noun: the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game
The internet is a weird place and the world of cosplay is no exception. It took hours of research, seeing one too many men dressed as Pikachu, and quite possibly reaching the darkest place on the interwebs for us to come out on the other side with some gems.
And for all the weirdness, we're fans. THAT'S RIGHT, we're pro cosplay. Why? Because it's imaginative. It's escapism. It's an excuse to wear spandex and pretend for a moment you're someone else. And we don't do that enough. As kids our imagination is our greatest asset. As adults our hearts shrivel up into cold beady stones and we look down on those who play pretend.
"Oh, they can't handle reality. What nerds! TE HE HE."
WELL SCREW THAT.
To prove how KEWL cosplay is we've put together a countdown of the hottest men in costume and trust us they do not disappoint.
15. THE JOKER
Why do men always look better in a tux?
That kid just needs to keep his head and hands facing forward
Plz declaw before the sex.
Maybe we *should* start watching those contouring videos on YouTube...
So this is what Spencer Pratt has been up to?
10. HARRY POTTER
Watch where you're pointing that thing, 'arry.
Faces? Psh. Who needs those?
LMK if you need any help with a french braid.
The metal sombrero was an interesting choice...
6. JON SNOW
OG may know nothing, but at least this guy figured out how to stage the perfect photo
So busy looking at that jawline we almost didn't notice the creepy mannequin!
4. MICKEY MOUSE
Is this his Grindr profile pic? MAYBE. But with that face do you really care?
3. INSPECTOR GADGET
The only time a trenchcoat flashing might be acceptable
With great power comes great.... big.... biceps
1. INDIANA JONES
KEEP YOUR EARRING, HARRISON. WE WANT A RING FROM HIM.