Cosplay

Death Note cosplayer becomes the second Kira as flawless Misa Amane

Published: 2/Feb/2021 22:22

by Michael Gwilliam

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Death Note is one of the most popular anime of all and now one cosplayer is celebrating its legacy by perfectly recreating the look and pose of the character Misa Amane.

Misa is an integral part of the Death Note series as she is the second human we see use a notebook to kill people and ultimately help Light Yagami on his mission to create a new world.

What makes her even stand out, even more, is the fact she is a famous model and actress within the show’s universe, which makes sense given her ridiculously expensive outfits.

Misa’s modeling career is even showcased in some of the manga’s artwork, such as her iconic pose in which she holds the notebook in her right hand while dressed in black with shiny boots, fishnets and collar.

Cosplayer ThanatosArts was able to perfectly recreate this pose in a picture uploaded to her Instagram account on February 1.

Everything from her blonde locks to her dress and bright red fingernails match the Misa from the official art.

“We managed to recreate the official artwork here as far as it is possible for a human body,” she said.

It’s definitely one of the best variants of Misa we have seen and more than worthy of being the second Kira. Plus, this isn’t the first time the cosplayer has dressed up as the charismatic anti-hero.

In another photo where she’s supposed to be “on a date with Light” we can see how the cosplayer did a good job incorporating the Shinigami Eyes to the ensemble.

In the series, those who possess a Death Note can trade half of their remaining lifespan in order to see the names of people above their heads. This is what makes Misa even more deadly than Light, although she may lack his overwhelming intelligence.

Another photo has ThanatosArts writing in the Death Note while posing for the camera. Needless to say, we hope she isn’t writing our names in there!

We can’t wait to see what other amazing works she can cook up in the future or if she has any more Death Note ideas up her sleeve.

Cosplay

Pokemon cosplayer transforms into Gym Leader Misty in epic TikTok

Published: 23/Feb/2021 19:28

by Brent Koepp

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A Pokemon cosplayer made waves on social media after sharing her mind-blowing transformation into Cerulean City Gym Leader, Misty. The artist brought the heroine to life in a viral TikTok video.

After being an original Gym Leader in Pokemon Red & Green in 1996 on the Game Boy, Gym Leader Misty became a face of the franchise after starring as one of the main protagonists in the anime show.

Decades later, the red-haired heroine has become one of the most popular characters in the series. Popular artist ‘elise.uwuu‘ celebrated the Water-type Trainer with an epic video recreation that will leave fans in awe.

Screenshot of Gym Leader Misty in Pokemon Lets Go Pikachu.
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The Kanto Gym Leader is still one of the most popular characters in the Pokemon franchise.

Pokemon cosplayer becomes Misty in true-to-life take

Fans were first introduced to the beloved Gym Leader in the 1996 RPGs after entering the second major town in the game – Cerulean City. The fierce Trainer utilizes a powerful team of Water-type ‘mon, which helped teach players about element types.

Prolific cosplayer Elise ‘elise.uwuu’ celebrated the beloved character with a set of Instagram posts in February. The talented artist posed as the Kanto fighter while wearing her iconic outfit, which consists of a yellow crop top, jean shorts, and red suspenders.

Elise not only faithfully re-created the heroine’s attire from the anime, she also accurately captured the Gym Leader’s red hairstyle to perfection, while mirroring her signature peace sign hand gesture.

As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the cosplayer brought the Gen I RPG character to life – quite literally – with a TikTok video which went viral. In the adorable clip, Elise plays the piano and recreates the battle theme song from the 1996 RPGs.

Decades later, Misty is still one of the most beloved characters in the Japanese franchise. While she hasn’t been featured in the last handful of generations, the Water-type Trainer is one of the most popular protagonists for cosplayers to dress up as.

Fans of the heroine can actually battle against her again in the 2018 titles Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee for Nintendo Switch. The RPGs are an HD re-imagining of the Kanto region, and includes all eight original Gym Leaders from the 1996 games.