Yuichiro Nagashima is a Japanese welterweight kickboxer, and a cosplayer, fighting out of Nishinomiya, Hyogo, currently competing at K-1. His rank is 2nd dan black belt in Nip
Olivia Munn is an American actress. She began her professional career in television journalism before becoming an actress. In 2006, Munn starred as Mily Acuna on the series Be
Putri Nony Lovyta also known as Yukitora Keiji is an Indonesian cosplayer, model, and fashion designer based in Jakarta. She is a regular judge at cosplay competitions and has been featured in vari
AJ Lee is an American author and former professional wrestler. She is best known for her time in WWE under the ring name AJ Lee. Born and raised in New Jersey, Mendez began her pro
Linda Le is an American cosplayer, costumer, model, artist and Internet personality of Vietnamese descent. She is also known as Vampy Bit Me, or just Vampy or Vamp; Vampy is a
Kat Gunn also known by her online alias Mystik, is an American esports player and cosplayer. She won the second season of WCG Ultimate Gamer on the Syfy Channel and also competed i
Enako is a Japanese professional cosplayer, voice actress and singer. She is from Nagoya. Her hobbies include cosplay, anime, and video games
April Gloria Cosplayer and makeup artist who has been featured in publications like Elle and Teen Vogue. She has received media attention for her physical resemblance to pop supers
Jenni Källberg is a Swedish cosplayer who has created costumes representing Samus Zero Suit, as well as a damaged take on her Varia Suit and has been cosplaying since 199
Liz Katz is an American cosplayer, actress, and model.
Aza Miyuko Cosplayer who has become one of South Koreas most popular with her cosplays of beloved anime characters like Mikazuki Munechika, Saeko Busujima and Makoto Tachibana
Alodia Gosiengfiao is a Filipina cosplayer, model, TV presenter, singer and actress. As a celebrity endorser, she is one of the ambassadors and VJ for Animax-Asia known as the Ani-
Kipi is a cosplayer from Japan. She was known in cosplay year 2009-2013 due to her adorable and bubbly cosplays. She is famous and her signature cosplay are Haruhi Suzumiya that ma
Marie Claude Bourbonnais is a Canadian glamour and cosplay model.
is an Instagram model and cosplayer from Florida. She is best known for impersonating the character of Queen Elsa from the Disney animated film Frozen.
is a Filipina actress, cosplayer, host, singer and songwriter who rose to prominence after being declared the Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 4 Big Winner.
is a Chinese–American cosplayer, model and costume designer based in the United States. She is a regular judge at cosplay competitions. Han was featured on the Syfy channels Heroes of Cosplay
is an American cosplay enthusiast, promotional model, YouTuber, voice actress and fan convention interview correspondent.
Cosplay a portmanteau of the words costume play, is a performance art in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character. Cosplayers often interact to create a subculture, and a broader use of the term "cosplay" applies to any costumed role-playing in venues apart from the stage. Any entity that lends itself to dramatic interpretation may be taken up as a subject and it is not unusual to see genders switched. Favorite sources include anime, cartoons, comic books, manga, television series, and video games.
The rapid growth in the number of people cosplaying as a hobby since the 1990s has made the phenomenon a significant aspect of popular culture in Japan and some other parts of Asia and in the Western world. Cosplay events are common features of fan conventions and there are also dedicated conventions and local and international competitions, as well as social networks, websites and other forms of media centered on cosplay activities.
The term "cosplay" was coined in Japan in 1984. It was inspired by and grew out of the practice of fan costuming at science fiction conventions, beginning with Morojo's "futuristicostumes" created for the 1st World Science Fiction Convention in New York City in 1939.