Last Year’s Biggest Selling Cosplay Outfits In Japan 

Last Year’s Biggest Selling Cosplay Outfits In Japan 

Not every cosplayer makes his or her outfit. Many of them buy them. And Japan’s largest cosplay outfit company Cospa just released its biggest sellers of 2014.

As pointed out on Nico Nico, this list is Kantai Collection heavy, but there are a few surprises, such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes making the list.

Here, have a look for yourself:

10. Gin Tama Gintoki Sakata Costume Set

9. Kantai Collection Destroyer Division 6 Outfit

8. Kantai Collection Shimakaze Outfit

7. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Nagito Komaeda Jacket

6. Legend of the Galactic Heroes Free Planets Alliance Star Fleet Jacket and Scarf

5. Hatsune Miku Costume Set

4. One Piece Trafalgar Law New World Ver. Coat and Hat

3. Attack on Titan Survey Corps Eren Yeager Ver.

2. Kantai Collection Kongo-Class Tunic Set

1. Love Live! Otonokizaka Academy Girl’s Uniform


  • I am so uneducated in the way of Anime. I’ve only seen Cowboy Bebop and Space Dandy – someone please recommend me one.

    • That’s a great place to start. I’d say from there go on to Trigun, Planetes, REDLINE (movie), FLCL, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Gungrave (the first half is damn good, entirely different from the second).

      • All very good suggestions. Also; Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Samurai Champloo and maybe Wolfs Rain.

        • If you’re a sci-fi horror fan you might like Parasyte

          Parasyte the maxim –
          Worm-like aliens called Parasytes invade Earth, taking over the brains of human hosts by entering through their ears or noses. One Parasyte attempts to crawl into 17 year old Shinichi’s ear while he sleeps, but fails since he is wearing headphones, and enters his body by burrowing into his arm instead, taking over his right hand, the two form a symbiotic relationship in order to survive.

          • I am watching Parasyte right now. The screen shots don’t do it justice as I wrote it off as being some crappy alien anime. It is much better. Nice and gritty too.

    • The suggestions above are all awesome and were clearly inspired by the two anime you’ve seen, which you surely enjoyed or wouldn’t be asking for more. I will suggest some that do not immediately call back to those two, so you’ll spread your horizons a bit and maybe find some other genre you’ll like:

      Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
      Puella Magi Madoka Magika
      Mawaru Penguindrum
      Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou
      The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
      Usagi Drop
      Spice and Wolf
      Eden of the East
      Attack on Titan

      • I probably wouldn’t recommend Madoka to a beginner. To fully enjoy what the show is trying to do, you need to have watched, or atleast know the tropes of, magical girl shows.

        For a suggestion, Samurai Champloo. It’s made by the same guy that did Bebop and Space Dandy.

        • I completely disagree and it’s actually a bit annoying still seeing people type this. As limited as my knowledge of magical girl anime is, I still really enjoyed Madoka.
          You don’t have to play MMOs to enjoy Sword Art Online and you don’t have to understand economics and trade to enjoy Spice and Wolf. Those things will help you appreciate the series more but certainly not a requirement to understand the themes and plot of the story itself.

      • Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou was ok, but Nichijou was much better.

        I’d also suggest:
        Fate/Zero (you can start with Fate/Stay Night but it’s not nearly as good)
        No. 6
        Sword Art Online
        Zetsuen no Tempest
        Psycho Pass (and if you enjoy that try Ghost in the Shell, which has 2 series and 3 or 4 movies)

        I’d suggest more but most of my anime is on external hard drives that are boxed and under stuff in my wardrobe.I’ll also point out that while a lot of anime is absolute crap and hard to filter through, anime movies are almost always a great watch. Partly because their plots are original as compared to a series, but they’ll usually have a better budget too.

        • Nichijou may very well be better, but Nichibros spoke more closely to me. I was once a high school boy, after all.

          I wouldn’t recommend SAO though. The first half of the first series is incredible, but the second one is so appallingly bad that one might very well be turned off from anime by it.

    • What sort of things do you like? People can throw all kinds of suggestions at you (usually lists of their favourites) but in the end, Anime isn’t a genre, it’s a medium, and there’s quite a diverse range of content and style in there. It’s like saying “I haven’t watched many movies so recommend me some movies”.

      Do you like Action? Horror? Romance Comedy? Do you want TV show suggestions or feature films?

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