Anime

Washimi from Aggretsuko

Washimi (voiced by Komegumi Koiwasaki in the original Japanese and Tara Platt in the English dub) is a secretary bird who is, fittingly, the secretary for the president of Chalaryman Trading Company. She is no-nonsense hard-kicking pragmatist who balances the more flighty natures of her two best friends Gori and Retsuko. That’s not to say she doesn’t have a soft side, though. You just have to get close to see it!

To cosplay as Washimi you’ll want to start with a white wig that is long enough to style back with silver hair pins that mimic her feathers. A white shirt and blazer pair with a black pencil skirt and yellow leggings to set up her work style. And, finally, yellow pumps finish off the look.

Sango from InuYasha

In the anime InuYasha, Sango (voiced by Houku Kuwashima in Japanese and Kelly Sheridan in English) is a powerful demon slayer who teams up with Miroku, Inuyasha, and Kagome.  Sango eventually falls in love with and marries Miroku.  Sango wears two distinct outfits, her pink and green kimono and her black and pink demon slaying uniform.  Her signature weapon is Hiraikotsu, a giant boomerang made from the purified bones of demons.  A replica of this weapon may be somewhat expensive, but it will truly elevate your costume.  If you are crafty, perhaps you can even make your own!

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Miroku from InuYasha

Miroku (voiced by Kōji Tsujitani in the Japanese and Kirby Morrow in the English) is a monk and an ally of Inuyasha and Kagome, in the anime series InuYasha. Miroku is the current wielder of the Kazaana or Wind Tunnel, a curse that manifests as a black hole in his right hand.  Miroku seals the Wind Tunnel with arm coverings and his prayer beads.  Miroku falls in love with and eventually marries Sango, a Demon Slayer.  Finding purple monk’s robes is almost impossible, but some clever folding and tying of a large tablecloth can help evoke the same effect.

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Katsuki Bakugo

Katsuki Bakugo is a student in class 1-A at U.A. High School. Also known by his nickname, Kacchan, his Quirk is Explosion. This gives him the ability to create explosions from the sweat of his palms, hence his giant grenade-like gauntlets. Arrogant and short-tempered, Katsuki comes off more as an anti-hero. His aggressive behavior makes him a bully toward Izuku Midoriya, especially because Izuku doesn’t have a Quirk. Nonetheless his depiction has gradually become less antagonistic, and his incredible athleticism and perception make him a fantastic hero.

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Vivian from Journal of the Mysterious Creatures

Vivian (voiced by Yuko Natusyoshi) is a vampire in the anime Journal of the Mysterious Creatures.  She attacks Lili Ryu while Lili is touring a house, introducing her human roommate Yoshihito to the realm of otherworldly creatures.  Vivian has a very gothic look, so depending on your personal style, you may be able to use pieces from your own wardrobe to emulate her outfit.  Some red fabric paint can add the bat details to her skirt and top, while layering red and black pieces together will help recreate pieces it might be difficult to find exact replicas of.

Doctor Kōsaku Tokita from Paprika

Doctor Kōsaku Tokita from Paprika

In Satoshi Kon’s science fiction anime film Paprika, Doctor Kōsaku Tokita (voiced by Tōru Furuya in the original Japanese and Yuri Lowenthal in the English dub) is a genius inventor.  He is the creator of the “DC Mini” device, which in the film allows users to enter other people’s dreams.  He works closely with Doctor Atsuko Chiba, a psychiatrist and researcher who uses the device for her work.  Doctor Tokita is shown to be have a childish personality and his wardrobe favors an orange polo shirt paired with green slacks.

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Ochaco Uraraka

Ochaco Uraraka is a student in class 1-A at U.A. High School. Her Quirk is called Zero Gravity. When she touches the pads of her fingertips together, she can cause people and things to float. Known as Uravity, she is training to become a pro hero. Fellow students describe her as the “most laid back girl” in class. Ochaco is very bubbly, yet also unintentionally blunt. Empathetic and kind, she can easily read and understand others. Ochaco has a fierce side as well, best illustrated in her strategy in competitions. She has a crush on fellow student Izuku Midoriya.

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Mitsuha Miyamizu from Your Name

Mitsuha Miyamizu (voiced by Mone Kamishiraishi and Stephanie Sheh) is the main female character in the anime movie Your Name (Kimi no Na wa).  Mitsuha lives in a small town and begins switching bodies with a high school boy named Taki Tachibana who lives in Tokyo.  Mitsuha is an adventurous girl who feels confined and restricted in her hometown of Itomori.  She performs duties as a priestess at her family’s shrine, and her father becomes mayor, which further strainst heir relationship as she feels more restricted than ever.  Mitsuha can often be seen wearing her school uniform, which includes a red bow and dark grey skirt.  During the epilogue, Mitsuha wears peach-colored capris, low yellow heels, and a star necklace.

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Taki Tachibana from Your Name

In the movie Your Name (Kimi no Na wa), Taki Tachibana (voiced by Ryunosuke Kamiki and Michael Sinterniklaas) is a high school student in Tokyo who suddenly begins switching bodies with a teenage girl named Mitsuha Miyamizu who lives in a rural town called Itomori.  Taki is hardworking and kind, though he can sometimes be a little too blunt.  He works at an Italian restaurant while in high school, and dreams of becoming an architect.  As a student, Taki wears grey slacks, a short sleeved button down, and a dark navy blazer.  He also wears a bracelet that Mitsuha gave to him.  During the epilogue, Taki is seen searching for a job as an architect wearing a dark suit, blue tie, and a brown messenger bag.

Spirit Albarn

Spirit Albarn is a character in the anime Soul Eater. He is Death’s current meister partner after being turned into a Death Scythe by his ex-wife. He is a teacher at Death Weapon Meister Academy as well as the Maka’s father. While Spirit can be youthfully careless and flirtatious, he can be serious in certain situations. For instance, he is a passionate parent, who longs for the love and acceptance of his daughter. Place a strip of black gaffer tape on the olive shirt under the middle of the tie, and use the black fabric marker to draw a cross on each collar.