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In pictures: Ultimate cosplay catastrophes

When cosplay goes bad

  • Bad cosplay is like watching a bug eat another bug’s face off – it's disgusting, but you can't look away.

    In the following slideshow, we take a look at some of the worst examples of cosplaying ever to assault our peepers. Most of these costumes would make a supermodel look bad. [Note: These people are not supermodels.]

    To really ram the horror home, we’ve included a side-by-side comparison to what each character should look like. Needless to say, most of them are pretty 'wide' of the mark.

    But don't fret -- as a soothing balm, we've also included a few beautiful cosplayers on the basis of piddling technicalities. We're nice like that.

    [See also: [[artnid:336111|In pictures: The sexiest cosplay girls in the galaxy]]]

  • Kratos



    Being bald doesn't automatically make you the son of Zeus, y'know.
  • Kasumi



    The fans are a nice touch.
  • Wolverine



    Many a bag of Cheetos have fallen victim to his berserker rage.
  • Chun Li



    Mirror image! Is Chun Li the one on the left or the one on the right? You decide!
  • Felicia



    Sometimes, bravery is a bad thing.
  • Gundam



    The look of sheer intensity on his face almost sells it.
  • Pickachu



    Tch. Jessica Nigri clearly doesn't have the right proportions to pull this off. She needs to gain at least 300 pounds. Where's her sense of dedication, eh?
  • Samus Aran



    That's just rubbish.
  • He-Man



    Despite having some clearly impressive guns, this guy looks pathetically weedy. We think it's the wig.
  • Leonardo



    Ten points for effort. Zero for execution.
  • Dead Pool



    Ten bucks says he's crying beneath the mask.
  • Sailor Moon



    Sailor Moon would have Moon Tiara-ed that abomination.
  • Sailor Moon



    Ditto.
  • Morrigan



    No comment.
  • Quistis Trepe



    Looks like there's four Quistis' under that outfit.
  • Felicia



    Yaya Han loses points for being sexier than the cartoon version. She needs to tone it down a bit.
  • Rei



    The facial expression says it all.
  • Okami



    Later that night, Mimi dreamed of tearing her owner's throat out...
  • The Black Cat



    We think we'll let this one speak for itself.
  • Jessica Rabbit

    Erm, the microphone is the wrong shape? (We got nuthin'.)
  • Sonic

    What Sonic would look like if he was in a camp 70s live-action series...
  • Sonic

    ... or a serial killer.
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