Darling in the Franxx cosplayer unveils perfect Zero Two look - Dexerto
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Darling in the Franxx cosplayer unveils perfect Zero Two look

Published: 28/Apr/2020 12:57

by Matt Porter

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A talented Darling in the Franxx cosplayer has brought the anime’s heroine Zero Two to life with a jaw-dropping cosplay that looks like it was lifted straight off the screen and transported into real life.

Darling in the Franxx first appeared back in 2018 as a joint collaboration between Clover Works and Studio Trigger, and immediately became a smash hit with fans across the globe as its post-apocalyptic story about mechs defending the human race from giant monsters known as klaxosaurs captured the imaginations of viewers.

Cosplayer ‘prototype.fox’ is clearly a massive fan of the show, and blew fans away with her perfect take on the anime’s lead character Zero Two, showing off her incredible version of the character’s outfit in a number of pictures uploaded to her Instagram account.

Zero Two in Darling in the Franxx
Studio Trigger
Zero Two is a human-klaxo hybrid with an incredible talent for piloting mechs.

In Darling in the Franxx, humanity has been forced back by klaxosaurs, and now live in cities called ‘Plantations.’ In an attempt to fight back against the creatures, adults artificially create children known as parasites, who’s sole purpose is to pilot the massive mech robots known as Franxx in the war against the klaxosaurs. While there are many skilled pilots, perhaps known are more talented than main character Zero Two.

Prototype.fox is clearly a massive fan of the character, and has displayed two different outfits that Zero Two is seen in throughout the series, with photographer ‘ssnwwc’ capturing her in the mech pilot’s military uniform, a red dress with a white shirt and yellow tie, complete with patches marking her rank on the sleeves.

The cosplayer also showed off the character in her original 9’s pistil suit, a bright red bodysuit with white accents across her torso and legs. Zero Two’s pink hair is unmistakable, while her small red horns are present on top of her head to show the character’s half-klaxo side.

The anime was well received by both Japanese and European audiences, although some felt that the final battle between the humans and the alien species known as VIRM was a little rushed.

At this time, there’s no plans for the series to continue, so fans of the anime will have to make do with the manga for the time being.

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Eugene Lee Yang goes viral cosplaying Avatar: The Last Airbender

Published: 29/Oct/2020 12:39

by Georgina Smith

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Writer, Director, and Try Guys member Eugene Lee Yang has absolutely blown Avatar: The Last Airbender fans away with his flawless cosplays, recreating not just Azula but Zuko too.

Since rising to internet fame with his work on YouTube series ‘the Try Guys,’ Eugene Lee Yang has established himself as a creator in his own right, producing many hugely viral videos exploring LGBTQ+ and Asian-American identities.

Each year in what he describes as his ‘Asian Halloween Tradition,’ Eugene cosplays different Asian characters from popular movies, TV shows, books and more to celebrate different aspects of those cultures, and works alongside a team to flex their outstanding costume and makeup skills.

In the past, he’s recreated characters like Mulan, Magnus Bane from the Mortal Instruments Series, and many more dating back to Halloween of 2009 when he cosplayed Russell from the animated film UP.

But this year, Eugene and his talented team treated fans to not just one, but two Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplays, and they were both as fantastic as each other.

Eugene cosplays Zuko and Azula

First, in a post that at the time of writing has 99,000 likes, he recreated the banished prince from the Fire Nation, Zuko.

Eugene models the brilliant costume by Kinetic Cosplay perfectly, the bold oranges and reds of the fabric creating a vibrant fire-like glow, which combined with the mix of silk trims and various types of fabric give a perfectly dynamic edge to the look.

His makeup artist Arianna Blean has also reformed Zuko’s signature eye scar, the scar wax looking intricate enough to be realistic, but also with a slightly animated feel in keeping with the original art style.

To fans’ surprise, Eugene even pulled out a second Avatar look to celebrate Halloween this year, also having a go at one of the show’s most popular villains, Fire Nation princess Azula in beautiful photos taken by JD Renes.

The absolutely stunning images show the YouTube star surrounded by lightning, filling the images with a mesmerizing blue-white glow. The black and gold plates contribute to a powerful silhouette, with the wig by danekez sculpted perfectly to look like the original, even keeping with the gold hairpiece in the center of the head.

Eugene put both characters together in the same image in a post that gained 40,000 likes, and even participated in a TikTok trend where he wipes a mirror to switch between the two characters, injecting the video with electric personality.

His series of posts about the cosplays have garnered hundreds of thousands of likes all together, and has already got people excited about what Eugene will pull out of the bag next Halloween.