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11 Theatre Cosplay Looks That You’ll Love

7 August 2017 by Emily Moulder
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Summer is the season of comic-cons across the world, and they combine three things theatre lovers can relate to: incredible fans, great storytelling and kick-ass costumes. For the uninitiated, comic conventions bring together fans from all over the world to see live panel discussions about all things pop culture (comics and movies in particular), buy exclusive merchandise and artwork as well as meeting likeminded fans. Dressing in costume, or cosplaying (costume playing), is also a big part of the events – getting to dress as your favourite characters, creating props and sometimes performing in groups at cons make it a lot more like the theatre than you may have thought.

If you’re one of the thousands of people heading to the London MCM show in October or Dublin’s convention this coming weekend, here are some of our favourite theatre-themed cosplays to get you inspired to get dressed up and put on a show on the con floor. Or maybe you’re just trying to get a big head-start on your Halloween costume, either way, check out the incredible creativity of some cosplaying theatre fans!

1. Evan Hansen

Evan Hansen
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We dearly love this tribute to Dear Evan Hansen, much like the show, this look wins all the awards.

2. Glinda

Glinda
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Wicked‘s Glinda looks perfect in this bubblegum pink look, she must have been popular.

3. Frank-N-Furter

Frank-N-Furter
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How ’bout this sweet time-warping costume? This fan nails Frank-N-Furter from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

4. The Schuyler Sisters

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WORK it, girls. These Schuyler sister costumes from hit musical Hamilton are next-level.

5. Bonnie Parker

Bonnie
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A living legend, this girl’s Broadway version of Bonnie Parker is stunning.

6.  The Heathers

Heathers
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These girls are serving some serious brain freezes! If you want to be the baddest girl gang at the convention, party or just any room you’re in, this is the way to do it.

7. Marius

marius
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Vive this epic Les Misérables costume! Do you hear the people sing about how on point this look is?

8. Oberon and Puck

oberon and puck
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We love a dreamy Shakespeare cosplay. This pair have cracked the classic fantasy look of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

9. Bombalurina

CATS
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This costume is insanely good and the next time Cats returns to London, we’re seriously considering a group trip with this look.

10. Elphaba

Photo Credit: Silje Danielsen

This polished Elphaba cosplay has us green with envy.

11. Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd
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Paying homage to the darker, well-shaven side of theatre, this Sweeney Todd look is definitely a cut above the rest. Sorry.

Ever worn or created your own fantastic theatre-inspired costume? Share your photos with us on Twitter and Facebook!

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