Cloud9’s Sneaky debuts stunning Zero Two cosplay

Published: 18/Mar/2019 22:56

by Virginia Glaze


Cloud9’s Zack ‘Sneaky’ Scuderi is more than a professional League of Legends player – he also creates impressive cosplays, as evidenced by his brilliant rendition of a popular anime character.

Sneaky debuted a stunning take on ‘DARLING in the FRANXX’s’ Zero Two on March 18, complete with the character’s bright pink hair and intricately crafted pilot suit.

His cosplay was met with widespread praise across Twitter, with Cloud9 jumping into the mix to write, “You’re so hot, brother,” in a joking response.

Even popular Twitch streamer Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys complimented the costume, along with esports team Echo Fox and teammate Nisqy.

The LoL pro had polled viewers about what cosplay they’d like to see him create on March 14, with Zero Two taking the lead by a staggering amount – much to Twitch streamer Dyrus’s feigned dismay.

This is far from Sneaky’s first cosplay; he has created a slew of other costumes for characters from video games and anime, including LoL’s Soraka Star Guardian and its K/DA pop group, alongside the insanely popular ‘Bowsette’ spinoff fan character, and more.

Sneaky, PatreonSneaky has created a slew of previous cosplays, including the likes of characters from video games an anime.

According to Sneaky, he picked up cosplaying as a hobby, and created a Patreon to produce more outfits after seeing the positive reactions to his costumes, which he sometimes wears during live streams.

Sneaky doesn’t limit his cosplay experience to the online world, either – the gaming pro also takes his outfits to anime conventions like Anime Expo, which he vlogged for Cloud9’s YouTube channel in July 2018.


Darling in the Franxx cosplayer wows as Studio Trigger protagonist Zero Two

Published: 5/Jan/2021 18:56 Updated: 5/Jan/2021 18:58

by Brent Koepp


A Darling in the Franxx cosplayer made waves on Instagram after bringing the show’s beloved heroine, Zero Two, to life with a mind-blowing costume.

Darling in the Franxx made its debut in 2018, and quickly the won hearts of fans around the world with its sci-fi/romance plot. The anime project was a joint collaboration between Studio Trigger and CloverWorks.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the breakout series by sharing her true-to-life take on its lead heroine Zero Two. Her insanely accurate portrayal of the protagonist will be sure to leave fans in awe.

Screenshot of Darling in the Franxx anime protagonist Zero Two.
Studio Trigger / CloverWorks
The pink-haired heroine stars in the 2018 Studio Trigger anime.

Darling in the Franxx cosplayer brings Zero Two to life

The hit anime takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where humanity is on the brink of extinction from large creatures called Klaxosaurs. As a last line of defense, children are artificially created to fly mecha called Franxx to fight the aliens. Teenagers such as protagonist Zero Two attend school to learn how to pilot the giant machinery.

Cosplayer ‘pinya_reich‘ went viral on Instagram after bringing the series’ lead heroine to life with an incredible costume. Photographer ‘VALKEN_ZERO‘ captured the artist posing in the character’s iconic red and white trimmed academy uniform.

Pinya faithfully re-created Zero Two’s pose directly from the anime while showing off her detailed outfit. The artist accurately depicted the her school dress, including the black stripes that run under her arm and down each shoulder, as well as the tie.

In another picture posted to social media, the cosplayer gave fans a closer view at how she captured the pink-haired character’s signature look. On top of her flowing pink hair, the artist used a prop headband with two red-horns sticking out of each side. In the story, Zero Two has Klaxosaur blood in her.

Despite the series’ immense popularity, there has been no news on a potential season two so far. Fortunately, fans can also read the manga adaptation, which ended in January 2020, to get their fix.

Those interested in seeing what all the hype is about can catch all episodes right now on popular anime streaming services Crunchyroll and Funimation.