What better time to give in to one’s anime cosplay desires than Halloween. This year, a number of fans on social media showed their love for anime by donning the outfits of their favorite anime characters from various series.
Otaku around the world chose to represent characters from 2022’s most popular series: One Piece, Chainsawman, Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War, Naruto, Spy X family, My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and Mob Psycho 100.
Just like every year, some of the anime cosplayers went the extra mile with their outfits to resemble the character as much as possible. In doing so, they achieved some truly amazing results.
Kaguya Shinomiya to Denji: 10 anime cosplays that exploded on social media this Halloween
1) Power – Chainsawman
Twitter user and cosplayer Afifa Mahim chose to imitate Chainsawman‘s Power this year for her Halloween special Anime Cosplay. Needless to say, the results were remarkable. She was spot on with the horns on Power’s head and the blood sickles too.
Power is a blood devil Chainsawman. She needs to consume blood to survive and is able to construct weapons made from the same. Loud and outspoken, Power is not afraid to speak his mind and will often blame others to escape a difficult situation. She soon warms up to the main character Denji and they become good friends with mutual respect for each other.
2) Uta – One Piece
Numerous One Piece fans chose to dress up as Uta for 2022, and while everyone did a commendable job, Twitter user Semirinx stood out. Her ensemble was extremely accurate and she really looked like the world famous diva from One Piece, who is the adopted daughter of Red-haired Shanks.
One Piece Movie: RedThe story revolves around Uta. The film is set on an island where Uta will perform before finally revealing herself to the audience. Uta’s song will reach listeners via their Den Den Mushis.
3) Kaguya Shinomiya – Kaguya-sama: Love Is War
Youtuber and Japanese cosplayer Enako chose Kaguya Shinomiya for her Halloween anime cosplay. Truth be told, it looks terrifyingly like Kaguya in the anime. This cosplay was also relatively popular by the third season of Kaguya-sama: Love Is War doing well.
Kaguya Shinomiya is the protagonist of the series. She is a third-year high school student at Shuchi’in Academy, a member of the archery club and holds the office of vice president of the 67th and 68th Student Council. She locks horns with club president Miyuki Shirogane to see who will confess their love for the other in a comical, wholesome battle.
4) Mirko – My Hero Academia
Probably the biggest news online at the moment is that Megan Thee Stallion chose to cosplay as Pro Hero Mirko for her Halloween anime cosplay. The American rapper showed his support for My Hero Academia by donning the outfit of Rumi Usagiyama aka Mirko.
Mirko was the number 5 Pro Hero in the Hero Rankings in Japan. Season 6 put the spotlight on Rabbit Hero and showed why she deserved to be among the elite. Energetic and straight to the point, she loved a good barknot fight with a skilled opponent. At the same time, she respected people’s abilities and recognized them.
5) Makima – Chainsawman
Japanese cosplayer Mimari’s anime cosplay saw her dress up as Makima from Chainsawman. As expected of a cosplayer, the results were astounding as she looked exactly the part. The white shirt, black tie, trousers and a black overcoat completed the red head’s look.
Makima was the head of the Fourth Department of Public Security. She picked up Denji after his encounter with the Zombie Devil and took him in as an officer. On the surface, Makima looked beautiful with a calm and composed demeanor. But in reality, she was far more sinister, as she was actually the control fiend.
6) Gate gas D. Ace – One Piece
Twitter account @SCMLOOKS tweeted a cosplayer dressed as Portgas D. Ace from One Piece. For an anime cosplay, this ensemble was pretty impressive. The man wore the look almost perfectly down to the last detail. He even put the tattoo on his back to make his look more realistic.
Very likeable and charismatic, Portgas D. Ace was the sworn older brother of Luffy and Sabo. He was born “Gol D. Ace” and was later nicknamed “Fire Fist” Ace after he ate the Fire Fire Fruit. Ace’s character was more intriguing given the fact that he was the son of the late Pirate King Gol D. Roger and Portgas D. Rouge.
7) Denji – Chainsawman
An artist from New York turned quite a few heads with his anime cosplay of Denji from Chainsawman. His outfit was perfect as he shared pictures on Twitter and received heaps of praise. This particular Denji cosplay accurately captured the character’s devil-may-care attitude with his casual pose on the steps.
Denji was a poor man who lived from hand to mouth in great debt until Makima rescued him. He began working as a public security officer, performing missions for Makima in return for certain favors, which she did not actually provide.
8) Trafalgar D. Water Law – One Piece
Twitter user @are_yuzu_ready’s anime cosplay of Trafalgar D. Water Law from One Piece was impressive to say the least. The YouTube and Instagram model pulled off Trafalgar’s look with ease and posed for a few photos that wowed fans.
The Trafalgar D. Water Law became known as the “Trafalgar Law” and was later nicknamed the “Surgeon of Death”. Law was a North Blue pirate and captained the Heart Pirates in addition to being their doctor. Law was also part of the worst generation – the 12 rebellious pirates.
9) You – Spy X family
Alongside her significant other, Twitter user @baymaxedTV perfectly embodied Loid and Yor Forger for their 2022 anime cosplay. The couple took to social media to accurately represent the “married couple.” They really went above and beyond to look the part.
Loid Forger was actually a Westalian agent, codenamed Twilight, who was sent on a mission to keep an eye on Donovan Desmond – the leader of Ostania’s National Unity Party.
To carry out his mission, he created the Forger family. He adopted a little girl Anya (who, unknown to him, was psychic) as his “daughter” and married Yor as his “wife”. To add to the intrigue, Yor was secretly an assassin. Neither of them knows about the other’s secrets so far.
10) Cosmo – Chainsawman
Chainsawman is by far the most discussed anime and therefore became the subject of a majority of anime cosplay this Halloween. Twitter user @KuroMiketsu took cosplay to a new level by emulating Cosmo exactly. She even added a little Pochita to the side of her outfit.
Cosmo has yet to appear in the anime. She was the “Cosmos Fiend”, and was one of Quanxi’s girlfriends. Cosmos’ mind contained the knowledge of everything in the universe, which was a bit overwhelming. Thus, she would only communicate with single words.