Top 10 Best Anime Cosplay Costumes for Kids

Updated on October 4, 2019
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Check out some of the best cosplay ideas for kids who love anime! (From the top left, going clockwise: Inuyasha, Chun Li, Gohan or Goku, and Naruto.)
Check out some of the best cosplay ideas for kids who love anime! (From the top left, going clockwise: Inuyasha, Chun Li, Gohan or Goku, and Naruto.) | Source

Anime cosplay events are held almost every week these days in different venues. This is proof that "Anime Fever" is still burning intensely and not dying down. Is your kid among the billions of anime fans around the world? Is he/she interested in participating in an upcoming cosplay event?

Part of your responsibility as a parent is supporting your kid in anything that makes them happy (as long as it isn't risky). Idolizing anime characters is not as bad as it seems, despite what some parents believe. Many characters from the anime world portray important life values. Your kids will not only enjoy watching them but also learn more about friendship, courage, love, respect, teamwork, and other important values along the way.

10 Great Anime Cosplay Ideas for Kids

Why not join your kids at a cosplay event and make it an opportunity for family bonding? All you need to do is choose costumes that your kids will love while not compromising your budget. I know it’s not easy for a newcomer to the world of anime to pick a good costume, so here is a list of the top 10 best anime cosplay costumes for kids to help you out:

  • Inuyasha
  • Uzumaki Naruto
  • Son Gohan
  • Monkey D. Luffy
  • Chun Li
  • Ash Ketchum
  • Ryoma Echizen
  • Death Note Characters
  • Arale-chan
  • Sakura Haruno

Always remember that the only rule in attending events is to have fun. Wear a nice smile and be there for your kids to support them all the way!

The main points of the Inuyasha costume are the ears, hair, and red clothing.
The main points of the Inuyasha costume are the ears, hair, and red clothing.

10. Inuyasha

Inuyasha is a half-demon and the main protagonist in the highly underrated anime series titled Inuyasha. This anime series is a classic. Though its illustrations are not as stunning compared to recently released anime shows, the story line and action scenes are nothing but extraordinary.

About the Character

Despite having demon’s blood flowing in his veins, Inuyasha has a pure heart. He won't finish off his enemies, even the very cruel ones. He is also the loyal protector of Kagome. Inuyasha will do everything to keep the young maiden safe, even putting his own life at great risk. No monster or demon is strong enough to stop him from expressing how special Kagome is. The feeling is mutual, making this series one of the best celebrations of love in the anime world.

Costume Tips

Your young person will love to cosplay this anime character, especially if they're strong like Inuyasha. This costume requires minimal props, and its details are very simple, making it perfect for those who want to save money while still seeing their kid enjoy a cosplay event.

A little makeup is an essential part of a Naruto costume.
A little makeup is an essential part of a Naruto costume.

9. Uzumaki Naruto

This Uzumaki Naruto costume is perfect for energetic young kids. This anime character is regarded by many as the most popular today. He is known for his tenacity and courage and how he truly values friendship.

About the Character

Why choose Naruto? This anime character acknowledges the importance of bonds. Throughout the series, Naruto displays true friendship and how it can conquer any challenge. Along with his friends, he works hard to protect his village and create a path towards peace and prosperity. There’s no better way to encourage your kids to play the role of Naruto than letting them watch the anime series. Join your kid so both of you can personally experience why Naruto is an anime character worthy of the love and respect of countless fans across the globe.

Costume Tips

Though this costume requires a lot of effort, particularly in preparing your kid’s wig and makeup, it will all pay off in the end. Your kid can easily capture the spotlight at any event as they portray the most beloved young shinobi in the anime world.

Dressing as Son Gohan involves a hat, which saves you the effort of styling your kid's hair.
Dressing as Son Gohan involves a hat, which saves you the effort of styling your kid's hair.

8. Son Gohan

This Son Gohan cosplay costume is excellent for kids who love Dragonball Z.

About the Character

Is Gohan someone worthy of portraying? Of course he is! Gohan is the son of Goku, the strongest being in the universe. Though he was first trained by Piccolo, Goku’s trusted friend, Gohan turned out to be a reliable warrior. He was the one who defeated Cell, a very strong android that can suck any living being though its tail and increase its power in the process.

Gohan also played a major role in defeating other major foes in the Dragonball series, like Majin Buu and Baby. Almost no one and nothing can stop Gohan from protecting the people he holds dear.

Costume Tips

Though this costume is simple, you can add other accessories—like the one-star Dragonball and a tail—to spice things up. Gohan was also fond of riding Son Goku’s magical cloud when he was a kid, so that would make a perfect prop as well. One good aspect of the Gohan costume is that it comes with a cap, so you don’t need to worry about preparing your kid’s hair to match Gohan’s.

The most important parts of a Monkey D. Luffy costume are simply a straw hat and a scar.
The most important parts of a Monkey D. Luffy costume are simply a straw hat and a scar.

7. Monkey D. Luffy

I recommend the Monkey D. Luffy costume for parents who lack both the time and budget to prepare for a cosplay event where their kid will be participating.

About the Character

Why portray Monkey D. Luffy? Aside from being the main protagonist of an infamous anime series called One Piece, Luffy is very popular because of his innocence. His childish way of thinking makes him a very lovable character. Nevertheless, Monkey D. Luffy’s true power often comes out once the safety of anyone he holds dear is in jeopardy.

This young pirate will do anything to fulfill a promise, protect a friend, and achieve his dream to be the next King of Pirates. The way he works hard to pursue his goals is a worthwhile trait for your kid to imitate.

Costume Tips

You only need to purchase a straw hat to complete Luffy’s getup. After that, preparing the costume is as easy as finding a red shirt and some worn-out jeans. You can use some simple makeup to create the signature scar that's just below his left eye, which completes the look.

A homemade Chun Li costume is a little tricky, but store-bought costumes are also available. The hairstyle is a key feature of this costume.
A homemade Chun Li costume is a little tricky, but store-bought costumes are also available. The hairstyle is a key feature of this costume.

6. Chun Li

Are you willing to go through tedious makeup and costume preparation just to make your young child the cutest participant at the cosplay event? This Chun Li costume is certainly one of your best options.

About the Character

Chun Li is the main female protagonist of the Street Fighter franchise. Though Street Fighter started out as a game, several movies were made about it in the past years, and all of them were warmly accepted by both anime and game fans. Chun Li is a hard-working martial artist who vows to continue her ancestors’ role, which is to protect humanity from people who use the power of martial arts for evil.

Costume Tips

This costume looks particularly good for those with long hair. Though you can use hair extensions, having naturally long hair can save you a lot of time, effort, and money. However, creating your own costume from scratch is not advisable, since it’s very complicated. Avoid the hassle by simply purchasing a complete set with accessories and props online.

An Ash Ketchum costume involves some simple, colorful clothes and a hat. You might accessorize it with a Poké Ball.
An Ash Ketchum costume involves some simple, colorful clothes and a hat. You might accessorize it with a Poké Ball.

5. Ash Ketchum

Ash Ketchum is one of the most lovable anime characters to date. In the anime and manga series Pokémon, he is portrayed as a young boy who dreams to become the next Pokémon master.

About the Character

Ash's fame is undeniable. In fact, countless games have been made where players take on the role of Ash and embark on an epic journey to catch and train Pokémon in order to unlock their hidden potential.

Aside from this character’s fame, an Ash costume is a good choice since this lovable character has a pure heart. He treats Pokémon not just as battle pets, but also as best friends. Ash won’t compromise the safety of his Pokémon for any selfish reason. This is probably why his Pokémon trust him so much and would do anything to help Ash become the next master.

Costume Tips

Ash’s getup is very simple. It involves a hat with a Poké Ball design and a blue jacket. He also wears a basic pair of jeans, so you don’t have to worry about special pants for the costume. By choosing Ash Ketchum as a model for your kid’s cosplay, you’ll not only save time, effort, and money, but you'll also improve your kid’s chances to stand out and be one of the best participants at the event.

There are several "Death Note" characters that are good for cosplay, including Light, "L," and Miss Amane.
There are several "Death Note" characters that are good for cosplay, including Light, "L," and Miss Amane.

4. Death Note Characters

Death Note is the story of a young genius named Yagami Light who picked up a Death Note. At first, he simply thought that it was unreal and just another prank. Nevertheless, he tried it on a hostage-taker seen on television and validated its legitimacy: He actually has a real Death Note used by Shinigamis to carry out their work.

About the Anime and Characters

As Light slowly discovers the Death Note’s true power, he eventually decides to cleanse the world. He uses information from his father (who is the chief policeman) to eliminate everyone in jail and those who are still hiding from the law after committing heinous crimes. His intentions are good, but that doesn’t justify his means. This is why the famous young detective with the codename “L” steps in. The duel of wits and strategies between Light and "L" creates mind-boggling situations and exciting events rarely portrayed in any anime series.

This anime series strongly portrays the value of life. No man is powerful enough to be given the right to kill anyone, even those who committed unthinkable crimes. We all deserve a second chance, and anyone can change for the better. Death Note is a good anime series for your kids, but don’t let them watch it alone. Some episodes contain disturbing situations, so you must always be there to supply meaningful explanations.

Costume Tips

Death Note costumes are very simple. All you need to worry about is doing your kid’s makeup and fixing their hair to match either Light or “L”. Misa Amane, the anime series’ main female protagonist, is a good option as well for young people who love Death Note.

A tennis racket accessory really completes the look of this Ryoma Echizen costume.
A tennis racket accessory really completes the look of this Ryoma Echizen costume.

3. Ryoma Echizen

Ryoma Echizen’s name is a legend in the anime world. He is a young boy who has an innate talent for tennis. He is one of the main characters of the anime series Prince of Tennis.

About the Character

Ryoma instantly caught the attention of tennis enthusiasts as he defeated a known regular of his new high school team during a practice match. His tennis skills went viral and eventually led him to become a regular Seigaku member.

Many believe that Ryoma was successful because of his sheer talent, but that's certainly not the case. He worked hard to achieve a high skill level in tennis. Surprisingly, Ryoma’s main goal is not to win any competition but to simply beat his father, Nanjiro Echizen, who is known as the best professional tennis player from Japan.

Costume Tips

Ryoma’s getup is very easy to copy. It’s composed of a hat and a jacket worn by regular players from Seigaku High School. To complete the look, purchase a tennis racket for kids with a case that closely matches the one Ryoma owns. Copying his hairstyle is unnecessary, but it will make your kid look even better and increase their resemblance to Ryoma’s intimidating tennis getup.

Arale-chan costumes can be homemade or purchased. Glasses and a winged hat are the main accessories.
Arale-chan costumes can be homemade or purchased. Glasses and a winged hat are the main accessories.

2. Arale-chan

Arale-chan is the main female protagonist of the anime series called Dr. Slump. This is a classic, so don't be surprised when only a few people know about this extremely underrated anime flick.

About the Character

Arale-chan is young female robot created by Senbei Norimaki, the main male protagonist of the series. She has superhuman strength and agility, so keeping her away from public scrutiny is almost impossible. Despite being a robot, Arale-chan is gentle and very eager to prove her worth. She is fun to be with because of her silly jokes and unnatural innocence.

Costume Tips

Do you have a young person who wants to join an upcoming cosplay event? This getup is, without a doubt, one of your best picks. It’s simple yet stunning.

You have two options for the costume: The first one is to personally create the dress and supply the needed accessories, while the other one is to purchase a whole set online. The latter is advisable for busy parents, but the first is highly preferred if you don’t have the budget for a store-bought costume but do have plenty of time for preparation.

A long pink wig is the focal point of a Sakura Haruno costume.
A long pink wig is the focal point of a Sakura Haruno costume.

1. Sakura Haruno

Sakura Haruno is among the major female characters of the long-running anime series Naruto.

About the Character

Sakura is a bashful young woman who dedicates most of her time to learning healing techniques to aid her comrades during battle. But don’t misunderstand her; Sakura’s offensive capability is far from mediocre. Her punch is strong enough to turn a huge rock into dust. She may lack speed and agility, but it usually only takes her one clean hit to eliminate even a powerful foe.

Sakura’s immense power and healing techniques are not the only sources of her strength. Her pure and merciful heart makes Sakura one of the best shinobis from Leaf Village. Though Sakura’s heart was entirely broken after Uchiha Sasuke left their village to seek more power, she remained strong and worked harder to prove her worth. She vowed to do her best, alongside Uzumaki Naruto, to find their long-lost friend and bring back the true friendship they once shared.

Costume Tips

Sakura’s overall look in both the anime and manga series is very stunning. A pretty young kid who portrays her in a cosplay event will most likely steal the show. With some effort and creativity, a Sakura costume can be the perfect one for your princess.

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        ELIZABETH SIMON 

        17 months ago

        So can you please put mother's day on Saturday Agust 11,2018- the holl year and till the holl month ends.

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        Scorpio Fetish 

        3 years ago

        I got inspired by the Arale Chan cosplay thank yu~

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        marvin 

        5 years ago

        your custume is beutifull

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        dailytop10 

        6 years ago from Davao City

        Thank you. That's one of my favorites as well.

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        LovelyAni 

        6 years ago from Connecticut

        Omg, the inyuasha one is adorable ! Nice job :)

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        dailytop10 

        6 years ago from Davao City

        Thank you! Kids are really easy to dress up with anime cosplay costumes since they're naturally cute. Thank you for commenting and have a nice day!

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        Brett C 

        6 years ago from Asia

        Some great ideas for those with kids!

        Shared, up and useful.

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