Years after Wesley Snipes brought the popular Marvel Comics character to the big screen with the movie Blade, the half-vampire, half-mortal known as Eric Brooks is just as popular of a cosplay now as he was in the late 90’s. Follow this simple costume guide, and we’ll have you protecting humans from vampires as a “daywalker” with Blade’s signature look.
Let’s start with the accessories! Select a slick pair of Sports Sunglasses, a Men’s Tactical Belt, and a Warrior Sword. For the clothing, wear a Universal Vest under a Black Leather Trench Coat matched with Men’s Leather Gloves. Complete Blade’s tactical look with some Men’s Cargo Combat Pants and a rugged pair of Black Jungle Boots.
If you’re looking for a classic comic book character to cosplay at your next convention, Marvel’s Blade is a great option. The 1973 comic book adaptation was Marvel’s first box office success in 1998. For a killer costume, we suggest hitting up a local costume shop for his trademark leather trench coat and Samurai sword. The rest of his outfit, which consists of basic black clothing, can most likely be found in your closet. A black shirt, black pants, and boots to match will nearly complete the look! You’ll then just need to add a pair of black sunglasses.
Blade is a bit of a loner, but that doesn’t make group cosplay impossible. While he may not have friends, Blade definitely has allies you can include like, Karen Jensen, Bloodpack, or Shen. For couples cosplay, you can add Nyssa. For larger groups, bringing in Nightstalkers or Vampires is a fun option. Be sure to check out the featured pics for even more Blade cosplay ideas. Show us your hottest Blade look, we welcome your pics!
Eric Brooks or as he’s more widely known, Blade, is a skilled warrior and killer. Born of a mother who was bitten by a vampire during pregnancy, Blade inherited qualities from his mother’s attacker. The half-vampire, half-mortal has super human strength and enhanced healing abilities. The vampire qualities he inherited include super senses, speed, and stamina. He also ages far slower than the average human. He is laser focused on his mission to protect humans.
Blade is a master martial artist, raised to kill vampires. As a “daywalker,” he hunts and destroys them. He is nearly devoid of emotion even with those closest to him. That is not to say that he is incapable of love on some level. He does have his relationship with Nyssa and his love for Abraham Whistler. While he may have inherited a thirst for human blood, he loathes feeding and is eventually instrumental in developing a serum to fight off the urges. His takes the serum, himself, showing his ability to embrace his mortal side.