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My Hero Academia cosplayer makes Himiko Toga look devilishly charming

Published: 17/Jan/2020 1:53 Updated: 17/Jan/2020 1:54

by Alan Bernal

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My Hero Academia cosplayers tend to show every defining characteristic of the heroes and villains they take on, with one talented costumer making her Himiko Toga costume uncannily charming.

Of all the characters in My Hero Academia, none have such erratic mood swings as the bloodthirsty Toga. At times, she’ll be fawning over the target of her affections, and moments later, she’ll be on the warpath to claim her next victim.

While past cosplays show Toga in her more horrifying and sometimes bloody moments, designer ‘liiiaracosplay’ chose to depict the League of Villains member in a more charming light that speaks to her kinder nature.

The cosplayer got inspiration from Himiko’s civilian clothing, since the character typically wears the traditional Japanese school uniform for ladies when she isn’t masquerading with her imposing villain gear.

But getting a close-up on Liiiara’s entire cosplay production, the devil seems to be in the details, especially on her makeup; nailing down Toga’s frequent blushy face, but given a charming twist with red eye shadow.

Nothing conjures an unnerving chill more than the MHA antagonist’s large yellow eyes. Here, Liiiara goes with equally deep colorful irises that only add to the romantic maniac’s crazed effect.

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The cosplayer’s hair is similar as well to the anime character’s, with the controlled chaos of her messy buns perched atop her normally fixed fringed cut. A style of hair perfect for the character, since she might outwardly appear normal and of sound mind, but is actually concealing a disorderly, sinister side.

When she’s actively working with the League of Villains, Toga can be seen in her same school uniform while also being equipped with her Blood Sucking Machine.

One of the Lieutenants for the League of Villains, Toga is strapped from head to toe with gadgets that enable her Quirk as well as knives and vials.

Himiko Toga in My Hero Academia
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Just because Himiko Toga isn’t in her villain outfit doesn’t mean she’s any less dangerous.

Though Liiiara went with the villain’s daytime attire, the character has been known to have fierce, manic outbursts at the most random of times.

The cosplay is another triumph for Toga fans who have seen the villain portrayed in all lights – though, maybe not quite as charismatic as Liiiara’s unique take on her.

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Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer looks graceful as Art Nouveau Toph

Published: 16/Jan/2021 7:14

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Avatar: The Last Airbender fans love Toph for her tomboyish vibe despite being raised like a princess, but a brilliant cosplayer managed to capture her elegant side by creating a refined version of her usual outfit.

The heroes in Avatar: The Last Airbender all bring something unique to the table. However, Toph is particularly remarkable because she managed to become an earth-bending master despite being blind since birth.

Initially, she wanted to prove to her parents that blindness didn’t make her weak. But she became one of the most powerful characters in the show and a valuable Team Avatar member.

Avatar: The Last Airbender Toph Cosplay
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Toph Beifong turned her back on a sheltered childhood to become a powerful earth-bender.

Toph is a popular choice among cosplayers too. But while we’ve seen everything from her traditional get-up to an elegant dress she once wore, it’s hard to find one more unique than Emma J.I.Q Rubini’s Art Nouveau Toph.

“You see nothing once, and you’ve seen it a thousand times,” she said, referring to a quote. “Y’all remember when we used to have cons? I’m so happy I went to Katsucon this year since it ended up being the only one I went to.”

“Here’s the cosplay I made for it,” she added. “Art Nouveau Toph! I am incredibly proud of the work I put into it, and I’m happy I got to wear it to such a pretty con! One day maybe I’ll wear it again.”

Emma managed to capture all the crucial elements of Toph’s everyday outfit. It includes the green and beige garments, the hairstyle tucked under a headband with a flower, and of course, contact lenses to match her eyes.

However, she’s added some exotic details in line with a style known as Art Nouveau. It combines elegantly woven tapestries with encrusted jewels and other bits and pieces to add some class.

Cosplayers and their fans know how much time and effort it takes to re-create an outfit faithfully. However, it takes creativity, talent, and courage to add your flair. Emma nailed it, and the thousands of likes she’s getting are a testament to that.