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Cats cosplaying Dragon Ball’s Beerus are adorably taking over TikTok

Published: 14/Feb/2021 23:39

by Theo Salaun

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Dragon Ball’s Lord Beerus is a God of Destruction, but apparently also divine cosplay inspiration — as TikTok has been overwhelmed by Sphynx cats going viral while costumed as the fictional deity.

As the story goes, Dragon Ball’s original series author, Akira Toriyama, intended for Beerus’s name to be a pun on “beer,” a beverage which DBZ characters are known to enjoy. Conversely, scriptwriter Yusuke Watanabe intended for the name to be a pun on “virus.”

Fittingly then, Beerus has now gone viral on TikTok, with cute (sometimes grumpy) cats bringing the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods antagonist to the real world. And, as you might expect, the results are glorious.

Beerus, based on Egyptian deities, is a cat-like creature with large ears and hairless purple skin. He rocks a sweet, primarily blue outfit that seems to take inspiration from both the Egyptian gods and DBZ’s typical martial arts garb. Those main components run similarly across each cosplay, but there are some major differences as well.

@cutepetshow

Lord Beerus! #fyp #foryou #cat #cosplay #dragonballsuper

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Shared by ‘cutepetshow’ on TikTok, a video of a cat posing, fully costumed, as Beerus has earned hundreds of thousands of views. Using a filter, the video turns the suddenly bipedal cosplay cat into an impressively drawn addition to a DBZ shot.

This seems to be based on an original video from a Chinese TikTok, showcasing multiple poses from a perfect little IRL Beerus. While the Sphynx cat lacks Beerus’s muscles, it does seem to fit perfectly into the scene — surrounded by fellow characters from the Dragon Ball universe.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, TikTok’s ‘bobieooo’ showcased the similarities between their cat and Beerus with a very different vibe. Set to the tune of Cali Swag District’s “Teach Me How to Dougie,” the cosplay cat brings attitude and props to life. You can even sense a slight desire to reign destruction upon the filmmaking humans in their vicinity.

@bobieooo

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As you can see in bobieooo’s video, Sphynx cats are ideal Beerus cosplayers. Whether it’s looking a little cranky like a proper antagonist or looking wise and mighty, the cat puts convention goers to shame.

If anything should be taken away from this new trend, it’s that those attending anime conventions in future years will need to step their games up. Cats are learning to cosplay and…they’re pretty godly.

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Resident Evil Village cosplayer captivates fans as tall vampire lady Alcina Dimitrescu

Published: 24/Feb/2021 18:50

by Brent Koepp

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A Resident Evil Village cosplayer shared her mind-blowing true-to-life take on Alcina Dimitrescu. The talented artist brought the viral tall vampire lady to life with an insanely accurate costume.

Ever since her reveal in January 2021, the internet can’t get enough of the “tall vampire lady” that starred in Resident Evil Village’s trailer. Despite being the villain of the upcoming PlayStation 5 title, fans can’t get enough of the towering antagonist.

A cosplayer celebrated Alcina Dimitrescu by transforming into her with an incredibly detailed outfit. The artist’s perfect recreation is so accurate, it’s almost as if the terrifying character has walked right out of the screen and into real life.

Screenshot of Alcina Dimitrescu in Resident Evil Village trailer.
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The tall vampire has become a viral hit with fans.

Resident Evil cosplayer becomes tall vampire lady

Alcina’s explosion in popularity not only took many players by surprise, but Capcom itself was caught off guard by the internet’s obsession over the new villain. I mean, what’s not to love? The incredibly fierce antagonist has a unique design and looks badass the first time her towering height is revealed.

Prolific cosplayer Galina ‘rgtcandy‘ Zhukovskaya made waves on Instagram after sharing her faithful costume of the vampire on February 15. The artist perfectly recreated the antagonist’s iconic white silk pleated dress, as well as her signature large hat which hangs over her eyes.

Photographer Victoria ‘milliganvick‘ not only captured Galina as she posed as Dimitrescu but also helped the artist mirror Alcina’s look by meticulously applying makeup. This is easily one of the best portrayals of the tall vampire lady we have ever seen and it will be sure to capture fans’ hearts.

As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the talented duo also portrayed an iconic scene from the demo where Alcina emerges from a locked door and grabs Ethan. The 1:1 re-creation is chilling to say the least, as it brings the game to life like never before.

Resident Evil Village will make its debut on next-gen consoles and PC on May 7, 2021. The new entry in the popular survival-horror franchise will be the eighth in the series and will continue the design of 7 by using a first-person point of view.

While fans can’t seem to get enough of vampire Alcina Dimitrescu right now, it may be a different tune once the terrifying villain is chasing players down during the title’s epic story. One thing is for certain, though – the towering antagonist is already an icon in the genre.