Meet SA’s Cosplayers

The world of cosplay – or costume play – is a colourful and creative world. And as the cosplay scene grows more each year, new talent comes to light. Meet some of the top cosplayers in South Africa.

Cloudswifty Cosplay

Willem (L) and Symonne (R) as Angemon and Angewomon respectively from the anime Digimon     Photo: Adam Claassens

Names: Willem Claassens and Symonne Fourie

Age: Willem is 25 and Symonne is 22

Dream Cosplay Outfit: Pulsefire Caitlyn and Pulsefire Ezreal from the game League of Legends

Started Cosplaying: Mid-2015

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Maoukami Cosplay

Maoukami Cospaly doing a male version of the comic book character, Harley Quinn.     Photo: Provided

Name: Natasha Biccard

Age: 21

Dream Cosplay Outfit: One of my dream cosplays is Raiden from the anime Metal Gear Rising.

Started Cosplaying: “I started cosplaying nearly three years ago.”

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Vanity Insanity Cosplay

Vanity Insanity as Pokémon character Houndoom Mega. Photo: GiantShev Photography

Name: Catherine

Age: 24

Dream Cosplay Outfit: “There are many I would like to do, but at the moment Illidan from World of Warcraft with actual moving wings.”

Started Cosplaying: “I started cosplaying officially in January 2015 for a little competition of which I made my first outfit. My first time wearing a cosplay outfit was in October 2014 for rAge expo where I had my outfit commissioned.”

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Septik Cosplay

Septik Cosplay as Tyrande Whisperwind from the game Hearthstone.     Photo: Sheena Wood

Name: Amoné Louw

Age: 21

Dream Cosplay Outfit: Primal Queen of Blades, Kerrigan from the game Starcraft II

Started Cosplaying: 2014

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Blissful Wonderland Cosplay

Blissful Wonderland Cosplay as Babydoll from the movie Suckerpunch.     Photo: Provided

Name: Sean Robinson

Age: 23

Dream Cosplay Outfit: I have so many dream cosplays that I’d like to do. Many are from the World of Warcraft universe.

Started Cosplaying: 2014

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Black Lily Cosplay

Black Lily as Captain Amari Ana from the game Overwatch. Photo: Sheen Wood

Name: Black Lily

Age: 24

Dream Cosplay Outfit: It’s difficult to choose! Nightblade Irelia from the game League of Legends or Black Lotus from the anime Accel World. They’re both at the top of my dream-list.

Started Cosplaying: 2014

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KomboKitten

KomboKitten as the comic book character Dark Phoenix. Photo: Provided

Name: Genevieve Lesch

Age: 27

Dream Cosplay Outfit: There are many! My next dream build is debuting at the Electronics and Gaming Expo in Cape Town this July as Kawaii Pop Bastet from the game Smite. The cosplay I love to do always gave a particular reason, but the ones I would love to do most always involve challenging myself to learn and employ more techniques.

Started Cosplaying: I started in 2011

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Jason Eiserman

Jason as a character from the game Fallout.
Photo: JCB Photography

Name: Jason Eiserman

Age: 21

Dream Cosplay Outfit: I’d love to do music duo Daft Punk with a friend.

Started Cosplaying: I started on 4 May 2013 at the Free Comic Book Day event in Cape Town.

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Foam Fox Cosplay

Foam Fox as Redeemed Riven from the game League of Legends.
Photo: Leyla Heylen

Name: Caitlin Jacobs

Age: 24

Dream Cosplay Outfit: Sentinel Lunara from the game Heroes of the Storm.

Started Cosplaying: I wore my first cosplay back in 2011, but only started making more than one costume a year in 2016.

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Baka Sakura

Baka Sakura as comic book character Scarlet Witch.
Photo: Cos We Play

Name: Baka Sakura

Age: It’s a secret

Dream Cosplay Outfit: So many! One of them would be Mad Moxxi from the game Borderlands.

Started Cosplaying: I believe it’s seven years now.

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KerBear Cosplay

KerBear as the Kotori Minami from the anime Love Live!
Photo: GiantShev Photography

Name: Keri Haylock

Age: 21

Dream Cosplay Outfit: Cinderella

Started Cosplaying: 2015

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Annakapat Cosplay

Annakapat as the comic book character Harley Quinn.
Photo: Christy McCullagh

Name: Anré van Rooyen

Age: 24

Dream Cosplay Outfit: It’s Skeksi from Jim Henson’s graphic novel The Dark Crystal.

Started Cosplaying: 2009

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