Orange hair cosplay ideas!
Sometimes, you want to cosplay a character with a certain hair color. While there are tons of characters with colors such as blonde, brunette and blue hair, there aren’t too many characters out there with orange hair. But that’s okay. If you’re looking to cosplay someone with orange hair, I got you covered.
In this post, I’ll give you 15 orange hair cosplay ideas that you should try! Like with all my cosplay idea posts, these characters are from a variety of fandoms, including: Anime, video games, comics and more.
Without further ado, let’s get started!
1. Futaba from Persona 5
I had to start this list of orange hair cosplay ideas with a character from Persona. One of the more popular characters from P5, Futaba looks great as a cosplay! Most of the things you need to cosplay her involve regular clothing. And her big glasses make her look all the more cool!
2. Orihime from Bleach
Bleach is a forgotten relic of the Anime past. If you went to an Anime convention over 10 years, you couldn’t walk around without seeing Bleach cosplayers! And one of those iconic characters from this series is none other than Orihime! Personally, I found her pretty annoying. But nonetheless, she is still a classic option for orange hair cosplay ideas.
3. Nami from One Piece
Of course I have to include Nami from One Piece, because she’s the poster girl of orange-haired characters. Not only is she incredibly easy to cosplay, her regular outfit is quite suited for summer cosplay shenanigans! Nami is quite well-known, so you’ll have no problem with anyone recognizing your cosplay.
4. Misty from Pokémon
Misty is not only a popular character with orange hair, she’s one of the most recognizable characters from Pokémon, due to the Anime that’s still going to this day. While Misty is just a forgettable gym leader in Pokémon Red/Blue, she’s a huge main character in the Anime for the first couple of seasons. This is why she’s an easy cosplay characters for females! All you basically need is a yellow tank top, blue shorts and an orange wig!
5. Wakka from Final Fantasy X
Who doesn’t love Wakka? If you’ve played Final Fantasy X, then you know that Wakka is such a cool guy. His outfit is so chill and awesome, and you get to carry a beach ball around with you. Wakka has got short, spiky hair. So if that’s the kind of orange hair style you’re looking for, then Wakka is your character to cosplay!
6. Asuka from Neon Genesis Evangelion
Asuka Langley is the girl from Neon Genesis Evangelion that we all know and love. You can opt for her school uniform but that’s not what you’re here for. You want some bodysuits and Asuka’s bodysuit outfit is well-known in the cosplay community! It’s colorfully orange and looks awesome.
7. Sylvain from Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Oh Sylvain, the ladies’ man of Three Houses. He loves to flirt with all the girls in the Monastery and he’ll even join your group and switch Houses automatically if you’re female Byleth!
Cosplaying Sylvain is fairly simple for his original version. He has orange hair, a white dress shirt and the typical Monastery uniform blazer and pants with white boots. His Post Timeskip version is full-on armor, so if that’s your thing then go for it!
8. Daphne Blake from Scooby-Doo
If you enjoy Scooby-Doo, then you’ll definitely want to cosplay Daphne Blake! Danger Daphne is a great choice because she’s relatively easy to do. Her outfit involves normal clothing and of course, the orange hair.
9. Pain from Naruto
Like many villains in Shonen, Nagato is a complex antagonist who sets out to claim all the tailed beasts by destroying the village and obtaining power. His ultimate goal is to prevent future wars by taking over the world. Is Nagato completely evil?
10. Tails from Sonic The Hedgehog
Bet you didn’t think of this one! If you haven’t played any of the Sonic The Hedgehog, you might not know who Miles “Tails” Prower is. Tails is Sonic’s orange-colored sidekick who uses his tail to fly around and sometimes help Sonic in the air. You can cosplay Tails as a gijinka, which is basically a humanized version of the character. As long as you got the orange hair, you can totally pull off Tails!
11. Kim Possible
Oh yes! One of the best Disney TV shows in the modern era, Kim Possible is a kick-ass heroine who sort of reminds me of James Bond. While she is a strong crime fighter, she also struggles balancing her high school life at the same time. This makes Kim Possible very relatable and definitely fun to do as a closet cosplay.
12. Merida from Brave
Merida is a popular Disney cosplay choice and for good reason. She is strong, bold and of course brave! Although she is officially one of the Disney princesses, Merida doesn’t fit the stereotype at all; she is short-tempered and fights for herself. When you cosplay Merida, you get to wear an orange curly wig, a cool-looking dark green dress and get to wield a large bow!
13. Princess Tutu
You’ve heard of the story about the Ugly Duckling, right? Well this series takes that story to a whole new level. Princess Tutu is about a duck that’s been given an amulet, allowing the duck to transform into a girl who becomes Princess Tutu. She sets out on a quest to regain a prince’s shattered heart in order to save him.
Overall, she is a cute character to cosplay. If you’re into dresses or ballerina, Princess Tutu is perfect for one of your magical girl outfit cosplay ideas!
14. Aloy from Horizon
Aloy is one of the more popular main characters in recent years. She’s from the series, Horizon, an action RPG game about saving the world from crazy robots. Aloy has a beautiful design worth cosplaying. Her outfit and wig could be tricky to do, so cosplaying her is definitely one of those challenging ones if you want to try that.
15. Ichigo from Bleach
I saved this man for last! I’d say out of all the Anime characters out there, Ichigo from Bleach is by far the most well-known and most popular. He already looks so cool with his regular outfit. But the orange hair makes him look even more eccentric. And luckily, Bleach is having a new series out in the near future. So it’ll be a popular cosplay idea again, I predict.
Other characters with somewhat orange hair
I decided to include these characters below. You could argue that they don’t have perfectly orange hair, hence the separate category for them. However, I still feel it’s worth including them on this list.
Okay this one I’m on the fence, because you could argue that her hair is more brownish than orange. But you could also say it’s orange enough!
You might have seen her in recent films depicted Scarlett Johansson. Why not dress up as one of the sexist and badass Avengers cast? Black Widow is fairly easy to cosplay as well!
Is Starfire’s hair more red or orange? That’s for you to decide! Starfire is one of the most popular superheroes! And one of the easier editions of her costume is the NASA edition!
Tohru from Dragon Maid
One of the main characters of Dragon Maid, Tohru is a female dragon who has been brought to the regular world. In her human form, she’s a cute and bubbly girl. Her outfit is really cool so if you want to be a dragon maid, Tohru is your girl! Dragon Maid is a few years older now, so the hype has definitely simmered down. But Tohru is still a great choice.
To summarize, here are the orange hair cosplay ideas:
- Futaba from Persona 5
- Orihime from Bleach
- Nami from One Piece
- Misty from Pokémon
- Wakka from Final Fantasy X
- Asuka from Neon Genesis Evangelion
- Sylvain from Fire Emblem: Three Houses
- Daphne Blake
- Pain from Naruto
- Tails from Sonic The Hedgehog
- Kim Possible
- Merida from Brave
- Princess Tutu
- Aloy from Horizon
- Ichigo from Bleach
And there you have it; 15 orange hair cosplay ideas for you.
Which character do you want to cosplay as? Let me know in the comments!
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!