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Coraline cosplayer goes to the Other World with incredible take

Published: 17/Sep/2020 19:45

by Brent Koepp

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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.Β 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bleach cosplayer succumbs to the Hollow as Ichigo with female twist

Published: 19/Oct/2020 7:33 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 12:22

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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It’s good to embrace your dark side every once in a while, and that’s exactly what this Bleach cosplayer has done, with a magnificent version of Hollow Ichigo from the iconic anime’s Soul Society Arc.

Bleach was one of the most popular and iconic anime in history. It ran for eight years between 2004 and 2008 and spanned a whopping 366 episodes. Sadly, it dipped in quality at times due to extensive filler arcs. But when it was on track and in line with the manga, it was an incredible watch.

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The story revolves around Ichigo Kurosaki, a human who becomes a Soul Reaper after he gets attacked by a wayward spirit called a Hollow.

Rukia Kuchiki, a highly ranked and noble Soul Reaper, plunges her sword into his heart to save his life, and by doing so, transfers her powers to him.

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Ichigo becomes a full-fledged Soul Reaper and takes on a Hollow.

From there, he learns how to use his powers and defend spirits and humans from other Hollows. The story really kicks into gear during the beloved Soul Society Arc, in which Rukia is taken back and sentenced to death to β€˜atone for her crime.’

Ichigo makes it his mission to save her, and along the way, makes new friends and becomes immensely powerful. But one of the friends he makes is the darkness within himself, which personifies itself in the form of a Hollow mask that appears on his face.

Eventually, it helps him in times of need. But in one of the greatest fights and scenes in anime history, his inner Hollow almost takes over completely and essentially β€˜possesses’ his body.

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A cosplayer named Julie Odsgaard wanted to pay homage to that scene: β€œ[It] was probably one of my favorites in the soul society arc, so I just had to recreate it!”

β€œI got liquid latex [out] for this look,” she added. “I really hope you all like it.”

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Julie is referring to her badass recreation of Ichigo’s outfit. It’s not often you see a cosplayer depart from Ichigo’s more traditional baggy look. But she’s done an incredible job to create her own unique style, and the female twist makes it even better.

What’s more, the orange hair and the fake-blood and tape on her cheek are great, and the Hollow bandages on her collar and chest look spot on.

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Still, the highlight has to be the fractured Hollow mask, which looks as real as it gets. It’s always nice to see fans transform themselves into their favorite characters, and it’s even better when they nail it.