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Japan’s Top 10 Cosplay Costumes of 2012

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With the myriad of cosplay costumes available in Japan, first-time cosplayers must be overwhelmed with all the choices. Luckily, Cospa, a major cosplay costume company in Japan, has narrowed down the choices, releasing the 2012 costume sales rankings. Coming in at number one is everyone’s favorite vocaloid, Hatsune Miku.

Check out the rest of the top ten cosplay costumes of the year:

#1 Hatsune Miku

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#2 Steins Gate

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The parka worn by Steins Gate’s main character, Kurisu Makise, came in at number two.

#3 Hyoka

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Hyoka is a Japanese mystery novel that was adapted into a manga and anime.

#4 Rurouni Kenshin

Also known as Samurai X, Rurouni Kenshin’s assassin protagonist came in at number 4 in this year’s list of the most popular cosplay characters, likely thanks in part to a live-action film released earlier in the year.

#5 Yuru Yuri

Schoolgirl uniforms were very popular this year and the junior high school costume from Yuru Yuri is just the second on the list.

#6 K-On!

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At number 6 is the costume of the high school students/pop group members from K-On!

#7 Dragon Ball Freeza

Freeza, the villain from Dragon Ball Z. Proper usage of the costumes can be found here.

#8 Evangelion

Yet another school girl uniform, this time from Evangelion.

#9 DC3

Whaddaya know, another schoolgirl uniform. This one’s from DC 3, a “love adventure game” for Windows and PSP.

#10 Toaru Majutsu no Index (a certain magical index)

The school uniform from A Certain Magical Index, a light novel series turned anime and manga, is the last costume on our list. Surprise, surprise, it’s a schoolgirl uniform.


myharu 5th-Jan-2013 01:14 am (UTC)
I really appreciate that Frieza cosplay even though I've always hated Frieza in DBZ
roo_kie 5th-Jan-2013 01:28 am (UTC)
as predicted,Miku will win!!!XDDD
but evangelion goes to 8???
katsuno_hitomi 5th-Jan-2013 01:49 am (UTC)
All the Homerun-chans! Also, Miku at #1 is a given.
nansuki 5th-Jan-2013 02:20 am (UTC)
Obviously Miku. >.>
Freeza??? Amongst all those school uniforms? YAY!!!
burger 5th-Jan-2013 02:42 am (UTC)
Always Miku lmao

Happy to see Hyouka there though, that was such a good series ;_____; And my K-on! babies!
atelierlune 5th-Jan-2013 02:42 am (UTC)
Freeza is unreal. Sugoi.
urubaby21 5th-Jan-2013 07:56 am (UTC)
OMG, the make up on the freeza costume. Loved it.
So anyone seen steins gate? If so, what did you think about it, cuz I'm planning on buying it and I want multiple opinions before I spend 50 bucks on it.
kazeyumi 6th-Jan-2013 01:20 am (UTC)
steins gate is pretty good if you're into time travel and all that stuff. It's gets a bit cheesy in the end, but if you enjoy romance as well, then go for it!
urubaby21 9th-Jan-2013 06:28 pm (UTC)
neen_chan 5th-Jan-2013 08:14 am (UTC)
I see K-on. I am happy now.
inachan89 5th-Jan-2013 12:35 pm (UTC)
Woo Freeza!!
kazeyumi 6th-Jan-2013 01:26 am (UTC)
freezaaaa! so randommm!
in my country, the most cosplayed character would probably also be Miku, followed by Naruto and L (Death note).
bowtomecha 6th-Jan-2013 04:09 am (UTC)
Surprise, surprise, they're girls that go to a school of superpowered students.

And they are featured promimently in Railgun, way more than Index so that should be the real basis I think.
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