We’re celebrating the leading ladies of video games today, showcasing the cosplayers who bring them to life. It’s the best of video game cosplays!
Video games provide some of the best creative inspiration for cosplay. This visual medium allows gamers to step out of their daily lives and step into the shoes of iconic heroes, and it’s no wonder that video game cosplays are so popular. This week, we’re celebrating the leading ladies of video game cosplay!
Every year, National Video Game Day is an excuse to celebrate the game franchises we love. Whether you’re a casual gamer or a professional eSports competitor, there is something to enjoy in video game culture for everyone. Personally, I love strong narrative storylines that allow me to fantasize about a different time and place. I love seeing female lead characters in my games, and this list is chock-full of them.
Today we’re featuring five female protagonists from different game franchises. From the action RPG Tomb Raider franchise to Mass Effect and Horizon Zero Dawn, from fighting games like Street Fighter and side-scrollers like Metroid Prime, this list of cosplay heroes is packed with female power. We hope you love this list of our favorite leading ladies of video game cosplay!
Jennifer aka "Mayhem's Muse" is the Cosplay Editor for BoLS and manages Ad Sales and Communications. Her cosplay awards include the RTX Judge's Choice Award and Dragon's Lair Austin's Cosplay Symposium.
Jennifer has been a Cosplay Guest Judge at RTX, Tacticon and Genghis Con in Colorado. She regularly attends conventions to cover cosplay for BoLS. Her cosplay work has been featured in publications such as Girls Who Love Monsters, Geek Fuel, and Renaissance Magazine. Jennifer has modeled in the Her Universe Fashion Show, Precision Camera's yearly Precision Camera University, and has taught several workshops for photographers about partnering with cosplayers and creative muses/models.
Jennifer is a lifelong enthusiast of retro video games and loves Dungeons & Dragons, urban fantasy, tabletop games, VR technology, and historical archery. She has set National Records through USA Archery’s Traditional Division for Asiatic Bows and earned 4th Place in the World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan in 2018 for Women’s Korean Archery. Jennifer is currently studying for her Masters's Degree in Organizational Leadership.