Even though Superhero Day is April 28th — who knew? — you don't need a special holiday to cosplay. (Yes, that rhyme was intentional.) Cosplay has become increasingly popular over the years, as it provides escapism from the everyday, allows for creativity, and, frankly, is just plain fun. So you don't need an excuse to cosplay, no matter what character. The question is then, which cosplay is the most popular?
DIYS.com analyzed 100 popular characters and sorted them into five groups: superheroes, anime, TV, Disney, and video game characters. Using Instagram, they were able to find out how many photos include hashtags of “cosplay”, “costume”, and “dress up” to determine which character is the most popular to cosplay.
Is it just a coincidence that Joker bested Batman in the race for most popular cosplay character? We may never know, but we do know that Joker came in at number three with an IG hashtag total of 297,356.