42 Easy Cosplay Ideas for Guys Who Are Beginners

In the world of cosplay, we can be whoever and anything we want to be. However, most cosplay enthusiasts prefer to cosplay their favorite anime characters, especially those with unique look and appearance. However, If you are just about to enter the world of cosplay, then we recommend you to look around to see what cosplay suit you the most. There are plenty of simple and easy male cosplay ideas for guys that are worth your first try. In case you need some inspirations, don’t worry because we got you covered!

Since you are new in the world of cosplay, we must tell you that it is the most brilliant and fun way to bring your favorite character to life. After all, Cosplay -stands for Costume and Play- involves portraying a treasured fictional character by dressing up in their costume.

So, whether you are preparing for this year’s comic con or any other dress-up event, we have created a list of the coolest cosplay ideas for guys that will surely give you some inspirations.

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Easy and Simple Male Anime Cosplay

The best anime cosplay also means that you need to have enough time to prepare your costume, which includes the accessories. However, we know that sometimes time is not on your side. So, we have listed down some of the easiest anime cosplays for you, which will not take too much or your time but still make you look good.

1. Android 17 Cosplay

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If you are a fan of the classic anime, Dragon Balls, then I’m pretty sure that you know who Android 17 is. He is the earlier version of Android 18 who was also sent to beat Sungoku. Overall, the costume is very simple and you can get it ready in no time.

The first thing you need to prepare is the iconic shirt of Android 17, which is available online. Then you can just wear your pair of blue jeans and a pair of black gloves. Last but not least, make sure you put on straight black hair to complete the look.

2. One Piece’s Luffy Costume

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We don’t know Luffy from One-Piece? Yes, he is the main character of the famous One-Piece, and One-Piece has just launched the series and already became the most-watched series on the online platform. Due to the current popularity, we highly suggest that you pick Luffy as the next character for your cosplay.

Luffy features simple manga attire that includes a red vest, short pair of jeans, a hat, and a pair of sandals, and that’s all about it. In our opinion, it is probably one of those easy male cosplay ideas for guys. Also, don’t forget to act silly since it will be more convincing for the audience. 

3. Chainsaw Man Cosplay

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Next up we have this super unique costume that will come as a quick anime look for you. Of course you know who the Chainsaw Man is, right? Or are you actually a fan? If you are, then you spare some time to create this badass-looking costume which requires a minute to create.

First you need to prepare a white shirt, a black tie and a pair of black pants, which we believe you already have at home. Then, get a paper board and start making chainsaws to be placed on your head and both arms. Also, make sure you wear a pair of black leather shoes as a finishing touch.

4. Roronoa Zoro Cosplay

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Do we know another anime character who always carries three swords wherever he goes? Nope, we don’t think so. Only Roronoa Zoro carries three swords and if you love One-Piece, then I believe you will be inspired to become him for your next cosplay event.

The costume is very easy to create. You only need to get your white shirt and black pants as well as a pair of boots as part of the main costume. As for the accessories, prepare three toy swords and place them on the side of your left waist. If you have no time left to prepare the swords, you might want to open your little brother’s drawer because you might find some toy swords there. 

5. Ash Ketchum Costume

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Ash Ketchum is also one of the most recommended costume ideas to consider. Being one of the most popular anime that has been made into a game and movie, we can assure you that finding an Ash costume is not going to be hard at all.

You can search online for the complete costume, and you can also add your own accessories like the iconic backpack or cap. Plus, make sure you don’t leave your Pokemons behind. Our advice, you can put some of them inside your backpack.

Budget-friendly Male Costume Ideas

With countless characters, Anime will make sure that we will always have a choice of character to become our cosplay ideas. However, some ideas are cool and expensive, while some are actually cool and affordable.

If you are looking for the second one, then make sure you don’t skip the following ideas because we have a couple of budget-friendly anime costume ideas for you.

6. Gray Fullbuster Cosplay

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This is the kind of cosplay that will make all the girls scream when they see you. How cool is that? It is cheap but it will make girls go crazy over you! We think it’s probably because the costume is shirtless, and a pair of pants is the only thing you need to wear.

Well, actually you also need to put on your pair of boots, too. If you choose to become Gray Fullbuster, we believe you will be the center of attention at the cosplay event. Just add a wig and some bandages on your arms, and you’re good to go. Also, it is advised to work on your abs before you become Gray Fullbuster, ok?

7. Master Roshi Cosplay

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Becoming Master Roshi also comes as one of the most affordable choices of anime cosplay for you to pick. It requires no special costume or particular accessories, because you only need to wear your short cargo pants and a Hawaii shirt, and add some white mustaches and beards, and that’s it!

Oh and more thing, make sure you wear your comfy Birkenstock sandals to complete the look, and once you arrive at the event, you can start acting silly and try to find Goku in the crowd. What a hilarious and funny costume to pick!!

AMAZING Cosplay Ideas for Guys

Ditch the mundane and dive into a world of fantasy, fellas! From the streets of manga towns to the battlefields of epic games, the cosplay universe is vast and waiting. Gentlemen, it’s time to grab that cape, flex those muscles, and strut your heroic (or villainous) potential.

As we unveil some fantastic cosplay ideas tailored just for you, prepare to step into a character and own the stage!

8. Mortal Kombat Scorpion Cosplay

Mortal Kombat Scorpion Cosplay Costume - Cosplay Ideas For Guys

Scorpion Ninja is without a doubt one of the most popular heroes in Mortal Kombat. He is renowned for his aristocratic conduct and fearlessness. Therefore, we think that wearing a Scorpion Ninja cosplay outfit will be a great way to pay homage to this beloved character.

It features a bright and vivid hue that no one could miss, even if they wanted to. The leatherette mask also has Velcro strips to ensure it does not come off and ruin the moment. The glossy vest is also leatherette and has slimtex inside to ensure a perfect fit.

9. Thor Ragnarok Cosplay Armor Costume

Thor Ragnarok Cosplay Armor Costume

The Thor Ragnarok male cosplay costume is a great choice for you, especially if you love the character and love to make a lasting impression. It comes in a brilliant combo of color. Moreover, the leather and plastic materials are the ideal choices to make a perfect representation of the original.

In our opinion, this costume gives evidence of great attention to detail. Seeing as cosplaying is performance art, this is without a doubt the best costume to make you the best performer.

10. Joker Cosplay Costume

Joker Cosplay Costume - Cosplay Ideas For Guys

Looking for easy male cosplay ideas for beginners? Look no further than this remarkable joker outfit. Among so many versions of the Joke costumes, we think this one is the most iconic one. What makes it particularly great is that it does not take a lot to pull it off. It is a simple suit with a few extra details to breathe life into the character behind it.

It comes with every little detail that you need right down to the gloves and shoes. All you will need to do is to get the makeup and facial expression right. With that in place, we’re pretty sure you will be the star of the event.

11. Guardians of The Galaxy Star-Lord Costume

Rubie's Men's Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 Star-Lord Costume

If you happen to love the Guardians of the Galaxy then you might have dream of being the Star-Lord. Well, dream no more. With this costume, you get to be that and much more more. You can even be the star of the show! Everything about the costume speaks volumes about the power behind the name.

It comes in a royal array of colors and fabrics that do the noble position justice. Additionally, it comes complete with a mask and is an officially licensed costume from the show.

12. Star Wars Complete Stormtrooper Kit

Star Wars Complete Stormtrooper Kit

Every Star Wars fan has likely had their fair share of fantasies regarding the galaxy far, far away. Bring them closer home with one of these male cosplay ideas. This is a full ANH stormtrooper kit that replicates the original to the last detail.

It comprises a stormtrooper helmet, an armor set, an ammo belt, a thigh belt, gloves, boots and a scuba under-suit. The materials are also lightweight yet compact. In our opinion, we can be sure of the comfort and durability that this costume can offer.

13. BITS Berserker Bodysuit

Berserker Bodysuit

The best cosplay ideas for big guys involve bespoke costumes and we think this is one of the best ones yet. The most outstanding bit about it is the thorough detailing that leaves nothing to chance. Doing this impulsive Viking warrior justice is no mean feat. But this costume gets every detail right.

But as with most performance art props, your most crucial contribution to the costume will be the attitude. Wear his attitude right and you will be a sure head-turner. You can also count on getting a few fans hooked along the way.

14. Game of Thrones Jon Snow Costume

Game of Thrones Jon Snow Costume

These great cosplay ideas for guys are certain to bring the girls flocking to you. Everyone either wants to be with Jon Snow or be Jon Snow. And there is no better way to achieve that for Game of Thrones enthusiasts than by using this killer Jon Snow costume.

We can assure you this kit will allow you to ride that wave for all its worth. It has all the details right and brings the character to life in a way that few others can. Even better, the fabric is 100% genuine leather guaranteeing lots of style and great quality.

15. Men’s Cross-Play Harley Quinn Costume

Men's Cross Play Harley Quinn Costume

For those who love to go against the current, one of the best men’s cosplay ideas is to cross-play male to female. Everyone identifies with Harley Quinn and here is an opportunity to make that popularity count.

This outfit comes in a combo of leatherette and metal. And in the same way that the girlfriend of the joker steals the show in the movie, you can steal the limelight at your cosplay event. By looking at it, we know that this outfit is hard to miss, thanks to the signature color. Moreover, having a man doing male cosplay as female makes it all the more remarkable.

16. Signature Hugh Hefner Velvet Jacket & Lounge Pants

Signature Hugh Hefner Velvet Jacket & Lounge Pants

One of the best way to make your first cosplay event a success is to keep it simple. Therefore, we have no doubt this Hugh Hefner velvet jacket and lounge pants will allow you to do precisely that. In our opinion, this costume creates a signature look that everyone will recognize straight away.

But unlike a great number of complex cosplay outfits, this one is light and comfortable. It is, in fact, one of the most relaxed outfits you will ever get to wear to an event.

17. Men’s Silver Derek Zoolander Costume

Mens Silver Derek Zoolander Costume - Cosplay Ideas For Guys

The Derek Zoolander costume is yet another one of the simple cosplay ideas for guys. This minimalistic yet elegant ensemble gives you a chance to strut your stuff on the runway if you have what it takes.

It is a great choice as everyone who remembers the Ben Stiller movie will have a reason to laugh over it. The set comprises a wig, a dickie, pants and a jacket to replicate the original perfectly. So wear this costume in style and spread some good cheer with this stylish number.

18. Batman Dark Knight Suit

Batman Dark Knight Suit - Cosplay Ideas For Guys

The Batman Dark Knight suit has got to be one of the most impressive and most popular cosplay ideas for guys, ever. After all, who doesn’t love Batman? With this outfit, we’re pretty sure you will have the chance to bring one of the most popular superheroes to life and thrill fans aplenty.

The costume is keen to incorporate every aspect of the original. We also think that some enthusiasts might in fact mistake you for the real Batman, if ever there was one. So get into character and restore peace to the people of Gotham and beyond.

19. Halo Master Chief Ultra Prestige Adult Costume

Halo Master Chief Ultra Prestige Adult Costume

Video game cosplay ideas for guys are another key way to make sure your outfit thrills. With the Halo Master Chief costume, we can assure you that you will also be in a position to survive the interstellar battle as you bring the character to life.

This elaborate costume is spot-on, which guarantees to inject in you the energy to liven up the party. It draws excitement and adventure both from the screen and onto your real-life existence. This makes it easy to fit in his shoes and walk the talk till the end of the costume party.

20. Spartacus Gladiator

Spartacus Gladiator

What’s the point of working out all year long if you cannot get the chance to show off some muscle? Here we have one of the best cosplay ideas for guys that comes in a two-piece combo that lays it bare. The top part only covers the shoulder and arm (partly) and slings down across the chest in style.

This gives you the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to flaunt what you’ve got and get all the heads turning your way. Moreover, the masterful execution of the costume also makes it seem like a page right out of the show. Therefore, we believe that however new you are to cosplaying, you cannot go wrong with this ensemble.

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21. Sailor Moon Cosplay Set

Sailor Moon Cosplay Set

Do you have what it takes to pull off a male cosplay as a female? If your answer is a resounding yes then the Sailor Moon cosplay set would undoubtedly be perfect for you. Moreover, it would be even more perfect if you are looking for a men’s anime costume design. It comes in brilliant colors, which give you the chance to look and feel great without doing so much.

This set comprises the shirt, gloves, and red fabric. If you ask us, we would suggest you to find a way to own the costume by employing a bit of creativity. When it comes to easy anime cosplay ideas for beginners this one will truly take the day.

22. Man of Steel Superman Suit

Man of Steel Superman Suit

It is never too late to pick up a Superman costume and enjoy being a superhero for the day. However, you would need to do it right so as to capture the essence of it. For that reason, we really think this is the perfect suit for you to turn that dream into a reality in style.

You might live a pretty invisible life from day to day but deep down, you know that you are special. If like Clark Kent you would like an opportunity to break out and let them see this side of you, this suit is the one for you.

23. Men’s Muscle Chest Rocket Costume

Men's Muscle Chest Rocket Costume - Cosplay Ideas For Guys

Rocket the raccoon is a popular favorite for all superhero enthusiasts the world over. If you are looking to make that sentiment count, then you have hit the jackpot with this costume. We believe it is guaranteed to get you out of your regular zone and into that of the high and mighty with ease.

It has all of the crucial details that make it a perfect replica of the original. With this costume on, we have no doubt that you will be able to rig up some explosives in style. Enjoy being the brain behind the Guardians of the Galaxy at least for a night.

24. AC Nightwing Costume 

AC Nightwing Costume - Cosplay Ideas For Guys

Turn into Nightwing in the classic black and blue that we have all come to know and love. This particular piece is a bodysuit that uses stretching material to ensure a comfortable fit. Personally, we really think that it is one of the best cosplay ideas for guys that offers you comfort and still able to enjoy the spotlight.

This unit is a blend of the classic comic book look that everyone expects and an armored suit. We can assure you that it looks great and will feel even better if you have to spend all day in it. Lastly, the look is easy to pull and sure to impress.

25. Cyclop Marvel Cosplay Set 

Anyone who loves X-Men has to have a soft spot for Cyclop Marvel. We have watched him evolve over the years and get better, just like a fine wine. Therefore, if you love to take a trip into his world every now and then, here is a chance to have him in yours as well.

We believe the signature outfit will make you the center of attention at any cosplay event. But what makes this one of the best cosplay ideas for guys is its convenience. It is lightweight and comfortable and can travel with you around the world if need be.

26. Predator Costume 

Predator Costume

Go beyond the obvious with this alien creature mask. This is among the most suitable mens cosplay ideas as it offers a breath of fresh air. We have to say that the craftsmanship of this costume is impressive and makes the it comes alive.

It might just make some believe that aliens indeed walk within us. The fact that it comes complete with dreadlocks makes it even more believable. So, what are you waiting for? Scare the wits out of believers with one of these fun cosplay ideas for guys.

27. Men’s Dumb & Dumber Orange Tuxedo Costume 

Men's Dumb & Dumber Orange Tuxedo Costume

If you are going for instant recognition then this is one of the best men’s cosplay ideas. The dumb and dumber duo is unforgettable, which is also a cheerful choice of costume. Everything from the bright orange to the signature top hat replicates the original image perfectly.

All you need now is a hint of the right attitude and you are good to go. In our opinion, it is a great choice for a duo so as to make the replication complete. Even better, it could also be ideal if the event in question has a movie star theme.

28. Mortal Kombat Sub Zero Cosplay Costume

Mortal Kombat Video Game Sub Zero Cosplay Costume - Cosplay Ideas For Guys

If you have a thing for mystery then the Sub Zero cosplay outfit is ideal for you. It captures one of the main highlights of the Mortal Kombat video game and makes it come alive. The outfit comes with the signature blue garb and the full Ninja set.

In order to pull the look off you need to get into the zone and transform into a cyborg. Moreover, make sure you get this right and you will be the focal point of the event with no questions asked.

29. Vampire Knight Zero Cosplay Set 

Vampire Knight Zero Cosplay Set

The anime Vampire Knight Zero cosplay costume is full of promise for a day or night of adventure. Personally, we think that it holds so much potential and the options are endless as to how you can pull it off. In short, it is a fashion highlight featuring a black, white and red combo.

If you happen to be a fashion-conscious cosplayer, then you can be sure to make the look count. The suit comes in daily-use standards to ensure maximum comfort. Every cosplayer who wants to be a cool vampire can bet on this costume.

30. Prince Charming Shrek Cosplay Set 

Prince Charming Shrek Cosplay Set

Set ablaze the kid on your heart with one of these anime cosplay ideas for men. Every girl no matter the age has at some point dream of a Prince Charming. So, let’s be the one to bring that fantasy to life with this impressive outfit.

It bears all the features of royalty required to pull off the character in question. But at the same time, it also has a fairy tale touch that is impossible to miss. In our opinion, this is the ultimate example of perfect craftsmanship, breathing life into performance art.

31. Deadpool Cosplay Costume

Deadpool Cosplay Costume

Let’s continue with the next idea of the cool cosplay costume with our favorite “Deadpool” costume. If you are planning on attending a cosplay costume party then what better way than to turn up as Mr. Foul-mouth himself? This quality high-end Deadpool costume with shell mask is tailor-made and will make you the life of the party!

32. Green Lantern Costume

Green Lantern Deluxe Costume

With this costume, you can recreate Ryan Reynolds epic performance in the Green Lantern movie. If you are a fan of the character, then we have no doubt you will fall in love with this costume right away!

It comes in the form of a body suit that offers you comfort and cool appearance at the same time. In our opinion, you will look super cool with one of these awesome newly designed Green Lantern bodysuits!

33. Superboy Men’s Comic-Con Cosplay Costume

Become the coolest guy at your next cosplay event with this unique Superboy cosplay costume! If you think a Superman costume is just too mainstream then we recommend you to go for this Superboy costume instead. It is made of a 4-way stretch material, and all the suits are custom sized for the perfect fit!

34. Blue Ranger Bodysuit Cosplay Costume

Blue Ranger Bodysuit Cosplay Costume

Enjoy the feeling of nostalgia to the next cosplay party by wearing this adorable Power Rangers costume.

As one of the most iconic cosplay ideas for guys, this blue ranger suit was also custom made using the same high-quality 4-way stretch material as the Superboy costume. In our opinion, this cosplay costume is perfect for a guy who loves to jump around and show off their moves!

35. Aquaman Deluxe Costume

Rubie's Men's Standard Movie Adult Aquaman Deluxe Costume, As Shown

Being an Aquaman does not need a six pack body for your cosplay party. Simply put on this Aquaman Deluxe costume to show the chest muscle and you have all the muscles needed in an instant! Plus, you will have your body fully protected, too.

It is a complete costume set to pick. Plus, you might want to add the wig, beard and trident to get a full look of Aquaman. However, the best thing for you if to have it your own, such as your own long hair and beard. Therefore, you can just wear the costume and you are ready to go!

36. Party City Top Gun: Maverick Flight Costume

Party City Top Gun: Maverick Flight Costume for Men

Feel a little bit nostalgic with this Top Gun Costume. We believe reminiscing about this good movie and stealing Tom Cruise’s look at the costume party will be a good idea. Since the costume is a simple one, then you do not need extra preparation.

You can complete the look by wearing your own boots, sunglasses, and motorcycle helmet. Then, we can assure you that no one will expect that Tom Cruise is actually coming to the party. That’s because you will a lot like him. Like, a lot!

37. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Deluxe Adult Kylo Ren Costume

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Deluxe Adult Kylo Ren Costume

Get this Kylo Ren look, as we can assure you that Star Wars fans will be super excited to see you at the costume play party. To steal this look, you can come up with the cape and a mask. Surely, everyone cannot take their eyes off when you are coming.

Just grab your own lightsaber and may the party be with you!

38. Akatsuki Member Cosplay

Akatsuki Member Cosplay

Join the most nefarious ninja organization in Naruto universe by wearing this Akatsuki cloak! It is an entry level cosplay because all you need to do is to wear the distinctive-looking cloak.

In our opinion, this is truly one of the simplest and easiest cosplay ideas for guys for you to try. As for the design, we think the red clouds pattern over the black jacket is truly unique. Plus, you can bring some kunai and wear Ninja headband to complete the look.

39. Survey Corps Costume from Atack on Titan

Survey Corps Costume from Atack on Titan

Who wouldn’t want to join Captain Levy in titan-killing adventures? If you are one of those people who want to join the club then you must cosplay as the member of Survey Corps from Attack on Titan series.

You can do that by wearing this uniform as it will make you look super awesome and ready for adventure. Moreover, get yourself a replica of the 3D Manouver Gear and some titan cutter for authentic cosplay.

40. Jedi Custome from Star Wars

Jedi Custome from Star Wars

Since we have mentioned Kylon Ren, a disciple of Sith, then we should also discuss this Jedi costume. You can wear this hooded Jedi robe and become Anakin or Luke and bring balance to the upcoming Halloween party! Of course, do not forget to bring your light sable, too.

41. Black Miles Spider Costume

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A list of cosplay ideas would not be complete without mentioning Spider-man. After all, we all know that he is our friendly neighborhood, right? For that reason, we believe that you should wear this full body suit to the party or comic con and become the friendly neighborhood superhero.

In addition, if you have a female partner, then you can ask her to become your Mary Jane for a thematic cosplay. Do not forget to memorize the poses for a realistic cosplay experience!

42. Dr. Strange Cosplay Costume

Dr. Strange Cosplay Costume

Have you watched the latest Dr. Strange movie? You should definitely check it out if you haven’t. After that, we bet you would want to cosplay as him. His super iconic outfit will make you look stand out when you wear it in a costume gathering.

You should wear some fake beards and mustaches to mimic Dr. Strange’s facial feature. Do your hair too for an accurate cosplay!

Final Thoughts

 If you have been scratching your head over great cosplay ideas for guys who are beginners, then there is no need to worry anymore. This list has something for everyone and will ensure that you remain in the limelight for the duration of the event.

As simple as selecting the costume you want based on your favorite character and size, complete with additional accessories you have, then, rock on the party with the costume. Be free at the cosplay party!

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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Are props essential for male cosplay?

Props, while not compulsory, can amplify the authenticity of your cosplay. Be it a wand, sword, or even a simple notebook, it can elevate your overall look.

Are there specific characters that are popular among guys?

Absolutely! While the choices are vast, characters like Batman, Spider-Man, Naruto, and various game characters are hot favorites. However, the beauty of cosplay is that anyone can be any character, breaking traditional gender norms.

How do you handle negative comments about your cosplay?

Remember, everyone starts somewhere. Take constructive criticism positively, but ignore unnecessary negativity. The cosplay community largely supports and uplifts each other; focus on that!

How do you care for your cosplay outfits and accessories?

Store costumes in a cool, dry place. For wigs, use a wig stand. Clean and maintain props regularly, and for outfits, always check the care label, as different materials have varied care needs.

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