The cosplay community is alive and thriving, propelled forward by amazing animes, comics, movies, video games, and all kinds of media. Cosplayers can be found roaming around at various geeky conventions like Comic Con, but instead of going there, what if you just want to sit back and look at some pictures of the incredibly creative cosplay costumes that people have made? That’s where Tumblr comes in.
Unfamiliar with Tumblr? We have explained everything about Tumblr earlier. In short, it’s a combination of a blogging platform and a social network that thrives with multimedia. It’s the perfect platform for cosplayers because it allows for the wide distribution of high-quality pictures and videos, and it works largely through re-blogging and submissions. Allow me to warn you: you may find some NSFW content if you visit any of these blogs.
So, where can you go to find these amazing cosplay Tumblr blogs? Read on to find out.
This should definitely be your first stop on your cosplay journey through Tumblr. The generically named Cosplay Blog is updated daily with high-quality, professional-style photos of some really incredible cosplays across a wide range of genres. Plus, every post gives credit to the submitter and the photographer, so you can always find more by them if you’re curious.
This is another huge cosplay blog. Maintained by submissions, this Tumblr blog has a fantastic mixture of professional photos as well as a sprinkling of amateur photos and videos as well. You’ll find a wide range of content here, from anime characters to comic book characters, and topped up with video game characters. This is a must-follow
For the gamer inside us all, there is Cosplay Gamer. It’s a collection of cosplayers straight from your favorite video games, including the unbelievable Assassin’s Creed cosplay seen above. This blog stays tightly within the limits of video games cosplays, so if you’re not a huge gamer, this isn’t for you. But for the gamers out there, some of these cosplays are simply astounding, bringing the games to life in front of your eyes.
Oh, you knew there had to be one centered around Pokemon, didn’t you? Yes, the very game that most people forget about after 5th grade but the rest of us kept playing — it has a massive cosplay community. For all the Pokemon-themed cosplays that you won’t find in the generic cosplay blogs, this is your place. Lots of high-quality and really amazing costumes that’ll make you want to pick up your Game Boy again. (Or, you know, you could just get an emulator on your Android phone…)
For fans of the manga or the anime series, this is an incredible Fullmetal Alchemist cosplay blog. The FMA universe is incredibly well done in the manga and the anime (at least, in the Brotherhood series), and these cosplayers really bring that to life. This is a show just begging to be cosplayed with such recognizable military uniforms. Take a look at Ed’s red jacket with the metallic arm and leg, and Al’s suit of armor that is always hilarious to see cosplayers try to pull off.
You’re not likely to see a lot of black cosplayers on mainstream cosplay sites, which is why Cosplaying While Black exists. Black cosplayers are definitely here, and they have some amazing costumes to show off. This is a Tumblr blog to prove that not all cosplayers have to be white or Asian; people of any skin color can and should cosplay to their heart’s content. You’ll find a wide range of content here, from TV show characters to comic book characters to anime characters, these cosplayers have got it all covered.
You won’t find any anime or video games here; this blog is strictly for women cosplaying comic book characters. There’s a great mixture of amateur, user-submitted content as well as professional photos. If you’re into comic book cosplays, you’ll love this blog, and the next.
The sibling site of Women of Comicbook Cosplay, this is the Men of Comicbook Cosplay. You’ll find a similar mix of amateur and professional content, except this time it’s purely dudes. Follow MoCC and WoCC to keep up on all of the best comic book cosplays.
Here at MakeUseOf, we have quite a soft spot for Tumblr. In fact, Nancy has already covered 8 Tumblr blogs for writers, 12 for Game of Thrones fans, and 6 for history buffs, as well as 7 news and politics blogs, and 10 humorous blogs. Tumblr really is a community for people with a wide range of interests.
What do you think of these cosplay Tumblr blogs? Any other you would like to recommend? Let us know in the comments!