Every year, top cosplayers from around the world flock to conventions to connect with others who share their passion for fantasy. But now, thanks to social media, whether you are a first-timer who has always dreamed of dressing up as a favorite comic book character, or a cosplay veteran whose craftsmanship could rival any professional costumer’s creation, you don’t have to wait for the next con to strut your stuff or get inspired.
Apps like Instagram and Tumblr make it easy for n00bs and seasoned cosplayers alike to find their next muse. But searching through tags and scrolling through thousands of photos to find the creme de la creme of the cosplay world can be tedious. Good news? We’ve done the work for you. Below are our top ten picks for the best cosplayers who are raising the bar and killing the cosplay game on social media.
Top Cosplayers to Follow Right Now!
Megumi is a Latvian cosplayer based in London who boasts an impressive 100k following on Instagram. She says she’s not picky when it comes to finding inspiration – everything from anime, manga to movie and TV characters are all fair game. Megumi makes all of her costumes herself, and it’s her attention to detail for her handcrafted designs that make her stand out as one of our top picks.
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Collossalsmidgen’s passion for cosplay shines through her photos (our favorite is Sheik from The Legend of Zelda) She says everything from TV to anime can spark inspiration for her next look. Smidge is definitely one to keep an eye on – we have a feeling big things are in store for her!
Lucy is a Chinese cosplayer based in Canada who is a dead ringer for some of her favorite anime characters. Scrolling through her Instagram feed, it’s hard to tell which came first, Puella Magi Madoka Magica or Lucy?
ElizabethRage is a self-described cosplayer and costume artist. Until last year, she hosted a YouTube show for AweMe called DIY Cosplay Shop (you can still find it!) where she gave viewers step-by-step instructions on how to create incredible cosplays looks like the Corpse Bride, Princess Leia, Ezia from Assassin’s Creed and plenty more. Elizabethrage’s costumes are true works of art, check her out for some serious inspiration.
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It’s easy to see how this beauty has taken cosplay from a fun past time to a full-time gig. Whether it’s putting a sexy twist on some of her favorite anime characters or creating the most incredible Princess Zelda costume ever, Holly’s passion for cosplay knows no bounds. Oh, and did we mention she’s a Playboy Playmate? Enough said.
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When Oscar Wilde said, “life imitates art far more than art imitates life,” he must have had a time machine that took him to meet Leah DeBerry, known online as @daberrybestcosplay. The 20 year old cosplayer posts her creations alongside her inspirations, and the likeness is uncanny. Don’t believe us? Check out her take on Dark Magician Girl or one of the incredible partner costumes she creates with her twin sister, Alex.
You had to know that Alex was next, right? Twin sister to Leah Berry (that’s Leah on the left and Alex on the right), these sisters prove that two is better than one. Alex specializes in manga characters from My Hero Academia and Magi – just to name a few – and she nails it every time.
This cosplay vixen is closing in on half a million followers and it’s easy to see why. From a sexy Spider Man to a provocative Pokemon Trainer, Jenna Lynn Meowri knows she’s hot and she’s not afraid to show you what she’s got.
This bubbly top cosplayer is as smart as she is talented. Before finding her love for cosplay, this jack of all trades got a degree in Broadcast Television, ran her own modeling and talent agency and even worked behind the scenes for multiple reality shows. These days, she’s busy making cosplay videos, traveling to conventions around the country and giving us a serious case of FOMO.
Know of any top cosplayers that we missed? Comment below to let us know what you think and who your pick for best cosplayer would be.