The  "ginjika" phenomena started in Japan when otaku artists began to turn their favorite things like pokemon, cars, and electronics into cute anime girls. Eventually the word expanded in American fan art and cosplay circles to include any non-human characters re-imagined into an anthropomorphized form. We've featured a LOT of pokemon gijinkas in previous galleries, but there's more cosplayers dressing up as increasingly improbable characters with the help of a lot of sewing and a bit of imagination.

 

1. Toothless by Byndo Gehk
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Photographer: John Jiao

 

2. Amaterasu (Okami series) by gaghielart
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photo credit: Fotografias Fernando

  

3. Sega Saturn Gal via frauleinpolylina.tumblr.com
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4. Sonic the Hedgehog by Vera Baby
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photo credit: Tabercil

 

5. Leonardo by Stella Chuu

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photo credit: Anna Fischer

6. Sexy Female Predator

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photo credit: marshon

 

7. Chewbacca by LeeAnna Vamp

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photo credit: Jason E.N.

 

8. The TARDIS by Sonja Wheeler

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photo credit: Not That Jeffy

 

9. Angry Birds by palecardinal, Tenori-Tiger, and Archika

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photo credit: saitoubou

 

10. Pool Party Ziggs (LoL Champion) by Jessica Nigri

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photo credit: Larry Alan Photography

11. Magic the Gathering by Vedetta Marie

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photo credit: David Leo

 

12. Yoshi by Another Rose Cosplay

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photo credit: kashikosa

 

13. Gary the Snail by tenori-tiger

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photo credit: palecardinal

 

14. BMO by problematiiques

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photo credit: unknown

 

15.  Bumblebee by Area 11 cos

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via paopaoche.net

16. Five Nights at Freddy's by vento-aureo

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17. Bowser by Dezi Desire

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photo credit: Zemekiss Photography

 

18. Xbox-tan by Hiryuu Cosplay

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photo credit: Kobayashi Keisuke

 

19. Twilight Sparkle (My Little Pony) by AnyaPanda

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photo credit: Infinite Colour Photos

 

20. Companion Cube by Raquel Quiros

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photo credit: Erick Morales