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Genderswap and Other Cosplay With a Twist from Comic-Con 2013!

We here at The Mary Sue always appreciate a good genderswap cosplay. Probably more than most. Also known as Rule 63, genderswap cosplay can really open our minds to new possibilities. With that in mind, take a look at our first cosplay gallery from San Diego Comic-Con 2013 (and don’t forget last year’s talented fans). It includes not only genderswap costumes but other alternative versions of the classic fare. Enjoy!



Genderswapped The Odyssey In Space. Need We Say More?

Matt Fraction, could you get any cooler?

The author has just announced that he is writing a sci-fi rule 63′d version of  Homer‘s The Odyssey. Christian Ward will be drawing. The project is called Ody-C, and even though we only have an image of the cover, the description alone is enough to turn some heads.

WIth any luck we’ll get more information soon, but in the mean time, we’ll just have to salivate over the prospect of how this awesome concept will manifest.

(via Comicsbeat)


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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Slave Leo

Mad Art Lab has a big feature written by Slave Leo, a Rule 63 Princess Leia cosplayer. He’s got some interesting things to say. 


Fans Do Cool Things

Genderswap And Other Alternative Cosplay From Comic-Con 2012

Cosplay is fun no matter what but when you’ve been doing it a few years, you start to think outside the box and see how you can mix things up a bit. There’s also those first-timers out there who want to start with something a little less complicated (what am I saying, cosplay is always complicated!) that’s more of an outfit than a costume yet still portrays their favorite character. In the last few years, genderswap and alternative versions of costumes have gotten popular in the cosplay world. Here’s a collection of just those kinds of cosplays from Comic-Con International 2012.


This is just like magic!

Genderswapped Harry Potter Characters Will Make You Think All The Things

You’ve read all seven books. You’ve seen all eight movies. You know the characters of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter inside and out. Or do you? Take a look at what happens when DeviantArtist maaria decided to tweak your memories just a bit by laying good ‘ol Rule 63 on the cast of the books. 


Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: A Male Dazzler

This digital art by timberoo of DeviantArt depicts what the Marvel superhero Dazzler would look like if she were a man. Someone cosplay this, please. (via I Like Comics Too)

What else did we find on the good ol’ interwebs today? Hit the jump to find out! 


Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: GenderSwapped Joker/Harley Quinn

Sometimes cosplay makes me weep. In a good way. This is one of those times. Sometimes cosplay also turns me on a little. This is also one of those times. Genderswapped Joker and Harley Quinn via Haus of Meta. Roxanna Meta (whose tumblr I found this on) was part of that fantastic Rule 63 Justice League group this past year. We here at The Mary Sue really want to see them do a Rule 63 Injustice League now with such notables as Ms. Freeze, Lexy Luthor and Doomsdawn (complete with rock boobs of course). Also, please invite me to be a part of it.