Female Characters with Short Red Hair -Cosplay Ideas

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Looking for cosplay inspiration for fictional female characters with short red / orange hair? This reference list is here to help! Whether you want a cosplay costume that’s anime, TV, comic book, video game, or otherwise inspired, scroll through the list for costume ideas involving girls with short, orange / red hair.

Claire Redfield
(Resident Evil: Revelations 2 )

Claire Redfield - Resident Evil- Revelations 2
Photo credit: gamefaqs.com


Misty (Pokemon)
Photo credit: pokemon.wikia

Rystáll Sant
(Star Wars)

Rystáll Sant (Star Wars)
Photo credit: starwars.wikia

Bo-Katan Kryze Bounty Hunter
(Star Wars)

Bo-Katan Kryze Bounty Hunter (Star Wars)
Photo credit: legendsofthemultiuniverse.wikia

Major Kira Nerys
(Star Trek DS9)

Major Kira Nerys (Star Trek DS9)
Photo credit: memorydelta.wikia

Chandra Nalaar -Planeswalker
(Magic the Gathering)

Chandra Nalaar -Planeswalker (Magic the Gathering)
Photo credit: sketchydoodles.tumblr

Dana Scully

Dana Scully (X-files)
Photo credit: alyssawaugh

Saffron (aka Bridget, aka Yolanda)

Saffron (aka Bridget, aka Yolanda) (Firefly)
Photo credit: threadmaiden.blogspot

Rachel Summers -Marvel Girl
(Marvel Comics)

Rachel Summers -Marvel Girl (Marvel Comics)
Photo credit: writeups.org

Joanna Dark
(Perfect Dark Zero)

Joanna Dark (Perfect Dark Zero)
Photo credit: en.wikipedia

(Dragon Age)

Leliana (Dragon Age)
Photo credit: dragonage.wikia

April O’Neil
(Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

April O’Neil (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Photo credit: turtlepedia.wikia

Claudia Donovan
(Warehouse 13)

Claudia Donovan from Warehouse 13
Photo credit: de.warehouse13.wiki

Willow Rosenberg
(Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Photo credit: imdb

(The Fifth Element)

Leeloo (The Fifth Element)
Photo credit: elliemoonjelly.weebly


Bloodrayne (Bloodrayne)
Photo credit: gaming.fm

(Soul Calibur)

Hilde (Soul Calibur)
Photo credit: fightersgeneration.com

Natasha Romanoff -Black Widow
(The Avengers -Marvel)

Natasha Romanoff -Black Widow (The Avengers -Marvel)
Photo credit: jackflacco

(Ben 10)

Gwen (Ben 10)
Photo credit: rpgben10habbomt.no.comunidades.net

Baroness Angelina Durless -Madame Red
(Black Butler)

Photo credit: zerchan.net
Photo credit: zerchan.net

(Kingdom Hearts)

Kairi (Kingdom Hearts)
Photo credit: khinsider

Once again, this list isn’t fully comprehensive. In fact, there are a ton of anime characters with short orange & short red hair. Use the anime character database to look for more.

Did I miss a popular fictional female, or leave off any of your favorite girl characters with short, red hair? Let me know in the comments below.

Looking for different character suggestions? Check out my ideas for

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Female character with short brown hair
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  • Karen

    Everyone seems to forget that the original April O’Neill has a very short, Molly Ringwald ginger crop. The new movies keep getting it wrong with Megan Fox. 😉

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)

      True fact! That’s why she made the list 🙂

  • Ashlee

    Fabulous list!! I’m not a cosplayer, but I’d love to get into it someday and dress up as quite a few gals on this list! Leeloo first and foremost though, she’s so dang cool<3

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)

      I wish I had more time for creating cosplay outfits. It’s such a rewarding experience to finally finish a build!
      I think Leeloo would make a great 1st outfit

  • Dina

    I love, love, love Saffron! She is a bad ass even though she has a bit of a bad girl streak. I think she would have made a come back in the show over and over if they continued the show. I am not a fan of Leiliana but she is really kind if you don’t harden her.

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)

      Honestly I haven’t had a chance to get the full Saffron experience yet. I’m about 3-4 episodes into Firefly. Can’t wait to get into more of the series

  • Mandy Stone

    Charlie from Supernatural had short hair at one point in the series!!! 🙂 Especially when she was the badass version of herself! <3 <3 <3 <3

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)

      Funny you mention her Mandy 🙂 The Fiance and I were discussing Charlie and I actually meant to include her on the list. A few hours after posting, I realized I had forgotten to do so….so figured I just put her on the long red hair list. Haha …and yes, she’s a total BA!

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