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Cool Cosplay Costumes

Have you ever seen people walking around in the mall dressed up like animè characters? I’m talking about costumed people walking around even if it’s not Halloween or Mardi Gras. I’m pretty sure you asked yourself what it was all for.

This phenomenon is called Costume Play or cosplay for short. It originated in Japan but is quickly gaining popularity in the western cultures. Unlike dressing up for Halloween or costume parties, cosplay requires that you attempt to actually become the character represented in terms of dress, mannerisms, and even body language. cosplay costumes are often very elaborate and intricately detailed. In Japan and China, most cosplay costumes have roots in animation while western cosplay origins are rooted in science fiction and historical fantasy.

Deciding which character to portray can be tricky because of the wide array of characters to choose from. I’ve taken the liberty of listing a few cool cosplay costumes to help out.

Western Cosplay Costumes

  • Star Wars epic
    • Popular cosplay characters in this space epic include Darth Vader, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, Padme Amidala, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Yoda, Anakin Skywalker, CP3O, and R2D2
  • Star Trek series
    • Popular cosplay characters from this series include James T. Tirk, Spock, Jean-Luc Picard, Data, Leonard McCoy, Odo, Worf, Seven of Nine, Sarek, Elim Garak, Dukat and a whole lot more.
  • Harry Potter
    • This J.K Rowling masterpiece took the world by storm. Its most popular cosplay characters include Harry Potter, the Weasley family, Hermione Granger, Professor Snape, Professor Dumbledore, Professor Moody, the Malfoys, Luna Lovegood and Bellatrix.
  • Heroes
    • This include Superman, Batman, Iron Man, Transformers cast, Supergirl, Green Lantern, Catwoman and more.

Manga and Animé Cosplay Costumes

This is just a general list to give you some ideas which character to portray. You can choose a different character if you prefer. Just remember to have fun!


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