For most of us living in the Northern Hemisphere, we are already into the summer season. And you know what that means; it’s time for some summer cosplay ideas!
In this post, we will be going through 25 stylish summer cosplay ideas. I’m sure you’d love to get some amazing cosplay photos of your summer cosplay outfit when the weather is warm. Well look no further than here; we got all the best and awesome summer cosplay ideas in this post.
Without further ado, let’s goooo!
1. Summer Byleth
Who doesn’t love Fire Emblem? For the longest time, we’ve seen many summer cosplay versions of Fire Emblem: Rhea, Lucina and Ingrid are a few examples. But by far the most popular these days is Summer Byleth. And who can blame these cosplayers? Byleth is an awesome character from Three Houses. And he/she looks fabulous in a summer outfit. 🙂
2. Froppy from My Hero Academia
Froppy is a super cute and adorable MHA cosplay character worth cosplaying. Her outfit perfectly matches the summer vibes, because she is all about water.
3. Pokémon Professors
I myself have worn Professor Sycamore during conventions in the summer such as YetiCon, and it was great! For whatever reason, cosplaying a Pokémon professor works really well during warm weather. I feel it’s the casual vibe that Pokémon cosplays gives off in general. Whatever it is, you can bet that cosplaying a Pokémon professor is a great summer cosplay ideas!
4. Rei Ryugazaki from Free! Iwatobi Swim Club
For those who don’t know, the Free! series is the ultimate fan service for those who love hot dudes in swim gear. And that’s basically what Rei’s cosplay is about: a jacket and spandex pants. So Ray (or any character from Free Iwatobi Swim Club) is insanely easy. What better time to cosplay Rei than in the summer? And no, you don’t need to be jacked or have 6-pack abs to cosplay anyone from Free!
5. Poison Ivy
One of the most iconic characters in Western fandom, Poison Ivy is a great character to cosplay in the summer. Her revealing outfit is great if it’s hot outside. And if you customize her enough, she can work in a swimsuit cosplay.
6. Yuna from Final Fantasy X-2
Final Fantasy XIV seems to be all the rage these days. But let’s not forget the other classics from this series, such as Final Fantasy X; X-2 in particular. The popular main characters, Yuna and Rikku, have different outfits in the sequel that are perfect for summer cosplay!
7. Zakuro Fujiwara from Tokyo Mew Mew
Tokyo Mew Mew is one of the classic magical girl series. It’s an older series, but still a favorite for many. Unlike many magical girls who have big dresses, Zakuro’s casual outfit works well in the summer!
8. Summer Barbara
Let the show begin! In Genshin Impact, they have released new summer outfits for two characters. One of them is for Barbara, the lovely Idol Nun. Her outfit is totally cute and adorable, which is why I included it here in the summer cosplay ideas list.
9. Nami from One Piece
Of course I have to include Nami from One Piece. 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.
10. Milotic (Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire cosplay)
A lot of Genwunners forget about Milotic. It’s almost exactly like Magikarp; an ugly fish in its first form. But unlike Magikarp, Feebas doesn’t turn into a scary dragon fish like Gyarados. It turns into Milotic, a beautiful-looking sea creature who is pretty good to battle with. Milotic may not be well-known, but it’s a good choice if you’re planning to hit up a resort convention like YetiCon where you can jump in a pool!
11. Love Live!
Spring. Summer. Fall. Winter. Whatever the season may be, there’s a special Love Live! outfit ready for any occasion. If you have a group of friends this summer and want to cosplay from the same series, then these Love Live! outfits would be perfect for you!
12. Luffy from One Piece
If you love pirates, then you’ll love cosplaying Monkey D. Luffy! The iconic main character of this long-running Anime, he is super easy Anime cosplay to do. His shirtless outfit is perfect for summer cosplay. It doesn’t get any easier than Luffy!
13. Lola Bunny from Space Jam
Space Jam 2 is FINALLY coming out, and what better way to pay homage than to cosplay Lola Bunny? She’s a cute character to dress up as, and she’s perfect for summer weather. All you really need to cosplay Lola Bunny is her blonde wig, lashes, white gloves and the basketball outfit.
14. Jinx from League of Legends
Before K/DA took over and became the trendiest thing related to League of Legends, I’d say Jinx was the most popular LOL character to cosplay at the time. Even though she’s been overshadowed by the Pop Stars, Jinx is still a great option for a summer cosplay. Works great in water as well.
15. Sona from League of Legends
Before the KDA hype train, there was Sona. She was definitely one of the more popular LoL cosplays back in the day. Her outfit was definitely unique, with her keyboard-like stand in front of her and her magnificent dress. Although the hype for Sona isn’t the same, I think she’s still worth cosplaying.
16. Fate/Grand Order
I haven’t watched or played Fate/Grand Order. But I do know that the series is popular in the cosplay world for a good reason. There are so many outfits to choose from, and you can bet there are some awesome cosplay outfits for the summer season like this one!
17. Boa Hancock from One Piece
The almighty Snake Princess! Boa is a pretty complex character. She used to be the bad guy, up until she fell in love with Luffy. Boa’s outfit is great for a summer convention or any cosplay that takes place outdoors.
18. D.va from Overwatch
Of all the characters in Overwatch, D.va has to be by far the most popular character in the series. And because of this, there are many variations of D.va costumes…including summer ones! She’s a great option because she’s well-known and easy to dress up as.
For those who don’t know, Bowsette is not an actual character from a Mario game; it was fan-made. When the New Super Mario Bros game was coming out for the Switch, there’s an option for Toad to transform into Peach. One day, someone did the same thing for Bowser…and then Bowsette was created and went viral!
Since Bowsette is technically a fake character, you can customize her to whatever you want. But most iteration I’ve seen is great for the summer time cosplay.
20. Rei Ryugazaki from Free! Iwatobi Swim Club
Rei is very easy to do. All you need is the jacket and dark coloured pants and shoes!
For those who don’t know, the Free! series is the ultimate fan service for those who love hot dudes in swimgear. And that’s basically what Rei’s cosplay is about: a jacket and spandex pants.
Milim is actually dragon/demon lord! But of course, she’s got that typical humanoid Waifu in a bikini. She’s a great character to cosplay if you want someone that’s fierce and strong!
22. Summer Robin
Another popular summer outfit choice from Fire Emblem! For those who don’t know, Robin is the main character of Awakening, the Fire Emblem game that saved the series! Robin is a powerful mage and their regular outfit is awesome-looking. But their summer cosplay is even more sexier! Robin can be any gender, so cosplaying them is for everyone!
23. Hestia from Danmachi (Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon?)
Hestia is a very polarizing character from Danmachi! She is either your perfect Waifu Anime girl, or she is another overrated character that you have to ignore because everyone else loves her. Either way, Hestia is a good choice if you want someone easy to cosplay. You really just need a white mini-dress and her signature long-black hair!
24. Misty from Pokémon
Do you still remember this ridiculous show? If you do, you’ll remember how awesome it was! What better way to celebrate this summer than to cosplay Panty and Stocking! Great for any occasion, but especially during hot and steamy weather.
25. 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.
Here are the 25 stylish summer cosplay ideas you’ll love:
- Summer Byleth
- Froppy from My Hero Academia
- Pokémon Professors
- Rei Ryugazaki from Free! Iwatobi Swim Club
- Poison Ivy
- Yuna from Final Fantasy X-2
- Zakuro Fujiwara from Tokyo Mew Mew
- Summer Barbara
- Nami from One Piece
- Milotic from Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire
- Love Live!
- Luffy from One Piece
- Lola Bunny from Space Jam
- Jinx from League of Legends
- Sona from League of Legends
- Fate/Grand Order
- Boa Hancock from One Piece
- D.va from Overwatch
- Rei Ryugazaki from Free! Iwatobi Swim Club
- Milim Nava from That Time I Got Reincarnated Into A Slime
- Summer Robin
- Hestia from Danmachi (Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon?)
- Misty from Pokemon
- Kiki from Kiki’s Delivery Service
And there you have it; 25 summer cosplay ideas for you!
Which ones do you want to do? Let me know in the comments below.
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!