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Asuka Langley cosplayer suits up for Neon Genesis Evangelion combat

Published: 24/Jan/2020 6:20 Updated: 24/Jan/2020 13:46

by Dustin Steiner

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Cosplayer “Kae Cosplay” recently debuted a pitch-perfect Asuka Langley costume on an unsuspecting Instagram audience that will stun fans of Neon Genesis Evangelion.

This Asuka cosplay perfectly captures the look and feel of the Evangelion program’s distinctive pilot uniforms, boasting a skin-tight outfit  and even Asuka’s familiar headpiece.

While Kae claimed she wasn’t particularly confident in her wig, it captures Asuka’s long hair and red color quite well.

Asuka is a fourteen-year-old mecha pilot designated as the Second Child in the Evangelion Project, piloting the Evangelion Unit-02-02 mecha. She is one quarter Japanese, and is a native of Germany, having been raised there – though technically she is American.

She was born to an American father and a German mother, with her German language shining through in her constant cursing in German throughout the show and manga.

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“It is the duty or the elite to protect the ignorant masses.” Asuka ♥️ im not sold on this wig, but in the meantime while I search for a new one, here’s a test of this sassy brat. – – – – – #asuka #asukalangley #asukacosplay #neongenesisevangelion #neongenesisevangelioncosplay #evangelion #plugsuit #animecosplay #cosplaygirls #cosplaywithkae #cosplaywip

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Evangelion and other mecha-themed shows from the earlier eras of anime enjoy a rabid fanbase that hasn’t quite had any new material that lives up to the quality of these early classics. Thankfully, streaming services like Netflix, Crunchyroll, Amazon Prime and others have picked up the slack, making these shows available for viewing so future generations can see what all the fuss was about.

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Kae.Cosplay has been racking up followers rapidly on Instagram, and currently sits at 24.5k. Some of her other costuming work includes an impressive Faye Valentine from Cowboy Bebop, as well as Bulma from the original Dragonball run, seen below.

Evangelion and its many movie sequels are both available to watch on Netflix and available for physical purchase on Amazon.

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Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer looks graceful as Art Nouveau Toph

Published: 16/Jan/2021 7:14

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Avatar: The Last Airbender fans love Toph for her tomboyish vibe despite being raised like a princess, but a brilliant cosplayer managed to capture her elegant side by creating a refined version of her usual outfit.

The heroes in Avatar: The Last Airbender all bring something unique to the table. However, Toph is particularly remarkable because she managed to become an earth-bending master despite being blind since birth.

Initially, she wanted to prove to her parents that blindness didn’t make her weak. But she became one of the most powerful characters in the show and a valuable Team Avatar member.

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Toph Beifong turned her back on a sheltered childhood to become a powerful earth-bender.

Toph is a popular choice among cosplayers too. But while we’ve seen everything from her traditional get-up to an elegant dress she once wore, it’s hard to find one more unique than Emma J.I.Q Rubini’s Art Nouveau Toph.

“You see nothing once, and you’ve seen it a thousand times,” she said, referring to a quote. “Y’all remember when we used to have cons? I’m so happy I went to Katsucon this year since it ended up being the only one I went to.”

“Here’s the cosplay I made for it,” she added. “Art Nouveau Toph! I am incredibly proud of the work I put into it, and I’m happy I got to wear it to such a pretty con! One day maybe I’ll wear it again.”

Emma managed to capture all the crucial elements of Toph’s everyday outfit. It includes the green and beige garments, the hairstyle tucked under a headband with a flower, and of course, contact lenses to match her eyes.

However, she’s added some exotic details in line with a style known as Art Nouveau. It combines elegantly woven tapestries with encrusted jewels and other bits and pieces to add some class.

Cosplayers and their fans know how much time and effort it takes to re-create an outfit faithfully. However, it takes creativity, talent, and courage to add your flair. Emma nailed it, and the thousands of likes she’s getting are a testament to that.