Alought Shikamaru is not a protagonist in Naruto, but he has left the audience a deep impression because of his high IQ, if you want to cosplay him, you should pay more attention to his appearance and personality.
Shikamaru is regularly seen with a lazy or irritated expression. He has fairly long jet black hair tied in a spiky ponytail, narrow brown eyes, and has both ears adorned by earrings, which were given to him and the other members of Team Asuma by Asuma himself.
Shikamaru is a highly skilled shinobi, attested to by him being the first of his peers to be promoted to the rank of chūnin. Even while he was still a genin in Part I, Shikamaru was among the few shinobi who detected and dispelled Kabuto’s sleep-inducing genjutsu. In the anime, it was stated that he was offered a position in the Twelve Guardian Ninja, but turned it down in order to stay in Konoha and protect it.
As a genin, Shikamaru Nara was the sort of unenthusiastic kid who liked to watch clouds. He preferred not to get involved in “troublesome” activities, pretending to be busy to avoid responsibility. He also does not like fighting, deeming it, as he does most things, “troublesome”. If you want to know more, please click here.