We're back! My ACen 2013 top 10 nintendo-related cosplay list was a pretty big hit last year, with close to 5k views, so of course I had to do another one this year! I think this list will be even better, because I actually went to some photoshoots this time, including one that was specifically for Nintendo characters. However, I want to focus on individuals and small groups of people who were clearly together, so I'll put some of the bigger group photos after my list, as well as the non-Nintendo and non-video-game stuff. Plenty of cosplay for everyone!
As for missed opportunities, I guess my big failure this year was missing the Phoenix Wright / Professor Layton photoshoot by about 10 minutes. Hey, it's tough for me to wake up before noon on the weekend! Oops.
Don't forget to let me know which ones were your favorites in the comments below!
Gotta love some representation of one of the best RPGs ever made! I don't think the real Crono used a wooden sword though. /EDIT As was nicely pointed out in the comments, Crono does indeed start with a wooden sword. My bad!
Andy and... another Andy (Advance Wars series)
Gee, I wonder why these guys made my list? Possibly because Advance Wars is one of the best game series ever and Andy is one of the best characters from one of the best game series ever? I swear I'm not biased or anything.
Goomba (Super Mario Bros. series)
Similar in concept to the Chef Kirby from last year, but still pretty neat. I wonder how tiring it gets to be in a costume like that all day long?!
Link (Legend of Zelda series)
A pretty simple, yet effective Link. Not much else to say about this one.
Pirahna Plant (Super Mario Bros. series)
A very creative Pirahna Plant. And it turned out that I actually know the guy from Facebook. Although I'm not totally sure how, to be honest. I assumed from this site but...
Midna (Legend of Zelda Series)
A pretty darn sweet Midna. Might have ranked her a bit higher except that we already had one on the list last year. There were actually a couple of Midnas running around this year. Either that or I kept running into the same one.
Mario, Luigi, Toad and Lakitu (Mario Kart series)
I thought this Mario Kart group was pretty sweet, and the Lakitu sealed the deal for me. But shouldn't Lakitu have his own kart now? But then who rescues Lakitu?! Man, Nintendo games can be confusing at times.
Villager and Isabelle (Animal Crossing series)
Look at that head!!! And those eyes... those unblinking eyes. The thing of nightmares. I think I probably would have ranked this pair higher if he had went with an axe instead of a net.
Fox McCloud (Star Fox series)
I honestly didn't expect to see any Star Fox cosplay, so this was a neat surprise. And the fact that it was actually really well put together was an even neater surprise. But where is the Arwing?!
Fi (Legend of Zelda series)
This Fi was pretty much perfect. She? even had those dead blue eyes, making me wonder how the heck she? saw where she? was going. Gotta love some Skyward Sword cosplay!
I'll put the rest of my cosplay pictures in the first reply below.
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Fi is awesome! Well done! I also am a fan of the Mario Kart cosplay.
This guy is supposed to be the shopkeeper demon thing from when Hyrule goes to hell in the Adult Link timeline of Ocarina of Time… I think. I don't recall his actual name though. Anyone? Tim (aka Ocarina super-fan)
Edit: Octorockin beat me to it! That's a better description. Poe Collector.
Those Bioshock Big Daddies are awesome. Love each take on them.