Take a look at some of the best cosplayers of Tokyo Game Show 2013.
While yesterday’s gallery offered you a glimpse into the game show itself, these pictures from Tokyo Game Show’s open-to-all “public days” are all about the cosplay. Japan is known for having a pretty dedicated cosplay scene, and the best of the best came out to play at TGS. Here’s a gallery of our favorite costumes. It is worth noting that TGS has very strict “prop” rules: no props longer than a certain length are allowed, which is why we are seeing some characters without their iconic weapons.
Let’s kick things off this not-so-dynamic duo.
Prepare for trouble.[page]
Dragonball‘s popularity refuses to wane in Japan.[page]
This Link had the full suite, including ocarina![page]
Master Chief showing off his guns.[page]
Not sure who this fabulous knight was, but he sure was fabulous![page]
Roshi and Roshi fuse to make, Mega-Pervert![page]
The Frieza from before gets in on the fusion action.[page]
I felt sorry for the poor girl in this costume suffering under the hot Tokyo sun.[page]
Just as good as Mama![page]
Morrigan is always a popular choice at Japanese conventions.[page]
The trainer from Pokemon Black and White.[page]
“Wow! You guys actually know who I am?”
Mirror’s Edge is not very popular in Japan…
But Street Fighter certainly is![page]
Attack on Titan has become a very popular anime in Japan lately.[page]
The Dragon’s Crown girls appear, though, not as “well-endowed” as their in-game counterparts.[page]
This Blanka was my favorite Street Fighter cosplay.[page]
Sora looks almost naked without his signature keyblade.[page]
Pyramid Head and his entourage.[page]
Kid Icarus‘s Pit.[page]
Some kind of gimp Toad???[page]
This Eva is a friend of mine! Check out her cosplay website here.[page]
The best part about cosplaying Ryu is you can take it easy, just sit around and “meditate”, and people think you’re just in-character.[page]
Indie games like Journey are having a surge in popularity in Japan.[page]
Not sure who this cardboard robot was, but he was happy to pose for me.[page]
“Hi Vega. Oh, I mean, uh, Balrog? Can I take your picture?”[page]
Wookie or Call of Duty soldier in a ghillie suit?[page]
Hiding in plain sight.[page]
Separately these costumes aren’t too spectacular, but they make a great group shot.[page]
Here come the obligatory Final Fantasy shots![page]
Can’t rightfully have a cosplay gallery without at least one Cloud.[page]
There was a time when Naruto characters would make up the bulk of any Japanese con. This time, there was just this lonely little Naruto.[page]
I have no objection to the new prosecutor in the upcoming Ace Attorney 5.[page]
Last but certainly not least, it’s Taiko no Tatsujin!
So what do you guys think, who was best in show? Personally, my vote lies with the two Master Roshis!