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Final Fantasy 7 Remake cosplayer summons Meteor as Sephiroth

Published: 20/Apr/2020 20:38 Updated: 22/Apr/2020 6:01

by Michael Gwilliam

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A Final Fantasy 7 cosplayer tried her luck at adding a feminine twist to the game’s antagonist Sephiroth with her own unique cosplay take.

Cosplayer Vanessa Wedge added some neat touches to the former SOLDIER’s outfit by tweaking a few parts of the character to be more feminine while still remaining true to the source material.

To begin, the most obvious change is the addition of a black bra whereas in the game, the top of his coat is open revealing his chest. Additionally, the antagonist’s belt is a bit higher up in Wedge’s version.

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Sephiroth nearly killed Cloud in Advent Children.

Aside from those modifications, the rest of the cosplay is pretty spot in. Everything from the shoulder armor, black coat and gloves, and even battle stance are nicely recreated by the cosplayer.

She even went through the trouble of adding Sephiroth’s legendary katana, Masamune, and, in several poses, Vanessa wields the weapon and even charges into battle.

Last but not least, Wedge’s white wig nails the flowing silver hair of the One-Winged Angel.

In her most recent photo, appropriately titled “touching reunion,” the cosplayer digitally inserted the character’s wing as a meteor above heads towards Earth.

This isn’t the only Final Fantasy cosplay the model has done either; Wedge’s Instagram also includes photos of her dressed as Tifa Lockhart and Aerith.

Aside from Final Fantasy, she’s also cosplayed as Street Fighter’s Chun-Li, Lara Croft from Tomb Raider, and more.

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake has been extremely well-received with an average of 88 on MetaCritic from 103 critic reviews. Meanwhile, users scores average out to a solid eight out of ten.

The remake differs from the original in several ways and with multiple parts still to come for the project, there’s no telling just how the different things will shape up, potentially leading to even more unique cosplay possibilities in the future.

Hopefully, Wedge tries her luck dressing as them the same way she did with Sephiroth.

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Eugene Lee Yang goes viral cosplaying Avatar: The Last Airbender

Published: 29/Oct/2020 12:39

by Georgina Smith

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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.