As cosplay is becoming increasingly popular, so too is the popularity of cosplayers. Here are some of the top cosplayers we’d like to highlight.
Some many women and men portray the characters and develop their skills. However, these individuals have something extra that sets them apart from the rest of the pack.
Cosplay has become an international phenomenon, ranging from international cosplayers from Taiwan, Japan, and Korea to American-born cosplayers.
It’s not just about cosplay as well as actors, models as well as brand ambassadors and most importantly, manga and anime fanatics. Are you interested in knowing who the most popular cosplayers in the world are today?
21. Yaya Han
Yaya Han is a Chinese cosplayer, model, and costume designer who is based in both China and the United States.
Han was seen on the Syfy channel’s Heroes of Cosplay and has been a guest judge on the TBS reality TV show King of the Nerds multiple times.
Yaya is a completely self-taught artist due to insufficient funds and resources to attend classes in costume or fashion design.
As of today, she has designed nearly 300 costumes across the genres of manga and anime, comic books, video games, sci-fi, and her designs.
20. Jessica Cruz
Green Lantern never managed to make it into films quite well, possibly because it didn’t have the attractiveness of the Green Lantern’s female counterpart, Jessica Cruz!
However, as a comic book hero, it’s everything that a fan is looking for.
Meet Priscylla 23, a self-described dreamer who has the determination and imagination to be matched.
You can follow her online on Deviant Art, which is where she is known as Surfingthevoid. The makeup and costume were entirely her work and her focus on detail is evident!
19. Kara Zor-El
Kara Zor-El, who is also known as Supergirl, is the same as Superman, her elder Superman’s cousin. Superman.
Superman’s family is the source of inspiration for several of the current superhero families like The Incredibles.
Kara is also blessed with the additional benefit of being extremely adorable and pleasant to look at (but that’s not saying it’s not the case with Clark Kent).
The username of the cosplayer is @enjinight, and she can convey the appearance as well as the feeling of a lady of steel. You’d think that lasers would explode from her eyes at any given moment! Visit her Instagram for more stunning cosplays.
Vamybitme, also called Linda Le, is an American model, a cosplayer, as well as an artist and an online personality who lives in Los Angeles.
Her initial fame came when some of her costumes were showcased in the publication Otacool 2, which then led to her modelling and cosplaying for other artists, including Lang Vo of Street Fighter, Tim Miller, Manga Entertainment UK, and numerous other U.S. and Japanese brands.
Le is a member of the costumes and armour-related props-making team, Team Mantium Designs, later named Mantium Industries, and a video gamer whose name is sponsored by Mad Catz.
Linda is praised by IGN, Kotaku, and numerous other websites for her incredible cosplay skills, with a keen eye for detail.
She is hoping to have her line of costumes, or toy line, or anything which she can come up with.
Tinkerbell is often depicted as a character in Tinkerbell’s Peter Pan universe as cute and tiny, but this bombshell has made her extremely hot.
She can be found on Instagram under the handle @twerkingherkin.
The real-life Tinkerbell can be described as an Australian cosplayer who sells numerous pinups and photos of cosplay (and makes a good income from it).
You can see a variety of the cosplays of @twerkingherkin’s that range from Black Widow to Jessica Rabbit on her Instagram channel.
16. Kim Jung Hoon
Tomia, also known as Kim Jung Hoon, is a cosplayer from South Korea.
Her fame is based on her adorable appearance, bubbly personality, and lively smile.
Tomia is a fan of cosplay and has made cosplay a regular part of her everyday life.
She enjoys cosplaying famous characters like Riven of League of Legends, Kashiwazaki Sena from Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, Kotori Minami of Love Live! School Idol Project, and many others.
Tomia spends all day and night making sure that it is the best that it can be.
15. Stella Chu
Stella Chuu is an international burlesque and cosplayer born in New York.
Her goal is to create stunning cosplays, travel the globe, and promote geek culture to a wider crowd.
She has also been famous for creating her DIY cosplays that many are praised for.
The most notable of these of all are the Devil Homura, Ivy Valentine as well as Master Yi cosplays.
Her quirky and creative character has allowed her to be recognised by Kotaku, Nerdist, Mashable, Tech Insider, and more.
Stella gets sponsored by some of the most popular brands like Purple Plum, Soda Pop miniatures, RAWR! Burlesque and many more.
14. Jennifer Lawrence
It’s not a surprise that this incredible cosplay outfit was able to earn an award at the previous year’s San Diego Comic-Con cosplay contest.
It took @magnetomystique quite a long time to make because all of the components had to be created by hand and then crafted to the perfect shape.
The inspiration for this cosplayer came from the full-body suit and makeup ensemble used by Jennifer Lawrence in the popular X-Men films.
Check out her Instagram at @magnetomystique.
13. Anna Paquin
Rogue was initially depicted in the X-Men’s films by the stunning and skilled Anna Paquin.
Whatever role she played, it’s clear that @lizkatzofficial is a very serious rival in Rogue’s appearance.
We’re not even concerned about the fact that she snapped the photo inside her home!
Our cosplayer Liz Katz is ready for any modelling gigs shortly and says she is a skilled video gamer.
Based on the way she was able to do justice to her cosplay, we’re inclined to agree with her.
12. Rinnie Riot
Rinnie Riot is a well-known internet star, cosplayer and model.
Rinnie is currently based in China, where she can use Twitch to live stream her League of Legends gaming.
Rinnie is one of the first cosplayers who also plays. She’s just as skilled as the men.
However, when she’s not playing or cosplaying, she enjoys reviewing beauty products.
Reika is a cosplayer from Japan.
Although beautiful in cosplay, she is most well-known for her cosplays of males.
When she performs her male cosplay, she’s capable of bringing both beauty and masculinity to every character.
She is a phenomenal makeup artist, capable of transcending genders in her costumes.
This is the main reason women and men alike are in love with her.
Neneko is a Taiwanese cosplayer who is famous for her lolita-style cosplay, as well as her incredible makeup skills.
Neneko enjoys all sorts of genres and characters, but her absolute favourite is Love! Live! Sunshine!
She enjoys cosplaying as Tsushima Yoshiko as well as Kurosawa Ruby.
Nenko also owns personal keychains and has a collaboration with Dream Project.
Mon is a female cosplayer from Taipei, Taiwan.
Also called Meng Ting Hsieh, she is the definition of adorableness and everything Kawaii (cute in Japanese).
Mon is a renowned cosplayer throughout Taiwan and is well-known for bringing her costumes to life.
Mon uses her charming charm and amazing costumes to entice and captivate her fans.
She’s not afraid to venture out in costume to do the things that are part of her everyday routine, like buying groceries or shopping.
8. Misa Chiang
Misa Chiang (also called ChiangJiaJu) is an internationally renowned Taiwanese cosplayer.
Since her first cosplay in 2010, she has attended more than 30 events as a guest of honour and judge for cosplay across the globe.
Misa is well-known for the cosplays she has done for League of Legends, Shakugan no Shana, No Game No Life, and more!
Misa Chiang blends her passion for anime and cosplay along with her distinctive traits to distinguish herself from the crowd.
7. Lyz Brickley
Lyz Brickley, aka Lyz, is a top-quality cosplayer who enjoys gaming and video.
She is a model, cosplayer and YouTube celebrity. Although she is a pro model and performer, she has a passion for cosplay.
She enjoys cosplaying as a myriad of characters, like her Pokemon Go trainer, armoured Fluttershy, and Asuka Langley Soryu.
One of her most popular characters is Jinx from League of Legends. Her dedication and hard work distinguish her from the other players.
6. Jessica Nigri
Jessica Nigri is an American cosplayer as well as a model, voice actress, YouTuber, and fan convention reporter. Since 2009, and since 2012, I’ve been modelling.
Her most well-known role is being the spokesperson for Lollipop Chainsaw as well as Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
After going viral in 2009 due to the video of her “sexy Pikachu”, Nigri has since become one of the most popular U.S. cosplayers in 2014.
Nigri has served as an interviewer for various media publications like GameZone, RUGGED TV, and Comic Book Therapy. She has also appeared in a variety of commercial videos and music videos.
She has also performed charity work.
5. Ely Cosplay
Ely Cosplay is a Taiwanese cosplayer who has been in the business for more than 10 years. She is known for her keen dedication to detail, Ely has stunned her fans with her SAO (Sword Art Online), Sinon, both in-game and in real-life versions.
Ely is a professional cosplayer that truly is the character she portrays. She puts a lot of effort into her costumes to ensure that she can offer her fans that three-dimensional character a new life.
Ely became famous within the community of cosplay in Taiwan as well as the East Asian countries with her exquisitely beautiful and accurate depiction of Sakuya from the Touhou series.
4. Aza Miyuko
Kang Yun Jin is a Korean cosplayer from Korea. Miyuko began her journey with her group, the Spiral Cats, in 2011, and left the group in 2013.
She first heard about cosplay at Korea Comic World and grew to be a fan of cosplay. She now thinks of it as full-time work.
She is currently studying fashion design and is a fan of using her imagination to sketch, cut, colour, and sew her costumes.
She’s been involved with cosplay for more than eight years and has become famous for her “kuroneko” costume.
AniMia started modelling in 2001 and began cosplaying in 2008. AniMia is well-known for her innovative and smart method of cosplay.
Today, she is a global celebrity.
AniMia travels the world cosplaying professionally as well as judging cosplay competitions.
AniMia has been able to mix cosplay and modelling when she appeared on the pages of numerous magazines in her cosplay.
Her company is Crunchyroll as she hopes to turn this into a full-time profession.
2. Amie Lynn
If you were to ask Amie what she was wearing before 2009, she’d have replied that she was not aware!
However, a single character from Code Geass has changed her life!
Infected with the cosplay bug, Amie has gained knowledge from making basic clothes to creating her armour to wear as Lightning in Final Fantasy XIII.
She’s also pretty open about not being a strict cosplay fan. In reality, a hobby is a pastime and it is supposed to be enjoyable.
In this way, Amie has created a variety of stunning cross-fusion and gender swap costumes.
1. Alodia Gosiengfiao
One of the best cosplayers in the world today is Alodia Gosiengfiao is a Filipina cosplayer as well as a model, actress, and singer. She is also a T.V. presenter.
After gaining fame in 2003, Alodia has travelled the globe as a professional judge and cosplayer for various anime conventions.
Her accomplishments in the world of cosplay have brought her numerous brand agreements, such as skin-whitening products and the launch of a Japanese sushi restaurant clothing line, among others.
The actress has been featured in a variety of magazines as being among the hottest Filipina women and was also recognised by UNO as being one of the most influential women in the Philippines.