January 26, 2015 at 3:30 pm
Spotted: Cosplay at Nathan Phillips Square
Public spaces are for making public scenes, and these cosplayers made the most of City Hall on Saturday.
343117 Sailor Moon, Wolverine, and Mystique have fun on the ice. There is no word on whether Mystique is a candidate for Ward 7. https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Sailor-Moon_Wolverine_Mystique_Cyclops-100x100.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Sailor-Moon_Wolverine_Mystique_Cyclops.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Sailor-Moon_Wolverine_Mystique_Cyclops.jpg 950 633  https://torontoist.com/2015/01/spotted-cosplay-at-nathan-phillips-square/slide/sailor-moon_wolverine_mystique_cyclops/ sailor-moon_wolverine_mystique_cyclops 0 0
Sailor Moon, Wolverine, and Mystique have fun on the ice. There is no word on whether Mystique is a candidate for Ward 7.
343124 Team Titan can get hotheaded, so the ice helps. https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Attack-on-Titan-Team-2-100x100.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Attack-on-Titan-Team-2.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Attack-on-Titan-Team-2.jpg 950 1425  https://torontoist.com/2015/01/spotted-cosplay-at-nathan-phillips-square/slide/attack-on-titan-team-2/ attack-on-titan-team-2 0 0
Team Titan can get hotheaded, so the ice helps.
343127 You can never go wrong with a Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask combo. The best. https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Sailor-Moon_Tuxedo-Mask-100x100.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Sailor-Moon_Tuxedo-Mask.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Sailor-Moon_Tuxedo-Mask.jpg 950 1425  https://torontoist.com/2015/01/spotted-cosplay-at-nathan-phillips-square/slide/sailor-moon_tuxedo-mask/ sailor-moon_tuxedo-mask 0 0
You can never go wrong with a Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask combo. The best.
343125 Although he's wearing a nifty Kirby-era outfit, Cyclops is not allowed to be cool. It's a rule, and dude loves following the rules. https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Cyclops-Pulling-Up-Shorts-100x100.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Cyclops-Pulling-Up-Shorts.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Cyclops-Pulling-Up-Shorts.jpg 950 1301  https://torontoist.com/2015/01/spotted-cosplay-at-nathan-phillips-square/slide/cyclops-pulling-up-shorts/ cyclops-pulling-up-shorts 0 0
Although he’s wearing a nifty Kirby-era outfit, Cyclops is not allowed to be cool. It’s a rule, and dude loves following the rules.
343120 "I'm sorry, Cyclops, I may be a doctor, but I can't cure how boring you are." https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Cyclops_Doctor-Who-100x100.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Cyclops_Doctor-Who.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Cyclops_Doctor-Who.jpg 950 1284  https://torontoist.com/2015/01/spotted-cosplay-at-nathan-phillips-square/slide/cyclops_doctor-who/ cyclops_doctor-who 0 0
“I’m sorry, Cyclops, I may be a doctor, but I can’t cure how boring you are.”
343118 Just your average City Hall outfit. https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Anime-2-100x100.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Anime-2.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Anime-2.jpg 950 1359  https://torontoist.com/2015/01/spotted-cosplay-at-nathan-phillips-square/slide/anime-2/ anime-2 0 0
Just your average City Hall outfit.
343121 Magneto is astonished by how slowly Toronto is building its infrastructure, and would like a sole-sourced contract. https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Magneto-100x100.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Magneto.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Magneto.jpg 950 722  https://torontoist.com/2015/01/spotted-cosplay-at-nathan-phillips-square/slide/magneto-2/ magneto-2 0 0
Magneto is astonished by how slowly Toronto is building its infrastructure, and would like a sole-sourced contract.
343119 This is either Harley Quinn or someone from the west end. It is hard to tell. https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Harley-QuinnMaybe-100x100.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Harley-QuinnMaybe.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Harley-QuinnMaybe.jpg 950 1425  https://torontoist.com/2015/01/spotted-cosplay-at-nathan-phillips-square/slide/harley-quinnmaybe/ harley-quinnmaybe 0 0
This is either Harley Quinn or someone from the west end. It is hard to tell.
343123 Here are Rogue and Captain Cold, the latter of whom looks less at home than he should. https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Rogue_Captain-Cold-100x100.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Rogue_Captain-Cold.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Rogue_Captain-Cold.jpg 950 1425  https://torontoist.com/2015/01/spotted-cosplay-at-nathan-phillips-square/slide/rogue_captain-cold/ rogue_captain-cold 0 0
Here are Rogue and Captain Cold, the latter of whom looks less at home than he should.
343126 Attack on Titan Team https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Attack-on-Titan-Team-100x100.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Attack-on-Titan-Team.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Attack-on-Titan-Team.jpg 950 1425  https://torontoist.com/2015/01/spotted-cosplay-at-nathan-phillips-square/slide/attack-on-titan-team/ attack-on-titan-team 0 0
343128 Anime https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Anime-100x100.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Anime.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Anime.jpg 950 1334  https://torontoist.com/2015/01/spotted-cosplay-at-nathan-phillips-square/slide/anime/ anime 0 0
343122 On either side of Bishop, Wolverine and Cyclops genuinely look as if they don't like each other. A+, cosplayers, A+. https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Wolverine_Bishop_Cyclops-100x100.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Wolverine_Bishop_Cyclops.jpg https://torontoist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Wolverine_Bishop_Cyclops.jpg 950 633  https://torontoist.com/2015/01/spotted-cosplay-at-nathan-phillips-square/slide/wolverine_bishop_cyclops/ wolverine_bishop_cyclops 0 0
On either side of Bishop, Wolverine and Cyclops genuinely look as if they don’t like each other. A+, cosplayers, A+.
SPOTTED BY: Brian Crosby
WHERE: Nathan Phillips Square ( 100 Queen Street West)
WHEN: January 24, 2014, 2 p.m.
WHAT: You would be forgiven for thinking that a mini–Fan Expo took place on Saturday at City Hall. That’s because the rink at Nathan Phillips Square played host to the third annual XMOT Cosplay Skate, where people dressed up in their favourite costumes, exactly as Viljo Revell envisioned they would. Among the participants who took to the ice were the Doctor, Sailor Moon, and Wolverine, who are all exciting; Cyclops, whom only Jean Grey can love, was also there. The event collected clothes for the Sanctuary, a downtown shelter. You can donate, too, even if you are not a superhero.
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