7 Powerful women characters to cosplay in 2022

7 Powerful women characters to cosplay in 2022

Whether you’re the type to have vast knowledge of your favorite comic books or TV show or if you’re more of a casual viewer, it’s easy to spot and admire a powerful female character. They spend time kicking evil’s butt and have a righteous mission that they believe in – and although we don’t live in a supernatural world, they may still feel relatable.

In a time when cosplay culture is more popular than ever, it can be overwhelming deciding on one of the many characters to mimic - especially when there’s no shortage of badass female characters. Worry not! In this article we’ll guide you through some of the most powerful fictional women to help you choose your next cosplay.

Eleven – Stranger Things

“Stranger Things” is, without a doubt, one of the best original TV series at the moment. This Netflix series is a perfect combination of science fiction, supernatural horror, and game galore. It immediately blew up for its unique storyline and reminiscence of 80s culture. Eleven is one of the main protagonists, portrayed by British actress Millie Bobby, and she instantly became a favorite with her psychokinetic and telepathic abilities. With the ability to move through dimensions, she’s constantly saving the fictional city of Hawkins from evil beings.

There are multiple options for embodying this character - first, you can mimic her patient gown look with an identical patient uniform.

The second option would be her pink dress and blue jacket look.

Stranger Things Costumes

The elephant in the room? Her buzzcut. Buzzing off your hair for a cosplay is a bit extreme, but luckily her look can be achieved with a buzz cut wig or even a bald cap.

In her most recent looks, her hair is grown out, which is easier to mimic for most of us. Any 80’s themed outfit will do - just smear some blood-red lipstick around your nose and practice your ominous power pose.

Eleven – Stranger Things

Wanda Maximoff - Marvel

Wanda Maximoff, also known as Scarlet Witch is not just a powerful superhero with powers like chaos magic, telekinesis, energy manipulation, and the ability to create an alternate reality; she can also turn herself into the most dangerous supervillain at times. She is emotionally vulnerable, and despite possessing immense power, she really wants to be a housewife and have a family of her own. Instead of being a typical emotionless superhero, she displays her emotions, from the good to the bad. She’s also one of the coolest looking superheroes with her blood red outfits and horned headpieces!

Wanda Maximoff - Marvel

Daenerys Targaryen

Regardless of what you call her – Daenerys of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons – she’s arguably one of the best-written female characters in TV history. Her character development has seen her rise from an outcast princess to the queen of the Seven Kingdoms in the fictional continent of Westeros. Her triumph wouldn’t have been possible had it not been for her faithful allies, but most importantly her three full-grown dragons. She’s a dream until she starts wreaking havoc with her infamous catchphrase “dracarys!” A queen, a loving wife, and a caring mother, she doesn’t tolerate being messed with. With her being so popular, it’s easy to find costumes and braided wigs that mimic her look. To spice things up, ask a friend to dress up as Jorah Mormont!

Wonder Woman

Whether you’re a Marvel or DC fan or no fan at all, it’s difficult to deny the brilliance of Princess Diana A.K.A. Wonder Woman. Plus, her famous weapon, the Lasso of Truth, is a tool that most of us wish we had! Forget about her Superhuman strength or immortality—her stunning hair, eyes, and outfit can intimidate most enemies before the fight starts. One of the most recent renditions of this character, played by Gal Gadot, instantly became iconic with widespread popularity. With all that being said, if you’re looking for a costume idea that draws attention, Wonder Woman is the answer.

Harley Quinn

With her immense popularity, this character probably doesn’t need any introduction! She’s a vicious, violent, and fierce fighter who loves like crazy (emphasis on crazy). One of the most psychopathic criminal masterminds in comic book history, we can’t help but to love her, especially in Margot Robbie’s portrayal. With countless looks to choose from, there’s a ton of versatility when cosplaying this character, as long as you stick to her signature blue and red color scheme. Her hairstyle is the most notable feature of her look, so make sure you get the right wig or colored hair spray!

You can always go with her famous looks from Suicide Squad.

Buffy Summers

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is undoubtedly one of the most influential shows of all time, thanks to its awesome storyline and Sarah Michelle Gellar’s incredible portrayal of Buffy. A powerful Vampire Slayer who possesses powers like psychic link, prophetic dreaming, and physical combat, the best thing about cosplaying this blonde hunter is that it’s relatively easy. Wear a 90s outfit, a middle-parted blonde wig, and a hammer or a piece of scythe, and you’re all set to go.

You can’t go wrong with a leather trench coat!

The Bride A.K.A. Beatrix Kiddo

The Bride, also known as Black Mamba and Beatrix Kiddo, is not a superhero with superhuman strength, the power to fly, or the ability to move things with her mind. So what is she doing on this list? Well, if you’ve watched the Kill Bill movie series, you’d understand why this character is considered to be extremely powerful.


A trained former assassin who seeks revenge for the murder of her child, it’s easy to think that this martial arts master is a superhero. The film itself is a masterpiece with a blend of martial arts and samurai aesthetics. While the most famous look from the character is her yellow zip-up fitted jacket and pants with a black stripe, you can also cosplay her with a white dress in reference to her bride look.

We hope this article has been helpful for choosing an epic fictional woman to cosplay. Whether it’s for Halloween or a costume party, just remember the real purpose of cosplay is to have fun and enjoy the thrill of a particular character.

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