Best Cosplay Of PAX West 2018: Marvel, Monster Hunter, Halo, And More
By Gajan Kulasingham on
PAX West 2018 has officially wrapped up, and as usual, this year's convention was home to some stunning cosplay. All throughout the weekend, the Washington State Convention Center was filled with attendees who came dressed as their favorite characters from a wide variety of video games, comics, anime, and movies. We've already rounded up some of the best costumes from Day 1 and Day 2 of PAX West, as well as the best Overwatch cosplay, but in the gallery above, you can see some of our favorite cosplay from the entire convention.
Video games were particularly well represented in this year's cosplay at PAX West, especially more recent titles like Fortnite. The phenomenally popular battle royale game inspired numerous costumes, including one of Tomato Town mascot Tomatohead. The in-game area was recently replaced by a new pyramid called Tomato Temple. Season 5 of Fortnite is set to wrap up very soon, and developer Epic Games has already begun laying the groundwork for the next season with some strange in-game phenomena. Earlier in August, a mysterious purple cube materialized on the island and has recently begun moving toward an unknown destination. What this signifies remains a mystery, but it no doubt ensures that Fortnite will still be on everyone's minds for weeks to come.
Final Fantasy was also a popular choice for cosplay. Fans came dressed as a number of popular characters from throughout the series' history, including Noctis, Tidus, Yuna, and a lot of Chocobos. The series' MMO installment, Final Fantasy XIV, has been receiving a steady stream of updates and new content in recent weeks. On top of the recently concluded annual Moonfire Faire summer event, the MMO recently added the iconic Rathalos as a boss as part of a collaboration with Capcom. Meanwhile, Final Fantasy's Behemoth made its debut in Monster Hunter World early last month alongside a new set of weapons and gear inspired by the series' Dragoon class.
Other video game franchises you'll see represented in the gallery include Halo, The Legend of Zelda, Nier Automata, Tomb Raider, Overwatch, and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. The latter kicked off Year 3, Season 3 this week with the release of Operation Grim Sky. The big update introduced two new Operators to the game named Maverick and Clash, who specialize in Attack and Defense, respectively. Grim Sky also introduced an assortment of multiplayer improvements and other tweaks, but perhaps its most notable addition is a completely overhauled version of Hereford Base, one of the first maps available in the game.