Cosplay ideas short brown hair!
If you decided to search for a post like this, you probably have good reason to do so. Maybe you have naturally short brown hair and you want to use your real hair to cosplay, which is totally fine (I go into more detail about whether you should wear a wig or not in this post). Or you want to cosplay a character with a wig, but you don’t want the wig itself to be super long. Whatever the reason, I got you covered!
In this post, I’ll give you 25 cosplay ideas short brown hair!
These characters mostly range from genres such as Anime, video gaming and sci-fi (surprisingly, I could not find many comic book characters with short brown hair, which is odd). I’m sure you’ll find a character that suits you best.
Without further ado, let’s get started!
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1. Mako from Kill La Kill
We all know Ryuko as the main character of Kill La Kill, but let’s not forget her cute sidekick Mako! She is an awesome girl and most importantly, she’s got that short brown hair you’re looking for. Like Ryuko, Mako is pretty easy to cosplay.
2. Yui from K-ON!
Yui is a classic example of a lovable character from an Anime/manga series. She is the lead guitarist and vocalist of her band. Yui is cute and fearless on stage, and brings all the energy for everyone. In terms of cosplay, Yui is really easy to do. It’s basically a school uniform. Bring a microphone or guitar with you to add-on your cosplay!
3. Rin Nohara from Naruto
If you’re like me and haven’t watched the entire series, you probably won’t know who Rin is. But she was a pretty important character that sets the story for Naruto! She’s a sweet girl who cares about Obito and Kakashi. Rin is relatively obscure in my opinion, so she’s a good choice for a lesser-known character!
4. Sora from Kingdom Hearts
The main character and poster boy of the Kingdom Hearts series. Sora may have had longer hair in the earlier games, but lately it’s been shorter, so I had to include him on this list. Arm yourself with a “Keyblade” sword and you’re good to go!
5. Ochaco Uraraka from My Hero Academia
Every Shonen series needs someone like Uraraka: laid back, bubbly and a cheery sidekick of the main character! Some may not like Uraraka for being such an airhead at times (which is coincidental due to her Quirk nullifying gravity).
6. Hanayo Koizumi
Ah, Hanayo Koizumi! She’s the shy and reserved girl from Love Live! But she’s also a character we cherish as well. Hanayo is definitely a fan favorite from the series and she’s got short brain hair. So of course I had to include her on this list.
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7. Rey from Star Wars (eh short enough)
I was a bit hesitant to include Rey because her brown hair is kind of long. But whatever, it’s short enough! For those who don’t know, Rey is the main character of the (relatively) new Star Wars trilogy. Because of how awesome she is, and how easy it is to cosplay her, Rey is a popular choice for cosplay. Best of all, she’s a great option for cosplay ideas short brown hair!
8. Yuna from Final Fantasy X
Yuna is one of the most popular characters of Final Fantasy. She’s from FFX as the famous Summoner. We don’t often look at Yuna’s hair but she’s definitely a brunette! You can either go for her original outfit, or go for the sexier version from FFX-2.
9. Katara from Avatar: The Last Airbender
Katara is an iconic character from Avatar She’s known for being a bit stubborn yet strong at the same time. Katara is like a mother to many of the other characters in Avatar; she is known to take care of the people around her! Not only is Katara a cosplay ideas for brunette, cosplaying Katara is fun for photoshoots. You can do her iconic waterbending pose and it would look so cool.
10. Hange Zoe from Attack On Titan
Hange Zoe is a popular character from Attack on Titan. Even though most of the characters wear the same uniform, Hange has her signature brown hair and glasses. The final season has yet to conclude, so now is a good time to cosplay Hange Zoe!
11. Nathan Drake from Uncharted
Remember this awesome game for the PlayStation? At this point, Nathan Drake may be considered an obscure character to cosplay. But I’m sure there are still a lot of Uncharted fans who would definitely appreciate a Nathan cosplay. He is a handsome man after all.
12. Gorou from Genshin Impact
Hadouken! Ryu is a legendary character from Street Fighter that you probably already know of. His outfit is very simple and you don’t necessarily need to be jacked like Ryu to cosplay as him. Everyone will know who you are if you decide to cosplay as Ryu!
13. Tenten from Naruto
Tenten is similar to Rock Lee in that she doesn’t possess any natural powers or gifted abilities, but she works hard in order to compensate for this. She also wants to prove that females can be just as strong as males when it comes to being a ninja. She has such a great Naruto outfit!
14. Tracer from Overwatch
Although the hype for Overwatch has died down a little bit, the love for Tracer in my opinion has not. Even in the beginning, she was already one of the more popular characters. And why not; Tracer is super pretty and fun to play in the game. And of course, she’s got that short brown hair.
Since Tracer is also LGBT-friendly! Click here if you want to learn more cosplay ideas for LGBT.
15. Velma from Scooby-Doo
Where would the Scooby-Doo series be without Velma? Want to cosplay girl with short brown hair that’s smart and wears glasses? Then Velma Dinkley is your girl! She’s really easy to cosplay as well, which is a bonus.
16. Haruhi Suzumiya from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Considered one of the best Anime series of the 2000s, Haruhi is a very recognizable character and people will love that you’re showing appreciation for one of the most loved characters of all time. And she’s pretty easy to cosplay as well.
17. Sakura Kinomo from Cardcaptor Sakura
Her hair might look a bit more blonde in her magical form, but I still consider Sakura a brunette most of the time!
If you’re looking for a cute/kawaii magical girl to cosplay, then Sakura Kinomoto is totally for you! Similar to how many magical girl series start off, Sakura is your ordinary 10 year old girl in school. One day, she accidentally releases a bunch of magical cards called the Clow cards. At this point, she transforms into a magical girl and goes out on an adventure to retrieve the Clow cards back by fighting them in their battle form (think Yu-Gi-Oh).
The nice thing about cosplaying Sakura is that she has a lot of different outfits to choose from. You can go for her school outfit or one of her many transformation costumes (like the one in the photo). Be sure to carry her wand when you decide to pick one!
18. Kiki from Kiki’s Delivery Service
Kiki is one of the easiest magical girl outfit cosplay ideas worth doing. This Studio Ghibli film is pretty old but she is still a great and easy choice for a female magical girl. It’s really easy; a dark navy dress, a red head bow and a broom is all you need to cosplay this sweet-hearted witch.
Trying to start a new life outside of her home, Kiki moves out to setup a courier service. During this time, she matures and learns to fend for herself out in the real world. Her story is a basic coming-of-age. Kiki’s Delivery Service is a great classic film and Kiki is an easy and wonderful character to cosplay.
19. Super Mario
You know, since Mario always wears his famous red cap all the time, we forget that he actually does have short brown hair underneath! But yes, Mario is a candidate for cosplay ideas short brown hair. He would be a fun cosplay to do, and pretty much everyone will know who you are! I mean, who hasn’t played a Mario game in their life? 🙂
20. Korra from Avatar: The Legend of Korra
Like the title suggests, Korra is the main character of the 2nd series, The Legend of Korra. Unlike Aang who is level-headed, Korra is pretty hot-headed and likes to take action and fight first rather than work things out peacefully. While she is athletic and strong, over time she eventually develops her spiritual side, which is important for her role. Being the main character, Korra is a great cosplay option!
21. Manuela from Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Oh my! Manuela is one of the other professors at the Monastery, and a former songstress in the opera. You’d think with her position, she would be formal and kept. But in fact, she’s quite the opposite! Manuela is known to drink regularly and to flirt with the knights in search of her true love.
22. Black Widow
Hey, I managed to find at least one character from a comic book series with short brown hair, and it’s none other than Black Widow! You might have seen her in recent films depicted Scarlett Johansen. Why not dress up as one of the sexist and badass Avengers cast? Black Widow is fairly easy to cosplay as well!
23. Megumin from KonoSuba
Explosion! Megumin is one of the main characters from KonoSuba, a popular Anime/manga series. Megumin is quite the interesting character, being your typecast Chuunibyou But unlike most Chuuni, Megumin actually has super powers. And one of them is making things explode!
24. Light from Death Note
Makoto may be a short little dude but there’s a lot of interesting things about him. To start, he is kind hearted and optimistic like Sonia. And despite his short stature, he’s quite strong as well! Makoto does not violence and likes to solve things peacefully. Every series needs a good man like Makoto, and Danganronpa is no exception.
25. Zhongli from Genshin Impact
Zhongli is one of the most popular characters in Genshin Impact, for so many reasons. He’s an important part of the story in Liyue, his personality and aesthetic are awesome, and he’s got that sexy voice. Oh, and he drops meteors at will. How can you NOT like Zhongli?
To summarize, here are the 25 cosplay ideas short brown hair:
- Mako from Kill La Kill
- Yui from K-ON!
- Rin Nohara from Naruto
- Sora from Kingdom Hearts
- Ochaco Uraraka from My Hero Academia
- Hanayo Koizumi
- Rey from Star Wars
- Yuna from Final Fantasy X
- Katara from Avatar: The Last Airbender
- Hange Zoe from Attack On Titan
- Nathan Drake from Uncharted
- Ryu from Street Fighter
- Tenten from Naruto
- Tracer from Overwatch
- Velma from Scooby-Doo
- Haruhi Suzumiya from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
- Sakura Kinomoto from Cardcaptor Sakura
- Kiki from Kiki’s Delivery Service
- Super Mario
- Korra from Avatar: The Legend of Korra
- Manuela from Fire Emblem: Three Houses
- Black Widow
- Megumin from KonoSuba
- Light from Death Note
- Zhongli from Genshin Impact
And there you have it; 25 cosplay ideas short brown hair!
Which character would you want to cosplay as? Let me know in the comments!
Roger Senpai is a writer that is an expert with the cosplaying hobby. He has traveled to several cosplay convention in North America and writes various articles regarding cosplay including tips, tricks and ideas.