Each year thousands of comic fans, young and old, take to their capes and felt-laden costumes and head toward the holy lands of comic and popular culture fandom, San Diego Comic-Con International. Those who pour their souls into creative costumes win the attention of fans and become viral hits via shared Internet videos. A costume not only taps into your super fan status, but it also impresses the comic community. Here are five of the top Comic-Con cosplay videos on YouTube as proof.
Comic-Con Cosplay Best 2013
This video is one of the most recent highlights of fandom and cosplay from Comic-Con. The 2013 highlight video from Schadenfreude Industries is a testament to how involved attendees of Comic-Con get. It highlights new characters as well as old ones from the Marvel and DC universes, as well as video games.
Screen Junkies’ Roundup
Screen Junkies is a popular YouTube channel known for its videos and movie trailers. One of the best highlights of Comic-Con, costumes included, is the official Screen Junkies’ coverage of the event, the Comic-Con Round Up 2013. The video highlights some of the more detailed parts of the events and interviews cosplayers.
Costumes and Girls SDCC
Inside the Magic released an exclusive cosplay and girls video that reflects the female presence of Comic-Con. The video highlights what are known in the industry as “booth babes,” which are girls who dress up in sexually designed cosplay. One of the top draws of Comic-Con itself for fans is to see famous booth babes and cosplayers and their latest creations.
The Amazing Spider-Man
A different take on cosplay is when celebrities promote movies and TV shows. One of the best examples of this is from the “The Amazing Spider-Man” movie released in 2012. Andrew Garfield plays Spider-Man in the film, and he dressed as the Marvel comic hero and created viral buzz.
Jessica Nigri the Cosplay Queen
Jessica Nigri is one of the most anticipated cosplayers at Comic-Con. She changes her costume every day of the event and can be found in hundreds of interview videos. This video from Arizona Comic-Con is an example of how important Nigri is to the Con community.
All the Best at Comic-Con
Not everyone can actually visit the San Diego Con. Fortunately it can easily be streamed to home computers, and smaller Cons are popping up throughout the country. Search ComicConList.com to find one near you.