Ten of the Most Popular and Incredible Cosplayers in the World
Cosplay is a unique form of art that needs creativity, talent, and skill for an individual to pull off dressing up as a character amazingly. It also needs dedication and perseverance as some cosplayers spend months working on their costumes and learning about their characters. However, there are individuals who are just so incredible in their craft that they have become famous in the field.
Here are ten of the most popular and incredible cosplayers in the world.
Yaya Han is considered as one of the pioneers in cosplaying. She has over two decades of experience and endless lines of costumes. Not only is she an expert, but she also plays the judge in competitions all over the globe.
Her passion for cosplay started when she attended the Anime Expo in 1999. She has come a long way from then and already has several appearances on television, particularly in King of the Nerds. She was also one of the featured cosplayers on Syfy’s Heroes of Cosplay.
Yaya Han also has a strong online presence. Her subscribers on YouTube are almost 50K and she has more than 600K followers on her Instagram account. She is also launching her book Yaya Han’s World of Cosplay this coming August 4, 2020; something that her fans are avidly waiting for.
Jessica Nigri is nonetheless the reigning Queen of Cosplay. Her cosplaying career started in 2009 and has won her several awards. She can pull off sweet and sexy cosplay characters but is most famous for her Juliet Starling portrayal from the horror video game, Lollipop Chainsaw.
With over 4M Instagram followers and more than 1.2M YouTube subscribers, Jessica Nigri is indeed an Internet Star. Aside from cosplaying, this cosplay enthusiast is also an interviewer in fan conventions, a voice actress, and a spokesmodel for several comic book series and video games.
Spiral Cats is an all-female group of cosplayers who are from South Korea. It was formed in 2009 by Tasha and Ren who both work in a game development company. Later on, they were joined by new members Tomia, Miyuko, Doremi, and Ssol. The current active members of Spiral Cats are Tasha, Doremi, and Ssol.
This group is famous in several countries and is often booked by big mobile game developers such as Neowiz Games, Riot Games, Nexon, NCSOFT, and Blizzard Entertainment.
Linda Le is an American with Vietnamese descent and popularly known as Vampy Bit Me or Vampy. She is one of the most famous cosplayers and is also a model, an artist, and an internet celebrity.
Le started cosplaying at the age of 12. She rose to fame when Kotobukiya, a famous Japanese toy manufacturer and collectible company, featured her cosplay photos. This paved the way to her success in professional cosplaying which eventually led her to launch her own cosplay clothing line.
Vampy already cosplayed several characters but she is known for her portrayal of X-men Psylocke. She even portrayed this character in different versions that are highly applauded by her fans.
Alodia Gosiengfiao is a Filipina cosplayer, who is also a host, a model, and an internet sensation. She has 1.62M subscribers on her YouTube channel and has 1.4M followers on her Instagram account.
Gosiengfiao started cosplaying at the age of 15 when her friends from Animé Club, a group of video games and animé enthusiasts, encouraged her to join competitions in Metro Manila. From then, she has made a consistent contribution to the cosplay culture in the Philippines, which led her to be invited to several cosplay conventions all over the world. She is often invited to be a performer, a participant, and a competition judge.
Alodia has also appeared in numerous commercials and magazines. She was also featured in episode IV of the Comic-con documentary A Fan’s Hope. With her various cosplay characters and costume-making tutorials on her channel, it’s no wonder that many cosplay fans look up to her for ideas.
Jannet Vinogradova is a Russian cosplayer with almost 476K followers on her Instagram account @jannetincosplay. She has portrayed several characters already, which caught the attention of cosplay fans and even animators.
Her famous portrayals include Lara Croft from Tomb Raider, the female version of Goku from Dragon Ball Z, and her most recent representation of the iconic Batman villain, Joker.
She is so good in her craft that even other cosplayers commission her to create their cosplay costumes.
Lindsay Elyse is a professional game streamer and cosplayer from Phoenix, Arizona. Talk about earning money while having fun! She also has a huge number of followers on both Instagram and Twitch as proof of her fame.
Lindsay is also a model and a celebrity endorser. Her cosplay is often sought out in gaming conventions by gaming and cosplay fans.
Meg Turney is no doubt a cosplayer celebrity with a massive 763K follower count on Instagram. Aside from cosplaying, she also works as a model and a vlogger with 329K subscribers on her YouTube channel.
Turney started cosplaying in 2002 at the age of 15. Her first cosplay was a character from Sailor Moon, Sailor Heavy Metal Papillon. From then, she has already portrayed several characters and her portrayals of Princess Leia, Faye Valentine, and Psycho have been recognized in various online publications.
She has hosted several cosplay conventions and has appeared on Syfy’s Heroes of Cosplay and in commercials for famous games such as Guild Wars 2.
Marie-Claude Bourbonnais is a Canadian cosplayer and glamour model who is known for her portrayal of Frost from Mortal Combat. She started cosplaying in 2009, and since then has been invited as a special guest in comic-cons all over the world.
Bourbonnais has been featured in several high-profile magazines such as PlayStation Official Magazine, People, Toronto Sun, and FHM Philippines. Also, she was one of the models of Cosplay for a Cause which aimed to raise funds for the victims of the 2011 tsunami in Japan.
Lisa Lou Who, whose real name is Lisa Rosenberg, started parading in costumes in 2012. Her rise to fame came when she portrayed Princess Anna of Frozen and received recognition from Time Magazine and Disney. She also makes and sells costumes on Etsy.