Behind the Scenes: Japan’s Top Cosplayer Unveils Her Impressive Costume Collection

Enako, Japan’s most highly-paid professional cosplayer shows off her huge collection of over 400 costumes in a brand-new video.

Japan’s most popular cosplayer, Enako, revealed an inside look at her room for cosplay, which houses over 400 costumes.

In a brand new video uploaded on Japanese Business Drive’s YouTube channel on Wednesday, Enako, a professional cosplayer aged 27 and model, shared a tour through her huge “cosplay” space. It more closely resembles smaller warehouses. Although Enako hasn’t yet figured out the exact amount of costumes she’s accumulated, she estimates that she has anywhere from 400 to 500 costumes which she has worn to various events as well as photo shoots. To keep the vast collection in order, the costumes must be neatly stored in clear plastic containers.

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The film focuses on Enako’s professional experience as a cosplayer. Alongside describing the day-to-day tasks of her job, she also delved into many negatives of her job, including having to deal with online trolls and bullying. She also stated that she’s a big fan of Keisuke Itagaki’s underground fighting series Baki the Grappler.

Enako started cosplaying in 2012. Conventions and other events pay her to be a part of the event. According to reports, she makes more than $90,000. She was a frequent guest at Comiket in Japan the largest anime convention in the world. In 2019, hundreds of photographers gathered to take pictures of her REZero costume. Recently, she was recruited by a company that makes mobile games to play Attack of Titan‘s Mikasa Ackerman. In addition to her cosplaying profession, she has also earned a following through her video game streams in which she is often playing multiplayer shooters such as Apex Legends and Rainbow Six Siege.

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Many conventions have been canceled or moved online over the past two years due to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic talented cosplayers from around the globe have managed to make amazing costumes. Another Japanese cosplayer, chiba_2_2, recently showed the exact screen-to-screen take of Tokyo Revenger‘s Manjiro Sano, while content creator Jahara Jade was able to play the entire nine Sailor Moon’s Scouts within a single year. Enako isn’t the only model of professional cosplaying either; fitness model Momo Tomomoto has recently shown her love for Jujutsu Kaisen‘s Cursed weapon specialist, Maki Zen’in by wearing two brand new costumes.

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