Our Favorite Cosplay From Anime Expo 2023

Our Favorite Cosplay From Anime Expo 2023

Anime Expo 2023 is the largest anime convention in North America, which means you can always expect some top-tier cosplay to come out of that weekend. This year’s Anime Expo took place from July 1 to July 4, and there was an impressive collection of looks strutting around the Los Angeles Convention Center. Sure, this year’s convention was far too crowded and potentially hazardous, but this isn’t about safety, it’s about fashion.

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The video and photos brought to you today were all provided, as usual, by Minerablu (you can check out more of his work on his Instagram page or on his YouTube channel).

From a gender-bent Genji from Overwatch to a Cammy from Street Fighter with her entire ass out (props to her), there was plenty of excellent cosplay on display. As usual, we’ve collected our absolute favourites for you to peruse at your leisure. Check it out.


Destiny Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny

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I know fuck all about Gundam, but I recognize ridiculously good craftmanship when I see it. This is sick.

Barbie, Barbie

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Margot Robbie’s Barbie is everywhere, even at Anime Expo 2023.

Guts, Berserk

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: gender-bent cosplay is always amazing. This one, which takes Guts, the infamous swordsman from the Berserk anime, and makes him even hotter, is top-tier.

Captain Olimar, Pikman

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With Pikmin 4 out, this cosplay is as timely as it is well-made.

The Knight, Hollow Knight

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I am just fascinated at how smooth the head looks on this guy. I have no idea how people construct their cosplay costumes, but I can only imagine this took hours upon hours of sanding, or whatever needs to be done to make heads look so perfectly round like this. It’s so cute!

Genji, Overwatch

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I hate Genji mains, but I love this.

Arataki Itto, Genshin Impact

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I know people get super thirsty for Genshin Impact characters, and thanks to Sisi Jiang I know that people get especially thirsty for Arataki Itto. I can see why—the sculpted features, the gorgeous hair, the devil horns, the abs. It’s there. I get it.

Clive, Final Fantasy XVI

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Here is yet another character that the internet can’t stop thirsting over: Final Fantasy XVI’s Clive. Clive’s voice actor has read all your filthy fan fiction and from the look on his face, I think this cosplayer has, too.

Aerial, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury

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Yet another expertly made Gundam suit here. How do they pee?

Cammy, Street Fighter

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I would like this person to contact me so I can learn what kind of exfoliant they are using on their ass to rid them of butt zits. I will pay handsomely.

Koroks, Tears of the Kingdom

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While you were making your sick little devices to torture Koroks in Tears of the Kingdom, they were making Korok costumes. Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day, or something.

Medabots, Medabots

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I love these guys! Look at how cute they are!

The Krusty Krab, Spongebob Squarepants

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The corset! The sign as a staff! The boots! The hair! How do you make something as silly as the dang restaurant from Spongebob Squarepants into something so fashionable!? I’m gagged.

Koro-Sensei, Assassination Classroom

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I don’t know what the fuck this guy’s deal is but I’m scared.

Urbosa, Breath of the Wild

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Urbosa is a Gerudo Champion and this cosplayer is selling that. I believe it.

Lady Tsunade, Naruto

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Lady Tsunade wears a pretty simple outfit in Naruto, but that only makes it harder to nail in cosplay form. This is perfect, and her makeup is impeccable. I have to know if she used the drag queen technique of blocking her brows to get Tsunade’s tiny little brows, or if she just went whole hog and shaved them.

Do you have a favorite cosplay from this bunch? Or one we might have missed? Let us know in the comments.

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