Male cosplayers are becoming more popular as the cosplay community expands. Cosplaying everything from game characters to superheroes and anime figures, male cosplayers put just as much time and dedication into their craft. These guys prove that dressing up as a character (and putting on makeup) does not make them nerdy – these guys have physiques the average guy would kill for, and the average girl would go googly-eyed over.
An avid fitness enthusiast, Jayem is also a collector (figures of his favourite anime and manga) and a photographer. Known for cosplaying as Grey Fullbuster from Fairy Tail, he also cosplays characters from Tekken and Attack on Titans. (Philippines)
A huge fitness and games enthusiast, Leon is a popular guest at conventions worldwide. Though famous for cosplaying game characters like Gladiolus (Final Fantasy) and Dante (DMC), he’s also into characters like All Might (Boku no Hero Academia) and Disney’s Gaston. (Italy)
Lorentz (Lorentz Lo) is not only a fitness enthusiast, he’s a passionate prop-maker, and even sells his craft on Etsy. A regular guest at conventions, he’s cosplayed as Cloud (Final Fantasy) and Bakugo (Boku no Hero Academia). (USA)
Yoshi and his brother Peter are both models, actors, and cosplayers. Both brothers are in Power Rangers, and they also make Youtube videos together as “Apartment 210”. They also occasionally cosplay together, most recently as characters in Free! (Indonesia, USA)
A popular cosplayer, Thames known for his incredibly detailed Japanese-style costumes from anime and games. He’s also the bassist of a Visual K band, MALEROSE, and has a talent for art. (Thailand)
Usako became fully immersed in the world of cosplay after dressing up as Ace (One Piece) in 2011. He’s super thorough in his makeup and clothing when he’s in character, and he’s always been into fitness even before his interest in cosplay. (Japan)
These guys may just be the tip of the iceberg, as more and more fit dudes are getting in on the cosplay game. You’ll be forgiven if you’re now starting to check out some of their Instagram feeds to see more of them.
Do you know any other cosplayers who fit in this category?