Top Cosplay Influencers – The New Phenom

Cosplay is continuously gaining in popularity all around the world, thanks to social media like Instagram and Twitter or forums like Cure (WorldCosplay). Female cosplay influencers, in particular, have gathered legions of devoted fans.

The word cosplay reflects the Japanese phrase for costume play (stylized コスプレ), a practice which gained momentum with anime and manga (comic) enthusiasts. With time, cosplay developed into a dominant force on social media, because of its brightly enthusiastic visual aesthetic. Scroll down to see some of the top cosplay influencers to follow!

Jessica Nigri

Jessica Nigri is an influencer who maintains a successful career as a famous full-time cosplayer. She’s also got YouTube channel with over 1 million subscribers. Jessica is not only into anime, but gaming and comic books, too. Check out her Instagram, where she has more than 1 million followers, and embraces everything from Harley Quinn to Japanese-inspired characters. She is one of our top cosplay influencers to follow in 2021.

Yaya Han

Yaya Han is recognized as one of the reigning queens of international cosplayers. She’s an example of unconventionality of cosplay models turning into entrepreneurs. Yaya keeps converting her popularity into revenue beyond calendars and booking feels. Han is a successful costume designer whose ideas were presented for the masses as McCall patterns. For those who are less crafty, she offers ready-to-wear designs on her website, too.

Crystal Graziano

Crystal Graziano is an American artist who has tackled a range of cosplay ranging from Black Cat and Miss Marvel to Power Girl, becoming one of the top cosplay influencers. The title “artist” is used too often in this industry, but Graziano is worthy of it, just look at her jaw-dropping gaming illustrations. Crystal’s career began when she became the first spokesmodel for Firefall, an MMO (massive multiplayer online) shooter. At the moment, she maintains a fascinating DevianArt account, where she regularly updates her latest costumes, beyond Instagram.

Maria Ramos 

Maria Ramos transmits Latina power, as native from Monterrey, Mexico, who now resides in Houston, Texas. Although her first cosplay costume was in a store-bought outfit, her love and passion for Japanese pop culture took Ramos further to costume designing. Maria garnered positive attention from local outlets, then landed on the radar of Kotaku and one of the most famous men’s magazine, Maxim, which interviewed her in 2012. What we have to mention is her Instagram profile, which you should definitely follow. She posts there many of her cosplay looks like Velma’s from Scooby Doo and Gears’ of War maven.

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