“Who should i cosplay from Danganronpa?”
It’s crazy to think that even after all these years, Danganronpa is still popular to this day! Who doesn’t love a story involving unique high school students playing a cruel of murdering each other?! Even though the video game (yes it’s actually a video game!) came out back in 2010, the series is still buzzing, especially when it comes to cosplay. In particular, the popular characters have some of the most beautiful designs in their outfits.
So if you’re asking, “Who should i cosplay from Danganronpa?” If you want to cosplay the most well-known and popular character, then you should definitely go for Junko Enoshima. Her amazing outfit is not only a great design, but also notable in the cosplay world after all these years. There are other easier options too, such as Kyoko Kirigiri and Sonia Nevermind that you should consider as well.
If you’re looking for Danganronpa cosplay ideas, then you’ve come to the right place. In this post, I’ll share with you those 5 Danganronpa cosplay characters you should definitely try out!
1. Junko Enoshima
Ah yes, let’s start with the most popular cosplay from the series, Junko Enoshima. Of all the characters from Danganronpa, I’d have to say Junko is the one that gets represented the most. Why? Well, to start she is an interesting character from the first season. Junko has a crazy personality that’s very eccentric; you never know what you’re gonna get with her. And she looks beautiful with the high school outfit and pink hair. It earned her the fashionista title that allowed her to predict trends.
Junko is also intelligent, being able to manipulate others into despair, which is what she loves doing. Overall, Junko is a crazy character that happens to be one of the most popular cosplays not only from Danganronpa, but in the entire cosplay world.
You should cosplay Junko if: you want to cosplay a psychotic character like her. Or if you want to wear a costume that’s somewhat provocative, Junko has that sex appeal going for her. I will say that if you’re looking for an easy cosplay to do, then Junko may not be the character for you. Even though her outfit is basically a high school uniform, there’s lots of little detail you have to keep in mind if you’re going for cosplay accuracy (and if you want more information about cosplay accuracy, click here).
Not to mention her pink hair is very unique. So unless you just go for a casual pink wig, you’ll need to step up your cosplay wig styling game for Junko. But if you can pull it off, you’re going to look FABULOUS as Junko, like many other cosplayers already have.
2. Kyoko Kirigiri
Now we jump from one end of the spectrum to another with Kyoko Kirigiri. Unlike Junko who is pretty crazy, Kyoko has quiet, cold and stoic personality. Much like the detective she is, Kyoko doesn’t reveal too much about herself. She’s pretty much your typical Tsundere (source). But she does sometimes let her guard down, especially with Makoto (which we’ll discuss later in this post).
You should cosplay Kyoko if: You want to cosplay a character that is intelligent. Part of why Kyoko survives in the trials is because she keeps to herself and doesn’t reveal anything that she knows. Also, she is a great option if you want to cosplay someone that is easy to do (PS if you want some easy cosplay ideas for girls, click here). All you need is: long purple wig, purple leather jacket with gold buttons, white dress shirt, brown tie and a black skirt.
3. Celestia Ludenberg
Another popular cosplay choice from the series, Celestia has been dubbed the Queen of Liars for her compulsive dishonesty! She uses her deception in gambling, earning her tons of money to living in luxury.
You should cosplay Celestia if: you want to cosplay a badass character! Also, if you’re into the Lolita fashion style, then Celestia is your girl. Her outfit is pretty similar to a Lolita maid dress, and it looks amazing. And although she does have really interesting hair in the series, you can use a regular long black wig and attach the curly parts yourself. Or if you have black hair in real life, that works as well! (If you want more ideas for characters with black hair, click here).
4. Sonia Nevermind
Sonia Nevermind…what an interesting name for such a cheerful girl. Sonia is actually the Princess of the Kingdom of Novoselic, so her kind and caring personality definitely reflects that. Unlike the other students who have bad intentions, Sonia is shown to be loyal towards everyone, especially her friends. Danganronpa might be a dark series, but Sonia is one of the few characters who keep things bright.
You should cosplay Sonia if: you want to dress up as a cute character. She is perfect for that. Sonia is also not too difficult to cosplay either; a blonde wig, along with a green and white dress with a cute ribbon is all you need.
5. Makoto Naegi
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.
You should cosplay Makoto if: you want to be a cute-looking boy!
Chiaki Nanami is a gamer girl! Without giving too much away, she is a great cosplay option if you want to do more of a casual costume from Danganronpa.
I hope this answers the question of “Who should i cosplay from Danganronpa?” While there are tons of characters from the game, I picked these ones because they’re the most popular characters from the series. Enjoy!
My name is Roger Senpai. I’m a cosplayer that’s been in the community for well over a decade now. I’ve traveled all over the world to Anime and Comic conventions and hosted my own cosplay events. Now I’m writing articles for new and experienced cosplayers like you to help inspire, save you money and improve your cosplays!