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18 Older Cosplayers Who Prove That Age Is Just A Number

Updated September 19, 2019 3.3k votes 510 voters 20.3k views18 items

List RulesVote up the cosplayers that landed a gut-punch on ageism.

Cosplaying is an art form as old as time - maybe it's only as old as comic books, but that's still quite some time? Superman and Batman both came to be in the '30s, so it only makes sense their OG fans might be a bit older. While you may not picture your standard cosplayer as someone over 40, the cosplayers here want to show you that nothing is reserved for young 'uns only. Boomers and Millennials possess more in common than anyone wants you to think.

Older citizens are changing cosplay as you know it, re-imagining beloved characters as their older selves and demonstrating that justice gets older but it never dies. Everything from comic heroes to the geekiest film characters to even Adventure Time princesses is represented below. You best learn to respect your elders, because these ones can kick your a**, right after they school you in Star Wars trivia.

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    Popeye And Olive Oyl

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    This adorable photo from DTJAAAAM is featured in the dictionary next to "relationship goals". 

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    The Old Man From 'Up!'

    Jill Harness captured this photo of the old man from Up! at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con.

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    Grandma Vader

    Sacha Goldberger captures his grandmother unmasked as Darth Vader.

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    Chun-Li

    Professional Cosplayer "Aunt Shirley" shows off her take on Chun-Li from Street Fighter II

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