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Once upon a time in a galaxy that's, frankly, right here, people discovered the magic of transformation. Nope, no strange sci-fi metamorphosis. We're talking about cosplay, that magical phenomenon that happens when one decides to become their favorite character, be it from comics, anime, video games, or movies. It's not even a banal change of clothes — it's the birth of a cosplay outfit, a fusion of fiction and reality!

When it comes to cosplay, everyone has a character they are itching to personify. From iconic video game characters like Jinx and Ellie to anime legends like Goku and Sailor Moon, popular cosplay characters offer a wide range of options. If you've ever done cosplay yourself, you're surely familiar with dusting off your parents' sewing machines and exploring the infinite rabbit hole of YouTube tutorials. Cosplayers are indeed a rare breed of artisans and actors, giving life to their characters with an almost astounding ability. Armed with wigs, makeup, and wardrobes that would make any fashion runway tremble, they make conventions an event in which creativity rules.

But you know what? There's no need to be fluent in the Elvish language or be able to tell the difference between Naruto and Naruto Shippuden to enjoy cosplay. This vibrant subculture is a testament to fans' devotion, dedication, and yes, a little obsession. Still, newcomers are always welcome to join and create their own cosplay costumes. For this purpose, we put together a vast gallery of the best cosplays we found while exploring the nerdiest corners of the web!

With the father of all conventions — aka Comic-Con — on the horizon, there are still many cosplay events to attend this year. Now, why don't we dive into some super cool cosplay ideas for Comic-Con? Of course, these could work for any convention, really. You'll find these examples absolutely outstanding, and who knows, they might just spark your imagination. In addition to the best anime cosplay, you'll find a variety of fandoms represented in our gallery. Remember that your upvotes are the applause these artists deserve, so be generous with your praise and let's give them the virtual standing ovation they've earned!

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Alfredo Linguini From "Ratatouille" Cosplay

Alfredo Linguini From "Ratatouille" Cosplay

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8 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not tryingto be rude, but is this real? The nose! Looks honestly more like these AI generated pictures "what would they look like in real life?" EDIT: If this is real, it's really skillful

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Jetpacks For The Light-Year Suit! Buzz Lightyear From Toy Story

Jetpacks For The Light-Year Suit! Buzz Lightyear From Toy Story

"This suit is entirely 3d printed, it took me about 14 rolls and a few hundred hours to print, the suit and wings weigh about 50-60lbs total."

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Mike Fitzpatrick
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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am going to give voice to (I'm sure) a pretty universal question: How do you manage to go to the can?!

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Channeling Roz From Monsters, Inc.

Channeling Roz From Monsters, Inc.

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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Roz, my tender, oozing blossom, you're looking fabulous today. Is that a new haircut? Come on, tell me it's a new haircut, isn't it? It's got to be a new haircut. New makeup? You had a lift? You had a tuck? You had something? Something has been inserted in in you that makes you look

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Russell From Up Is All Grown Up!

Russell From Up Is All Grown Up!

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Jibaro Siren From Love, Death & Robots

Jibaro Siren From Love, Death & Robots

"Jibaro Siren all made by me. Months of hand sewing."

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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

WOW. That's amazing. For anyone who hasn't seen Love, Death & Robots it's a really creative series on Netflix. It's like reading a sci-fi anthology and having each story brought to glorious and sometimes terrifying life.

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Prince Charming From Shrek Cosplay

Prince Charming From Shrek Cosplay

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Deathly Hallows, Battle Of Hogwarts, Hermione Granger Cosplay

Deathly Hallows, Battle Of Hogwarts, Hermione Granger Cosplay

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Doc Ock Cosplay

Doc Ock Cosplay

C4bl3Fl4m3 asked: "Holy tritium, those actuators are AMAZING! So detailed & lifelike! What keeps them from drooping?"
Samhain133 answered:"A mix of welded steel parts and PVC."
C4bl3Fl4m3 added: "How are they attached to your back?"
Samhain133 asnwered:" "There's a harness I sewed together that holds the frame that keeps it all up."
 

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Nupraptor
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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He should do Samwell Tarly from Game of Thrones next. He's a dead ringer.

#17

Yubaba From Spirited Away Cosplay!

Yubaba From Spirited Away Cosplay!

"Haku consists mostly of air duct tubing and EVA foam for the head base,and blue insulation foam for the horns."

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#19

Star-Lord And Rocket From Guardians Of The Galaxy

Star-Lord And Rocket From Guardians Of The Galaxy

"My son and I as Star-Lord and Rocket at the local Thor:Love and Thunder premiere."

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Aloy From Horizon Cosplay

Aloy From Horizon Cosplay

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#22

Witcher Geralt Cosplay

Witcher Geralt Cosplay

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Alice From Alice: Madness Returns

Alice From Alice: Madness Returns

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Princess Aurora Cosplay From Disney Sleeping Beauty!

Princess Aurora Cosplay From Disney Sleeping Beauty!

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Ironman Mark 46

Ironman Mark 46

"Bout' $700 usd in materials, excluding the 3d printers, and the buttload of elbow grease u have to bring to the table."

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Star Wars' Rancor

Star Wars' Rancor

Effects artist Frank Ippolito designed and built this incredibly-detailed foam costume in less than a month, based on references from an original test costume used for the Star Wars: Return of the Jedi production team.

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Reinhardt From Overwatch

Reinhardt From Overwatch

"This is my Reinhardt from ComicGong :) it took 18 months to make and weighs roughly 20kg and comes in just under 7'. He's mostly made of EVA foam with a PVC frame but is also paneled in Palight (Sintra, aerated PVC). He has over 150 LED's controlled by 2 NeoPixel trinkets plus a LED ring, fan and mirror arrangement for the rocket thruster on his back. The hands are 3D printed and designed in Fusion 360."

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Chucky Cheezburger
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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Dayum, that's a lot of stuff to have on. I bet it was a pain to get around in.

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#33

Hela By Captain Kaycee Cosplay From Thor: Ragnarok

Hela By Captain Kaycee Cosplay From Thor: Ragnarok

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#34

Mysterio From The Marvel Universe!

Mysterio From The Marvel Universe!

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#36

Sleeping Beauty Cosplay

Sleeping Beauty Cosplay

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Coraline Cosplay

Coraline Cosplay

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Scarlet Witch From Marvel Comics Cosplay!

Scarlet Witch From Marvel Comics Cosplay!

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#40

Crispy Anakin From Revenge Of The Sith

Crispy Anakin From Revenge Of The Sith

the_stooge_nugget asked: "How did U hide your arm?. Looks pretty good."
SharpShotEFX answered: "It's hidden behind my back!"

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8 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hello, welcome to KFC, how can I help you? “Yeah, I’m gonna get one Crispy Anakin…”

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#41

LEGO Batman

LEGO Batman

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#42

Valkyrie Kara From God Of War

Valkyrie Kara From God Of War

"This is my fifth cosplay. The wings are entirely made out of EVAfoam and foamclay, mounted on PVC pipe and Aluminium. Everything is handpainted. The wings weigh around 15kgs and I can only wear them for around 60mins before I have to take them off again (because back problems). I need a handler to put them on.
The whole costume took me around 400hrs to craft and cost 500euros to make (240 for real feathers only). I worked 4 Months on it"

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Chucky Cheezburger
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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I mean, it's bad @$$ as hell looking bit thats gotta be a nightmare to wear. I'd be afraid I'd break something and not even know.

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Venellope From Wreckit-Ralph

Venellope From Wreckit-Ralph

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#48

Lofi Hip Hop Girl, Keep Studying!

Lofi Hip Hop Girl, Keep Studying!

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Ricardo Ferreira
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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Don't be silly, you can't hear music from images." So I show them this image..

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Loki Cosplay

Loki Cosplay

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Phoenix(or nix)they/them
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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think imma go stand in a corner and stare at a wall until I forget how good looking this person so I can look at this picture again.

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#50

Alexstraza Cosplay From World Of Warcraft

Alexstraza Cosplay From World Of Warcraft

"I won the Indian Championship of cosplay with my Alexstraza cosplay"
 

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#52

Hello, Suki Here!

Hello, Suki Here!

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#54

Ellie From The Last Of Us 2

Ellie From The Last Of Us 2

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Tyrande Whisperwind From World Of Warcraft

Tyrande Whisperwind From World Of Warcraft

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May And Cody From It Takes Two

May And Cody From It Takes Two

"These are self-made, including arm knitted sweaters, foam and Worbla details, a rope wig, a leafy Worbla wig, fabric painting and dyeing."

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Pheebs
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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love! My hubs and I are playing this game right now (a bit each weekend). Might need marriage counseling when we’re done. 😂

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#57

Arwen From Lord Of The Rings

Arwen From Lord Of The Rings

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Phoenix(or nix)they/them
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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Okay, I have always wanted to see this and I love it. This person pulled it off so well!

#58

Kylo Ren From Star Wars The Last Jedi

Kylo Ren From Star Wars The Last Jedi

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#59

Hope You Get A Kick Out Of This Chun Li Cosplay!

Hope You Get A Kick Out Of This Chun Li Cosplay!

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Jinx Cosplay From League Of Legends

Jinx Cosplay From League Of Legends

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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ooh the misery after watching Arcane and seeing the characters anywhere I have ptsd

#61

Link From The Legend Of Zelda As A Cowboy

Link From The Legend Of Zelda As A Cowboy

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#62

Billy Butcher From The Boys

Billy Butcher From The Boys

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#63

Harley Quinns On April Fools!

Harley Quinns On April Fools!

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#64

Armored Titan From Attack On Titan

Armored Titan From Attack On Titan

HartiganCosplay commented, that the costume took around 350h to make and is mainly upholstery foam and latex!

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#65

Raven From Teen Titans

Raven From Teen Titans

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#66

NoFlutter inspired Sailor Moon Fairies From Sailor Moon

NoFlutter inspired Sailor Moon Fairies From Sailor Moon

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#67

Commander Shepard From Mass Effect Cosplay

Commander Shepard From Mass Effect Cosplay

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#68

Alphonse Elric From Full Metal Alchemist

Alphonse Elric From Full Metal Alchemist

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Albedo From Overlord Cosplay

Albedo From Overlord Cosplay

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#71

Female Darth Maul From Star Wars

Female Darth Maul From Star Wars

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#72

Inuyasha From Inuyasha

Inuyasha From Inuyasha

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#73

Jill Valentine And Claire Redfield From Resident Evil

Jill Valentine And Claire Redfield From Resident Evil

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#74

Ymir And Krista From Attack On Titan

Ymir And Krista From Attack On Titan

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#75

Cosplay Of Geralt From The Witcher!

Cosplay Of Geralt From The Witcher!

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GLaDOS From Half-Life

GLaDOS From Half-Life

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#77

Triss Merigold From The Witcher 3

Triss Merigold From The Witcher 3

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#79

Nora Protector Heavy Aloy From Horizon Zero Dawn

Nora Protector Heavy Aloy From Horizon Zero Dawn

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#80

Kratos Genderbend

Kratos Genderbend

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#81

White Power Ranger Cosplay

White Power Ranger Cosplay

"Helmet was an awesome price one day so I decided I’d build the rest. Tick this off the bucket list!"

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#83

Diablos (Beta) Armor From Monster Hunter World

Diablos (Beta) Armor From Monster Hunter World

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#84

Princess Mia From Civilization Cosplay

Princess Mia From Civilization Cosplay

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#85

Sailor Moon Cosplay

Sailor Moon Cosplay

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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fighting evil by moonlight Winning love by daylight Never running from a real fight She is the one named Sailor Moon

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#87

Bastila Shan From Kotor

Bastila Shan From Kotor

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#88

Erika From Princess And The Pauper

Erika From Princess And The Pauper

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#89

Makima-San From Chainsaw Man

Makima-San From Chainsaw Man

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#90

Arcane Jinx Cosplay!

Arcane Jinx Cosplay!

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#91

Lucy From Cyberpunk Edgerunners

Lucy From Cyberpunk Edgerunners

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#92

Quiet From Metal Gear Solid V!

Quiet From Metal Gear Solid V!

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Admiral Graf Spee he/him
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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I play this game on my mothers account not so good at it but thus cosplay is really good

#93

Madoka Kaname From Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Madoka Kaname From Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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Asuka From Evangelion

Asuka From Evangelion

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#98

D.Va From Overwatch Cosplay By yurissa

D.Va From Overwatch Cosplay By yurissa

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#99

Spike Spiegel From Cowboy Bebop

Spike Spiegel From Cowboy Bebop

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MariaSocorro Motos
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8 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Pretty Awesome !!! Cue Tank intro ... I think it's time we blow this scene, get everybody and the stuff together. Okay, three, two, one let's jam ...

#100

Sakura Kinomoto From Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle

Sakura Kinomoto From Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle

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#101

Nazuna Nanakusa From Yofukashi No Uta

Nazuna Nanakusa From Yofukashi No Uta

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#102

Megumin From Kono Subarashii Sekai Ni Shukufuku Wo!

Megumin From Kono Subarashii Sekai Ni Shukufuku Wo!

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K- THULU
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8 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Explosion!!! ( but where's the hat... Gotta have the hat!)

#103

Geto From Jujutsu Kaisen

Geto From Jujutsu Kaisen

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