Friday, March 28, 2014

This wheelchair-bound Game of Thrones fan takes cosplay to a whole new level

One of the greatest challenges a cosplayer faces is how to work with the hand that fate (and genetics...) has dealt them.

But one of the most difficult challenges that one can face in life - and these circumstances - is being handicapped.  While wheelchairs do make one's life easier and grant a degree of freedom, they severely limit one's cosplay choices (unless you happen to look like Patrick Stewart).

Or, that's what I thought - until I saw the amazing cosplay of Mica Bethea.

Snapped by none other than Wil Wheaton at Orlando's WonderCon, Bethea's cosplay is nothing short of inspired.

Being a Game of Thrones fan, he decided to tun his wheelchair into the Iron Throne and, because no one in their right mind would ever want to cosplay as Joffrey, Bethea then put together an impressive Tyrion Lannister cosplay complete with Hand of the King pin.

What really makes Bethea's cosplay shine (other than it's sheer awesomeness!) is the fact the even went the extra mile to make himself look shorter.

His actual legs are hidden behind the front of the Iron Throne, and he strapped a pair of calvary boots to his knees to make himself appear shorter.  As for the Tyrion Lannister smirk, well, that's just the icing on the cake.

Well played, sir.  Well played.