ByOlivia van der Will, writer at

Marvel has just shown its love an appreciation to this cosplay community in the most awesome way! In the style of Genie from Aladdin, they have granted the wishes of their fans that they probably could only dream of before. A few very lucky fans have been given the opportunity to not only be in a Marvel magazine, but to also to grace the cover. These talented cosplayers have just been given the best gift possible from the legendary Marvel house, and they will be part of a special fan series. It is all part of the Cosplay Variant program for books which will start hitting shops in October.

Are you ready for the previews of this awesome spotlight on the fans from Marvel?

Here they are! Alongside some familiar covers too!

A-Force #1 Cosplay Variant by Jay Justice

This cosplayer is a multi-talented lady! Jay is a costumer, cosplayer, gamer, writer and actress. She even won 3rd place in the Marvel Comics Costume Contest in San Diego Comic Con back in 2013 for Captain Universe.

Astonishing Ant-Man #1 Cosplay Variant by SoloRoboto Industries

SoloRoberto industries make custom and replica props, weapons, and accessories!

Captain Marvel #1 Cosplay Variant by Judy Stephens

Judy is a Marvel cosplay blogger and photographer!

Daredevil #1 Cosplay Variant by Patrick ‘Rick’ Lane

The Mighty Thor #2 Cosplay Variant by Kevin Spooner

Doctor Strange #1 Cosplay Variant by Allen Lee Hansard

Allen is the moderator and founder of the Super Hero Costuming Forum.

Guardians of the Galaxy #1 Cosplay Variant by Contagious Costuming

Caitlin only started cosplaying in 2011 and is totally passionate about it! She is a self-taught costume designer and maker!

All-New Inhumans #1 Cosplay Variant by Yaya Han

Yaya Han is a costume designer, model and cosplay entertainer based in Atlanta, GA. This talented lady has her own online shop where you can buy a whole variety of cosplay related things!

Invincible Iron Man #1 Cosplay Variant by Dale Oliver

Ms. Marvel #1 Cosplay Variant by Soni Balestier

Nova #1 Cosplay Variant by Cap Santiago

Back in 2009 he won 1st place in the Marvel costume contest at NYCC

Spider-Gwen #1 Cosplay Variant by Kathrine Zan

Katherine makes, wears and photographs costumes! She even has some great cosplaying tutorials on her website!

Amazing Spider-Man #1 Cosplay Variant by Aaron Rivin

Aaron is part of the Heroes Alliance, a non-profit organization that attends fundraising events and pops into children's hospitals to raise some smiles! Their mission is to:

:Bring a 'real life' superhero experience to sick, disabled, or medically-fragile children in need."

Spider-Woman #1 Cosplay Variant by Yashuntafun Cosplay

"I started making costumes in 2003 and have been sewing ever since, slowly gaining new skills, and as my friends like to say, leveling up. I still have a lot to learn, but I try to push myself with each new costume and I won't be stopping anytime soon!"

The Mighty Thor #1 Cosplay Variant by Sarah Jean Maefs

This cosplayer goes by the epic name Lady Thor Goddess of Thunder!

"I am Lady Thor, hear my roar!!"

Uncanny Avengers #1 Cosplay Variant by Miss Kit Quinn

Miss Kit Quinn started making costumes back in 2007 and was thrilled to be put in the Marvel spotlight.

"Never thought I'd ever get to be a cover model!"

Extraordinary X-Men #1 Cosplay Variant by Amanda Lynne Shafer

"It’s completely amazing to be included in the cosplay variants lineup. I’ve been a huge fan of X-Men and Jean Grey for so long, and it feels really special to be part of something like this! I think that cosplayers are some of comics’ most dedicated, fervent, and visible fans. The time and resources we put into displaying our love for these stories and characters is almost unmatched! It’s really great to see Marvel celebrating cosplayers like this and genuinely caring for and connecting with this huge section of their fanbase."

Avengers #1 Cosplay Variant by Michael Cox

Michael Cox, is a real life superhero! It is more than just a costume for this guy! He is very loved in the cosplay community for his charity work with children’s hospitals!

I think its fantastic that Marvel is doing this for its fans. It's great to see that everyone is welcome to the Marvel party, no matter what shape they are, how long they have been cosplaying, or what gender they may be! There will be 21 uniquely talented men and women gracing the covers dressed as their favorite characters!


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