Cosplay, short for costume play, has exploded into a worldwide phenomenon in recent years. The community is composed of passionate and highly-skilled sewists and artists who create intricately-detailed costumes to portray their favorite characters (or create a fun spin on them).
While you can always find popular cosplayers at one of the many cosplay conventions (Comic-Con, Dragon Con, Katsucon, etc.) around the world, Instagram is a great place to follow your favorite cosplayers and see their progress on their latest projects.
No matter if you’ve been in the cosplay scene for a long time, or are just getting your feet wet, here are 11 truly inspirational cosplayers you should be following on Instagram — in no particular order.
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