If you are on this website and looking at this article, there’s a good chance you are a comic book nerd/geek/fan… whatever you want to call yourself. As such, there’s another good chance you have looked at a particular superhero and thought they were pretty attractive! Let’s face it, there’s an element of sensuality in any character who looks like they were carved out of marble by a Greek artist a few thousand years ago.
Most comic book characters aren’t drawn to look unattractive, and thanks to the good men and women who call themselves cosplayers, we get to see some real people pretend to be the hottest of the hot characters. We decided it would be a great idea to commit some time and look through pictures online of the most attractive men and women who endeavor to become our favorite superheroes from comics. It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it!
15. LEEANNA VAMP – X-23
Leanna Vamp is one of the biggest names in cosplay and it may have something to do with her look, but it doesn’t hurt that she calls herself the “Ghoul Of Your Dreams” and “Your Best Nightmare.” In addition to her work in cosplay, she is also a professional model and actress but is also a self-described total nerd. She goes by her real name, which drives some folks to ask if she is really a vampire to which she often replies, “That’s for me to know, and you to find out.”
If you watched the 2017 film, Logan, you probably already know that X-23 is the clone of Wolverine and a product of the Weapon-X program. She first appeared in NYX #3, written by Joe Quesada and penciled by Joshua Middleton in 2004.
14. CAPTAIN JAZE – THOR
Captain Jaze is an American cosplayer who works alongside his wife Aime. His real name is Lance, but they share the surname Jaze, which they use professionally. Jaze and his wife attend cons all over the country and wear some impressive costumes. Our favorite of his is definitely Thor in the style of the Chris Hemsworth version from the MCU, but he does an incredible Skeletor as well.
Thor is the Asgardian God of Thunder and son of Odin. He is one of the most powerful characters in the Marvel Universe and has been a member of The Avengers since its foundation. Thor first appeared in Journey Into Mystery #83, written by Stan Lee and penciled by Jack Kirby in 1962. Thor carries a powerful hammer called Mjolnir, a weapon enchanted such that only someone who is worthy can carry it.
13. KAY PIKE – SHE-HULK
Kay Pike has a different take on cosplay that allows her to utilize her incredible talents in ways few can emulate. In most cases, she wears only pants when cosplaying because everything you see above the waist is body paint. She can effectively look just like Superman or She-Hulk despite her instantly recognizable figure. Her talent and dedication to her particular craft has thus far gone unmatched in the cosplay community.
Jennifer Walters is a cousin of Bruce Banner who received a blood transfusion from her cousin to save her life. When you get the Hulk’s blood, things change and she became She-Hulk and an eventual member of the Avengers. She first appeared in The Savage She-Hulk #1, written by Stan Lee and penciled by John Buscema in 1980.
12. JUSTIN ACHARACTER – CABLE
Sadly, Justin Costello is no longer with us, but he was an amazing cosplayer before he passed away in November 2014. Costello worked professionally as Justin Acharacter and he hailed from Penrith, New South Wales in Australia where he made some impressive costumes. His Batman was exceptional, but we wanted to focus on his Cable since you can see his face. His talent is truly missed from the cosplay community.
Cable, also known as Nathan Summers, first appeared in The Uncanny X-Men #201 as an infant, written by Chris Claremont and penciled by Rick Leonardi in 1986. Cable is the time-traveling son of Cyclops who has powerful psionic abilities. He was a founding member of the team known as X-Force, and first appeared in his adult form in The New Mutants #87, written by Louise Jones Simonson and penciled by Rob Liefeld.
11. SARA MONI – SILK
Sara Moni has been a professional cosplayer since she started in 2010. Instead of portraying video game characters like most of her peers, she gravitates mostly to Marvel’s line of ladies. She hails from Arizona where she is a member of a charity cosplay group called the Arizona Avengers and is a regular fixture at cons.
When Peter Parker got bitten by a radioactive spider, he got some skills… but so did Cindy Moon. It’s OK if you didn’t know that, Marvel forgot to tell anyone about it until Silk first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man (Vol 3) #1, written by Dan Slott and penciled by Humberto Ramos in 2014. While Peter was able to control his powers and become Spider-Man, Moon had a bit more difficulty, which is why she remained in the shadows for a while. She eventually adopted the name Silk and became a superhero.
10. BFORTUNAS – BLADE
Elijah Akiboye works under the cosplay name BFortunas where he enjoys dressing up as all manner of characters from comics and video games. He makes for an imposing Blade, but is also an exceptional Green Lantern when he wants to pay homage to John Stewart. Akiboye hails from the United Kingdom where he spends a great deal of time designing his costumes, which he wears when attending cons.
Unless you were reading Marvel Comics’ vampire books from the ’70s, you probably first heard of the character Blade in the 1998 film starring Wesley Snipes. The character first appeared in Tomb of Dracula #10, written by Marv Wolfman and penciled by Gene Colan in 1973. Blade is a human-vampire hybrid who possesses all the strengths, but none of the weaknesses attributed to vampires. His existence is devoted to the destruction of vampires and those who worship/associate with them.
9. MARIE-CLAUDE BOURBONNAIS – APRIL O’NEIL
Marie-Claude Bourbonnais is a professional model who works predominantly in her native Canada. She has earned herself a name in the cosplay community thanks to her portrayals of some of comics’ most beautiful characters. Bourbonnais is a regular attendee at cons throughout North America; needless to say, her fans couldn’t be happier whenever they see her.
April O’Neil was just a regular news reporter when she came under attack by a group of thugs. Thankfully, she was rescued by four mutated, teenage turtles who happened to also be ninjas. She made her first appearance in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2, written and penciled by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird in 1984. O’Neil went on to become one of the Turtles’ greatest allies in the human world alongside Casey Jones, who she is sometimes linked with romantically.
8. JUNKERS COSPLAY INC. – STAR-LORD
Junkers Cosplay Inc. is the cosplay calling card for Johnny, a veteran of the Navy. He began cosplaying in 2011, which turned him into a professional prop-maker, a job in which he has been able to work with Bioware, Rooster Teeth, Riot Games and other companies. He also works with CrunchyRoll as a Cosplay Ambassador and is quite skilled at creating the costumes he wears.
Star-Lord, also known as Peter Quill, is a human-alien hybrid who has recently been portrayed on the silver screen by Chris Pratt in the Guardians of the Galaxy films. He first appeared in Marvel Preview Presents Star-Lord, written by Steve Englehart and Bill Mantlo with pencils by Ed Hannigan and Gray Morrow. Star-Lord is the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy and is the son of Ego in the films and J’Son of Spartax in the comics.
7. JESSICA NIGRI – SAVAGE LAND ROGUE
When it comes to cosplay, few names are as big as Jessica Nigri. She has become a brand unto herself since she first attended the 2009 SDCC as “Sexy Pikachu.” She regularly posts cosplay creation videos on her YouTube page and engages with her fans whenever she can. While she does have a team that helps her, she makes almost all of the pieces needed for her costumes herself, making her a truly talented cosplayer well deserving of her rep.
Savage Land Rogue was a version of Rogue, who first appeared in The Avengers Annual#10, written by Chris Claremont with pencils by Al Milgrom and Michael Golden in 1981. When she became stranded in the Savage Land in Uncanny X-Men #274… well, let’s just say she went a bit “native” and had her costume torn in somewhat *ahem* interesting locations.
6. MARK MEER – COMMANDER SHEPARD
Mark Meer isn’t just a great cosplayer for Commander Shepard, he is also the man who provides the voice to the character in the video games. Meer is a professional actor and writer who has enjoyed cosplaying for some time. He also provides the vocals for characters in many other games to include Dragon Age, Baldur’s Gate and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
Commander Shepard is the main protagonist of the Mass Effect video game series from BioWare. He made his first appearance in comics in Dark Horse Comics Mass Effect Redemption, written by Mac Walters and John Jackson Miller with pencils by Omar Francia. A small-sized version of the comic was included in the Collector’s Edition of the video game, but the character has since been published in a number of books.
5. LINDA LE – BLACK CAT
You may not recognize the name Linda Le since she attends cons under the name VampyBitMe or Vampy for short. She has worked professionally for a number of companies to support their products. These include Sideshow Collectables and Udon Entertainment. Le has been featured on the cover of FHM Singapore and is one of the most well-known cosplayers in the world.
Felicia Hardy first appeared as Black Cat in The Amazing Spider-Man#194, written by Marv Wolfman and penciled by Keith Pollard. She has the ability to instill bad luck in the people around her, which made her a great thief in the beginning and a better superhero in more recent portrayals. She is often drawn as a beautiful woman, so it’s no surprise many great cosplayers take such inspiration from her.
4. CRYSTAL GRAZIANO – POWER GIRL
Though she can normally be found cosplaying as a video game character, Crystal Graziano doesn’t shy from donning the tights and taking to the skies as Power Girl from time to time. Graziano works under the mantle of Precious Cosplay and is a huge fan of video games, comics, anime and manga. She often uses these as source material for her inspiration on who to cosplay as next. She has worked professionally for Sideshow Collectibles, Hex TCG and Pixelmage Games.
Power Girl is the Earth-2 version of Supergirl who goes by the slightly altered name, Kara Zor-L. She made her first appearance in All-Star Comics #58, written by Gerry Conway with pencils by Ric Estrada in 1976. In some ways, she is Supergirl in a different costume, but in truth, she is one of the most powerful characters in the Earth-2 universe, making her something more than your run-of-the-mill Supergirl.
3. GRIMMBONEZ – CYCLOPS
Dan goes by the cosplay handle of GrimmboneZ and appears alongside his significant other in various costumes. Dan hails from Sydney, Australia where he spends most of his time either cosplaying or hosting a podcast called Split Screen where he delves into all manner of pop culture. He makes for an amazing Cyclops, but also does a sick-looking Joker who would have been on this list were we not looking only at superheroes.
Scott Summers is one of the founding members of the team of mutants known as the X-Men who first appeared in The X-Men #1, written by Stan Lee and penciled by Jack Kirby in 1963. He possesses the ability to draw in ambient energy from another dimension via his eyes. He can then shoot off concussive blasts of energy through said eyes, which requires him to wear a special visor made of ruby quartz.
2. KATYUSKA MOONFOX – BLACK WIDOW
Katyuska Moonfox is a cosplayer and model who hails from Brisbane, Australia. Her talents don’t just lie in making skin-tight leather look amazing–she makes pretty much everything she wears as well. In her off-time, she runs a print show where she can be found sewing and chatting with fans. Most of the time, she cosplays as characters from her favorite game series: Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts.
Black Widow has been around since her first appearance in 1964 with the release of Tales of Suspense #52, written by Stan Lee with pencils by Jack Kirby. She is often considered to be the best Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and is also a member of The Avengers. Granted, her onscreen portrayal by Scarlett Johansson makes for difficult competition for any cosplayer, Ms. Moonfox was certainly up to the challenge.
1. DYNAMITE WEBBER COSPLAY – NIGHTWING
Shawn Webber entertains his fans under the name Dynamite Webber Cosplay where he has no qualms about showing off his incredible physique. Seriously. Look at those abs–he looks like a superhero! Webber lives and works out of Baltimore, Maryland where he designs and wears some amazing costumes ranging from Nightwing and Superman to an impressive Spider-Man and Punisher.
The character Nightwing answers the question, what happens to Robin when he finally grows up? Dick Grayson appeared as the first Robin in Detective Comics #38, written by Bob Kane and Bill Finger with pencils by Jerry Robinson in 1940. He eventually grew up and became the independent hero Nightwing. When Bruce apparently died, he also took up the role of Batman but spends most of his time in Bludhaven.
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