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Best Cosplays Ever

Updated on August 23, 2017

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Cosplay, short for costume-roleplaying, is when individuals dress up in elaborate costumes and accessories, with a specific character or idea in mind. Cosplaying is not only limited to cartoons and animations, and extends to even J-rock. J-pop and visual kei.

Here, we will be showing the best cosplays around.

So sit back, have a cuppa coffee and relax!

Here we go..........

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Cloud Strife

Just to start off with a character we all are familiar with :)

The perpetually handsome Cloud Strife!

Great cosplay. Don't you just find it amazing when people can create hairstyles that defy gravity?

He is wearing:

Plastic shoulder armour w/ hand-sculpted wolf head/ring, with vinyl straps and silver buckles.

Black sweater vest w/ silver zipper.

Black linen sleeve that can be detatched from the shoulder armour.

Matching black linen side-skirt with vinyl straps and silver buckles

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Handsome - "Hum-sum-mu"

Cloud Strife is very handsome.

Cloud-du Stride-fu wa tot-te-mo hum-sum-mu des.

With cloud comes Tifa..

Lovely Tifa cosplay. One of the best I've seen. The pose is simple stunning and enduring. This signature pose appeared in the Advent Children movie and I'm sure many who see or play Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children knows this.

What makes up a Tifa ultra sexy costume:

Black leather vest

White arms-cut-off midrift-showing t-shirt

A pair of black shorts that stops just above the knees

Black hightops with white toes

Black apron & skirt attachable to shorts

A pair of gloves

Pink ribbon to be tied on left arm

Full Metal Alchemist

The metal suit just nailed it. The ambience is great too!

It is really important to take note of the details when it comes to cosplaying. In this particular photo, the details of Alphonse's suit are carefully planned. It just looks like the real deal!

Edward was well played too. The sleeping pose is something we always see the real Edward do. I love how they even took note of details for the suitcase (:

Rikku

Rikku's one of my favourite characters from Final Fantasy X-2. Bright yellow bikinni with sexily alluring mini-skirt. Her hair is painstakingly locked. The slim curved body embodies Rikku perfectly. Standing out in the cold, I wish I could provide some warmth ^.^

The stunning costume :

Yellow Bikini Top with orange detailing and black straps

Green Skirt with Yellow Ties

Yellow Fleece Scarf

Yellow Belt with Pouches

Cream Armwarmers with bows

Byakuran

This picture really made my friend go crazy. As fans of Hitman Reborn, it really makes us go wild when we get to see "real-life" images of our favourite characters, be it villain or hero. This cosplayer is such an accurate potrayal of Byakuran that for a moment I thought he really existed! Or maybe just the possibility of existing ^.^

You can really see the effort being put into the hair. I also appreciate the fact that the face is whitened to give off the pale face that Byakuran has. The costume is also undeniably one of the ost accurate I have seen. Finally the marshmallow just completes the picture!

Simple yet great. The cosplayer really looks like Naruto Uzumaki with the sharp dagger held precariously yet deadly between his lips! Great Pose!!

It's also important to note how the cosplayer chose a less yellowish blonde for the hair instead of the conventionaly bright yellow blonde. Sometimes its not just trying to achieve accurate details by parts but also to look at the whole costume for its feel.

A lot of mascara used to create the effect of the eyes but i believe it turned out really well. I like how the cosplayer used photoshop the enchance the feel of the photo with the really cool background.

Don't you agree you can really feel the fierce aura from his eyes?

Gin Ichimaru

This is absolutely dreamy. The setting's great and everything is in place.

She is wearing a shinigami robe (hakama, inner/outer kimono, sash). I'm pretty sure she has taken considerable effort to dye her hair white and style just exactly like Gin Ichimaru! She is simply gorgeous!

As we can witness, Cosplay is so wonderful that gender does not play a part. A girl can transform into a man and vice versa!

Ulquiorra schiffer

Ulquiorra with the distinctive Cosplay Mask.

Creepily devilish with melancholic eyes to die for!

He got the right face for it with apple-shaped face and sharp chin.

Fantastic Cosplaying!

Just how awesomely skilled is Ulquiorra in Bleach?

He is cool and calculating, swiftly analysing his opponents' skills. The full extent of his combat strength is unknown, but as a member of the elite espada, he is probably exceptionally powerful, more so than a Shinigami (Death God) captain. He also has the ability to show others events that he has witnessed by removing his left eyeball and crushing it. It later grows back. The name of his zanpakutou, the sword that seals away his hollow form, is Murciélago which is a Spanish word meaning "bat".

Did I mention that facial expression is really important? It doesn't matter if your face is not exactly like the character you are cosplaying (what are the chances you will look like one? =P), but it is important to bring out the character through your expressions ;)

Another important point would be to really take care of wigs. I've seen some pretty bad cosplaying where the wigs were not even properly put on! Taking care of your wig will enhance the feeling of the character and allow you to take gorgeous photos such as this ;)

Let's learn Japanese

Sweet / Cute - "Ka-wa-ee"

I tell u, Neliel Tu is sweet and cute.

Neliel Tu wa ka-wa-ee desu-yo.

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The legend of Zelda

Check out those ears... O.O Its wonderful how the cosplayer went into such details like the ears. it looks so real that one would have though the cosplayer is an elf!

When I saw this picture it really brought me back to the time when I was playing Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass ;)

Sometimes the best cosplays are those that makes people go "Who the hell would have thought of that??"

Be prepared for the next one you are going to see..

OMG!!! WWII Soldier Freezes

My little bro saw this picture and he went "I remember playing this!"

Haha.. talk about the power of absolute reality in cosplaying.

I really wish I could have seen this with my own eyes.

I wonder how long he knelt and freezed there..

A test of superb endurance!

Feel like toppling him over.. *evil thoughts*

Allen Walker

Sometimes the angle of an image matters too! If you are not able to replicate an appropriate background, maybe it would be good to simply take it at an angle or crop it so that the background would not disturb the image. ;)

Belphegor

Belphegor, the crazy prince. Another character from reborn and one of the best Bel cosplays I've seen! Needless to say, the hair is almost flawless. The crown, blades and blood really adds to the feel of the whole picture.

One thing to note: details of weapons are just as important! It would be a great waste when you dressed up really well but carried a crappy looking weapon =X

It may also be a good idea to cosplay characters whose eyes can't be seen at times, since the eyes in the anime world are usually not realistic, especially those with huge eyes that take up half the face!

Ouran High School Host Club

If you have watched this anime, I'm sure you will agree with me how amazing this picture looks. You'd feel as though the senpais have all came to life!

It's greta how they pay attention to details such as the hair style and even the height difference! The roses really adds a nice touch for Tamaki-senpai!

How wonderful it would be if these characters really existed in schools.. *drools*

Vampire Knight

Again, photoshop effects, but it looks great!

The background setting is really a plus for the image. It really brings out the essence of a Vampire world. A reddish setting, showing the thirst for blood. The way the picture is arranged is also beautiful. It looks just like a poster you could find in the covers of the mangas you buy!

xxxholic

I must say this picture is really elaborate. Even though I have never read xxxholic, one look at this picture and I knew where it was from. The female character instantly reminded me of the xxxholic cover I once saw.

Kudos to self-made costumes! Only when you make the costumes yourself will you be able to get exact fits. You can also take care of the details yourself. Most mass-manufacturers can't give the accurate details the fans usually look for.

And don't you find the setting just great? It really makes me want to go over there too! Also, check out her facial expression. You can just sense the evil!

I'm sure many have seen this before. Just beautiful.

And a great idea to not use the conventional blonde hair!

Just surreal.

This is really amazing cosplay.

I love how the individual parts just fit in with the whole feel. The beautiful white hair, whitish skin, lovely wings..

It really helps to bring out the eyes and the tattoos. Doesn't it seem like an angel has just descended from heaven? It's such a beautiful and delicate picture that really makes one go "wow", even for those who are not into cosplay.

And to top it off, the cosplayer is a GUY! I bet u didn't see it!

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Credits

Credits given to

yoriuku from deviantart.com (Naruto background pics)

jamirofer from deviantart.com (Chobits background pics)

gemiange from deviantart.com (Allen Walker background pics)

cosplay-ftw.com (Where my inspiration started)

and all the wonderful Cosplayer from around the world!

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    • takkhisa profile image

      Takkhis 4 years ago

      I am not that much interested in cosplay but some of my friends love it very much :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I know very little about cosplay. Everything that I know about it, I've learned from Squidoo lenses. I enjoyed my visit here today. Your passion for cosplay comes through in this lens. Thanks for sharing this lens with us.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Nice and really interesting lens. Thank you for sharing.

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      rawwwwwws lm 4 years ago

      Blessed!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Cheers for all the efforts!

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      TTMall 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing these great resources.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I would love to see a YuGiOh Cosplay, that would be so Awesome!!

      If this can be done in Cosplay, what about a Live-action Movie in this Fashion! :D

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      SimonJay 5 years ago

      Wow dude cool lens i like Squalls picture at the top also looks awesome, really like the link cosplay cloud, rikku and that beautiful Neliel Tu,

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      Bartukas 5 years ago

      Great lens thanks

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Blessed by Squid Angel flinnie and added to my lens Squid Angel flinnie.

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi great lens, well done.

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      dream1983 5 years ago

      Awesome list, fantastic lens, well done! Squidlike

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      Yolei LM 5 years ago

      Awesome cosplays! I'm from Israel btw, we actually have lots of Anime fans here :)

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      Deborah Swain 5 years ago from Rome, Italy

      Great lens...Italy should be in the list...Anime is very popular here!

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      nicole-young 5 years ago

      I do love a good cosplay. Nice list. Great lens : )

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      Max Wong 5 years ago from Singapore

      @squidoopets: I have added Canada to my poll of countries. :)

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      Darcie French 5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      Please put Canada in your poll :) I enjoyed this lens, thanks!!

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      Max Wong 5 years ago from Singapore

      @WriterJanis2: Indeed, he is so character-like in Zelda, isn't he?

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Love The Legend of Zelda! Fantastic lens. Blessed!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      beautiful!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      iluv this!

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      vidiku 5 years ago

      Awesome cosplay photos!

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      glodny 5 years ago

      Greetings from Poland :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love seeing the Squall cosplay and saying "Cloud Strife is really handsome" in Japanese :)

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      auronlu 5 years ago from Spira

      I smile every time I see your Tifa icon show up. "And we'll give Cloud what for when he comes back." Marlene: HAIIII!

      Some lovely cosplays here. I can't call myself a proper otaku as I'm just an FF and Miyazaki addict, alas.

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      wilfredpadilla 5 years ago

      thanks

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      bernie74 lm 6 years ago

      Great Lens, my daughter loves them all

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      Pip Gerard 6 years ago

      cool lense! â¥

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Oh, just wanted to point out that the Link and Cloud are the same person, and a girl at that. <3

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      nousdementor 6 years ago

      Great lens..and amazing pics and cosplays here.....Cloud strife was...perfect..so was tifa

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      deyanis 6 years ago from Oz

      Wow, what a great cosplay lens. Went to animania festival once here in Sydney and saw so many amazing cosplayers. Wish I wore a costume so I could join the fun =)

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      jp1978 6 years ago

      These are very creative!

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      MariaKey LM 6 years ago

      I'd like to be Gaara! She is the coolest!

      Visit my lens: Street Fighter Chun Li Costume please!

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      debbieann19 6 years ago

      Great lens Congrats...

      Cheers Deb

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      David Gardner 6 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

      Nice. Interesting. My daughter likes drawing anime characters. I enjoy reading manga (in English or Japanese).

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      David Gardner 6 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

      Nice. Interesting. My daughter likes drawing anime characters. I enjoy reading manga (in English or Japanese).

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      dannystaple 6 years ago

      I love seeing these cosplays - thanks for sharing them. I am an anime fan, and being into costumes, these are in the extreme end of getting the look exactly spot on. Brilliant.

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      dannystaple 6 years ago

      I love seeing these cosplays - thanks for sharing them. I am an anime fan, and being into costumes, these are in the extreme end of getting the look exactly spot on. Brilliant.

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      Deb Kingsbury 6 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      Interesting! This is all new to me. The costumes are great!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Is a boy, check his history

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Cloud Strife and Link are the same girl.

      pikminlink.deviantart.com

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      tskkmyhr 7 years ago

      love this lens on cosplay! thanks! :D

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Awesome lens on cosplay... Great work...

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      This was a neat read!

      I have to ask, though. Do you know where you found that last picture or who it is by any chance?

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      Max Wong 7 years ago from Singapore

      @anonymous: Hi Jii

      I admire your passion for Cosplay. Remember no dreams is ever unattainable. Nobody ever dream that humans can fly until the Wright Brothers gave us this dream!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      That gaara is from Jii-Desu.Deviantart.com

      That was her first cosplay ever.

      I know because its me. LOL

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      Max Wong 7 years ago from Singapore

      I'm thrilled to achieve a "Purple Star" for this lens. Thanks for all your support! And to you too sandyspider! ^_^

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Can I get sauce on the white angel image please?

      Nice collection btw ;]

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      that Link is actually a girl... a VERY well-known girl, to be exact.

      And why is that Chii not blonde? Cosplay is about being accurate. Chii is blonde, that cosplayer is not.

      Also, call the shoop-mobile, i think I smell some CS3 up in here.

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Congratulations on your Purple Star! Love the role playing characters.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      The Cloud Strife cosplayer above is actually a girl, FYI :P

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      massivepwned 7 years ago

      Thanks so much for sharing! :D I five-starred! Great job!

      Found a great site that you can buy inexpensive cosplay costumes too: http://buycosplay.org

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      massivepwned 7 years ago

      Thanks! I 5-starred! :D

      I found a site that sells really amazing cosplay costumes too: http://buycosplay.org

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I'm pretty sure that last cosplay is from +Anima.... *Spoiler Alert to all readers of the manga +Anima* Isn't that the angel at the end of the series? The one that they were making in the tube? I don't know about you but isn't that wat it looks like???????

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      Max Wong 7 years ago from Singapore

      thanks all! glad you guys enjoyed the post (: i was pretty excited myself when i was writing the post.. great to be sharing ^^

      i do happen to have the luck of experiencing many cosplay events.. hopefully i can share them someday! =)

      and thanks Cynthia for the bless!! ^^

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      Cynthia Arre 7 years ago from Quezon City

      The likenesses are amazing! I've always been fascinated with the art of cosplay, and I agree that self-made costumes are extra special. I enjoyed seeing all the photos you chose & I can tell that you really know what you are talking about. *blessed*

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Cool ,I know some people that do that,some events in my city each year ! Rated your lense five stars !

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      Babitah 7 years ago

      Enjoyed reading this lens! "5 stars-favorited".

      Happy New 2010!

      God bless.

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      sam3erry 8 years ago

      cool lens dude! 5*

      sam

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      (to Yuuki)

      Indeed, after u mentioned, it occurs to me that Jrock can also be cosplayed! yes..yes..yes

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Waa~ That last guy is soooo hot. @_@

      I knew he was a guy, haha.

      One of many Jrock/Oshare/Visual kei fan benefits is being able to tell. ;D

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      Max Wong 8 years ago from Singapore

      No offence taken.. Yes I agree with you that the green soldier probably changes his pose to alleviate his "pains". ^_^

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Nice collection of cosplayers and some insight on how to make a good one. ^^ I really liked the Rikku, FMA brothers, and green army man toy cosplay. I believe the green soldier changes his pose so he doesn't just kneel there for hours(?).

      And, no, I never suspected the last cosplay to be a trap. Sorry if you find the word offensive. ^^;;