Cosplayer Bianca Bella creates a brilliantly twisted Carnage/Spider-Gwen mashup costume to celebrate the release of Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
A talented cosplayer created an epic Marvel mashup costume to celebrate the release of Venom: Let There Be Carnage. The concept explores the terrifying prospect of the Carnage symbiote infecting Gwen Stacy’s superhero persona, Spider-Gwen.
Australian cosplay artist Bianca Bella shared her latest work on Instagram, showing off a mashup costume that celebrates Sony’s second Venom film finally hitting theaters. The cosplay, which took inspiration from the film’s inclusion of the notoriously violent symbiote known as Carnage, features the villainous alien overtaking Spider-Gwen, the superpowered alter ego of of the Spider-Man mythos’ Gwen Stacy. The results are packed with impressive detail from head to toe in a brilliant reimagining of the legendary Marvel characters. Bella captioned her daunting Carnage-Gwen cosplay, “It’s October! Let the scaring season begin and of course, let there be CARNAGE!”
Let There Be Carnage sparked excitement among Marvel fans eager to see an onscreen iteration of Cletus Kasady/Carnage, a brutal force to be reckoned with in the comics, and an inspiration for supervillain cosplayers everywhere. While Bella expressed cautious optimism in regard to the film’s PG-13 rating, she admitted she couldn’t help but share in the excitement.
Bella added that this version of her cosplay will not be the last, saying, “My Carnage-Gwen is getting yet another upgrade in the near future! Truthfully, it’s one upgrade of a complete overhaul. I have a really freaky vision for her and this first upgrade is going to be a huge part of achieving that!”
In the Marvel comics, Carnage-Gwen once almost became a reality. On Earth-1610, a clone of Gwen Stacy was infused with a piece of the Carnage symbiote after the real Gwen was killed. While the cloned version hadn’t technically taken up the Spider-Gwen moniker, her resulting infection from Carnage still proved to be both powerful and terrifying.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage ultimately received a mixed response from critics, settling at a 60% critical aggregate score from Rotten Tomatoes. Despite the overall mixed response, however, the film still managed to deliver the brutal violence and frightening body horror quintessential to Carnage’s character in the comics. Thus far, the film has earned over $280 million against a budget of $110 million. A third Venom outing has yet to be confirmed, but Let There Be Carnage director Andy Serkis has stated that he has some ideas to potentially complete the Lethal Protector’s first big-screen trilogy.
Starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock/Venom and Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kasady/Carnage, Venom: Let There Be Carnage is in theaters now.
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