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It’s almost scary how good these Persona 5 cosplays look together

Published: 4/Dec/2019 4:12

by Brad Norton


Crafty cosplayers have dedicated their skills to bringing numerous Persona 5 characters to life and the results will warm your heart. 

Undeniably one of the standout JRPG’s of the current console generation, the Phantom Thieves have left an indelible mark on the gaming industry since their introduction in the 2016 smash hit Persona 5 from prestigious Japanese studio, Atlus. 

From incredible community videos and artwork to Joker’s shocking inclusion in Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, there’s never any shortage of joy being spread from the charming title. Contributing their own impressive creations, a group of cosplayers banded together to recreate various fan-favorite characters and the costumes will blow you away.

Atlus - Persona 5Persona 5 launching in 2016 marked the longest break in series history after an eight year gap between core releases.

From the pensive Yusuke Kitagawa to everyone’s favorite Ann Takamaki and even the mysterious Goro Akechi, these cosplayers accompany the protagonist and brought many popular characters to the forefront by recreating their combat-attire.

Panther’s typical red latex costume and pink gloves are adorned by Instagram user ‘elion.cos’ who even brought her trusty whip and mask to complete the cosplay. While this form would only ever be seen in a Palace, there’s no denying how impressive the costume fits into the real world.

Similarly, Joker’s costume has been rendered in full by popular Serbian cosplayer ‘ariderion.’ While the playable protagonist was downtrodden by false accusations, there’s no overstating just how authentic this recreation appears to be. 

The elegance of battle-ready Akechi offers a stark contrast to the often ominous real-world detective. Known as the ‘Detective Prince,’ this impressive costume was put together in just a week by ‘tenshi_senpie.’

While the character played quite a significant role throughout the original rendition in 2016, Akechi is set to have an even larger presence when Persona 5 Royal launches in the West on March 31 2020.

For the first time, Akechi is able to be utilized as a companion in battle following his redemption arc in the enhanced re-release. 

Lastly, ‘david.landup’ focused on accurately designing a costume around Fox’s battle attire and the final version is astounding. Having focused on artwork for the majority of his life, it comes as no surprise that Kitagawa’s costume stands out as one of the most dazzling when traversing from Palace to Palace. 

Despite having first released in September of 2016 throughout Japan, Persona 5’s enthralling universe and quirky cast of characters has remained prevalent throughout a number of adaptations ever since.

From the official animated series to an authentic stage show and abundant cosplays, there’s never any shortage of charming Persona content to digest. Hardcore fans will finally be able to sink their teeth into the expansive Persona 5 Royal when it launches on March 31 in Western markets.


Evangelion cosplayer becomes Rei Ayanami with epic underwater photoshoot

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:01

by Brent Koepp


A Neon Genesis Evangelion cosplayer shared her transformation into popular character Rei Ayanami. The artist brought the anime heroine to life with a mind-blowing underwater photoshoot.

Ever since its debut in 19995, Neon Genesis Evangelion has been one of the most influential animes of all time. The Studio Gainax Mecha was originally written by Hideaki Anno.

To celebrate the hit show, a cosplayer went to new depths – literally – to bring lead character Rei Ayanami to life. The artist’s jaw dropping underwater photo recreation will leave fans of the sci-fi epic speechless.

Screenshot of Rei Ayanami in Rebuild Evangelion anime.
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The blue-haired heroine is one of the main characters in the hit anime.

While the series heavily revolves around teenager Shinji Ikari moving to Tokyo-3, the protagonist quickly meets a diverse cast of characters after joining Nerv. One of the fierce characters introduced is Rei Ayanami who pilots Evangelion mechs to defend humanity from the alien threat called Angels.

Cosplayer Tessa ‘tessa_crownster’ made waves on Instagram after faithfully bringing the heroine to life in November. The artist absolutely nailed the character’s signature look, accurately mirroring her short blue bob-style haircut, as well as depicting her striking red eyes.

Tessa utilized underwater photography with the help of ‘brettsphoto‘ to truly capture the anime’s sci-fi roots. The result is stunning as it looks like she is floating in a tank full of wires and circuits. The creative shoot is easily one of the best cosplays we have ever seen of Evangelion.


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In another shot posted to the cosplayer’s social media, crownster gave fans a closer view of her incredible portrayal of Rei. The picture taken by ‘samu.snap‘ showcases just how accurate her costume is to the hit anime. Tessa looks ready for battle as she mimics Ayanami’s stance while wearing her iconic white and black pilot bodysuit.


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Despite releasing over 25 years ago, Evangelion continues to have a major influence on not only anime, but films and music. The groundbreaking Mecha was in many ways ahead of its time.

Those that might have missed out on the hit show back in the day can actually watch the original series right now on Netflix or Funimation.