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Fullmetal Alchemist duo share best ever Olivier & Alex Armstrong cosplay

by Brent Koepp

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An incredible cosplay duo created one of the best Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood cosplay's you will ever see, transforming into Alex and Olivier Armstrong with their incredibly true-to-life outfits.

Fullmetal Alchemist originally debuted as an anime in 2003, although it was the 2009 remake Brotherhood that made it a household name. The series follows the Ulric brothers, who after messing with alchemy, causes Alphonse loses his body, and Edward sets out on a journey to get it back.

However, the pair encounter the Armstrong siblings on their quest for redemption, and two talented cosplayers brought the enigmatic military characters to life with some insanely accurate outfits.

Funimation / Bones
Funimation / Bones
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is one of the most popular anime series of all time.

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Jaw-dropping Fullmetal Alchemist Cosplay

In the series story, the Ulric brothers first meet Alex Armstong while serving in the Amestrian Military, and are later introduced to his terrifying sibling Olivier in the second half of the show at the Northern Wall.

While originally sharing this back in November at the 2019 Anime NYC convention, cosplayers Ryan 'thesparklingbaldie' and 'lome_lindi' created one of the best Fullmetal costumes of all time, and make it look as if the characters had jumped from out of the anime into real life.

The stunning photography was taken by 'dtjaaaam' – an industry veteran photographer – and captured the two talented artists as they strike a perfect pose for each character.

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The duo posted more screenshots on their Instagram accounts, and showed off another amazing collaboration – this time with rchong_photo – as the two showed off their faithful recreation of the Armstrong siblings.

Not only do they capture every little detail of the Amestrian Military uniform from the blue cloth and silver lining, they also created each characters' service decorations to complete accuracy.

The talented artists are a dead ringer for the heroes, and are the closest we've ever see to anyone looking like people from the show, making it all the more impressive as Ryan describes himself as an amateur cosplayer on his Instagram bio.

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Despite ending in 2010, Fullmetal Alchemist continues to be one of the most popular animes of all time, as many have connected with the show's dark tale on alchemy, and the consequences of trying to undo death.

The show can currently be watched in its entirety on streaming platform Netflix, as well as anime service Funimation, which did the English dub for the groundbreaking series.