A new study has revealed that Hinata Hyuuga is at the top of the list of the top ten most well-known anime cosplay characters along with other popular characters like Attack on Titan or Death Note.
A study that was conducted recently found that cosplayers are attracted to the characters of Naruto and Death Note.
According to research from AT&T Hinata Hyuuga and Sakura Haruno are the most popular characters cosplayed on Instagram. They are ranked third, fourth, and fifth according to their respective positions. This, as the researchers point out themselves is not surprising because Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto series is one of the top-selling manga of all time with more than 250 million copies sold across the globe.
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Characters of Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan series are extremely popular with Instagram cosplayers as per AT&T’s research. Levi Ackerman placed fourth and Mikasa Ackerman ranked sixth on the list. Misa Amane, as well as her shinigami Rem from Tsugumi Ohba as well as Takeshi Obata’s Death Note both made the top ten along with Shota Aizawa, Ochako Uraraka from My Hero Academia and Asuna Yuuki from Sword Art Online. The study also found that those who resided in California, Washington, Utah, Texas, and Arizona googled the term ‘cosplay’ the most in the past year.
Cosplay involves dressing up in costumes and portraying characters from anime, video games, and comics. It’s an integral component of the geeky lifestyle. A majority of conventions -such as Anime Expo, which will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 1 – 4 — feature cosplay contests, and several people earn their living from creating costumes and dressing up.
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Some fans have created a career from cosplay. Enako, Japan’s highest-paid cosplayer, is reported to earn more than 90,000 USD per month via photo shoots as well as paid appearances at conventions as well as similar occasions. It was announced recently that she will be collaborating with Inuyashacreator Rumiko Takahashi to create a special, collaborative photo book that will be available in Japan on Sept. 6.
Cosplay can be a costly pastime that could cost hundreds of dollars for just one costume. But, there are many ways to recreate beloved characters without spending a lot. The Thai-based cosplayer Low-Cost Cosplay is a master of inexpensive but innovative costumes, using common items as well as imaginative camera angles to create them. Notably, they used dozens of baby corn pieces to imitate Katsuki Bakugo’s fierce hairstyle, ketchup, and mayonnaise to capture the slender appearance of the Colossal Titan from Attack on Titan, and laundry products to fabricate the hairstyle that is blue and spiky of Son Goku’s Super Saiyan Blue transformation.