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My Hero Academia cosplayer shares explosive take on Katsuki Bakugo

by Brent Koepp

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A talented My Hero Academia cosplayer’s fiery take on the hot headed anime character Katsuki Bakugo perfectly captures the hero's explosive personality.

My Hero Academia began airing its fourth season on October 12. The show's take on superheroes integrated into society has resonated with audiences around the world, and amassed a dedicated fandom.

The series centers on a world where humans evolve to have superpowers call quirks, and talented students attend a hero high school aimed at training to become a pro hero. One talented cosplayer's take on the show's bad boy heats things up as they bring him to life.

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The hot-headed student is a fan favorite, as he's one of the strongest characters in the show.


Firey Bakugo cosplay

While the show focuses on the kind hearted Izuku Midoriya, the show is balanced out with his childhood friend Katsuki Bakugo – a hot headed sometimes-bully, who is one of the strongest kids at U.A. High School with a quirk that allows him to create explosions with his own sweat. 

Cosplayer 'NerdChopcosplay' brought the volatile character to life, perfectly recreating the student's grenade bracers. In the anime, the character produces nitroglycerin in his sweat, and designed his costume around storing the fluids in the bracers for maximum power of his explosions. 

The cosplayer went to great lengths to capture every detail of anime character's costume, including the rivets and metal mesh where his arms enter the bracers, the orange X across his chest, as well as his grenade belt. NerdChop even added burn marks to the metal collar around his neck.

Not only do they nail the hero's outfit, they also embody the ill-tempered character as they strike the pose the character makes when he's about to attack, and captures his intensity by mirroring his signature snarl.

 According to NerdChop's Instagram, the cosplayer and prop maker has been has been creating costumes and dressing up as anime characters for years, with their earliest post being from 2015.

The talented artist has created elaborate costumes from Dragon Ball Z, to Naruto, and recently has focused on going to conventions as My Hero Academia's resident bad boy.