Animal Crossing: New Horizons is still going strong, and for good reason. Its incredibly wholesome, relaxed vibe is sorely needed in these times of… well, you know. Whether you farm tarantulas and play the stalk market, trick out your island, or simply spend hours in the custom design editor, Animal Crossing has just the right thing to help you feel like you’re in a peaceful place for a little while.
Players worldwide have turned to their seemingly endless creativity to show their love for the forest of animal friends. Some create fan art of all kinds, some transform their islands into their favorite places, and others create cosplay. Glorious, adorable cosplay. Cosplayer Ginny Di put her own elegant spin on Label, one of the hardworking Able Sisters, and she looks ready to rocket launch her own high-end fashion label.
Label by Ginny Di Cosplay
Characters new to the franchise in New Horizons, like Orville and Wilbur of Dodo Airlines and new cat villager Raymond, are particularly popular cosplays. And we can’t get enough of them.
Here are just a few of our favorite costumes inspired by Animal Crossing and its personality-packed villagers and other colorful characters. Many of these cosplayers put together their colorful looks with just what they already had in their closets and makeup bags, making these costumes all that more impressive.
heading over to nook’s cranny. y’all want anything? pic.twitter.com/lSqo786syE— ✦ KEY (@pixelghosts) March 29, 2020
Closet Cosplay, lifting off November Oscar Whisker!— Xander Jeanneret (@Xanderrific) April 4, 2020
Let’s bust bunson burners and bounce back to Isolationtown.
Orville and Wilbur #Gijinka by @badturquoise! #ACNH #animalcrossingnewhorizons https://t.co/sxNWMbtIUc pic.twitter.com/f6dCYGfi72
"Skies are clear, with a gentle breeze; perfect flying weather. Grab your gear and let's hit the air, kid. We're taking off November Oscar Whisker!"— Barnaby (@overzen) April 28, 2020
I had to do a Wilbur cosplay, especially after I saw the villager versions of the brothers done by @/cow_fool! pic.twitter.com/Asx2hRM8rP
Go Cat Boy! Go! 🐱✨// Raymond is supposed to be moving in on my island today and I couldn’t be happier 👁👁. What other AC characters should I try to cosplay? 🤔 #AnimalCrossingNewHorizons #ANCH pic.twitter.com/vQo5vEx0hb— =___=)7 (derogatory) (@androflwr) April 26, 2020
Animal Crossing cosplay - it's Eugene, yeah buddy! pic.twitter.com/1AKt3LnGkN— Corndog (@CorndogNinja) April 16, 2020
While the rest of the world is screaming about FF7, I’m over here lugging my ass out of a creativity slump by dressing like my favorite villagers in Animal Crossing 💦💦 I tried my hand at a Beau-inspired look today! #animalcrossing #acnh #cosplay #cosplaymakeup pic.twitter.com/DVXbRakhPN— kimidori🌱 (@kimidorikakapo) April 11, 2020
Makeup/costest of my take on Muffy from #AnimalCrossing, my favorite villager! She’s a gothic lolita-style sheep with an uchi personality! #katsucon #katsucon2020 #animalcrossingcosplay #AnimalCrossingNewHorizons #nintendo #cosplayer pic.twitter.com/nhG9nRqQ20— Disappointed, but not surprised (@ciaobirdiecos) February 3, 2020
Ignis gives cosplay a try! Here he is as Raymond from Animal Crossing.— Jaye (@Jaye_42) April 20, 2020
Photos by Studio Mermage. pic.twitter.com/9UsvTTB0wa
"Whew! Had me worried there civilian. Thought you might have fraught the barn!" - Wilbur— Papy panda (@PandaRefait) April 22, 2020
.#animalcrossing #animalcrossingcosplay #ACNH #achncosplay #cosplay #wilbur #wilburcosplay #rodrige #udo #cosplayway pic.twitter.com/EEO02gV1pR
And, this is Animal Crossing, so even some animals are getting in on the cosplay fun.
Adventures in #AnimalCrossing ! A message in a bottle🍾 what could it say?!? ——————————————#gerbil #gerbils #cute #animalcrossingnewhorizons #tomnook #animalcrossingcosplay #nookinc #present #sea #messageinabottle #nintendo #nintendoswitch @NintendoUK @animalcrossing pic.twitter.com/9FrrMDbLHO— Willow and Twiggy (@willowandtwiggy) April 6, 2020
Who is your favorite villager, and why is it Bob? But seriously—tell us who it is (and why) in the comments!
Featured Image: Ginny Di
Kelly Knox is a freelance writer in Seattle, WA who writes for Star Wars, DC Comics, and more. Follow her on Twitter.