List of cosplayers

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The following is a list of a notable people who have at one time been known to cosplay (コスプレ kosupure?). Short for "costume play", it is an activity in which participants wear costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea from a work of fiction.

Notable cosplayers

Name Image Birth Death Known for Country Reference
Bourbonnais, Marie-ClaudeMarie-Claude Bourbonnais 80px Oct 15, 1979 Glamour model known for playing Frost from Mortal Kombat.  Canada [1]
LeCotey, RikiRiki LeCotey


80px Cosplayer, Specialty Costume Maker, main cast member of Syfy series Heroes of Cosplay. Born  Canada Residence  United States [2]
Conrad, HollyHolly Conrad 80px Internet personality  United States
Curry, AdrianneAdrianne Curry Adrianne Curry 2009.jpg Aug 6, 1982 Model and TV personality; first winner of the America's Next Top Model. Known for playing various characters.  United States [3]
Faith, AnnaAnna Faith Nov 21, 1995 Known for Cosplaying as Elsa from Frozen.  United States [4]
Dani, FrancescaFrancesca Dani 80px Mar 5, 1979 Net idol and model known for playing Japanimation characters, first appearing as Sailor Moon.  Italy [5]
, FolkenstalFolkenstal 80px Cosplay artist, highlighting the weapons and armors of The Elder Scrolls Online   Switzerland [6]
Fujiwara, NatsukiNatsuki Fujiwara Aug 9, 1985 Gravure idol and costume brand model.  Japan [7]
Gosiengfiao, AlodiaAlodia Gosiengfiao 80px Mar 9, 1988 Model, artist, singer, and recording artist. Award winning cosplayer, known for playing various characters.  Philippines [8]
Gunn, KatKat Gunn


80px Apr 20, 1988 Professional gamer, streamer, broadcast analyst for IGN, and Internet personality.  United States [9]
K, LianaLiana K

(Liana Kerzner)

80px Feb 15, 1978 Co-hosts of the talk show Ed's Night Party, known for playing various comic book or sci-fi characters.  Canada [10]
Le, LindaLinda Le


80px Dec 15, 1986 Cosplayer, model, costumer, artist, Internet personality.  United States [11]
Lee, AJAJ Lee AJ Lee WM Axxess 2014.jpg Mar 19, 1987 Female WWE wrestler known for dressing up as pop culture characters.  United States [12]
Maynard, JayJay Maynard Tronguy.jpg July 27, 1960 Computer programmer and system administrator known as "Tron Guy" for his electroluminescent Tron costume.  United States [13]
McQueen, GinnyGinny McQueen 80px Oct 12, 1981 Journalist  United States [14]
Mercedez, NinaNina Mercedez 80px November 10, 1979 Model/Adult Performer  United States [15][16]
Munn, OliviaOlivia Munn Olivia Munn Leia.jpg July 3, 1980 American actress, model, television personality, and author  United States [17][18]
Nagashima, YuichiroYuichiro Nagashima


Jul 2, 1984 Kickboxer and martial artist.  Japan [19]
Nigri, JessicaJessica Nigri Lollipop Chainsaw girl at E3 2012.jpg Aug 5, 1989 Promotional model and famous cosplayer, known for playing Juliet Starling from the video game Lollipop Chainsaw.  United States [20]
Sarrosa, MyrtleMyrtle Sarrosa Dec 7, 1994 Singer and actress; winner of Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 4.  Philippines [21]
Steel, KatKat Steel Voice over actress, presenter, and model. Known for playing Poison from Final Fight.  United States [22]
Tate, TanyaTanya Tate 80px Mar 31, 1979 English glamour model, writer and pornographic actress.  England [23]
Teng-hui, LeeLee Teng-hui Lee Teng-hui younger.jpg Jan 15, 1923 First popularly elected president of the Republic of China (Taiwan). Known for dressing up as Edajima Heihachi from the manga series Sakigake!! Otokojuku.  Taiwan [24]
Turney, MegMeg Turney 80px March 12, 1987 Internet personality & video game journalist  United States [25]


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