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Why Do We Have to Wait for Comic Conventions to Break Out the Cosplay?

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Riddle me this, Batman. Why do we have to wait for comic conventions to break out the cosplay? We've heard about casual Fridays, so, why not cosplay Fridays for work? In fact, why can't we all sport our crime-fighting, alter-ego bad-a** selves at the grocery store, at the car wash and especially while out walking Fido?

We looked, and it turns out there are plenty of ways to cosplay your cat and dog. It's all available on Etsy, so Supercat and Wonderdog are just a click away.

This little guy is kickin' it old school. Frankenstein's monster dates back to Mary Shelley's Gothic 1818 novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. The lightning adds a nice touch to the ambience, too.

You better believe Captain America is hot right now. The film, Captain America: Civil War, becomes the first movie of 2016 to cross the $400 million domestic mark. This pup looks like he's got everything under control.

You see, The Trouble with Tribbles is that they're just so gosh-darned cute. This popular and well-known species from the Star Trek universe reproduced incredibly fast, and with harmful results.
The mother of dragons herself, Daenerys Targaryen, would gladly welcome this little tyke into the fold. He's perfect for any Game of Thrones cosplay, though the herd does seem to be thinning these days.

Batman's sidekick has gotten short shrift of late, not even receiving a foreshadowing mention in the recent release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Ker-sploosh!

It's only logical that we include this reference to the Vulcan Spock from Star Trek, especially with the sad loss of Leonard Nimoy last year.

Kitty's steampunk cap fuses the aesthetic of futuristic technology with 19th-century steam-powered machinery with panache. The skull-infused sweater makes for a jarring, but nice, touch.

This costume not only looks great, but it can represent so many movies: Kingdom of the Spiders, Eight-Legged Freaks, Arachnophobia, Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo and so many more. But I think we'll go with the 1958 classic Earth vs. the Spider.

Yes, dragons again. But this time they're from J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium. Looks like Glaurung, the first dragon, is on his way to Withered Heath.

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