Cosplayers who bring their favorite video game and anime characters to life go to the Los Angeles Anime Expo every year. This year, the convention floor was packed with an astounding diversity of cosplayers wearing costumes inspired by popular shows like Oshi no Ko, Attack on Titan, My Dress-Up Darling, and many more. These included both beloved classics and the newest releases. Let’s explore the fascinating cosplay scene that adorned AX 2023.
Ai Hoshino from Oshi no Ko, whose adorable yet resolute demeanor grabbed the anime viewers in just a few episodes, was one of the standout cosplayers.
The terrifying yet fascinating characters from Chainsaw Man made a haunting appearance, leaving spectators in awe of their dedication to bringing these complex characters to life.
Everyone’s attention was drawn to the grand world of Attack on Titan as cosplayers recreated the iconic Eren from the most recent season and the terrifying Titans that obeyed his orders. However, we’re certain that the powerful female protagonists from Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers, Urusei Yatsura, and Princess Mononoke were holding them in check!
Cosplayers captured the charm of the Forger family from the Spy x Family universe, turning AX into a true family vacation complete with baby Anya. If Anya had a quest to discover the enormous, fluffy Totoro, what would it be?
Remakes of ancient classics that have proven to be just as successful as the new series have recently been given a second chance by the anime industry. The enduring figures from Gundam, Yu Gi Oh, Evangelion, Card Captor Sakura, Berserk, and One Piece perfectly embodied the spirit of their respective series and brought a nostalgic air to the convention floor.
Characters from anime series like My Hero Academia, Trigun, Gintama, and many others were added to the colorful tapestry of cosplays, demonstrating the talent of fans who spent endless hours creating their elaborate costumes and attention to detail.
At this year’s AX, videogame characters also made an appearance. Many Genshin Impact fans dressed up as their favorite characters last year; this year, more fans explored the franchise by dressing up as their favorite characters from the newest Mihoyo installment, Honkai: Star Rail.
However, it wasn’t just anime and video game characters; this year, some VTuber cosplayers, like the well-known baby shark Gawr Gura, entered the lineup.
Cosplayers used AX 23 as a gathering spot where they could celebrate their favorite video game and anime characters and get in touch with other like-minded fans. Cosplayers at AX 23 proved the everlasting power of anime and gaming by bringing popular characters from both classic and contemporary shows to life and leaving a lasting impression on guests who delighted in this colorful fandom event.