A smattering of the best costumes we saw at PAX East 2012.

One of the highlights of every gaming convention is all the intricate costumes fans don on their way to playing new games and meeting with friends. Perhaps because it was Easter weekend, the best cosplay was reserved for Saturday afternoon and the intrepid Escapist news team was out in full force capturing the best costumes for your visual enjoyment.

So without boring you with more introduction, here is our gallery of our favorite costumes from PAX East 2012!

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This woman – who I know now was cosplaying an armor set from the unreleased Guild Wars 2 – was absolutely stunning. The picture doesn’t do her justice.

Thanks to 2xDouble for pointing it out.

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I remember the Knight-Commander of the Templars in Kirkwall to be a bit sterner than this.

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These two were on a Journey of their own … to Boston!

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Mordin Solus fits in perfectly in a town with Harvard and MIT.

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I kind of wish there was an old guy behind the Kid here, narrating his/her every move.

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Three Links from Four Swords mining? Has Notch bought the IP?

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ATLAS and P-Body bumble their way through the convention center.

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Dr. Chakwas and Thane just happened to stop by the BioWare room. I wonder if they have a love scene they needed to motion-capture …

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Chrono has the best hair. Just saying.

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Great job acting really Shy, Guy.

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Blood Queen Lanathal cast a spell on me, mostly because those wings moved! Thanks to Panzervaughn for the tip!

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The stilts on this Chell was worth the white jacket afterthought.

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The brigand from Assassin’s Creed Revelation‘s multiplayer hanging out with the sentinel. Thanks to S.k. Cosplay for such a great costume!

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Wait, isn’t she dead?

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Mega Man and Proto Man, you know, if they were ladies.

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A very well-dressed Creeper. We’ll call him Dapper Creeper.

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I kept looking for Ryu’s palette swap all day. Hadouken!

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I would play a lot more Kid Icarus if the protagonist looked like this.

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There was a lot of League of Legends at Pax, and here’s Akali and Lux for your viewing pleasure.

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Pyramid Head and friend. Creepy.

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You can see the madness in Harley Quinn’s eyes.

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It was awesome when I figured out I was this character in KOTOR. No spoilers!

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Patchouli Knowledge from the game Touhou Project. It’s OK if you’ve never heard of it, for I wouldn’t have either if not for supersupersuperguy. Thanks!

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After this picture of Sub Zero, I was frozen in place for 5 seconds. True story.

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We had to draw from the collective well to figure this one out. He’s a member of the Children of the Cathedral faction from the first Fallout. Kudos on obscure costume reference!

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Just a Knight. Nice mail.

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I’m a sucker for Lady Hawke. That’s why she’s out of focus, I was nervous in her presence.

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File under Dovahkiin (Misc). Fus Ro Dah.

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A gaggle of Ghostbusters. Not sure that pink power pack is cannon though, dude.

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Aela the Huntress hangs out with the Thieves Guild? She’s dead to me.

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Alice and … an Umbrella guy. Their proximity does not bode well for the future.

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She said “Link’s in the bathroom” after I took her picture. This may be a Tron/Zelda cross over thing.

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Travis Touchdown kills Jeane from Now More Heroes good.

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And that’s the female form of Loki, ladies and gentlemen.

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Sebastion Vael (in lady form) and Isabella (also in lady form) from Dragon Age II.

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Oddly enough, these two Katamari cosplayers weren’t rolling around sticking things to themselves. Shame.

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No, Peach isn’t winking at the camera. She’s having an epileptic seizure.

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Oh Katarina, your blades are mesmerizing.

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Wearing that fancy Nightingale armor would plum tucker anyone out. Press E to Sit on Bench.

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This guy actually looks burlier than the Gears of War characters.

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Baby Pikachu. So cute.

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A Twi’lek and a Zabrak which may or may not be Vette from The Old Republic and Darth Maul.

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With Lady and Nero looking like that, it’s no wonder the Devil May Cry (4). (Thanks to Graham Stark from LRR for pointing that out on the Twitters.)

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Snake is going down from that green shell from Mario.

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Bumblebee in all his glory. And his backside looks pretty good too.

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This isn’t the caveman from the Geico commercials. It’s Nidalee from LoL

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Sub-Zero must have a frozen penis that Rikku finds impressive.

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Solo Katamari.

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TF2 and … GlaDOS? Valve crossover incoming!

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More TF2 goodness.

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A mess of Ass Creed.

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Headcrabs are bad.

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The Wood King from Dr. Who? He’s got the mask right but where’s the rest of the costume.

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Cardboard Samurai & a pirate? Nope, it’s Jax and Gangplank from LoL. (Thanks to the many peops telling me it was not “Jak”.)

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Hadouken!

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It’s a lie!

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It’s Adventure Time!

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An eclectic mix of Lady Hawke, Nathan Drake, Saria, Link and Lady Shepard.

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Sssssssssssss.

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Saren Arterius in puppet form.

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Beware Ashe. She is deadly with a bow.

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Zombie Dovahkiin? Or just badly beaten up and bleeding?

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Mortal Kombat? Mortal Kombat!

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