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

Darling in the Franxx cosplayer unveils perfect Zero Two look

Published: 28/Apr/2020 12:57

by Matt Porter


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.


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

Published: 4/Dec/2020 18:55

by Brent Koepp


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.