With the imminent release of [Guardians of the Galaxy](movie:424073), I've been seeing more and more Guardians cosplays popping up on my favorite sites. I love this for two reasons: One, I just love seeing new and amazing shoots, and two, it gives me a little glimpse into who will be the fan favorites from the movie.
Of course, this isn't an exact equation, where x number of Nebula cosplayers means that she will be the "best" character in the movie. It does, however, give us a little glimpse into which members of the Guardians already have a strong fan-base. Unsurprisingly, the most-played characters seem to be Gamora and Rocket Raccoon.
Check out these incredible photos from Callie Cosplay, as both the Gamora we will see in the movie (sort of), and the more retro version of the green assassin.
Or Soni Aralynn, creating versions of Gamora in her own way.
Rocket Raccoon has a legion of cosplaying fans, including two of my personal favorites from Vanessa Wedge and Alexia Jean Grey. I will happily admit that genderbent characters are a major weakness of mine.
Cyber Bunny Cosplay also does a phenomenal Rocket, going for the full-mask look rather than makeup. And yes, she makes it all herself.
Nebula is surprisingly unpopular, but there are one or two incredible Groot creations (rarely seen without a Rocket).
Or this intricately built and detailed project from Lee of HurleyFX
Finally, check out some of these offerings as Star Lord and Drax the Destroyer.