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Cosplayers use sources other than Japanese anime and manga for their character choices. At conventions you are likely to see Sailor Moon, Batman, Cloud, Luke Skywalker, and Thor attending the same panel discussion. Cosplay displays a wide diversity of character sources, many representing American comic books, movie and videogame characters. Popular sources include Disney, Marvel and D.C. comics, Lucas Films spin-off books and comics, Blizzard Games and Bethesda Games.
The books listed below are samples of comic books, graphic novels and comic collections that can be used to research cosplay. There are thousands of similar sources that you can use to create your new character.
Marvel's Captain America by
Publication Date: 2014-04-01
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Prelude to the movie.
Preludes and Nocturnes by
Publication Date: 2010-10-19
Volume 1 of the graphic novel based on Neil Gaiman's The Sandman.
S. H. I. E. L. D. by
Publication Date: 2015-07-21
A collection of SHIELD Missions from Marvel Comics, inspired by the Agents of Shield TV series.
Star Wars - Legacy Book 1 by
Publication Date: 2013-06-11
This is a Star Wars spin-off comic series collected in one volume.