Let’s take a look at what it takes to cosplay as Hange Zoe, a powerful female character from Attack on Titan.
Hange Zoe Cosplay Costumes of 2022
You want to cosplay as the Survey Corps soldier and Titan researcher who then became the commander of the whole regiment? Hange Zoe is effortlessly good-looking while also being quite an interesting character in their own right. Here’s what you need to know in order to properly cosplay as Hange Zoe of Attack on Titan.
Who is Hange Zoe?
Hange Zoe became the 14th commander of the Survey Corps after Erwin Smith bestowed the title upon them before his death. They had been a squad leader in Survey Corps, as well as a leading Titan researcher. If there’s anyone in the Survey Corps who knows more about Titans than everyone else, from their physiology to their behavioral tendencies, it’d be Hange Zoe. Their hatred for Titans is only trumped by their curiosity about them.
As you may have noticed, Hange Zoe is being referred to as ‘they’ as their gender has remained ambiguous throughout the story. While they may seem like a perky and freethinking researcher with unique ways of working and experimenting, there’s also a darker side to Hange Zoe. They had been motivated by hatred at first, which is what got them started in fighting against the Titans. But later on, they became more fascinated with them and the Survey Corps benefited from that inquisitiveness.
But then, they happened to have kicked the head of a 3-meter Titan and were surprised at how light it actually was. That spark of fascination replaced their hatred and insecurity with curiosity, which spurred them to come up with a new approach to Titan research. They would even show great compassion towards the Titan test subjects as they got deeper into their study. They did get more serious as the story progressed and the threat of the Titans became greater.
They would come up with innovative weapons, strategies, and inventions in the fight against the Titans as a researcher. When they got promoted to commander, they also coordinated expedition planning, regiment management, recruitment, and most leadership duties left behind by their predecessor, Erwin. They proved to be a very capable commander in what became the most critical part of the war against the Titans. Towards the end, before their death, they would assign Armin Arlert as the next commander.
As a researcher, Hange is brilliant and near tireless, able to dig deeper and deeper into their studies until they find a solution to a problem. As a leader, Hange is thoughtful and compassionate, and they’re able to apply their problem-solving skills to the needs of the regiment as a whole, from logistics to military operations. On the other hand, they also have no qualms about using less-than-savory methods to reach a solution. Hange is a utilitarian at heart, not being above manipulating people if it’s for the benefit of the greater good.
How to Look Like Hange Zoe
Hange Zoe’s most distinct physical feature is their androgynous appearance, shoulder-length dark brown hair tied in a high ponytail, and their big glasses. Later on, after getting caught in an explosion caused by the Titan transformation of Bertolt Hoover, their left eye got badly damaged. They would then wear a black eyepatch over it for the rest of the series.
A big part of their look is how hastily they fix themselves up, as if they’re just getting it over with so they can attend to their work as soon as possible. This is especially true with their hair, which has been hurriedly thrown up into a high ponytail just so it doesn’t get in their way. Meanwhile, they also wear thick-rimmed glasses with a strap to keep them on even in combat.
Hange Zoe Cosplay Variations
The Hange Zoe cosplay is more about getting the hair and glasses right as everything else is fairly uncomplicated, much like the character. They’re not much for vanity, especially when most of their life is focused around studying and fighting the Titans. Therefore, getting the Hange Zoe costume right shouldn’t be that difficult.
The Top Hange Zoe Costumes of 2022
Survey Corps Uniform
Hange Zoe is often seen in the regular Survey Corps uniform with a white button-up shirt under the jacket. Whenever they’re out on missions or expeditions, they also wear the green Survey Corps cloak over the uniform. Hange also wears the bolo-tie as a commander at times.
Whenever Hange is out of uniform, they wear a white button-up shirt with black pants, and sometimes sporting a black coat as well. Whenever in a hurry, they would just throw their Survey Corps jacket over whatever they’re already wearing, even if they’re still in sleepwear.