Life is Strange cosplayers rewind time as true-to-life Chloe and Max - Dexerto

Life is Strange cosplayers rewind time as true-to-life Chloe and Max

Published: 19/May/2020 1:06

by Brent Koepp


Two cosplayers brought DONTNOD Entertainment’s Life Is Strange to reality with their insanely accurate costumes. The duo’s photos are so mind blowing, it’s as if Chloe and Max have jumped from out of the screen.

Life Is Strange made its explosive debut in 2015 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The episodic interactive story connected with millions, as players fell in love with its story about time travel.

A cosplayer duo transformed into the game’s lead protagonists Chloe Price and Max Caulfield. Using special effects, the artists brought scenes from the title to life – and it’s one of the best game-to-life cosplays you will ever see.

The 2015 narrative-driven game has a huge following.

Cosplayers re-create Life Is Strange

The game centers on Max who reconnects with her best friend Chloe after returning to her hometown of Arcadia Bay. The protagonist soon discovers she has the ability to rewind time, and embarks on an emotional journey to save her friend.

Artist ‘Lorien Kappa‘ posted her Life Is Strange costume and quickly went viral. The talented cosplayer pulled off the mind blowing re-creation with fellow cosplayer ‘Yarpenna.’

What could easily be mistaken for a scene out of the game, photographer ‘stygivi‘ captured the duo posing in a dining booth. Yarpenna absolutely nails Chloe’s punk attitude and attire, as she slouches into her seat.

[self] Max and Chloe at Two Whales Diner from cosplay

In another photo, the two lay across a set of train tracks – mirroring a touching moment from the episodic game. Lorien faithfully re-creates Max’s gray hoodie and pink shirt, as she lays next to her friend.

As if their depictions of the characters weren’t impressive enough, in another shot the two capture a pivotal sequence from the title. Using special effects, Lorien transforms into Max and rewinds time to stop the train hurdling towards them.

View this post on Instagram

I must admit that @stygivi did great job combining a train into this picture. I'm still not 100% convinced about its credibility buuut I can't complain 😀 I wish there were more games with such emphasis on a plot. Have you already played LiS 2? I'm still waiting for the last episode which is having its premiere in December… When it comes to non-netflix TV shows, I always wait until the whole season is released and then I watch it in a few days ? I can't imagine waiting for a new episode for a week, so a few months is definitely too long for me! ? Chloe by me ? Max by @lorienkappa #cosplay #lifeisstrange #chloe #chloecosplay #max #maxcosplay #chloeprice #life_is_strange #lifeisstrangecosplay #maxcaulfield #rachelcosplay #train #thomasthetrain

A post shared by Yarpenna ??‍♀️ Cosplay & Games (@yarpenna) on

The interactive narrative has amassed a dedicated following, as players fell in love with Max and Chloe’s emotional story. The game was so popular, it even got a prequel titled Before the Storm – which is just as much of a tearjerker as the main story.

In 2018, fans got to dive back into DONTNOD’s magical universe with the release of Life Is Strange: 2. While set in the same world, the game had a new cast of characters that fans found just as compelling as the original.


My Hero Academia cosplayer looks truly villainous as fierce Himiko Toga

Published: 23/Nov/2020 17:52

by Georgina Smith


A skilled Instagram cosplayer has recreated one of My Hero Academia’s primary antagonists, Himiko Toga, in extraordinary detail, bringing her villain attire to life with their amazing look.

The anime My Hero Academia was released in 2016, and has since then scooped up an enormous fan base of people who adore the show’s perfect blend of action and interesting characters.

Each character has a super power called a ‘Quirk,’ and this ability  is unique to each person, and offers them a range of boosts and characteristics that help show off their individuality.

That goes for both protagonists and antagonists, and one of the primary villains, Himiko Toga, has ended up becoming somewhat of a fan-favorite for her sadistic personality with its own unique charms.

Himiko Toga from My Hero Academia
Bones Animation
Himiko Toga is a dangerous villain in My Hero Academia, despite her innocent look.

When in her usual form, Toga sports a baggy school uniform look, which many cosplayers have done an extraordinary job of recreating. But the character’s villain uniform can be harder to pull off and maintain Toga’s confidence, with clunky machinery fixed around her neck.

But cosplayer layvendercos has done a fantastic job of donning the iconic Toga look, and certainly looks as though they could play the role in a live-action version of the show.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Layne (@layvendercos)

Reminiscent of Toga’s school attire, this cosplayer wears knee length marl gray socks with some brown leather brogues, their legs dangling from their seat in one image as part of the character’s persona.

This is paired with a black skirt, and Toga’s token cream-colored jumper, which looks oversized as part of the original look, giving a slightly cute appearance.

However, this cute school look is directly contrasted with Toga’s villain attire. Thick canisters are hung from their neck, along with the classic black smile mask. Fastened to their legs and waist are green knife boxes, with one knife clasped firmly in their hand.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Layne (@layvendercos)

Their blonde hair is styled to match Toga’s voluminous space buns, with chunky bangs falling either side of their face to frame it, and perfectly bringing the look together.

Layvendercos certainly did an incredible job as Himiko Toga, and will have their followers excited to see what may but up next for the cosplayer.