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Cosplayer goes Fullmetal Alchemist with stunning Ed Elric outfit

Published: 3/Feb/2020 11:40

by David Purcell


Fullmetal alchemist’s main protagonist Edward Elric might well be one of the most popular in the series, leading one fan to recreate the character in real life and the cosplay is amazing. 

The popular anime series, adapted from the manga produced by Hiromu Arakawa, has attracted tons of attention since being made available to watch on Netflix, with the streaming service taking the show to the mainstream.

Ed Elric is the youngest State Alchemist ever to grace the world’s fictional country of Amestris, fighting battles without a natural left leg and right arm after losing both limbs when a transmutation attempt failed badly.

Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist
Studio Bones
Ed Elric is one of the series’ most popular characters.

His inspirational story, fighting on through the hardships life has thrown at him and appearing very much as the star of the show, has resonated with so many people around the world – with some even trying to recreate the character in real life.

Instagram user samyuueru has posted snaps of his incredible cosplay, showing not just incredible attention to detail in the red coat, hairstyle and other features of the body, but also the mechanical hand as well.

The cosplayer has posted a number of poignant photographs from the shoot to their account, some of which can be seen below.

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»I think people should try to ignore their race, and just treat each other as equals.« . . . So! I think this is the first post in 2020 but well. I'm proud that our shoot turned out so frickin good! I'm in love with this shot so I have to share ot with you right now. I hope you like it! And next to this picture I want to thank @oaendlighetcosplay and @theresnonameforme and specifically Make. Photography to realize this shoot! ♥️✨ Thank you! Though it was pretty cold ?but totally worth! #cosplay #cosplayer #anime #manga #fullmetalalchemist #fma #fullmetalalchemistbrotherhood #fmab #fullmetalalchemistbrotherhoodcosplay #fullmetalalchemistcosplay #fmacosplay #edwardelric #edwardelriccosplay #alchemist #elricbrothers #鋼の錬金術師 #photo #photography #worldcosplay #germancosplay #germancosplayer #EuropeanCosplay #malecosplay

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While the first two shots focus solely on the briefcase he’s holding and the bright red jacket, which contrasts extremely well in the forest setting chosen for the shoot, later posts gave fans a closer look at the hand.

Samyuueru has done a tremendous job, incorporating this level of detail into the design. They posted: “You may know I have a thing for detail shots. So here’s one of our shoot! I think you can expect a small story row.. At least they might relate in style and mood.”

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»There's no such a thing as a painless lesson, they just don't exist. Sacrifices are necessary, you can't gain something without losing something first… Although if you can endure that pain and walk away from it, you'll find that you now have a heart strong enough to overcome any obstrade.. Yeah.. A fullmetal heart. « You may know I have a thing for detail shots. So here's one of our shoot! I think you can expect a small story row.. At least they might relate in style and mood ? Hope you had a nice day! Edward Elric and Edit by @samyuueru Photo by Make. Photography (Facebook) #cosplay #cosplayer #anime #manga #fullmetalalchemist #fma #fullmetalalchemistbrotherhood #fmab #fullmetalalchemistbrotherhoodcosplay #fullmetalalchemistcosplay #fmacosplay #edwardelric #edwardelriccosplay #alchemist #elricbrothers #photo #photograph #photography #internationalcosplay #coscraft #cosplaymodel #EuropeanCosplay #germancosplay #germancosplayer #malecosplay

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This isn’t the only Fullmetal Alchemist cosplay to have been created by fans, though. The anime series has built up a tremendously creative fanbase and community, with cosplays, artwork and more shared online.

Hopefully, having seen how good this one is, it’s not the last either.


Overwatch cosplayer gets ready for Halloween as a perfect Mercy

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:39

by Nate Searl


Halloween is almost upon us, and cosplayers everywhere are preparing for the holiday. This Overwatch Mercy cosplay goes above and beyond when bringing this angelic healer to life and deserves some extra recognition. 

When Overwatch came out back in 2016, there were only three healers, and Mercy was one of them. A lot has changed since then and there are a lot more Heroes, and the hero herself has seen quite a few changes. Despite this, she remains a fan favorite, especially for cosplayers.

There are plenty of awesome OW cosplays out there, but Hanxiaoyue really brings her to life with the help of @Anka_Ephemere on Twitter. The two collaborate for a fantastic rendition with excellent photography and visual effects.

Mercy cosplayer preps for Halloween

Despite the fact that Witch Mercy is Mercy’s Halloween skin, Hanxiaoyue went with the Winged Victory skin with some extra spooky effects, and she nailed it. Starting with her hair, she puts her blonde hair in a ponytail and parts her bangs. It is held back by a golden crown with wing-like ear guards, just like in the cosmetic. To cap it off, she includes the fern-like plants behind her ears.

For her attire, she dons a white tunic with gold embroidery held up with a brown rope. On her arms and legs, she wears bracelets. On her back, she has Mercy’s signature wings, modeled directly off of the skin. Then, there is of course the staff, which is perfect down to the last little leaf.

If the cosplay itself wasn’t impressive enough, the graphic design that goes along with it really gives it life. @Anka_Ephemere includes two shots with Mercy on a dark and fiery battlefield, and then another two with her at what appears to be Ilios Ruins.

The first two images are fitting for the hero, as she is a beacon of hope and light on the battlefield. The Winged Victory skin also based on the Goddess Nike and works well with the other images on Ilios, which is an Overwatch map based on Santorini in Greece.

This is one of the most impressive Mercy cosplays out there, and Hanxiaoyue really brings the character to life along with @Anka-Ephemere’s photography and graphic design.