People have been dressing up as their favorite characters since the dawn of time. It’s a fun way for people to connect with a particular community and demonstrate their passion for their favorite characters or stories. Today, with events like Comic-Con, dressing up in cosplay has become common, with the level of costumes and makeup reaching unbelievable heights. People spend lots of time, effort, and money to get their costumes just right for these events and the outcomes are nothing short of impressive. Here are some of the best cosplay costumes around that just might fool you into thinking that they are the real character.
I Drink, And I Know Things
Although Tyrion Lannister may be a hard cosplay to pull off considering his height limitations, this guy nailed it. Not only is the outfit perfect, but so is the makeup, and he even has a bottle of wine on hand to top it all off. If anything ever happened to Peter Dinklage, we know who can fill in.
If that’s Hermione, Where’s Ron?
It’s one thing to get the perfect costume, but to have the exact same looks as a character is rare. This girl looks so much like Emma Watson as Hermione from Harry Potter that she probably could have fooled J.K. Rowling. We imagine she turns lots of heads when she’s out in public.
Bears, Beets, Battlestar Galactica
To pull off a convincing Dwight Schrute from The Office you have to nail his very distinctive facial features and “interesting” demeanor. Yet, this guy got about as close as you can without being Rainn Wilson himself. We trust he spent the majority of his day annoying everyone and convincing them he’s a trained fighter.
Going Above and Beyond
Edward Scissorhands has to be one of the most complicated cosplay outfits out there. Not only do you have to replicate all of his scars, his intricate leather jumpsuit, and crazy hair, but he also has scissors for hands! That takes a lot of time and energy to execute successfully, which this person certainly did! Hopefully, they didn’t encounter any waterbeds.
You Know Nothing Jon Snow
Jon Snow from Game of Thrones is one of the most significant fantasy characters of our time. Everyone wants to be him for his leadership, fighting skills, and of course because the girls love him. Luckily for this guy, he’s got the looks down so much that he’s probably convinced fans that he’s the real Kit Harrington.
Wanna See A Magic Trick?
Although nobody may ever beat Heath Ledger’s take on The Joker, this cosplay costume sure does come close. Not only is the costume perfect and the makeup flawless, but it looks almost as if Heath Ledger came back from the dead. We wonder if they actually look like Heath Ledger underneath all of the makeup.
Oswald Cobblepot AKA The Penguin
The Penguin is a villain from the Batman series that is certain to give anyone the creeps. Everything is slightly off about him from his hair, face, and size, making him the perfect villain. This person did some serious research to get the costume right and it looks like it paid off!
Amazing Jay and Silent Bob
When it comes to Amazing Jay and Silent Bob, there’s nothing special about what they wear or the props that they use. So, to pull off a good costume, all you have to do is look like them. Well, these two do and would fool anyone who was standing more than three feet away.
Walker Killer Rick Grimes
Chances are if you’ve heard of The Walking Dead, you probably know who Rick Grimes is. He is one of the shows main protagonists and has been a leader throughout the series. Although he’s usually covered in filth and being crushed under a tremendous amount of emotional pressure, if we didn’t know any better, we’d think that was him ordering a drink at the bar.
I Have To Return Some Videotapes
Patrick Bateman is one horrifying character. You’d never know he was a complete psychopath until he’s got his raincoat on and his ax ready. This guy nailed the entire costume which wouldn’t be complete without the ax of course. We’re sure he had more people avoiding him than approaching him.
Keeping along with the Game of Thrones theme, this cosplay of Margaery Tyrell couldn’t be more convincing. Every aspect of this outfit was well thought out, including the makeup, which helps to make her look just like Natalie Dormer who plays her in the show.
Great Scott! Is That Marty McFly?
Marty McFly is another one of those characters that you can’t just dress up as. Anyone can go to a thrift store and whip up something that looks like what Marty wore. This guy legitimately looks like Marty McFly which is what makes his costume so incredibly convincing.
The Dude Abides
Just when you thought that nobody would ever be able to top the dynamic duo of Jeffery Lebowski and Walter Sobchak, these guys come out of the woodwork. There probably isn’t a better pair out there to dress up as these guys. They even have the Foldgers can!
Okay, this cosplay is just too good to be true. Everything is perfect for the costume and makeup, but this girl is the spitting image of Margot Robbie, which isn’t a common doppelganger. We wonder if she just really likes Harley Quinn or she knew it would work.
That Is One Tasty Burger!
Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega for Pulp Fiction are two of film’s most iconic gangsters with some humor in there. When they aren’t dancing with their bosses wives or eating each other’s cheeseburgers, apparently, they like to take a stroll around town and let people take pictures of them.
You Stay Classy San Diego
The character of Ron Burgandy taught us many life lessons during his time on screen. Don’t drink milk in the hot sun and that Ron Burgandy is a pretty big deal for example. Although this guy succeded with the costume, we hope that he also has Ron Burgandy’s unforgiving swagger and a dog that looks like Baxter to go along with it all.
If there was another girl that could play the role of Wonder Woman without anyone noticing a change, she would probably be it. The costume is extremely impressive and her hair and makeup are on point. She also naturally looks like the character which is what makes this cosplay so remarkable.
May The Schwartz Be With You
It’s not every day that we see someone dressed us as Lord Helmet from the comedy film Spaceballs. This is probably because nobody wants to try and replicate his giant helmet. But that didn’t scare this man from creating what is perhaps the best Lord Helmet costume apart from the original one in the film.
I Volunteer As Tribute!
Besides her bowstring, this girl has the look of Katniss Everdeen down right down to her facial expression. If you didn’t know that you were looking at someone in a costume it might be able to mistake her for the real thing. She even looks shy much like Katniss does on many occasions.
So Good It’s Scary
We all know that some Taylor Swift fans can become a little bit obsessive. This fan took things to the next level and looks like she wants to be Taylor Swift. The scary part is that it’s almost too good that you’d have to be a super-fan not to be fooled by this.