My Hero Academia cosplayer shares explosive take on Katsuki Bakugo - Dexerto

My Hero Academia cosplayer shares explosive take on Katsuki Bakugo

Published: 27/Oct/2019 22:14 Updated: 27/Oct/2019 23:56

by Brent Koepp


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.

FunimationThe 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. 


Apex Legends cosplayer plunders loot on Olympus as gunslinger Loba

Published: 25/Nov/2020 6:47

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Loba is one of the sassiest characters in Apex Legends, and cosplayers love stepping into her knee-high boots, but one has really stunned her fans with a masterful piece.

Apex Legends players are drawn to their favorite legends for different reasons. Some like them for their aesthetic and personality, others like them for their skills and ultimates. However, it’s hard to name one more universally loved than Loba.

Loba has it all, from a unique look and an interesting backstory to a larger-than-life personality. She’s also incredibly useful on the battlefield. The fact she can teleport around makes her an absolute menace in gunfights.

However, her true value lies in being able to spot high-quality loot and teleport it to her squad. In that sense, she’s the ultimate team player, and it’s the reason why she is often in demand. 

Apex Legends Cosplay Loba
Respawn Entertainment
Loba has one of the biggest personalities in Apex Legends.

Loba is a popular choice among Apex Legends cosplayers too. They love stepping into the boots of their favorite gunslinging bandit and embodying her attitude and elegance. Like most cosplays, they’re all incredible in their own way.

Sarenji, a popular German cosplayer with thousands of followers on Instagram, recently stole the hearts of her fans with a stunning Loba cosplay.

“I’ll take your life and your loot. I’m exceptionally good at both!” she said, in reference to a Loba quote.


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The first set of photos showcases her long braided pigtails with a red-tinge, as well as the make-up, long nails, earrings, gold necklace, and the white and grey chest piece with gold seams. 

The highlight, however, has to be Loba’s trademark silver staff with a wolf’s head on top. Apex Legends players well-versed in the lore will know that it was a gift she received from her father.

In the second set of photos, Sarenji gives her fans a better look at the piece from further back. It provides a more complete picture of the outfit and offers a glimpse at her leggings too.

“A gun is like a beautiful woman. Hold her tight or someone else will,“ she said, quoting Loba once again.


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Sarenji didn’t hesitate to give credit where credit was due. She thanked ezcosplay for create the outfit and senpai3d_for creating the staff.

Still, it doesn’t change the fact she wore it well and played an equally important part in bringing Loba to life.