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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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World of Warcraft cosplayer is ready for Shadowlands as Valeera Sanguinar

Published: 24/Nov/2020 7:23 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 11:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is finally here, and cosplayers have been celebrating in the build-up, but one has truly outdone herself with an incredible recreation of Valeera Sanguinar.

World of Warcraft has one of the richest lores and stories in video game history. It’s filled with unique characters in all shapes and sizes and has told their stories for many years.

Now, their stories will continue once again in the latest expansion, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, which is now live. It revolves around the actions of Sylvanas Windrunner, who has ripped open a portal to the Shadowlands.

It’s certainly a dark timeline, but players are thrilled to have been called back into action. However, it’s hard to find anyone more excited than maywedacosplay, a popular Russian cosplayer named Eva.

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Valeera Sanguinar is a popular character in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands.

Eva celebrated the release of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands by doing what she does best, cosplaying her favorite characters. She’s cosplayed many World of Warcraft characters in the past, and the standard of quality has always been top-notch.

Now, she’s cosplayed Valeera Sanguinar, a beloved blood elf rogue who has never formally joined either Horde or Alliance.

“Glory to Sin’dorei!” she said, quoting one of the blood elves’ most famous lines. “What characters do you want to see in Shadowlands the most?

 

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Eva’s cosplay is stunning from head to toe. The hair, make-up, and green eyes are on point. However, the real highlight has to be the sheer level of quality in the hood, chest-piece, shoulders, bracers, and leggings.

All the pieces have a perfect blend of crimson-red mixed with gold elven seams. They have infamous green Fel crystals slotted into them, which have a long history with blood elves.

 

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It’s a phenomenal cosplay that deserves all the praise, and the high-quality photography makes it even better.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands has already set the world on fire. But Eva’s cosplay will undoubtedly add to the excitement.