Cosplay has exploded all over the world thanks in no small part to a group of women who have taken their craft to the extreme. These women are not only gorgeous, they are expert costume designers, and they perfectly portray the characters they take on in real life.
All 10 of the women on our list have several things in common. First, they have impeccable attention to detail, second, they have a sexy cartoon or video game look, and third, they command very large fan bases that can reach above five million followers.
Here are 10 of the most popular cosplayers in the world.
10. Anna Faith Carlson
Anna Faith became a famous cosplayer alongside her sister. The pair teamed up to form the identities Elsa and her sister Anna from the almost annoyingly popular Disney film Frozen. Anna Faith dresses as Queen Elsa and it’s an incredibly likeness that has earned her more than 739,000 Instagram followers. Surprisingly she has just under 8,000 follower on Facebook. She and her sister are in high demand because of their Frozen likeness and with another movie in the works we have a feeling they are not going away anytime soon.
9. Ginny McQueen
Ginny McQueen, better known as G-Chan, is a popular cosplayer who first appeared on the scene in 1998 during Otakon. She has regularly contributed to Fandomania and her amazing cosplay designs have been featured in Cosmode magazine. She has thousands of Twitter followers and more than 10,000 YouTube followers. She also commands nearly 45,000 fans on Facebook.
8. Spiral Cats
Spiral Cats is the only “supergroup” of cosplayers on our list. Unlike other solo acts, this is a group of women who create some of the most captivating and crazy manga and anime characters you will ever see. The official Spiral Cats team has 49,000 followers on Facebook and they are regularly seen at gaming exposes and various conventions around the world. Stylish, absurd, and insanely hot — it’s no wonder they made our list.
7. Linda Le
Linda Le starting cosplaying when she was just 12-years-old. She is most famous for dressing up as various versions of the X-men character Psylocke. She quickly rose to fame after upscale Japanese toy manufacturer Kotobukiya shared some of her photos in one of their books. Her Facebook following has swelled to 264,700+ followers.
6. Marie-Claude Bourbonnais
This French-Canadian hottie definitely knows how to create an amazing costume. She started her career in costume and fashion design. Her Twitter following has exploded in recent years with more than 33,700 people now checking out her page on a regular basis. She has also appeared in such big name magazines as FHM and Elle. She makes her own costumes by hand which is an impressive feat by itself. She has more than 365,000 fans on Facebook.
5. Adrianne Curry
You might remember Curry as the first winner of America’s Next Top Model. After her win she posed in various magazines including Stuff, Star, OK!, US Weekly, Maxim and Playboy. She also happens to be an avid gamer and cosplayer who typically takes on characters from Mortal Kombat. She’s also a badass who fought off an attacker at San Diego Comic-Con. She was dressed as Catwoman at the time. She has 976,000 Facebook followers.
4. Myrtle Sarrosa
Sarrosa was a youngin’ to the world of cosplay, first bursting onto the scene in the Philippines when she was just 14 years old. Her popularity led her to a role on the fourth season of Filipino Big Brother, where she finished in fourth place. She soon started going by the nickname Cosplay Cutie ng Iloilo on the show. She now has a massive following of more than 1.5 million Facebook followers.
3. Yaya Han
Yaya Han is most known for appearing as a frequent judge at cosplay competitions. She quickly broke onto the scene while attending the Anime Expo in 1999. Her groundbreaking costume designs are a regularly inspiration for new cosplayers and that has earned her the title of a cosplay pioneer. Han even starred in the Syfy TV show Heroes of Cosplay. She also appeared on the TBS reality show King of the Nerds as a judge. You can’t have a serious cosplay conversation without mentioning Han’s name at least once. She has just over 2 million Facebook fans.
Jessica Nigri has a massive social media follow and she only broke onto the scene in 2012 but started cosplaying in 2009. She has a look that closely resembles Juliet Starling, the lead character in the horror video game Lollipop Chainsaw. She is regularly spotted wowing fans with her looks and costume designs at gaming conferences such as E3 and at various cosplay conventions. She has more than 4.36 million followers on Facebook — one look at her and you know why.
1. Alodia Gosiengfiao
Alodia began cosplaying in 2003 at the age of 15. She now commands more than 5.8 million Facebook followers as the most popular cosplayer in the world. Her massive global fame has led to product endorsement deals for beauty products, toys and from video game companies. She even has her own clothing line. The Filipino beauty is best known for dressing as characters from franchises like G.I. Joe, Witchblade, Evangelion, and Final Fantasy.