Kim Possible cosplay brings back iconic childhood crush with chic Shego - Dexerto
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Kim Possible cosplay brings back iconic childhood crush with chic Shego

Published: 17/Jun/2020 22:10

by Theo Salaun

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Kim Possible’s Shego is one of the most iconic antagonists in cartoon history, and Luminosity Gaming’s content creator, Tori Pareno, has brought the villain back to life.  

Although Kim Possible’s last episode aired in 2007, the show continues to live on to this day in our cultural cloud, consistently re-emerging on Halloween with Kim’s trademark cargo pants – and now, in cosplay as Pareno has recreated Shego’s striking look.

Shego was no ordinary villain, but a sassy boss with super powers, a temper and some serious charm. Rocking a tight catsuit, long dark hair (as referenced by Jack Harlow in his 2020 hit, “What’s Poppin’?”) and an attitude, it’s no surprise that Shego is one of the most infamous childhood crushes in animated history. 

 

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Shego’s playful fights with Kim Possible made her a legendary cartoon villain.

Undertaking some artistic liberties, Pareno has now forced thousands to remember their early infatuations. Shego was hit with a comet as a child, granting her the superpowers of green flames of energy and an appearance with a pale green skin tone.

While fully invoking Shego’s somewhat green skin may have been one way to do things, Pareno decided to embody the look with a green contour against pale makeup—juxtaposed against the sharp contrast of Shego’s black upper lip, sharp, dark eyebrows, and vivid green eyes, the content creator looks every bit as distinct as her inspiration.

 

As for the rest of Pareno’s ensemble, she locked it down. A master of stealth and subterfuge, Shego’s fit is emblazoned with a dazzle camouflage, much like UK and US warships used to confuse enemies in World War I. Down to the mismatched gloves, Pareno efficiently recreates this puzzled green and black look.

As an added bonus, she even edited in a green flame while maintaining Shego’s signature frowns—probably lighting the flames of nostalgia in hundreds of hearts.

Pareno doesn’t typically partake in cosplay, instead running Twitch streams of games like Oxygen Not Included and Resident Evil 3 or making content for YouTube and TikTok. In fact, she calls this her first official public cosplay ever – likely because she didn’t create the outfit used in August, 2019 when she recreated Emilia from Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu.

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While she may have admittedly forgotten to do a TikTok dance for this Shego look, fans will be sure to forgive her for it since the antagonist isn’t really the type to do cute dances for views, anyway.

And it seems that Pareno is intent on doing more, asking fans who she should cosplay next in her Instagram post. So far, Viper from Valorant seems to be the front-runner as another combat-proficient lady with a taste for green clothing.

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Evangelion cosplayer goes viral as real life Asuka Langley Soryu

Published: 16/Nov/2020 18:52

by Brent Koepp

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A talented cosplayer made waves online after they brought Neon Genesis Evangelion’s lead heroine, Asuka Langley, to life with an insanely accurate costume. 

Perhaps one of the most influential animes of all time, Neon Genesis Evangelion made its debut in 1996. The Studio Gainax Mecha series was adapted from a manga written by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the animation, by transforming into the show’s lead heroine Asuka Langley. The artist looks so much like the beloved pilot, it’s almost as if she’s flown out of the screen.

Screenshot of Asuka Langley in hit anime Neon Genesis Evangelion.
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Asuka is one of the main pilots in the hit Mecha anime.

Evangelion cosplayer becomes real life Asuka

The show takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where humans have to fight off large creatures called Angels. To combat the monsters, characters like Asuka connect their nervous system to bio-mechs called Evangelions.

Cosplayer ‘himee.lily’ went viral on social media after sharing her true-to-life take on the heroine. Photographer ‘niniel.things‘ captured the Italian-based artist posing as Langley in her iconic red pilot uniform.

Himee’s costume brought Asuka’s bodysuit to life, and it is full of accurate detail. Not only does it have the green light that runs across her neckline, it also has the number two written above her chest which identifies her as the “Second Child” of Unit-02.

 

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The cosplayer also nailed the heroine’s signature look, faithfully mirroring her auburn hair which is tied up into twin ponytails that run down her back. The shot could easily be mistaken from a scene from the show, as the artist also captures Langley’s mannerisms by recreating her pose and facial expressions from the anime.

Evangelion originally made its debut as a manga, before being adapted into a TV show. The original story was meant to be a companion piece to the anime series which released a year later under the creator’s own studio.

The groundbreaking Mecha story celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2020. Despite coming out decades ago, the franchise is still as popular as it’s ever been and continues to be a fan-favorite in the cosplay community.