"What's your favorite anime?" Some have a pretty clear answer to that question. Most might have an answer today...but it is likely to change in a week or two. And some just love everything! Between mysterious witches and whole clans of competing ninjas, what's not to love? Whether you have that one character that you'll always appreciate or if you're an anime connoisseur, we have anime Halloween costumes that are perfect for your every need. Help your kids gather up all the treats, or rock the anime and comic convention scene with our anime cosplay costumes. Wield the right weapons and perfect your anime outfit! Of course, the first step is finding your favorite fandom. Take a look at our anime Halloween costume ideas to start your ultimate transformation.
Sailor Moon Costumes
You can't even think of anime without looking to the stars and dreaming of the Sailor Scouts of Sailor Moon. These gals are the superpowered anime girls that defend the realm from the forces of darkness, all in the name of truth and love. The best part is that we have an entire line of Made by Us costumes that will help you shout out a magic phrase and transform with our anime girl costumes! The only thing you’ll have to do is perfect your victory pose.
Sailor Moon Costume
The hero of Sailor Moon is Serena Tsukino (originally known as Usagi). She's got a big heart and means well, but she's a bit awkward at times and a little selfish now and then. (But who doesn't want love and cake!?) Still, she's ready to call on her Moon Prism Magic to defeat the darkness when it is time. If she's the hero in your heart, transform with this Sailor Moon cosplay!
Tuxedo Mask Costume
Just because the Sailor Scouts are the ultimate warriors in Sailor Moon doesn't mean there isn't room for the guys. If you're looking for some easy anime cosplay ideas for guys, you can't go wrong with Tuxedo Mask. He's always there to help Sailor Moon and the others out...and he's secretly a prince, too! Be your own hero or make the perfect anime couples costume today!
Sailor Mercury Costume
Every team of heroes needs the braniac who is ready to solve all the problems. That role is played by Ami Mizuno. Her bright blue hair and fluid approach at solving puzzles are a crucial part of the team. (Plus, her transformation to Sailor Mercury is probably the cutest out of the whole group!) If you're smart—and we know you are—this Sailor Mercury look is for you!
Sailor Mars Costume
Are you tough on evil? (Are you even tougher on your teammates?) Can you take down the forces of darkness even without a transformation? If the sound of that is firing you up, then you are destined for a life as Sailor Mars. This quick-acting hero puts the fire under allies and villains alike, and she even has psychic powers to boot! (Plus, who doesn't like a fiery red dress!?)
Dragon Ball Z Halloween Costumes
When people ask, "What's the most popular anime?" there are always going to be different opinions. But DBZ will consistently rank pretty high up there. Not only does the Dragon Ball series have some of the most iconic animation out there, but these fighters can go for hours, only to evolve into their next form and keep on going! Enjoy years of cosplay fun with our Dragon Ball Z costumes for adults and kids alike.
Goku is pretty much the Superman of the anime cosmos. He started out as a pretty tough kid who had a good heart. He grew up into the strongest man out there, flying, teleporting, and even sporting a power level of over 9000! (And that was all before being a Super Saiyan was a thing.) You can start with some anime costumes for boys and live out child Goku's adventures in the original Dragon Ball or hop in the hyperbolic training chamber with our adult anime costumes. Either way, you are sure to have a great time cosplaying in our many Goku costumes.
What does it take for a villain to become a hero? Well, it often starts with a common cause. You can be sure that DBZ has no shortage of cosmic-powered bad guys, but one of the worst of them learned what it meant to be a hero... eventually. Vegeta is Saiyan through and through, and if you'd love to put your Galick Gun signature technique to the test, he's the guy for you!
Master Roshi Costume
Goku may be among the most powerful fighters in all of the Dragon Ball Universe, and maybe in all of anime. But what about the guy who taught Goku all of his tricks? How about the guy who has mastered the ultimate Kamehameha Wave? Clearly, this epic fighter must be an impressive sight. Well, it's just like Dragon Ball to give Master Roshi an alphabet shirt and a turtle shell!
Saiyans are said to be incredibly powerful due to their bloodthirst for battle. When Gohan shows up, he proves that a calm mind makes it easier to attain Super Saiyan form. With Goku as a dad and Piccolo as a mentor, it is no wonder that Gohan attained the Mystic power, exceeding all others. Gohan ages through the story, so he is a great Dragon Ball Z costume for kids or adults.
Talk about bad guys with a heart of gold! Piccolo started out as one of the main antagonists in Goku's early days. Fortunately, this member of the Dragon Clan joins the heroes in defending Earth and the rest of Universe 7. If you want to blend wisdom, strength, and a truly mysterious past, Piccolo is the only Namekian for the job. (Just prepare for green face paint and flexing!)
Pokémon Halloween Costumes
From the "Gotta Catch 'Em All" slogan to a Pokédex now bursting with practically 1000 of the adorable Pocket Monsters, nobody can get enough of Pokémon. Manga, video games, collectible cards, movies, and a long-running anime featuring a near-ageless Ash Ketchum has Pokémon at the forefront of daily life for many...and that's not even counting the keep-fit-as-you-catch-'em might of Pokémon Go! So, when it is time to jump into your favorite anime universe, there’s no need to look further than our Pokémon outfits for your anime Halloween costume ideas!
Pikachu is the electric mouse that has taken the world by storm. Not only is this little guy cute, quick, and powerful, but Pikachu is a lover of costumes, too! Add a cap, scarf, or pair of glasses to one of our Pikachu costumes to make a custom take on the iconic Pokémon mascot.
Original Pokémon Costumes
There may be about 1000 Pokémon, but some say only the original 151 matter. Among those are the Starter Pokémon from the very first generation. Squirtle, Charmander, and Bulbasaur will always have a place in our hearts. (Though Charizard is perfect for a fiery, dragon-like flight!)
Team Rocket Costumes
What's some anime cosplay fun without a few villains to get in the way? Of course, of all the possible antagonists in the Pokémon universe, Team Rocket are the ones who are the most infamous. Join Jessie and James (and maybe Meowth) so you can blast off again!
Pokémon Trainer Costume: Ash Ketchum Costume
While Ash Ketchum is obviously the most iconic Pokémon trainer, you and your kids have a lot of variety in putting together your own Pokémon anime cosplay costumes for girls and boys (and even the adults). The key is getting the hat spin and ambition for Pokémon collecting down!
Anime Character Costumes
When your goal is impersonating some of the characters with a bit of celebrity status among the various anime worlds, you might feel tempted to go in a group. Pick several characters from the same anime, and each person plays out one of the superhero stars. That's a surefire way to win attention at the anime convention or draw all the attention (and treats) at Halloween. Of course, you can mix and match, too. That's the fun of coming up with your own anime costume ideas. What happens when Sailor Moon and Goku team up!?
Attack on Titan Costumes
The world can be a pretty scary place! Sometimes obstacles just seem larger than life. That’s especially true in Attack on Titan where those monsters are everywhere. But you can face it all when you cosplay as ,Eren Jaeger. Channel your inner Titan and keep everyone safe. Better yet, turn your look into a pair of anime couple costumes when you bring the true hero, Mikasa
The Shadow Realm is not a place for the weak-willed. The ancient Egyptians used the strange realm to cast away their enemies and call on powerful beings! Who knew that a little card game had such an intense history? Of course, when you cosplay as Yugi from the hit Yu-Gi-Oh! anime, you’ll have the spirit of the Pharoah to help you win everything...like that costume contest!
Anime Costumes for Kids
Some say that Halloween is for kids and cosplay for adults. We, of course, think that the fun of cosplaying is for everyone! That’s why we have great anime cosplay costumes for girls, especially for Sailor Moon. Your kiddo will love the long hair and can act out her own magic transformation. We’ve got several anime costumes for boys in our DBZ line, too. Teach them how to conjure their energy!
Anime Costumes for Women
Female cosplayers are probably the most famous and recognized on the scene. They are fierce, too. Bulma puts the fear into the DBZ fighters more than any villain! With so many fantastic characters to choose from, it can be a significant challenge to put a feminine spin on a male character in order to create a sexy anime costume. Find your favorite anime cosplay for women!
The only thing bigger than anime eyes is the anime hair. Rather than working to grow out your spikes or trying to master some of those impossible angles, check out some of our wild wigs to bring your cosplay look together. We have anime wigs of all different colors and some that are already styled after your favorites!
Dragon Ball Z Wigs
Going from your standard fighter form into the ultimate Super Saiyan takes a lot of training and a ton of energy. Of course, the only outward look is an aura of light and brilliant gold hair. With our Dragon Ball Z character wigs, you can transform in a flash with your wig!
Sailor Moon Wigs
You can recognize a Sailor Moon character from far away, even when they aren’t in their magical girl costumes! Those long pigtails are certain to be Serena in any form. And who else has brilliant sapphire hair like Sailor Mercury!? Try out our Sailor Moon wigs to complete your favorite anime outfit!
Easy Anime Cosplay Ideas
Don’t be intimidated by how difficult cosplay looks! Everyone starts somewhere and, sometimes, the very best cosplay begins with a little creativity on an existing costume. If you’d like to transform into one of your favorite characters in a snap, try out these easy solutions to jumpstart your way into the wonderful world of cosplaying your favorite anime characters!
The Kigurumi is the natural way to go when you want to become a character but still enjoy some comfort. “Wait, you mean I can be in pajama comfort while doing cosplay!?” You bet you can! With our selection of anime character kigurumi, you can cosplay all day and at night!
Japanese Anime Costume Accessories
Once you have your anime costume in mind, pick out a few accessories to give your character purpose. Try your hand at some of our foam weapons so you can live out your samurai wishes. Don’t leave your transformation tokens behind, either! With these anime props, you’ll be styling in no time!
Anime Cosplay FAQ
What is cosplay?
Cosplay is a blend of the words "costume play." It's a bit of a mixture of crafting and performance art where 'cosplayers' try to dress up and become one of their favorite characters. Sometimes cosplayers invent whole new versions. (Just imagine a vampire Superman or space-age Wicked Witch.) Cosplayers sometimes make every component of their look by hand and other times piece together a unique look from existing items. The best part about cosplay is that there is no wrong answer. Experiment and become your new favorite character!
Who should I cosplay as?
There are a ton of great characters to become when you cosplay. The key is picking a character who has an iconic style so you'll be recognized in an instant. (That way, if you modify it, folks can still realize who you've invented.) The most popular characters to become are comic book and anime characters, like Harley Quinn and the Joker or the Power Rangers. You can be sure to see a few Sailor Scouts and some video game characters like Ash Ketchum and Link from Legend of Zelda. (Plus, you can’t go anywhere without finding a Deadpool or two!)
How to cosplay:
Your first step will be to find an event. Now, we obviously recommend Halloween as a great place to start, but there are a ton of geeky conventions that are sure to welcome your costume efforts. The next step is to embrace the fact that there aren't any rules for characters. (However, make sure you are up to speed on your convention’s rules about weapons!) No cosplay lawyers or wicked ,a href="https://www.halloweencostumes.com/villain-costumes.html">villains are going to say you can't cosplay as a specific character, even one of a different size, race, or gender. You might work your way up to crafting the whole thing, but most start out with a few modifications or targeted accessories of their favorite characters. Some cosplayers even feel comfort in taking a modern twist by wearing a character mask and a geeky blazer like our Opposuits.
How to style a cosplay wig:
Some of our anime wigs are already styled just like your favorite characters. Others need a little work to give you the look you want to achieve. The first step is to pick a wig that is heat resistant. They may be a little pricier, but these wigs are easier to style and re-use. (You can use rollers and a low-heat blow dryer to style synthetic fibers, too.) Angle a comb and cut upwards to form your bangs and, use heavy-duty styling gel or fabric glue to arrange your spikes as needed. Wide-tooth combs and bobby pins are a must! Remember, you can sew two wigs together or use foam for extra body. (Don't forget faux facial hair—you can style it, too!)
How to do cosplay makeup:
A good foundation and powder are going to go a long way to keep pictures from making you too shiny, so most standard makeup rules apply. Just remember that cosplay means you might be changing up your look to match a wig or costume color scheme. The biggest thing to remember is your eyes! (Especially since anime eyes are usually pretty exaggerated.) Create shadows and depth with eyeliner. You can even use a winged eyeliner technique to give you the illusion of a truly anime look. Check out our makeup options so you'll sparkle!