Top 10 Easy Anime Cosplays to Make

Top 10 Easy Anime Cosplays to Make

Top 10 Easy Anime Cosplays to Make

If you are a fan of anime, then you have come across the term cosplay and will probably have some kind of an idea about what it is. However, it is not uncommon to meet folks who are enthusiastic about dressing up for Halloween but have never even heard of cosplay! To those that love dressing up for Halloween, I have good news! Anime cosplay is waiting for you, and it’s not just one day of the year either! Cosplay is a play on the words ‘Costume Play’ and it has gained fast popularity across the world (especially in the west).

If you’re new to the geekdom and are excited and anxious about your first cosplay event, fear not! We’ve included a list of beginner-friendly cosplay ideas for girls and boys! These easy ideas are really good for beginners and are at a low cost so you can look cool on it with a low budget too.

1. Yato from Noragami

Yato from Noragami kimono Anime CosplaysYato from Noragami Anime Cosplay

Yato is much beloved by fans of Noragami for his hilarious personality and complex past, he also happens to one of the easiest characters to cosplay too! The jersey-clad gods’ outfit can be easily mimicked by pairing a black or dark blue tracksuit or even just a black jersey pant and top with a zipper down the middle, you can take it the extra mile by adding some tape for the single white strip down his arms. Add a ragged white scarf to match and you are good to go for your anime cosplay! If not you can go for the older iteration of his costume design which is a simple black Yukata.

2. Saya from Blood +

Saya from Blood + Anime CosplaySaya from Blood + with sword Anime Cosplay

Otonashi Saya from Blood + has a straightforward outfit at the beginning of the show, it is a simple ensemble which can be put together with a flared mini skirt, white shirt, and red bow tie. Add in the sword, and you are ready to slay some chiropterans!

3. Kiki from Kiki’s delivery service

Kiki from Kiki’s delivery service with cats Anime CosplayKiki from Kiki’s delivery service Anime Cosplay

Kiki’s plain black dress has been a first cosplay costume for many beginners and will be easily put together, don’t forget the red bow on her hair and the peach-toned shoes. You can add in a broom, orange satchel and perhaps a black cat to complete the look for perfect anime cosplay!

4. Luffy from One Piece

Luffy from One Piece Anime CosplayLuffy from One Piece on side Anime Cosplay

Luffy is one of the easiest characters to cosplay, all you need are a red vest with or without sleeves, denim shorts with frayed edges, sandals and a straw hat and you are ready to go.

5. Chihiro from spirited away

Chihiro from spirited away Anime Cosplay

Chihiro’s outfit from the beginning of ‘Spirited Away’ can be replicated with a pair of orange shorts, a white (slightly large) T-shirt which you can paint on the green stripe coupled with a pair of yellow sneakers and white socks.

6. Armed detective agency from Bungou Stray Dogs

Armed detective agency from Bungou Stray Dogs Anime Cosplay

Pretty much all the characters in Bungou Stray Dogs wear somewhat stylistic office clothes, all of which can be achieved with normal clothing you may already have or can purchase from your local mall.

7. Shizuo and Izaya from Durarara

Shizuo from Durarara Anime Cosplay Izaya from Durarara Anime Cosplay 

Another easy cosplay is Shizuo with a simple white shirt, black, and pants. Izaya too can be done simply with a black jacket, and you can add some fur trimmings for a very low cost.

8. Sadao Maou from The Devil is a Part-Timer

Sadao Maou from The Devil is a Part-Timer Anime Cosplay

Possibly one of the simplest costumes, a simples uniform from a fast-food franchise or look alike and you are good to go!

9. Misty from Pokemon

Misty from Pokemon Anime Cosplay

A very nostalgic character from possibly everyone’s childhood, Misty is easily cosplayed with a simple yellow crop top, denim shorts, red suspenders and red converse perhaps? and if your hair natural colour isn’t orange which I think is the majority you might want to use a wig but that’s completely optional oh! and Don’t forget your Poké ball to complete anime cosplay look!

10. L and Light from Death Note

L from Death Note Anime Cosplay Light from Death Note Anime Cosplay

Last but most certainly not least, Light Yagami and L have two of the easiest costumes ever, L specifically, His anime cosplay look can be easily recreated with a pair of blue pants and loose, long-sleeved, plain white sweatshirt. Lights will require only a little bit more effort, the brown pants and white shirt will be easy enough to find in your closet. The trick to nailing this costume would be to pair it with a nice red tie and your very own Death Note!

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