Superhero Hype Cosplay: Doctor Doom

Note From the Editor: This week, Superhero Hype’s special guest cosplay correspondent is Marc Kandel, a fan who has a knack for creating costumes that aren’t always common in the cosplay scene. Regardless, Marc’s favorite character to cosplay is one of Marvel’s ultimate villains: Doctor Doom. Victor von Doom has been one of the Fantastic Four’s greatest adversaries almost since their inception.

Doom has also given the Avengers, Spider-Man, and numerous other heroes everything they can handle and more. Essentially, he’s Marvel’s Darth Vader even though he predates Vader by well over a decade. Doom will eventually make his MCU debut alongside the FF. But for now, this is the closest thing we’ll get to see a live-action Doom that actually looks like his comic book counterpart.

I didn’t even know the term “cosplay” when I cobbled together an outfit for my first Comic Con in 2012. I figured it was what one did at these events, and what better character to sport than a villain I had been fascinated with since I was eleven years old? This terribly flawed, arrogant, tortured, yet indomitable genius took crap from nobody, but he was also his own worst enemy. Far more so than his self-appointed nemesis, Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four.

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Special thanks to Sean Hale, J.C. Ramos, Melvin Wright, and also KOfitnessnycosplay for contributing pics for this column!

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Sean Hale

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J.C. Ramos

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Melvin Wright

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