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Fullmetal Alchemist duo share best ever Olivier & Alex Armstrong cosplay

Published: 8/Jan/2020 19:02

by Brent Koepp


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 / BonesFullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is one of the most popular anime series of all time.

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.

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.

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.


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.