Cosplay Ideas

23 Anime Cosplay Ideas for Guys

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Are you on the hunt for some epic anime cosplay ideas for the fellas? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to dive into the best costumes for guys to cosplay based on their personalities and interests. Whether you’re all about the action in “Dragon Ball Z” or prefer the more laid-back vibes of “Your Name,” we’ve gotcha covered. So, let’s get this cosplay party started!

With so many different anime out there, you’re bound to find a character that speaks to you. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and have some fun with it! Who knows, you might just inspire someone else to start cosplaying too.

These anime cosplay ideas for men will light a fire in your creativity, whether you’re looking for something simple or a bit more complex. We’ve got you covered, fellas. (Ladies, don’t worry, we’ve got some ideas for you too.) With a little bit of imagination and hard work, you can create a cosplay that will make all your friends green with envy at the next anime convention or Halloween party. Let’s do this!

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Best Male Cosplay Ideas

1. Victor Nikiforov Cosplay (Youri on Ice)

"Yuri on Ice" stars Victor Nikiforov, a figure skater of great acclaim and considered by many as the top ice skater in the world. He also serves as a coach to other skaters, including Yuri Katsuki, who he helps reach their full potential.

Victor's attire is relatively simple yet elegant. A white shirt, black pants, and a silvery gray wig that accurately replicates his hairstyle are all that is required. To fully capture the essence of the character, a pair of figure skates can be added to complete the look. This is an ideal cosplay if you plan to attend a costume party at an ice skating rink!


2. Joseph Joestar Cosplay (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)

Fans of "Jojo's Bizarre Adventure" will have a blast dressing up as Joseph Joestar for their next cosplay event. The popular anime hero is instantly recognizable because to his unique sense of style, which includes a sleeveless tank top and a green and yellow striped scarf. When combined with Joseph's self-assured and daring demeanor, these elements are crucial to creating an accurate cosplay of the character. If you want to make a splash at a convention or just have a good time, try donning the Joseph Joestar cosplay.


3. Kaneki Cosplay (Tokyo Ghoul)

Kaneki from the popular manga series Tokyo Ghoul has become a popular choice for cosplayers. Kaneki makes for an impressive and eye-catching cosplay with his unique look and stylish outfit. Not to mention, his covered eyes add an air of mystery that is sure to turn heads. If you're looking for modern and unique cosplay, then Kaneki is an excellent choice.

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4. Edward Elric (Full Metal Alchemist)

Edward Elric is an accomplished alchemist who puts his skills to good use by assisting others in need during the course of the anime series, Full Metal Alchemist.

When doing a cosplay of Edward, the red coat is the most important piece to capture his likeness. This outfit is completed with black leggings and a wig that looks just like his hair. In any case, his metal arm is an instantly recognizable feature of the character that shouldn't be ignored. These essentials make it easy to create an authentic Edward Elric costume that will be a lasting tribute to the popular figure.


5. Saitama Cosplay (One Punch Man)

"One Punch Man" is a good option for anime fans who want to pack a real punch with their next cosplay. There is no shortage of strong characters in this show, but Saitama stands out as a unique character that will be sure to get a ton of eyes on the convention floor. The folically-challenged superhero is not only physically imposing, thanks to his immense strength and the fact that he can defeat opponents with a single punch, but also has a sharp wit and sense of humor. The last touches to this unforgettable cosplay experience are the yellow jumpsuit and red cape that are essential to embodying Saitama's persona.

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6. Zuko Cosplay (The Last Airbender)

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As any true devotee of the series "The Last Airbender" knows, Zuko is a character of exceptional depth and complexity, and his story arc is one of the most compelling aspects of the show. It is therefore no surprise that Zuko cosplay has become a beloved pastime among fans.

When it comes to cosplaying as Zuko, there are several routes one can take. One could opt for a faithful recreation of his appearance as seen in the show, complete with the scar and his red and gold attire. Alternatively, one could take inspiration from the comic series, where Zuko's look is given a more contemporary twist. Regardless of which route you choose, there are a few key elements to keep in mind when putting together your Zuko cosplay.

Firstly, it is imperative to have the correct hairstyle, as it is an essential aspect of Zuko's character. Secondly, the scar must be accurately replicated through makeup. And lastly, do not forget to accessorize, as his swords are as iconic as his hairstyle. With these tips in mind, you will be well on your way to creating a truly exceptional Zuko cosplay.


7. Joker Cosplay (Persona 5)

It's no surprise that Persona 5 fans enjoy dressing up as the game's infamous Joker in cosplay. Joker has a design that resonates with audiences since he is a figure with depth and attractiveness. Taking part in a Joker cosplay is a fun way to express your individuality and your love for the game.

It's important to remember a few things if you want to pull off a convincing Joker cosplay. At first, you'll need a wig that looks just like Joker's real hair. A lot of thought needs to be put into how to best highlight this distinctive feature of his persona through his hair. Second, the Joker's makeup is essential to his signature look. Last but not least, you may find everything you need to complete the costume in your local department store. You'll be well on your way to making a fantastic Joker cosplay if you keep these things in mind.


8. Genos Cosplay (One Punch Man)

For those seeking a cosplay experience that is both visually striking and thought-provoking, look no further than Genos from the anime series "One Punch Man." This powerful cyborg is not only cool but also possesses a subtle tragic element that adds depth and complexity to his character. If you're looking for a cosplay option that exudes style while also providing food for thought, Genos is a worthy choice.


9. Afuro Cosplay (Afro Samurai)

For admirers of the anime series "Afro Samurai," it is no secret that the protagonist Afuro is a character of exceptional distinction. The story centers around Afuro, a black swordsman seeking vengeance for the murder of his father, with the aid of his humorous and loyal sidekick, Ninja Ninja. The series, which first aired in 2007, was an instant hit in Japan and later gained a dedicated following in the United States.

For those considering cosplaying as Afuro, his signature outfit is an essential aspect of the character. The black pants, white karate shirt, headband and the iconic Afro hairstyle are all key components to authentically embodying Afuro. Whether at a convention or for personal enjoyment, cosplaying as Afuro is a memorable and exciting experience for fans of the series.


10. Naruto Uzumaki Cosplay

When it comes to the art of cosplay, few characters can match Naruto Uzumaki's popularity. Fans have loved the young ninja from Konoha from the very first episode. His orange uniform and signature headband make him instantly recognizable. At anime cons, Naruto cosplayers are often seen posing for pictures and engaging the crowds in an effort to capture the character's upbeat demeanor.

In contrast to other cosplays, which require extensive preparation and intricate costumes, a Naruto Uzumaki cosplay may be prepared in a reasonable amount of time and a decent budget. And it's a cosplay fans can really lean into to capture Naruto's vibrant personality.



11. Kaname Kuran Cosplay (Vampire Knight)

Kaname Kuran is a fan favorite from the popular anime "Vampire Knight." He is the president of the elite Night Class at Cross Academy and a vampire. Many cosplayers choose to wear Kaname's elegant outfit from the Night Class, which consists of a black and white suit.

12. Monkey D. Luffy Cosplay (One Piece)

Luffy is a lovable pirate with a straw hat and a rubber body, and he's often seen wearing a red shirt and blue pants. Cosplayers often dress up as Luffy for conventions and other events. When cosplaying as Luffy, it's important to capture his seafaring, mischievious essence. One way to do this is to wear his signature brightly colored red, yellow and blue attire. Another is to style your hair with that signature messy "just-got-out-of-bed" look. And don't forget the finishing touch: a straw hat! You can quickly turn heads with a little effort as you cosplay the one and only Monkey D. Luffy.

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13. Tetsuo Shima Cosplay (Akira)

Tetsuo Shima from the 1988 film Akira is an iconic character with a big cosplay fandom. Tetsuo is a teenage biker who develops psychic powers after a military experiment goes wrong. His character undergoes a radical transformation throughout the film, and his final form has become an iconic image in popular culture. Cosplayers often interpret this character as either an anti-hero or a villain, depending on their preference. Regardless of how they choose to cosplay Tetsuo, most fans agree that he makes for a compelling and visually arresting character. Men's Anime Cosplay Costume Motorcycle Jacket With Pants

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14. Space Dandy Cosplay

The anime series "Space Dandy" follows the interstellar escapades of the titular character, a flamboyant and flirty alien hunter with a penchant for disco music. Space Dandy's unique sense of style makes him an ideal cosplay choice for fans of the show.

To accurately embody Space Dandy, the key element is a brightly colored suit that captures his flamboyant nature. Additionally, a wig can be added to replicate his Elvis-like hairstyle, but a can of good hairspray can often get the job done. But most importantly, to truly embody Space Dandy, one must embrace his love of dancing. The character is known for his moves, so be sure to bust a groove when cosplaying as this fun-loving, intergalactic hunter.


15. Todoroki Shoto Cosplay (My Hero Academia)

In "My Hero Academia", Todoroki Shoto is a Pro Hero hopeful enrolled in the UA Academy. The Half-Cold Half-Hot power gives Todoroki mastery over both fire and ice, and is his unique ability. He immediately rose to prominence as one of the show's most adored characters thanks to the effective use of his specialty in combat.

The materials needed to create Todoroki's costume are minimal. You will need his unique red and white hairstyle (which can be found for purchase as a wig) and his blue jumpsuit.



16. Roman Torchwick Cosplay

From the anime series "RWBY," Roman Torchwick is a flamboyant villain who enjoys cigars and flashy apparel. When it comes to Roman Torchwick's cosplay, simplicity does not mean lack of style. A red jacket, some black pants, and a wig that looks like his are all you need to pass as him. Roman Torchwick is an elegant and charismatic figure, making him a fun and memorable cosplay option whether you're dressing up for a convention or just for fun.



17. Hei Cosplay (Darker Than Black)

Hei, the compelling lead in the "Darker Than Black" anime series, is an amnesiac with the ability to control lightning; he is a contract killer for the Syndicate and goes by the name "The Black Reaper." Hei is a complex and compelling protagonist because of his powerful combat and strategic abilities, as well as his fierce dedication to his friends and allies. If it means his life, he'll give it up to save them.

Even though Hei's costume is quite straightforward, it nevertheless manages to make him instantly recognizable. His all-black getup (trenchcoat, pants, and boots) and jet-black messy haircut, and most of all, his ambiguous white mask, convey his mystique and menace, respectively.



18. Kakashi Hatake Cosplay (Naruto)

Kakashi Hatake is a character from the popular anime "Naruto." He is the leader of Team 7, known for his calm and collected demeanor. Kakashi is also a skilled ninja and considered one of the strongest in the series.

Kakashi's cosplay is pretty easy to put together. All you need is a black shirt, pants, and a wig miming Kakashi's hairstyle. You can also add a pair of goggles to capture the essence of the character.

19. Ash Ketchum Cosplay (Pokemon)

Cosplaying as Ash Ketchum is a fun and expressive way to demonstrate your devotion to the Pokemon series. Fans all throughout the world can picture Ash in his distinctive clothing since he is such a memorable character. There isn't a much to this cosplay, but it does require careful execution to pull off successfully. Ash's black cargo pants, red and white short-sleeved shirt, and trademark hat are the mainstays of his signature getup.

If you want your costume to look even more accurate, you may round out your outfit with props like a Pokeball or a Pokedex. The components of Ash's attire are readily available and add up to a simple yet chic ensemble.


20. Tanjiro Cosplay (Demon Slayer)

Devoted Demon Slayer fans are no doubt familiar with the tragic origin story of Tanjiro, a young man whose family is murdered by supernatural forces. Tanjiro embarks on a quest for vengeance hoping to find a way to restore his sister's human form after she was brutally murdered.

A classic green and black kimono, a wig in the manner of Tanjiro's signature hair, and a sword are all items you will need to pull this off. This is an increasingly popular cosplay, so be sure to practice moves and mimic movements and the character's personality to win over the crowd at your next con.


21. Bakugou Cosplay (My Hero Academia)

Regarding cosplay, few characters are as popular as Bakugou from My Hero Academia. Bakugou makes for an instantly recognizable and iconic cosplay, thanks to his unique design and vibrant personality. Not to mention, his signature explosive quirk is always a crowd pleaser!

Bakugou is known for being impatient and short-tempered, so be prepared to channel your inner grouch when cosplaying him! Finally, have fun with it! Bakugou is a character meant to be enjoyably over-the-top, so don't be afraid to embrace that. Put on your blast mittens and get ready to show the world your explosive cosplay skills!

22. Spike Spiegal Cosplay (Cowboy Bebop)

Spike Spiegel, a former assassin turned bounty hunter, is the show's protagonist and the archetypal anti-hero. The character has a reputation for maintaining a calm demeanor and smoking cigarettes constantly.

To cosplay as Spike Spiegel, you need to wear a blue suit, white shirt, and black tie; this is a basic but effective costume. Spike's trademark cigarette and slicked-back hair are essential elements to reproduce if you want to do him well. The finer aspects of a cosplay are what really make the character come to life and stick in the mind of the onlooker.


23. Android 17 Cosplay (Dragon Ball Z)

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Android 17 is a formidable robot created specifically to eliminate Goku in the "Dragon Ball Z" anime series. In the course of the novel, though, he ultimately turns against his maker and teams up with Goku.

Considering how uncomplicated Android 17's costume is, a minimalist approach is ideal for cosplaying as the character. It's easy to dress like the character with just a black shirt, some pants, and an orange neck kerchief. A wig can be used in place of the character's real hair for a more accurate portrayal.


Lukas Lima

Been on the cosplay scene since 2015. SDCC Veteran. Prop Maker. Part-Time Superhero.

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