10 Cosplayers I Can’t Get Enough Of
The cosplay world continues to grow as each new fan embraces the character and costume of their favorite fandom. With so many diverse cosplayers, it’s hard to pick favorites. If I did list all my favorites, then this article may never end. Luckily for readers I managed to dwindle it down to 10 fab cosplayers, both well known and underground.
American-based Chinese model, cosplayer, and costume designer Yaya Han is an obvious choice here for her popularity and versatility. My first introduction to Yaya Han was the back of a business card featuring some of her cosplay. Her featured Catwoman and Jessica Rabbit costume caught my eye. I knew I had to find out more about this talented woman and her methods. After that, I began seeing some of her pieces on display at local cons. Not long after, I got to meet Yaya and even snagged a selfie. I won’t show it here since I was grinning like an idiot.
Not only does Yaya cosplay and model, she has her own fabric line as well as her own superheroine. As an entrepreneur, we can expect great things from Yaya Han. If you aren’t following Yaya Han, then I don’t know what you’re doing. If you would like to follow Yaya Han, check out her website here.
I put this cosplayer second because she deserves as many fans as possible. The amount of cute and awesome displayed in her work is overwhelming. Solange is a Brazilian cosplayer who doesn’t let her age get int the way of her good time. Tia Sol has dabbled in a little bit of everything. From Avatar The Last Airbender to Power Rangers, Tia Sol won’t fail to make you smile. Sure, she isn’t the first older woman to cosplay, but I sure hope she isn’t the last. Keep it up, Tia Sol. Your cosplays are awesome.
I hope I am as cool as Tia Sol when I am her age. You can find this awesome cosplayer here. Do yourself a favor and check her out.
Panterona Cosplay is an individual who believes representation matters, and I agree. Hailing from the Caribbean country of Trinidad and Tobago, Panterona has been cosplaying since 2004. Fom Akasha to Wonder Woman, Panterona has made a name for herself in the cosplay world. I can’t help the joy I feel when I see little brown and black girls smile in her photos. Those children are meeting their favorite hero or princess and it matters a lot. Perhaps one day I’ll have the honor of grinning in one of her photos. Until then, I’ll keep following this fabulous cosplayer.
Panterona has her own website here. Take a look through some cool portfolio if you have the time. There’s even a section for fan art submissions. How wonderful is that.
Speaking of fabulous cosplayers, this young lady’s personality shines through in all of her cosplay. I first saw Cutiepiesensei when my sister tagged me in her Kid Flash cosplay. I was a fan ever since. Cutiepiesensei’s cosplays are a great way of showing the fun and imagination that goes into cosplay. Now, I’m sure all the sewing and crafting is stressful. However, the payoff is worth in the end. I’m always in awe of her Supergirl and Gamora shots, but I will scroll through all of her work as well.
Cutiepiesensei is a “no negativity”, careful what you do. Hop on over to her Instagram and spread the love.
Remember that fantastic Captain America cosplayer sporting a hijab. Well, she made my list from the day I first saw it. I don’t care what anyone say. Cosplay is for everyone, and Hijabi Hooligan Cosplay is a good example of that. Dania continues to keep my interest with her amazing attention to detail and ability to use her hijab as part of cosplay. I know some other people might not think it’s a big deal. However, I believe Hijabi Hooligan and other cosplayers like her play a big part in breaking down barriers in the cosplay community.
I know there are other cosplayers who incorporate hijabs, turbans, and other such wear into their cosplays. They deserve all the same love and support as other cosplayers. If you’re looking for some great cosplay, look no further than Hijabi Hooligan. Here is where you can check out her social media. I know I’m very excited for her upcoming projects.
Viva WW Cosplay
She’s beauty, she’s grace, she’s Viva WW Cosplay! I know what you’re gonna say. All she does is Wonder Woman cosplay. My response, nuh uh and who cares? Lara Duffinis a fantastic Wonder Woman cosplayer and a fantastic person. Her incredible costume designs and charity work lead me to believe she may be the real Diana of Themyscira. I’m sure she is to the many boys and girls she takes time to visit. Real heroes exist, and Lara Duffin is one of them. Don’t let this small summary be your only experience of Duffin. She has other cosplay under her belt, such as Elektra, Harley Quinn, Huntress, and others.
Lara’s motto is “everything is better in costume”. From the looks of her fun photos, I think she may be right. Her Facebook can be found here for your perusal. Also, Duffin has an Etsy page where she sells costumes and accessories for other fans of the iconic Wonder Woman. If I had the funds, I’d buy everything she had.
Yes, that Mica Burton. The cosplaying daughter of Levar Burton. She may have a famous dad, but Mica and her cosplay are her own. Burton is an actress, YouTuber, streamer, and Staff member of Rooster Teeth Productions. She’s no stranger to the world of geekdom and has fully embraced it. Mica started cosplaying in 2007, and has stuck with the hobby. Not only do her cosplays stand out, but she and her photographers take really great pictures. I love how Mica’s work is very clean and professionally done. Whether she makes her cosplay herself or buys it, it doesn’t matter. She still manages to stand out.
Mica is a firm believer of diverse cosplay and that feeling of community in the cosplay world. Take a quick surf through her social platform here.
Golden Lasso Girl
I should have put this cosplayer at the top. She is magical. Kimi, also known as Golden Lasso Girl is a sight to see. Her cosplay range from comics to historical pieces. Each one is wonderful in its own right. Her Bombshells Big Barda design was the first that caught my eye, and the eye of DC Comics. It was also used as the canonical design for Barda’s character in the series. How freaking cool is that!? Also, Golden Lasso Girl juggles tabletop gaming, video games, and working out. If I remember correctly, Kimi is also a teacher. She’s a machine! Remeber how I said I wanted to be as cool as Tia Sol when I was her age? Well, I hope I’m as cool of an educator as Kimi.
One of the things I love most about Kimi is watching, or reading her cosplay tutorials. Even if I’m not participating or following along, I know her tutorials are helping someone out there. Watch, or read, her tutorials here on her website. Please, be on the lookout for the great Golden Lasso Cosplay. She’ll certainly rope your heart.
“Dashing” is right. All I could think when scrolling through his work was “dang, son“. Alright, let me bring it back. Antonio Lima is a Brzilian cosplayer whose fandoms include Harry Potter, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and others. I recently found Lima when searching through DeviantArt for Latinx cosplayers. I hit the jackpot with Cosplay-Latino, and I love going back to see all the wonderful cosplay. This cosplayer is certainly one to look out for. To me, Lima’s Harry Potter and Red Hood cosplay stand out the most. However, I wouldn’t disregard any of his other work.
I will be seeing more of Antonio Lima, and I hope you will too. Check out his Instagram here. Just don’t go looking too long (kidding).
Last ,and most certainly not least, is Venezuelan cosplayer José David González Villalobo. I also found him on the Cosplay-Latino, and I simply adore his cosplay. I mean, just look at this genderbent Snow White. Is this not super adorable!? Not only does José cosplay, but it seems that he loves to draw. I can appreciate that. His cosplay may be genderbent, but they are still original and fun. I smiled at his Maleficent and Evil Queen cosplay. So great.
I’ll continue to be on the lookout for José here. Man, I really need to get an Instagram.
Tell me. What cosplayers do you think deserve some recognition?