These 18 Normal People Have A Secret Double Life As Cosplay Rockstars

 

Corey Hayes is a New York-based photographer who loves snapping pics of 'cosplayers' in all their glory. In case you didn't know, 'cosplayer' is the term used to describe someone who likes to dress up as their favorite comic book hero. Cosplayers are the type of weird and wonderful, colorful characters you will find en masse at the big conventions, such as the New York Comic Convention, where Hayes' fascination with the cosplaying world first began. Hayes says the best thing about cosplay photography is witnessing the oft-startling transformations, as ordinary people become "cosplayer rockstars". He notes that donning the elaborate costumes seems to facilitate a marked change in people, affecting their personality as well as their body language. Check out his awesome 'before' and 'after' work below and see the awesome transformations for yourself! 

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Al Vasquez – Batman

 

Ruby Rinekso – Man-Bat

 

Jenn Reddig – Phantasm

 

Dana Paige – Grace Soulfire

 

Diana Lin – Harley Quinn

 

Joseph BB Quinn – Deadpool

 

Kat Chagnon – Dex Starr-Red Lantern

 

Kyle Stark – Arrow

 

 

Lindsay – Victorian Thor

 

Paul D'Armore – Scarecrow

 

Kiara – Black Widow

 

Gina Y – Gou Matsuoka

 

Jack Farzan – Traditional Female Loki

 

Jennifer Rose – Retro Catwoman

 

Morgan Herrmann – Magik

 

Samanthat Traub – Black Canary

 

Colen P – Green Lantern

 

Sheena V – Victorian Loki

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