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My Hero Academia cosplayer charges into battle as Momo Yaoyorozu

Published: 11/Feb/2020 21:42

by Michael Gwilliam

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Cosplayer ‘Jane April Fools’ crafted a stunning outfit for her take on My Hero Academia’s Momo Yaoyorozu.

In a series of photos, the California-based model showed off how her hero costume evolved from Anime Expo 2019 to February 2020.

Seen in her earlier pictures, Jane admitted she still had some work to do in order to tune the outfit. While she had Momo’s general look down, she still needed to get her hair and belts modified to fully realize the character.

“I’m just going to call this ‘Fitness Momo’ until I finish her,” she captioned one of her photos. It was a good fit, as the outfit looked more like something the character would wear to the gym than in actual combat.

By the time Anime Los Angeles rolled around, the cosplayer had completed much more of the outfit, crafting Momo’s utility belt and chest clasp. Additionally, she now had a staff at her disposal.

In a video posted to Instagram, Jane twirled her weapon and posed. In the anime, Momo is skilled at bojutsu, which is a staff-based martial art.

Her newest photo, however, is probably her best yet. The outfit looks just about complete with the belts, bo staff and hair perfectly matching the hero’s iconic design.

Fans were certainly impressed with the end result. One even replied that she was, “the best Momo out there.”

In addition to her Momo cosplay, Jane has also dressed up as DC Comics’ Harley Quinn from the ‘Suicide Squad’ and ‘Birds of Prey’ movies. She’s also cosplayed as Super Girl, Pokemon’s Officer Jenny, Bulma from Dragon Ball and Link from The Legend of Zelda.

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Amusingly, in her Bulma cosplay, she even managed to turn her dog into Vegeta. Now that’s some dedication!

With so many characters under her belt, it’s anyone’s guess who the model will be cosplaying as next.

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My Hero Academia cosplayer smashes it as Twisted Tea Izuku Midoriya

Published: 14/Jan/2021 18:07

by Georgina Smith

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My Hero Academia’s Izuku Midoriya a.k.a. Deku has been recreated perfectly by cosplayer Lorentz iWood, producing both casual and hero looks for the fan-favorite character.

One anime that seems to be an unlimited source of cosplay inspiration is My Hero Academia. The show began airing in 2016, adapted from a manga that was published prior, and since then has gone on to secure a huge fanbase.

The anime features a host of distinct characters who each have their own abilities, referred to as Quirks in the show. The Quirks dictate what abilities certain people have, and it often is tied into aspects of their personality and aesthetic.

Deku from my Hero Academia mid-scene

However Izuku Midoriya did not originally have a Quirk, something that ended up getting him bullied. Despite his lack of ability, he still dreamed of becoming a professional hero, with the anime following his journey alongside a host of other characters.

One cosplayer who recreated Izuku’s iconic look was Lorentz iWood, who took on the challenge of creating a range of different looks for the popular character.

In Deku’s hero look, Lorentz wears his green paneled jumpsuit with darker green strips running down the arms and in geometric formations on the torso. The tops of the sturdy green boots can be seen peeking over his knees, and contrast the chunky red utility belt and stark white gloves perfectly.

 

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The shaggy green hair and lightly freckled face are a great match for Izuku, and he completed the look with a can of Twisted Tea, a reference to the viral meme which commenters under the cosplay were loving.

Lorentz also showed off a more casual Izuku look with a bold red hoodie and ripped jeans – though he still carried over the air of coolness to both looks. The photos captured by Richard Arcel are stunning, and perfectly showcase the fantastic costume along with the vivid backdrops.

 

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This cosplayer has clearly put a lot of hard work into Izuku, and the results are absolutely amazing, looking just like the real version of the popular character.