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Attack on Titan cosplayer perfectly captures Mikasa Ackerman's soft side

by Virginia Glaze

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With Attack on Titan fans left waiting for the popular anime’s final season, they have to bide their time until the grand finale — but luckily, cosplayers are providing some quality content in the interim.

Attack on Titan’s third season ended with a mind-blowing development in summer 2019, with news coming out shortly thereafter that confirmed the anime’s fourth season would, indeed, be its last.

In celebration of the long-running series, Germany-based cosplayer ‘katyushacos’ unveiled her take on tritagonist Mikasa Ackerman, Eren’s adoptive sister and one of the Survey Corps finest soldiers.

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Mikasa Ackerman is one of the main characters in Attack on Titan, known for her brutal skill with the blade and ferocious attitude toward anyone who dares to harm adoptive brother Eren Jeager.

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The character is known for her brusque attitude and battle-hardened demeanor — to all but close friends Armin and Eren, with whom she grew up in Shiganshina before the fall.

It is this side of Mikasa that katyushacos perfectly captured, bringing to light her more thoughtful and gentle characteristics, as seen in an artful photo of the cosplayer posing in a grassy field, looking into the distance as though wistfully thinking of Eren.

Complete with Mikasa’s red scarf, Scouting Regiment uniform, and green cloak with the Wings of Freedom emblazoned on the back, the cosplayer’s ensemble truly looks as though it were ripped directly from the anime and dropped into the real world.

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This isn’t her only photo of the costume, either; katyushacos also provided fans with some headshots of the character, where she gave Mikasa a similarly wistful look as she toyed with her scarf — or is she merely biding her time before slicing into the photographer?

According to the cosplayer, this isn’t her first time dressing up as Mikasa, admitting in an Instagram post that she’d also cosplayed the character during the show’s initial hype in 2013.

Now, she’s back and better than ever, fully integrated into the world of the Titans and willing to do anything to protect Eren and Armin.

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With Attack on Titan’s fourth season set for Fall 2020, fans have little else to do other than wait for the series’ thrilling conclusion — but thankfully, katyushacos is here with some much-needed cosplay to save the day (and save fans from bloodthirsty Titans).