Cosplay - News




  • Feature 10 Top Mario Cosplays - From Plumbers To Princesses

    Featuring Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom friends

    The Mario games have been a core part of Nintendo fandom for decades now. Mario as a solo sibling has been around for even longer than his own series, first appearing — of course — as Jumpman in 1981's Donkey Kong. Despite having his name in the title, the Mario franchise isn't about the Italian...






  • Random This Ace Attorney "Class Trial" Cosplay Is Spot On

    No objections here

    Ace Attorney fans will hopefully remember the heartwarming story of how prosecutor Miles Edgeworth, defense attorney Phoenix Wright, and loveable idiot Larry Butz all became friends. It began with a simple crime in a classroom, for which Wright was blamed, and which Edgeworth acted as his lil baby defense attorney; it ended with...


  • Random This Guy Makes Incredible, Wearable 16-Bit Cosplay

    Flat-pack cosplay

    Cosplayers are basically wizards. Sometimes, they are also literal wizards, when they dress up like Gandalf the White or Dumbledore, but we mean in terms of their creative skills — sewing, sculpting, and sometimes even electronics are all part of making a detailed, true-to-life cosplay of a beloved character. Here at Nintendo...





  • Gallery The Best Cosplay From The Tokyo Game Show 2018

    Mario! Link! Toad?!

    As is often the case at Japan's premier gaming showcase, this year's Tokyo Game Show had some great cosplay from a variety of Nintendo (and non-Nintendo) franchises. All of the big names were represented, including some of the company's most famous faces - and a few cult favourites, of course. Here is some of the best cosplay...





  • News This Colourful ARMS Cosplay Will Knock You Out

    It's just a bit of 'armless fun

    We love a bit of cosplay here at Nintendo Life, but we must admit to getting a little jaded about everyone dressing up like Link and Samus all the time.  Enter Reddit user spiggledog who has perfected three ARMS themed cosplay outfits along with his buddies. It's great to see some colourful cosplay on...




  • Gallery A Look At HYPER JAPAN 2016

    Nintendo out in full force

    HYPER JAPAN is a wonderful cultural festival that celebrates everything Japanese, and returned to Olympia in London, UK for its three day summer showcase this past weekend. We've been to the show a couple of times before but this was our first time visiting the Olympia West Hall. Nintendo had a host of activities



  • Weirdness Here's What An All-Human Star Fox Team Looks Like

    Don't worry, Slippy's here!

    We've seen some cool cosplay ourselves recently, but nothing prepared us for the awesomeness of seeing the Star Fox team reimagined in human form. The cosplayers known as York In A Box have been busy barrel rolling ahead of the release of Star Fox Zero on Wii U. In the photos below you can see Chri

  • Gallery Nintendo Cosplay July Round-Up

    Dressed to impress at Hyper Japan and Comic Con London

    In the first of what we hope to be a regular series of features devoted to the wild and wacky world of cosplay, Erica Jones brings us a selection of snaps showcasing the most notable Nintendo-related efforts of the month. July has been a great month for Nintendo costumes. Hyper Japan and London...


  • Video Marvel At The Insane Dedication Of These Legend Of Zelda Cosplayers

    Who wants to be Tingle?

    The Legend of Zelda is a pretty big deal for Nintendo fans. The series is packed with amazing games and memorable characters, and it's little wonder that whenever cosplay events take place, a large proportion of attendees choose to dress up as famous faces from the franchise. If you need any more evidence of this, feast your...




  • Ninterview Cosplayer Regina "RikkuGrape" Marie

    We speak to a seriously talented Zelda cosplayer

    It's been a while since we ran a Ninterview, but we're back with our first of 2013. This time, we're speaking to cosplayer Regina Marie, better known as RikkuGrape. She's dressed up as a wide variety of different characters, but we're most interested in her amazing replications of individuals from The...


  • News Metroid Fan Film is Light on Action, Heavy on Chat


    We've seen some great Nintendo fan films over the years; films that made us think "if only". This short film, Metroid: Encounter at Ceres Colony, wants to be next. As the name suggests, the short takes Super Metroid as its inspiration but mixes in some elements from the Metroid Prime Trilogy too. Serious Samus fans will also enjoy other...


  • News Link and Ganondorf Combine to Win World Cosplay Championship

    Not sure where this fits in the Zelda timeline, though

    We love people who dress up as Nintendo characters, and we love them even more when they get up on stage in Japan to have a pretend fight in the final of the World Cosplay Championships. Our love for this video cannot be put into words. Taking place in Nagoya, the Italian team of Link, Luca...


  • NSFW Zelda, Peach and Samus Shed Clothing In The Name Of Art

    Every Nintendo fan's dream, or nightmare?

    Sex is used to sell an awful lot of things these days, and video games are no exception. However, LA burlesque club Bordello's recent night of video game-themed stripping strikes us as a little bad taste. And we have low standards to begin with! Lucky punters were given the chance to see such highly...


  • News Samus Cosplay Costume Kicks Incomprehensible Amounts of Ass

    Check out the real life Samus in action

    Here at Nintendo Life we’re not that geeky that we spend all of our spare time scowering the net for photos of ladies in videogame themed cosplay costumes, but when something as awesome as this catches our eye it would be remiss of us not to mention it. The lady in this lovely Samus Aran space suit is none...