It’s that time again; popular cosplay ideas for this year!

2023 was another awesome year for cosplaying. Don’t forget that back in 2020, everything had to shut down and that included cosplay conventions. There was truly a time when everyone thought conventions would never ever return. But in 2021, we slowly started to see cosplay conventions return, although with lots of restrictions. I honestly got so emotional watching Cosplay Music Videos back in 2021 and seeing cons happen again.

In 2022, I’d say we finally got to see cosplay conventions TRULY return fully with everyone cosplaying their best outfits for the first time since we had shutdowns! And in 2023, it felt like things were completely normal again. Conventions are back now and what better way to celebrate than to cosplay some of the most popular characters?

What will be the most popular cosplay characters for 2024?

If you’re reading this post, I’m sure you’d like to know what’s going to be popular and trendy in terms of cosplay for 2024. After all, it’s always fun finding the same characters to cosplay as others and not only do popular cosplays help you socialize with people who are into the same series, it’s also great for social media purposes. (If you want to learn the pros and cons of cosplaying popular characters, click here to read my article about that).

In this featured article, I will list the most popular cosplay ideas for 2024. Here’s how the list will look like:

  • The definite picks cosplay picks for 2024 that will for sure be popular this year
  • My bold predictions that I have a good feeling will become viral and popular
  • Characters or series that MIGHT be popular, but also the chance that they may not (longshots)
  • And for some characters from each series (with a few exceptions), I will list all the materials and accessories you’ll need to make that particular cosplay!

Of course, it’s always difficult to predict with absolute certainty what people will be cosplaying as; memes always pop up out of the blue (e.g. Bowsette, Gawr Gura) and various series can end up being popular all of a sudden.

With that out of the way, let’s get started!

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Definite Picks

1. Genshin Impact

The Electro Archon, Raiden Shogun! Cosplayer: serelliah. Photo taken by kystix.

You’ve probably heard of Genshin Impact. Maybe you already know about it, or you know someone who has already cosplayed from it.

But in case you need a reminder: Genshin Impact has taken over the gaming world by storm! This gacha game has generated BILLIONS of dollars of revenue, and for good reason. For a game that can be played for free, Genshin Impact has it all; beautiful world landscape (similar to Breath of the Wild), lots of Waifus and Husbandos, addicting gameplay and quite the immersive story and quests.

It helps that the character designs are so beautiful and amazing.

I have an entire article dedicated to Genshin Impact cosplay ideas (including new ones). So if you’re interested in Genshin Impact cosplay ideas, click here to check out the list.

So to sum it up: Genshin Impact WILL (once again) be the #1 series in terms of most popular cosplay ideas for 2024.

Amber may be the worst character in the game, but she’s one of the best Genshin Impact characters to cosplay! Cosplayer: luckyelie3173.

What you’ll need to cosplay Amber from Genshin Impact:

  • Red coat, headband, details – you can thrift a cotton or polyester hoodie and alter to fit your body. Cut the shape to be similar to Amber’s M-shaped bangs to get the best effect.
  • Brown wig – One of my favourite wig stores is Wig Supplier and you can find an Amber wig or just a generic brown wig.
  • Belt and gloves – Dollar store gardening section all the way.
  • Shirt – get a brown shirt and a white hurt and hack them together to make a brown and white shirt! Fabric paint the details.
  • Gold embroidery – You can get puffy paint from your local craft store to achieve a raised effect and use craft foam for the base.
  • Brown shorts – Thrift store is your best bet to find some class brown shorts. Look in the pants section too and you might be able to find a steal.
  • Thigh-high boots – You need a cheap heel and some thigh-high socks. Cut a hole in the heel of a white thigh high sock and slip the heel though and you’ve got some DIY thigh-high boots.
  • Goggles – Amazon has some dank aviator goggles!

Cosplay ideas for Genshin Impact

Paimon Cosplay
Paimon is either the best travel companion…or emergency food. Cosplayer: mingmihoo.

Where do I even begin? There are so many characters to cosplay in this game that look fabulous and totally fun to cosplay!

If you’ve played this game, I’d say you should cosplay your favorite character if you can handle the difficulty. Pretty much every character has lots of specific detailing and embroidery with their clothing. So if you can pull it off yourself, you’re gonna look AMAZING.

But with that said, you can always do a casual version. For example, you can cosplay Kaeya and Diluc casually by wearing a blue or red wig and a dress shirt. Most Genshin players would recognize you, as both of those characters are really popular!

Other favourites are Amber, Lisa, Sucrose, Fischl, Venti, Mona and Bennett. Definitely the most recognizable would be Paimon, your fairy-sized travel companion/emergency food! Some newer Genshin Impact characters you could dress up as: Alhaitham, Furina or Lyney.

Again, if you’re looking for even more Genshin Impact cosplay ideas, click here to check out my separate article regarding that.

If you want to buy the costumes for Shenhe and Paimon, click below!

2. Chainsaw Man

Makima is one of the main characters of Chainsaw Man! Cosplayer: kamisamalisa. Photo by chriszeta_.

One of the breakout Anime hits back in 2022, the popularity of Chainsaw Man has transferred over to the cosplay world! And why not? Chainsaw Man is quite the gory Anime series, with a little dark humor added in. It’s about a world populated by devil-like creatures, with main characters such as Denji hunting down these devils with his chainsaw-like abilities. It is quite crazy!

But with interesting characters and an outlandish story, it’s no wonder why Chainsaw Man cosplays were so popular in 2023, and will continue to be popular in 2024!

By far the most popular character to cosplay will always be Makima. She’s the leader of the Public Safety and the one commanding Denji to do all the fighting.

What you need to cosplay Makima from Chainsaw Man:

  • Black Blazer
  • Black tie (make sure it’s long enough to reach the tip of your belt…fashion tip :))
  • White dress shirt
  • Black dress pants
  • Red-orange wig
  • Chains!

Cosplay ideas for Chainsaw Man

Cosplayer: chibiusagimx.

The nice thing about Chainsaw Man is that the characters are really easy to cosplay! Most of the outfit, you can use regular clothing and materials. This makes Chainsaw Man a perfect candidate for closet cosplays (if you want a list of closet cosplay ideas, click here to check it out.)

By far the most popular character to cosplay will definitely be Makima. She’s the leader of the Public Safety and the one commanding Denji to do all the fighting.

You can also cosplay as Denji himself. Either you can cosplay him with his orange hair and fangs, or go out all and make a chainsaw helmet!

Power is also another popular character. She is one of the main devils in the series, and she has many different outfits to choose from, including her signature devil horns.

3. Spy x Family

Yor Forger, the wife of Loid Forger who is secretly a professional assassin! Cosplayer: miichan.cosplay.

Spy x Family is another series that took off in popularity in 2023. We definitely saw a lot of Yor Forger and Anya cosplayers, and a little bit of Loid Forger as well.

Spy x Family is about a man named Loid Forger who agrees to be part of a family in order to accomplish his mission as a spy. He marries a woman named Yor, who is also secretly a professional assassin. They also take care of a child named Anya, who is a telepath and can read minds. Put together a spy husband, an assassin wife and a telepathic child, and you get a funny and wholesome series that is Spy X Family!

What you need to cosplay as Yor from Spy x Family:

I would say to just buy the outfit for Yor online. Although it may look a simple black dress, there are many modifications such as the straps that make it more complicated than usual. And the dress also acts like a cape too. The gloves are also different as well. But you can buy knee-high black boots yourself and make the headband on your own.

Cosplay ideas for Spy x Family

Yor is by far the most popular character to cosplay from Spy x Family. Her outfit is so hot and who doesn’t want to dress up as a covert assassin?

You can also cosplay as Anya, the cute little child who can read minds. Everyone loves her!

And don’t forget about Loid, the main character of the series.

4. Final Fantasy VII

Tifa from Final Fantasy VII Remake! Cosplayer: zhang.mao.mao.cosplay. Photo by wolfsink.

Okay, so last year I had this game at #8 in terms of cosplay popularity. But in 2024, I’m putting Final Fantasy VII (FF7) in the top 5 for popular cosplay ideas. Why? Because the 2nd part of the remake trilogy is finally coming out this year, so you’ll know there will be lots of hype for this game. But more importantly, you’ll be seeing a lot more FF7 cosplays at conventions in 2024.

Final Fantasy VII is by far the most popular Final Fantasy game of all time. When the first part of the remake was released, there was renewed interest in cosplaying the most well-known characters like Tifa and Aerith.

And now with the 2nd part of the remake being scheduled for release in 2024, there will be even more FF7 cosplays to see. I’m hoping there will be newer design of characters. Only time will tell.

What you’ll need to cosplay Tifa:

  • Tank top – A white tank top can be easily purchased almost anywhere – just trim it to your desired length. For a battle damaged version, make sexy cuts.
  • Harness – Customize a pair of suspenders with craft foam pieces to imitate Tifa’s style. Depending on the version, some reference photos of her have more fancy suspenders than others.
  • Skirt – If you can’t find a skirt at the correct length, crop a full length skirt to your liking. Sometimes, cosplayers choose to alter costumes in a way that makes them more comfortable. You don’t need to have the exact length of skirt to cosplay Tifa, but if you want to, all the more power to you!
  • Black wig – A black wig is a staple in any cosplayer’s wardrobe. You can grab one from Amazon, or a quality wig from Arda.
  • Arm guards – Matching the colour of the gloves and the arm guards will be difficult with paint, so I suggest finding red pleather and making everything from scratch. You can find a simple glove pattern online. Then add the gauntlet bits with 5mm craft foam and cover with your red pleather.

Cosplay ideas for FF7

An alternative outfit for Tifa! Cosplayer: wisteria_melody_cosplay.

Final Fantasy VII has so many memorable characters that you have lots to choose from. The most notable ones will definitely be Cloud, Tifa, Aerith and Sephiroth. They’ve already gotten a new look in the remake/Smash Bros, so it makes sense to cosplay them. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do the other memorable characters like Yuffie or Barret.

5. League of Legends

KD/A cosplay
2022 will be another KD/A year in cosplay, and that’s totally fine with most of us. Cosplayer: nisaba_cosplay.

Will League of Legends ever cease not to be popular with cosplayers? Not for a while at least.

It’s been years since the Pop/Stars music video was released and K/DA is still popular to this day. The video was originally meant to just sell skins for League of Legends. Instead K/DA has become a phenomenon that mostly everyone loves. And in the cosplay world, there are tons of cosplayers who dress up from the trio.

Riot Games continually updates the skins/designs for League, including the most recent addition Heartsteel. It’s also been confirmed that a 2nd season of Arcane (a spinoff Netflix series about League characters Jinx and Vi) has been confirmed for 2024. So you can bet that League of Legends will continue to be popular for a long time.

What you’ll need to cosplay Evelynn K/DA from League of Legends:

  • Black Trench Coat – If you’re looking for a closet cosplay, Evelynn might be something you and a few friends could put together by combining your wardrobes. The black trench coat is a closet staple, and if you don’t have one, I guarantee your local Goodwill or Value Village will.
  • Necklace – This necklace charm is super easy to make. All you need to do is loop a length of ribbon into an old earring. You can also find lots of similar charms at the craft store, corner store, or Ardene’s.
  • Earring – Evelynn’s earrings here are just small hoops, which you can find online for about $2 on eBay. These are also in the bargain section at Claire’s or Ardene’s.
  • Belt – A common black belt can be purchased at any corner store.
  • Wig – Evelynn’s cat ear hair is what gives her the iconic look in this K/DA version. I would recommend buying some strong hair spray and set aside an hour or so to twirl the hair in the same way. You can buy her wig right here (affiliate link).
  • Glasses – Glasses are a challenge to craft. The best hack for glasses is to find some similar frames and tint the lenses with see-through acrylic sheets such as soft binders, or photography gels.
  • Claws – Honestly, paper is the tried-and-true method for the most comfortable claws. You can also do foam for a longer effect. Paint with silver acrylic or Rub n Buff.

Cosplay ideas for League of Legends

Cosplayer: tutu_the_bunbun. Click here to buy Spirit Blossom Ahri cosplay. 30% off!

K/DA is obviously the first option. The Pop Stars outfit has been so popular for a while now, so you can definitely snag an outfit for very cheap now.

Ever since Arcane was released on Netflix, both Jinx and Vi saw a revival in popularity in terms of cosplay. Both look great in cosplay, so they’re definitely good options as well.

But you don’t have to go the mainstream route; there are several champions to choose from. League has tons of cool-looking characters to cosplay such as OG Ahri, Ashe and Ezreal. And there are a variety of looks to choose from; either you can cosplay the looks that the characters sported when the game first came out, or you can go for the more recent looks like the Spirit Blossom.

If you want more League of Legends cosplay ideas, click here to see a list of characters you should try!

6. Fire Emblem

Mercedes, one of the many great characters worth cosplaying in Fire Emblem: Three Houses! Cosplayer: ronantyche. Photo taken by Neha Mathur.

You can never count out Fire Emblem if you’re looking to cosplay popular characters. Even if there is a big gap between new Fire Emblem games, a lot of the existing characters are just so awesome that they will always be part of someone’s future cosplay plans. Fire Emblem characters always have wonderful designs, and they work so well in cosplay groups.

So you can bet that Fire Emblem will once again be popular in the cosplay world, and 2024 will be no exception.

What you’ll need to cosplay Mercedes from Fire Emblem: Three Houses:

  • White dress shirt – Hopefully you already have one of these lying around!
  • Shawl – Find a white fleece scarf and add fleece trim to the edges. It’s very important to do all of the details in fleece or embroidery to ensure that the material flows well and makes sense with the overall fit.
  • Black skirt – If you’re looking for accuracy, you might want to make a large circle skirt from a thick material. However, you might be able to find a long maxi skirt in the same colour. You can add some horsehair braid to the end to help the skirt stay flouncy and sharp. Don’t forget to wear a petticoat to achieve the cupcake shape.
  • Blue tights – I struggled with opaque tights for a long time but I finally discovered the Hue line that has tights in all the colours of the rainbow. Try Hue for quick shipping and hassle-free customer service.
  • Brown Shoes – these brown lace-up booties can be found at Brown’s or Aldo’s.

Cosplay Ideas for Fire Emblem

Fire Emblem group photo
Hopefully things will be normal again so we can go back to doing Fire Emblem group shoots! Marth: Myself. Celica: Jam. Tiki: kirankoncosplay. Roy: kuze_cos.

There are so many Fire Emblem characters to choose from, so you have plenty of options.

You can opt for classic characters like Marth, Celica or Tiki. Or you can go for newer characters like Chrom, Lucina, Tharja or Robin. The newest game, Three Houses, has some pretty cool characters such as Edelgard and of course Byleth. 🙂

Fire Emblem cosplays tend to be more on the mid-range to high-end in terms of cosplays costs (if you want to know more about how much cosplay generally will cost you, click here to read my article about it). Many characters have fine detailing and intricate design with their outfits, as well as embroidery and armor to help their costume stand out. Not to mention that many of them carry cool-looking weapons such as swords and staves.

So unless you’re going for a low budget or “beach/summer” version of a character, be prepared to fork out a bit more money to either buy or create a Fire Emblem cosplay.

7. Cyberpunk

Cosplayer: myboo_cosplay.

You know, I actually predicted that Cyberpunk was going to be a popular series to cosplay from, back in 2020. But unfortunately, the game itself had a rocky launch when it first came out, and it got somewhat of a bad name because of it. And I think that translated into the cosplay world, so Cyberpunk didn’t become a popular cosplay because of the game’s issues at the time.

However, times have definitely changed! Not only has the developer fixed all of the game’s bugs and glitches, making it a now well-received game, but a new Anime series called Cyberpunk: Edgerunners was released in 2022, bringing many people to being interested in the series. And now we have seen a lot of Cyberpunk cosplays at conventions!

Cosplay ideas for Cyberpunk

The cool thing about Cyberpunk is that you make your own avatar in the game. So you can really customize your cosplay to cater to the look you have in the game.

But if you want something more established, you can opt to cosplay one of the characters from Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, including: David, Lucy and Rebecca.

8. Black Butler

Sebastian (Black Butler) by Galactic Reptile Cosplay. Photo taken by Tensai Photography.
Sebastian (Black Butler) by greptyle. Photo taken by Tensai Photography.

Simply one hell of a butler! I’d never think that in 2024 that I would be talking about Black Butler in an article about popular cosplays. But here we are.

The main reason why I believe Black will become a popular cosplay choice is because there’s a new season coming out! Yes, the 4th season is scheduled to be released in 2024. So I am expecting to see the cosplays of Sebastian and Ciel make a triumphic return, similar to how it was in the early 2010s. However, we may also see new cosplays from Black Butler, depending on how season 4 turns out.

Cosplay ideas for Black Butler

When it comes to cosplay ideas for Black Butler, your main options are either Sebastian or Ciel. With Sebastian, his main outfit is his butler uniform. I have cosplayed Sebastian and really enjoyed dressing up as him; it’s easy to wear and you feel great as a demon butler. As for Ciel, he has many different outfits to choose from. He even has a wedding dress version!

There are other characters from Black Butler to choose from as well. Grelle is another popular option due to his red aesthetic and chainsaw. Mey-rin makes for a great sidekick as well.

9. Demon Slayer

So when Demon Slayer first came out back in like 2019 or 2020, I expected the hype to die down after a year or so. Boy was I wrong! Because not only is Demon Slayer still popular to this day, with the Anime still ongoing, the series will continue to be on top in terms of cosplay popularity.

Like previous years, you’ll be seeing lots of Demon Slayer online and at conventions. This is why Demon Slayer is one of the top 10 on my list of popular cosplays for 2024. And why not, those Demon Slayer outfits look so amazing!

10. My Hero Academia

Plus Ultra!

What’s there to be said about My Hero Academia (MHA) that hasn’t been said already? I hate to compare the two, but MHA is new the Naruto! It’s going to be the cosplay choice for both beginner and experienced cosplayers.

This top Shonen Anime has been superhot for the past several years. MHA characters have wonderful designs and the Anime is highly acclaimed.  All these things will ensure that MHA characters have remained popular for a long time.

HOWEVER, I will say that the cosplay popularity of MHA is beginning to decline. So while I feel like MHA will continue to see a lot of cosplayers dress up from the series in 2024, it won’t be as many as in the past. This may be the first year we see a gradual decline of cosplay popularity for My Hero Academia.

Cosplay Ideas for My Hero Academia

The nice thing about MHA is that despite having a ton of characters to cosplay, they’re all unique in their own way with their “quirks.” And in terms of cosplay, every character is so cool-looking!

The main characters like Deku, Bakugo, All Might, Ochaco and Todoroki will always be a great choice. Season 7 is coming out in 2024 at some point, so be on the lookout for new characters.

11. Jujutsu Kaisen

Who doesn’t love Jujutsu Kaisen? With iconic characters such as Yuju, Maki and Gojo, there are so many characters worth cosplaying. As with a lot of Shonen, the series is popular with a lot of cosplayers.

Jujutsu Kaisen is a relatively new manga series that started in 2018, and had an Anime adaption back in 2021. With the awesome characters and interesting story, Jujutsu Kaisen became a hit not only for Anime viewers, but also for cosplay. With the 2nd Anime season still ongoing, we’ll be seeing lots of Jujutsu Kaisen cosplays in 2024.

Cosplay ideas for Jujutsu Kaisen

There are so many cool-looking characters from Jujutsu Kaisen, so you’ll have lots to choose from! Including:

  • Mahito
  • Maki Zenin
  • Satoru Gojo
  • Nobara Kugisake
  • Yuji Itadori
  • Sukuna

12. Love Live!

Love Live! cosplay
Love Live! is a safe bet for a popular cosplay idea in 2022. Cosplayer: Breathelifeindeeply. Taken by EvilSanity.

Love Live! cosplays have been popular, yet the main Anime series came out a long time ago. I’m pretty surprised how this iconic idol show has been around for so long. Maybe it’s because of the memorable characters such as Nico or Kotori? Or the fact that Love Live! has been the best choice when a few cosplayers want to form a cosplay group (more about that here)?

In either case, I am predicting that Love Live! will continue to be a popular choice in 2024. Business as usual.

Cosplay ideas for Love Live!

Mahou Dreamers Love Live! Cosplay Group
Mahou Dreamers Love Live! Cosplay Group.

You don’t need any cosplay ideas for Love Live! because there are so many outfits and variations for every character and they’ll always be adored by many. Fortunately, Love Live! cosplays tend to be on the cheaper side.

You can buy the basic outfit for dirt cheap under $30 USD. However, some of the dresses (e.g. Arabian dancer) will be more expensive. So while you might pay more for some Love Live! costumes, all of them are still in the low and middle-end of cosplay pricing.

The easiest way to obtain this costume is to find one second hand or from Taobao. Love Live! Season 1, which was popular back in 2012-2014, was so popular that so many cosplay stores made their own rendition of it. However, if purchasing online is not an option, you can find the following items and put it together yourself.

Note that you’ll stand out even more if you have a group to cosplay Love Live! together with. If you want more group cosplay ideas you can do with your friends, click here for a list of 50+ ideas!

13. One Piece

We all know that One Piece has been around for a VERY long time ago. In fact, One Piece has over 1000 episodes as of today and both the manga and Anime are still ongoing. So yes, One Piece cosplays have been seen for quite a couple of decades now.

However, it feels like as of 2023, One Piece has seen a revival in cosplay popularity. Not only are cosplayers dressing up as from One Piece, there are lot of them dressing up from the series!

Why is that? I believe it has a lot to do with the One Piece live-action TV series that was released in 2023. For the longest time, when someone tried to make a live-action version of an Anime, it would flop real bad. But this wasn’t the case with One Piece. Not only has the live-action adaption been critically acclaimed, the show has been watched by so many viewers, both One Piece fans and newcomers. This newfound popularity definitely transitioned into the cosplay world. With a second season being confirmed for the live-action, you can bet that One Piece will be incredibly popular with cosplayers in 2024.

Cosplay ideas for One Piece

There are so many characters from One Piece that you could cosplay as. Starting with Luffy, he’s the iconic main character of the series with his notable sombrero and red blazer. Nami is another prominent character worth cosplaying with her orange hair and green tanktop. There are many other great characters such as Zoro, Buggy the Clown and Sanji.

14. SpongeBob SquarePants

While I myself haven’t watched much of SpongeBob SquarePants, I can’t deny that the popularity of this series has been ongoing for a very long time! In fact, I feel like the show has gotten even more popular recently with the younger generation. And why not? The characters are awesome and memorable.

In 2023, I certainly saw a bunch of SpongeBob cosplays. And that will continue into 2024. So if you’re looking to cosplay a well-known character, then you should consider cosplaying someone from SpongeBob SquarePants!

Cosplay ideas for SpongeBob SquarePants

So many characters to choose from, including:

  • SpongeBob SquarePants himself (there are MANY variations you could do)
  • Sandy Cheeks
  • Patrick Star

15. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure has been around for a long time. I believe the manga first came out way back in 1987 apparently! Ever since the acclaimed Anime in 2016 was released, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure has been a staple at Anime conventions for a while. But with a new Anime series (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean) airing right now, there’s definitely going to be a lot more interest for cosplays from JBA!

Cosplay Ideas for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

Some popular characters from the series include:

  • Jotaro
  • Jolyne
  • Trish

While many of the characters wear similar outfits, each one has a slightly different style. There are a variety of characters, including Eren, Levi, Mikasa, Hange, Armin and more. And you can also cosplay the Titan demons as well; you can either wear a bodysuit or go all out with body makeup!

Bold Predictions

16. DC Comics (Deadpool, Harley Quinn and Joker in particular)

I predict that 2024 will be a busy year for DC characters, particularly in the cosplay world. We have new movies featuring notable characters such as Deadpool and Joker.

I remember when Harley Quinn cosplays saw a small revival when the Birds of Prey movie was released. With her updated look, cosplayers wanted to dress up in her new and inspired outfit.

And I feel this will be the case with these DC characters in 2024. If any of these characters have new designs or outfits, then I believe we’ll see a lot more DC cosplays at conventions!

17. Avatar: The Last Airbender

Katara Avatar cosplay
Cosplayer: totlamadi. Photo taken by jenxnoir.

Oh yes! I always predicted that Avatar will make a grand return in the world of cosplay. While you do see a few Avatar cosplays at conventions such as Azula or Zuko, I feel like 2024 will be the year that Avatar explodes in popularity in again. That’s because a new TV series on Netflix will be airing next year. And as we’ve seen with characters like Wednesday Addams or Luffy from One Piece, Netflix tends to influence the cosplay scene a lot. Avatar will be no exception; that is my prediction.

18. Attack On Titan

We thought that Attack on Titan (AoT for short) would be over in 2021. But not yet; there’s a 2nd part to the final season of this wonderful series. Why would we want Attack on Titan to end anyways? It’s been an awesome fandom for the longest time and in terms of cosplay, AoT is perfect if you have a group of friends. You can all wear the military outfits! It’s great for beginner or casual cosplayers. In 2023, I didn’t see too many AoT cosplays. That’s why I have this series further down on the list this year, because I’m not entirely sure if it will continue to be popular? Maybe it’s because the Anime series is finally over after so long. And once that happens, a series stops becoming popular with cosplay. But who knows, maybe AoT will always a cosplay staple at conventions? I am predicting Attack on Titan will still be popular though.

19. Fate

You can never go wrong with F/GO characters like Scáthach! Photo by kxz Chen. Licensed under CC BY 2.0.

There have been so many Fate spinoffs for several years! Not to mention the mobile game, Fate/Grand Order.

With that said, I feel the Fate cosplay hype is dying down. I haven’t seen too many Fate cosplays like I used to. So this series barely scratches the list. In fact, it’s on the bottom, borderline made it.

Perhaps a combination of new Fate spinoffs, on top of the mobile game (Fate Grand Order) and releasing new outfits will keep this series popular at conventions!

What you’ll need to cosplay Scáthach from F/GO:

  • Maid costume – Amazon, eBay, or any regular costume site are your best bet. If you have cosplay friends, chances are that they already have a maid costume lying around. Reuse when you can.
  • Heels – These black pumps can be found in any corner of the world. Head to your local shoe store for a relatively inexpensive option.
  • Thigh-highs – You can find lacy thigh highs with any maid lingerie set online, or you can buy them separately from underwear stores such as La Senza.
  • Wig – Search for a dusty rose colour or brown wig if you can’t find a specific Scáthach costume.
  • Purple gloves – this one is going to be a little bit difficult to find. One thing you can do is find some two way stretch spandex and create the gloves and matching ruffles.
  • Plate – just grab one from your kitchen!

Cosplay Ideas for Fate

There are several characters to cosplay from Fate you could cosplay. You could go for the favorites such as Saber, Rin or Archer. The mobile game, Fate/Grand Order, has spawned tons of different cosplays such as Scathach and Shielder. I suggest picking a character that either suits your personality or whether you like the character design. For example, if you want to be a nice lady knight, then Saber is perfect for you. Or if you rather be a character that’s simple to do, the cold-hearted Rin Tohsaka would be a great choice.

20. KonoSuba (Megumin in particular)

Megumin (cosplay ideas)
“Explosion!” Photo by 沅珅 蔡. Licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Okay so I was wrong about KonoSuba in 2023 and for one good reason; the new season that was supposed to come in 2023…it did not come out. So we did not see the usual KonoSuba cosplays such as Aqua or Megumin.

But apparently the new season will finally be released in 2024, so I will predict this is when we’ll see resurgence in popularity for KonoSuba cosplays. That’s IF the new season does come out this year.

If you like female Anime characters like Megumin and Aqua, then click here to see a list of the top 25 Anime girl cosplay ideas.

Cosplay ideas for KonoSuba

The most popular cosplay ideas for KonoSuba are:

  • Megumin
  • Aqua
  • Kazuma

Longshot Predictions

21. Honkai

When it comes to Hoyoverse games, Genshin Impact usually takes the spotlight. But you may not have know that Honkai Impact was the game that started it all. A lot of the gameplay elements of Genshin were inspired and developed in Honkai Impact. You could argue that the lore and storytelling were also inspired, although that is yet to be confirmed (or ever will be).

But in terms of the cosplay world, I’ve noticed more cosplayers are not just cosplaying from Genshin Impact; they’re also looking to cosplay from Honkai. And why not? The character designs from Honkai are wonderful. And with Honkai Star Rail coming out in 2023, there are even more Honkai characters to cosplay from. So I predict in 2024, we’ll be seeing a lot more Honkai cosplays, to the point that it will be a popular cosplay choice!

22. Blue Exorcist

The Blue Exorcist Anime was released back in 2011. But because a new season is coming in 2024, I predict we will see more Blue Exorcist cosplays. I remember way back when we saw a lot of Blue Exorcist cosplays! And the characters are not hard to cosplay. You could almost count them as closet cosplays.

23. Baldur’s Gate

Not only is Baldur’s Gate a fan favorite, the third edition (Baldur’s Gate 3) won Game of the Year at The Game Awards. Winning this high prestige of an award has surely shone the spotlight on this game. And I predict that will translate into the cosplay world.

I expect to see Baldur’s Gate cosplay becoming a popular choice to dress up. Some of the characters look fantastic to begin with, so that definitely will help with the series being popular with cosplay.

4. Devil May Cry

To me, Devil May Cry is a great video game series that is relatively popular. With the great hack and slash gameplay, memorable characters like Dante and Nero, and dark lore, Devil May Cry has been a favorite for many gamers. In terms of cosplay, I don’t really too many DMC cosplays. But with a new Netflix series coming out for Devil May Cry, I predict we’ll be seeing a lot of Dante cosplays next year! This is especially true if the live-action series brings new characters and outfits.


To sum it all up, here are the 24 cosplay ideas that will be popular in 2024:

  1. Genshin Impact
  2. Chainsaw Man
  3. Spy x Family
  4. Final Fantasy VII
  5. League of Legends
  6. Fire Emblem
  7. Cyberpunk
  8. Black Butler
  9. Demon Slayer
  10. My Hero Academia
  11. Jujutsu Kaisen
  12. Love Live!
  13. One Piece
  14. SpongeBob SquarePants
  15. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
  16. DC Comics
  17. Avatar: The Last Airbender
  18. Attack on Titan
  19. Fate
  20. KonoSuba
  21. Honkai
  22. Blue Exorcist
  23. Baldur’s Gate
  24. Devil May Cry

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Which cosplays you think will be popular this year? Do you agree with my picks? Let me know in the comments!

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