Real-Life Alley Viper Will Blow Your Mind

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by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck

in G.I. Joe

The Alley Viper you see above is just one of many G.I. Joe and Cobra characters represented in the Cobra 1st Legion.

A description of the group from their website:

The Cobra 1st Legion is a G.I. Joe themed Cosplay / Charity Organization.  We attend comic book conventions dressed as characters from the G.I. Joe comic book with self-made costumes.

They had a contingent at the most recent Joe Con in Indianapolis, and they do a lot of charity work as well:

We do charity projects like Toy Drives for the Children’s Hospital of Oakland, sending books to troops with Operation Paperback, food drives for the Alameda County Community Food Bank and more. Most of our charity projects are open to the public.  If you think this looks like fun and you think you have what it takes to put together a costume and join in on the party, contact us and Join The LEGION!

The Legion is currently conducting a book drive for Operation Paperback to send books to troops and have an upcoming food drive for Open Heart Kitchen on Free Comic Book Day in Pleasanton, CA at Heroes and Villians. They’ll be at Big Wow! ComicFest in San Jose on May 18.

cobra 1st legion

The costumes their members have assembled are amazing. THESE are the iconic looks that should appear in a G.I. Joe live-action film. I posted a list recently on Topless Robot called 10 G.I. Joe Character Designs that Will Never Make it into a Live-Action Film – and don’t get me wrong, I am sad that none of the iconic Joe visual designs will ever make it into a movie. Nowadays everything has to be black leather and Kevlar. Boring.

These are the Joes and Cobras we’re looking for! Check out more of the stunning costumes below and check out Cobra 1st Legion’s site for MUCH more!

cobra cosplay

dreadnoks cosplay

dreadnok ripper cosplay

For more photos and videos visit their Facebook page and give it a LIKE while you’re there!


UPDATE: Leave it to our resident Alley Viper nut to find this on eBay, in case you were interested in becoming an Alley Viper yourself.


READ ALSO: The 50 Greatest G.I. Joe Characters of All Time

AND: The 50 Greatest Cobras of All Time


{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

SharePointJoe April 16, 2013 at 11:58 am

Simply put, these guys and gals are amazing with the charity work they do AND the costumes they don.


Howie Decker April 16, 2013 at 12:01 pm

absolutely. I figured the headline would hook you in..


Jason Gross (@SockOfFleagulls) April 16, 2013 at 1:19 pm

We all know that’s Share Point Joe is behind the Alley Viper mask….


SharePointJoe April 16, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Good God I wish!


Hail Mary April 16, 2013 at 4:30 pm

That B.A.T.* looks pretty damn authentic too!

*Battle Android Trooper


Howie Decker April 16, 2013 at 4:34 pm



Count Marzo April 16, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Amazing costumes!!

I can just picture Mr. SharePointJoe with that orange and blue camo’d Urban Assault Alley Viper gear perfectly matching an Isles jersey. BOOOO! 😉


SharePointJoe April 16, 2013 at 9:33 pm

I want to buy my own Alley Viper outfit!


handsybroad April 16, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Man that BAT is perfect!!


James April 17, 2013 at 9:25 am

Awesome pics! Their Facebook page looks great. Wish I was in CA!


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