Cosplay is gaining in popularity across the globe thanks to things such as social media and even the internet as a whole. Events such as Comic Con also add to the popularity of the cosplay look. Many people aren’t quite sure of what Cosplay actually is, and so we took the liberty of looking up the definition from the Oxford Dictionary for you all:
Cosplay: the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game, especially one from the Japanese genres of manga and anime.
A large focus in the cosplay genre is based around the Japanese anime and manga categories. Some of the cosplay looks we will discuss and feature here today are revolving around that genre as well, but we’ll be sure to throw a couple your way you probably know and love. Lionesse would like to discuss some of the cosplay looks we adore and love, and hopefully, you will too.
Lara Croft – Tomb Raider
The beloved Lara Croft from the video game and movie, Tomb Raider, is one of the most loved and sexy cosplay costumes – and has continued to be so throughout the years. This costume puts the emphasis on curves in all the right places, and gives bad girl a whole new meaning. This costume looks fantastic with faux guns and a French braid to set off the look. Add some combat boots and nude lipstick for the perfect finishing touch.
Jade – Mortal Kombat
Jade, one of the original bad girls of the video game world, is one of our favorite costumes here at Lionesse. Leaving little to the imagination, this costume is not for the faint of heart. The tight latex costume provides plenty of shine and bares quite a bit of skin, and would be perfect for a Halloween costume or for attending ComicCon. The mystery of the costume lies behind the shroud worn across her face. This bodysuit type costume provides plenty of curve hugging qualities, and is a timeless classic for those 90’s kids that are now all grown up. Add some dark black eyeliner, shimmery metallic eyeshadow, and a high braided ponytail to complete the look.
Sweet Pea – Sucker Punch
This awesome costume is fairly new but already a favorite among women across the globe. The Sweet Pea costume is comprised of kick-butt qualities with sexy all intertwined. The black bodysuit coupled with the thigh high stockings and cape add an air of amazing, butt kicking qualities to this look. The makeup is pretty simple to achieve, some black eyeliner smudged around the eye area and some waves in the hair make the perfect completion to an already perfect costume.
Sailor Moon is the epitome of adorable, and we love the innocence this costume brings to the table. The red, white, and blue dress with the large red bow and gold embellishment look fantastic for any Halloween party or even for a photoshoot. Add a blonde wig with an anime look such as ponytails and bangs to get the complete look. Add some manga makeup to your look and you’ll transform your entirety into “The warrior of love and justice, Sailor Moon!”