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Image Links: Cosplay Fan Art
This is a Sub Trope
of, well, Fan Art
, where the artists draws established characters dressing up as other established characters.
Note that this is extremely common, and some picture sites and Image Boards
can have hundreds or thousands of pictures. Although searching isn't always reliable, given pictures can be tagged for things they don't fit, especially dirty pictures, which are not a good idea to link to on this site, even indirectly (it's not prudishness; it's about not setting off content filters).
We humbly suggest you reserve examples to these conditions. You don't have to, but it's a way to keep examples from getting out of hand, and to avoid links that are Not Safe for Work
- Know who the characters are.
- Know who they are dressed as.
- Provide a link, because of course some of us would want to see this.
- If the link requires dragging and dropping, please let us know.
is actually a Sub Trope
of this, because that is of course just for Halloween. Webcomic authors will also sometimes utilize this for Filler Strips
, which qualifies if it's a Guest Strip
, but it often isn't.
Despite the name, this can be official. See Side Story Bonus Art
Compare Clothing Switch
, Whole Costume Reference
Not to be confused with Fan Art
Examples: (sorted by the characters doing the cosplay) -note: a bit messy lately, somebody please sort-
open/close all folders
Anime and Manga
- The cast of Death Note as the cast of Watchmen.here
- You just know this was meant to be —Lelouch as Shinji,C.C. as Rei and Kallen as Asuka . . . but Suzaku as EVA 01?
- The cast of Azumanga Daioh as the cast of Final Fantasy VII. See here.◊
- Chiyo-chan as Conan the Barbarian. But how she got there, what hardships she faced, THAT IS ANOTHER STORY.
- The cast of Haruhi Suzumiya as the cast of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. Here.◊
- The cast of One Piece as the cast of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. See the epicness here.
- The cast of Bleach as the cast of Naruto Shippuden here.
- Sakura and Lee as Sakura and Li here. (Hooray for Name's the Same!)
- The Higurashi no Naku Koro ni cast dressed up as Tsukihime characters, and some of Tsukihime characters dressed up as people from Ace Attorney. Here's the Higurashi/Tsukihime◊ picture, and here◊ are◊ the Tsukihime/Ace Attorney ones.
- Nanoha/ Lucky Star here◊.
- Goku and Vegeta as The Men In Black: Saiyajins in Black.
- The cast of One Piece as the cast of Lupin III here.
- The cast of Yu-Gi-Oh! as the original cast of Pokémon: Duemon.
- Inuyasha and Kagome as The fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane (with K-9, who wasn't in the Sarah Jane era, but who cares? It's funny.
- The cast of Sgt. Frog as the cast of One Piece here.
- Musashi and Kojiro (or Jessie and James, if you prefer dub names) as movie-style Utena and Anthy.
- Lina, Gourry, Amelia, and Zelgadiss as the cast of Scooby-Doo.
- And now for Brain Bleach: Chibi-Usa and Hotaru as Utena and Anthy.
- On that note, Sakura and Tomoyo as Utena and Anthy.
- Naruto characters drawn in Simpsons style here◊.
- The SOS-dan similarly drawn here.◊
- Ed, Al, and Roy as Rin, Len, and Kaito here.
- Maka and Soul as Renton and Eureka here.◊
- Sakura as May here◊
- The cast of Trigun as the cast of Full Metal Alchemist and vice-versa. It's probably because they both star blond Badasses with red Badass Longcoats and artificial arms, but the fact remains that Al does not make a good Knives.
- The cast of Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei as the cast of◊ Zero No Tsukaima (and Shana).
- Ayame as Reiko from Rumble Roses, and both Ayame and Rikimaru as Crazy 88 from Kill Bill.
- The cast of Neon Genesis Evangelion as the cast of Gurren Lagann here. Gendo as Kamina FTW!!!
- Mai Tokiha and Natsuki Kuga dressed up as Cure Black and Cure White here◊.
- The cast of Fate Stay Night as the Cast of Team Fortress 2 here.
- Mikuru Asahina (Name's the Same): "God, how large is that rack of hers?!"
- Revolutionary Girl Utena + Rurouni Kenshin = Rurouni Utena!
- The homunculi of Fullmetal Alchemist as the Ouran High School Host Club.
- The Dancougar Team as◊ Team J9 and Jotaro "Blaster Kid" Kidou as Shinobu Fujiwara.
- Team 7 as Maka, Black Star, and Death the Kid
- Tobi as Guy, L, Edward Elric, Cloud, and someone else.
- Naruto, Gaara, his gourd, Hinata, Neji, and Kimimaro as Cloud Strife, Reno, Rude, Aerith Gainsborough, Vincent Valetine and Sephiroth
- Hamtaro as Ham Zero.
- Edward Elric as Link and vice-versa
- Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: the Major, Batou, Togusa, and The Tachikomas as Suzumiya Haruhi et al. in Hare Hare Yukai
- This picture has the SOS-dan as the Scooby Gang.
- The cast of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann as the cast of Disgaea2.
- The cast of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann as the cast of Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter. No wonder they went to the surface.
- The cast of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann as the cast of Final Fantasy VII. WARNING: SPOILERS IN IMAGE DESCRIPTION.
- Simon as Charlie Brown. Or maybe it's the other way around?
- Actually, that would be Linus he's dressed as/Dressed as him
- The Sailor Scouts as Mermaid Princesses.
- The Mermaid Princesses as Lodoss Wars characters.
- The girls in Naruto as Mermaid Princesses.
- Sakura as a "Pearl Voice".
- Hatsune Miku as a mermaid.
- Ariel as a "Pearl Voice".
- Tokyo Mew Mew crossover with Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch.
- Amy Rose as "Yellow Pearl Voice".
- Lucia as a Card Captor.
- Uh-oh! We've got crack! Yu-Gi-Oh! GX characters cosplaying as Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch characters.
- Charlotte as Reimu here.
- Kyuubey as Ran Yamuko here.
- Taiga Aisaka as Saber here.
- M&M's loves to use this trope in tie-in packaging, notably the M-pire campaign. Its recent tie-in involves the latest Transformers movie, so they had Red, Yellow, and Blue dressed as an Autobot and a Decepticon each, while Orange dressed as both Mudflap and Skids ("At least we're not identical."). Green was not involved with the campaign, so we don't get to see her as Arcee.
- Knuckles, guardian of Angel Island, dressed as Bob, guardian of Mainframe in Reboot-style Knux.
- As if they couldn't make the Expyness between Lamia Loveless and Signum more◊ obvious◊.
- Sonic the Hedgehog as James Bond, in a recreation of the famous laser scene from Goldfinger.
- Mushroom Kingdom Fusion has characters dressing as established characters from the Mega Man and video games from Sci-Fi genre if they have the Mega Man and Sci-Fi Suits, respectively.
- Montblanc dressing as the Black Rock Shooter here.
- Some of The Legend Of Zelda 's main female characters, dressed up as Cures: Here
- Princess Peach as Yoko, here.◊
- Sephiroth, Cloud, Zack, and Vincent as Sora, Donald, Goofy, and Jiminy Cricket
- Reisen and Eirin dress up as Original Zero and Igniz.
- Renamon and Terriermon as Ran Yakumo and Chen.
- Ribbon the fairy as Beam Kirby.
- Hitmonchan and Machoke as Vegeta and Nappa.
- Pikachu as Naruto, believe it!.
- How do you make Pokemon characters even more awesome that they could ever be? Why, you dress them as the Gurren Lagann characters. So here is Squirtle and Beedrill as Kamina, Gardevoir as Nia and Lopunny as Yoko.
- The Persona 4 characters dressed up in the Ouendan uniforms. A fair warning though: some Bridgets may be dropped. The second pic in particular is known for being in this video.
- Does drawing one character (Kirby) dressed in another character (Ezlo) count?
- What about Princess Peach as Pink Pearl Voice? Heheh.
- Pikachu as the Demi Fiend here. It might explain why he is so strong.
- A female elven Player Character, Loghain, Leliana, Zevran, and Alistair from Dragon Age: Origins as Columbia, Frank N. Furter, Magenta, Riff Raff, and Rocky from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, here. Warning: you may need Brain Bleach after seeing the Snape-like Loghain as a Sweet Transvestite.
- The Sailor Scout jokes were pretty much inevitable: here.
- Mega Man X, Zero and Sigma as Madoka, Homura and Kyubey. Some Brain Bleach might be needed.
- Pikachu as Hatsune Miku here.
- A bunch of Pokemon dressed as the cast of Puella Magi Madoka Magica here.
- Cirno as a DeathKnight.
- Patchouli as a Pachirisu.
- Anders as fellow Dr. Jerk Gregory House, here. He's also been depicted as the iconic Che Guevara T-shirt print (here is one example, but there are others by other artists) and as Vladimir Lenin.
- Red and Matilda as Prince William and Catherine Middleton.
- In late October 2008, Dasien and her friend Parker dressed as the Black Canary and Zatanna Zatara.
- Skin Deep had a Halloween Story where the four main characters were in costume. Jim as Spike Spiegel, Greg as Vincent Valentine, Merial as Raoul Duke, and Michelle as The Riddler.
- For some reason, Miko Miyazaki from The Order of the Stick gets this treatment a lot. There's one of her dressed as a miko (shrine maiden) here, and the sadly now defunct Fanservice thread at the Giant in the Playground forums has her and Sangwaan in naughty nurse and sexy firefighter costumes, her and Roy in togas, and that's just the first page.
- Yu Gi Oh Card Game Gusto Fan Comic has Kamui dressed up as Summoned Skull, Musto dressed up as Mystic Tomato, Windaar dressed up as TG Warwolf, Reeze dressed up as Vampire Lord, Caam wore the Mask of the Accursed and wielded the Axe of Despair, and Wynnda dressed up as Dark Magician Girl.
Examples of specific types of cosplay
The Sailor Senshi
Fanart of someone cosplaying as Sailor Senshi (either as one of the original nine or fanmade
) seems to exist in almost every fandom
. And it's not restricted to the girls. Of course if your name is Ranma
- The Disney Princesses as Sailor Senshi. See here.Or here.
- The girls of The Legend Of Zelda as seen here.
- The princesses of Super Mario Bros. including Peach, Daisy, and Rosalina.
- The girls of the 'Ace Attorney series along with three of the guys as Starlights.
- The Allied Forces as the Inner Senshi, and the Axis Powers as the Sailor Starlights (with a bonus of Chibitalia as Chibiusa). Complete with appropriate power-calling. Might not be safe for your mental health.
- Popeye the Sailor Moon, anyone?
- Olive wants to join, too!
- And now something to break your brain: Keith Moon as Sailor Moon!
- Noodle of Gorillaz as a Sailor Senshi.
- Sakura as Sailor Moon.
- Super Sailor Slytherin In which Harry has transfigured Draco's clothing into such a costume and Draco is chasing Harry through the halls of Hogwarts.
- Cure Passion (Civilian name: Setsuna Higashi) as Sailor Pluto (Setsuna Meioh).
- Buffy and Dawn switch with Bunny and Chibiusa.
- Behold!◊ The Daleks as the Sailor Senshi!
- The main cast of Mobile Suit Gundam Wing as◊ the Sailor Senshi.
- Wonder Woman, Black Canary, Zatanna, Fire and Ice as the Sailor Senshi.
- In honor of the memorable Transformation Sequence Hal Jordan undergoes in Green Lantern: First Flight, here is Hal dressed up as Eternal Sailor Moon◊, Frills of Justice and all.
- Here's a Sailor Scout to represent the entire Corps.
- We have the girls of Teams 7 to 10 (and the Sand…I don't know the exact words) here and here.
- We have Kairi here.
- Here are some of the girls in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, both characters and assist trophies.
- We got Pocahontas here.
- Esmeralda too.
- Plenty of Poké-senshis here, here and here.
- We have The Four Gods here, here, here, and here.
- Now we have the Mermaid Princesses/"*insert color here* Pearl Voice"s here. Conversely, there are also various characters as "Pearl Voices" in DeviantART as well.
- Here and here too.
- Mega Man senshis here, both from the original and X series.
- Not exactly Harry Potter, but there is one for Hogwarts' houses.
- Sailor Minnie Mouse.
- Konata from Lucky Star.
- Kagome from InuYasha.
- Final Fantasy girls have also been portrayed as Sailor Scouts.
- Hello Kitty here.
- Here's one based on TRON here and here.
- We have Strawberry Shortcake here.
- And Hatsune Miku here.
- Captain Planet here.
- Alexis Rhodes here.
- Kida here.
- Princess Irene of The Princess And The Goblin here.
- Believe it or not, we've got Sailors of Tigger, Piglet, and even Pooh.
- And if you thought Cthulhu couldn't have a Sailor version, then this shall prove you wrong.
- Cyborg009 as a Sailor.
- The Power Puff Girls are now Sailors too.
- She represents Harvest Moon. I think.
- X-Men's Storm.
- Squidward as Sailor Mercury?
- The Winx Club (three anyway) as Sailor Senshis.
- Smurfette here.
- Of all things, Lord of the Rings.
- And one from Astérix right here.
- Venom from Spider Man.
- Yugi in a sailor fuku.
- Alucard as a Sailor Scout.
- Neopets isn't 'immune' either from the Sailor Senshi Madness.
- Lots more are found here, although there are also plenty of Sailor Earths. Wait. I think this better be on Troper Tales.
- Cutie Mark Crusader Sailor Scouts! Yay!
Voice Actor connections
Team Fortress 2