#50 Green Lantern
Having a true to art Jessica Cruz inspired Green Lantern costume is a must for any serious cosplay aficionado. But the costume aside, the self-applied makeup, in this case, has come up trumps for the creator of this costume. Surfingthevoid otherwise known as Priscylla is the person behind this fantastic look and she makes the make-up work with her look by accentuating her eyes making them pop. This talented young lady describes herself as a bit of a dweeb who spends most of her time in dreamland and the rest reading comics. Her costume was made entirely by herself.
One of the most renowned cosplay artists, @enjinight is the real woman of steel from the well known comic books and movies. Her take on this iconic character is so real that you may expect laser beams to start firing from her eyes. This artist will appear more than once on our list in some of the most iconic costumes ever.
Not exactly the Tinkerbell you may remember from your childhood comics and storybooks. This grown-up version was created by an Australian lady who has the somewhat dubious Instagram name of @twerkingherkin. Hailing from Brisbane, she shows off her range of cosplay costumes on her account and you can buy a print for your inspiration. Or head over to her Ko-fi account if you would like to help her raise the money to finance a new project. Currently, she is in the middle of creating an out of this world Black Widow outfit inspired by the character from the iconic Avengers End Game. We cannot wait to see it.
We first came to know Mystique in the original X-men movie when the character was played by Rebecca Romijn Stamos. The blue in her costume was drawn on her body. This new Mystique is pictured in a form-fitting body costume that mimics the one worn by Jennifer Lawrence in the later version of X-men. This popular get-up won a prize at the 2018 comic-con in San Diego. The creator of this version of Mystique has the Instagram handle @magnetomystique so it is obvious she is all about this character.
Liz Katz is a cosplay virtuoso who has got the Rogue look down pat. Liz loves to show-off her hedonistic side and is not shy to show some skin if her previous cosplay outfits are anything to go by. You can look her up on Instagram @lizketzofficial and see just how mainstream she is right now. Many other accounts are mimicking her as so many wannabe artists want to be her. She is also a well-known model and a very proficient gamer. A Rogue artist if ever we saw one.
When you do not have much to work with when creating a cosplay costume, what you do with what you have has to be on point. This Polish Cosplay designer who can be found on Instagram @Merrysynth is an incredible make-up artist and can adapt her look to fit her costume designs. A real-life brunette, she can change her look in an instant. Check-out her Instagram and see her amazing transformations. Blonde with brown eyes in one picture, a red-head with green eyes in the next. Incredible. This particular costume of Queen Kida doesn’t need a lot of material to make a point, the overall package is more than sufficient.
The sexiness of Catwoman is giving but this woman took it to the extreme and nailed the character. After Halle Berry, Anne Hathaway, and Michelle Pfeiffer this woman brought the character back to life and looks amazing!
The woman behind this creation is Janey Lade who is also responsible for the cosplay costume designs used for Harley Quinn, Supergirl, and Miss Marvel. If you want to see more of her work have a look at @LaneyFeni or @herobodies on Instagram and Facebook. This particular look shows a more gender-non-specific character. Janey herself is into fitness and her body reflects this. All of her characters are taken by her photographer whose company is known as Hero Hotties. We are sure we will see more collaboration between these two talented people in the future.
The woman behind the green facade is Ginger Kutschbach and her talented photographer is Jeff Zoet who is known for making his subjects look good and stand-out individually at conventions. Differing from all the other costumes on show, Ginger only needs a layer of green paint to play She-Hulk. Add a torn t-shirt and some old jeans and there you go. This lady works out as can be seen by her physique. If you would like to see more of Ginger, have a look at @chief_squat_low for many more photos for your perusal.
What a fantastic, intricate costume! Of course, this is what the designer and player Hannah Eva is known for. If you do a Google search for this well-known Cosplayer, you will find that she is the ultimate Disney Princess ‘Queen of Queens’. With fantastic costume interpretations of Cinderella, Ariel, Jasmine, and others under her belt, this magnificent depiction of Elsa by the very gorgeous Hannah, is just as good as we expected it to be. Her Instagram @hannaheva has links to her game codes, website, and Facebook page.
@maweezy is considered one of the original cosplayers. Her work is diverse and she has played Buzz Lightyear, Harley Quinn, and Valkyrie to mention just a few characters. She also participated in the 2019 forum held to teach newbies how to become a successful cosplayer. People speak this lady’s name in the same breath as expert cosplayers Maki Roll, Lua Stardust, and Mikal Mosley. One of the things discussed on this panel was how difficult it is to obtain contracts at conventions. Cosplayers do have day-jobs, Maweezy is a nurse.
This version of a gender twisted Hellboy is presented by cosplayer Tanuki Tinka Asai. Even though you cannot see it in the picture, the costume even has separated hooves. The minutiae of the belt design are incredible and the coat and liberal use of red lacquer make this outfit unique. Tanuki says that the character of Hellgirl is her all-time favorite. Fans know her best for her depictions of characters in the ‘Winter Ginger’ series which she is well known for. Head on over to her Facebook page to see all her other creations.
#38 Joker and Harley Quinn
Two beautiful Russian cosplayers take on the roles of Harley Quinn and Lady Joker. Ryoko-Demon and Rei-Doll are longtime friends and colleagues. They met at R&R Art Group and their collaboration efforts show off their flair for art and the devotion they have to representing their characters to perfection. All of their outfits are sown manually and you can see all of their work on their YouTube channel and Instagram account. They also have a Facebook page and a Patreon site for those fans who would like to get involved in making the production of these magnificent costumes possible.
#37 Tomb Raider
Video gamers know the popular Tomb Raider game and the heroine, Lara Croft, well. This cosplay outfit is instantly recognizable to millions of fans. As the main character, Lara Croft, in a costume designed by @enjinight, is a female version of Indiana Jones without the snake phobia.
Unique Sora is a young, very beautiful cosplayer who is known for her ability to portray just about any character. Her depiction of the bi-gender Domino from Dead Pool 2 is incredible. She is so good that fans often cannot tell the actual character from the version portrayed by Unique Sora. Also known for her work on Lilo and Stitch, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Black Rose as well as the amazing Esmarelda, Unique Sora is a master of all characters. She has a twitter account, @uniquesora if you would like to find out more about this artist.
#35 Daenerys Targaryen
This superb cosplay get-up is made possible by Christina Fink whose nom de Plume is Christina Filinka Fox. This particular costume got her over 18 000 likes when she debuted it on social media. No wonder she is known as the Queen of cosplay. If you want to become one of her fans, check out her Instagram @kalinkafox. She is just as stunning as Wonder Woman or HarleyQuinn.
#34 The Wasp
Why do we not have any information about the person behind this unique costume? Did the reporter not think to ask a few questions on viewing this image of a Wasp costume and lit-up headgear? At least find out what the stunning lady’s name is Mr. Reporter!
#33 Wonder Woman
If you are looking to find out more information about this Chilean cosplayer, look at her IG or twitter @RocioCosplayer. She not only makes a fine Wonder Woman, but she is also an avid video gamer and cosplayer and has portrayed characters like Batwoman, amongst others. She has even played Freddy Kruger. As a testament to her status as a cosplayer, she is also a Festigame Ambassador.
The makers of the Storm costume in the picture have designed a whole range of Storm costume options. With different closures, head coverings, and other design alterations including multiple sizes. The model in the picture who works for Coser Cosplay who markets this costume is stunning and we hope that you would look this good in a custom bought Storm costume as well.
#31 Dr Strange
Rachel Meikle @rachelmeiklecosplay is the drop-dead gorgeous lady that is portraying Dr. Strange as an incredibly good-looking Dr. Strange! Rachel made a very beautiful Aurora and Cinderella and even Spider Gwen who she played to great success at Colossal Convention. All of her outfits are self-made and Rachel is known for including unusual objects in her costume designs.
There is a German Cosplayer named Jacqueline who puts her spin on the outfits she wears to conventions. This one debuted at LBM15 (Leipziger Buchmesse Manga Comic Convention) and is well known amongst fans. She bought the outfit from online cosplay dealer Coserz. Jacqueline has a company called Deviant Art: Jacklinn and she specializes in making wigs and perfecting the cosplay look with body paint. The Hades outfit can be bought online and Jacqueline can assist with the final touches.
As a comparison photo, this one truly shakes our world. Lola V looks just like the cartoon Batgirl. When asked about the footwear, she explained that hers were not Doc Martens but the knock-off Doc Mitchells that she had to dye yellow herself. Despite this, her depiction of Batgirl is spot on. Lola V has an Instagram @lola_v_cosplay that will allow you to link to her private account as well. This New Zealand girl has talent!
Lianne hails from L.A and is an avid cosplayer. She has 2 Instagram accounts; @lianne507 and @lianne.cosplay. Both accounts are linked to her YouTube channel that details her cosplay enterprises. Her metamorphosis is amazing and she is considered one of the most beautiful women cosplayers in the world. See her version of Mantis to get an idea of what we are talking about. She is worth having a look at. You can also find more information on her incredible transformations on Tumblr.
Oh-My-Sophii found her love of cosplay when her friend Cissa took her to a cosplay show way back in 2009. Since then, she has been an avid player. As you can see, this depiction of Raven is really good but she has a huge portfolio showing off all her other costumes that must be seen to be believed. She enjoys depicting comic and video gaming characters. You will love all her leather outfits as she looks really, really good in them! She is married though, worse luck and her hubby is her photographer so he is always around to keep her safe from fans like you. He produces excellent photos of her which you can take a gander at on her Instagram page, @OhMySophii.
The ‘Kitana Store’ makes custom-fitted costumes for cosplay fans and most report looking great once they are all dressed up. The costume even includes the extras such as the wig and tights and it’s only up to the customer to complete the look with their own take on makeup and any other accessories. This particular picture is actually of a costume model dressed in the Kitana outfit. Those of you who remember Mortal Konbat will really enjoy donning this costume and yelling out ‘finish him’ whilst in full Kitana regalia.
#25 Pepper Potts
This is a picture of an archetype Pepper Potts/Iron Man outfit. Katharina Kastian, a German cosplayer makes designs from scratch and when wearing her Pepper Potts outfit looks as if she could be the next casting for this Avengers character. The suit is lacquered, hard foam and Katharina says she had to try a few times before she perfected the shimmery look she was going for. You can find examples of her work by searching online under her name. Otherwise, visit her Etsy store to buy a custom costume with all the extras.
If you have a red balloon, some red wig hair, and lacquer, consider attending your next cosplay convention as Pennywise. The outfit can be purchased online and is made by Polyvore. It is not that expensive and as evil, as Pennywise is, he will never have looked so appealing. We are not sure if Stephen King would agree but we are certain your version of Pennywise will be a hit.
This is Amanda. She is a cosplayer from Canada. In this picture, she is in Seattle, Washington, and seems to have managed to pull off a professional shoot despite the weather. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing and raving, traveling to new places, and day-dreaming. As you can see, her depiction of the suit-free Samus is top-notch and she pulls off the look without any trouble.
#22 Snow White
More experienced cosplayers will tell you that it is relatively simple to create the Snow White image. But it helps if you are good-looking, to begin with. The outfit does help though. Put on the iconic wig and you’ll see it makes the look complete. The dress itself is easy to tailor to your specific measurements. All in all, Snow White is a safe bet if you are about to attempt your first cosplay character.
#21 The Bride
Wow, stay out of the way of this character. If looks could kill… It is not too difficult to create this look. You can pick up the costume basics from the Sugarpuss clothing line and the cost is not exorbitant. The stretchy yellow top is really comfortable and so are the rad shorts. To complete the look, you will need to purchase the sword separately. You will end up looking just like this model Bride and will enjoy eyeing people and watching them take a detour around you. Don’t mess with the Bride.
Unlike the majority of cosplayers, Sutefanii Roozu is a full-time cosplayer. She can do this as she has several backers who give her their patronage. As a result, she is very active as a cosplay model and a look at her website shows us just how large her portfolio is. It is a huge achievement to be a cosplayer full time and Sutefanii is a role model to many cosplayers. Her costumes are faultless and this one with its skin-tight fit is a sure winner. The picture was taken by Fractured photography. This very attractive lady can be seen in many other roles on her Instagram @sutefaniiroozu.
#19 Captain America
Captain America looking less masculine than usual. In fact, you may think you are looking at an advocate for a football team. The good news is that the costume is not that difficult to emulate. The basis of the outfit is a full body stocking to which you add the shorts and boots to perfect the look. You have the choice of a partial or full suit. The fastenings in the front are very nationalistic, aren’t they?
#18 Captain Marvel
This lady looks even better than Brie Larsen did in the Captain Marvel movie. She goes by the moniker OMgCosplay on Instagram. She looks even better as the Amazing Spider-Man which you can see on her IG account. If you would like to support her in her efforts to create the perfect cosplay character, have a look at her Patreon account to see how you can help. Hailing from Dallas, Texas, she is one of the more experienced cosplayers.
#17 Sailor Jupiter
The cosplayer in this picture is Jupiter Sailor and you can see more of her @gilly_kins. Her deviant Art moniker is gillykins and she has a huge range of cosplay outfits that she has designed and created. You will also be pleased to know that she posts personal details about her daily life on IG that gives us a peek into her private life, not just her cosplay adventures.
Known worldwide, Hanna Ray is a shrewd businesswoman as well as a sublime cosplayer. She looks sweet in her Punisher outfit, with her doe eyes but she has found a way to turn her cosplay fun into a business. She has her own online shop where you can buy a signed copy of photos of her in her various outfits. See more of her talents @HannahRayNinja. Her various accounts also get you to access to other delights. The cosplay trade is in awe of this top-notch player and business icon.
This alluring Spanish beauty has her own YouTube channel where she not only showcases her own cosplay accomplishments but also offers tutorials and tips for newbie cosplayers. As you can see from her depiction of Spiderwoman, she is very good at what she does. As you go through her Instagram account @barraza_lakette, you will notice many other unique outfits that she wears in her daily life as an architect. The 2 accounts are linked so go and have a look.
Does this costume remind you of anything? If you know the video game Persona 5, it may be reminding you of Ann Tamaki and her ‘Panther’ costume. In the game, she donned this outfit when living out her other life as a Phantom Thief. Could this get-up indicate the model is playing more than one role? The lady in this picture has a Patreon account that you can contribute to and you can find it at “shiroganesama”. Please note that you must be over 18 to view the content on her channel.
Aren’t ants mainly female? Only the minority soldier ants are male. Perhaps the creator of this gender-confused ant, Eternal Rose is trying to confuse us? The costume itself is made of a stretchy black material and the red from a piece of knitted fabric. Eternal Rose tells us that the ant helmet was a Xmas present. You can probably find a similar one online. Hobby lobby provided the silver piping on the suit. This was in fact, Eternal Roses debut as a cosplay designer and her suit is very impressive.
#12 Black Panther
Aren’t ants mainly female? Only the minority soldier ants are male. Perhaps the creator of this gender-confused ant, Eternal Rose is trying to confuse us? The costume itself is made of a stretchy black material and the red from knitted fabric. Eternal Rose tells us that the ant helmet was a Xmas present. You can probably find a similar one online. Hobby lobby provided the silver piping on the suit. This was in fact, Eternal Roses debut as a cosplay designer and her suit is very impressive.
Laney Jade has a massive following on social media and is found on most of the ‘best of’ lists when it comes to cosplayer comparisons. She is from Washington D.C and her accounts introduce her as someone who ‘loves dressing up’. Her best look is Batman, but her portfolio is packed with photos of all the other characters she has played. Many of you will remember Laney in her iconic Aquawoman role.
#10 Gamora and Nebula
This photo takes the viewer right into an Avengers film. It features Sara Moni and Amber Skies who designed and made their own costumes. Sara’s work can be viewed as @sarsmonicosplay on Instagram and @KrayoloaKid on Twitter. Her overriding devotion to cosplay rules her life. Her partner in crime, Amber has her work showcased @theamberskies on Instagram and her Facebook account amberskiescosplay. She is just as fanatical about cosplay and together with Sara the two often demonstrate and display their joint creations.
It is so easy in this day and age to buy a cosplay costume online. Some anachronistic players like Camila Menezes stick to how they were taught by making their outfits from scratch and that includes the design. That was how you did it in the infancy of cosplay. She is a cosplayer that garners a lot of respect. Find out more about her @camenezesx.
#8 Kim Possible
Here we have Lola V again. The Kim Possible outfit is stark but not everybody can pull the look off. Lola V is super fit and has perfect abs enabling her to wear a tight, short top and look good in it. The costume itself is popular amongst new players as it is simplistic, but if they don’t have a LolaV body, it’s not going to look that good. As you can see in the picture, Lola V looks exactly like Kim Possible and her taut muscles are what makes this happen.
The female cosplayer in this picture is DidsRainfall and she uses this handle on both Instagram and Facebook. She prides herself on her artistry when it comes to her cosplay outfits. She made the top she is wearing herself and says that this was the most complicated part of creating her costume. The pants make the design come together and finish the look. Look up DidsRainfall on either of her accounts to learn more about this very talented Spanish lady. You will agree that she is one of the most attractive female cosplayers around. Her look is perfect no matter which cosplay character she chooses to portray.
#6 Jessica Rabbit
Not everybody can make a Jessica Rabbit cosplay costume and look great. There are a few things you need before you even consider this cosplay. Do you have a voluptuous hourglass figure? How about a tight-fitting, shiny red dress? Or a pair of long-length purple gloves that fit like…well… a glove? If you tick all of the boxes, go ahead and try this look at your next cosplay convention.
#5 Lana Kane
Some cosplayers specialize in doing side by side photos of themselves dressed precisely as the character and posing next to the original comic, game, or cartoon character. Many of these professional cosplayers get it perfect right down to the accessories. In this photo, it is difficult to spot that the only difference is the earrings Sora is wearing. We have seen her on our list before and she does not disappoint this time either. You will be inclined to forgive her for the earring lapse as her overall look is superb right down to her lip color. As near as a perfect match for Lana Kane.
#4 Pink Ranger
What better Power Ranger to portray than the pink one. This model did not make her costume but had it designed by Supergeek Designs and then made up by Zentai Zone. The iconic headgear was created by My Mini Factory and Pixelart Props. The lady in the suit is Angela Domanico and you can see all her previous cosplay characters on her Instagram @angeldomanico. Angela is known in the cosplay world as LadyDoombats.
This is a fantastic Wolverine costume, even if Rebecca has not noticed her character is missing a talon. The model hails from Maryland and her Instagram is @becksters_lab. All of her character portrayals are on her IG account and include the likes of Batgirl and Captain Marvel. Fans across the country love her and count on seeing superb cosplays from her.
#2 Black Cat
CutiePieSensei is a famous cosplayer and extremely well known. In this picture, she appears as Black Cat. Fastidious about detail, CutiePieSensei makes sure every detail of her costume is accurate and present. The necklace is the only thing that deviates. The cartoon character has a solid circle while CutiePieSensei has embellished hers with a band.
#1 Harley Quinn
This Russian lady has embodied many different kinds of Harley Quinn looks over time. This particular one is an older version but still a firm favorite amongst fans. If you visit Karishma’s Instagram @karishma_cosplay_magic you can take a look at all the different versions she has showcased over time. Karishma is a successful model for @gamegirlscentral. One look at her body should tell you why. Fans of her work can ask her for bespoke prints as well. Beauty and brains, what a combination.