The Spring Wind blows and Crom approves of these Conan and Red Sonja cosplays.
The 1980s were a glorious decade of sword and sorcery films. Each was inspired by comics, graphic novels, and role-playing game systems like Dungeons & Dragons. Through the years, sword and sorcery have maintained their popularity among fans. Today, we’re celebrating the heroic collaboration of Conan and Red Sonja cosplays right out of the comics.
Conan the Barbarian is one of the most remembered films of the sword and sorcery genre, with his epic quest to avenge his people and discover his place in society. After that, Red Sonja continued the hero’s journey on her quest to avenge her sister and save the world from destruction. Both characters use swords, steel, and witty repartee to forge their path through cinematic history.
From Cinema to Cosplay
Recently, a fan-favorite cosplay team has collaborated to bring these heroes to life. Knightmage, known for his epic 1980s pop culture cosplays, never fails to radiate fun and excitement in his images. Regularly, he partners with Bebe Alkeid Cosplay, and the two have done many cosplay collaborations together. This dynamic duo has teamed up with photographer Have Camera Will Cosplay for this gorgeous set of images.
Into the World of Conan and Sonja’s Cosplays
Knightmage is not only a cosplayer but a philanthropist as well. He is known for attending conventions and giving away his cosplay prints. He only asks that anybody who takes a print also donate to a chosen charity that he features at the Con. It’s not often you find folks who are creatively gifted and have hearts of gold… but Knightmage and his retinue of superheroes top the charts.
In these images, Conan and Red Sonja Cosplay on an epic journey through the woods. This photo set has it all: a battle, gorgeous scenery, and plenty of power poses. They even get to ride off in the sunset together! We hope you love these Conan and Red Sonja Cosplays. (And please go donate to your favorite local charity, like CAPS- Child and Parent Services!!!)
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.