10 Easy Cosplay Ideas That Make Heads Turn (Simple Guide)

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Make a statement with these easy cosplay ideas

There you are feverishly looking through Pinterest and Reddit, desperately trying to find some cosplay inspiration for your next event. There are so many great ideas you want to explore. Unfortunately, the event is next week so whatever you decide is going to need to happen soon. Even though you can’t go all out on a super elaborate costume this time around, you still want to make heads turn when you walk down the aisle. 

For many beginners and seasoned cosplayers alike, there is always a time when you are looking for a simple and easy cosplay that is low stress, fun, and quick to pull together. Not every cosplay has to be complex and difficult!

While you may be thinking that more complicated cosplays must be better, sometimes its best to remember that cosplay is for fun, and being comfortable at a convention sometimes is best! This is always a great time to pull a more simple and easy going cosplay out of your arsenal.

If you want an easy cosplay, we’re here to help! Here are 10 cosplay ideas that beginners and experienced cosplayers alike will enjoy.

Our picks:

  • Deku – My Hero Academia
  • Kiki – Kiki’s Delivery Service
  • Captain Marvel
  • Spider Gwen
  • Zero Two – Darling in the Franxx 
  • 2B – Nier Automata
  • Misty – Pokemon
  • Daenerys Targaryen – Game of Thrones
  • Princess Daisy – Super Mario Brothers
  • Princess Ariel – The Little Mermaid

Deku – My Hero Academia Cosplay

If there is anything that the cosplay community is seeing a lot of right now, its the ever popular series My Hero Academia. The story follows a young boy who wants to become a hero just like his role models and tracks his journey along the way to his goal. There are plenty of villains and other heroes in training, but Deku, the main character, seems to be one of the biggest fan favorites now. If you’ve been to conventions recently, it’s pretty likely that you’ve seen your fair share of My Hero Academia cosplay, whether you know it or not!

Deku is an easily lovable character, as he’s clearly an underdog for most of the currently released episodes, which makes watching him grow as a character all the more fun. He’s silly, sweet, and a very likable and fun character to cosplay.

If you want to Deku cosplay, there are only a few things you need! His costume is really simple, comfy, and easy to wear too!

Kiki – Kiki’s Delivery Service Cosplay

Studio Ghibli films really are a classic which makes them perfect to look to for ideas for cosplay! Kiki is a fairly popular choice, as she’s super sweet, and her costume is very simple and comfortable! There is certainly value in comfort when it comes to cosplay, because no one wants to wear something for hours on end that’s really uncomfortable. Kiki’s costume is great in that respect, as you can wear a simple t-shirt dress and still have your cosplay be spot on!

Kiki’s adventurous attitude really makes her a fun character to cosplay, and if you’d like, you can always bring her loving sidekick Jiji along for the ride as well! Here is what you would need to pull together an adorable Kiki Cosplay:

Captain Marvel Cosplay

With the new Captain Marvel film coming out soon, it’s no question that the cosplay world will be aflutter with Captain Marvel cosplays. Everyone wants to be a strong character and a new female superhero is an obvious choice for many.

In addition to the popularity, Captain Marvel cosplay is a good option because her costume is fairly easy to pull together quickly!

Here’s what you need:

Spider Gwen Cosplay

Another popular cosplay option, Spider Gwen is an easy and fun cosplay that anyone can pull off! A cute, feminine twist on the typical spider man cosplays that are rampant at conventions, Spider Gwen cosplay is a fun option while also keeping comfortable.

Here is what you’ll need:

Zero Two Cosplay – Darling in the Franxx

Set in an alternate universe, the Series Darling in the Franxx has been super popular, and even more popular in the cosplay world. Zero Two, one of the main characters (and certainly a fan favorite) seems to be an extremely popular option for cosplayers these days. Shes over the top, adorable, and an easy cosplay to pull together.

Here is everything that you would need for a Zero Two cosplay:

2B – Nier Automata Cosplay

If you’re looking for something a little fancier, a 2B cosplay might be for you! From the popular game Nier Automata, this cosplay option is still easy to complete, but really does have a visual impact. Possibly a little less comfortable than other options, but sometimes it’s necessary to sacrifice for the look! Plus, who doesn’t want to be a powerful female character?

Here’s what you’ll need:

Misty Cosplay – Pokemon

Pretty much everyone can recognize the character Misty from Pokemon, one of the main characters from the classic and long-standing series. She’s a super fun character to cosplay, and you can accessorize her however you want! There are tons of Pokemon plush you can carry to really make things fun!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Daenerys Targaryen Cosplay – Game of Thrones

With the final season coming to an end, the Game of Thrones cosplays are still in full swing! Dany is definitely a fan favorite, and a cosplay favorite as well! She’s a powerful and interesting character, which makes her so much fun to cosplay. Plus, her costume isn’t difficult at all, so its a great option even for those who are newer to the cosplay community!

Here’s what you’ll need to become Khaleesi:

Princess Daisy Cosplay – Super Mario Brothers

Sweet and cute, Daisy is a great option when you want a quick and easy cosplay idea! Classic yet still super popular, she’s a quick cosplay that still has a visual punch. Her adorable personality also makes her a cute cosplay idea, and the personality sometimes makes the cosplay!

Here’s all you’ll need for a Daisy cosplay:

Princess Ariel Cosplay – The Little Mermaid

Disney princesses are classics in the cosplay community. They are seriously timeless, and Ariel really is no different. She’s bubbly, cute and tons of fun to cosplay due to her personality being so big. She can be silly, but overall she really is a sweetheart and a great character to cosplay.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Tell us some of your easy cosplay ideas!

Cosplay is all about having fun, so sometimes keeping things simple is best! We hope that these ideas helped to spark some creativity with your next cosplay. What is your favorite easy cosplay idea that you’ve done? Let us know in the comment section. Also, if you want to see more cosplay content check out articles on the best cosplay ideas and much more!

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