Sexy Cosplay: Bringing Fantasy into the Bedroom

What is cosplay? Cosplay may have begun as a “nerdy” subculture, but in recent years people around the world have discovered its sexy side.

Cosplay is one of the most popular categories and kinks on prominent porn and adult websites, including Pantydeal.

Do you love dressing up? Do you have a vivid and kinky imagination? Are you wondering what it would be like to have sex while in character as your favorite fictional hero?

Here’s our introductory guide to erotic cosplay and how to have unforgettable cosplay sex.

Blonde woman in anime cosplay costume

What is cosplay?

The term cosplay originated in Japan in the late 20th century and is actually short for “costume play”.

What is cosplay? Cosplay means dressing up in costume and taking on the persona of a fictional character. It can be any character you choose, but cosplayers most commonly dress up as characters from comic books, movies, manga, video games, and tv shows.

Fandom is at the core of cosplay, and its enormous popularity is evidenced by the huge turn-outs at world-famous events like Comic-Con.

Regular vs sexy cosplay

Ordinary cosplay isn’t about sex. It’s about celebrating fun, freedom, and fandom with fantasy role-play and elaborately detailed outfits. But a new realm of sexy cosplayers have appeared - cosplayers who up the sex-factor of their characters with extra revealing outfits or incorporate cosplay into their sex lives or adult business.

Male cosplayer putting on Joker make up

What is cosplay and can it be considered a kink? Totally! If you’re super turned on by other people in cosplay costume or being in costume yourself, or you can’t get enough of getting carnal in character, then erotic cosplay might be your kink.

How to have cosplay sex

Do you have a vivid imagination, a thing for fantasy, and no qualms about playing make-believe?

Cosplay sex means incorporating cosplay into an aspect of your sex life. Typically, it means having sex with your partner while both of you are in character. It’s similar to fantasy roleplaying because it’s about you both pretending to be other people.

If you’re wondering how to have cosplay sex, don’t let your gender or sexual orientation stop you. You can become any character that appeals to you regardless of your gender, genitals, or orientation.

Sexy cosplay is a great opportunity for people of all genders and sexualities to explore desire and identity.

Male cosplayer as angry viking

Cosplay ideas and costumes

Costumes are at the heart of sexy cosplay. Fortunately, you don’t have to look hard to find an amazing array of sexy cosplay ideas. Look online or just think about your favorite movies or characters from areas and genres like Manga, Anime, League of Legends, Marvel, Disney…

Who do you find sexy? Who do you secretly want to be?

Common erotic cosplay characters include Wonder Woman, Lara Croft, Yuuki Cross, Disney princesses, Sailor Moon, Harley Quinn, Jessica Rabbit, Daenerys, Kitana, Princess Leia, Genshin Impact, The Joker, Thor, Jon Snow, Batman, Jedi, Naruto, L from Death Note, Pokemon… the list truly goes on.

Pay attention to details, accessories, make-up, wigs, and props. Make sure you know your character well so you can emulate their attitude.

Cosplay scenarios and erotic role-playing

This is where you can really use your imagination. Think about the storylines your characters are part of, what scenarios they find themselves in and what relationships they have with other characters.

Do they have erotic potential? If you have a naughty enough imagination, the answer is yes.

Female cosplayer in Jasmine costume

Think about specific fictional scenarios you can imitate and add a sexy ending to - fights between heroes and villains or lovers, reconciliations, seductions. Or just role-play a made-up interaction between your characters that ends in sex.

There are endless scenarios to try, but here are some famous pairings to inspire you: Princess Jasmine and Aladdin, Harley Quinn and The Joker, Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter, Laura Croft and Nathan Drake, Princess Peach and Mario…

BDSM cosplay

If you’re a fan of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Dominance, Submission, Sadism, and Masochism), incorporating sexy cosplay into partnered dom/sub play can be seriously hot.

Again, it’s up to you to decide what scenarios turn on you and your partner and what BDSM activities - punishments, impact play, restraint - you want to explore.

Some scenes lend themselves to BDSM power dynamics, just think about all the tying up and spanking you can do while in character as your favorite villain…

As with any kinky activity that has the capacity to push boundaries or is outside the norm, it’s essential to talk through desires, boundaries, and safe words with your partner beforehand.

Couple outside in elf costumes

What is cosplay? A fun and liberating activity that you can start exploring with a partner or alone in your room.

Join local or online cosplay communities and competitions (the regular or kinky kind) or incorporate cosplay into your sex work or online panty store to give your customers something to really get excited about.