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MHA cosplayer sets hearts on fire with female Dabi creation

Published: 26/Mar/2020 1:27

by Virginia Glaze


With My Hero Academia well into its fourth season, fans are more excited than ever for further hijinks from their favorite heroes — but one creative cosplayer is giving some love to a villain, instead.

While My Hero Academia boasts a slew of memorable characters, its villains often steal the spotlight, with baddies like Himiko Toga and Shigaraki Tomura becoming fan favorites over the series’ lifetime.

However, one villain in particular boasts a swagger unlike any other: Dabi, a man with a patchwork body and a penchant for creating high-intensity flames that ruined Class 1A’s summer training program in the show’s third season.

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Dabi is a member of The League of Villains in My Hero Academia, whose quirk allows him to summon devastating blue flames from his body.

Although Dabi is a male, one cosplayer decided to put a unique twist on the character by gender-bending the villain — and the results are as hot as his flames!

Cosplayer ‘BloodRaven’ put her talents to the test to create a female version of the League of Villains member, making sure to stay faithful to his patchwork face, blue eyes, and leather jacket.

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Cosplayer ‘Bloodraven’ revealed her take on a female version of Dabi – and it’s strikingly accurate!

Using special effects, BloodRaven successfully replicated the staples that hold together Dabi’s face, which, along with the use of bodypaint and makeup, make for an impressively realistic take on the villain’s unique appearance.

Where Dabi boasts a short crop of black hair, this cosplayer made his locs a bit longer, yet still manages to keep his “devil-may-care” attitude with its styling and her dramatic posing skills.

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Bloodraven captured Dabi’s likeness to a tee – complete with his blue eyes and intimidating presence.

Combined with the efforts of her photographer, ‘Rudyphototaker,’ BloodRaven truly embodies Dabi’s chaotic-yet-contained energy — and we’re so here for it.

BloodRaven isn’t the only cosplayer to put a female spin on the character, either; creator ‘Remy Domino’ likewise provided a similar take on the villain, opting for an 80’s style mussy mullet and even creating her own flames as props.

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Cosplaye Remi Domino is known for gender-bending MHA’s male characters, as seen in her impressive take on Dabi.

Having completed the School Festival episodes, My Hero Academia now looks toward reshuffling the series’ top-ranked heroes as the fourth season continues.

With so many gender-bent characters from the anime, we wonder what’s next from creative fans — perhaps a female Gentle Villain? We’ll let the creatives decide!


Demon Slayer cosplayer goes viral as perfect Nezuko in a box

Published: 23/Oct/2020 0:47

by Brent Koepp


A Demon Slayer cosplayer went viral on Instagram after adorably bringing Nezuko Kamado traveling in a box to life. The talented artist creatively transformed into the anime heroine while riding on the back of Tanjiro.

Demon Slayer was the breakout anime of 2019, as viewers around the world became enthralled with its brutally dark world and stylish animation. The series follows the Kamado siblings who are on a quest to avenge their family.

Prolific cosplayer Zekia ‘aru.rinh‘ went viral on social media when she transformed into the show’s lead heroine, Nezuko. The talented artist re-created the character traveling in a box that will be sure to capture hearts of fans.

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The anime heroine travels in a box carried on her brother’s back.

Demon Slayer cosplayer brings Nezuko in a box to life

Early on in the story, Nezuko Kamado is turned into a demon after surviving a brutal attack from a creature. A part of her new powers is the ability to shrink her body. To avoid being seen, the heroine travels in a box that is carried by her brother.

Cosplayer ‘aru.rinh’ went viral on Instagram after bringing the iconic plot point to real life. Photographer ‘muze‘ captured Zekia sitting in a box strapped to the back of an artist portraying her sibling, Tanjiro.

Adorably, her legs hang out of the wooden container as she sits snugly in the box. In the picture’s caption, she explained, “yes i do fit all the way into the box.”

In another shot posted to social media, aru.rinh gave viewers a full look at how detailed her costume really is. She faithfully created Nezuko’s signature pink yukata, including the red and white checkered sash around her waist. Zekia even included the character’s large leg wraps that go into her sandals.

The cosplayer also posed in an up-close portrait photo, and shows off how faithful her look is to the anime. In the series, the Kamado sibling’s eyes turn bright pink after being turned into a demon, which aru.rinh nailed effortlessly as her curly black hair falls on her shoulders.

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Demon Slayer originally made its debut in 2016 as a manga, however found worldwide acclaim after being adapted into an anime by studio Ufotable.

After a year of waiting, the series finally makes its return in the form of the theatrical film Mugen Train. For everything we know about the project, check out our guide here.