Fandoms do have different ways of expressing their love for their favorites, whichever it may be. It could be their favorite book, movie, series, sports, or anything else you can think of. Some ways to do so are purchasing of merchandise and other collectibles, or putting up posters in their bedroom. But for the anime and video games community, there is a different way to express this love.
And this is the way of cosplay.
Cosplay, or costume play, is a movement where fans can wear costumes exactly the same as their favorite character whether from anime, video games or even comic books and Western movies. From the details of the clothing to the makeup and hair up to last accessory, everything has to be in sync, but it's actually not just about wearing and looking exactly like that character, it's also about portraying and imitating every aspect of the said character even their mannerism, its all about bringing them to life. A lot of fans do cosplay as a hobby and interest because it's a fun way for them to become the real life embodiment of the character they love and to be with other peers with the same interest, but some of them end up standing out from the rest for various reasons. Many cosplayers have gained popularity over the years, from the ones who are known to portray mostly cute characters to the ones who are more on the sexy side.
This hobby is also not for Japanese alone, many people all over the world are cosplaying their favorite characters and many anime or video game conventions are happening in different countries, bringing together fanbases and just having fun all together. Some of the most famous cosplay conventions in the world are Anime Matsuri, Comiket, Anime Japan, Anime Expo, and many more. How nice it would be for geeks who share a common interest to just get together and buy merchandise, watch cosplay competitions and even meet a celebrity every now and then.
No that we're done with the short briefing regarding cosplay, why don't we go ahead and check out a short list of the cutest cosplay girls. Lists like this usually contain the hottest ones with the largest fanbases for both men and women or separately. But here we will focus those who fit the cuteness category. Read on to get to know them.
List is in no particular order.
1. AZA MIYUKO
Kang Yun Jin or known as Aza Miyuko, is a fashion design student and a popular cosplayer from South Korea. She started out from an all-female cosplay group called Spiral cats but eventually left the group in 2003. She fell in love with the cosplay scene after her first encounter with it on Korean Comic World and made a career of it ever since. She is one of the most well known female cosplayers to date because of her cute features and spot on portrayals.
Ely rose to fame because of her uncanny portrayal of Sakuya from Touho series. This cute cosplayer is known to really put time and effort on the characters she's portraying, ending with really amazing results, that is why she has quite a large fanbase and it's still growing.
3. MISA CHIANG
From Taiwan, ChiangJiaJu or mostly known as Misa Chiang in the cosplay community, has one hell of a resume when it comes to her cosplay career. She is well known globally and has traveled several different countries over the years, guesting and judging cosplay competitions here and there. She is known for her awesome portrayal of characters from League of Legends, No game no life and even the AI character Kizune AI.
Saida is an Instagram star and cosplayer from South Korea. She has gained popularity due to her cute, doll-like features. She has an active YouTube channel and she vlogs about how the different beautiful and well-made costumes she wears are made (from scratch to finish).
Kipi is a Japanese cosplayer who has gained a huge following and is probably one of the popular ones that have been in the industry for the longest time. Her signature cosplay is her Misa Amane portrayal from Death Note series. Her cute and gentle looks would surely makes its way to your heart like the rest of us.
6. CHIHIRO CHANG
Is another cute cosplay internet sensation with quite a number of followers on her Instagram. She's one the cutest cosplayers who was able to pull off a 2B (NeiR Automata) cosplay that was so jaw-dropping and surreal. She has gained multiple awards and recognitions for her cosplays globally and locally.
TOMIA, whose real name is Kim Jung Hoon, is a popular cosplayer from South Korea who dedicates herself and her time in perfecting her costumes and looks and it clearly shows on her cosplays. Her career in the industry has taken off and she had already done characters like Asuna from SAO( Sword art online), Ahri from League of Legends, both Anna and Elsa from Frozen, Krul Tepes from Owari no Seraph, and many more.
Recognized as Mon Pink, Mon is a cosplayer from Taiwan and is famous for her Mikasa Ackerman cosplay, as well as her Hastune Miku portrayal. Some say that she's like a real life anime character due to her cute features, her eyes are very anime-like as well as her physique. Aside from the flawless portrayal of her characters, she also executes really beautiful cosplay photos that are so good they're like the real thing.
A professional cosplayer, an idol and a voice actress, triple threat! Enako came from Japan and was a former singer and idol that goes along with her cosplay career. She lead a cosplay J-pop idol group named Panache! But was eventually disbanded after a year. She is still very active in the cosplay community with her followers growing and growing, despite going on a hiatus on being a J-pop idol.
Neneko rose to fame in the cosplay world because of her portrayal of Ahri, a nine-tailed fox, from League of Legends, she has been doping more cosplays ever since. This cute Taiwanese cosplayer have portrayals that are so spot on that kept getting her the attention that she deserves. She puts her heart into her craft and that's what fans love about her.
These girls have found their love for cosplay and invested a lot of time and skills to pull if off, and their hard work had surely made them be recognized not only on their own countries, but also globally.
Anyone can try to be their favorite character like these famous cosplayers, you can either do it for fun or do a lot work and make a career out of it. But whichever path you choose, it's important to put your mind and heart into it and so you'll get outstanding results. You need to know where to start from the costume details, to the makeup look and hair up until to how your favorite character acts and talks to learn how to imitate them.
Which one of the girls above is the one you favor the most and why? Tell us what you think on the comments below.