RIP Stan Lee

#RIP. We want to take a moment to acknowledge the passing of a comic book legend: Stan Lee, who died earlier today at 95.

While Stan Lee wasn’t a #cosplayer himself, he was the co-creator of many #MarvelComics characters. Literally thousands of #cosplayers & #costumers around the world have worn the #costumes of the characters that Stan Lee helped to create, not to mention the tens of millions of children who have dressed as these characters at Halloween for many many years. These characters include:

  • #BlackPanther
  • #SpiderMan
  • #XMen
  • #Thor (The Mighty Thor)
  • #IronMan
  • #FantasticFour
  • #IncredibleHulk
  • #Daredevil
  • #AntMan
  • #DoctorStrange
  • And many more.

The impact that Stan Lee has had on the worlds of science fiction, fantasy, comic books and cosplay are immeasurable. He will never be forgotten, but he will be deeply missed.

Our sincerest condolences to his family, friends, colleagues & his many millions of fans throughout the world, including all of the cosplayers & costumers that he inspired. May he rest in peace.

Stan Lee (1922 – 2018)

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Law Student Graduates as Spider-Man

Anyone who’s ever attended a graduation ceremony knows they can be boring. But, one law student at the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez in Mexico decided to buck the school’s tradition of wearing a formal suit and tie by sneaking off to change into a complete #SpiderMan #costume!

While not everyone at the ceremony was amused when 22-year-old Hiram Yahir Salas Romero walked up to get his degree as the web-slinger, the Rector did appear to briefly smile at the graduating student’s creativity.

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RIP Steve Ditko, Co-Creator of Spider-Man & Creator of Doctor Strange

We want to take a moment to say #RIP Steve Ditko. The comic-book writer & illustrator co-created #SpiderMan with Stan Lee in 1961. He has died at age 90. Steve Ditko created Spider-Man’s look — the costume, the web-shooters, the red and blue design, which has inspired so many #cosplayers & #costumers to wear that #costume ever since.

Spider-Man first appeared in Amazing Fantasy No. 15. and was an unexpected hit. This lead to the spin-off The Amazing Spider-Man. Ditko also helped create such Spider-Man characters as Doctor Octopus, Sandman, the Lizard and Green Goblin.

In 1963, Ditko created Doctor Strange, who debuted in Strange Tales No. 110. Ditko continued on that series until issue No. 146 in 1966.

After a dispute with Stan Lee in 1967, Ditko left Marvel Comics and worked for DC Comics and several others before returning to Marvel in 1979. where he worked on Machine Man and the Micronauts. Among his last creations was Squirrel Girl in 1992.

During his period away from Marvel, Ditko created Mr. A in 1967. He also created The Question, Hawk and Dove and the Creeper for DC Comics.

May he rest in peace.

Steve Ditko

Steve Ditko (1927-2018)

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Police Officer Brings Superheroes to Life for Sick Children

The #PersonOfTheWeek on tonight’s #NBCNews is Damon Cole: a Fort Worth, TX police officer who spends time visiting sick children while wearing a variety of different #superhero #cosplay #costumes, including #Batman, #Superman, #SpiderMan, #CaptainAmerica, #IronMan & more! He even wears a Superman sigil on his vest under his uniform when his duties as a police officer have him interacting with kids!

Damon Cole is a true inspiration and demonstrates to all #costumers & #cosplayers what the hobby is truly all about: giving back to the community, and we thank him for his service as a police officer and a costumed superhero for kids!

https://www.nbcnews.com/widget/video-embed/1134203459601

We also found this video from 2016 also featuring Damon Cole from the Dallas-Fort Worth CBS TV outlet:

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Spider-Man Cosplayer Cheers Up Kids in Houston Shelter after Harvey Floods

A #SpiderMan #cosplayer was cheering up kids at a #Houston shelter after the Hurricane #Harvey floods! We highly commend this very charitable cosplayer who understands the positive power of selfless #cosplay #volunteerism


This is what cosplay is all about!

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