If you weren’t living under a rock last week, then you probably know the San Diego Comic Con just wrapped up last Sunday. As always, there were thousands of cosplayers at the convention showing off their costuming and makeup skills. Also as always, some of the greatest costumes were those involving genderswapped versions of classic characters. Here were a few of the coolest ones we spotted on the floor this year.
Given that “Ash” stands for Ashley, it’s not really much of a stretch to imagine the world’s most cocky demon hunter as a badass female. Hail to the queen, baby.
Blossom and Mojo Joanna
Bizarro Au Go-Go always does amazing work for Comic Con and this year was no exception. Only a few months after winning $100,000 on Syfy’s Faceoff, Cig Neutron put together this epic Mojo Joanna for his partner Rannie Rodil and this off-putting Blossom for himself.
There were times when Eleven looked so powerful it was impossible to see her as just a little girl, but she still never looked quite this big and bad.
Gaston and Maleficent
She might not eat five dozen eggs for breakfast until she’s roughly the size of a barge, but no one breaks hearts like Gaston. And Meleficent has never had a beard quite so thick. This group was actually with a third genderswapped Disney villain, but Cruella de Vil was busy negotiating with a vendor and could not be interrupted to take a photo.
Bill and Ted
There’s nothing bogus about this totally excellent duo -in fact, these Haelstorm Designs creations might be the best Bill and Ted cosplays I’ve ever seen.
This hooded hero certainly hasn’t failed her city -of course, even if she had, I certainly wouldn’t want to be the one to tell her otherwise while she carries that deadly-looking bow with her.
Ok, technically there was an alternate reality series where Deadpool was a female, but even Lady Deadpool never wore this sexy ensemble and this cosplayer didn’t have Lady Deadpool’s trademark blonde ponytail, so let’s just agree this is a genderswap cosplay and move on.
Daddy’s little monster looks a bit different these days, but don’t let that innocent face fool you, he’s still ready to deliver murder and mayhem wherever and whenever necessary.
While the Minions are very comfortable with their sexuality and don’t mind wearing dresses, director Pierre Coffin has confirmed they are indeed all males. This charming gal in a denim overalls dress seems to be the exception to the rule.
She may say she has no rules, but this Rule 63 cosplay still needs you to say her name three times before she can get into any real mischief.
Without Rufus the naked mole rat, it might be hard to recognize even a regular Kim Possible cosplay, but with that crucial character prop, it’s easy to recognize her even after the genderswap.
Now, it’s impossible to see every costume at the SDCC and I limited this list only to my favorite photos of Rule 63 cosplayers, so there are inevitably tons more out there that aren’t on this list. If you spotted one, feel free to share your favorites in the comments (preferably with a link so everyone can join in on the fun).