The Avengers Cosplay Costume Makes Your Dream Come True
Cosplay, lexically speaking, is the act of playing with costumes. Although most rampant within the bounds of anime, or of Japanese culture, to be general, Cosplay also stretches to several other cultures, such as the West’s fascinCation of superheroes and mythologies. This fascination has brought about the emergence of Marvel, the company that created a universe of characters, stories, and mythologies which were franchised into comic books, T.V. shows, and movies, greatly shaping the culture of superheroes in several parts of the world. At the helm of this universe is The Avengers, Earth’s mightiest heroes.
The Avengers started with the unexpected teaming of Iron Man, Thor, Ant-Man, Wasp, and the Hulk who, collectively, destroyed Loki’s plans of destroying the Earth. The Was suggested calling their little group with something dramatic and colorful, and then suggested the word, Avengers. The name caught on and became the legend we know it today.
Below are some of the characters within it that you can Cosplay and embody. Who will you be, and what would be your superpowers? Find out below!
1. Iron Man
Born to the owners of the US firm, Stark Industries, Howard Anthony Stark and Maria Collins Carbonell Stark, Anthony “Tony” Stark inherited the company when his parents died in a car accident, which he would later find out as the orchestration of a rival corporation, Republic Oil. As a young boy, he became acutely interested in building and controlling machines. At 15, he entered the undergraduate engineering program of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he finished with two master’s degrees at age 19. Although seen as the hero he is now, during his younger years, Tony diverted most of his attention into nonsensical things and left his secretary, Virginia “Pepper” Potts, to shoulder his responsibilities to the company. After building his suit and reorganizing his life as a hero, Tony labeled himself as Iron Man and fought evil with his nuclear-powered suit that had the firepower of a dozen aircraft carriers.
2. Thor Cosplay Costume
Thor is one of the seven Asgardian beings worshipped and revered as gods. Ages past, Odin decided to have a child that could eventually grow to be more powerful than he was, so he asked the goddess of the earth, Gaea, to bear him a child. The result was Thor, who was born in a tiny cave on Earth. Odin’s wife, Frigga, raised him as her own after Odin returned him to Asgard.
Growing up, Thor became the object of envy for his brother, the trickster Loki, as he saw that Thor was the more favored sibling. After growing in both popularity and power, Odin had the greatest craftsman in his realm make the hammer Mjolnir on Thor’s 8th birthday, with the condition that it will only be given to him when he has proven himself as a warrior. The following eight years were spent performing heroic deeds and training. This culminated with Thor gaining the hammer and becoming the best warrior in Asgard.
Robert Bruce Banner was born to an abusive father and a loving mother. His father, Dr. Brian Banner, was an atomic physicist engaged in the research for producing clean, nuclear energy. Due to his constant exposure to radiation, Dr. Banner feared that his son was going to be affected. When Bruce exhibited incredible levels of intelligence at a very young age, Dr. Banner’s fears were confirmed and he began to abuse Bruce for it. His mother, who loved him dearly, was killed by his father when it intervened with his abuse. This led to Bruce developing as an isolated, traumatized child.
After being recognized by the military for his superior intelligence, he went to school and became a doctor in Nuclear Physics. While facilitating a test in Mexico, an ignorant teenager unknowingly went into the testing site. Bruce rushed to rescue him and the blast hit him. He survived, but he was mutated and, when his adrenaline would pump up, he would become the powerful green humanoid we now know as Hulk.
4. Captain America Cosplay Costume
Steve Rogers used to be a skinny fine arts student who grew up during the Great Depression. During his childhood, his alcoholic father died and, after graduating high school, his mother died from pneumonia. A fierce critique of the Nazis, Steve enlisted in the military but failed to pass the physical requirements to do so. He was offered a slot in Operation: Rebirth, an experimental project geared towards the enhancement and perfection of US soldiers. Steve became the first test subject for it, and the experiment proved to be a success. His musculature and the skeletal frame was pushed to the maximum capacity of the human body, and all aspects of his physical capabilities were greatly increased. No one else followed suit though, since the founder of the injection, Professor Abraham Erskine, was murdered by enemy forces.
Captain America, as he was later known, became one of the core members of the Avengers, also becoming S.H.I.E.L.D.’s leader sometime in the future. He is a heroic, good-natured, and strong individual whose moral compass never wavered.
5. Black Widow Cosplay Costume
Natalia “Natasha” Romanova was born in 1928. She was apparently orphaned, growing up, when she was confined in a burning building in an attack on Stalingrad by enemies. A Soviet soldier named Ivan Petrovitch Bezukhov found her and rescued her. By the late 1930’s, Natasha attracted the eyes of the Soviet military, which began training here. She was enlisted in the Red Room Academy to become the Black Widow, an elite spy that would work for the Soviets. Natasha had a happy marriage but the Soviet faked her husband’s death, driving a wedge of hatred in her.
Black Widow is an extremely skilled combatant and spy. With her looks, she could manage to seduce almost every men she targeted and, with her skills, kill them quickly and silently in the dead of night. She would later become one of the founding members of the Avengers, and one of its most talented agents.
6. Scarlet Witch Cosplay Costume
Born at the base of the High Evolutionary, near the energy of the Elder God Chthon, Wanda, together with her brother, were carried away by their mother, Magda, as they fled from Wundagore. Although unknown at the time, a mystic bond wit Wanda was already formed by Chthon. Later, she earned her destiny to become the Nexus Being, a living singularity for all of Earth’s mystic energy.
Together with her brother, Wanda would become Scarlet Witch and would accompany Magneto and his allies in their search for power, engaging with the X-Men. When she decided to leave Magento’s side, he was taken in by the Avengers through Hawkeye. She later fell in love with her fellow Avenger, Vision. To control her powers more effectively, she trained with the witch Agatha Harkness. Wanda has incredible powers and can stand toe to toe with some of the most powerful villains in the Marvel Universe.
7. Hawkeye Cosplay Costume
Orphaned at an early age, Clint Barton grew up with his brother in a children’s home. Later, they decided to run away and join a travelling circus called the Carson Carnival of Traveling Wonders. While working in the circus, he was trained by Trickshot and Swordsman. When he discovered his mentor, Swordsman, stealing money from the carnival, his life changed drastically. He and Swordsman fought, but Swordsman won and left him to die. His natural abilities as an archer was honed to expert levels by his mentor, Trickshot. He wandered around the country, raising money from his persona as “Hawkeye” in carnivals. After seeing Iron Man rescue people, he became inspired t become a hero himself and later joined the Avengers.
As a baby, Peter Parker was when his parents were killed in a plane crash. He was raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May, who were at the time, already old. Peter was a brilliant student, and his gifts for science was genius-level. He was, unfortunately, very socially impaired, being the recipient of Midtown High School’s most notorious bullies. While attending a science exhibit, he was bitten by a spider accidentally mutated by radiation, giving him the spider’s abilities.
Disguised, he tested his newfound abilities in wrestling competitions to earn some cash. He also used his intellect to build mechanical web shooters strapped in his wrists and a superhero suit. He later called himself Spider Man, becoming an overnight sensation in the city. After vowing to only use his powers in the protection of his uncle and aunt, he allowed a petty burglar pass by him without doing anything. Days later, his uncle was shot dead. When he found out that the burglar who shot his uncle was the same one he let get away, overwhelming guilt consumed him. This led him to develop the keen sense of responsibility that his powers entailed.
9. Black Panther Cosplay Costume
T’Challa is the heir to Wakanda, an ancient African kingdom ruled by the Panther Clan. His mother died while giving birth to him, causing his adopted elder brother to hate him intensely. His brother, the Hunter, after became the leader of Wakanda’s police force, as T’Challa ascended to the throne. Although his father remarried, his stepmother ran away with another man when he was eight. He later went abroad to study in America and Europe before coming back to defeat his uncle, who was then the existing Black Panther. He earned the herb which enhanced his physical abilities and connected him spiritually to the Panther God Beast. As Wakanda’s ruler, he settled tribal disputes by reinstating the Dora Milaje and choosing them from the rival clan with each being his protectors and ceremonial wives.
T’Challa was taught by his father to be very cautious of everyone, and true, he was. When he invited the Fantastic Four in Wakanda, he gave them several tests first before trusting them. In the same way, he infiltrated the Avengers and only when he was sure of their intents and affiliations did he fully begin to trust them. Under his rule, Wakanda became the most technologically advanced civilization in the world, as well as its most powerful one.
10. Doctor Strange Cosplay Costume
Stephen Strange was born in 1930 to Eugene and Beverly Strange. When he was eight, Strange was plagued by demons controlled by Karl Mordo. He was rescued by the Ancient One, a 1000-year-old sorcerer who protected the Earth as the Sorcerer Supreme. When he turned 11, Strange helped his injured sister, Donna. This incident inspired him to pursue the medical arts.
After graduating from high school, he entered a pre-med college at New York. When he was swimming with Donna in the summer vacation of his 19th year, Donna had a cramp and drowned. He felt pathetic as the feeling of uselessness crept up in him. Fueled by this, he pursued his medical course and graduated on time. Because of his rapid success in his field, Strange became one of the best neurosurgeon but also the one with the biggest ego. This was particularly accented when his mother died, and he became more rigid and cold.
In 1963, he suffered from a car accident that damaged the nerves in his hands, effectively ending his career as a doctor. Because of his pride, Strange never consulted any professional to treat hi, rather, he went around the world in search of possible cures, depleting his fortune in the process. After hearing of the Ancient One, he desperately pawned his remaining possessions and bought a ticket to Tibet in search of her. When she refused to cure him, he was extremely upset, however, when she opened his eyes to the nature of time and of sorcery, he began to pursue it diligently and later became her best student. Later on, he would become the bearer of the Mind Stone, an infinity stone, and would become the Sorcerer Supreme himself, protecting Earth and saving it from the interests of evil.
Which one of the characters did you like best? Which one are you going to cosplay? Comment below and let us know! Enjoy!