Karrigan Taylor unveils incredible Alita: Battle Angel manga cosplay - Dexerto

Karrigan Taylor unveils incredible Alita: Battle Angel manga cosplay

Published: 8/Nov/2019 2:06 Updated: 8/Nov/2019 2:35

by Alan Bernal


Cosplayer Karrigan Taylor unveiled her take for the titular cyborg from the classic manga Battle Angel Alita, giving the character an incredible take that’s fit for the new age.

Even though the manga came out in the early 1990s, the story has been redone in various forms, including a popular OVA as well as a blockbuster movie produced by visionary director James Cameron.

While those interpretations definitely paint the cybernetic Hunter-Warrior in terrific light, Alita truly comes alive when skillful cosplayers like Taylor transform themselves into the character which brings a unique feel to the rendition.

MadhouseIf you’re going to recreate Alita, then it’s all about getting the details right.

The cosplayer revealed her Alita cosplay on Instagram, stunning her audience with what seems to be a simple take to the character – that is until you closely examine her finesse with the makeup.

For the body of the design, Taylor put on a bodysuit which covers Alita’s black torso along with her purple cybernetic arms to match.

Karrigan Taylor InstagramTaylor’s Alita cosplay nails the character, and looks like its ripped straight from the OVA.

While some might think the cosplay is straightforward, Alita’s original design is really simplistic, since the hard part arguably lies in pulling off the character’s giant eyes while making them look natural to the cosplayer.

With that in mind, Taylor used a combination of Circle lenses and a meticulous makeup alone that the cosplayer said took her about an hour to get right.

“I have makeup on, professional lighting and Circle lenses,” she said, explaining what it took to pull of the cosplay. “I worked pretty hard to give my eyes that big effect and it took me an hour to do the eye makeup alone.”

The effort definitely paid off as people were loving the final outcome of her cosplay, seeing how she managed to nail the smaller details of the character.

“Too accurate to the point I thought this was CGI,” one fan wrote. “Love it.”

There were some who thought the cosplayer could have added a bit of flair by adding some foam to the mechanical bits of the suit. But as far as most people were concerned Taylor looked battle-ready with how her cosplay turned out.


Demon Slayer cosplayer masters Beast Breathing as Inosuke Hashibira

Published: 24/Jan/2021 7:13

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


A talented cosplayer embraced his inner beast and transformed into Inosuke Hashibira from Demon Slayer. His fans can’t believe how accurate it is, and neither can we.

Inosuke Hashibira is one of the most hilarious characters in Demon Slayer. He was raised by boars, which is why he’s rough around the edges when it comes to human interaction. He also has a short-temper and unwavering confidence, and it often lands him in hot water.

But despite his flaws, he’s a formidable ally and a powerful Demon Slayer. He’s a skilled swordsman. However, unlike other characters in the show, he prefers wielding two swords instead of a katana. He also taught himself Beast Breathing, which enhances his sense of touch.

Inosuke also doesn’t look like a typical Demon Slayer. Instead of wearing the traditional outfit, he only wears pants, a belt made from brown animal fur, knee-high socks, and sandals. His trademark feature, however, is the iconic boar’s head he wears to mask his face. It belonged to his adoptive boar mother.

Demon Slayer Inosuke Cosplay
Inosuke’s fighting style is courageous and fierce, much like his attitude.

Inosuke looks like he would be an imposing figure in real life. Fortunately, thanks to talented cosplayer Taryn, we know that for sure. He’s cosplayed everything from Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez from Bleach to Sett from League of Legends. They’re all insanely good. However, his Inosuke is on another level.

“Pig Assault! Hashibira Inosuke,” he said. “I missed this guy. What about you? Would you like to see me cosplaying “unmasked” Inosuke? Would you be ready?”


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Taryn will undoubtedly nail the unmasked version, and fans would love to see it. However, his masked version is flawless from head to toe. The outfit itself is simple enough, although he re-created it to a tee. But his version of the actual boar mask is out of this world.

Staying true to the character, he took on a martial arts pose in the first picture and two thumbs up in the second. He’s received almost 10,000 likes between them, which is a good chunk of his 90,000 followers.

Taryn takes his cosplaying very seriously, and his dedication shines through in the quality of each piece. All in all, his version of Inosuke is as good as it gets, and he deserves all the praise.