15 Cosplay Creations That Put Halloween Costumes to Shame

15 Cosplay Creations That Put Halloween Costumes to Shame

When it comes to cosplay (the practice of dressing up as a favorite character), the pros put our Halloween costumes to shame. These dedicated fans know how to rock over-the-top makeup, costumes, and accessories in order to transform themselves into characters from their favorite comic books, films, and books.

In hopes of giving you a little costume inspiration from the best, we’ve rounded up our favorite cosplay looks from Instagram. While our spooky season looks will likely pale in comparison, we can at least get a few tips from those who know how to dress up properly.

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Our Favorite Cosplay Looks to Inspire You This Halloween

Harley Quinn

We have to hand it to this artist and her unforgettable Harley Quinn makeup and body paint look.

Assassin’s Creed 

This Assassin’s Creed cosplay look is so convincing that it makes us feel as though we’re looking at a video game screen.

Real Life Princess

How romantic is this blue silk princess costume?

Cosplay Champ

We’re huge fans of this fiery female look!

Toy Story

The professional-level makeup completely transforms this model into Woody from Toy Story.

Roronoa Zora


We’re pretty sure our Halloween costume has never even come close to this incredible look.

Thanatos Cosplay

We’re in awe of this Thanatos look from the game Hades.



This fan put her all into transforming herself into Sinon, including building her armor out of foam.

Nightwing Transformation

Calling all Batman fans! This Nightwing look is one of the best we’ve ever seen.

Poppy Fairweather


This original cosplay character, complete with a leaf-covered hat, is giving us major fall feels.

Gamer Girl

We definitely wouldn’t mess with this tough character.


We’re pretty sure this beats every X-Men costume out there.



Check out the impressive hair on this ninja character.

One Punch Man

This Japanese anime character is simply out of this world.

Akon Attitude

This cosplay fan is throwing back to his favorite Akon look from last year.

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