Coming to you much later than planned, it’s time for the annual Bonus Stage E3 Special! This time around most of the items are connected in some way with this year’s E3 show…..

Bonus Stage is your regular guide to what’s new in the world of videogame fandom, including cosplay, fanart, fan films and more!   If you’ve created or found something you’d like to see featured in Bonus Stage drop me a line via twitter: @misterchristor, and maybe it will feature in a future instalment.

Among the nicest surprises at this year’s show was Nintendo’s online multiplayer team-based (ink) shooter Splatoon. It’s distinctive characters have already developed a fan-art following- and the game isn’t even out until next year. Among those inspired to draw the game’s characters is manga artist Masahiro Anbe creator of Squid Girl no less! [Crunchyroll news]

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The Borderlands series made appearances at the show, in the form of The Pre-Sequel and Tell Tale’s Tales From Borderlands. Check out awesome cosplayer Amiko as Gaige from Borderlands 2! [Fashionably Geek]


The Last Of Us is about to get even prettier with the remastered edition for PS4. This stunning TLOU inspired art comes via the mega-talented Russian artist Ilya Kuvshinov .



Mega Man is making his début in the forthcoming Wii U and 3DS Super Smash Bros. Think Geek are selling this awesome Blaster arm replica!

What do you get when you mash-up Mass Effect with classic anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion? Something like this awesome photoset from Geek X Girls!


Luigi’s not happy that Toad has been given his own game in this ace comic from Gabosonian.


Dale tries to explain to M Bison why his ideas for an international Street Fighting Tournament doesn’t make financial sense, in this genius sketch from Pete Holmes.

Meanwhile, Charmander’s a bit of a jerk, in This Pokeparody…


Away from Nintendo, one of the most exciting announcements was the next Lara Croft adventure: Rise Of The Tomb Raider. Lara’s always a favourite with Cosplayers (and Bonus Stage!) so here’s lovely cosplayer Selene bringing Lara to life with style!



We’ve featured cosplay music videos from Sneaky Zebra before here on Bonus Stage. It’s not hard to see why- they’re awesome and feature some of the finest cosplayers out there showing off their hard work. This latest effort was filmed at the MCM London Comic Con 2014, and contains a whole lot of the UK’s finest cosplay artists. Enjoy!


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