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Incredibly accurate My Hero Academia cosplay brings Uraraka to life

Published: 1/Oct/2019 4:15 Updated: 1/Oct/2019 4:55

by Brent Koepp

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A talented cosplayer posted her take on the zero gravity hero from the popular anime series My Hero Academia, and it’s mind-blowingly accurate.

My Hero Academia returns for its fourth season on October 12, as fans eagerly anticipate the comeback of the wildly popular hero-based anime after waiting over a year.

But while the new episodes are not quite here yet, an insanely talented cosplayer named ‘Ghostiee Muffinn Cosplay’ posted photos of her Uraraka costume from Otakon2019, and it brings the character to life with its insane accuracy.

A hero brought to life

In the anime series, humans have evolved to have superpowers called ‘quirks’ and the world has adapted to it by integrating superheroes into every facet of society. Uraraka is a student at a school that trains the next generation, and her specialty is having zero gravity.

Cosplayer Ghostiee Muffinn has meticulously re-created the hero costume that the character in the show had to design in school, which includes her iconic circular wrist guards, her knee-high boots, and her belt that brings the costume together. Even more impressive is how accurate the texture of the material looks.

Not only does the cosplayer nail the physical costume, but she does a fantastic job embodying the spirit of the character as well, as she re-creates the character’s iconic stance and facial expressions.

Ghostiee Muffinn took things to the next level when she teamed up with Griffin Studios previously to take a photograph while using a bubble wand to make it look like the cosplayer is wearing the character’s helmet from the show.

The talented cosplayer has been uploading her creations to Instagram since 2015, and has shown a lot of growth from when she first started as the social media account documents her journey over the years.

She’s gone to many conventions as popular game characters as well, such as Overwatch’s Mercy in her iconic Halloween Witch skin, and Ciri from the role-playing game The Witcher 3.

My Hero Academia returns for its fourth season on October 12, and will be aired as a simulcast on streaming services Funimation and Crunchyroll.

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My Hero Academia cosplayer goes viral as fiery real life Katsuki Bakugou

Published: 4/Dec/2020 18:55

by Brent Koepp

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A My Hero Academia cosplayer made waves on Instagram after creating the perfect depiction of hot-headed character Katsuki Bakugou. The artist’s explosive take on the protagonist will have fans feeling the heat.

Few animes transcend the level of popularity that My Hero Academia has. Its story about a high school that trains teenagers with superpowers called quirks has become an absolute worldwide phenomenon.

A cosplayer celebrated the franchise by sharing their true-to-life take on popular character Katsuki Bakugou. The artist looks so much like him, it’s almost as if the fiery student has burned his way out of the screen.

Screenshot of Bakugou in My Hero Academia anime season 1.
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The short-tempered student is beloved by fans.

My Hero Academia cosplayer’s perfect Bakugou

While most of the anime centers on main protagonist Izuku Midoriya, the series quickly introduces a diverse cast once the character enrolls at U.A High. One of those is his childhood friend and rival Bakugou. 

Cosplayer Soph ‘sophieriiis’ went viral on Instagram after sharing their mind-blowing transformation into the hot-headed Katsuki. The artist brought the student’s explosive quirk to life with the help of photographer ‘jacob.cr2‘, who captured them posing with flames shooting from their hands.

In the series, Bakugou is able to store up sweat into his grenade shaped wrist guards, which Sophie has faithfully portrayed with life-size props. The artist also perfectly mirrored the hero’s large metal knee pads and neck brace which he uses to protect himself from explosions.

 

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In another stunning shot posted to their social media, the cosplayer re-created an iconic scene from season one of the anime. With both fists extended out, the artist captured the character’s rage which has become his trademark throughout the popular series.

 

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My Hero Academia originally made its debut as a manga back in 2014, however its anime adaptation a fews years later by Studio Bones made it a cultural worldwide phenomena.

The series’ animated fourth arc wrapped up in April, with rumors of season five returning sometime in 2021. Those wanting to catch up in time can watch all episodes on Crunchyroll and Funimation.