Princess Cosplay Ideas For 2015

Princess characters are a popular trope in movies, video games, anime, and more. Though personalities between princesses are as different as any other group of characters, they are all united with the dignity, authority, and beauty that the word “princess” conjures up. Doing a princess cosplay can give a chance to express through yourself that royal grace – whether that be through cosplaying a court princess wearing a floor-length ball gown or a warrior princess with a sword at the ready. You can even be a combination of both!

However, it can be difficult to pick a single character to cosplay, even if you may wish to narrow your search down to a princess character. So, to help you on your quest, here is presented Princess Cosplay Ideas for 2015!

Disney Princess

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Disney is a cultural staple and world-renowned animation company. It’d be hard to find someone who couldn’t recognize a Disney princess, and so if you cosplayed a Disney princess your costume would be appreciated by even those who have no clue what cosplay means. Not to mention that cosplaying a Disney princess to conventions will get you starry-eyed children asking for a picture with their favourite princess, which is a truly heartwarming experience. Disney princess cosplays are always a safe bet for a costume that will be universally recognized.

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Currently there are 11 “Official Disney Princesses” consisting of Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel, and Merida. Elsa and Anna from the wildly popular Frozen franchise are not included on this list, but for all intents and purposes can be recognized as Disney princesses, along with many others not mentioned here. However, the official 11 + Elsa & Anna are the most well known princesses from the animated films Disney has produced over the years.

 

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Even among just Disney princesses, there are many characters to choose from. If you had a favourite Disney princess as a child, it could be fun to relive memories of your childhood and cosplay what was once (and may still be!) your favourite princess. Or, if you want to run wild with a wilder haircut, Merida may be the choice for you. Though, choosing a cosplay doesn’t necessitate having some deeper meaning; choosing to cosplay Elsa simply because you think her dress to be the most beautiful is as good reason as any other to choose a cosplay!

Alternate Disney Princesses

Though it is a slight repeat of the last point, this topic is still an idea worth mentioning. As Disney is so well-known, the characters can be easily recognizable even without the full costume. If you have even just the hairstyle for a popular princess character, there is a good chance that you will be recognized, even not when decked out gown and garters. As such, if you keep just the hair and a design element from the source material, you can be free to transform your cosplay as you wish while still keeping it recognizable.

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This is a great chance to make a cosplay for an alternate universe version of a recognizable character. The “Hipster Ariel” meme was popular for quite a while, but you could do your own modern version of one of the princesses! If you find yourself with the desire to cosplay a princess, but find yourself short on cash, this idea may work for you as you would be able to use everyday clothes instead of shelling out hundreds of dollars on feet upon feet of dainty dress material.

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To continue, if you are in love with another series, but still want to cosplay a Disney princess, you could do a crossover and cosplay an AU with your princess! One possible idea would be to do a sailor princess a la Sailor Moon, but there are a million more ideas! Use this as a chance to express your innovation and creativity without letting boundaries between franchises tie you down!

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Couple Cosplay – Are you willing to be my master?

Under this contract, you are no longer a passer-by to me but the most important person in my life. Of the multifarious contract relationships in animes, some are touching, some are funny. Do you want to be a master or a servent? Here’re some couple cosplay ideas for you and your friend.
Ciel Phantomhive and Sebastian Michaelis from Black Butler

Sebastian Michaelis, Ciel Phantomhive Cosplay

Cosplayer LALAax
Attack from human makes no effect to him. He is Sebastian, who is a devil and only takes orders from his master Ciel before Ciel reaches his own purpose of revenge. After Ciel’s revenge done, he must give his soul to Sebastian. IOW, his soul will forever belong to the black butler Sebastian.

Contract Mark: a magic matrix on Sebastian’s left hand and Ciel’s blinder on his right eye.

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Louise Valliere and Hiraga Saito from The Familiar of Zero

Louise & Saito Hiraga from The Familiar of Zero
I unexpectedly become a pet (no, a magic)!?
The girl Louise, a magic school’s second grade student, had summoned Hiraga as the magic who would serve her. Louise asked Hiraga to sign a contract with her.
Strange words emerged from the back of his hand and he became the exclusive magic to Louise. He had no way but to live with Louise and to find out the ways to go back to his original world.

Rin Tohsaka and Archer from Fate Stay Night

Rin Tohsaka and Archer

Cosplayer 間桐君棘

Rin Tohsaka is one of the three main heroines of Fate/stay night who acts as the Master of Archer in the Fifth Holy Grail War. She’s got the command spell on her right hand.
Mirotic of Rin when summoning Archer:
Announcement!
Your soul belongs to me. Your fate gives you the sword.
Conform to the Holy Grail to response and make an oath. You are the one who achieve all the benevolence. You are the one who transmit all the sins.

C.C and Lelouch from Code Geass

C.C and Lelouch from Code Geass

Cosplayer 沐晓
C.C and Lelouch make a contract about energy grant, which means that C.C must grant the energy of Geass to Lelouch to help him reach his purpose. In return, he must help C.C complete one thing.
About the energy: Lelouch’s Geass manifests itself as “the power of absolute obedience,” which allows him to plant commands within a person’s mind upon direct eye contact. He is granted this ability through his contract with C.C.

The contract mark in on C.C’s forehead and in Lelouch’s eyes.

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Cosplayer  雏菊叔叔

Lelouch

Cosplayer 卤蛋蛋

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10 Signs You’re Addicted To Cosplay

Cosplay is addicting! You get inspired and go crazy at it. But, how can you tell if you’re a true Cosplay Fanatic? Here are 10 signs you’re addicted to cosplay.

1. When watching any show you are constanly thinking “I can cosplay that.”

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2. You walk into any apparel store and start planning what can be used for “casual cosplays.”

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3. Your savings is just another word for cosplay expenses.

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4. The employees at Joannes all know you by name.

5. You have more Cosplays than clothes.

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6. All Plans are second to cos-plans.

7. You have every wig but the one you need for your new cosplay

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8. Friends gather at your place for projects because they know you will know exactly what to do.

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9. No one knows all nighters like you do.

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10. You are incredibly creative and love making something fictional come to life!

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How to Start Your First Cosplay

Now you may be thinking, wow! I love seeing cosplayers and I love this anime, I really want to cosplay from it!! So here are some tips to get started on choosing and creating your first cosplay.

-Pick your favorite anime:
Choose your most favorite anime in the whole wide world! It can be a really old one or a new one, regardless, there will be somebody who says ‘Hey, I know where you’re from!’.

-Pick a character you like, even your favorite:
While some people don’t like to cosplay their favorite character, I personally love it! There’s nothing more exciting to me than to be able to cosplay my all time favorite at a convention and have someone tell me that I look the way they imagine the character to look in real life.

-Start with a simple cosplay:
While a more intricate cosplay is always nice, those are best saved for a second or third cosplay, once you have a little more experience. Try shopping locally and piecing together a cosplay out of parts you can find at a thrift store or things you already have. Try cosplays like Misty or Ash from Pokemon, Finn or Fionna from Adventure Time, or L or Misa Amane from Death Note!

-Sewing:
If you or someone you know sews, try asking them or sewing yourself a simple costume out of a store bought or printed out pattern. You can also try adding simple little details like lace or sequins.

-Wig:
Invest in a wig that matches your character’s hair but if your hair matches the color or length, you can use your own hair for your first cosplay by styling it or using a temporary hair dye if you want to match an odd color (and if your parents say it’s okay). If anything, a wig would work better because you wouldn’t have to mess with your own hair and they are usually fairly cheap on sites like eBay or Amazon and even on Miccostumes!!

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Cosplay Ideas on Roles Using Pistols and Guns and Tips on posing

Hello again! In the previous article we discussed the roles using bow and arrows. I know some of you may find pistols and guns more attractive. So here I’m going to give you some choices on such characters for cosplay.

Part 1. Character choices

First let’s start with roles using pistols.

Yukio Okumura
Yuki Okumura is the younger brother of Okumura Rin, a 15-year-old boy in Blue Exorcist. He is a genius and the youngest exorcist in his school.

Yukio Okumura Cosplay - Ao no Exorcist

Inugami
Inugami is a dog spirit in Gugure! Kokkuri-San. It owns a pair of handguns that it uses when angered or challenged, and can even use them when in its tiny dog form. Inugami does not remember its original gender, so it can freely switch between male and female forms.

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Cosplayer Kumi Isabelle

Nagisa Shiota

In the anime Assassination Classroom, Nagisa Shiota and her classmates are trying their best to kill their teacher Korosensei, who has destroyed 70 percent of the moon and plans to make an exploration on the earth. His classmate Kaede Kayano also uses a pistol.

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Tokaku Azuma
Tokaku Azuma is the main protagonist in Riddle Story of Devil and a student of Class Black, registered in a competition to try to kill Haru Ichinose. But she switched camps and protected Haru till the end. As an assassin, except pistols, she is also skilled with using knives.

Tokaku Azuma

Cosplayer Thyra Leong

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