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How to cosplay Mikasa Ackerman

Updated on December 29, 2013

Ah, cosplay...

...Can often be an expensive and difficult hobby. The wrong wig color, an unfitted costume, wrong accessories, and even too much eyeliner are all factors that can ruin a cosplay, or at least deem it imperfect. And there is no room for mistakes, especially if you're trying to cosplay the coolest, baddest female titan slayet out there- Mikasa Ackerman. But fear not. With this complete guide, you will be introduced to wigs (and how to put them on), inexpensive but accurate costumes (or how to make them yourself), the perfect contact lenses, and even videos of how to do your cosplay makeup just right. Let's get started!

Let's begin with wigs

The perfect wig is really what makes any great cosplay shine. Even if there are slight faults in your costume, as long as your wig is distinctive and accurate, people will know who you are.

Attack on Titan Cosplay Wig (BOBO Black - Mikasa Ackerman) by Tengs
Attack on Titan Cosplay Wig (BOBO Black - Mikasa Ackerman) by Tengs

This is THE perfect Mikasa Ackerman wig. It's adjustable to fit any head size, made of high quality japanese synthetic fiber, a great price, and even includes free shipping.

 
Black Hair Wig Weaving Stretchable Net Mesh Fishnet Elastic Snood Cap-2pcs
Black Hair Wig Weaving Stretchable Net Mesh Fishnet Elastic Snood Cap-2pcs

Black net wig caps, great for holding your natural hair in place under the wig. A must for cosplay.

 

How to put on wigs for cosplay

Now for the outfit...

If you don't mind spending a little money, this is the way to go. This is a great outfit set, complete with the scarf, harness, pants, shirt, jacket, and apron.

Attack on Titan Shingeki No Kyojin Mikasa Ackerman Cosplay Costume Female Size S
Attack on Titan Shingeki No Kyojin Mikasa Ackerman Cosplay Costume Female Size S

This complete outfit set is expensive, but truly has everything you need for an accurate Mikasa cosplay.

 

Other options for outfit 1. Jacket

So I would really love it if you bought your costume from the amazon package above, because a portion of that money goes to me as well.

But since I love you all and I understand that 100 bucks can be a lot of money, here are some cheaper alternatives.

Other options for outfit 2. Harness

This is the best tutorial I found giving you complete instructions and materials on how to make your own attack on titan harnesses. I'm sure you can substitute some materials for others, but watch these videos for ideas. It will help tons, i promise.

Other options for outfit 3. Pants, shirt, scarf

One simple advice: ~I'm gonna pop some tags, only got 20 dollahs in my pocket~

Yep. Thrift stores.

Thrift stores are cosplay heaven- you can find various kinds of clothing there, not just modern american clothing you see in malls. You can even buy a dress from there and cut it up for fabric, all at a fraction of the price you would normally be paying.

Mikasa's outfit consists of a basic white shirt and pants and a simple red scarf, all of which i guarantee you will find if you pay one or two visits to your local thrift store. I got all three for about 10$ on my first try. Serious.

Boots

I've seen a variety of boots used in attack on titan cosplay. As long as it's about knee length and dark brown or black in color, most styles of riding boots should work. Here are some inexpensive choices that fit the role.

Makeup is important too

This is the best makeup tutorial I have ever come across for Mikasa Ackerman- Short, well executed, and to the point.

Here's a link to the contacts she used: http://www.pinkyparadise.com/EOS-Candy-Grey-p/e11-...

Makeup supplies

Here's everything you may need to complete the Mikasa Ackerman makeup perfectly.

BTArtbox 10 Pair Long Black False Eyelashes Eye Lashes Makeup
BTArtbox 10 Pair Long Black False Eyelashes Eye Lashes Makeup

Crazy, crazy deal on fake lashes!!! The only problem is that shipping may be a little slow, so order fast!

 
e.l.f Studio, Makeup Clutch, 1.88-Ounce
e.l.f Studio, Makeup Clutch, 1.88-Ounce

All the colors you need for one discounted price.

 
Maybelline Eyestudio Master Precise Ink Pen Eyeliner, Black, 0.037 fl. oz
Maybelline Eyestudio Master Precise Ink Pen Eyeliner, Black, 0.037 fl. oz

Smooth and easy to use, eyeliner pens have got to be one of the best things ever.

 
Revlon Precision Lash Adhesive 0.17 fl oz
Revlon Precision Lash Adhesive 0.17 fl oz

Great quality eyelash glue, designed for easy application.

 

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      whitney 16 months ago

      so happy about this and super pumped to try it out lol

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      Gabby 17 months ago

      This helped so much thanks!! I just went to my local thrift shop and found everything. And I already have brown boots so YAY!

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      nikorechan 3 years ago

      Wow this is an awesome and well organized tutorial. Thanks so much for posting this. This is definitely helpful for my future cosplay as Mikasa! :)

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      Jackson Thom 3 years ago from West of Left South Lucky

      Looks great, but where's the final pic. I was scrolling down thinking I'd eventually get to the final look. Anyway, great article!