This week cosplayers will descend upon San Diego for Comic-Con. While we’re excited to see all the creative spins on our favorite characters, we have a special place in our hearts for cosplayers who swap the genders of classic heroes.
From a female Captain America with a classic 1940s look to a male Harley Quinn with the shortest shorts, the fans make these characters their own, redesigning their iconic costumes from the ground up. Beast and Magneto might be two of the more famous male characters from the X-Men franchise, but two female fans give them new looks, proving that you don’t need to be a man to be a hero. And if you’re wondering why so many fans are excited for Jodie Whittaker to become the 13th Doctor on Doctor Who, look no further than the gender-swapped version of David Tennant’s 10th Doctor.
Come back for more Comic-Con coverage beginning Thursday.