Epic Star Wars Mandalorian cosplayer looks ready to capture big bounties
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Epic Star Wars Mandalorian cosplayer looks ready to capture big bounties

Published: 1/Sep/2020 14:37

by David Purcell

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Star Wars’ spinoff show, The Mandalorian, blew up on Disney Plus with the help of Baby Yoda’s viral memes, and one cosplayer has taken their fandom to the next level with an astonishing take on the lead character. 

The show, which first premiered in November 2019, has an impressive 93% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is heralded as one of Disney’s best exclusive series’ to date. For those who haven’t watched it just yet, it follows the story of a bounty hunter, similar to Boba and Jango Fett.

One of the most impressive parts of the show was the production level, which you would expect to be at a tremendously high level for a Star Wars movie anyway. However, one fan has proven you don’t have to be on a Hollywood set or based deep into the desert to look like the character.

A homemade cosplay replicating the Mandalorian’s look has been created, and it might be the best we’ve seen so far.

Mandalorian on Disney Plus
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The Mandalorian, accompanied by Baby Yoda, traverses parts of the Star Wars world many had never seen before.

Impressive cosplay of The Mandalorian

Everything from the helmet to the blaster is on point here, there’s no doubt about it.

This slick design from Reddit user Pikezer1337 flew to the very top of the r/cosplay subreddit on September 1, accompanying several others from different TV shows and video games. What’s special about this one, though, is the precision.

The detailing on the shoulders of the outfit show the time and effort spent on the clothing as well, fixing it up just right for collecting bounties. With a weapon like that in-hand, enemies don’t stand a chance.

[Self] The Mandalorian Cosplay from cosplay

Star Wars fans loved it

The comments received underneath the post were just as impressive. One user asked: “Did you just walk off set? Because this is the most on point Mando I’ve seen,” while another posted: “Awesome cosplay dude. Uprooted for flippy gun thing.”

Indeed, the flippy gun taunt in the video was good, but the star of the show has to be the cosplayer themselves. Pikezer thanked a number of users for chiming in with such kind words, and hopefully we will be seeing a lot more from them in the near future.

They said: “Tthanks a bunch for the kind words. I tell ya, I was so scared that thing was gonna fly off my finger and break.”

Thankfully, it didn’t come to that.

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My Hero Academia cosplayer creates shockwaves as Nejire Hado

Published: 20/Oct/2020 12:40

by Matt Porter

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A talented My Hero Academia cosplayer has shown off her incredible take on one of U.A. High School’s ‘Big 3’, the powerful and popular Nejire Hado. 

My Hero Academia follows the story of Izuku Midoriya, a young man born without superpowers who dreams of becoming a pro hero. A chance encounter with his idol All Might leads to Deku being gifted the legendary quirk known as One For All, and with his newfound abilities enrolls at U.A. High to learn how to harness them under the tutelage of the Symbol of Peace himself.

Throughout his years at the school, Midoriya meets lots of characters who become part of his legacy there, including a run-in with third-year students Mirio Togata, Tamaki Amajiki, and Nejire Hado. These three stand alone as the most powerful students at U.A. High, and earned the nickname ‘The Big 3″ thanks to their abilities and performances.

While Amajiki is shy and introverted, Togata is the exact opposite, full of optimism and inspiration. Somewhere in-between their two extreme personalities sits the kind, thoughtful, and popular Nejire Hado, who quickly became a fan-favorite after her introduction as part of Class 1-A’s Hero Work Students.

Nejire Hado flying in My Hero Academia
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Nejire is part of U.A’s ‘Big 3’, the most powerful students at the entire school.

While Nejire can sometimes be viewed as a bit of an “airhead” due to her almost constant sunny disposition, she is clever, quick-witted, and incredibly powerful, with her Wave Motion quirk giving her the ability to convert her own vitality into energy, and use it to create powerful spiral shockwaves that send enemies flying. Using this powerful ability does drain the hero though as it uses her own stamina, often leaving Hado with great exhaustion.

While she can often be seen in her U.A. High School uniform, cosplayer ‘elaine.rose.cosplay‘ has shown off her take on the character in her hero outfit, complete with the blue bodysuit that Nejire wears into combat, with pale mint green markings and turquoise framing.

Nejire’s blue hair falls down her back, complete with the bangs that sit on either side of her face, while her two spiraling horns of hair stick up high on her head, making this one of the most accurate Hado cosplays we’ve seen.

 

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Since releasing as an anime back in 2016, My Hero Academia has become a smash hit across the globe, with fans who prefer the English dub getting to watch it at the same time as their Japanese-favoring counterparts for Season 4.

The fourth season of the show has now completed, leaving fans anxious for more. Unfortunately, there’s currently no word on when we’ll see the fifth season, with only the confirmation that it will take place for viewers to hold onto for the foreseeable future.