My Hero Academia cosplayer is ready for action as awesome Froppy - Dexerto
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My Hero Academia cosplayer is ready for action as awesome Froppy

Published: 7/Jul/2020 13:02

by Matt Porter

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My Hero Academia remains one of the most popular animes in the world, and while the series may follow the story of Izuku Midoriya, Froppy has captured hearts around the world, and comes to life in his incredible cosplay of the frog-like hero. 

Midoriya meets a host of crazy characters with mindblowing quirks when he enrolls at U.A. High School, where he hopes to learn how to master his newly-found superpowers which he inherited from his idol All-Might, and use them to become the world’s number one hero.

While she may not be the most powerful of heroes, Tsuyu Asui quickly captured the hearts of viewers across the globe and has become one of the series’ most cosplayed characters, with Instagram user ‘evvils’ showing her appreciation for the character with a perfect cosplay.

Froppy wearing her hero attire in My Hero Academia.
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Froppy has become one of the most popular characters in the show.

Froppy can often be seen as shy and measured, rarely speaking out and preferring to take a back seat in school activities, but don’t let that fool you, as Asui is as brave and fearless as they come. While it may not always be evident, her solo battle against a group of villains while out learning with professionals early in her time at U.A. removed any doubt about her strength or combat prowess.

Madi is clearly a huge fan of the character, showing off her perfect recreation of Froppy, complete with the instantly-recognizable green bodysuit she wears when fighting off enemies. Perched on top of her head is the classic golden goggles, while she captured the white harness that covers Asui’s torso and waist perfectly.

Perhaps the coolest part of this cosplay though is the shoes, which include some added details to make them look frog-like, truly capturing the hero’s identity.

My Hero Academia started life as a manga in 2014, but the anime adaptation saw it hurtle to worldwide acclaim, and is one of the most-watched anime in the world, with both the subtitled and dubbed versions drawing in viewers from around the planet.

The fourth series has officially finished in Japan, however, the dubbed version with English speakers is a few episodes behind, with just a few episodes left for those who prefer to hear the story in the language.

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Eugene Lee Yang goes viral cosplaying Avatar: The Last Airbender

Published: 29/Oct/2020 12:39

by Georgina Smith

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Writer, Director, and Try Guys member Eugene Lee Yang has absolutely blown Avatar: The Last Airbender fans away with his flawless cosplays, recreating not just Azula but Zuko too.

Since rising to internet fame with his work on YouTube series ‘the Try Guys,’ Eugene Lee Yang has established himself as a creator in his own right, producing many hugely viral videos exploring LGBTQ+ and Asian-American identities.

Each year in what he describes as his ‘Asian Halloween Tradition,’ Eugene cosplays different Asian characters from popular movies, TV shows, books and more to celebrate different aspects of those cultures, and works alongside a team to flex their outstanding costume and makeup skills.

In the past, he’s recreated characters like Mulan, Magnus Bane from the Mortal Instruments Series, and many more dating back to Halloween of 2009 when he cosplayed Russell from the animated film UP.

But this year, Eugene and his talented team treated fans to not just one, but two Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplays, and they were both as fantastic as each other.

Eugene cosplays Zuko and Azula

First, in a post that at the time of writing has 99,000 likes, he recreated the banished prince from the Fire Nation, Zuko.

Eugene models the brilliant costume by Kinetic Cosplay perfectly, the bold oranges and reds of the fabric creating a vibrant fire-like glow, which combined with the mix of silk trims and various types of fabric give a perfectly dynamic edge to the look.

His makeup artist Arianna Blean has also reformed Zuko’s signature eye scar, the scar wax looking intricate enough to be realistic, but also with a slightly animated feel in keeping with the original art style.

To fans’ surprise, Eugene even pulled out a second Avatar look to celebrate Halloween this year, also having a go at one of the show’s most popular villains, Fire Nation princess Azula in beautiful photos taken by JD Renes.

The absolutely stunning images show the YouTube star surrounded by lightning, filling the images with a mesmerizing blue-white glow. The black and gold plates contribute to a powerful silhouette, with the wig by danekez sculpted perfectly to look like the original, even keeping with the gold hairpiece in the center of the head.

Eugene put both characters together in the same image in a post that gained 40,000 likes, and even participated in a TikTok trend where he wipes a mirror to switch between the two characters, injecting the video with electric personality.

His series of posts about the cosplays have garnered hundreds of thousands of likes all together, and has already got people excited about what Eugene will pull out of the bag next Halloween.