Just Be 'Cos': Eight Music Artists Perfectly Suited for Cosplay
Cosplay, short for "costume play," is the art of normal, everyday people going balls-out to depict themselves as their favorite fictional characters from comics, movies, video games and television. It's hugely popular, thanks to ComicCon and our obsession with all things pop-culture.
Cosplayers gather at conventions and contests where defense attorneys can morph into Darth Vadar and librarians become Sailor Moon. But seriously, who's more suited for the task than a music artist?
They're dramatic, attention-seeking and competitive. Admit it, you'd be excited to see any of these artists mingling amongst the Chewbaccas and Captain Kirks, but maybe even more so if they cosplayed these recommended characters:
8. Kate Nash as Mary Poppins
Believe it or not, the English nanny is a popular character portrayed at cosplay gatherings. Nash is a Londoner with the right accent and a good, strong voice. She's no Julie Andrews, but she'll do. Since she can actually sing, she brings more to her game than just the right look. She'll have the part down quicker than you can say "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious."
7. Luke Bryan as Captain America
What's more red, white and blue than country music? Only Captain America. The Academy of Country Music's newly crowned Entertainer of the Year is the man for the job. He's handsome, popular and showed some mettle in his recent co-hosting gig at the ACM Awards.