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It's almost scary how good these Persona 5 cosplays look together

by Brad Norton
Atlus - Persona 5

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Crafty cosplayers have dedicated their skills to bringing numerous Persona 5 characters to life and the results will warm your heart. 

Undeniably one of the standout JRPG’s of the current console generation, the Phantom Thieves have left an indelible mark on the gaming industry since their introduction in the 2016 smash hit Persona 5 from prestigious Japanese studio, Atlus. 

From incredible community videos and artwork to Joker’s shocking inclusion in Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, there’s never any shortage of joy being spread from the charming title. Contributing their own impressive creations, a group of cosplayers banded together to recreate various fan-favorite characters and the costumes will blow you away.

Atlus - Persona 5
Atlus - Persona 5
Persona 5 launching in 2016 marked the longest break in series history after an eight year gap between core releases.

From the pensive Yusuke Kitagawa to everyone’s favorite Ann Takamaki and even the mysterious Goro Akechi, these cosplayers accompany the protagonist and brought many popular characters to the forefront by recreating their combat-attire.

Panther’s typical red latex costume and pink gloves are adorned by Instagram user ‘elion.cos’ who even brought her trusty whip and mask to complete the cosplay. While this form would only ever be seen in a Palace, there’s no denying how impressive the costume fits into the real world.

Similarly, Joker’s costume has been rendered in full by popular Serbian cosplayer ‘ariderion.’ While the playable protagonist was downtrodden by false accusations, there’s no overstating just how authentic this recreation appears to be. 

The elegance of battle-ready Akechi offers a stark contrast to the often ominous real-world detective. Known as the ‘Detective Prince,’ this impressive costume was put together in just a week by ‘tenshi_senpie.’

While the character played quite a significant role throughout the original rendition in 2016, Akechi is set to have an even larger presence when Persona 5 Royal launches in the West on March 31 2020.

For the first time, Akechi is able to be utilized as a companion in battle following his redemption arc in the enhanced re-release. 

Lastly, ‘david.landup’ focused on accurately designing a costume around Fox’s battle attire and the final version is astounding. Having focused on artwork for the majority of his life, it comes as no surprise that Kitagawa’s costume stands out as one of the most dazzling when traversing from Palace to Palace. 

Despite having first released in September of 2016 throughout Japan, Persona 5’s enthralling universe and quirky cast of characters has remained prevalent throughout a number of adaptations ever since.

From the official animated series to an authentic stage show and abundant cosplays, there’s never any shortage of charming Persona content to digest. Hardcore fans will finally be able to sink their teeth into the expansive Persona 5 Royal when it launches on March 31 in Western markets.