PHOTOS BY CHRISTINE SIMON
We all know cosplayers are the most ingenious fans in all of geekdom. Their creativity knows no bounds, their skills are legend, and they are always the highlight of any convention.
However, we have to say, the cosplayers at the D23 Expo last weekend took their art to a whole new, mind-blowing level. We’re not exaggerating when we say this was some of the best cosplay we’ve every seen.
So, even though most of the buzz about D23 has revolved around epic announcements regarding new Star Wars and Marvel developments — like Disney+, The Mandalorian, Ewan McGregor’s return as Obi-Wan Kenobi, the new Avengers Campus, etc. — it’s the creations of cunning cosplayers that made the biggest impression upon our memories.
Disney/animation enthusiast and photographer Christine Simon vibrantly captured some of the best cosplay at the Anaheim Convention Center. You can enjoy her photos from the expo below.
We’ll have more cosplay photos by Christine, as well as some other fun visual details from D23, in Part 2 of our Photo Gallery, coming soon!
Check out this perfect Bo Peep from Toy Story 4.
Mine. Mine. Mine.
And this enchanting broom from The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
Grace DuVal created this glorious Monsters, Inc. couture masterpiece.
Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather reporting for duty.
We stan this fabulous Coco cosplay group.
And check out Pepita’s stunning wings!
And this sassy Frida Kahlo!
One of our favorite cosplay couples was this Katrina and Ichabod from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
There’s nothing cuter than this Carl and Ellie, working their day jobs at the zoo.
This Beast and Belle, circa 1800, is everything.
Disney ladies of all genres, unite!
A couple of Jasmine gems.
Esmerelda looking for her Hunchback.
Watch out, Aurora. You’re about to take a very long nap.
This Star Wars Jabba’s Palace/Nightmare Before Christmas mashup was definitely one of the most original D23 cosplays.
Three Hitchhiking Ghosts will follow you home.
This Pixar Shorts pair is cute as a button.
We love to see Disney’s Treasure Planet well represented.
Pain and Panic from Hercules.
The Rocketeer is a classic we can’t get enough of.
These Jungle Cruise skippers are ready to catch a glimpse of the backside of water.
Cosplayers confer about the design of their costumes.
Service dog Keller wore his own little Mickey Mouse cosplay. Best in show!
Disnerd, dog lover, mother of two, photographer and artist Christine Simon is embracing the best of life one day at a time. Here she is with Bullseye at D23.