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Kakegurui cosplayer shows off jaw-dropping take on Yumeko Jabami

Published: 6/Apr/2020 16:51

by Matt Porter


A Kakegurui fan has revealed an incredible cosplay of the anime’s main character, bringing the ‘Compulsive Gambler’ to life with a perfect version of Yumeko Jabami.

Kakegurui started life as a manga back in 2014 but became so popular that it was adapted into an anime and then a live-action drama in 2018, as fans around the world became obsessed with the show and its larger-than-life characters.

The series follows the story of Yumeko Jabami who is a student at Hyakkaou Private Academy, a school that’s home to the children of Japan’s richest and most influential people. While most school stories see the classmates ranked by popularity, academic performance, or athletic talent, there is only one thing that determines who sits at the top of Hyakkaou, and that’s their gambling skills.

Jabami is known for her high-risk gambling style.

The upbeat and charismatic Kakegurui character always attracts the affection of her classmates around her, but don’t be fooled, that doesn’t mean she takes it easy when the chips are down. She is seen placing high-risk bets throughout the series but never takes it too hard when they don’t pay off. Yumeko’s personality and never-say-die attitude instantly turned her into a fan-favorite for viewers of the show, and cosplayer and YouTuber ‘queen_jelz’ is clearly a fan, showing off a fantastic take on the character.

Jabami is instantly recognizable to fans of the show, with her long black hair flowing all the way down her back, with bangs and two long strands coming down either side of her face. The character wears the standard Hyakkou Private Academy uniform, which includes a red blazer with black trim, a white dress shirt, and a dark pleated skirt to finish off the look. She’s often seen wearing pink lipstick, and almost always sports red fingernails, painted to match her uniform.

Jelz’ cosplay certainly looks identical to the character, with her uniform looking almost identical to the one the character sports in the series, and even captioned the image with one of Yumeko’s catchphrases, “Let’s get our gambling freak on!”

Fans of the anime were definitely impressed by the cosplay, with one commenter calling the look “gorgeous,” while another rated it 10/10 before saying that would “definitely play blackjack” with her.

Kakegurui has run for two series in anime form, but fans hoping for a third season may have a wait on their hands, with no release date on the horizon.


Eugene Lee Yang goes viral cosplaying Avatar: The Last Airbender

Published: 29/Oct/2020 12:39

by Georgina Smith


Writer, Director, and Try Guys member Eugene Lee Yang has absolutely blown Avatar: The Last Airbender fans away with his flawless cosplays, recreating not just Azula but Zuko too.

Since rising to internet fame with his work on YouTube series ‘the Try Guys,’ Eugene Lee Yang has established himself as a creator in his own right, producing many hugely viral videos exploring LGBTQ+ and Asian-American identities.

Each year in what he describes as his ‘Asian Halloween Tradition,’ Eugene cosplays different Asian characters from popular movies, TV shows, books and more to celebrate different aspects of those cultures, and works alongside a team to flex their outstanding costume and makeup skills.

In the past, he’s recreated characters like Mulan, Magnus Bane from the Mortal Instruments Series, and many more dating back to Halloween of 2009 when he cosplayed Russell from the animated film UP.

But this year, Eugene and his talented team treated fans to not just one, but two Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplays, and they were both as fantastic as each other.

Eugene cosplays Zuko and Azula

First, in a post that at the time of writing has 99,000 likes, he recreated the banished prince from the Fire Nation, Zuko.

Eugene models the brilliant costume by Kinetic Cosplay perfectly, the bold oranges and reds of the fabric creating a vibrant fire-like glow, which combined with the mix of silk trims and various types of fabric give a perfectly dynamic edge to the look.

His makeup artist Arianna Blean has also reformed Zuko’s signature eye scar, the scar wax looking intricate enough to be realistic, but also with a slightly animated feel in keeping with the original art style.

To fans’ surprise, Eugene even pulled out a second Avatar look to celebrate Halloween this year, also having a go at one of the show’s most popular villains, Fire Nation princess Azula in beautiful photos taken by JD Renes.

The absolutely stunning images show the YouTube star surrounded by lightning, filling the images with a mesmerizing blue-white glow. The black and gold plates contribute to a powerful silhouette, with the wig by danekez sculpted perfectly to look like the original, even keeping with the gold hairpiece in the center of the head.

Eugene put both characters together in the same image in a post that gained 40,000 likes, and even participated in a TikTok trend where he wipes a mirror to switch between the two characters, injecting the video with electric personality.

His series of posts about the cosplays have garnered hundreds of thousands of likes all together, and has already got people excited about what Eugene will pull out of the bag next Halloween.