We asked readers to show us their cosplay glow-ups in preparation for Crunchyroll Expo — and you guys absolutely did not disappoint!
We love all the amazing pics of your evolution as cosplayers. Plus, we've chosen five random winners from the hashtag to get a $100 gift certificate to EpicCosplay Wigs to help them make even more awesome creations!
Check out our five winners below:
Emily Mills (@CactusPunchCos on Twitter): From Akatsuki style in 2008 to recent looks from Umineko and Steven Universe!
Tiny Bishie (@tinybishie on Twitter): Sporting Hidan (Naruto) circa 2013 and Monaca Towa (Danganronpa) from this year!
Angela A Lee (@eelalegna on Twitter): 2012 on the left, glowing all the way up to Justine from PERSONA5 on the right!
Chris Tom (@leporinelynx on Instagram): From Bob Lapis Lazuli to Edna Mode!
Mikayla Johnson (@chessnut_cosplay on Instagram): An impressive start as Chrome Dokuro (REBORN!), and amazing recent work as Solaria (EndBreakers!)
Thanks to everyone who entered! And if you want to see tons more awesome cosplay stories, use the hashtag #CRXGlowup on Twitter and Instagram.
Kara Dennison is responsible for multiple webcomics, and is half the creative team behind the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. She blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos. Her latest book, Black Archive #21 – Heaven Sent, is currently available from Obverse Books.