Masked cosplay ideas!

NOTE: I’m no doctor and this blog post should not be taken as medical advice or as any medical solution. You should follow health guidelines and advice by your local health authority. This post is meant to give you cosplay ideas on what to wear at a cosplay convention that requires mask-wearing.

Who would have thought that before the pandemic started, we would be wearing masks all the time? Well, here we are! If you’re thinking of returning to a cosplay convention this year, you might have to do some adjustments when it comes to your cosplay. With safety protocols in place, you’ll likely have to wear a mask while walking around the convention grounds. But don’t worry; I got you covered. Because in today’s post, I will some ideas on characters that’ll totally work well in these crazy times!

In this article, I will go through 15 masked cosplay ideas that you can do at Anime conventions. Not only will they look good on you, but you’ll also stand out because it fits the time period we live in where we have to wear masks.

Note: keep in mind that every cosplay convention has their own rules regarding masks/helmets and whether it’s appropriate or not. Some cons may require you to wear a medical grade masks, while others might not let you wear a helmet instead of a mask. Whatever the rules are, be sure to check and follow them, and then adjust your cosplay accordingly.

With that out of the way, let’s get started with masked cosplay ideas!

1. Akali

Even before the pandemic, K/DA was popular…and still is. No surprise though…the outfits are awesome! Cosplayer: caffeinatedbirb.cosplay. Photo taken by yenra.

Ever since the first K/DA music video Pop Stars was released, the League of Legends world was never the same. Now you see cosplays Ahri, Akali, Evelynn and Kai’Sa all the time! And that’s definitely not going to change in 2021, especially with the newest KD/A videos More and Baddest. Akali is a perfect cosplay choice for a time like this!

2. Kitana

One of the OGs of Mortal Kombat, Kitana is a sexy woman who can kick some ass! If you’re willing to show a little skin, she’s actually not that hard to cosplay. And of course, she wears that notable blue mask that covers her mouth and nose. You can also go for Mileena and Jade as well!

3. Overhaul

Overhaul is one of the main villains of Season 4. It’s kind of ironic that Overhaul wears a plague doctor mask, and he was revealed in the Anime just before the pandemic started. Coincidence? Maybe so, but if you’re allowed to wear his legendary mask at a con, it definitely would make a nice cosplay!

4. Kaneki

Before there was any pandemic to speak of, there was Kaneki from Tokyo Ghoul. With his famous eye-patch ghoul mask, you’ll look amazing at a con.

5. Sheik

Sheik is one of the most popular Nintendo cosplays, likely because she is well-known in Super Smash Bros. Sheik’s overall outfit looks fabulous and best of all, she wears a mask that you can potentially use while at a con.

6. Kylo Ren

Photo by Chris Favero. Licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Kylo Ren might have been the biggest meme back in the day. But he’s still a badass character worth cosplaying!

7. Zabuza

Zabuka was one of the first villains of the first Naruto series. He carries a huge sword, ripped and muscular and best of all, he wears a mask to boot! With his muscular frame and gigantic sword, Zabuza is a good choice if you want to go shirtless for a con. Good for outdoor cons like YetiCon!

8. Scorpion

Get over here! Another well-known character from Mortal Kombat, Scorpion is an awesome choice if you’re looking for a masked character. You might not need to bring a rope with you.

9. Deadpool

You either love or hate Deadpool! But one thing is for sure; he’s a popular character. So you’ll get a bunch of reactions with a Deadpool cosplay. Ever since the movie was released in 2016, Deadpool has been very popular, especially at comic cons.

10. Ichigo

Remember when Bleach was the show that everyone watched? Such a great time! Well, you can relive that nostalgia by cosplaying the main character, Ichigo. With his signature orange hair and cool outfit, he’s a cool character to cosplay. And he wears a nice-looking mask to boot. 🙂

11. Tuxedo Mask

Fighting evil by moonlight. Winning love by daylight. Did you sing that in your head? 🙂 If you did, then you should definitely consider cosplaying Tuxedo Mask from Sailor Moon! Who doesn’t love him? He wears such an amazing mask; he’s perfect for times like these. If you can, bring a Usagi with you.

12. Samus Aran

Nintendo’s most famous bounty hunter! If you’re willing to go all out and wear her armored costume, then Samus is the perfect cosplay choice for you.

13. Soldier 76

I myself haven’t played Overwatch, but I do know that Soldier 76 is an awesome-looking character. He actually wears a respirator, which may or may not be allowed at a con. Be sure to adjust your costumes accordingly if you decide to cosplay Soldier 76.

14. Kakashi

Kakashi’s mask not only looks great on him, but it also fits well as a mask you can use to walk around the convention! One of the most popular characters in Naruto, Kakashi is the sensei and leader of the original Team 7. With his cunning abilities, studying his book on the job and his Sharigan eyes, Kakashi has been a great choice for cosplayers and genders for so many years!

15. Himiko Toga

Despite being a villain of the series, Toga is a very popular choice for any My Hero Academia cosplay ideas. And we can see why; she is your typical yandere with a cute but sinister personality. Even though she’s a bad guy, you can’t help but love Toga and her sadistic ways! Toga wears a notable mask that’ll look great on you!

Summary

To summarize, here are the 15 masked cosplay ideas:

  1. Akali
  2. Kitana
  3. Overhaul
  4. Kaneki
  5. Sheik
  6. Kylo Ren
  7. Zabuza
  8. Scorpion
  9. Ann
  10. Ichigo
  11. Tuxedo Mask
  12. Samus Aran
  13. Soldier 76
  14. Kakashi
  15. Himiko Toga

And there you have it; 15 masked cosplay ideas!

Which one are you planning to do? Let me know in the comments below. 🙂

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