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Comic Book Guy

The Simpsons’ Comic Book Guy is notoriously pedantic, annoying, and above all else, lonely. You may want to trim the wig a little bit to really capture his receding hairline. Also: grabbing a slushie from your local 7-Eleven on the way to your event would definitely help breathe authenticity into this cosplay.

Futaba Sakura

Futaba Sakura is a main character from the Atlus JRPG Persona 5. She is different from the main crew of the Phantom Thieves because she is an agoraphobic who does not attend school and rarely, if ever, leaves her house. Instead of fighting in direct combat, she provides navigation and support aid to the team.

Fred from Big Hero 6

In Big Hero 6, Fred (voiced by T.J. Miller) is the eccentric son of a wealthy couple who indulges in an obsession with comic books, Japanese giant monsters, and other nerdy pastimes. He also works at the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology as the school’s mascot.

ME!ME!ME!

Me!Me!Me! is a trippy music video produced by Japanese DJ Teddyloid that takes a jab at okaku culture. It stars an anime character who bears a striking resemblance to Hatsune Miku and shares Panty Anarchy’s exhibitionism, but that’s purely coincidental.

Travis Touchdown

In the video game No More Heroes, Travis Touchdown is a 20-something-year-old otaku, who spends his days collecting wrestling masks and watching anime. When he runs out of money to buy video games, he takes a job as a hitman.