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Getting into character

Gen Con is a massive board game convention that takes place every year in Indianapolis. This year's show, which ran from from Aug. 1 through Aug. 4, brought out all kinds of interesting costumes from board games, pop culture, movies, video games and more. We've compiled our favorites here. Take a look. 

Originally published Aug. 5. 

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Mjolnir at the ready

Lady Thor!

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The man herself?

Check out this awesome gender-bent Stan Lee!

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Don't make her angry

She-Hulk!

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We're all mad here

A version of the Cheshire Cat inspired by Tim Burton's take on the Alice in Wonderland story.

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Cosplay plus dystopia

Fantastic cosplay from Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale.

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The doctor will see you

A D&D-inspired take on a warlock with a Victorian doctor bird mask.

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Critical costuming

Yasha the Aasimar barbarian from Critical Role's second campaign.

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Lots of Critical Role

Jester the tiefling cleric from Critical Role's second campaign.

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And more

The Bright Queen from the second campaign of Critical Role. 

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Plenty of Jesters

Another Jester from Critical Role's second campaign. 

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Percy

More Critical Role cosplay! Percy the gunslinger from Vox Machina. 

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Leia in disguise

Of course, Star Wars is represented.

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Star Wars celebration

The 501st legion! A group of cosplayers who attend conventions and celebrate the Star Wars franchise.

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Kids in cosplay

Kids can get in on the fun too. Here's Bill Cipher from Gravity Falls. 

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Kid Cap

Avengers Assemble! Captain America made an appearance.

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Good to be bad

Sephiroth from the Final Fantasy Series.

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Rugrats!

This adorable little one cosplayed as Chuckie Pfinster from Nickelodeon's Rugrats.

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War never changes

A vault dweller from the Fallout series.

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A new Piranha

An interpretation of Mom Piranha plant from the Mario & Luigi games. 

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Mission ain't over yet

Soldier: 76 from Overwatch. His visor lit up and everything. 

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Warn Zelda

This impressive cosplay brings Ganondorf from Breath of the Wild to life. 

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Stay in the circle

The PUBG survivor from the game's official artwork.

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World of Warcraft

This is an example of some high-level priest armor from World of Warcraft.

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

A great example of Raiden from the Metal Gear series.

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Sneak into Gerudo town

Gerudo Link! Another great example of cosplay from Breath of the Wild.

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Prepare to die

This cosplay is an Abyss Watcher from Dark Souls III.

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High flying cosplay

These wings moved!

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