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Guys, Someone Cosplayed as the Hawkeye Initiative at Emerald City Comicon

If you need a reminder, the Hawkeye Initiative is what happened when artists got sick of the ridiculously sexual poses female comic characters are often drawn in and decided to draw Hawkeye in those poses instead.

As for the cosplay… what is there to say, really? Just gonna leave it here. Edit: We’ve found his tumblr!

(via: io9)

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  • mea.glitch

    Goodness, he’s… limber. :)

  • Christopher LaHaise

    This guy is awesome, and deserves much kudos.

  • Jill Pantozzi

    I hoe he didn’t pull anything for our amusement.

  • Rachel Nabors

    *slow clap* I would show up to more comic cons if more attendees had this sense of humor.

  • Anna Sophia May

    Awesome :)

  • John Keegan

    Dude. So much for the “that’s not anatomically possible” criticism…LOL…

  • Chris Buek

    Tits: C-
    Ass: A+

  • Anonymous

    Well, he’s doing his best, but he doesn’t quite have his chest as visible as he would if we were a comic book illustration. And the guy himself said via tumblr that “his spine is definitely feeling it.” So….

  • Jason A. Quest

    If so, I will gladly pull something for HIS amusement, in gratitude.

  • Anarch0n

    Hard Gay Hawkeye

  • Amanda W

    I saw this guy with another archer character (maybe another Hawkeye?). They were both doing sexy poses, it totally cracked me up. Unfortunately I was too slow to snap a photo and also stuck behind my artist table. The two of them were holding their arrows in their teeth (like roses) and looked like they were about to start doing the tango with their bows.

  • Anonymous

    Needs less clothing to be accurate.

  • Kim Pittman

    Bravo sir!

    I love it.

  • Ashe P. Samuels

    *single tear rolls slowly down cheek*


  • Anonymous

    Well, it’s less than Black Widow’s in the Avengers poster, though more than some submitted ideas.

  • Canisa

    Well, um, he’s a real guy rather than an illustration. So it obviously is anatomically possible because he’s actually doing it.

  • Nicole Elizabeth Currie

    Amongst all the horror stories I hear about geekdom and sexism, this shining gem gives me hope. It also makes me LOL.

  • A.k. Benjamin

    That is META!

  • Tamara Brooks

    This dude wins at everything. It will be hard to supplant him as my favorite cosplayer this year.

  • Pamela

    This is making me kick myself for not going to ECCC. I hope he goes to San Diego because he’s my new favorite cosplayer.

  • minusX

    He’s a friend of a friend on facebook, he went to set his profile picture on facebook and it automatically cropped to his ass.

  • Life Lessons

    He is awesome!


    Yes! My boyfriend was going through pics he took at the con last night, and there were a couple of this guy. I said, “I don’t think he’s Hawkeye, I think he’s the Hawkeye Initiative – look at those poses!” Yay!

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  • bubba johnson

    hawkeye initiative is another sad sad “barbie war.” some people, possessing too much time,, and too little self confidence.

    if you are upset by sexy fictional characters, you really need to dig deep with your therapist, cause honey….you got issues to work out.

  • Anonymous

    I just want to take a moment to say “thank you” to that man.

  • Nirali

    This is brilliant.