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Alucard cosplayer is ready to sink her teeth into Netflix’s Castlevania

Published: 5/Mar/2020 21:04 Updated: 5/Mar/2020 21:15

by Michael Gwilliam

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With Castlevania season 3 now available to watch on Netflix, fans of the video game franchise-turned-anime have reason to celebrate the world over – including cosplayers.

Kim, better known by her online handle ‘Maliciouskcosplay,’ is one such costumer, and showcased her excitement by posting a photo of her dressed as the Dhampir character Alucard.

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In the timeless video game series, Alucard is the son of Dracula. His name is a palindrome, as it’s Dracula spelled backwards. Originally, the character first appeared in the 1943 horror film “Son of Dracula,” but went on to be a playable character in Castlevania 3: Dracula’s Curse on the NES and later in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

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In the Netflix series, which is an adaptation of the third game, Alucard joins Trevor Belmont and Sypha Belnades on a quest to defeat Dracula.

It’s safe to say that Maliciouskcosplay did an excellent job capturing the half-vampire’s look, while still adding her own flair to her version.

Kim captures the more “regal” gothic elements of the hero with his intricate overcoat, cape, black boots, and blonde hair, even completing the look with Alucard’s white cravat.

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Fancy boy. Photo by @colfoxphoto #alucard#alucardcosplay#castlevania#castlevaniacosplay

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Additionally, the look features the Vampire Prince’s yellow contacts and sharp fangs to round out the ensemble.

In one of the cosplayer’s most impressive photos, she stands by a waterfront with her cape blowing in the wind. “Who’s ready to binge season 3 of Castlevania?” she captioned the picture.

Aside from Alucard, Maliciouskcosplay has also modeled as characters from a number of other franchises. From Nintendo alone, she has dressed as Shiek from The Legend of Zelda, Olimar from Pikmin, Peach from the Mario series and the Pokemon Magnemite.

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Who’s ready to binge season 3 of Castlevania? Photo by @s1price_lightworks #castlevania#netflix#castlevaniacosplay#alucard#alucardcosplay#netflixcastlevania

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Her non-Nintendo cosplays include Wonder Woman, a Twilek from Star Wars, Chucky from Child’s Play and even Dragon Ball’s Chichi.

With such an impressive repertoire, it’s anyone’s guess what the model will have up her sleeve, -especially if there’s a season 4 of Castlevania.

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Cowboy Bebop cosplayer becomes queen of hearts as perfect Faye Valentine

Published: 19/Oct/2020 19:28

by Brent Koepp

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A Cowboy Bebop cosplayer shared an insanely accurate Faye Valentine costume. The artist teamed up with talented photographers to bring the popular anime to life like you’ve never seen before.

Despite releasing in 1998, Cowboy Bebop is still one of the most popular animes of all time. Viewers fell in love with its fast-paced jazz style, and story about a ragtag group of bounty hunters in space.

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Celebrating the influential series, a talented cosplayer transformed into beloved heroine Faye Valentine. Her stunning photography and mind blowing re-creation of the character will be sure to leave fans in awe.

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The beloved bounty hunter is a protagonist in Cowboy Bebop.

Cowboy Bebop cosplayer brings Faye Valentine to life

While much of the anime centers on protagonist Spike Spiegel, the bounty hunter picks up several crewmates throughout the story, such as Faye Valentine. The ragtag group travel across space aboard the Bebop spaceship. 

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Cosplayer ‘luciolescosplay’ transformed into the purple-haired heroine with a jaw-dropping costume on Instagram. The artist teamed up with photographer ‘micheltakumacosplay’ who helped bring the anime to life with incredible skills. 

Posing in the character’s signature two-piece yellow outfit, the artist mirrored Valentine’s look effortlessly. She even included Faye’s signature red jacket which hangs loosely around the lower half of her arms. 

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In another shot, photographer ‘koklengphotographe’ captured the cosplayer recreating a scene from the show. Luciole posed as the bounty hunter holding a drink in front of a bar. The glowing neon sign in the backdrop looks similar to the “Loser Bar” from the series

The French cosplayer gave viewers a full look of her outfit, and showed just how accurate it is to the anime. From her purple cropped hair, to her iconic sunglasses, this is easily one of the best takes we’ve seen on the queen of hearts.

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Cowboy Bebop originally made its debut as manga in 1997. However, its anime adaptation a year later by studio Sunrise made it an instant hit around the world.

Those wanting to watch the genre-bending sci-fi romp can catch all episodes on streaming services Funimation, Hulu, and HBO Max.