List of cosplayers

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The following is a list of a notable people who have at one time been known to cosplay (コスプレ, kosupure). Short for "costume play", it is an activity in which participants wear costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea from a work of fiction.

Notable cosplayers

Name Image Birth Death Known for Country Reference
Ackerman, Forrest JForrest J Ackerman Forrest J Ackerman (1972).jpg Nov 24, 1916 Dec 4, 2008 A founder of science fiction fandom and one of two people to attend the 1st World Science Fiction Convention (1939) in costume.  United States [1][2][3]
Bourbonnais, Marie-ClaudeMarie-Claude Bourbonnais Marie-Claude Bourbonnais.jpg Oct 15, 1979 Glamour model known for playing Frost from Mortal Kombat.  Canada [4]
LeCotey, RikiRiki LeCotey


Riddle as Dr Mrs The Monarch (9333201495).jpg 000000001980-10-27-0000Oct 27 Cosplayer, Specialty Costume Maker, main cast member of Syfy series Heroes of Cosplay. Born  Canada Residence  United States [5]
Conrad, HollyHolly Conrad 10.12.12HollyConradByLuigiNovi1.jpg May 22, 1986 Internet personality  United States
Curry, AdrianneAdrianne Curry Adrianne Curry 2009.jpg Aug 6, 1982 Model and TV personality; first winner of the America's Next Top Model. Known for playing various characters.  United States [6]
Putri Nony Lovyta

("Yukitora Keiji")

DVD8889.jpg Aug 12, 1997 Cosplayer, Model, Fashion Designer, Internet Personality.  Indonesia [7]
Faith, AnnaAnna Faith Nov 21, 1995 Known for Cosplaying as Elsa from Frozen.  United States [8]
Dani, FrancescaFrancesca Dani Francesca dani bogota.jpg Mar 5, 1979 Net idol and model known for playing Japanimation characters, first appearing as Sailor Moon.  Italy [9]
, EnakoEnako Cosplay of Hatsune Miku by Enako with heart hand gesture 20130201.jpg Jan 22, 1994 Cosplayer, voice actress, former idol  Japan [10][11]
, FolkenstalFolkenstal Folkenstal.png 000000001980-03-22-0000Mar 22 Cosplay artist, highlighting the weapons and armors of The Elder Scrolls Online   Switzerland [12]
Fujiwara, NatsukiNatsuki Fujiwara Aug 9, 1985 Gravure idol and costume brand model.  Japan [13]
Gosiengfiao, AlodiaAlodia Gosiengfiao MGCCon 2012 - Alodia Gosiengfiao 3.jpg Mar 9, 1988 Model, artist, singer, and recording artist. Award winning cosplayer, known for playing various characters.  Philippines [14]
Gunn, KatKat Gunn


Apr 20, 1988 Professional gamer, streamer, broadcast analyst for IGN, and Internet personality.  United States [15]
Han, YayaYaya Han NYCC 2010 - Ame-Comi Wonder Woman (5076160319).jpg Apr 20, 1980 Model and costume designer, featured on SyFy channel's Heroes of Cosplay and the TBS reality show King of the Nerds.  United States [16][17][18][19]
K, LianaLiana K

(Liana Kerzner)

Liana K at 2008 ComicCon cropped.jpg Apr 10, 1980 Co-hosts of the talk show Ed's Night Party, known for playing various comic book or sci-fi characters.  Canada [20]
Kotani, MariMari Kotani Jul 11, 1958 Science fiction critic. First documented cosplayer in Japan.  Japan [21][22]
Le, LindaLinda Le


Cosplay Shoot BTS 2.jpg Dec 15, 1986 Cosplayer, model, costumer, artist, Internet personality.  United States [23]
Lee, AJAJ Lee AJ Lee WM Axxess 2014.jpg Mar 19, 1987 Female WWE wrestler known for dressing up as pop culture characters.  United States [24]
Maynard, JayJay Maynard Tronguy.jpg July 27, 1960 Computer programmer and system administrator known as "Tron Guy" for his electroluminescent Tron costume.  United States [25]
Mercedez, NinaNina Mercedez Nina Mercedez 01 (9511904907).jpg November 10, 1979 Model/Adult Performer  United States [26][27]
Munn, OliviaOlivia Munn Olivia Munn Leia.jpg July 3, 1980 American actress, model, television personality, and author  United States [28][29]
Nagashima, YuichiroYuichiro Nagashima


Jul 2, 1984 Kickboxer and martial artist.  Japan [30]
Nigri, JessicaJessica Nigri Lollipop Chainsaw girl at E3 2012.jpg Aug 5, 1989 Promotional model and famous cosplayer, known for playing Juliet Starling from the video game Lollipop Chainsaw.  United States [31]
Pini, WendyWendy Pini Wendy Pini.jpg June 4, 1951 Co-creator of Elfquest. Known for cosplaying Red Sonja.  United States
Sarrosa, MyrtleMyrtle Sarrosa Dec 7, 1994 Singer and actress; winner of Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 4.  Philippines [32]
Steel, KatKat Steel 000000001980-05-19-0000May 19 Voice over actress, presenter, and model. Known for playing Poison from Final Fight.  United States [33]
Stevens, BrinkeBrinke Stevens Brinke stevens in 2005.JPG Sep 20, 1954 Model, actress and scream queen. First winner of the Masquerade Ball at San Diego Comic-Con.  United States


Tate, TanyaTanya Tate Tanya Tate - Invisible Woman.jpg Mar 31, 1979 English glamour model, writer and pornographic actress.  United Kingdom [36]
Turney, MegMeg Turney Fan Expo 2015 - Velvet (21776644281).jpg March 12, 1987 Internet personality & video game journalist  United States [37]

Kamui cosplay, Mikomin Cosplay


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