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Darling in the Franxx cosplayer shows off Zero Two’s sweet tooth

Published: 2/Jun/2020 21:53

by Virginia Glaze

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Darling in the Franxx captured the hearts and minds of anime-lovers the world over in 2018 — especially thanks to its mascot character, Zero Two, who has since become an icon in the genre due to her unique design.

Sci-fi anime series Darling in the Franxx made its debut in 2018, following the story of main characters Hiro and Zero Two, a human boy human-klaxo sapien, respectively.

Throughout the series, Zero Two becomes enamored with Hiro and her character traits begin to shine, which include her overt love for sweets and cheerful personality.

Despite being reviled as a “monster” due to her unique parentage, Zero Two finds companionship with Hiro, while at the same time becoming a favorite among fans.

Designed with the intent of being the show’s titular mascot, it comes as little surprise that this character has been shown love from multiple cosplayers, including talented costumer and aerialist performer ‘effie.marie,’ who showed off her take on the klaxo sapien hybrid via Instagram in early June.

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Zero Two is the deuteragonist of sci-fi anime series Darling in the Franxx, and was designed as the show’s mascot character.

Capitalizing on Zero Two’s massive sweet tooth, Effie posed in the character’s signature red jumpsuit, complete with a pink wig, red eyeliner, and devil horn headband with a lollipop in hand.

Considering the many details on Zero Two’s official jumpsuit, Effie’s costuming skills stand as a testament to her talents, emblazoning her white stripes, gold armband, and other accents on the material for a picture-perfect cosplay that seems ripped directly from the anime.

Citing Darling in the Franxx as one of her “favorite newer animes,” Effie explained that she couldn’t wait to put on the outfit and share her love for the iconic anime protagonist once more.

That’s not all; aside from Zero Two’s eye-catching Pistil suit, Effie also crafted a version of her military uniform, consisting of a red overcoat and white boots. Although simple, it certainly stands out from the crowd — just like the character it belongs to.

Although over two years old, Zero Two continues to reign as an incredibly stand out anime character in the genre, as evidenced by the many cosplays fans create of her to this day — Effie being the latest standout example.

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My Hero Academia cosplayer goes viral as fiery real life Katsuki Bakugou

Published: 4/Dec/2020 18:55

by Brent Koepp

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A My Hero Academia cosplayer made waves on Instagram after creating the perfect depiction of hot-headed character Katsuki Bakugou. The artist’s explosive take on the protagonist will have fans feeling the heat.

Few animes transcend the level of popularity that My Hero Academia has. Its story about a high school that trains teenagers with superpowers called quirks has become an absolute worldwide phenomenon.

A cosplayer celebrated the franchise by sharing their true-to-life take on popular character Katsuki Bakugou. The artist looks so much like him, it’s almost as if the fiery student has burned his way out of the screen.

Screenshot of Bakugou in My Hero Academia anime season 1.
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The short-tempered student is beloved by fans.

My Hero Academia cosplayer’s perfect Bakugou

While most of the anime centers on main protagonist Izuku Midoriya, the series quickly introduces a diverse cast once the character enrolls at U.A High. One of those is his childhood friend and rival Bakugou. 

Cosplayer Soph ‘sophieriiis’ went viral on Instagram after sharing their mind-blowing transformation into the hot-headed Katsuki. The artist brought the student’s explosive quirk to life with the help of photographer ‘jacob.cr2‘, who captured them posing with flames shooting from their hands.

In the series, Bakugou is able to store up sweat into his grenade shaped wrist guards, which Sophie has faithfully portrayed with life-size props. The artist also perfectly mirrored the hero’s large metal knee pads and neck brace which he uses to protect himself from explosions.

 

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In another stunning shot posted to their social media, the cosplayer re-created an iconic scene from season one of the anime. With both fists extended out, the artist captured the character’s rage which has become his trademark throughout the popular series.

 

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My Hero Academia originally made its debut as a manga back in 2014, however its anime adaptation a fews years later by Studio Bones made it a cultural worldwide phenomena.

The series’ animated fourth arc wrapped up in April, with rumors of season five returning sometime in 2021. Those wanting to catch up in time can watch all episodes on Crunchyroll and Funimation.