cosplay may seem like a daunting task, but it is possible with the right skills and dedication. There are many benefits to pursuing a career in cosplay such as expressing yourself creatively, making money doing something you love, networking with fellow cosplayers and industry professionals, getting invited to conventions or other special events and even getting sponsorship deals. However, there are also some challenges associated with making a living out of professional cosplaying such as competition from other experienced pros, copyright laws, and even negative reactions from family/friends/colleagues. To get started in the world of professional cosplay it’s important to start small by attending local conventions or events where you can showcase your costumes, and build up your portfolio by photographing yourself wearing different costumes so that potential clients/employers can see what kind of work you do and network online through social media sites like Instagram/Facebook/Twitter, etc. It also takes dedication and hard work to be successful in professional cosplay such as having strong sewing skills, knowledge about makeup application techniques, and good acting skills. Ultimately how much money you make from professional cosplay depends on many factors such as experience level, type/quality of costumes created, etc but generally speaking most professional cosplayers make between $50-$200 per hour depending on their skill level and the type/quality of costumes they create.

If you’re looking for an alternative way to express yourself creatively while making some extra money then why not consider turning your hobby into a career? With the right skills and dedication, you could be well on your way to becoming a successful professional cosplayer! And don’t forget to check out Harayuku’s amazing fashion products for all your costume needs!


Do cosplayers make good money?

McCaskill estimates that top-level players earn $70-$125000 a year. If a cosplayer attends 26 conventions a year and sells 100 prints for $20 a weekend (a small number) that’s $52000 a year. Deducting the cost (of drawing makeup equipment) sounds pretty sweet.

What is the salary of a cosplayer?

The average annual salary for a Cosplayer in the US as of January 20 2023 is $46949. If you need a simple salary calculator that works out to about $2257 an hour. That equates to $902 per week or $3912 per month.

What is the job of a cosplayer?

Cosplay is a performance art in which participants dress up and impersonate characters from video games anime television and movies. In addition to creating authentic costumes cosplayers work in character and are often subject matter experts in character impersonation.

Do you need a license to cosplay?

At its core cosplay is a form of fandom. Even when cosplay and other forms of fan art qualify as fair use they can constitute copyright infringement. Cosplay is technically illegal without the permission of the copyright owner.

What is the golden rule of cosplay?

The Golden Rule of Cosplay Non-consensual cosplay is a popular saying in the community meaning that attending an event or wearing a certain outfit doesn’t mean people can treat the cosplayer all they want.

What is the average age of a cosplayer?

According to a recent research paper, the average cosplayer is 284 years old which I believe puts them in the golden age of Cartoon Network anime (correct me if I’m wrong). But cosplay is not a percentage of anime.