I’m a fan of the Thundercats, this is of no surprise to anyone. I’m sure that most of the readers that flock to Unreality are probably fans of the 80’s classic cartoon as well. For most of us, going through cosplay photos is an easy and fun way to kill some time while at work. (obviously we all love the internet for this reason – am I right?) If you’re waiting for that paper jam to clear, or are on a conference call and need to keep yourself from falling asleep, the internet cosplayers are there for you. I had never seen any “great” Thundercats cosplayers and made it a challenge to seek them out. So I’ve scoured the interwebs looking for the best of the best and these are some of my favorites that I happened upon.
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There are SO MANY Cheetara cosplayers out there but none of them seem to understand how to do the character any justice what so ever. I see so many who put on bright orange and yellow spandex and call it a day. Though when you compare that kind of effort to the one above, it’s no contest. I also enjoy the cosplayer above for putting forth some great effort in capturing the “new” Cheetara’s look rather than the classic.
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I’m kind of shocked at how hard it is to find decent Lion-O cosplayers. What gives? One could argue that he’s the most popular of all Thundercats (next to Cheetara of course) and one of the most memorable cartoon characters from the 1980’s. Yet, going out and finding someone who’s done the costume and design justice was hard. This guy nails the make up but I think he needs to tone down the roids.
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Granted it’s a girl playing the role of the mischievous brother, this is a great rendition of the “new” version of Wilykat. I love the attention to detail particularly with the costume. (the cosplayer also threw in a tail with everything but it’s not seen in the photo I chose to use)
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I wanted to do my best to try and find each character I could – but hold myself accountable for finding the BEST that I could find. This by far was the best variant of Wilykit. (she obviously went hand in hand with Wilykat above) I like the skin coloring she’s done and the again the costume is on point.
This guy wins for going through the painstaking process of airbrushing all his muscle definition. That right there deserves some kind of merit in my book. That and there were some really slim pickings for Panthro cosplayers out there. (that or I just suck at using Google)
Can’t forget the evil nemesis of the Thundercats! There were quite a few Mumm Ra guys out there but none seemed to get the entire “bandage” look spot on like this guy did. And his mask doesn’t look near as bad as half the others I looked at.
Poor Tygra, always playing second fiddle to Lion-O and can’t even get enough cosplayers to help out for his cause either. Yeah, nope, I couldn’t find a single one worthy of posting for Tygra. Which is disappointing to say the least. If anyone knows of someone I might’ve missed for this spot – please drop me a comment.
After searching for over an hour, it’s clear now that there’s a need for cosplayers everywhere to start doing more Thundercats stuff! Oh, and please do us a favor, no Snarf cosplay – thanks.
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I work as a Creative Director and spend time away from my job with my family, writing for Unreality, and trying to be creative with my own personal projects.