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Jessica Rabbit

People often ask why the character’s name is Jessica Rabbit. They should know that it is due to the red HARE. But let’s leave puns aside and focus on this fantastic costume. What really brings this cosplay together is the attention to detail to recreate fantasy elements in real life. The cosplayer herself is stunning as well.

Orion Showgirl

Oh boy, this is something truly special. She could have gone with other popular cosplay choices, but she went for an eclectic option. It is an expertly coordinated creation that came to life through imagery, art, and dedication to looking unique.

April O’Neil

April O’Neil from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is the first human ally of the crime-fighting amphibians. We absolutely love this modern interpretation of such a nostalgic character.

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is a powerful and important character. We cannot deny the cultural impact surrounding her and the movies starring Gal Gadot. So, it becomes challenging to pull off the cosplay of such a powerful character. This cosplayer perfectly captured the character with an extremely important ingredient – sheer attitude.

Mercy Halloween

This costume comes from the world of the game, Overwatch. It is a truly remarkable costume design, highlighting the character Mercy Halloween from the game. This girl has given quite a lot of attention to the details of the costume and ensured its perfection down to the minute features. With costumes like these, it reinstates our hopes for a better future, seeing how well people are able to bring the gaming characters to life. It has become rather difficult to imagine this girl in any costume other than Mercy Halloween.

Catwoman

Catwoman (Selina Kyle) is a fictional character that appears commonly in association with Batman, but this time, no one is missing Bruce Wayne at all. This spot-on Catwoman costume shows that sometimes less is more. And no one is complaining here because this DC Comics superheroine cosplay is spot-on.

Daenerys Targaryen

Some of the Game of Thrones fans hate Daenerys Targaryen, while others love her. We will not rub salt into wounds by discussing what happened in the finale, so let’s just admire this beautiful lady. Given how gorgeous this cosplayer looks, can someone call Emilia Clarke and tell her that we have moved on. Everyone had developed a massive crush on the British actress but looking at this girl, we are ready to say that we are cured.

Princess Zelda

Princess Zelda is a highly popular character in The Legend of Zelda, one of the most popular video games of all time. This cosplayer turned the character come to life through her interpretation. We hope that she went on to find a matching Link to rescue her! This girl looks truly beautiful in the costume and we hope to see more of her.

Princess Jasmine

Princess Jasmine is one of the prettiest Disney princesses. She is a powerful female character and how can we forget her dialogue: “I am not a prize to be won!” So, this cosplayer took the popular Princess Jasmine cosplay to a whole new world (pun intended, of course). It looks like this Disney princess jumped out of the screen and into reality through this amazing cosplay.

Princess Elsa

This cosplay is inspired by the gorgeous, ice-cold princess in Disney’s Frozen and we have to admit that the cosplayer perfectly nailed it. She knew how to capture the personality and essence of Queen Elsa. And if someone doesn’t like Queen Elsa, he or she is just JELSA (yeah, we didn’t want to use Jealous).

(Ms.) Captain America

There are many things to love about this cosplay but one thing that stands out is that it was made to challenge traditional ideas and break barriers. When you decide to take a fantasy into reality, you get the freedom to do anything. That’s why we loved this female cosplayer’s take on the classic Captain America character. She is showing us a glimpse of how Ms. Captain America would look like. Marvel, are you taking notes? The most incredible thing about this cosplay is the attention to detail: the costume looks battleworn, scuffed and scraped in the rubble-filled streets of New York City. Just imagine putting so much time and effort into making the perfect costume, and then having to put mud and dust all over it! That’s real commitment.

Mera

DC heroine and Atlantean Queen Mera is an excellent choice for cosplayers. Embodying Mera, the Queen of the Sea requires a lot of creativity. This cosplayer perfectly nailed it! The character was originally introduced in DC’s Aquaman comic and has become her own leading lady over the years.

Wednesday Addams

As mystery and attitude are the essences of Wednesday Addams, this cosplay carefully captured both qualities. Charles Addams, who created this fictional character, would definitely approve of this cosplayer’s effort. She ensured that the sullen nature of Wednesday was properly embodied within her costume too.

Rey

Rey is one of the leading ladies of Star Wars. The uncanny resemblance to the character is cosplay perfection. Be it the scenery, costume, or props, everything is adding authenticity that all cosplays must possess. The little bot that she brought along is a very nice touch to the whole costume.

Misty

Attitude plays a pivotal role in helping a person become a successful cosplayer. This cosplay is all about attitude. This cosplayer’s transformation to Misty, one of the lead characters in the anime classic Pokemon, is complemented with a confident posture. She knows what she is doing and we love it.

Captain America

Here is Captain America showing us the patriotism that was rather missing from Steve Rogers. The costume is perfect. Everything about the costume will make you want her to be the Captain America of the movies.

Black Widow

Black Widow was absolutely stunning in the Marvel movies. Everyone fell in love with Natasha in the movies. But someone else has entered the arena. This cosplayer looks way hotter than the Black Widow that we have known and loved for all these years.

Street Fighter

This costume is just wow. We are at a loss of words just looking at the costume. The woman has put in quite a lot of effort into the costume and it clearly shows. She went the extra mile to make sure that the accessory was also there.

Loki

We have all seen the male version of Loki but the female version, included in the recent Loki streaming TV series, hasn’t caught on as much as Tom Hiddleston’s original incarnation. This woman made it possible. And it goes on to show that there is nothing that female cosplayers cannot do.

Cruella De Vil

While she may have been the villain in the original 101 Dalmatians, Cruella’s style and determination unveiled in the prequel Cruella show exactly why she’s worthy of the title badass.

Starfire

The Teen Titans are always ready to stop the bad guys and you’ll be too with this Starfire costume.

Catwoman

Zoë Kravitz shined as this iconic character in the new Batman, so this costume will definitely be a popular one for 2022.

Mulan

Mulan didn’t let the fact that she was a woman hold her back from defeating the Huns. She went to war and was fearless. If you ask us, nothing’s more badass than that.

Princess Leia

One of the OG badass Halloween costumes is obviously Princess Leia. Played by the iconic Carrie Fisher, you can rock her signature space buns while saying “May the force be with you” to everyone you see.

Green Lantern

Green Lantern never quite managed to translate itself into films very well, probably because it lacked the female beauty of Green Lantern-ess Jessica Cruz! But as a comic book hero, it’s everything a reader is looking for. Meet Felicia LeeAnn, a self-described “artsy-fartsy” creative who has fallen in love with the “art of transformation.” You can find her on Instagram or on her personal blog “Everything Fe.” Her costume and makeup were entirely done by her, and the attention to detail certainly gets the green light from us!

Supergirl

Kara Zor-El, also known as Supergirl, is just as powerful as her older cousin, Superman. The family is probably the inspiration behind many of the more modern superhero families such as The Incredibles. Kara also has the added benefit of being able to absorb solar flares! This cosplayer truly manages to capture the look and feel of the woman of steel. You’d practically expect lasers to burst out of her eyes at any moment. She’s even sporting Supergirl’s iconic red leather thigh-high boots. Color us SUPER impressed.

Tinkerbell

It’s hard to not see this cosplayer’s Tinkerbell transformation as anything other than magical. From the blonde bun, leafy dress, and holographic wings, self-proclaimed Princess Mercedes has done the fairy fans proud! With an Instagram handle like “@mercedesdisneydiary” it’s clear that this cosplayer has a talent and taste for all things Disney dress-up. Check out her page to see all your princess favorites, from Sleeping Beauty to Ariel!

Mystique

It’s no surprise Mystique from the “X Men” franchise is a popular choice for creative cosplayers. Her electric blue skin, yellow eyes, and radiant red hair are sure to turn heads at any comic-con event. We love this cosplayer’s unique take on the mysterious mutant! It seems that she was inspired by Mystique’s shape-shifting ability as she tweaked the hairstyle and make-up slightly! All we can say is that this “X-Men” cosplay is X-ceptional!

Rogue

Rogue was originally portrayed in the X-Men’s movies by the beautiful and talented Anna Paquin. No matter how well she may have done the role, there’s no doubt that @lizkatzofficial is a serious competitor in terms of the character’s looks. We don’t even care that she took the picture in her kitchen! Our cosplayer, Liz Katz is ready for any coming up modeling gigs and even claims to be a highly talented video-gamer. Based on how well she did justice to this cosplay, we tend to believe her.

Kida

Underwater city enthusiast and cosplayer @kitpupzz managed to bring the exotic queen of Atlantis, Kida, to life. This cosplay was done just right! Every detail is there, from the blue cheek markings, and pendant necklace, to the strangely-shaped bags. If you find yourself fantasizing about taking a dive to discover the Lost City of Atlantis yourself, why not start by taking inspiration from this exceptional Kida cosplay.

Princess Bean

You might know Princess Bean from the satirical Netflix fantasy sitcom, “Disenchantment.” The show follows the story of Princess Bean, an alcohol-loving and rebellious “heroine”. The character was almost perfected here by @paladinofstars. the attention to detail is …enchanting! Just look at those freckles. This cosplayer’s Instagram page is full of creative cosplays from “Star Wars” to Goofy!

Aquawoman

When we think of Aquaman, most of us immediately picture the hunky Jason Momoa in his iconic costume. This was true until @delanytalks_tostatues, an avid cosplay creative, showed off her exciting take on Aquawoman A.K.A Mera. According to the DC comics, Aquawoman is the leader of the underwater land of Atlantis. She uses her rather intimidating trident and hydrokinesis abilities to control water! If only humans had gills because then this cosplayer would be able to really complete the look.

She-Hulk

Cosplayer aficionado Gwen Ruby put on her classic white and purple suit, covered herself in green paint, and transformed into the powerful She-Hulk. While we don’t just how long it took Gwen to paint most of her body hulky-green, from the near-perfect result, we’re pretty sure it took a lot longer than the usualy split-second hulk transformation. We wish we could pull off the strong and powerful she-hulk half as well as Gwen does! We guess we should get back to eating our greens?

Elsa and Anna

Cosplayer @annafaith and @lexiegracelove took to Instagram to show off their absolutely accurate take on the famous “Frozen” sisters Elsa and Anna. Not only are the dresses, wigs, and make-up on point, but the two are actually sisters in real life! It seems that the sisters share a lot more in common than just being “Frozen” fans. The two both share a love for cosplay and have created many looks as shown on their respective Instagram pages. What a fierce family.

Valkyrie

Filipina cosplayer @maweezy has made it her passion and business to go around Comic-Cons and cosplay as beautiful female characters. She loves to try out various edgy gender-bender roles and doesn’t shy away from portraying popular anime villains either. This up-and-coming cosplayer has just over 30,000 Instagram followers, and gives geeks and gamers an excuse to keep checking and refreshing their Instagram channel! Outside of the fantasy world, she’s also a full-time Registered Nurse. Now that’s hot.

Hellgirl

The Hellboy franchise didn’t have the smoothest come back into theaters when they attempted their return with the 2019 box office failure starring David Harbour as Hellboy. Perhaps it would have done much better if the film had portrayed this hell-of-a cosplayer as its main actress. This perfect portrayal of the hardcore heathen makes us want to keep a horseshoe on our belts. Anything to look THAT cool!

Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn

Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy have always been two major threats to the vigilant Batman. The combination of psychotic chaos and seductive nature almost got the Dark Knight into trouble many, many times. The two have worked together often throughout the Batman universe, and make a beautiful duo when portrayed in cosplay. These costumes were recently done by cosplayers Ryoko-Demon and Rei-Doll, who made their entire costume and makeup up by hand. You can follow them on Instagram at @ryoko_demon and @rei.doll. We sure hope to see this dynamic duo in action again at this year’s Comic-Con!

Tomb Raider

Whether you’re a video-gamer or just love seeing characters in cosplay, there’s a good chance you’ve already come across the beautiful Lara Croft! This female heroine was one of the first popular female video-game characters and literally launched the action-adventure gaming genre as the female Indiana Jones. She’s portrayed here by @enjinight, a cosplayer and costume artist based in Hungary, Budapest. This beautiful cosplayer has almost a million followers and is one of the most popular Instagrammers in her field. Most of her costumes are based on video-game characters. We’ve heard from good sources that her photos are responsible for enough gamer drool to fill a football stadium!

Domino

Domino became a popular female comic book character when she was portrayed by the beautiful Zazie Beetz in the hit Ryan Reynolds film, Deadpool 2. She was recently cosplayed by the gorgeous 23-year-old Unique Sora, a fine arts student that loves to portray some of the world’s most popular comic book and video-game characters. Her Instagram handle is @uniquesora, currently has more than 150,000 followers. This cosplayer is also an avid LGBTQ+ supporter and is currently in a relationship with the beautiful @khyvacraft. The two often cosplay together and love kissing as iconic characters from popular films.

Daenerys Targaryen

Daenerys Targaryen immediately became one of the most popular characters worldwide after appearing on the monster-hit show “Game of Thrones.” She was portrayed by Emilia Clarke, a relatively unknown actress who’s now a household name. It’s no secret that Khaleesi’s final season character arc was certainly… controversial. However, we’re pretty sure that “Game of Thrones” fans would find nothing to complain about this cosplayer’s Daenerys dress-up. Just looking at her has us watching out for nearby dragons.

The Wasp

You might remember the Wasp from the 2018 Marvel film, Ant-Man, and the Wasp. The character was originally portrayed by Canadian actress Evangeline Lilly. During a recent Comic-Con, this female cosplayer took a jab at the character and managed to reproduce the costume almost perfectly. Lilly first rose to fame when she got the role of Kate Austen in the ABC series Lost from 2004 to 2010. She’s is not your typical 23-year-old model either but this just gives her the ability to transform herself into many more characters from much-loved comic books and movies. Today the Actress/cosplayer mostly works as a children’s books author.

Wonder Woman

This cosplayer graced the London Comic Con with her wonderful recreation of Wonder Woman. She managed to perfectly recreate the iconic outfit, including the headpiece, armor, and those boots! The character was originally made famous by actress Gal Gadot, who became a household name for her role as Princess Diana (the character, not the Royal princess). One thing is for sure, this cosplayer takes this look to the next level with her confidence and powerful pose. It just goes to show that our (human) powers truly come from within.

Storm

Many actresses and models have tried to successfully recreate the weather-controlling X-Men character, Storm, and many have unfortunately failed. This character has had many looks in the past and is extremely hard to recreate in real life due to her unique and exotic appearance. Whoever this cosplayer is, we can say for a fact that she did an amazing job portraying the character! She chose to stick to the original comic-book rendition of Storm, which in our opinion is the most iconic version you can get.

Dr. Strange

You may remember Dr. Strange as the time-and-matter manipulating wizard from the popular Marvel comic books and films. Although he was always a bit of an unconventional character, we never thought he would work so well when portrayed by a female! This version of the character was perfected by cosplay artist, @rachelmeiklecosplay. This definitely wasn’t the model’s first daring cosplay, as she’s been known to take on various other non-conventional characters. We won’t spoil these for you, and urge you to check out her Instagram channel at @rachelmeiklecosplay. Most of her costumes are handmade and she has a relatively small following, so go ahead and give her a thumbs-up! She’ll surely appreciate it.

Hades

Out of all the characters that one can flip the gender switch on, we never thought that Hades from the “Hercules” cartoon film would be on that list! Well, this cosplayer gives the male Hades a run for his money. Everything from the asymmetrical dark robe, and white face paint, to the snarky eyebrow raise, she truly turned the Hades look into her own. However, the absolute best part has got to be this cosplayer’s take on Hades flame hair. The spiked-up blue mohawk is the PERFECT addition to this hellraising look. Who knew mixing a bit of punk with Greek mythology would work so well.

Batgirl

It’s truly amazing just how realistic and accurate this Batgirl cosplay is! It was made recently by the beautiful and talented Lola V, who decided it was time to dawn the bat cape. Although Ruby Rose is doing a great job portraying the character on the popular CW show, Lola is definitely doing the costume justice strutting along among us humans. You can check out more of Lola V’s ventures on Instagram at @lola_v_cosplay. She’s originally from New Zealand and currently lives in Australia. Outside of cosplaying, Lola is an avid dancer, geek, gamer and world traveler.

Mantis

You probably remember the hilarious and cute Mantis from the first two Guardians of the Galaxy films. She was recently spotted at an LA street party being cosplayed by @lianne507 (who also uses the Instagram handle @lianne.cosplay). Although she has the least amount of followers on our list, Lianne is doing some of the most creative and unique portrayals we’ve ever seen. You should definitely check her workout. We guarantee you’ll be amazed at her creativity.

Raven

What do you get when a demon and a human have a baby? Well according to DC comics, you get Raven, the ultimate hooded empath. Raven also goes by the alias Rachel Ross (we wonder if the popular love saga from “Friends” was inspired by this). Anyway, @venustea.cos truly brought this superhero to life. Just check out the velvet hood, purple hair, and those eyes! Yes yes, we know they’re contact lenses, but we can’t say we weren’t mesmerized by those purple eyes for a few moments.

Data

This female version of Data from Star Trek is truly out of this world. We showed you how she pulled off Rey’s cosplay and this time she took the game to the next level. Cosplay is more than just putting on a costume and this cosplayer has shown us how to achieve perfection with intricate detail in makeup, hair, and accessories.

Black Canary

Black Canary (Dinah Laurel Lance) is a fictional superheroine who is also one of the world’s foremost martial artists. Daughter of Dinah Drake and Detective Quentin Lance, she is a kick-ass crime-fighting woman. As one of DC’s first female superheroines, we find this interpretation so inspiring as it effortlessly brings the superheroine to life like never before.

Sith Lord

Sith Lords (aka Lords of the Sith) are the main antagonists of many Star Wars franchise works. Although men traditionally portray this cosplay, we love the dark vibe of this female version. This Star Wars beauty knew how to bring out all the attitude from her dark side. She is showing just as much determination and strength as any male counterpart.

Cassie Cage

Cassie Cage is a powerful and headstrong female character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. She was introduced in Mortal Kombat X. She is the daughter of Sonya Blade and Johnny Cage. This cosplayer perfectly captured Cassie’s fierceness without coming off as a try-hard.

Harley Quinn

Ah, the love internet of the Joker! For a second, we thought it was Margot Robbie. We have respect for the cosplayer for such fantastic work. Harley Quinn is a silly, fun-loving, and adorable character. As a well-known super villain from DC, she has gained a new generation of fans after the release of movies Suicide Squad and Birds of Prey.

Kim Possible

The cartoon character that got a start on Disney Channel is now cute, awesome live-action. Some people might say it is not POSSIBLE to pull off perfect Kim Possible cosplay, but this cosplayer was like, “hold my beer.”

Raven

Raven, the daughter of Trigon and Grella, is one of the most powerful entities in DC comics. Although she usually tries to suppress her immense power, she occasionally loses control. None of us is Raven, and we have lost control after seeing such an amazing cosplay. The cosplayer probably spent days designing the costume of such a fierce and powerful character.

Spider-Woman

Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez created Spider-Woman. Although she is one of the newest superheroines to grace Marvel, she is by no means a rookie. We really love how this cosplayer pulled it off. It may not be as challenging as other cosplays, but it is surely pretty awesome.

Korra

Korra is the lead character in Nickelodeon’s animated television series The Legend of Korra. She is responsible for maintaining harmony and peace in the world. The cosplayer knew that it requires lots of attitude and courage to get the role of Korra just right. With such innocence on her face, we bet she can resolve many issues in our world.

Cammy White