It’s 2016 already, and cosplayers are still awakening the inner kid in all of us. Many of their costumes are going above and beyond in depicting our favorite characters. And since there’s undoubtedly some mind blowing costumes in store as 2016 unfolds, let’s take a look at the most creative cosplay trends we’ve seen and get ready for what’s to come.
May the force be with you. Star Wars has returned with vengeance after the latest blockbuster release, and now we’re seeing tons of Storm Troopers, Kylo Rens, and Jedis popping up at conventions the world over. The best part is, they are able to be customized and tweaked through makeup styling, colored contacts, and a variety of unique costume designs and accessories to give cosplayers a look that’s distinctly their own while still being accurate. If you’re looking to get the perfect match in your next star wars costume, check out options for prescription colored contact from places like All About Eyes. This way you can wear your creation for years to come.
One of the most badass ninjas in the X-Men universe, Psylocke, played by Olivia Munn in the latest film, is the perfect combination of sex appeal and power. Plenty of people have managed to recreate her instantly recognizable look using a spandex bodice and some carefully arranged craft foam. Her hair can easily be emulated with a wig, and a pair of bright purple colored contacts can take her look to the next level.
You can’t talk about cosplay without including one of the world’s largest and most passionate fandoms. Among the endless parade of Hermoines, Rons, and Harrys, there are also new cosplayers making their mark on the wizarding world by dressing up as Newt Scamander, the protagonist of J.K. Rowlings 2001 “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, soon to be a major motion picture.
It’s one of the year’s most anticipated films, and set to drop in just a couple of weeks. The Suicide Squad is made up of the Joker, Harley Quinn, Enchantress, El Diablo, Deadshot, Rick Flag, Captain Boomerang, Killer Croc, Kantana, and Slipknot. This massive gang of villians makes the perfect choice for friends looking to cosplay together and get creative with their costumes. The multitude of iterations that all of the characters have undergone throughout the comics leaves plenty of room for inspiration and innovation.
The most creative cosplay trends of 2016 appear to be rooted in some of the oldest fandoms out there, only now they’re being recharged, revamped, and kicked up to fantastic new levels thanks to all the new film adaptations sweeping the market. Whether you’re a Harry Potter fan for life, or a brand new initiate of the X-Men fandom, 2016 is the perfect year to embrace your wild side and get crafty with cosplay.