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Coraline cosplayer goes to the Other World with incredible take

Published: 17/Sep/2020 19:45

by Brent Koepp


A cosplayer went viral after bringing the protagonist from the hit 2009 film Coraline to life. The talented artist looks so much like the popular heroine, it’s almost as if she’s jumped out of the animation and into real life. 

Coraline made its debut in 2009, and wowed audiences with its stunning stop-motion camera visuals. The film is about a young girl who stumbles into a different world after discovering a door hidden in her new house.

Bringing the movie’s protagonist to life, a skilled cosplayer became the real life version of the animated blue-haired heroine. Her mindblowing transformation is one of the best things you will see all week.

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The 2009 film featured incredible stop-motion animation.

Cosplayer becomes the real life Coraline

The critically acclaimed film was helmed by Henry Selick, who infamously directed The Nightmare Before Christmas in the 90s. The movie follows protagonist Coraline Jones, who has to adjust to a new town after a recent move.

Cosplayer ‘Dabbu Cosplay‘ shared an insane transformation into the animated character on Instagram. Her faithful re-creation of Coraline quickly went viral with over 8k likes at the time of writing.

The artist perfectly captured the protagonist’s signature blue bob-haircut, and re-created her black military cap which she wears throughout the story. Dabbu even perfected the heroine’s mannerisms by mirroring her facial expressions.

In another shot posted to social media, the cosplayer showed fans how much detail went into making her outfit accurate. The artist created Coraline’s signature dragonfly hairclip, as well as her yellow raincoat. Cleverly, she holds up a black button which is a nod to the story’s creepy Other World.

Dabbu has a history of looking incredibly close to the character she is cosplaying. In August, we covered her mindblowing take on Ellie from the hit PlayStation title The Last of Us.

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The talented cosplayer truly looks like Coraline from the film.

Coraline was created by studio Laika, who have gone on to make several critically acclaimed films in the same stop-motion style such as ParaNorman and Kubo and the Two Strings.

The 2009 film has grown a large following since its release, with many comparing its visuals to The Nightmare Before Christmas. Its creepy story makes it the perfect watch for Halloween coming up.


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.