Few animes have captured the attention of viewers worldwide quite like Cowboy Bebop, and one fan has shown their love for Faye Valentine with an epic cosplay of the character.
While Cowboy Bebop may have released all the way back in 1998, it remains one of the most iconic shows ever and continues to pull in viewers, acting as a gateway into the world of anime for many. It’s no surprise that fans become attached to the characters featured in the show, and can often be seen in cosplay form at conventions around the world.
The show follows the crew of a spaceship called Bebop, as a ragtag group of bounty hunters made up of main characters Jet Black, Spike Spiegel, Faye Valentine, Edward, and Ein work to capture villians and criminals in exchange for cash. For many, Valentine quickly became their favorite character, and cosplayer Ithileryn has become the latest to demonstrate their appreciation for the character with an incredibly accurate cosplay.
While Spike and Jet were the original members of the Bebop crew, Valentine and the rest of the gang joined the outcasts as the show progressed, with Faye Valentine taking residence on the ship despite their best efforts to get her to leave, and helping them complete missions as long as she feels like it at the time.
Known as the laziest member of the crew, Valentine would often prefer to take care of her appearance and smoke cigars than chase down bounties, but while they may not sound like the traits of a fan-favorite character, her story draws everyone who watches in. Frozen in suspended animation for 50 years, Valentine overcomes the feeling of loss and abandonment she feels, embracing her new family onboard the Bebop.
Cosplayer Ithileryn captured the bounty hunter perfectly, showing off her flawless take of the character, complete with the same yellow shorts and top that have become an iconic part of Valentine’s wardrobe. Faye’s purple hair falls perfectly to her shoulders, complete with a yellow hairband, and the same black braces and thigh-high socks that complete the look and show her attention to detail.
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? ? ? ???’? ???! ? My mother always said “life is what happens when you have other plans” and boy isn’t that the truth! Prime example: I got in a car wreck last night. I’m okay, don’t worry about it (details in my story). These things happen! We don’t and can’t plan for them. The best we can do is be grateful when they come about. I could’ve been killed or even injured and I walked away perfectly fine. In every situation make sure you are recognizing the good. After all dear friends we are only promised today. We have no guarantee of tomorrow and yesterday is gone forever. I think we’d all be a little happier if we stopped looking back and too far forward. It’s important to plan of course, but we can lose sight of what’s important easily by not being in the present. You have no other moment besides now. Don’t take it for granted! Dwelling on the past slows you down and you will not be prepared for the step in front of you. Looking too far ahead means you will miss where your feet are landing. Time is precious. When stuff happens, let it roll off your shoulders. Have a laugh at it. You’ll free yourself of the burden if you can find joy even in the valleys of life. Then how much more beautiful will the view be once you reach the mountaintop? . ? . If you’re interested in getting a Faye Valentine in the mail, join [email protected] for as little as the 1$ tier or support 5$+ on PayPal! . ? . My birthday is Saturday! I’ll be turning 27!!! Crazy stuff…never thought I’d be an adult let alone in my late 20s! ? ♥️ ♥️ ♥️ #faye #fayevalentine #fayevalentinecosplay #valentines #valentine #cosplay #cosplaygirl #cosplayersofinstagram #cosplayphotography #cosplaygirls #cosplaymodel #cosplayphoto #cowboybebop #cowboybebopedit #cowboybebopcosplay #spikespiegel #ithileryn #cosplayvscharacter #charactervscosplay #vizshare #vizmedia #funimation
The cosplayer even has the same red jacket that fans of the show often see Valentine wearing, rounding out her brilliant version of the character.
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Faye Valentine♥️SWIPE➡️for another cool shot! Whether or not you are in a relationship this day is for you! Every day is for you. Take each day to tell your loved ones that you cherish them. Life is short! Be kind and loving. Show compassion and grace! We all need that as humans! So if you haven’t heard this today or in a while, I LOVE YOU! You’re amazing how you are! ♥️ I am still trying to finish Cowboy Bebop! Very ironic but I cosplayed Julia ages ago. It’s somewhere on the bottom of my Instagram page, for you research gremlins out there ☺️? And don’t you worry your pretty little heads. More Faye posts are coming! If you’re interested in getting a Faye Valentine in the mail, join [email protected] for as little as the 1$ tier or support via PayPal! ♥️ What do you think about Cowboy Bebop? I want to know your thoughts on the show and characters in the comments!!! ? Did you know I have a TikTok? I have one Faye already posted but many more are coming! Link in bio:) I also have a personal Instagram! @justtherealeryn ♥️ ♥️ ♥️ #faye #fayevalentine #fayevalentinecosplay #valentines #valentine #cosplay #cosplaygirl #cosplayersofinstagram #cosplayphotography #cosplaygirls #cosplaymodel #cosplayphoto #cowboybebop #cowboybebopedit #cowboybebopcosplay #spikespiegel #ithileryn #cosplayvscharacter #charactervscosplay #vizshare #vizmedia #funimation
Fans are able to watch Valentine grow and mature over the course of the show, eventually becoming comfortable with her new friends in an arc that had everyone on the edge of their seats, hoping for a happy ending after spending 54 years frozen and alone in space.
Cowboy Bebop surprisingly only ran for 26 episodes, but is an anime that captured the hearts of those who watched it, and is still considered to be a masterpiece amongst fans of the genre.