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The Many Personalities of Moon Knight Cosplay

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Aug 17 2022

This cosplayer has myriad Moon Knight cosplay personas that are impossible to forget. Let’s check them out!

Marvel’s Moon Knight is the show that took audiences by surprise in 2022. We’ve all been a fan of Oscar Isaac’s growing stardom, his work in Star Wars and Dune has been phenomenal. With Moon Knight, we saw a peek into the world of Egyptian mythology, Disassociative Identity Disorder, and some amazing costumes. This week we’re featuring Derek Shackleton, a cosplayer with as many Moon Knight costumes as there are personalities!

Moon Knight cosplay by Derek Shackleton

Derek Shackleton is a cosplayer who appreciated a good mashup. With Moon Knight, he has expressed his creativity by crossing him with other iconic characters from pop culture. From Sailor Moon to the Spartans of 300, these Moon Knight cosplay adaptations are as inspired as they are unique. We hope you enjoy these creative Moon Knight cosplays!

Moon Knight cosplay by Derek Shackleton

Moon Knight Cosplays by Derek Shackleton

Return what you’ve taken — and I’ll let you go. This time. But next time — you won’t be so lucky. And I won’t be so kind.

I’m gonna get a crease right through my cowl if you don’t get that chopper’s butt down here fast!

I’m a ghost now…a spectre of the moon…the moon’s knight of vengeance—and I got work to do.

I’ve been away too long, you guys don’t even recognize me.

%$#@! Does everyone know my secret identity?

I’ve devoted most of my adult life — under the mantle of Moon Knight — to atoning for the sins of my youth as a mercenary… and the blood I spilled.

Moon Knight Mash-Ups by Derek Shackleton

People want to know. How can I live like this? The risks? The blood I’ve spilled? The times I’ve descended into madness? The times I’ve died? Hell… How can I live like this? How could I live any other way?
Moon Knight Spartan cosplay

You know where I belong, punk? I belong with the decent and innocent folk– who can’t find a moment’s peace– not in the streets, not in their own homes– so long as punks like you terrorize them. I belong with the persecuted. Now who’s got the power, you stinking tube of prejudice? And how’s it feel to play victim for a change?

Sorry Marlene. This time I have to go with the voices in my head.
Moon Knight Cowboy cosplay

I became Moon Knight to battle evil wherever I could find it. And I never had to look farther than the darkness inside my own heart.

 “I am Moon Knight. The bearer of the mantle of Khonshu. Khonshu the justice bringer. I am vengeance.

It’s never about what you think it is. …someone has to do the fun stuff. Still, the blade must praise its lord. Still, people want to know, how can I live like this? The blood I’ve spilled. The blood yet to be spilled. Still, the answer is the same. How could I live any other way?
Sailor Moon Knight cosplay

No. I’m done. I’m through being your executioner. Your avatar. Your symbol.”
Moondalorian cosplay

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