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The Cosplays You'll See More of in 2016

Liana Kerzner | 6 Jan 2016 15:00
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And finally, some cosplays won't die off, but I don't expect them to multiply either:

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Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman

I think Batman vs Superman is going to be a lot better than the critics fear, but the costumes are dark, dreary, and very complicated. The TV DC costumes are much easier to reproduce, so I don't foresee a huge increase in cosplayers for the DC trinity.

 
 

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X-Men and Avengers

The Avengers aren't expected to have significant changes to their costumes, and many of the most popular X-Men have minimal costumes in the film versions. With so many fresher choices out there, I don't foresee a big increase in Marvel stuff because it's already very popular.

 

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Lara Croft

Mixed trends on this one. The latest game, Rise of the Tomb Raider, got a lot of press and a lot of people who played it seemed to like it. On the other hand, sales wise, it got wiped out by Fallout 4, and the Xbox exclusivity means a staggered launch. So I don't see a huge spike in Laras at conventions, but I don't expect her to go anywhere either.

 

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Quiet Crossplays

The more anyone complains about Metal Gear's Quiet, the more guys will dress as her out of spite. And good for them. The only reason I didn't put this in the "see more of" column is that spite costumes are kind of niche market. But I salute you, Quiet crossplayers. I salute you.

What cosplays are you planning in 2016? Which ones do you hope to see? Let me know in the comments!

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