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The Best Anime Cosplayers In America

Updated September 23, 2021 7.1k votes 1.7k voters 60.6k views11 items

List RulesVote up the American anime cosplayers who look better than the original drawings.

The artists you're about to meet are the absolute best of the best in cosplay. "Cosplay" is the abbreviated word for the term "costume play," except with cosplay this good, it's hard to classify their serious costume crafting as simply "playing." They've earned the title of greatest cosplayers for a reason, and you can see the unabashed commitment to their work shine through in their photos, videos, and livestreams.

Cosplay enthusiasts from all over the world have settled in America, and the country is seriously beaming with talent when it comes to costuming, designing, modeling, and all sorts of other entertainment involving geeky fandom. Professional cosplayers in the United States consistently engage in high-level cosplay overflowing with creativity and skill. Seriously, these are the very best cosplayers in the US, so get ready to be blown away by some insane skill and dedication.

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    Yaya Han

    Yaya Han is an extremely talented Chinese-American anime cosplayer based out of the United States. Her works in fashion have even allowed for her to launch an exclusive line of cosplay fabric that's currently sold through the major fabric outlet Jo-Ann Fabrics. Her extraordinary costume creations are also available on her online store.

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    Based out of Alexandria, VA, Animia has been modeling since 2001, and cosplaying since 2008. While she doesn't shy away from portraying western characters, her anime costumes are top notch, which has earned her spots on magazine covers, and a sponsorship from anime distributor Crunchyroll. 

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    Vampy Bit Me

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    Linda Le, AKA "Vampy Bit Me" or simply "Vampy," is a cosplayer and costumer named after her own fictional character persona. Her prop-building goes to the extreme, as you can see in her fully-mobile Gundam girl cosplay. Her online store is loaded with cosplay prints and merch that show off her variety of crafting skills.

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    Riki LeCotey

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    Riki LeCotey is a Canadian cosplayer and model based out of the United States. In the cosplay world, she goes by the handle "Riddle." With over 14 years in the fashion and costume design industry, she's renowned as one of the best cosplayers and costumers in the North American region. She has also worked on films, serving in the costume and wardrobe department for X-Men: First Class and Captain America: Civil War.

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