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My Hero Academia cosplayer breaks the laws of gravity as Ochako Uraraka

Published: 8/Feb/2020 19:07 Updated: 9/Feb/2020 2:15

by Brent Koepp


My Hero Academia’s Ochako Uraraka was brought to life by an incredibly accurate cosplay which captured the anime heroine’s U.A. High gym uniform to perfection. 

Since its 2016 anime debut, My Hero Academia has become a worldwide cultural phenomena. The show’s story about a high school that trains the next generation of superheroes has connected with millions of fans.

A talented cosplayer shared an incredible take on one of the students, Ochako Uraraka, and will be sure to wow fans with her perfect recreation of the character’s gym outfit.

The gravity-defying hero is one of the most popular characters in My Hero Academia.

Cosplayer pulls off the perfect Uraraka

In the series’ plot, teenagers with superpowers called ‘quirks’ can apply to U.A. High – a premiere school for hero training. One of the most beloved characters is the kind Uraraka who can manipulate gravity itself.

Cosplayer ‘yuru723‘ transformed into the My Hero Academia heroine, recreating her school’s gym uniform. The stunning photo was a hit with her followers as it had over 5,000 likes on her social media account.

The talented artist looks identical to the animation, replicating her brown bob haircut to perfection. Striking Ochako’s signature pose, Yuru threw both her hands up in the air while showing off her black and white wristbands.

Uraraka’s alias is Uravity, as she can control gravity around her. While students that attend the school have an official hero uniform, they also wear blue and white tracksuits while they train to get stronger.

The talented artist shared more photos of her outfit on Instagram, and gave us a full view of the detail that went into creating the gym attire. She also flashed a peace sign which captures the character’s bubbly personality.

In order to have the strength to fight villains, Ochako and her classmates have to work hard to become physically fit. In what could have been a scene straight from the anime, Yuru posed by the ocean while stretching in her workout uniform.

My Hero Academia originally made its debut as a Manga in 2014 in the iconic Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in Japan. However, it found worldwide acclaim with its anime adaptation by studio Bones in 2016.

The popular series is currently half way through its fourth season arc, and can be watched every Saturday on Crunchyroll or Funimation.


Sword Art Online cosplayer snipes enemies as real life Sinon

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:33

by Brent Koepp


A Sword Art Online cosplayer went viral on Instagram after sharing her transformation into popular anime character Sinon. The artist’s stunning take brings the Phantom Bullet heroine to life.

Originally written in 2002 by novelist Reki Kawahara, Sword Art Online exploded in popularity a decade later with its animated adaptation in 2012. Viewers around the world have fallen in love with its creative take on massively multiplayer online role playing games.

Prolific cosplayer Sarah ‘hendoart‘ Hendo made waves on social media when she shared her costume based on the anime’s second season arc, the Phantom Bullet. The talented artist brought the beloved blue-haired sniper Sinon to life with an insanely accurate take.

Screenshot of Sword Art Online character Sinon.
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The blue-haired sniper stars in Sword Art Online II.

Sword Art Online cosplayer becomes real life Sinon

While the series starts off with protagonist Kazuto Kirigaya getting stuck in the virtual world of Aincrad, the show’s later seasons take place in a different online video game. In season two, Kirito meets a fierce sniper with a deadly aim named Sinon.

Bringing the heroine to life, cosplayer Hendoart shared her mind-blowing transformation into the character on Instagram. Photographer ‘nerdypictures‘ captured the artist posing in her signature outfit. The costume is full of meticulous detail, and includes a cut out black and white bodysuit which runs under her green jacket and leggings.

Sarah recreated a scene from the anime, and mirrored Sinon’s battle stance by holding her iconic sniper rifle behind her head. The life-size prop weapon was created by ‘airsoftevike‘ and is so accurate that it looks as if it could have come straight out of the screen.


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In another shot posted to social media, Hendo gave viewers a closer look at how faithful her Sword Art Online cosplay actually is. Not only did she mirror the heroine’s giant blue and silver belt buckle, she also created Sinon’s white scarf which she uses to wrap around her face to protect herself from the elements.


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While Sword Art Online’s anime has been a massive hit, its Light Novel adaptation is one of the most popular series in Japan. The franchise is so beloved, it’s been made into various games on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well.

Those interested in checking out the MMO-based show can catch all episodes on streaming services Funimation and Crunchyroll. Netflix also currently has seasons one through three available right now.