Cosplay is a strange beast. For the uninitiated, it may evoke disconcerting mental images of nerdly nerd dudes named something like Cornelius or Herbert. Perhaps he’s capering about as a skinny, thick-spectacled Superman wearing his grandfather’s garish red underpants over a blue bollock-bulge leotard. A vision which, we can surely all agree, holds all the erotic allure of a bulldog’s balls.
The more enterprising, discerning gentlemen among the Ego-legions (which is all of you, naturellement) know the true, sextacular potential of cosplay. You don’t need to be a pale to the point of transparency comic book enthusiast, who eats slices of white bread straight from the bag with the drapes drawn, to appreciate the wonderment of cosplay; sometimes a fully-functioning set of manplums will suffice. This very concept keeps many a lithe lady in employment.
With that set of heroic 'nads in hand, then (literally, should the whim take you. Perhaps not if you’re still in the office), meet Crystal Graziano. In December 2011, Kotaku reported that ‘One of the World’s Sexiest Cosplayers is Going Professional.’ Spokesmodel, gaming enthusiast (allegedly) and -we can’t stress how important this factor is- hot, wonderfully skimpy outfit-wearer, she’s worthy of yet another gallery salutation to her talents (in every sense of the word.) So you’ve got one, above.
Many of these images were captured by intrepid cos-photographer Eric Ng/Bigwhitebazooka, whose work you can peruse here.