Cosplay – or, as the Japanese call it, “cosplay,” is one of the most worrying new hobbies to hit America’s youth since the invention of the Juggalo. In short, it’s the practice of dressing up like a fictional character and showing off to a crowd of disinterested or horrified lookie-loos. While there are certainly some cosplayers who can pull it off, there’s also an army of wanna-bes who fail horribly and often. What follows are 20 of the most hilariously wrong cosplay pics ever.
Let’s lead off with a classic. This poor dumb girl really thought she was going to wow the crowd with her oh-so-kawaii anime catgirl outfit. Unfortunately, she just looks like a stripper in Iowa who fell into a pile of fiberglass insulation.
Gender-bending is a common activity among cosplay weeaboos. So is giant cardboard swordplay and virginity.
Okay, if I was Mario and I got through 8 worlds of pure aggravating BS to find that waiting for me, I’d probably pawn her off on my kid brother too. Oof. I’d rather get blown by a Piranha Plant.
How better to display your senses-shattering recreation of Silent Hill 2’s fearsome killer Pyramid Head than to pose in your Grandma’s foyer next to a barely-working Dyson?
This guy is just so serious about this whole procedure. Look at him! He’s going to kill somebody to get their special weapon one of these days.