Much of the fun of wandering the floor at conventions is seeing just how many people show up in cosplay. Heroes, villains, and everything in between are repped via homemade and professionally-tailored ensembles. Some fans go for 100 percent accuracy, while others alter aspects of a character or costume to suit their wants and needs. Cosplay is a creative endeavor that shines a light on fan passion and dedication; it’s an art form all its own, and at WonderCon 2019, The Beat encountered some truly incredible works of art.
Here were just some of our faves.
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Samantha Puc is an essayist and culture critic whose work has been featured on Bitch Media, The Mary Sue, Bustle, and elsewhere. She mostly writes intersectional pop culture analysis with a particular focus on representation of LGBTQ and fat characters in fiction. Samantha is the managing editor at The Beat, as well as the co-creator and editor-in-chief of Fatventure Mag, an outdoors zine for fat creators who are into being active, but not into toxic weight-loss culture. She lives in Montana with her partner and cats.