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Attack on Titan cosplayer slashes her way to victory as Mikasa Ackerman

Published: 12/Jun/2020 20:48 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 15:27

by Brent Koepp


An Attack on Titan cosplayer became the real life Mikasa Ackerman with her accurate costume. The artist’s faithful depiction of the Survey Corp heroine is the perfect way to get hyped for the final season.

Attack on Titan sent shockwaves in the industry with its epic debut in 2013. Viewers from around the world were hooked to the edge of their seats by the anime’s brutally dark story and insane art style.

A talented cosplayer shared her true-to-life take on one of the show’s most popular characters, Mikasa Ackerman. The portrayal of the powerful heroine will leave fans in awe.

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Mikasa is one of Attack on Titan’s most powerful characters.

Attack on Titan cosplayer brings Mikasa to life

In the story, Mikasa is one of the strongest fighters in the Survey Corps – a military branch that is on the front lines fighting Titans. She swears an oath to protect protagonist Eren Yeager at all costs.

Cosplayer ‘mikazukii._‘ transformed herself into Ackerman in a post shared on Instagram. The artist perfectly nails the fighter’s bob haircut, including her bangs which sit in the middle of her forehead.

Mikazuki wielded her prop Survey Corps blade, while posing in Mikasa’s Season 1 military uniform. The cosplayer mirrored the Attack on Titan character’s iconic brown jacket, and red scarf which she wears around her neck.

In another photo, the artist gave viewers a look at the amount of details in her costume. She faithfully recreated Mikasa’s brown chest and leg straps, as well as a full blown replica of her vertical maneuvering equipment.

Attack on Titan initially made its debut as a manga in 2009. Written by Hajime Isayama, his epic franchise became a worldwide phenomena with its anime adaption in 2013. After seven years, both the written version and animation are finally coming to an end.

The fourth and final season was announced on May 29. For everything we know about the series’ last episodes, check out our guide here. Those wanting to catch up in time for its conclusion can watch it on streaming services Crunchyroll and Funimation.


Eugene Lee Yang goes viral cosplaying Avatar: The Last Airbender

Published: 29/Oct/2020 12:39

by Georgina Smith


Writer, Director, and Try Guys member Eugene Lee Yang has absolutely blown Avatar: The Last Airbender fans away with his flawless cosplays, recreating not just Azula but Zuko too.

Since rising to internet fame with his work on YouTube series ‘the Try Guys,’ Eugene Lee Yang has established himself as a creator in his own right, producing many hugely viral videos exploring LGBTQ+ and Asian-American identities.

Each year in what he describes as his ‘Asian Halloween Tradition,’ Eugene cosplays different Asian characters from popular movies, TV shows, books and more to celebrate different aspects of those cultures, and works alongside a team to flex their outstanding costume and makeup skills.

In the past, he’s recreated characters like Mulan, Magnus Bane from the Mortal Instruments Series, and many more dating back to Halloween of 2009 when he cosplayed Russell from the animated film UP.

But this year, Eugene and his talented team treated fans to not just one, but two Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplays, and they were both as fantastic as each other.

Eugene cosplays Zuko and Azula

First, in a post that at the time of writing has 99,000 likes, he recreated the banished prince from the Fire Nation, Zuko.

Eugene models the brilliant costume by Kinetic Cosplay perfectly, the bold oranges and reds of the fabric creating a vibrant fire-like glow, which combined with the mix of silk trims and various types of fabric give a perfectly dynamic edge to the look.

His makeup artist Arianna Blean has also reformed Zuko’s signature eye scar, the scar wax looking intricate enough to be realistic, but also with a slightly animated feel in keeping with the original art style.

To fans’ surprise, Eugene even pulled out a second Avatar look to celebrate Halloween this year, also having a go at one of the show’s most popular villains, Fire Nation princess Azula in beautiful photos taken by JD Renes.

The absolutely stunning images show the YouTube star surrounded by lightning, filling the images with a mesmerizing blue-white glow. The black and gold plates contribute to a powerful silhouette, with the wig by danekez sculpted perfectly to look like the original, even keeping with the gold hairpiece in the center of the head.

Eugene put both characters together in the same image in a post that gained 40,000 likes, and even participated in a TikTok trend where he wipes a mirror to switch between the two characters, injecting the video with electric personality.

His series of posts about the cosplays have garnered hundreds of thousands of likes all together, and has already got people excited about what Eugene will pull out of the bag next Halloween.