Greatest Game Cosplay Ever (This Week): Pokemon Gijinka, Jubilee, Bane + More

Anna Fischer

This week in the Greatest Game Cosplay Ever, we're taking a look at a few more pieces of Pokemon gijinka and a handful of other costumes that beg to be seen. Have you ever gone around a convention and marveled at the number of people who are dressed sort of like non-human characters... but also not? That's called gijinka, my friend! It's the art of personifying non-human characters with dress or costumes.

Here we have some prime examples of how you can take some elements from a particular character and fashion a suit after it in order to make an instantly recognizable costume. Check them out below and don't forget to appreciate the other costumes, like the incredibly-convincing take on Ira Gamagoori from 'Kill La Kill'.


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All images were shot by Darshelle Stevens and Anna Fischer. Check the links to see more of their amazing art and to stay up-to-date on their latest shoots with some of the world's premiere cosplayers.

KO Cosplay as Wartortle Gijinka (Pokemon)

Anna Fischer

Miggy Jagger as Manriel (Rule 63 Ariel)

Anna Fischer

Byndo Gehk as Totodile Gijinja (Pokemon)

Anna Fischer

Chubear as Sailor Galaxia (Sailor Moon)

Anna Fischer

Megustaguy as Bane (The Dark Knight Rises)

Darshelle Stevens

Hazel Honeysuckle as Jubilee (X-Men)

Anna Fischer

Unknown as Gyrados Gijinka (Pokemon)

Anna Fischer

Sev Cosplay as Ira Gamagori (Kill La Kill)

Anna Fischer

Dessi-Desu Cosplay as Sailor Cosmos (Sailor Moon)

Anna Fischer

Stella Chuu as Rei Ayanami (Neon Genesis Evangelion)

Anna Fischer
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