And Martinet approves!
Back in 2021, we were dazzled by a pair of cosplayers whose Mario Bros. costumes with sound effects had even gained the attention of Mario voice actor Charles Martinet himself. At the recent Fan Expo in Dallas, the pair returned to the cosplay scene, this time taking their Mario get-up in a whole different direction. Yes, if...
Doja Cat also joined in on the fun as Villager
It seems Anya Taylor-Joy wasn't the only Hollywood celebrity dressing up as a Nintendo princess for Halloween this year. The actress and model Megan Fox (known for her work in the Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) decided to go as Princess Zelda. She shared a series of snaps, showing off...
Featuring Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom friends
The Mario games have been a core part of Nintendo fandom for decades now. Mario as a solo sibling has been around for even longer than his own series, first appearing — of course — as Jumpman in 1981's Donkey Kong. Despite having his name in the title, the Mario franchise isn't about the Italian...
Plus a handful of villains
The Metroid series has delighted fans for over 30 years and currently spans 15 different games, with Metroid Prime 4 in development. Samus is the main protagonist of the games, and shocked fans when the fact she was female was first revealed back in Metroid on the NES, but her classic suit and the 'Zero' suit aren’t the...
Sheikah got nothin' on this!
We've seen all sorts of wonderful creations based on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild since the game launched back in 2017, including beautifully crafted miniature statues and a stunning Zelda cosplay, but this may well be the most impressive creation we've seen yet. Cos
Even dad is included!
Halloween is fast approaching, and you know what that means – long-suffering parents all over the world are putting the finishing touches to outfits they have made for their offspring. By the time November rolls around, everyone will be utterly sick to death of the sight of pint-sized vampires, zombies and werewolves...
You'll want the sound on for this
They certainly look the part, but wait until you hear them... If you've ever been to a gaming expo or Comic Con-style event, you'll probably have noticed that Nintendo fans really bring it when it comes to cosplay. We've seen some great efforts over the years, and joining that list today are these fans who brought...
"The incredible Samus"
Over the years, Metroid star Samus Aran has been the focus of many people operating within the cosplay arena, and it's easy to see why – she's a powerful individual who happens to wear a seriously amazing suit of armour, so there's scope for some really impressive cosplay creations. However, we should spare a tho
No objections here
Ace Attorney fans will hopefully remember the heartwarming story of how prosecutor Miles Edgeworth, defense attorney Phoenix Wright, and loveable idiot Larry Butz all became friends. It began with a simple crime in a classroom, for which Wright was blamed, and which Edgeworth acted as his lil baby defense attorney; it ended with...
Cosplayers are basically wizards. Sometimes, they are also literal wizards, when they dress up like Gandalf the White or Dumbledore, but we mean in terms of their creative skills — sewing, sculpting, and sometimes even electronics are all part of making a detailed, true-to-life cosplay of a beloved character. Here at Nintendo...
Even Bowser wouldn't want to mess with him
We're often amazed by the talent within the cosplay scene. Recently, we saw that US-based cosplayer Akellyz was featured on Gamer Network's new Cosplay Central website for his Borderlands-style depiction of Mario himself. The cosplayer wore the outfit during events in 2019 and was even crowned winner at...
The art of cosplaying as your favourite gaming characters appears to be more popular than ever at the moment, but we doubt there are many who can say that they've cosplayed as themselves. Joe Zieja, voice actor of Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Golden Deer leader Claude, has shared a couple of images to his personal Twitter account...
We can only imagine what Mancunians such as Liam Gallagher or Professor Brian Cox might have thought after the mayhem caused in Manchester, UK the other day by Mario and friends. These mischievous cosplayers renamed many of the city centre's tram stops with a video game twist. Let's take a look at some of their antics: Of...
Mario! Link! Toad?!
As is often the case at Japan's premier gaming showcase, this year's Tokyo Game Show had some great cosplay from a variety of Nintendo (and non-Nintendo) franchises. All of the big names were represented, including some of the company's most famous faces - and a few cult favourites, of course. Here is some of the best cosplay...
*Those noises Space Pirates make in Metroid Prime*
We love a good cosplay here at NL Towers, but it's rare any one cosplay will make us say 'phwoar' in written form. This cosplay of a Space Pirate from Metroid by Dan Cattell shows that you can take a costume idea in any direction you see fit. We're not sure how it all looks from the front, but...
The best fan-made costumes rupees can buy
The Legend Of Zelda series of games is loved by Nintendo fans world-wide, and has proved popular with cosplayers around the globe as a way of showing their appreciation for its myriad characters and creatures. With Breath Of The Wild winning multiple awards in 2017 and frequenting the top of many 'game of...
Meet "Switch head guy"
Our man on the ground at the Tokyo Game Show brought us a lovely gallery of cosplay the other day, but nothing compares to the cosplayer we affectionately call "Switch head guy" at Nintendo Life Towers, who was also strutting their stuff during TGS this year. With the body of Mario and the head of a Switch, this is one of our...
Bayonetta! Link! Mario! Tingle!
The Tokyo Game Show isn't just home to all the latest and greatest video games - like pretty much any gaming event these days, it also attracts hordes of cosplayers dressed as their favourite video game characters. This year's event has seen a bumper turn-out of Links, Marios, Princess Peaches and even Tingles, and...
It's just a bit of 'armless fun
We love a bit of cosplay here at Nintendo Life, but we must admit to getting a little jaded about everyone dressing up like Link and Samus all the time. Enter Reddit user spiggledog who has perfected three ARMS themed cosplay outfits along with his buddies. It's great to see some colourful cosplay on...
The stuff of legends
Cosplay is a massive part of being a video game fan for many players, and devotees of certain franchises spend countless hours crafting the perfect costume. Sometimes, the results are so good it blurs the line between the game itself and the real world - and we'd say that LayzaMichelle’s latest effort certainly falls into...
The Sheikah Slate takes a great 'elfie'
If like us you are absolutely loving your time roaming through the open world of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild then you might already be working on your cosplay outfit so you can show off your love for all things Zelda at a upcoming expo, such as PAX or EGX Rezzed. If you need any inspiration then...
Nintendo out in full force
HYPER JAPAN is a wonderful cultural festival that celebrates everything Japanese, and returned to Olympia in London, UK for its three day summer showcase this past weekend. We've been to the show a couple of times before but this was our first time visiting the Olympia West Hall. Nintendo had a host of activities
Maiden of Hyrule
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water - called Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water in Europe - is a hugely promising upcoming arrival that should be perfect for Halloween, even if most fans (outside of eager pre-order shoppers in Europe) will be limited to downloading the title. While it's not getting the full retail release its...
Don't worry, Slippy's here!
We've seen some cool cosplay ourselves recently, but nothing prepared us for the awesomeness of seeing the Star Fox team reimagined in human form. The cosplayers known as York In A Box have been busy barrel rolling ahead of the release of Star Fox Zero on Wii U. In the photos below you can see Chri
Dressed to impress at Hyper Japan and Comic Con London
In the first of what we hope to be a regular series of features devoted to the wild and wacky world of cosplay, Erica Jones brings us a selection of snaps showcasing the most notable Nintendo-related efforts of the month. July has been a great month for Nintendo costumes. Hyper Japan and London...
Who wants to be Tingle?
The Legend of Zelda is a pretty big deal for Nintendo fans. The series is packed with amazing games and memorable characters, and it's little wonder that whenever cosplay events take place, a large proportion of attendees choose to dress up as famous faces from the franchise. If you need any more evidence of this, feast your...
If you head along to almost any major gaming or pop-culture expo you'll likely see plenty of cosplay, whether it's the efforts of keen fans or those entering official competitions. Faithfully recreating the look of favourite characters is more than a fun diversion for some, of course, but rather a way of life. At the top level...
Landstalker Props comes up with the goods yet again
If you're based in the UK and you have a penchant for video game cosplay, then chances are you'll be familiar with the sterling work of Landstalker Props. Landstalker has been producing accurate replicas of video game weapons for ages, and has tackled such projects as the gun from Portal and the...
We speak to a seriously talented Zelda cosplayer
It's been a while since we ran a Ninterview, but we're back with our first of 2013. This time, we're speaking to cosplayer Regina Marie, better known as RikkuGrape. She's dressed up as a wide variety of different characters, but we're most interested in her amazing replications of individuals from The...
We've seen some great Nintendo fan films over the years; films that made us think "if only". This short film, Metroid: Encounter at Ceres Colony, wants to be next. As the name suggests, the short takes Super Metroid as its inspiration but mixes in some elements from the Metroid Prime Trilogy too. Serious Samus fans will also enjoy other...
Not sure where this fits in the Zelda timeline, though
We love people who dress up as Nintendo characters, and we love them even more when they get up on stage in Japan to have a pretend fight in the final of the World Cosplay Championships. Our love for this video cannot be put into words. Taking place in Nagoya, the Italian team of Link, Luca...
Every Nintendo fan's dream, or nightmare?
Sex is used to sell an awful lot of things these days, and video games are no exception. However, LA burlesque club Bordello's recent night of video game-themed stripping strikes us as a little bad taste. And we have low standards to begin with! Lucky punters were given the chance to see such highly...
Check out the real life Samus in action
Here at Nintendo Life we’re not that geeky that we spend all of our spare time scowering the net for photos of ladies in videogame themed cosplay costumes, but when something as awesome as this catches our eye it would be remiss of us not to mention it. The lady in this lovely Samus Aran space suit is none...
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