The Rooster Teeth Expo was filled with good times and great people (for a complete event recap of everything that happened at the Austin Convention Center over 4th of July weekend, click here). One of the best parts of attending a video game, comic book or entertainment expo is the chance to see all of the amazing cosplay people put together. If you’ve never heard of “cosplay,” it’s the shorthand term for costume role-play, aka dressing up as your favorite character.
Since the best part of any cosplay gallery is, well, the cosplay gallery, I’ll get straight to it: I’ve decided to break this article up into two sections. Part One is dedicated to my Top 10 favorite cosplays from the Expo Hall, and Part Two is a photo documentary of the RTX 2016 Cosplay Contest, hosted by Zonbi and The Weirdlings. The Cosplay Contest was held on Saturday, July 2, in front of a packed crowd filled with enthusiastic spectators who gave each participant a warm round of applause for their carefully-crafted costumes. Be sure to discuss your personal favorites with us on Facebook and Twitter! (Shout-out to @briankwek for helping me ID the FE: Awakening cosplay I didn’t recognize.)
Without further ado, I present The Best of: RTX 2016 – Cosplay Edition!
Top 10 Best Cosplays from RTX 2016
#10 – Male Avatar (Fire Emblem: Awakening)
#9 – Mad King Ryan (X-Ray and Vav / Rooster Teeth)
#8 – Pirate (Original Cosplay)
#7 – Assassins (Assassin’s Creed 3)
#6 – Deadpool (Marvel Comics)
#5 – “Free Hugs” T-Rex (Original Cosplay)
#4 – Yang Xiao Long, Blake Belladonna, Weiss Schnee (RWBY)
#3 – Jango Fett (Star Wars)
#2 – Boba Fett (Star Wars)
#1 – Church and Tex (Red vs Blue)
A Complete Photo Documentary of the RTX 2016 Cosplay Contest
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