I don’t know about you guys but if there’s one thing I love more
than classic anime its cosplay couples. Something about two
characters coming together to overcome the odds or simply long
lost lovers uniting is magical. Love is a very basic emotion that has
definitely become complicated over the years but remains
something that nearly everyone can relate to. The idea of
partnering with someone to accomplish a task no matter how
grand or minuscule is simply exciting.
Cosplay couples can be seen throughout many animes and genres
and I am going to give you my top 10 favorite cosplay couples. I
have been lucky enough to see a few of these at conventions but
the number definitely needs to go up. Just as a quick definition, I do
not necessarily mean couples that are in love. It can be combat
partners or brothers and sisters that teamed up in some manner.
They simply had to have a strong bond and united in some way
shape or form. So without further ado, I give you my top 10 cosplay
These two badasses are from the amazing series Gurren Lagann.
In my opinion, Kamina was what every man should aspire to be
and Simon was basically his little brother. If you haven’t seen the
series, it basically revolves around humanity living underground to
prevent their numbers from growing too large.
Doing so will cause the return of an alien race known as the anti-
spirals and with it the destruction of humanity. Kamina and Simon
use large mechs they call gunmen. Kamina steals one and names it
Guren and combines it with another mech named Lagann. The
story really evolves from here and something tragic happens early
on. But one thing remains constant and that’s Kamina and Simon
are inseparable and remain one of the greatest cosplay couples I’ve
This series starts rather sad but gets much better as it progresses.
Long story short a greedy father gives up everything to demons in
order for his country and own personal profit. The demons take
Hyakkimaru body as tribute. Fortunately, he survives and meets a
young boy named Dororo and together the two slay demons and
regains Hyakkimarus body. These cosplays are relatively cheap so
you can even afford them on a budget. Aside from the actual outfit,
all you would need to purchase is Hyakkimarus Wig and Dororos
Wig along with a cosplay Sword and you are good to go.
I have recently fallen in love with this anime and had to add it to
the cosplay couples list. For any similar newcomers, the series
revolved around a brother and sister couple (Tanjirou and
Nezuko) striving to slay demons but more importantly revert
Nezuko to her human form.
Their family was unfortunately killed by a demon while Tanjirou
was away and left only Nezuko alive but in the form of a demon.
One of the coolest things about this outfit is Tanjirous earings.
They are very unique and honestly, I like them even without the
matching cosplay. This would be a perfect cosplay for two family
I wouldn’t dare make this list and not include a Studio Ghibli film.
That would be unrealistic and downright disrespectful. The movie
holds a lot of importance for me because I saw it a long time ago
with someone very special to me. Watching it is definitely a trip
down memory lane and brings a lot of nostalgia with it. The basic
premise is a young girl (Sophie) is bewitched by a witch and is
looking to break the spell.
At the same time, a young wizard (Howl) is caught on bother sides
of two warring nations. Theres a lot more to it than that but this is
the basic premise. I recently saw this cosplayed at Momocon but
was not able to capture it. Definitely one of my biggest cosplay
photography regrets. Maybe ill luck out and see this cosplay done
Tidus and Yuna have always been the perfect couple that never
truly had a chance. They stem from Final Fantasy X and their
love story really got to me for some reason. Everyone raves
about Final Fantasy VII, but this was my personal favorite. If
you haven’t beat the game I won’t ruin it for you but I really
wish they would make this into a movie. Long story short the
world is constantly at threat from a giant creature known as sin
and the only way to defeat it is with summoners and their
Then there’s this whole thing about dreaming and sacrificing and
it becomes a lot very quickly. But, Yuna and Tidus have some of
the best cutscenes in the game and the final one is rough, don’t say
I didn’t warn you. I think Yunas dress is absolutely gorgeous and
Tidus has one of the coolest swords ever made. Its made out of
water and simply looks awesome. I usually see Yuna at
conventions but not Tidus. Please bring this couple back and I
promise I’ll take some awesome pictures of it.
Maybe this is still on my mind because I recently wrote a POST on
it or maybe its simply true. Either way, this again is one of my
favorite cosplay couples. They slowly fell in love as the series
progressed and overcame many trials and tribulations together.
Each of them supported one another and thrived off the others
You cant have watched Avatar the Last Air Bender and not have
wanted these couples to workout. Fortunately, these are another
two cosplays that are relatively cheap. Aang will only run you
about $53 bucks while Katara will cost you about $80. And of
course to add the old razzle dazzle to the cosplay, through in Aangs
Yondu and Quills farewell scene in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 had
me feeling some type of way. This cosplay couple has a very unique
relationship. Long story short Yondu saves Quill from his own
father and acts as a mentor throughout his entire childhood.
Instead of being nurturing, he always comes off has hardcore and
It’s not until the second installment of the movie that you realize
Yondu is just trying to protect quill. Usually, Gamora and Nebula
steal the thunder at conventions, but let’s bring back this iconic
pair. Side note, don’t forget those Blasters Quill wields for some
Definitely one of the cutest couples I have ever seen, Kaichou wa
Maid-Sama is about an all-male school that was known for being
particularly rough suddenly converting to a co-ed school. Misaki
develops a reputation of being known as a male hater. Outside of
school, she works in a maid cafe to help support her mother and
her part-time job is discovered by a male student by the name of
Since they’re on the cosplay couples list you can obviously conclude
what happens next. Guy falls in love, girl falls in love, they get
married and she takes everything he owns in the divorce LOL. Just
kidding, but seriously check out this anime its really cute.
This is another absolute classic. For some reason, this anime has
always stuck with me. Fushigi Yuugi was released in 1996. Long
before all the popular convention animes were even a thought
process. The story focuses on Miaka who is transported in the
Universe of the Four Gods book and becomes a priestess. In order
to escape, she must gather the 7 celestial warriors and summon
Suzaku to obtain three wishes.
In the process, she falls in love with the celestial warrior
Tamahome. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find this characters cosplay
outfit so you will have to use the image to create your own. This is
definitely a classic and helped paved the way for modern cosplay
couples. Pay some respect to the classics at your next convention.
Last but not least we have Touka Kirishima and Ken Kaneki. I
believe most people have seen this series or have at least looked
into it. I know many fans were shocked when Touka and Ken
decided to tie the knot. Even more shocking was the fact that she
became pregnant with Kens baby.
Touka eventually gives birth to Ichika Kaneki. This relationship
had been a long time coming and im sure fans were more than
excited when it finally happened. I have yet to photograph a pair at
any convention but with a bit of luck its only a matter of time until
I encounter the two.
Thanks so much for checking out my cosplay couples post. I hope
you enjoyed this post and will attempt to cosplay some of these
couples at your next convention. I would love to photograph it and
I’m sure others would like to see it. Well, that’s everything for
today, until next time, stay boundless.