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My Hero Academia cosplayer puts stunning female twist on Red Riot

Published: 5/Jun/2020 16:23

by Matt Porter

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A My Hero Academia cosplayer has shown off their incredible take on one of the anime’s strongest characters, creating an incredible version of the stone hero Eijrou Kirishima with an awesome female twist.

My Hero Academia follows the story of Izuku Midoriya and his fellow Class 1-A students at U.A. High School, as they learn to harness and improve their superpowers known as Quirks in their quest to become professional heroes, save the lives of the general public, and take down the evil League of Villains.

While the story mainly focuses on Izuku, viewers meet tons of interesting heroes along the way, all with their own unique backstory. For many Kirishima, who is also known as Red Riot, may not have been a particularly enthralling character throughout the first three seasons, but became a fan favorite in the first arc of Season Four, overcoming devastating injuries to fight off a gang of crooks and save his mentor Fat Gum.

Kirishima using his Hardening quirk in My Hero Academia.
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Kirishima’s quirk allows him to harden his body into rock.

While Kirishima may not have the flashiest or most spectacular Quirk, he certainly can’t be counted out in any battle, with his ability allowing him to turn himself into rock, which can be used to deflect attacks, or just to smash his enemies into submission when he uses it as part of his offensive arsenal.

With a tough superpower, and an even tougher will to do good, it’s no surprise that Red Riot has become a popular character to cosplay, and ‘miikhydeafening‘ has created an unbelievable female version.

Miikhy has created the perfect version of the character, complete with his gear-shaped shoulder pads and fiery red hair. She’s even wearing a perfect replica of his interesting black mask, which makes his face look like jagged rock even when his Quirk isn’t activated, just like the troll-like Oni creature seen in Japanese folklore.

My Hero Academia continues to be a smash hit around the world, as viewers continue to tune-in in their droves to watch the story of Izuku Midoriya and his classmates as they become pro heroes, and take on the evil League of Villains.

The fourth series of the popular anime came to a dramatic conclusion in April 2020, but fans will need to be patient for the next chapter, as no release date for a fifth season has been confirmed.

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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.