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My Hero Academia cosplayer embraces the Christmas spirit as Mina Ashido

Published: 26/Dec/2020 2:55

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Mina Ashido is less popular than other characters in My Hero Academia, but she still has plenty of fans, and one decided to mix pink with red and cosplay her with a Christmas twist.

My Hero Academia’s characters come in all shapes and sizes. Each one has a unique look, personality, and style. However, what truly separates them from others is their trademark quirk.

Tsuyu Asui, better known as Froppy, looks and acts like a frog in line with her quirk. Koji Koda looks like a rock, and his quirk allows him to have a special kinship with animals and even control them.

However, neither of them look as eccentric as Mino Ashido. She has pink skin, black eyes with yellow irises, disheveled fluffy pink hair, and two yellow horns sticking out of her head. It’s all due to her quirk, Acid, which lets her produce a corrosive liquid from her body.

My Hero Academia Mina Ashido cosplay
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Mina Ashido has a cheerful and warm personality, but she’s a formidable hero too.

It’s not all about her appearance, though. My Hero Academia fans love her cheerful and outgoing personality and the fact she’s obsessed with fashion. Mino Ashido’s hero costume, which is essentially a purple and turquoise bodysuit, is a testament to that.

If she were real, she’d be proud of a popular cosplayer named Mathilde, who brought her to life in style. However, instead of her wearing her hero outfit or the U.A High School uniform, Mathilde slipped into a red and white Christmas outfit instead.

 

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The outfit, which looks like a one-piece Christmas dress mixed with some straps and sleeves, is all class.

However, the pink skin, pink hair, make-up, eye-color, and of course, the horns steal the show.

Cosplayers often have a hard time trying to re-create Mino Ashido’s appearance. After all, it’s hard to become completely pink. Still, Mathilde seemed to have no issues at all. She absolutely nailed it, and her fans thought so too.

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My Hero Academia cosplayer smashes it as Twisted Tea Izuku Midoriya

Published: 14/Jan/2021 18:07

by Georgina Smith

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My Hero Academia’s Izuku Midoriya a.k.a. Deku has been recreated perfectly by cosplayer Lorentz iWood, producing both casual and hero looks for the fan-favorite character.

One anime that seems to be an unlimited source of cosplay inspiration is My Hero Academia. The show began airing in 2016, adapted from a manga that was published prior, and since then has gone on to secure a huge fanbase.

The anime features a host of distinct characters who each have their own abilities, referred to as Quirks in the show. The Quirks dictate what abilities certain people have, and it often is tied into aspects of their personality and aesthetic.

Deku from my Hero Academia mid-scene

However Izuku Midoriya did not originally have a Quirk, something that ended up getting him bullied. Despite his lack of ability, he still dreamed of becoming a professional hero, with the anime following his journey alongside a host of other characters.

One cosplayer who recreated Izuku’s iconic look was Lorentz iWood, who took on the challenge of creating a range of different looks for the popular character.

In Deku’s hero look, Lorentz wears his green paneled jumpsuit with darker green strips running down the arms and in geometric formations on the torso. The tops of the sturdy green boots can be seen peeking over his knees, and contrast the chunky red utility belt and stark white gloves perfectly.

 

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The shaggy green hair and lightly freckled face are a great match for Izuku, and he completed the look with a can of Twisted Tea, a reference to the viral meme which commenters under the cosplay were loving.

Lorentz also showed off a more casual Izuku look with a bold red hoodie and ripped jeans – though he still carried over the air of coolness to both looks. The photos captured by Richard Arcel are stunning, and perfectly showcase the fantastic costume along with the vivid backdrops.

 

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This cosplayer has clearly put a lot of hard work into Izuku, and the results are absolutely amazing, looking just like the real version of the popular character.