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Ely Cosplay’s true-to-life Violet Evergarden take captures fans’ hearts

Published: 8/Mar/2020 17:23 Updated: 8/Mar/2020 18:10

by Brent Koepp


Fans of the groundbreaking Violet Evergarden anime were thrilled when popular artist Ely Cosplay transformed into the series’ protagonist. Her stunning portrayal of the character will leave you in awe.

Violet Evergarden made its anime debut in 2018, and came from the minds of legendary studio Kyoto Animation. The gripping story about auto-memory dolls was adapted from an award-winning novel.

The series’ protagonist was brought to life with artist Ely Cosplay’s jaw dropping costume. Her faithful depiction of the heroine wowed fans and had them seeing double.

Kyoto Animation
The 2018 anime was a breakout hit and critically acclaimed.

Violet Evergarden brought to life

The show takes place after the end of a great war that lasted four years. The show’s protagonist named Violet Evergarden is a child soldier who is trying to reintegrate back into society and discover the meaning of love.

Popular cosplayer Ely dressed up as the VE character, and faithfully recreated her hairstyle which consists of blonde bangs, and parted strands that run down the sides of her face.

The skilled artist looks just like the protagonist, capturing her signature blue eyes as she poses with her metal hands. In the story, Violet loses her arms in the war and gets prosthetic arms.

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Ely posted more photos of her costume onto Instagram, and wowed viewers with the insane detail of her outfit. From her iconic green brooch to her prussian blue jacket, she absolutely nailed the look.

Fans of the series were blown away by how much she looked like the protagonist. User ‘_hitheresmiley’ exclaimed “Your cosplay of her is perfect!” Another user ‘ferol_bip’ agreed and said “my god, Violet perfection!”

Violet Evergarden fans were enchanted by the cosplayer’s accurate portrayal of the show’s protagonist.

The cosplay artist went viral in December 2019 when she posted a close-up selfie as Violet while attending Comiket 97. At the time of writing, the post has received over 30k likes.

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Comiket 97 Day-1,cosplay Violet Evergarden today! 防災公園に着きました! 今日はヴァイオレット

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Violet Evergarden was originally released as a light novel in 2015, and was written by Kana Akatsuki. The story won the top prize at the Kyoto Animation Awards.

The anime adaptation also won awards from critics, and was even named the top series of 2018 by Crunchyroll. If you are interested in watching, you can currently stream it on Netflix.


Eugene Lee Yang goes viral cosplaying Avatar: The Last Airbender

Published: 29/Oct/2020 12:39

by Georgina Smith


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.