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My Hero Academia cosplayer melts hearts as female Todoroki Shoto

Published: 23/Apr/2020 0:35 Updated: 23/Apr/2020 1:38

by Virginia Glaze

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With season four of My Hero Academia in the books, fans are more antsy than ever for new content from the popular anime series — and thankfully, cosplayers are here to save the day.

The last few episodes of MHA season four centered around the current number one hero, Endeavor, the father of popular character and UA attendee Todoroki Shoto.

Known for his half-and-half ice and fire powers, Shoto is hailed as one of the best-loved students in UA among fans — and it’s easy to see why, given his intriguing backstory and incredibly powerful quirk.

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Todoroki Shoto is one of MHA’s most popular characters among fans, best-known for his half-ice, half-fire quirk.

With this in mind, it comes as little surprise that fans love cosplaying as the young hero-in-training, with some putting unique spins on an already unique character.

Alabama-based cosplayer ‘Kazza Bear Cosplay’ took the opportunity to do just that, putting a feminine spin on the male student with a few artful alterations.

While Todoroki usually boasts shaggy, straight hair, Kazza opted for a curly half-and-half wig, cutting the bangs straight across in an ultra-cute hairstyle.

As for Todoroki’s hero costume, the cosplayer cut his signature jumpsuit’s long pants into shorts, likewise opting for heeled boots and an open neckline.

The end result is a charming version of Todoroki that fans have never seen before, giving a fun and feminine spin to a character who’s all the rage among UA’s female students.

Todoroki isn’t the only character she’s cosplayed from MHA, either; she’s likewise taken on electrifying student Kaminari Denki and series protagonist Deku, who she even took into the woods for a rendition of his fantasy-themed outfit from the ending sequence of season two.

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That’s not all: she even brought out her take on the Big Three’s Amaji Kitamaki, photoshopping on octopus fingers in a mind-blowing show of special effects as a way to recreate his unique quirk of taking on traits from the food he eats.

Considering the wide scope of her talents, there’s no telling which hero she’ll take on next — but we can bet that we’ll be mind-blown no matter who she chooses!

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League cosplayer comes out from the shadows as amazing Akali

Published: 23/Oct/2020 8:05

by Andrew Amos

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Ever seen a League of Legends cosplay so good that Riot can’t help but share it with the world? Well, now you have, with Sweet Angel’s take on Akali taking League players by storm.

Akali is one of League of Legends’ most popular characters to cosplay. Whether it be her default skin, or the mega-popular K/DA variant, people love to show off as the Ionian assassin.

However, few manage to grab the eyes of Riot as much as Sweet Angel. The talented Italian cosplayer decided to take on Akali as her most recent project, and while the costume looks simple, it was anything but.

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Akali is one of the most popular League champions to cosplay, but few catch the eyes of Riot.

“I thought it was a simple costume, but it required a lot more attention and time than I thought,” she told fans on her website.

It took Sweet Angel about 100 hours all up to create the Akali cosplay ⁠— and you can see every bit of hard work and time that went into it. From the handmade wig, to the dress, and even Akali’s smoke bombs, Sweet Angel didn’t miss a beat.

Everything that you see was basically handmade. Sweet Angel sewed all of the fabrics together, stitched everything up, and made it tailored not only to herself, but true to life to Akali’s design.

She even designed Akali’s signature Kana, using EVA foam so she can carry it around without too much hassle.

She added every detail to the weapon like she did the costume too, from the leather handle all the way down to the marks and blemishes on the battle-worn blade.

The cosplay is so good that even the official League of Legends account couldn’t help but react. Sweet Angel got a retweet on the cosplay from the near five million follower account, and they don’t hand those out lightly.

As for her next cosplay, Sweet Angel hasn’t revealed her plans just yet. However, she’s got a few more shoots on the way, and if they’re anything like this Akali cosplay, they’ll be worth a gander.