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Last year. Marvel showed a lot of love to the cosplayer community by releasing variant covers featuring the same people who show up to every convention, dressed to the nines.

After a successful run last year, Marvel is bringing back Cosplay Variant Month back for September and October this year, and the publisher revealed the next crop of variants.

"The response to our first set of Cosplay Variants was so incredible, we simply had to do a second wave," said Axel Alonso, Marvel Editor-in-Chief. "And, of course, we were able to find a great crop of cosplayers with some truly fantastic costumes. We're thrilled to shine a spotlight on an ever-growing community that continues to show love for us and our characters."

1. A-FORCE #9 COSPLAY VARIANT by Crystal Melton

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2. A-FORCE #10 COSPLAY VARIANT by Corrine Vitek

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3. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #12 COSPLAY VARIANT by Johnny Junkers

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4. MOCKINGBIRD #8 COSPLAY VARIANT by Lauren Matesic of Castle Corsetry

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5. PATSY WALKER, A.K.A. HELLCAT! #11 COSPLAY VARIANT by DJ Spider

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6. SCARLET WITCH #10 COSPLAY VARIANT by Yaya Han

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7. SILK #12 COSPLAY VARIANT by Rian Synnth

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8. SPIDER-MAN #8 COSPLAY VARIANT by Pierre Demery

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9. THE PUNISHER #6 COSPLAY VARIANT by Mike Powell

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10. THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #12 COSPLAY VARIANT by Riki ‘Riddle’ Lecotey

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11. THE UNBELIEVABLE GWENPOOL #6 COSPLAY VARIANT by Alana Waffles

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12. THUNDERBOLTS #5 COSPLAY VARIANT by Wesley Johnson

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13. THE ULTIMATES #11 COSPLAY VARIANT by Knobel Creations

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#1 Posted by Farkam (12019 posts) - - Show Bio

That Miles one is so awesome

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#2 Posted by JamesSpiring (996 posts) - - Show Bio

The Galactus one doesn't really work, but I'm impressed by the rest.

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#3 Posted by MK5 (368 posts) - - Show Bio

The Spiders and Gwenpool look great! Star-Lord looks the best. Looks like an action figure. I like that he went with his actual hair.

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#4 Posted by Uncanny_XFactor (921 posts) - - Show Bio

Most impressed by Miles. Close seconds are Galactus from the waist-up, Punisher, Winter Soldier, and Dazzler.

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#5 Posted by phillip33 (3933 posts) - - Show Bio

That galactus one is incredibly soft and weak... the otherones are fine tho i guess

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#6 Posted by Mrfuzzynutz (1624 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome, I love these variant ideas

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#7 Posted by Uncanny_Doom (845 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow! I think these cosplay covers are much better than the others. Lots of them are great.

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#8 Posted by Bl00dwerK (957 posts) - - Show Bio

One of the good things about Marvel hating on the X-Men is they leave them out of B.S. like this.

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#9 Posted by Eto (5225 posts) - - Show Bio

That Silk cover tho

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#10 Posted by Prospero_Locke (1081 posts) - - Show Bio

if someone somewhere doesn't complain about the scarlet witch cover, ill be surprised.

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#11 Posted by IDontLikeBirds (873 posts) - - Show Bio

One of the good things about Marvel hating on the X-Men is they leave them out of B.S. like this.

Dazzler is one of the covers.

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#12 Posted by longbowhunter (9425 posts) - - Show Bio

Even when done well, I just can't seem to get myself to care about cosplay.

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#13 Posted by Jgames (8085 posts) - - Show Bio

Good looking especially Scarlet witch, granted only marvel series I am following in this list is squirrel girl.

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#15 Posted by Bl00dwerK (957 posts) - - Show Bio

@bl00dwerk said:

One of the good things about Marvel hating on the X-Men is they leave them out of B.S. like this.

Dazzler is one of the covers.

She's not with the X-Men.

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#16 Posted by SEGENIS (164 posts) - - Show Bio

I like SW one the moat idk why

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#17 Posted by superior_prime_maybe (1360 posts) - - Show Bio

That Squirrel Girl cosplay is just too adorable!!!

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#18 Posted by Batman3000 (5652 posts) - - Show Bio

The Starlord one's sick.

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#19 Posted by casper4690 (704 posts) - - Show Bio

Miles cosplay killed it . At first , I thought it was computer generated but I looked closely and damn . Really awesome with the pose !

Silk looks nice,she has the body for it. Squirrel girl and punisher costumes look cool .

Galactus looks like hasn't fed in a very very long time .

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#20 Posted by TDK_1997 (18635 posts) - - Show Bio

Cosplay has never been my thing. Even if it's a hot a girl or a great costume and etc. I just don't seem to really care about it at all.

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#21 Posted by silkyballfro94 (8673 posts) - - Show Bio

Some of these are lame or just too plain. 3,6,8,11,12,13 are good.

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#22 Posted by nappystr8 (1548 posts) - - Show Bio

Those are some great cosplays, and it is cool to see people who are clearly so devoted to the characters get recognition in this way. The Miles, Scarlet Witch, and Squirrel Girl are particularly nice. Still, I have no interest in buying any of these covers, and I have a hard time seeing other people being into them either. I guess they weren't a huge failure the first time Marvel did it though, since they are doing it again.

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#23 Edited by TheIronLord (242 posts) - - Show Bio

They look like MCU costumes

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#24 Posted by MysticMedivh (32250 posts) - - Show Bio

The Squirrel Girl one is cool.

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#25 Edited by ArtisticNeedham (2730 posts) - - Show Bio

That's awesome for Riddle, since I believe she owns a squirrel and takes care of squirrels.

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#26 Posted by SkullKnight (78 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, Squirrel Girl is looking really awesome. The only ones I actually like is her and Miles for sure. IMO the worst is Scarlet Witch (photoshop like crazy).

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#27 Posted by chrisj_1 (290 posts) - - Show Bio

Those are some great cosplays, and it is cool to see people who are clearly so devoted to the characters get recognition in this way. The Miles, Scarlet Witch, and Squirrel Girl are particularly nice. Still, I have no interest in buying any of these covers, and I have a hard time seeing other people being into them either. I guess they weren't a huge failure the first time Marvel did it though, since they are doing it again.

The way I see it I feel like these are really cheap to produce frankly. Have a photographer take pictures at the Con which they already do anyways and get permission from the cosplayers to use their image and pay them a reasonable amount of compensation. No discussion between writers and artists involved no paying an artist and colorist and editor in general so essentially waaay less man hours that needs to get compensated. Just slap a title and other cover fixtures on an already produced photo and you're good. Don't think they really need to be a huge hit with audiences for these to be worth it to do.

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#28 Posted by Owie (7172 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the idea of these a lot. I actually like the Galactus one because it is so off, it shows a little more fun and play on the part of the fan.

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#29 Posted by Klark_Cent099 (138 posts) - - Show Bio

the star lord and punisher ones are pretty damn good

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#30 Posted by mechwalker (822 posts) - - Show Bio

These are all terrible.

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#31 Posted by Raw_Material (3553 posts) - - Show Bio

Guardian of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, and Squirrel Girl were the only covers not cringeworthy to see.

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#32 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (7649 posts) - - Show Bio

Good jobs all around but that Bucky and Miles and Silk did it for me. The Galactus made me LOL as he looks like a human version of Bog G drawn by Skottie Young.

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#33 Posted by BlueEcho (1139 posts) - - Show Bio

A little bit of cosplayers from Heroes of Cosplay, but it looks like that Silk costume is the same one that you can buy online.