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Fantastic Frozen cosplay shows the dark side of Elsa

Published: 24/Mar/2020 3:18 Updated: 24/Mar/2020 3:22

by David Purcell

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Disney created one of the most creative stories with Frozen, captivating people in the millions with the journey of Elsa and others, and now fans are starting to show the same levels of inventiveness with their cosplays. 

For those who don’t know already, Elsa is the Snow Queen of the story, but isn’t really considered to be one of Disney’s main princesses, with the likes of Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, and others taking the spotlight. Whatever you choose to call her, there’s no doubt that she is one of the most popular characters Disney have created.

In the first Frozen movie, she was afraid to use her abilities – to create ice – after causing a near-death experience for her sister, Anna, the story’s main protagonist. While we never really saw the dark side of the character then, despite such strong powers and fears from parents that she would eventually get too powerful, one cosplayer wanted to show those elements and it looks very different to the Elsa many viewers have been exposed to.

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Elsa is very much a hero figure in Frozen, which – after being inspired by the title character of The Snow Queen – might have shocked many fans.

Typically seen in her light blue dress, with dazzling white hair, Elsa looks almost the complete opposite in the version created by ‘faerie_blossom,’ posted to Instagram.

The cosplayer, who has over 120,000 followers on the social media platform, has managed to pull off the deuteragonist using a much darker look. Pictures below with dark eye shadow, a purple dress and on a black background, this isn’t really what you would expect from somebody trying to pull off Elsa.

With that said, it makes it stand out and is definitely an impressive take.

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Are you out there? Do you know me? Can you feel me? Can you show me? Ahhhh ? . . Honestly I love ‚into the unknown‘ so damn much, the song, elsa‘s look, the whole video performance! I am so happy Martina and Andreas gave me the chance to recreate some scenes from the song ? . . ? by @andreas_kinder ???Makeup by @spiegelwelt_ ???Thanks @procosplay_official for providing the dress ? . . . . . #cosplay #cosmodel #frozen2cosplay #elsa #frozen #elsafrozen #elsacosplay #frozencosplay #kryssmawig #ballgown #letitgo #whitehair #faerieblossom #frozen2 #frozenelsa #elsaofarendelle #disney #disneycosplay #icequeen #elsafrozen2 #frozen❄️ #elsaspirit #brunifrozen2 #germancosplay #procosplay #intotheunknown

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This isn’t the only image to have been posted by the cosplayer, either, incorporating more of her abilities into the next shot – uploaded to her Instagram page on March 23.

In the past, she has also replicated the normal Elsa outfit, as well as other characters from Devil May Cry, The Hobbit and more.

At first, it might have looked like a black dress with a purple tint, but the second makes it very clear that the dress is in fact the latter. There is no sign of the frosty abilities that you would expect, but keeping a similar hairstyle and dress type.

Having received hundreds of compliments online, it would be surprising to see the cosplay designer not go out and take on the challenge of recreating another Frozen character in the future, with Anna a possible candidate for that, not to mention the long list of Disney princesses as well.

Whatever she decides to do next, though, based on this outfit you would have to think it would be a success. Great job!

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Kill la Kill cosplayer stuns as Studio Trigger heroine Ryuko Matoi

Published: 2/Dec/2020 20:01 Updated: 3/Dec/2020 3:50

by Brent Koepp

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A Kill la Kill cosplayer made waves on Instagram after sharing her true-to-life take on protagonist Ryuko Matoi. The artist transformed into the anime heroine with an insanely accurate costume.

Kill la Kill exploded onto the anime scene in 2013, and took viewers by surprise with its over the top story and break-neck speed animation. The Studio Trigger show became an instant hit, and is still influential years later.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the series, by bringing its protagonist Ryuko Matoi to life. The artist’s faithful re-creation is so accurate, it’s almost as if the fierce heroine has slashed her way out of the screen.

Screenshot of Kill La Kill protagonist wrestling with her school uniform.
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The anime’s protagonist has to take on living clothes.

Kill la Kill cosplayer’s perfect Ryuko Matoi

The anime wastes no time and opens up with Ryuko discovering the death of her father. Following the clues left behind, the strong-headed protagonist enrolls in Honnōji Academy to find the killer who destroyed her family.

Cosplayer ‘kawaiitsu‘ made waves on Instagram by bringing the heroine to life with an incredible costume. Photographer ‘lina_fk‘ captured the artist posing in the heroine’s navy-blue sailor uniform while wielding a prop of Matoi’s iconic red scissor blade.

In the story, the outfit is actually a living creature called Senketsu. Kawaiitsu faithfully created the entity’s eye in the form of the red and yellow patch which sits under her left collar.

 

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In another shot posted to social media, the cosplayer gave viewers a closer look at how she captured Ryuko’s signature look.  The artist mirrored the protagonist’s blue shoulder-length feathered hair, and even dyed one of the bangs that hang over her face red.

 

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Despite releasing almost a decade ago, Kill la Kill still continues to be a fan favorite. Studio Trigger’s fierce protagonist has become a beloved character that cosplayers love to bring to life.

While there has so far been no talks about a second season, fans can experience the story with new cutscenes in the 2019 fighting game IF. The Bandai developed title lets players relive the series like never before.