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Cosplayer Ani-Mia hits back at trolls commenting on her weight

Published: 8/Feb/2020 17:58

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Popular cosplayer and model Ani-Mia has slapped back at trolls who think it’s acceptable to comment on her weight with the perfect response.

Cosplayers are some of the most creative people on the planet as they design, make, and model costumes of characters from popular culture such as video games, TV shows, books, and movies. Popular actress and host Ani-Mia is one of them.

But being one of the most known in the craft comes with its downsides – it opens her up to more trolls and people who think they have a right to say awful things simply because she has a platform. But now, the model has had enough and hit back at those individuals.

Ani-Mia
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Ani-Mia is one of the most popular cosplayers.

Ani-Mia snaps back at trolls

On February 8, the 25-year-old took to Twitter to address those making comments about her weight from previous years, and put them back in their place with a perfect response.

“To the person that thought it was appropriate to comment on a post asking me if I was ever planning on getting back to my weight, I was over 10 years ago when I started cosplaying,” she said.

Ani-Mia then revealed that she’d actually suffered from certain eating habits and dysmorphia at the time too. “And also suffered badly from unhealthy eating habits and my usual body dysmorphia,” she continued.

The host then followed up her original tweet by saying that people should stop making those sorts of comments on cosplayers’ posts altogether as it’s none of their business at all.

“How about just don’t comment about a cosplayer’s weight period on their posts?” she said, clearly fed up with individuals who think it’s fine to do so.

To finish off, she then retweeted a post from actress Lili Reinhart who shared her own frustrations at people saying things about her size and weight, proving that it’s not just cosplayers who have to deal with it – it’s an ongoing problem for a lot of women in modern media.

Ani-Mia is one of the most popular cosplay artists in the United States, and boasts a giant 205,000 following on her Instagram alone, proving that many are big fans of her designs.

Outside of dressing up as characters, she’s also a model, actress, host, and a published author.

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Steins;Gate cosplayer studies world lines as Kurisu Makise

Published: 3/Dec/2020 18:59

by Brent Koepp

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A talented cosplayer brought Steins;Gate protagonist Kurisu Makise to life. The talented artist made waves on Instagram after transforming into the red-haired scientist. 

While Steins;Gate originally made its debut as a visual novel in 2009, the series’ animated adaptation in 2011 is considered one of the best animes of all time. Its complex sci-fi narrative and diverse cast of characters has connected with viewers around the world.

A cosplayer showed her love for the time travel story by transforming into protagonist Kurisu Makise. The artist’s true-to-life take on the scientist is so perfect, it’s almost as if the heroine has changed world lines and warped out of the screen.

Screenshot of Makise Kurisu in Steins;Gate anime giving lecture.
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The genius scientist is one of the main protagonists in the 2011 anime.

Steins:Gate cosplayer wows as perfect Kurisu Makise

The anime opens with mad scientist Rintarou Okabe discovering a time anomaly involving physicist Kurisu. The heroine eventually joins the protagonist’s makeshift lab, where they discover time travel using a microwave machine and a cellphone. 

Cosplayer Leza ‘someonefromrussia’ made waves on Instagram after sharing her perfect re-creation of the red-haired scientist. Photographer ‘dobrolis’ captured the artist posing in the character’s signature outfit which consists of a white shirt, red tie, and black shorts.

The cosplayer showed off the incredible details of her outfit while mirroring a scene from the show where Makise holds a soda drink hilariously called DK Pepper. She even portrayed the heroine’s quirky sense of fashion by wearing her beige jacket around her elbows.

Leza also teamed up with fellow cosplayer ‘dan.aligieri2011’ who looks like the real life version of Okabe. The duo posed back-to-back for photographer ‘kmitenkova’, who shot them re-creating the anime’s iconic opening sequence.

Despite releasing over a decade ago, Steins;Gate is still incredibly popular and influential. The show is often ranked as one of the top best animes of all time by critics and fans.

The franchise was so beloved that it got a second season over seven years later called “Zero”. Fans can catch all episodes now on streaming services Crunchyroll and Funimation.