Check out the best cosplay from PAX East 2013!
Like any nerd convention, PAX East was chock full of con-goers dressed up as their favorite characters from all of nerd culture. From videogames to comic books to movies, every where we looked was someone sporting an awesome costume or a nifty foam sword.
Here’s some of the best costumes we saw over the whole weekend. Tell us which ones are your favorites!
The Iron Patriot (Norman Osboure in a Stark suit from the Dark Avengers storyline) directed foot traffic through the Expo floor. Picture courtesy of Thompson Plyler.
This Skyrim adventurer just realized her stealth skill might not be high enough to get around the Expo floor undetected.
Who’s ready for some science with the Portal gang? Anyone? There’ll be cake.
Bane and Catwoman – a perfect match?
Doesn’t look like Alice is in the mood for this fairy’s shenanigans.
A quite adorable Beauty and the Beast couple.
A very nifty Dalek-inspired dress!
I think this Helghast trooper was part of the security detail.
Bioshock Infinite hadn’t even released yet and people were already cosplaying as its characters![page]
Ada Wong, Leon Kennedy and Chris Redfield were armed and ready to take on any bioweapon threat.
Metal Gear Solid 3‘s Big Boss and his trusty cardboard box.
Judging by her stylin’ outfit, we’re pretty sure this attendee was a fan of Saint’s Row 3.
Pit from Kid Icarus was one of the most optimistic attendees ever to attend PAX East.
Chell from Portal was quite skeptical about the food court’s desert options.
Best buds Sonic and Knuckles were keeping an eye out for any extra giant rings that might’ve been lying around.
Raz from Psychonauts knows what you’re thinking before you do.
Mortal Kombat‘s Johnny Cage and Final Fantasy VII‘s Tifa were offering free martial arts lessons.
I tried telling this scout trooper I wasn’t the attendee he was looking for, but Miss Solo stated otherwise.
Riven from League of Legends stood ready to take on any and all aspiring champions. Thanks to Issurru for identifying this one!
This little sister from Bioshock was counting down the seconds before a Big Daddy came around the corner to put this splicer in his place.
Uncharted‘s Nathan Drake was pretty sure he just saw some lost treasure on the other side of the convention hall.
Street Fighter‘s Zangief was unaffected by the cold Boston weather.
This Vault Dweller was well equipped for the post-apocalypse world of PAX’s tabletop gaming area.
Wait, when did Deadpool start working for SHIELD?
Zatanna from the Justice League was ready to impress everyone with some fancy magic tricks.
This Scout from Team Fortress 2 felt right at home in Boston.
Lara Croft was wishing there were more archery contests at PAX, but was hopeful that next year might have more.
This doctor from Assassin’s Creed 2 assured us they had all the proper medical licences they needed. Thanks to kurupt87 for helping us identify this one!
Commander Shepard was ready to deal with anyone who tried to cut in front of her in line.
Wait, are these too Kaylee and Simon from Firefly? Now I have to go marathon the whole series again!
Patricia Tannis from Borderlands was on the hunt for more Vault Keys.
“Only when the previous panel has ended, do you have my permission to line… up.”
Commander Shepard, Chandra, Mega Man, and Samus? Looks like a great action hero team to me!
This con attendee said he was told to come to PAX when he called a Hotline in Miami. Get it?
The crew from Wreck-It Ralph were ready to take on the classic arcade game exhibit.
One of the explorers from [i]Journey[i]. Picture courtesy of Thompson Plyler.
With so many ghosts around, it’s a good thing the Ghostbusters were on call. Picture courtesy of Thompson Plyler.
Fiddlesticks from League of Legends really enjoyed spooking attendees. Picture courtesy of Thompson Plyler.
Everyone needs to take a break during a long Journey. Picture courtesy of Thompson Plyler.
Corvo from Dishonored decided subtlety wasn’t the best option if he was going to get any swag. Picture courtesy of Thompson Plyler.
Lucca from Chrono Trigger liked to take things easy in between events… Picture courtesy of Thompson Plyler.
…but she wasn’t afraid to throw down if needed. Picture courtesy of Thompson Plyler.
Spider-Man deeply regretted updating Apple Maps on his phone – especially since he was supposed to be in New York at the time. Picture courtesy of Thompson Plyler.