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Kakegurui cosplayer deals a winning hand as Kirari Momobami

Published: 23/Jan/2020 20:38

by Michael Gwilliam

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Kakegurui is one of the most popular gambling anime since its debut in 2017. Due to its success, many cosplays have popped up paying homage to the series’ colorful characters, such as its primary antagonist Kirari Momobami.

Instagram cosplayer “shiokuro” has been gaining recognition for her takes on characters from such series as Black Butler, SINoALICE and more. However, her take on Kirari may be one of her absolute best works to date.

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Hyakkaou Private Academy’s Student Council President is best known for two very important appearance elements: her gray knotted hair and blue lips. The rest of her attire resembles what is worn by the other members of the school like protagonist Yumeko Jabami.

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Amazingly, shiokuro absolutely nailed the president’s facial features. With green contacts to match her eyes, the model added the perfect shade of lipstick and hair to mimick the fan-favorite villain.

As part of numerous photoshoots, shiokuro posed in scenes that look ripped right from the anime or manga itself. For instance, in one photo, she leans up against a railing in a fancy-looking library of sorts.

In another, the model lies on her back while holding the ace of hearts while surrounded by poker chips and other playing cards.

In the show, Momobami is known for her top-tier poker skills, as seen in the anime’s second season, “Kakegurui XX.”

Another great shot features shiokuro at a carnival, with bright lights beaming from a game in the background adding to the atmosphere. You can imagine some sort of gambling is about to happen, given the setting.

While a third season of Kakegurui has yet to be announced, there’s no doubt that the series has enough big fans to continue on – especially considering that the second season ended on a cliffhanger.

Hopefully, fans will get some news on another season of the anime very soon, but until then, at least there are cosplayers willing to bring the series and its characters to life.

Considering the skill of her high-stakes costume, there’s no telling what other characters from the gambling anime shiokuro has up her sleeve for future cosplays.

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Bleach cosplayer succumbs to the Hollow as Ichigo with female twist

Published: 19/Oct/2020 7:33 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 12:22

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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It’s good to embrace your dark side every once in a while, and that’s exactly what this Bleach cosplayer has done, with a magnificent version of Hollow Ichigo from the iconic anime’s Soul Society Arc.

Bleach was one of the most popular and iconic anime in history. It ran for eight years between 2004 and 2008 and spanned a whopping 366 episodes. Sadly, it dipped in quality at times due to extensive filler arcs. But when it was on track and in line with the manga, it was an incredible watch.

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The story revolves around Ichigo Kurosaki, a human who becomes a Soul Reaper after he gets attacked by a wayward spirit called a Hollow.

Rukia Kuchiki, a highly ranked and noble Soul Reaper, plunges her sword into his heart to save his life, and by doing so, transfers her powers to him.

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Ichigo becomes a full-fledged Soul Reaper and takes on a Hollow.

From there, he learns how to use his powers and defend spirits and humans from other Hollows. The story really kicks into gear during the beloved Soul Society Arc, in which Rukia is taken back and sentenced to death to ‘atone for her crime.’

Ichigo makes it his mission to save her, and along the way, makes new friends and becomes immensely powerful. But one of the friends he makes is the darkness within himself, which personifies itself in the form of a Hollow mask that appears on his face.

Eventually, it helps him in times of need. But in one of the greatest fights and scenes in anime history, his inner Hollow almost takes over completely and essentially ‘possesses’ his body.

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A cosplayer named Julie Odsgaard wanted to pay homage to that scene: “[It] was probably one of my favorites in the soul society arc, so I just had to recreate it!”

“I got liquid latex [out] for this look,” she added. “I really hope you all like it.”

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💀𝕴𝖈𝖍𝖎𝖌𝖔 𝕶𝖚𝖗𝖔𝖘𝖆𝖐𝖎💀 "I have no name!" 17/31 𝕯𝖆𝖞𝖘 𝖔𝖋 𝕳𝖆𝖑𝖑𝖔𝖜𝖊𝖊𝖓 🎃 This scene was probably one of my favourites in the soul society arc, so I just had to recreate it! And I love a fellow strawberry 🍓 I also got liquid latex for this look, so I really hope you all like it 😂 __________________________________________ PRODUCT DETAILS DISCLAIMER: Some products were received as PR. Brows: @Anastasiabeverlyhills dip brow 'Auburn' @jeffreestarcosmetics 'Coral Fixation' Eyeshadow: @anastasiabeverlyhills Prism Palette Lashes: @bbkcosmetics Divine Lips: @anastasiabeverlyhills matte lipstick 'Nude' Highlight: @anastasiabeverlyhills Dream Glow Kit 'Regal' Blood: @jeffreestarcosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick 'Designer Blood' Wig: @websterwigs Bodypaints: @mehronmakeup paradise paint (black, white)

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Julie is referring to her badass recreation of Ichigo’s outfit. It’s not often you see a cosplayer depart from Ichigo’s more traditional baggy look. But she’s done an incredible job to create her own unique style, and the female twist makes it even better.

What’s more, the orange hair and the fake-blood and tape on her cheek are great, and the Hollow bandages on her collar and chest look spot on.

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Still, the highlight has to be the fractured Hollow mask, which looks as real as it gets. It’s always nice to see fans transform themselves into their favorite characters, and it’s even better when they nail it.