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2020 Cosplay Season Suggestions and Speculation

Updated on January 24, 2020
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Rochelle has been attending Dragon Con annually since 2006. She has participated in cosplay for over a decade.

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There are lots of new and returning characters with new looks for the 2020 Cosplay season!

We're barely even started with 2020, and I can already tell that it's going to be a great year for cosplayers. Between the properties that have already come out and the trailers for things releasing in the next few months, I already know we're going to be seeing some spectacular new looks. Here are some of the big things that have already happened that are going to influence this season's cosplays.

Warning! There might be spoilers in some of these descriptions.

Go to Sleep Baby Yoda

Heck yes, Star Wars!

This year has been an amazing year for the Star Wars fandom. The Skywalker saga has come to what is believed to be its final close, and the Mandalorian is a huge success. Both of these components will play into a huge response from the Star Wars fandom.

From the Mandalorian, I'm certain there will be at least some substantial representation of Mando himself. In past years, I remember seeing plenty of Mandalorian armor at cons, and I am certain having a major, named Mandalorian character with a popular television show is only going to grow that sub group of the Star Wars fandom.

Stormtroopers are an evergreen favorite, and we may see at least some updates for the Mandalorian as well as for Star Wars Episode IX.

The standout character from the Mandalorian is of course "The Child" AKA "Baby Yoda." Baby Yoda puppets and actual costuming babies are expected at con this year. I have seen some incredibly successful baby Yoda cosplays in the past, but that was before there was an actual infant of that species depicted, those were baby costumes meant to make the wearer look like Yoda, which were intended for use with an adult Luke Skywalker costume. It will be interesting to see how many children wear a costume of this kind at con this year.

Another great option that's new for 2020 is Carasynthia "Cara" Dune, another new character from the Mandalorian. She's a strong choice, because it's both a simplely designed costume and an awesome, complex character. She's got a little bit of body armor, so there is some craft involved in creating this look. But on the most basic level, we're building off of a black t-shirt and jeans. Strong contender for best simple costume this year.

There are lots of other great costumes for the 2020 cosplay season from the Mandalorian, including a fun one called Peli Motto. On the show, this character is played by Amy Sedaris. She's a mechanic, so her costume is pretty simple. She's got a brown, greasy looking speed suit with leathery looking details and some patches. I doubt there will be many of these, but they will be well received.

Rey has some great new looks in Episode IX, as well as a brand new lightsaber, so look for some updated Rey looks at con in 2020.

Popular Star Wars characters in general will continue to be prevalent this year.

The Witcher

Toss a coin to your Witcher!

This has been a really big year for the Witcher fandom.

The first season of the Netflix original series was a huge hit, despite negative critical response. Personally, I loved it, and I can see why it lead both new and returning Witcher fans to set a new record of concurrent players of the Witcher 3, the Wild Hunt.

This fandom is extremely hot right now, and it is likely to continue to gain steam in to coming months as new fans catch up on the game franchise and the book series.

Therefore, expect to see lots of new costumes from the Netflix show, as well as a massive resurgence of cosplays from the video games.

Popular characters will include Geralt, Ciri, Jaskier (Dandelion in the games and books), Yennefer, and Triss as well as minor show characters and game specific characters.

I honestly expect a lot of Geralt and Yennefer cosplayers in particular. Geralt works as a costume for people who like to be both rugged and edgy, and will require a white wig.

Yennefer has a series of beautiful black strappy dresses in the television snow, and in the games she has some great looks including a fetching riding outfit with pants.

You can see Tim Aslam's original designs for the Witcher television show in detail on his website.

Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey

While the movie hasn't yet come out, it is immediately apparent that this movie has some fantastic costumes in it. Any Harley Quinn look is likely to be popular, but add in a crossover Marilyn Monroe element and you have something very special. Not to mention her great bank robbery look. Both of these can be seen in the trailers. I also see a couple of really awesome jackets on her in the trailers that would be worth trying to recreate.

This is going to be an ensemble movie that will include a few other important DC characters. So far I don't see any others that would tempt me for cosplay purposes, but there could be some really great pulls in there for the other girls.

Wonder Woman 1984

Wonder Woman 1984

This looks like an awesome movie as well as a great opportunity for Wonder Woman cosplayers to branch out and try new things. The 1980's setting of the film is going to allow cosplayers to try new hair and makeup techniques.

Steve cosplayers will now have the option to use a track suit and a fanny pack, which amuses me to no end.

Also, check out that beautiful gold suit of armor with wings! That is breathtaking.

Black Widow

Black Widow

The long, long awaited Black Widow movie will give its title character a new all white version of her uniform, as well as introducing several other similar agents connected to her old life before she joined the Avengers. Look for a surge of Black Widow cosplayers this year.

This film will also introduce movie goers to comic book character Red Guardian, who is meant to be the USSR's answer to Captain America. I expect this character to have at least some representation at con, as this is such an interesting, fresh feeling direction for costumed heroes to explore.

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