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Blazing Bakugo cosplay lights up My Hero Academia fandom

Published: 25/Sep/2020 5:07

by Alan Bernal

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A talented My Hero Academia fan put passion and creativity together, creating a sizzling cosplay to portray Class 1-A’s hot-headed hero, Bakugo.

The MHA fanbase have created multiple incredible cosplays in the past for the dozens of students at U.A. High. We’ve seen cosplays ranging from the adorable to the terrifying, as the series lends itself to a wide-array of characters in both camps of the ‘good vs evil’ narrative.

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By now, fans know that Kacchan toes that line and, at times, goes too far. But there’s a plethora of devoted fans, that are firmly ‘Team Bakugo,’ who create some of the best depictions for the anime’s cast.

Following that tradition, cosplayer ‘_kissmyashe’ used her graphic design quirk to elevate her Bakugo outfit even more. While her costume already had a lot for fans to love, she lit up the shot with some magic in post.

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“I’m learning to create composites,” kissmyashe said of the finished product. “I love fusing reality with fantasy. I’ve always been intrigued by that. How did I do?”

Of course Bakugo’s quirk is violently explosive more often than not, but the cool aesthetic of the fire she chose gives it a much slicker look to an otherwise imposing character.

But Ashe also added a personal touch. Not only did the costume come with the orange-rimmed flares that come out from behind the manga character’s mask, she also added a bit of orange tips to her hair that lights up with the rest of the look.

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It’s fun to see your favorite anime characters brought to life when cosplayers suit up, and when they go the extra step to add those finer details, that’s when the design shines.

Kissmyashe is a longtime cosplayer who’s featured characters spanning various movies and gaming franchises like Street Fighter, Pokemon, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and more.

The MHA cosplay community is rife with talented designers and creators that have put together incredible recreations for their favorite characters.

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With her fun Bakugo reimagining, Ashe showed off another great entry in a long line of cosplays featuring the iconic My Hero Academia troupe.

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My Hero Academia cosplayer creates shockwaves as Nejire Hado

Published: 20/Oct/2020 12:40

by Matt Porter

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A talented My Hero Academia cosplayer has shown off her incredible take on one of U.A. High School’s ‘Big 3’, the powerful and popular Nejire Hado. 

My Hero Academia follows the story of Izuku Midoriya, a young man born without superpowers who dreams of becoming a pro hero. A chance encounter with his idol All Might leads to Deku being gifted the legendary quirk known as One For All, and with his newfound abilities enrolls at U.A. High to learn how to harness them under the tutelage of the Symbol of Peace himself.

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Throughout his years at the school, Midoriya meets lots of characters who become part of his legacy there, including a run-in with third-year students Mirio Togata, Tamaki Amajiki, and Nejire Hado. These three stand alone as the most powerful students at U.A. High, and earned the nickname ‘The Big 3″ thanks to their abilities and performances.

While Amajiki is shy and introverted, Togata is the exact opposite, full of optimism and inspiration. Somewhere in-between their two extreme personalities sits the kind, thoughtful, and popular Nejire Hado, who quickly became a fan-favorite after her introduction as part of Class 1-A’s Hero Work Students.

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Nejire is part of U.A’s ‘Big 3’, the most powerful students at the entire school.

While Nejire can sometimes be viewed as a bit of an “airhead” due to her almost constant sunny disposition, she is clever, quick-witted, and incredibly powerful, with her Wave Motion quirk giving her the ability to convert her own vitality into energy, and use it to create powerful spiral shockwaves that send enemies flying. Using this powerful ability does drain the hero though as it uses her own stamina, often leaving Hado with great exhaustion.

While she can often be seen in her U.A. High School uniform, cosplayer ‘elaine.rose.cosplay‘ has shown off her take on the character in her hero outfit, complete with the blue bodysuit that Nejire wears into combat, with pale mint green markings and turquoise framing.

Nejire’s blue hair falls down her back, complete with the bangs that sit on either side of her face, while her two spiraling horns of hair stick up high on her head, making this one of the most accurate Hado cosplays we’ve seen.

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Since releasing as an anime back in 2016, My Hero Academia has become a smash hit across the globe, with fans who prefer the English dub getting to watch it at the same time as their Japanese-favoring counterparts for Season 4.

The fourth season of the show has now completed, leaving fans anxious for more. Unfortunately, there’s currently no word on when we’ll see the fifth season, with only the confirmation that it will take place for viewers to hold onto for the foreseeable future.

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