If you are still thinking of joining your friends who are into cosplay, you might be worrying about how difficult it is to design and make a cosplay costume. Looking at those intricately sewn, detailed cosplay costumes that look like real anime characters or superheroes intimidates you. But don’t worry. This article will show you how easy it is to make anime cosplay costumes.

Cosplay has been a very popular hobby since the 1990s, until it became a craze, and a lifestyle for others. There are so many cosplay conventions held each year throughout the world, and it has become a world phenomenon.

You might wonder how those cosplayers design their own cosplay costumes. Don’t they experience difficulty? How challenging it is?

How easy is it to make an anime cosplay costume?

The level of complication of an anime costume depends on the personal choice of the cosplayer. Some cosplayers spend a lot of effort, time, and money to create their costume, but there are also others who design and wear simple anime costumes.

It is easy to make an anime cosplay costume. In fact, you can make anime costumes your everyday outfit. Since anime conventions can be expensive, and are only held for specific days of the year, some cosplayers make anime cosplay their hobby and lifestyle.

Casual anime cosplay from everyday outfits

Here are some easy-to0make anime cosplays that you can wear everywhere and every day:

Ash Ketchum from Pokémon

Ash Ketchum is very easy to imitate at a back-to-school level of effort. The most difficult part of creating this cosplay costume is painting. You can use any jacket or hat that resembles Ash’s, and alter it with fabric paint to look like Ash’s. Paint on the details you need such as the white front cap with black logo on top, white sleeves, collar on the jacket, and yellow accents.

All you need are a red baseball cap, blue short-sleeved jacket, green T-shirt, green fingerless gloves, baggy jeans, white and black sneakers, belt, green backpack, and white black, and yellow fabric paint. You may also add stuffed Pikachu or poke balls as props.

Rin Toosaka from Fate/Stay Night

This costume is very easy to make, especially for long black-haired ladies and gentlemen, and someone who has a slim body type. You will need clothes that can be found in your daily outfits such as a red turtleneck sweater, black pleated skirt, brown loafers, thigh-high black leggings, cross necklace, and black hair ribbons.

Tsukimi Kurashita from Princess Jellyfish

Tsukimi is one of the easiest anime character to cosplay as. You do not need any style to look good; in fact, you may need to roll all over your bed to look like her! The items you need are a pink sweater, white knee-high socks, large red-rimmed glasses, gray sneakers, blue skirt, and two hairpins.

You only need to work on two braids that are messy. With the time you save from looking like her, you can still make jellyfish toys as props.

No Face from Spirited Away

It may not be ideal as a daily outfit, but No Face from Spirited Away is very easy to cosplay as. You only need a child’s arts and craft level of skill. Creating No Away only takes a minute, and a few dollars.

Get some paper plates; using scissors and marker, create the plates into No Face’s face. Then wear a large black sheet, thin black gloves, and attach the paper plate face in the appropriate place.

Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece

Monkey D. Luffy is one of the most popular anime characters to cosplay as. If you are going to cosplay as Monkey D. Luffy, all you need to do is to do is rummage through the closet to find old clothes to make them as one easy cosplay costume.

You need to find a red button-up shirt (cut off the arms), a pair of jeans rolled up to the knees, flip flops, scarf (tie it around the waist), red ribbon, and a yellow straw sunhat.


See how easy it is to make an anime cosplay costume? The next time you attend a cosplay convention, you already have some ideas who to cosplay as. You can start from these simple anime cosplays until you learn more skills and have a bigger budget and the time to create a more complicated, detailed cosplay costume.