Cosplayer shows off ultimate version of Danganronpa’s Peko Pekoyama

Published: 24/Jan/2020 15:57

by Matt Porter


A talented cosplayer has lifted Peko Pokoyama straight out of the world of Danganronpa and brought her to life with an incredible representation of the “Ultimate Swordswoman.”

The Danganropa franchise kicked off in 2012 with visual novel Trigger Happy Havoc, and since then has become infamous for its terrifying gameplay and storylines that see players investigate murders, search for clues, and take part in deadly trials as they try to track down who the killer is.

The series has gained a cult following, with many obsessed with the characters found inside these stories, and cosplayer ‘Snailcos’ has become the latest to show off their appreciation, breaking out an incredible version of Peko Pekoyama from Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair.

Peko Pekoyama
Spike Chunsoft
The Ultimate Swordswoman is a stern combatant in Danganronpa 2.

Incredible Peko Pekoyama cosplay

In the second Danganronpa, Pekoyana is a stern and serious woman, with a keen interest in martial arts and an incredible talent with swords, earning her title thanks to her skill. She’s rarely seen without a bamboo sword slung over her shoulder, ready to be brought out to practice at any moment.

Of course, Snailcos made sure to include this in her incredible cosplay, holding a sword just like Pekoyama’s and posing in her Hope’s Peak Academy uniform, complete with the same school jumper that she wears in the games, and making sure to ditch the blazer, just like the Ultimate Swordswoman does.


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Snailcos has made sure even the finest of details are perfect, completing the look with the same red lipstick that the character wears, ribbons in her hair, and the dark-framed glasses that complete Pekoyama’s look.

Even her mannerisms are perfect, making sure not to smile in any pictures, as Peko herself claims she doesn’t know how to smile, forgetting how to because she didn’t think it was necessary to show the emotion as a child.

Snailcos has picked up over 8,000 followers on her Instagram account dedicated to cosplay, showing that we aren’t the only ones who think she perfectly captures the characters she protrays.

She has also dressed up as characters from the Persona franchise, and as Himiko Toga from My Hero Academia.


Overwatch cosplayer makes a bang with explosive Junkrat outfit

Published: 8/Jan/2021 17:26

by Lauren Bergin


When it comes to Overwatch cosplays, heroes like Mercy and D.Va take the medals for being the most popular. However, one cosplayer has created a Junkrat cosplay that blows all others out of the water.

Junkrat is an anti-hero that haunts Overwatch Support and DPS players nightmares. As soon as you hear “ladies and gentlemen, start your engines” you know that there’s a team-wide wipe incoming.

The troublesome Australian has become a fan favorite though, with one player even going so far as to measure how much the Junker carries on his back for viral a YouTube video.

One fan has taken a very different approach to showing off their Junkrat love, and has created a jaw dropping cosplay that has shocked fans even more than getting caught in your fifth Spike Trap of the round.

Junkrat attacks Temple of Anubis
Blizzard Entertainment
The maniacal Australian DPS is renowned for being able to wipe entire enemy teams with a single RIP-Tyre.

Fan creates insane Junkrat cosplay

As seen on Reddit, Axel_Nova12 shared an image that they created for imrielcosplay (Valentino Notari), a talented cosplay artist based out of Italy.

Seen surrounded in a halo of flames that has torched his hair in the same way as his virtual counterpart, laughing away as though he was on a theme park ride instead of sitting in front of a live explosion, the Italian has already managed to capture Junkrat’s likeness in his attitude alone, never mind in his oufit!

The cosplay itself is literal perfection. Valentino has beautifully recreated the Overwatch rebel’s iconic grenade straps that hold his spiked RIP-tyre snugly against his back, ready for deployment against an unfortunate enemy team.

What’s even more crazy is the fact that Valentino has convincingly created Junkrat’s iconic pegleg. It’s so realistic that, at first glance, you’d assume that the cosplayer himself actually had some form of prosthetic. It begs the question: how did he walk around with this?!

[Cosplay] Junkrat Cosplay – Hi guys how are you? Wanted to share with you this pic I’ve made to a friend. How many fans are of this crazy guy in here? Let me know and I hope you like the pic. from r/Overwatch

Fans react

It’s safe to say that fans are absolutely loving this rendition of the Aussie maniac, especially because male Overwatch heroes don’t get a lot of love in the cosplay sphere.

One fan gave the cosplay the highest possible marks, writing that they “gave it a 10!” This was followed by a similar comment which referred to the piece as being “God Tier.”

A final commenter complimented the post author’s photoshop skills, as they were clearly the mastermind behind the explosive background. Writing that “I’m more impressed by the photoshop,” the photographer has gotten some credit too.

All in all this cosplay is pretty insane, just as insane as Junkrat himself! Valentino has exploded into the Overwatch cosplay scene in style, and we can’t wait to see if he creates any more outfits in the future. Either way, it’s safe to say this that one has captured the attention of fans everywhere.