Our 6 Favorite Lady Cosplayers on Marvel’s Variant Covers

Swapna Krishna

Staff Writer

Swapna is the Comics Editor at Book Riot. She's a Space Columnist for Paste Magazine and writes for Syfy Wire—Fangrrls, Tor.com, Bustle, and other sites. She co-hosts a podcast called Desi Geek Girls. You can find her incessant ramblings on Twitter at @skrishna. She lives outside Philadelphia.

Marvel’s releasing variant covers for its #1s releasing this fall, and they feature cosplayers! There are 20 in total (19 have been released, 1 is TOP SECRET), and many of them feature awesome, kickass ladies in gorgeous, intricate costumes. So without further ado, here are my 6 favorite covers (and one that SHOULD have been included ::cough:: SQUIRREL GIRL ::cough::)

1. Ms Marvel

Come on, it’s ME writing this. The person who regularly attends cons in casual Kamala cosplay. Are you REALLY surprised that this one is at the top of my list?


2. A-Force (as Jennifer Walters, She-Hulk)

That skin. That hair. Damn, girl, you look good.



3. Captain Marvel

I love this costume and Captain Marvel’s general look (that short hair!) so this cover is a complete win for me. Also this eyeshadow just has that much extra oomph. Love it!


4. Spider-Gwen

I’m a sucker for Spider-Gwen’s costume (dat hood!) and this cosplayer just nails the look.



5. Guardians of the Galaxy (as Gamora)

That steely look. That freakin’ sword. YES.




6. All-New Inhumans (as Medusa)

Damn girl.



But wait! Marvel forgot a cosplayer! I present to you…SQUIRREL GIRL! (How awesome is this cosplay?)