Cosplay, short for costume roleplay, as an act common to anime, manga and video game fandoms, where fans dress themselves as characters.
The V Jump magazine features a parody of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, called Yu-Gi-Oh! 5C's, which features group of people cosplaying as Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's characters. It has also featured cosplay of characters from Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, some of which include Reginald Kastle and Bronk Stone.
Throughout the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series, characters have dressed as Duel Monsters' characters.
- In the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, although not strictly cosplay, Yami Bakura trapped Yugi and his friends in their Duel Monsters cards.
- In Kaiba Land U.S.A., several employees dressed as monsters
- In Yu-Gi-Oh! GX:
- on Duel Monsters Spirit Day, people dressed as Duel Monsters for a festival.
- during episode 161's party several students dressed up as monsters.
- In Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2009: Stardust Accelerator, characters dressed as Dark Magician sell the player Duel Runner parts, while characters dressed as Dark Magician Girl sell them Booster Packs.
- In Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D Bonds Beyond Time, during the event in Yugi's time, several characters were dressed as Harpie Ladies and Magician's Valkyrias.
|Tristan||Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 13: "Evil Spirit of the Ring"||Cyber Commander|
|Téa||Magician of Faith|
|Bakura||Change of Heart|
|Bakura Ryou/Yami Bakura||Lady of Faith|
|Unknown||Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 80: "Lights, Camera, Duel"||Ninja Master Shogun|
|Téa||Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 102: "Freeze Play, Part 1"||Dark Magician Girl|
|Kaiba Land U.S.A. employees||Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 185: "Unwanted Guest - Part 1"||Dark Magician and Dark Magician Girl|
|Kaiba Land U.S.A. employees||Rock Ogre Grotto #1, Battle Ox, And Panther Warrior|
Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D Bonds Beyond Time
|Domino City Residents||Magician's ValkyriaHarpie Lady|
|Harpie Lady 3|
|Heartland City residents||Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 92: "An Imperfect Couple: Part 1"||Tomato Token/Crashbug X|
|Cathy KatherineTori Meadows||Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 92: "An Imperfect Couple: Part 1"||Cat Girl/Gagaga Girl|
|Yuma Tsukumo||Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 92: "An Imperfect Couple: Part 1"||Temtempo the Percussion Djinn|
|Ray Shadows||Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 92: "An Imperfect Couple: Part 1"||Dandylion|
|SummerJen||Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 92: "An Imperfect Couple: Part 1"||Eria the Water Charmer/Lyna the Light Charmer|
|Bronk Stone||Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 92: "An Imperfect Couple: Part 1"||Gogogo Golem|
|Caswell Francis||Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 92: "An Imperfect Couple: Part 1"||Gagaga Magician|
|3 Children||Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 25: "Virus Deck Operation"||Trickstar Black Catbat, Gouki The Great Ogre and Cyberse Wizard|
|Salida Noula||Dark Magician Girl|