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Critical Role’s Second Campaign Takes Cosplay To The Next Level
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Critical Role’s Second Campaign Takes Cosplay To The Next Level

Critical Role is Geek & Sundry’s live Dungeons & Dragons show, featuring Dungeon Master Matthew Mercer and his troupe of fellow voice actors. Catch them every Thursday night at 7:00 PM PT on the Geek & Sundry Twitch channel and on Alpha.

It hasn’t taken long for the newest group of adventures in Exandria to find their way into our hearts. The new characters we’re getting to know in the second campaign of Critical Role are all immediately memorable, with personalities and histories that fans can’t wait to find out more about.

But that doesn’t mean it’s too early for fans to show affection for these stinky people. Some cosplayers began working on their costumes the moment the characters were revealed in the first episode, or found inspiration when Ariana Orner’s breathtaking official art and character portraits made their debut.

Take a look in the gallery below for costumes of the new Critical Role player characters put together by amazing cosplayers.

Mae Burke is new to Critical Role, but she immediately wanted to rise to the challenge of cosplaying Mollymauk. “I’ve had friends in the Critical Role fandom since the first campaign, but I didn’t actually ‘get into’ the fandom until the second campaign,” she says. “The first set of misadventures was simply too daunting of a task to listen to, and I was already listening to another Dungeons & Dragons campaign at that time.”


But once she started watching, Mae was hooked, and dazzled by the description of the exquisitely dressed tiefling–especially by his coat. “I really enjoy bringing others’ art to life through cosplay, and one of my most favorite aspects of creating something is embellishing. I’ve laid out an entire map of what symbols will go where on the coat, and am excited to use a mix of hand embroidery, sequins, and rhinestones to have it all come together.”

Micaila Dean has been a Critical Role fan for about a year, and her heart lies with Vax’ildan, whom she cosplayed late last year. “In the first campaign, I fell in love with Vax from the beginning and he has been an absolute joy to cosplay, the favorite cosplay I’ve done of anything,” she says.

In the second campaign, she felt that same instant connection, this time to the tiefling cleric Jester.


“Honestly, the entire cast is amazing and picking a character to cosplay was hard, but I see quite a bit of myself in Jester,” says Micaila. “And after all, who doesn’t love to carry pastries around at cons?”


Featured Image: Mollymauk: @AstinStratoti, Caleb: @umopepisdnwI, Nott: @turnfolio, Photo by Alexei Glick

Other Images: Mae Burke and Micaila Dean (Calli Faulk Photographer)


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