The franchise of Dragon Ball began in when Akira Toriyama released his first manga through Shueisha, one of the most successful publishers in Japan. Though initially starting off as a story based on the Chinese novel Journey to the West , the franchise changed drastically during the sequel Dragon Ball Z. Over three decades later, the Dragon Ball franchise is still going strong with a brand-new animated and manga series, several video game series, and enough toys and merchandise to fill a museum.
Certainly, there are plenty of exceptional cosplayers willing to take on the task of recreating their favorite Dragon Ball characters of the 2D world for the real-world, me included. Don't worry, you won't see any of my cosplay outfits in this list. Maybe if you ask nicely, I can send you some through Facebook. There are more people deserving inclusion in this list other than me. Without further ado, here are 25 lovely cosplays from one of the most popular franchises in the world Dragon Ball, in no particular order. From amateur to professional, Jessica Nigri has already witnessed all of the good and bad of the cosplay scene.
In an environment where appearance of the utmost importance, Jessica has upped the ante every single time she is out on the convention floor. Gone are the days when Nigri attended conventions for fun. Most of the time it is because of work, but I am sure she wouldn't have it any other way. Besides cosplaying the clean cut version of Vegeta, she also did this dirty, battle-damaged interpretation of Goku. The dirt and bruises might be wash-off, but the essence of Nigri never quite goes away.
Nerdiness and dorkiness never ever looked this good before. Credit David Ngo for his excellent cosplay photos. Possibly deriving her cosplay pseudonym from Resident Evil , Project Alice is not quite willing to be in the public eye, much to the despair of her fans and probably all of mankind. Her Facebook fan page is no longer accessible and her Instagram account is now private. But before she left the spotlight, Project Alice left us with this cosplay of Vegeta from his appearance in the Saiyan Saga for our viewing pleasure.
Cannot hit the bookmark button quick enough. If you don't know the cosplayer who is named NRK the Hedgehog, you might not be the only one. Unless you live in Japan or keen on Japanese-based cosplay, NRK the Hedgehog is a totally new encounter beyond your current knowledge.
Among a super-competitive cosplay scene in Japan, NRK has sold many of her cosplay photographs at Comiket, one of the most popular events featuring fan-created art in the world that is held twice a year in Tokyo. Though certainly not as buxom as the other cosplayers on this list, most of whom are American, Australian, or European, NRK employs the wonders of circle contact lenses and padded push-up bras. Be sure to seek out her nice cosplay of Quiet, the stunning sniper from Metal Gear Solid.
A cosplayer since , Jennifer Van Damsel also streams on Twitch when she is not showing off her super-powered outfits on her official website and Patreon. This creative Texan has plenty of social media fans, and even the recent terrible hurricane cannot wash her away from the public consciousness. Her Bunny suit Launch made this list even though she claimed to have put it together in the last minute.
If you don't remember the character named Launch, she was largely featured in the original series as a woman who changes her personality each time she sneezes, almost like a Dissociative Disorder. Unless you are fluent in Portuguese, following the works of Katiucha Barcelos is a mission of finding the best translation software available. This beautiful young lady found her viral internet fame through 9gag, when a keen netizen posted photographs of her Android 18 cosplay. Since then, Katiucha has been known as the girl who cosplayed as one of Doctor Gero's powerful mechanized creations.
Similar to many characters in the Dragon Ball franchise, Android 18 was a villain who eventually became a hero later down the road. When she was resurrected, Android 18 ended up marrying Krillin and gave birth to a daughter. As of this moment, she finds herself fighting along side of other Universe 7 heroes in order to avoid deletion in Dragon Ball Super. Creating cosplays since from the Land Down Under, Kayla Erin has plenty of outfits to make even the most passive bystander's heart skip a beat. Her portfolio of cosplay looks more like a Victoria's Secret catalog than a typical girl wearing run-of-the-mill Halloween costumes.
There is truly something special about this Aussie that could make many people forget about your Nigris and Yayas. Every photograph is a treat for the eyes. Despite being battered and bloodied for this battle damaged interpretation of Goku, Kayla still manages to look lovely and gorgeous. Needless to say, her battle-worn Goku is one of the coolest and most stunning cosplays of the character ever made.
Though a relative unknown in the global cosplay scene, Rica Raion has some incredibly crafted outfits. Hailing from Vienna, Austria, she is the first ever Austrian cosplayer that I have ever researched.
Not sure how big the cosplay community is in Austria, but it did give us plenty of notable cosplays from Rica Raion, especially her cosplay of Launch, complete with machine gun and motorcycle.
It is unknown what would happen to Rica if she ever let out a great sneeze, but for Launch, it turns a passive lady into an aggressive firecracker. Unfortunately, she hasn't updated her Twitter account with any new cosplay since the middle of It has been nearly a year since she posted on there.
Hopefully, we will see more of Rica's works in the near future. When not creating wild and extreme cosplays for internet consumption and supporters of her Patreon, Amouranth could be seen gaming on her Twitch channel, usually wearing one of her outfits while playing. As a cosplayer, Amouranth pulls no punches. If hot cosplay photographs are what you are after, you cannot go wrong searching for the works of Amouranth. She has been seen as a guest at a convention as far as China, an incredible accomplishment, and testament to her popularity.
For this Houston-based lady, baring some skin is just par for the course. If you don't like it, you can go elsewhere. Otherwise, be sure to check out her numerous social media accounts. You will be glad you did. Straight out of Mexico, Dalin is one of the cosplayers I have been following for a very long time, even before the days I began dressing up at conventions.
Now, that I have retired from the craft, Dalin is still going strong and never fails to deliver exceptional cosplay outfits of popular characters from animation and gaming.
This time, Dalin decided to dress up as Bulma from the original series, before she married Vegeta, of course. It almost seems tame compared to the other stuff in her portfolio. If you are in the mood for a little more eyecandy, be sure to search for Dalin's cosplay of Darkstalkers Morrigan Aensland. It will surely make your heart skip a beat or two.
Just be sure not to do it on a workplace computer, okay? Unlike most places in the world, cosplay in Japan is an activity that is taken very seriously. There are many places in Akihabara that cater to cosplay goods and services. For some of the best cosplays of Dragon Ball , I think you have to return to the source.
The next entry on this list is a brilliant cosplayer from Japan named Mai, or by her adorable pseudonym Honey Bee Mai. Needless to say, she takes her cosplay extremely seriously.
Mai's presentation in her photographs is a prime example of that. If you want a cosplay that is as cute a button, Mai's interpretation of Bunny Bulma is sure to satisfy. Maholy Rupert utilized her cosplay as Ada Wong of Resident Evil in a cancer awareness fundraiser effort in her native Venezuela. Based on that amazing effort alone she deserves a spot on every cosplay list in perpetuity — as irrational as that might be. At the very least, Maholy did do a great job on her Bulma cosplay, by looking almost exactly like the source material.
Though cosplaying is a relatively-new pursuit of fans living in Venezuela, Maholy seeks to expand the culture. As a personal pursuit, cosplay has given her a lot of satisfaction and even aided her financially. It all has to start somewhere. I wish her good luck in her pursuits of her goal. When compiling cosplayers for an article, always be sure to include the ravishing Russian named Jannet Vinogradova, also known as Jannet Incosplay. Not only has she been making great cosplay for a long time, she also teaches people about crafting through her online tutorials.
There is certainly no one better to take pointers from. It doesn't seem like she will quit this community anytime soon. While Jannet does do a lot of PG-rated cosplay, she also does quite a fair amount of photographs for people 18 and older. Her gender-bending cosplay of Super Saiyan Goku is, by far, one of the best ones of this article. Even the hair is done exquisitely. Of course, everything that Jannet does is of the utmost quality.
She never does a mediocre job. Because of that, Jannet will always be one of my favorites. Besides exotic supercars and excellent cuisine, the country of Italy also has an extensive cosplay community filled with hobbyists who are incredible at their craft and pleasant to look at, as well.
Giada Robin is a prime example of this expanding cosplay hotbed. Transcending beyond just a regular enthusiast, she is actually a professional cosplayer who has attended many conventions around the world as a judge and guest. Her name is probably a take on the One Piece character Nico Robin, for Giada has cosplayed as her many different times. Taking all of that into account, it was a matter of time before she created a Dragon Ball -related cosplay worthy of praise.
This cosplay of Vegeta is exactly what I am talking about. I have never been to Italy before, but for some reason, I really want to go there right now. When you find a great cosplayer, why not give her some more attention. The hobbyist from Chile graces this list once again with her exceptional take on the daughter of the Ox-King and wife of Son Goku, ChiChi. Though this is an outfit that ChiChi wore when she was a child, it is a favorite among fans of the series and the characters.
I always enjoyed the design of the armor and cape, as it looks like it came out of Toriyama's other pieces of work and creations, like the Dragon Quest series, which features his designs. Still extremely influential, it is likely that Toriyama will never see a formal retirement from the anime and manga world.