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My Hero Academia cosplayer shapeshifts into perfect Himiko Toga

Published: 5/Feb/2020 16:01 Updated: 5/Feb/2020 16:37

by Matt Porter


My Hero Academia is an anime full of exciting and likable heroes, but one of the show’s villains has captured the imagination of fans, with cosplayer Sanny showing her appreciation for Himiko Toga with a perfect version of the character.

The anime centers around the story of Izuku Midorya, and his quest to harness the legendary power known as All For One that granted him incredible superpowers. In a world where most have these abilities, known as Quirks, some become Heroes and use them for good, while others turn to a life of crime, much like Himiko Toga.


These villains intend to cause havoc and destruction across Japan, and while most villains hate the sight of a hero coming to apprehend them, Toga is the opposite, openly admitting she has a major crush on Midorya, even though his sole aim in life is to stop their villainous acts and protect civilians from harm just like his hero and mentor All Might.

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Himiko Toga is a dangerous villain, despite her innocent look.

Cosplayer captures Himiko Toga

The antagonist was first introduced in the second season of My Hero Academia, linking up with the notorious League of Villians as they plotted to attack All Might and U.A. High School, where heroes-in-training study and hone their craft before heading out to the streets as fully-fledged protectors. The sinister schoolgirl’s quirk allows her to shapeshift into anyone, but there’s a terrifying catch to how her power works.


Unlike others, Himiko Toga requires something to make her quirk activate, and that’s the blood of the person she is hoping to transform into. Once she drinks it, she’s able to take their shape for a short time, with the more she consumes meaning the longer she can hold their look before her powers wane and she returns to her normal form.

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When she isn’t devouring the blood of heroes and taking their shape though, Toga dresses like a schoolgirl, wearing a blue sailors shirt under a beige cardigan, completing the look with a red handkerchief tied around her neck. Sanny captures the outfit perfectly, and even managed to incorporate the same messy buns on the side of her had, just like Toga herself, capturing the villain’s look with ease.


Sanny isn’t the first cosplayer to style themselves after the creepy, yet weirdly likable, villain, as others chose to show her off in her incredible headgear which she uses to store the blood of her enemies, while another incredible look chilled fans of the show, smearing blood over her face fresh after capturing some of the red liquid from an unsuspecting victim.

Himiko Toga remains a major part of the show’s story, which is now in its fourth season and is being simulcast in both English and Japanese for the first time.


One Piece cosplayer sails the seas as Trafalgar Law with female twist

Published: 8/Oct/2020 18:56

by Brent Koepp


A One Piece cosplayer went viral after sharing a stunning transformation into Trafalgar Law. The talented artist brought the pirate captain to life with an incredible female twist. 

Ever since its debut in 1997, One Piece continues to be one of the most iconic series from Japan. Decades later, the pirate-themed anime and manga are still getting new chapters.


Celebrating the iconic franchise, prolific cosplayer Krissy ‘sparkle_stache‘ shared her Trafalgar Law costume. The artist’s unique spin on the Surgeon of Death will be sure to leave fans in awe.

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The medical pirate is one of the most popular characters in One Piece.

Cosplayer creates incredible female Trafalgar Law costume

While One Piece mainly focuses on protagonist Monkey D. Luffy, the popular anime has an extremely diverse cast of characters. One of the most beloved is Trafalgar Law, who is the captain of the Heart Pirates.


Bringing him to life, cosplayer sparkle_stache transformed into the character in a post on Instagram. Photographer ‘jhaasphoto‘ captured the artist re-creating the pirate’s signature pose while holding his cursed sword named Kikoku.

Sparkle faithfully depicted the character’s outfit, which includes his white northern-style fur hat, as well as the iconic heart tattoo that is inked across his chest.

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In another shot posted to social media, the cosplayer gave viewers a better look at all the details that went into creating her One Piece costume. She even drew letters on the back of her fingers to spell out ‘DEATH’ to mimic his hand tattoo.

Channeling the cutthroat’s personality, she grabs the tip of her fur cap while holding their weapon by her side. This is easily one of the best takes we’ve ever seen of the Heart Pirate.


Despite releasing decades ago, One Piece still continues to be one of the most popular mangas in Japan. Its anime adaptation has turned into a worldwide phenomena.

The story is so beloved that Netflix is planning on making it into a live-action drama show with series creator Eiichiro Oda. For everything we know so far about the project, check out our guide here.