Top 24 90s Anime Makeup Looks You'll Want to Recreate
by Mayra on May 21, 2022
Cosplaying a fictional character takes a lot of effort and it’s even harder when we’re talking about anime characters. Their outfits, makeup, props, everything requires effort. And the people creating realistic looks out of some of the most complicated-looking anime characters truly deserve a lot of respect. Today, we'll be serving you some of the best-looking cosplays that caught our eye. We can't get over the super-realistic anime makeup that these cosplayers have done. They’re worth swooning over!
Are you guys ready? Let’s go!
1. Sailor Moon From Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon is the character that almost everybody is familiar with. We grew up watching her. Not only Sailor Moon but all the characters in Sailor Moon adhere to the 90s anime aesthetic. This cosplay of Sailor Moon screams perfection. From her pose to her outfit to her makeup, everything is perfect. Emily pulled off a flawless cosplay and we really love it!
2. Kagome from Inuyasha
Inuyasha is a top favorite classic 90s anime. Anime fans love to watch it even to this day. Kagome is our pure and kind-hearted protagonist of the anime Inuyasha and Miho knows how to pull off a perfect cosplay of her. The subtle and kawaii makeup she’s done looks absolutely adorable!
3. Nana Osaki from Nana
Everyone remembers the absolutely gorgeous goth-punk, Nana, right? I remember having a massive crush on her even though I’m a girl! I’m pretty sure everybody else has a crush on her too because she’s just stunning. Anyway, just look at this cosplay of Nana. Her anime makeup looks flawless but her outfit is too gorgeous to ignore. Heungsyu did a great job, undoubtedly!
4. Sailor Mars from Sailor Moon
“Evil spirits, begone!” Sailor Mars is my personal favorite out of all the Sailor Moon girls. She’s extremely cool and is very calm about everything that’s going around her. She’s probably the most rational out of all the Sailor Moon girls. Mee’s cosplay makeup is flawless. Her outfit also looks adorable!
5. Misato From Neon Genesis Evangelion
Neon Genesis Evangelion had been a very strangely interesting anime, if you know what I mean. It’s one of the best mecha anime of the 90s and the 90s anime aesthetic is pretty evident in this anime. We love how Viku has pulled the cosplay of Misato off. Her hair and cosplay makeup looks stunning. Even her outfit is so detailed!
6. Utena from Revolutionary Girl Utena
Utena is naive, oblivious but pure-hearted. She’s loyal and kind but oblivious about the intentions of those around her. Overall, she’s a sweetheart. We can’t get over how beautiful Socksy looks while cosplaying Utena. Her anime inspired makeup does make her look like a proper anime character!
7. Sakura from Cardcaptor Sakura
Remember how magical girls used to be all the rage back in the 90s. Cardcaptor Sakura was one of the best anime that involved magical girls that girls and boys loved watching alike. Talking about this cosplay of Sakura, Caterina has what it takes to pull the look off perfectly. Her cute makeup is what attracts us the most, apart from her adorable costume of course!
8. Ritsuko from Neon Genesis Evangelion
We have another cosplay of a character from Neon Genesis Evangelion in the house! This time it’s Ritsuko, our super-intelligent and stoic scientist. Wickedsalt knows how to give off Ritsuko’s vibe by her gorgeous anime cosplay makeup. Can you see the stunning glow on her cheek? You can get exactly the same glow by using our Harvest Moon Creamy Highlighter.
9. Esmeraude from Sailor Moon
Esmeraude is one of the female villains in Sailor Moon that you must already be aware of. She’s selfish, ruthless and loves superficial things. CJ's looks exactly how Esmeraude would have looked in the present. Her costume is a little from Esmeraude’s original one but it still looks pretty good. Her cosplay makeup is flawless as well!
10. Sailor Neptune and Sailor Uranus from Sailor Moon
Sailor Neptune and Sailor Uranus are the perfect duo that we really shipped together back then. We came across this gorgeous cosplay of both Sailor Neptune and Sailor Uranus and we can’t help but swoon! The anime makeup done by both the cosplayers looks amazing!
11. Sailor Neptune from Sailor Moon
We have another cosplay of Sailor Neptune to swoon over! The details of her cosplay makeup are flawless and this pose goes well with the personality of Sailor Neptune! We really commend Cat for creating such a flawless look of Sailor Neptune. Our matte water activated eyeliner in the shade “Chikorita” is perfect for filling in the brows for this cosplay!
12. Chi Chi from Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball is an anime that everybody has heard of. Us 90s kids remember very well what the hype is about. Chi-Chi is one of the only characters that our main character, Goku, is afraid of. Clau‘s cosplay of Chi-chi screams perfection. From her outfit to her cosplay makeup, everything is on point!
13. Faye Valentine from Cowboy Bebop
Cowboy Bebop is the perfect example of the kind of anime that truly adheres to the 90s anime aesthetic. It’s the best sci-fi anime of the 90s that every anime fan is attached to. Faye Valentine is the kind of anime character that we totally have a crush on. She’s a total badass in whatever she does. Talking about Eryn, she's breathtakingly beautiful. Her wig is what caught our attention the most!
14. Asuka and Rei from Neon Genesis Evangelion
Asuka and Rei from Neon Genesis Evangelion don’t really get along well, everybody knows that. Even though they have their own conflicts, they complement each others personalities really well. Both Agnia and Alice depict their bittersweet relationship of Asuka and Rei through their cosplay. We love how close they look to both the characters. There’s a lot of effort put into this cosplay and we absolutely love that!
15. Bulma From Dragon Ball
Bulma is hands down the most loved female character of Dragon Ball. Even though she’s spoiled because of her rich parents, she’s also very caring towards Goku and others close to her. Bubbly, caring and fun to be around, Bulma is a total sweetheart. Shellanin's pose of Bulma is super adorable. Her minimal anime makeup is also super cute! The outfit she chose for this cosplay is one of Bulma’s first outfits from Dragonball.
16. Frieza from Dragon Ball
Frieza was the most annoying villain of Dragon Ball Z that anime fans absolutely despised (including me). But oh my god! Look at Geena's cosplay of Frieza! I can totally tell how hard would it have been for her to pull off such a flawless look of Frieza. Absolutely stunning! To create the perfect-looking black lips, use our Antagonist Lip Gloss in the shade Naraku.
17. Sailor Venus from Sailor Moon
The silliest and bubbliest of all the Sailor Moon girls, Sailor Venus is here! We love her carefree character that makes her look super-adorable. The details of Adelhaid’s costume of Sailor Venus are insanely flawless. We love how cosplayers keep their cosplay makeup minimum and still look super-gorgeous. Notice that little gloss on her lips, you can get exactly the same look by trying out our Bubble Tea Lip Gloss!
18. Boa Hancock from One Piece
One Piece is probably the only 90s anime that is still extremely hyped amongst the anime fans. It has the most bizarrely interesting characters that we can’t really get over. Boa Hancock is one such character that has stolen the hearts of many anime fans. Alice’s cosplay of Boa Hancock is absolutely flawless. From her anime cosplay makeup to her outfit and even to the editing, everything looks perfect!
19. Sailor Mercury from Sailor Moon
Sailor Mercury’s cosplay can’t get any better than this! Kyoco’s efforts on this cosplay are something we really need to appreciate. She truly knows how to create Sailor Mercury’s perfect look and the photography is also done really well!
20. Anthy from Revolutionary Girl Utena
Anthy from Revolutionary Girl Utena is the kind of tomboy that every 90s girl has a huge crush on. Tamara's cosplay of Anthy is the best thing I’ve seen today. The cosplay is absolutely gorgeous and flawless. The anime inspired makeup looks amazing on her. We truly appreciate her efforts!
21. Vivi from One Piece
Vivi is one of the important members of Luffy’s crew. Even though she’s a princess, she does not give off any typical princess vibe. Sue looks absolutely stunning cosplaying as Vivi from One Piece. Just look at how detailed her costume is. Her cosplay is really commendable!
22. Yui from Corrector Yui
Cheerful, kind and caring, Yui is the magical girl that all of us 90s girls hoped to be like. Nisababa’s cosplay of Yui looks super cute. We can’t get over the simple yet kawaii makeup she has done to resemble Yui. And look at her wig, it looks exactly like Yui’s hair. Her outfit is also super adorable!
23. Sailor Jupiter from Sailor Moon
Sailor Jupiter from Sailor Moon is basically the mom of the group. She knows how to cook and is also very independent. She keeps the group together and sane. We can’t get over how pretty Aoy looks cosplaying as Sailor Jupiter. Her anime makeup looks perfectly done and is using the right shades that complement her skin tone. Also, look at her costume! It’s looking beautiful on her! If you want that perfect coral flush on the cheeks, our Endless Summer Blush is perfect for you!
24. Android 17 and Android 18 from Dragon Ball
This duo of androids caused only trouble for our heroes. But we can’t deny the fact that they were super-cool villains. Gracie did a gender bender cosplay of Android 17 and we have fallen in love even more with the characters. On the other hand, we have iMegan who cosplayed as Android 18. She looks absolutely beautiful in that costume. The two cosplayers know what they’re doing and are doing that flawlessly!
We’re finally at the end! I must say, all these cosplayers deserve so much appreciation for the effort they put in while cosplaying some of the best anime characters from the 90s. Their anime makeup, costume, photography, editing, everything requires a lot of effort and dedication which we appreciate so much. I hope you loved all the cosplays as much as I do. Comment down below the cosplay you liked the best!