San Diego Comic-Con welcomed GotGame once again for this year’s fantastic convention. As is tradition, that means another GotGame cosplay gallery! The rules are simple, we only accept cosplay of video game characters. The only exception to this rule is if the character is specifically the video game incarnation. For example, if we see a cosplay of Batman, it won’t count, but if it’s Batman as depicted from Batman: Arkham Asylum, then it counts. Despite not getting some of the wonderful cosplay based on movies, TV shows and comics, we still got out biggest cosplay gallery to date!
Usually there is a common cosplay based on current trends for the year. Last year had a lot of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild cosplay, and the year before that was Overwatch. While both of those remain popular games to cosplay from, this year seemed to go a different route. There was a noticeable amount of “genderbent” cosplayers this year. It’s been common to see a lot of women cosplay as male characters, and that still shows. Funny enough, this gallery has a good amount of male cosplayers as female characters. It’s actually wonderful to see so many fans express their love for these characters through cosplay, regardless of gender, and we respect that. All cosplayers shown have given their consent for this gallery and we made sure to credit those who provided information. Last but not least, this is a judge-free gallery, so please be respectful to all our cosplayers.
A fantastic group of Witchers with a couple Geralts, a couple Ciris and, and the sorceress Yennefer. Instagram accounts from left to right: @savith13, @dromhunter, @cicosplay, @thecosplaybakery (account for both Ciri and Geralt on the right). Give them a follow for more awesome cosplay!
Wrench from Watch Dogs 2.
Mercy from Overwatch in her Winged Victory skin.
Aerith from Final Fantasy VII.
Reptile from the Mortal Kombat series.
KittyKaboom was kind enough to provide us a picture of her Menat battle costume cosplay from Street Fighter V. Follow her on Instagram (@KittyKaboom_) and Twitter (@KittyKaboooom)!
Mercy from Overwatch in her Zhuque skin.
Zero from the Mega Man Zero games.
Zelda as she appears in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.
A genderbent Zack Fair from Final Fantasy VII as well as Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII.
A Genderbent Yuna with Wakka from Final Fantasy X.
Xemnas from Kingdom Hearts II.
Wolf Link and Midna from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
A couple of vault dwellers from the Fallout series.
Another Vault dweller from the Fallout series.
The Los Angeles Valiant from the Overwatch League with Skull and Noir from Persona 5, and rounding out the group is Reaper from Overwatch.
Tracer from Overwatch.
A family of Toads from the Super Mario Bros. series, including Captain Toad and Toadette.
The Hunter from Bloodborne.
A very cool Terra from Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep staring down a Shadow Heartless, also from Kingdom Hearts.
Waluigi as he appears in Mario Tennis Aces.
Princess Peach as she appears in Mario Tennis Aces.
Princess Daisy as she appears in Mario Tennis Aces.
Harley Quinn from Telltale Games’ Batman: The Enemy Within.
A genderbent Talim from SoulCalibur.
The Kid from Bastion.
Overwatch’s Widowmaker in her Odile skin with Symmetra in what looks like a variation of her Utopaea skin.
Another Widowmaker and Symmetra pairing from Overwatch, Widowmaker with a rendition of the Nuit skin and Symmetra with her Peacock skin.
Mario in his Super Mario Maker attire.
A couple of Splicers from Bioshock.
Sora as he appears in Kingdom Hearts III.
Sora as he appears in Kingdom Hearts II.
Soldier: 76 from Overwatch.
Solaire of Astora from Dark Souls.
Sojiro Sakura, Ryuji Sakamoto and Makoto Nijima from Persona 5.
Sheik from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of TIme and Link from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild wearing the iconic Majora’s Mask.
Link with Majora’s Mask again from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Another Sheik from the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
A very intimidating Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII.
Seriously, look at how sweet that Masamune is!
This Scorpion from Mortal Kombat looks familiar….
Blanka-chan from Street Fighter V makes an appearance!
Blanka-chan is joined by Sakura and Maguma as Mayor Cody. Follow him on Twitter (@MagumaUsagi). All three represent season three characters of Street Fighter V!
A bespectacled Ryu from Street Fighter.
A lovely Rydia from Final Fantasy IV.
Robin from Fire Emblem: Awakening, Link from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Marth from the original Fire Emblem. All three are also fighters in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
A genderbent Roadhog and Moira from Overwatch.
A fully equipped Roadhog from Overwatch.
Riku in his Organization XIII inspired attire from Kingdom Hearts II.
Rex from Xenoblade Chronicles 2, who unfortunately has his sword held by security.
Katarina from League of Legends in her Red Card skin.
Reaper and Tracer from Overwatch.
Pyramid Head from Silent Hill
A group of Pokémon trainers through the generations, from left to right: Pokémon Go Trainer, Sun (@otakev), Hilda (@amandasally), Nate (@copy_slackin), Misty (@xtinanyan), May (@whereskime), Ethan (@spectreonecosplay), and Red (@azndude1122). Follow them on Instagram!
Mercy in her Pink skin from Overwatch, a good cosplay for a good cause.
The iconic Pikachu from the Pokémon series.
An octoling from Splatoon, representing Team Octopus for the anniversary Splatfest. Should we tell her…?
Chie returns to San Diego Comic Con with her nice Nurse Joy cosplay from Pokémon. Follow her on instagram (@dragoncherrychie)!
Nightmare Bonnie from Five Nights at Freddy’s.
A female Ness from Earthbound/Mother 2.
Another Ness from Earthbound/Mother 2.
Nero from Devil May Cry 4.
Tiff as Ms. Fortune from Skullgirls. Follow her on Instagram (@milktea.tiff) or Twitter (@MilkTeaTiff)!
Had to get a picture with the tail to show her amazing work.
A Moogle from the Final Fantasy series.
Christina (@xtinanyan) as Misty from the Pokémon series with a team of powerful water Pokemon. Follow her on Instagram!
Another Misty from the Pokémon series.
Mercy from Overwatch.
X from Mega Man X.
Another X from the Mega Man X series.
McCree and Sombra from Overwatch.
Master Chief from the Halo series.
Spider-Man as he appears in Marvel’s Spider-Man by Insomniac Games.
Alina as Princess Peach with her Mario. Find Alina on Twitter (@AlinaMasquerade)!
Say what you want about the movie, but Mario and Luigi looked snazzy in the Super Mario Bros. Movie.
Off The Hook’s Marina from Splatoon 2.
The Squid Sisters’ Marie from the Splatoon series.
Malon from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
Lucina from Fire Emblem: Awakening.
Link and Zelda from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Another Link and Zelda from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Lightning/Claire from Final Fantasy XIII.
McCree from Overwatch in his Lifeguard skin.
Three different Lara Crofts, with modern, classic, and a genderbent Lara from Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
Kratos as he appears in the newest God of War.
Kairi from Kingdom Hearts II.
A genderbent Junkrat from Overwatch.
Kill Valentine from Resident Evil.
A guardian with Iron Banner armor from Destiny.
An Inkling Girl from Splatoon.
HUNK from the Resident Evil series.
A genderbent Hanzo from Overwatch.
Handsome Jack and Mad Moxxi from the Borderlands series.
Overwatch’s Soldier: 76 in his Grillmaster skin and Mercy in a Team Fortress 2 Medic inspired outfit.
Another awesome Soldier: 76 in his Grillmaster:76 skin.
Tracer from Overwatch in her Graffiti skin.
Alex (@sithinthenorth) as Geralt and Sam (@samskylerart) as Ciri from The Witcher III: Wild Hunt.
Fox McCloud from the Starfox series.
A large group of Fortnite heroes.
Emma Skye from the Ace Attorney series.
Elizabeth from BioShock Infinite.
A nice casual D.Va and Lucio couple from Overwatch.
Dr. Mario from the series of the same name.
A Draugr from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
Dovahkiin from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
The cast of Doki Doki Literature Club, from left to right: Yuri, Sayori, Monika, and
Hanzo from Overwatch with the Cyber Ninja skin from the anniversary update.
Who doesn’t like Cuphead and Mugman?
A solid Soldier: 76 from Overwatch with the younger looking Commander Morrison skin.
@dromhunter again in a standalone Ciri shot. Go ahead and give her a follow!
A pair we wouldn’t have ever considered, Street Fighter’s Chun-Li and Kratos from God of War.
A Chun-Li with a more traditional Chinese dress.
Chris Redfield and Sheva Alomar from Resident Evil 5.
An amazing Cayde-6 from Destiny.
A female Mario in his Caveman outfit from Super Mario Odyssey.
Brigitte from Overwatch in her casual outfit from the Reinhardt short Honor and Glory.
Another Brigitte from Overwatch, this time in her battle armor.
Bayek and Aya from Assassin’s Creed: Origins.
A familar face as Balrog from the Street Fighter series. Follow him on Instagram at @dacrazybuffalo or @superteamtwo.
Sporting the full boxer look of Balrog, @dacrazybuffalo is at it again.
Vera as a genderbent Ash Ketchum from Pokémon: Yellow Version. Check her out on Twitter (@VeraBambiLIVE).
One of the most creative and coolest cosplays at the show, an actual working arcade cabinet. FYI, this con-goer is playing Dragon’s Lair.
Jeanette as Aqua from Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep. Follow her on Instagram (@haru_hime)!
A genderbent Ana from Overwatch.
Altair from Assassin’s Creed.
Chun-Li in her Street Fighter Alpha outfit.
Another Chun-Li in her Street Fighter Alpha attire.
One more Street Fighter Alpha Chun-Li, this one in line to get the SDCC exclusive Golden Godess Chun-Li from Cryptozoic. True fan right here!
Aloy and Sylens from Horizon: Zero Dawn. Follow them on Instagram (@dynamic_dyad).
Samantha as Aloy from Horizon: Zero Dawn. Check her out on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/KapKapCosplay).
2B from NieR: Automata.
As an extra treat, we also have a couple other cosplay galleries. Below is a handful of cosplay pictures from E3 2018 as well as Anime Expo 2018. The pictures from Anime Expo were taken by our own Daniel Ladiano.
Wario and 9-Volt from the WarioWare series at E3 2018.
A Vault Dweller attending the Bethesda E3 2018 Showcase.
Sony’s official Spider-Man cosplay from Marvel’s Spider-Man at E3 2018.
Bandai Namco’s Siegfried cosplayer for SoulCaliur VI at E3 2018.
Morgan Yu from Prey attending the Bethesda E3 2018 Showcase.
Two Lara Crofts from Square-Enix’s Shadow of the Tomb Raider experience at E3 2018.
Ren (@MagumaUsagi), Razmi (@PiggyNukka) and Kampan (@Zerggiee) from Indivisible at E3 2018. Follow them on Twitter!
Bandai Namco’s Eva Roux and Mia Karnstein from Code Vein at E3 2018.
Leah Stevo with an impressive fan designed Star Guardian Urgot from League of Legends at Anime Expo 2018. Follow her on Instagram (@leahstevoart).
Sombra and Genji from Overwatch at Anime Expo 2018.
Pit from Kid Icarus at Anime Expo 2018.
A Moogle and Cactuar pairing from the Final Fantasy series at Anime Expo 2018.
Widowmaker from Overwatch at Anime Expo 2018.
Soldier: 76 from overwatch at Anime Expo 2018.
I swear I’ve seen this Scorpion before….? Scorpion from Mortal Kombat at Anime Expo 2018.
2B and 9S from NieR: Automata at Anime Expo 2018.
Thank you to all the amazing cosplayers for taking the time to take pictures for our gallery. See yourself in this gallery and want us to add a social media tag? Leave a comment below and let us know! If you would like any changes of edits of the photos, please feel free to contact me at David.Poole@GotGame.com. If you had a game related cosplay at San Diego Comic-Con or Anime Expo this year and would like it to be added to the gallery, feel free to submit photos in the comments or by email. Thank you again to all the amazing cosplayers that took the time to show their wonderful work. Hoping to see more wonderful cosplay in 2019!