Sword Art Online has become an immensely popular Japanese novel series. Written by Reki Kawahara, the story chronicles a future where virtual reality MMORPG worlds are the pinnacle of gaming. Several real-life gamers are chosen for a ‘beta trial’ and after entering the virtual reality of the game, they find that they are unable to log out. Originally released in light novel form in 2009, the series gained so much popularity that it has inspired eight manga adaptations, three video games, and two anime TV series. The games are available on various sony platforms. Receiving international commercial success, the franchise has sold over 16 million copies in over seven countries. Among the accolades for this series, the anime has received praise for exploration on the psychological aspects of virtual reality and the concept of MMORPG escapism.
When deciding to cosplay with as a Sword Art Online costume, the two main characters are the most popular options. For male cosplayers, creating your own Kirito costume is an excellent and fun option. For female cosplayers, creating your own Asuna costume will be an excellent and widely recognized option. Keep in mind that that these are an excellent option for a Sword Art Online costume couples cosplay. See below for our custom costume guides for Kirito and Asuna. As always, feel free to leave a comment if you want to see more SAO cosplay guides!
Sword Art Online Costume – Kirito Costume
Sword Art Online Costume – Asuna Costume
Sword Art Online Costume – Accessories
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