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My Hero Academia cosplayer explodes into action as female Bakugo

Published: 19/May/2020 22:47

by Virginia Glaze

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My Hero Academia is an ongoing anime/manga series that boasts a wealth of colorful characters — one of them being the ever-popular Katsuki Bakugo, which a skilled cosplayer brought to life with her own special twist.

Bakugo (whose name literally means “explosion”) is one of MHA’s titular characters, acting as a foil to main protagonist Deku, who he constantly teases during the length of their heated rivalry.

Bakugo’s name is also relevant to his quirk, “Explosion,” allowing him to shoot powerful explosions from his hands, which are covered in nitroglycerin that allow him to create the blasts he uses for mobility and combat purposes.

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Bakugo is one of My Hero Academia’s most popular characters, known for his humorous rivalry with series protagonist Deku.

As one of the show’s most popular students, it comes as little surprise that the fiery youngster has seen multiple renditions from cosplayers the world over — but one costumer has truly flipped the script with Bakugo in a huge way.

Popular Italian cosplayer “Mochi Chuu” revealed her very own version of Bakugo on her Instagram account, genderbending the character with a unique feminine twist that truly brings out her sadistic side.

Replacing Bakugo’s athletic tanktop for a haltered crop-top, there’s not much that separates the character’s classic hero costume from her feminine portrayal, otherwise — excluding the killer eyeshadow and makeup, of course.

Nevertheless, Mochi’s costume is truly top-tier, providing a stunningly accurate take on Bakugo’s spiky hair and elaborate hero outfit, giant grenades and all.

While the cosplay is surely a work of art, Mochi admitted that the outfit has since been destroyed, but claimed that she hopes to remake it into an even better version for the future.

This isn’t the first time she’s genderbent MHA’s male characters, either; Mochi previously debuted a female version of Deku, giving the character long hair an a fashionable crop top to set her apart from her male inspiration.

With MHA season four finally completed, fans are anxiously awaiting the next arc for the popular anime; and although a certain release date has yet to be confirmed, an official announcement for the show has claimed it is on the way “soon.” That’s good news for our cosplayers like Mochi Chuu!

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League of Legends cosplayer blooms like a flower as Spirit Blossom Ahri

Published: 17/Jan/2021 6:59

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Spirit Blossom Ahri is one of the most vibrant champion and skin combinations in League of Legends, but rather than trying to imagine how awesome she’d look in the real world, a cosplayer named Faid Eyren made it happen.

League of Legends characters all have a unique look and vibe. However, it’s hard to name one more fascinating than Ahri, the Nine-Tailed Fox. She is a part of an animal-like race called Vastaya. They descended from enlightened mortals that harnessed power from the spirit realm.

Ahri has that power too. Her abilities revolve around reshaping magic into orbs of raw energy. She’s also technically a Nine-Tailed Fox, with nine tails flaring out from her backside.

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Ahri, the Nine-Tailed Fox, has one of the best-looking character models in the game.

Ahri’s default skin looks fantastic. However, Spirit Blossom Ahri looks even better. It has a more floral and mystical appearance, complete with pink hair, bright blue tails, and a majestic white and pink kimono.

Faid Eyren is a brilliant cosplayer from Ukraine. In the past, she’s dressed up as everything from Demon Slayer’s Shinobu Kocho to Sword Art’s Asuna Yuuki. Now, she’s brought Spirit Blossom Ahri to life.

“Every spirit forgets itself eventually, but I’m always on their horizon,” she said. “Finally, I’m happy to show you the result of our collaboration with @cosplaysky! I fell in love with this amazing costume immediately! It’s not just super beautiful, but very convenient to wear. It fits perfectly!”

 

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The costume, which was designed and tailor-made by cosplaysky, is stunning from head to toe. But there’s no denying that Faid Eyren wore it well and made it look like the real deal. 

Let’s not forget about ears from lulu_cosplayer and the photography edits from gaerwen_art, either, which rounded it off nicely.

It’s hard to pull off Spirit Blossom Ahri since it’s one of the most majestic-looking skins in the game. However, Faid Eyren nailed it, and the overwhelming support and praise from her fans prove it.