easy cosplay ideas

What are Some Easy Cosplay Ideas for Beginners?

In Cosplay Costume Ideas, Cosplay Costumes Central by Caleb

Are you ready to take your love all of things geek to the next level and start cosplaying? Cosplay is the dressing up as your favorite book, movie, TV character, especially from sci-fi and anime. And it is becoming a growing trend for adults.

Since you’re just starting out, I’d opt for a well-known character, one that you’re familiar with. That will aid you in putting the perfect costume together. By being familiar with a character, you’ll know exactly how they’re supposed to look. And, there are so many well-known characters to choose from that there is something for everyone, no matter your favorite fandom.

It would also help to choose a character who wears an uncomplicated costume, at least for your first couple of cosplay adventures!

Another thing to consider when you’re planning to cosplay is whether to buy your costume or make a complete cosplay ensemble. You may think that it would be less expensive to make your own costume rather than buy it. That isn’t always true. Once you buy all the supplies you’ll need to create a convention-worthy costume, you may be looking at the same amount of money as if you purchased a costume. And, don’t forget to add in man-power hours for the time it took to DIY the cosplay!

And, remember, if you planning to cosplay at a fan convention, some costume contests require that your ensemble is handmade. Keep that in mind when you are deciding whether to buy or make a costume. Also, decide if you can commit the time and effort in sewing a costume. If not, by all means purchase your cosplay costume. Start off easy!

First thing’s first. You’ll need an idea of which character to cosplay or if you are going to come up with an original cosplay -a cosplay name. There are many characters out there with fun and uncomplicated costumes, like Han Solo or Jessica Jones! Take a look online and see if you want to come up with something of your own. And if you want fun ways to help you choose a cosplay name, check that article out!

Just make sure you are comfortable with your costume. It’s easier to start out with a simple and uncomplicated cosplay costume. Then work your way up to cosplaying a character with accessories, tattoos, elaborate hair styles, etc. You won’t want to be in the middle a convention hall and then realize you have to sew a piece back on to your costume or that you’ve forgotten an integral component to your cosplay.

There are some simple ways to find the best cosplay costume.  Search the internet for ideas. Talk to your cosplaying friends and find out which characters they cosplay when they started. Or even, when you go to your next convention, ask cosplayers there what they think would be an easy, first-time outfit.

Also, find out what characters are popular to cosplay. If you choose to make a cosplay outfit based on a popular character, like Cosplay Melee and the ultimate cosplay showdown, there is liable to be DIY instructions online to create their signature look.

If you’re planning to buy a costume, there will be costumes of popular characters. And it may be hard to find an easy costume of a less popular character.

So, keeping all that in mind, continue on below for cosplay costume ideas. You’ll want to look your best and you’ll want to dress to impress. So I’ve given some tips on how put together a successful cosplay costume. I start with giving you suggestions for couples’ costumes across popular fandoms. Then, as anime is exploding in popularity, I offer some ideas for couples’ anime cosplay wear. Lastly, as not everyone cosplays as a couple, I have included some suggestions for easy beginner costumes, both for men and for women.

Read on for some of the best and easiest cosplay ideas!

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Can You Suggest Easy Cosplay Ideas for Couples?

Maybe you and your significant other have been attending fan conventions and want to start cosplaying, but as a couple. Well, you’re in luck. Many of the popular cosplay characters are in relationships in their universe. So, that will make it fun and easy for you and your significant other to choose and create couple’s costumes. You’ll be sure to wow the crowd at your next fan convention.

Below, I’ve listed some easy cosplay ideas for couples across the various fandoms. And then, I’ve curated a specific list just for couples who are interested in cosplaying anime characters.

Here are Five Easy Cosplay Ideas for Couples

Across fandoms, plenty of our favorite and most well-loved characters are portrayed as being part of a loving couple. Take a look at the five cosplay ideas for couples below. And, don’t worry, they will be easy to pull off for any cosplay newbie.

These are all well-known characters with distinctive costumes that we all recognize. That means someone new to cosplay should have an easy time creating an ensemble. Any of them would be easy to cosplay. And, let’s face it, some of these characters, like Superman and Wonder Woman, look great next to each other!

*links below are to online costume stores such as Amazon, Party City, HalloweenCostumes.com and many others.  

1) Superman and Wonder Woman from Justice League

The ultimate power houses of the Justice League.  This duo cries good over evil and are fun costumes to pair together.  He’s strength and calm and she’s power and sexiness.  Together, they’re at the top of the list for easy cosplay ideas for a couple.  

Here is a full heap of Wonder Woman Costume Accessories and here are Men’s Superman Costume Accessories. 

2) Harley Quinn and Joker from Suicide Squad

Another dynamic pair, albeit from the other side of the good vs evil spectrum, is Harley Quinn and the Joker.  There may not be a more fun couple to play and if you’re looking for an easy cosplay idea for couples that’s sure to turn heads this is the set.

You and your significant other will have blast playing and dressing up as these two!  Check out all of the Harley Quinn Costume Accessories as well as the Joker Costume Accessories.

3) Han Solo and Leia Organa from the Star Wars franchise

Shifting Universes for a moment.  Let’s go to another rebellious couple who like to stay on the lighter side of things!  Han Solo and Princess Leia are a great couples costume if you’re looking for an easy costume idea.

Han is debonair, maybe minus the style, and Leia is determined and sexy.  Look no further for Han Solo Costume Ideas and Princess Leia Costume Ideas then right here online.  

4) Jon Snow and Daenarys Game of Thrones

Here are two other characters with a mixed history, sometimes and good side of things and sometimes not!  These costumes ultimately and definitely are costumes set for the cool fall air, or dare I say it, “winter is coming” and so the cool winter air.  

Daenerys and Jon represent a couple with some serious historical baggage.  Unfortunately we haven’t found Dragon or Dire Wolf accessories to help you along but here are some awesome Jon Snow Costume Accessories as well as The Mother of Dragons Costume Accessories to help you light up the night!

5) Catwoman and Batman from The Dark Night Rises

Back to another time and place, this time Gotham City, this dark leather bound pair is perfectly poised for the edgy and night owl (or should I say bat) types.  

Look no further for all your Batman Costume Accessories as well as the unpredictable and fun Cat Woman Costume Accessories.  

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Here are the Five Best Anime Cosplay for Couples

I’ve listed some of my favorite anime couples below. And, if you don’t have a significant other, but would still like to cosplay with a friend, you’re in the right place. See, not all of these are pairings in the romantic sense. You could cosplay good friends, like One Punch Man’s Saitama and Genos, or brothers like Roy and Edward from Fullmetal Alchemist.

It can be a lot of fun to cosplay with a friend. In fact, you’ll see plenty of friends cosplaying the same theme together, be it a movie, anime or novel.

1)Kirito and Asuma from Sword Art Online

Take your pick of all of the Sword Art Online cosplay costumes here. Kirito and Asuma are a cool, dramatic couple to cosplay and would be great for first-timers.

2)Naruto Uzumaki and Hinata Hyuga from Naruto

For some sporty, fun cosplay, take a look at these Naruto and Hinata costumes.

3)Link and Zelda from the Legend of Zelda

Amazon has a great assortment of Link and Zelda cosplay wear here.

4)Roy and Edward from Fullmetal Alchemist

Take a look at these fantastic Fullmetal Alchemist cosplay costumes.

5)Saitama and Genos from One Punch Man

There’s a ton of One Punch Man cosplay costumes and accessories here that will allow you to have a great cosplay experience!

What are Some Easy Cosplay Costumes for Men and Women?

When you’re just starting out cosplay, it helps to keep it simple by choosing a character who wears an outfit easy to recreate. The male and female cosplay outfits I’ve listed below can be easily purchased as one complete ensemble, as in the case of Spider-man. Or they can be put together quite easily and with little effort like Ripley from Alien’s green jumpsuit. So, read on for some easy cosplay ideas for beginners.

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Here are Five Easy Cosplay Ideas for Males

The five male characters below are easily recognizable and will be fun and easy to cosplay. To transform yourself into a Ghostbuster, you could pick up a khaki jumpsuit at any nearby Army surplus store. And costumes like Spider-man or Batman can be ordered from many of the online cosplay shops out there. So, check out these popular cosplay ideas for males. And, don’t forget that genderbending can be fun and exciting. So, if you’re female and one of these costumes appeals to you, go right ahead!

1)Han Solo from the Star Wars franchise

We all know and love Han and now you can cosplay him with this complete ensemble!

2)Joker from DC Comics universe

He may not be one of the good guys, but the Joker is a fan favorite with a fantastic costume you can now buy.

3)Spider-man from the Marvel universe

Here is an assortment of Spider-man costumes from many different movies. They’re perfect for a first-time cosplayer!

4)Any of the Ghostbusters from the Ghostbusters movies

Take a peek at your local Army surplus store or sporting goods store for one of these jumpsuits or something similar. You’ll be well on your way to a fantastic Ghostbuster cosplay costume!

5)Batman from DC Comics universe

This is a very powerful and heroic looking Batman costume, and will be easy to pull off as accessories are included!

Here are Five Easy Cosplay Ideas for Females

The female cosplay costumes here are so simple that even those who have never cosplayed before will be able to stun friends with their costume. Look at the Avengers’ Jessica Jones. All you need to cosplay her is a black leather or pleather jacket, a pair of jeans and black boots. You probably have all of those items in the back of your closet. Or, you could take a trip to your local Army surplus store for the green jumpsuit worn by Ripley in Aliens. Nothing could be easier. Take a look below at five easy cosplay ideas for females. 

1)Elsa from the Frozen movies

This stunning Elsa cosplay costume will make you feel like a princess!

2)Hermione from the Harry Potter franchise

You’ll be the life of the cosplay party in this Hermione cosplay costume.

3)Jessica Jones from the Avengers

Everyone has a dark jacket, jeans and black boots. Jessica Jones is one of the easiest cosplays out there! In fact, I think I have been cosplaying Jessica Jones every day for years without even realizing it!

4)Black Widow from the movie of the same name, set to be released in May 2020

Let your inner superhero out with this fun Black Widow costume!

5)Ripley from the Aliens franchise

Check your local Army surplus store to put together Ripley’s uniform.

Cosplay for newbies and pros.

Cosplay brings people together. It’s a very social pastime. And, it’s a lot of fun to cosplay as a couple, whether or not you are in a relationship or are just friends. So, as cosplay gains popularity, there is more call for easy couples’ costumes across the entire fandom, especially in the anime genre.

And there’s not just an increase in demand for couples’ cosplay costumes for beginners. Single men and woman are also looking for easy cosplay costumes that would be perfect for cosplay events such as parties or fan conventions.

Here’s a tip for a beginner just starting in the world of Cosplay: It’s easier to cosplay a well-known favorite because you won’t have to guess on how the costume should look. Also, by cosplaying a popular character, you’ll be able to walk down the halls of your next convention with confidence. Because, you won’t have to worry about something going wrong with your outfit. You’ll be less likely to make errors if you are comfortable with your character. That’s why it’s also a good idea to stay away from any character with a costume that would be difficult to recreate.

And, just because you’re an old hand at cosplay doesn’t mean you shouldn’t opt for an easy to put together costume. If you lead a busy life, it would be much simpler to choose a costume ensemble that you can buy or one that would be easy to DIY.

So, good luck in learning the ins and outs of creating your own costume. Once you feel comfortable in the world of cosplay, try going for a less well-known character or a character who wears an elaborate costume. And don’t forget to have fun!