort into his outfit.

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Angel of Death, Hellboy

Wings are a super complicated thing to craft, but this cosplayer pulled it off. They obviously didn't wing it! It was thought-through and so incredibly detailed.

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Mercy, Overwatch

Expertly done! With this Mercy cosplay, servants truly never die. Personally, the Cancer Awareness skin is one of the best, but the Witch is a close, close second (mostly because the voice lines are top-notch).  

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Hiccup, How to Train Your Dragon

We're pretty sure Hiccup somehow just teleported out of the TV and is now walking around the real world. Be on the lookout, dude! Dreamworks may contact you when they make a live-action How to Train your Dragon.  

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Princess Zelda, Legend of Zelda

Regal, elegant, beautiful -- this cosplayer has it all, just like Zelda herself! That outfit couldn’t have been easy to wear all day, but we’re guessing it was worth it.

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