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My Hero Academia cosplayer becomes number one hero as genderbent Deku

Published: 22/Apr/2020 8:58

by Isaac McIntyre

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My Hero Academia’s main character and the aspiring future symbol of peace for the world Izuku ‘Deku’ Midoriya was brought to life by cosplayer Dianamaster in a perfect outfit with an incredible genderbent twist.

My Hero Academia is without a doubt one of the most popular anime series in the world. The 2016 show follows the story of Izuku Midoriya, who is bestowed a ‘quirk’ ⁠— a superpower ⁠— by the world’s number one hero All Might.

Midoriya, who claims the mantle of “Deku” after learning to control his powers at UA High, is on a quest to become the new symbol of peace. He might not be there yet ⁠— Season 5 is still on the horizon ⁠— but Dianamaster’s cosplay comes pretty close.

Izuku Midoriya is the main character in the mega-popular My Hero Academia anime series.
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Izuku Midoriya is the main character in the mega-popular My Hero Academia anime series.

Izuku Midoriya cosplay: Full cowling!

In the show, Deku bases his hero costume off All Might’s silver-age outfit, complete with the No.1 hero’s peaked haircut. While the Spanish cosplayer may have skipped the bunny-like cowl Midoriya wears, she got the rest just right.

The standout features are Midoriya’s battle-ready white gloves, and his bold red boots and belt, all of which he wears in the first four seasons of the show. The cosplay also created a perfect copy of his deep blue jumpsuit.

No Deku cosplay would be complete without his padded leg guards. After breaking his arms in a battle against the League of Villains, he had to create a ‘Shoot Style’. Dianamaster adds the new pads to round out her costume.

Finally, the cosplay’s centerpiece stands out in the middle of the photo, bright and bold ⁠— the green mop of hair Midoriya sports from the anime’s very first episode. With Izuku’s freckles added in, Diana’s cosplay was complete.

 

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The Spanish model clearly loves dressing up as Midoriya too. Her Instagram page is filled with recreations of iconic MHA scenes, including Deku’’s first meeting with villainous Himiko Toga, and his first argument with Sir Nighteye.

Diana admitted Deku is her “all-time favorite My Hero Academia character.”  She revealed on Instagram she was “so excited to be able to keep Midoriya’s hair-style” because everyone is staying home. Maybe we’ll even see more cosplay shoots?

 

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My Hero Academia’s fourth season just finished for viewers who prefer the show’s Japanese version. The wait goes on for English-dubbed fans, however, after the anglicized edition fell behind in late March. Episodes are still airing.

While you wait, keep yourself entertained with more brilliant MHA cosplays! League of Villain members Himiko Toga and Dabi are both popular picks. There’s also been some amazing takes on Camie Utsushimi and Ochako Uraraka too.

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My Hero Academia cosplayer steals the spotlight as colossal Mt. Lady

Published: 23/Jan/2021 6:39

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Mt. Lady loves being the center of attention in My Hero Academia, but a talented cosplayer has stolen the spotlight from her with a colossal transformation that popped off hard on social media.

Yu Takeyama, better known as Mt. Lady, isn’t one of the central characters in My Hero Academia. She isn’t even in the top ten professional hero rankings. However, she is still ranked highly, coming in at Number 23.

But what she lacks in rank, she makes up for in size. Mt. Lady’s quirk, Gigantification, allows her to become 20 meters tall. It makes her stick out like a sore thumb, which she loves since she’s obsessed with the idea of fame and money.

Still, despite her materialistic ambitions and imperfections, she’s a true hero at heart. Her strength and size have come in handy multiple times, and she’s helped saved countless lives.

My Hero Academia Mt. Lady cosplay
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Mt. Lady’s quirk makes her as tall as some buildings.

If Mt. Lady existed in real life, there’s no doubt she’d spend a lot of time posing in her hero outfit on social media. However, if that was her game, she’d definitely lose to a cosplayer named Sara Mei Kasai.

Sara has a little less than a million followers on Instagram, which is insane. But her cosplays are so good, every time she posts one, the numbers keep on climbing. Now, she’s outdone herself with a phenomenal Mt. Lady cosplay, and her fans love it.

“A NEW COSPLAY? YES! IT’S MT LADY!” she wrote. “Do you prefer pic 1 or 2? I couldn’t choose.”

 

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Sara stole the spotlight in the outfit. She captured every detail, from the purple, white, and orange skintight bodysuit with three diamond-shaped dots, to the purple gloves, mask, and horns. And let’s not forget about the blonde hair. Mt. Lady herself would be impressed.

But while fans were busy trying to decide which of the two pictures they preferred, she posted another one. It was a before-and-after shot of the transformation and provided a more zoomed out perspective.

 

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The two posts have almost 80,000 likes between them, which is impressive. However, it seems like just another day’s work for the talented cosplayer.

Sara has set the bar high for other Mt. Lady cosplayers to follow. She deserves to be in the spotlight for making this piece look so good, and she’ll undoubtedly remain there for quite some time.