Full Metal Alchemist cosplay gives Edward Elric a shock female twist - Dexerto

Full Metal Alchemist cosplay gives Edward Elric a shock female twist

Published: 7/Jan/2020 23:09 Updated: 8/Jan/2020 3:02

by Dustin Steiner


Orlando-based cosplayer ashefrosty offered a female spin on the classic Full Metal Alchemist character Edward Elric that was pitch-perfect and doesn’t even require equivalent exchange to look at, other than your admiration. 

While Edward Elric is perhaps one of the most well known male protagonists in anime in the past 20 years, his heroism has inspired efforts from both genders around the world.

Take this impressive Fullmetal Alchemist cosplay, featuring a fully metal automail arm, from ashefrosty, for instance. It perfectly captures the stoic nature of Ed’s diminutive stature.

“My Ed automail arm is 100% my proudest cosplay achievement of 2019, maybe even ever,” Ashefrosty said in an Instagram post.

With the help of Photoshop and After Effects, Ashefrosty even brought Edwards ability of transmutation without a circle to life.

In the Fullmetal Alchemist anime and manga, Edward is one of the few characters who have seen the “truth,” accessed when he attempted human transmutation to bring back his dead mother. But his experiment failed, resulting in his arm and leg being taken, along with the body of his younger brother Alphonse.

Elric was one of the youngest State Alchemists in history in the show, discovered after the State sent Roy Mustang to investigate reports of the Elric brothers having attempted human transmutation.

Fullmetal Alchemist remains one of the most popular anime in the past 20 years. Both the original series and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood are available to watch on Netflix. The show has also been adapted to live-action.

Ashefrosty does far more than just FMA cosplay. She has also cosplayed as Yuna from Final Fantasy X, Princess Garnet from Final Fantasy 9, and others.

Much of her work has also been enhanced in Photoshop to more closely resemble its source material, as with this work below.

Ashefrosty and other cosplayers have been offering their spin on male characters, and there’s a lot of popular ones out there for them to attempt. Which would you like to see next?


Demon Slayer cosplayer melts hearts as Love Pillar Mitsuri Kanroji

Published: 23/Nov/2020 21:15

by Brent Koepp


A Demon Slayer cosplayer went viral on Instagram after sharing her true-to-life take on Mitsuri Kanroji. The artist’s stunning transformation into the Love Pillar will leave fans of the hit anime in awe.

Demon Slayer’s debut in 2019 was explosive as the series has quickly become a worldwide phenomena. The anime is so popular that its first theatrical film Mugen Train is on track to becoming the highest-grossing movie of all time in Japan.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the beloved story by bringing popular character Mitsuri Kanroji to life. The artist’s insanely accurate portrayal of the fierce heroine made waves on Instagram due to how much she looks like the fierce warrior.

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Mitsuri Kanroji is one of the popular characters of the hit 2019 anime.

Demon Slayer cosplayer’s real life Love Pillar

While the dark anime largely centers on the Kamado siblings, the last half of Season 1 heavily focuses on the fierce warriors of the Demon Slayer corps. These strong swordsman are called Pillars, and they are able to control their breath and unleash incredible powers against their foes.

Cosplayer Melodi Kızılgün went viral after bringing the Love Pillar Mitsuri to life with a jaw-dropping costume. The artist accurately depicted the character’s black and white Demon Slayer corps uniform, while faithfully mirroring her striking pink and green braided hair.

Photographer ‘toyfromearth’ captured Melodi posing with the heroine’s iconic katana, which has a blue hilt and pink hearts underneath the fabric. Recreating a scene from the show, she readies to slay demons with an incredibly detailed prop of Kanroji’s deadly weapon.


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Despite only being uploaded on November 22, the social media post already collected over 8.8k likes at the time of writing. Her gorgeous portrayal of the heroine made massive waves in just under 24 hours.

Demon Slayer originally made its debut in 2016 as a manga written by renowned Japanese writer Koyoharu Gotog. However, it exploded in popularity after studio Ufotable released its anime adaptation.

While there is currently no update on the show’s return, the movie Mugen Train is out now. The feature length picture bridges the gap between Season 1 and 2.