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My Hero Academia cosplayer shows off explosive dark side turn for Bakugo

Published: 31/Jan/2020 1:09

by Dustin Steiner


My Hero Academia’s explosive hero Bakugo traditionally wears a slick green, black, and orange getup, but what if he strayed towards the darker side? Cosplayer Ovsyan_art gave us the answer. 

Bakugo might be known as Deku’s rival in My Hero Academia, but he’s been kidnapped before by the League of Villians in an effort to eventually turn him evil.

And what better way to denote this in the anime and manga than a costume switch to darker colors? This change could take away the bright greens and oranges and switching to a more “evil” red and black.

Bakugo’s fiery personality means that he could have gone either way in becoming a hero or villain, something the League of Villians was looking to exploit.

Of course, all of this lands firmly in what-if territory, as Bakugo was rescued by the heroes in training of class 1A. This incident was the same one that All Might went on to lose his powers against One for All, as he defeated the villain and was able to imprison him, but not without completely burning out his abilities.

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The cosplay from Ovysan_art actually seems to depict a sort of action figure color variant, something that’s discernable through his somewhat unchanging expression and the plastic look of the cosplay.

While color variants are something very popular in comic books, we think the red and black would actually suit a villainous turn more than say, a stealth suit or some other reason for the costume switch.

All of Bakugo’s equipment, including his Grenadier Bracers that store his nitroglycerin-like sweat, improvised grenades, and his “lethal” knee pads are fully represented in this cosplay.

Ovsyan_art also has cosplayed a number of other characters, including Ed from Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and continues to produce brilliant works of photography mixed with his costumes.

While time will tell if Bakugo ultimately chooses to be a hero and continue his quest for number one or turn down a darker path, it’s fun to imagine what he might look like if he chooses the latter.


My Hero Academia cosplayer attends U.A. High as Ochako Uraraka

Published: 28/Oct/2020 17:49

by Brent Koepp


A My Hero Academia cosplayer went viral on Instagram after sharing her true-to-life take on popular character Ochako Uraraka. The artist’s incredibly detailed outfit perfectly captures the heroine’s school look.

My Hero Academia originally made it debut as a manga, though it was its anime adaptation in 2016 that made it a cultural phenomena. Viewers around the world couldn’t get enough of its story about a high school that trains teenagers with superpowers called quirks. 

A cosplayer made waves on social media after bringing one of the show’s most popular characters, Ochako Uraraka, to life. The skilled artist depicts the character’s school spirit with stunning costumes that will be sure to leave fans of the series in awe.

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The bubbly heroine is one of the most popular characters in the 2016 anime.

My Hero Academia cosplayer pulls off perfect Uraraka school look

The anime largely focuses on the students of Class 1-A. One of the most beloved characters in the series is the lovable Ochako. The heroine has the ability to manipulate gravity, and can float in the air.

Bringing the anime protagonist to life, cosplayer ‘alexy_sky_’ shared her epic My Hero Academia costume. The artist posed as Uraraka in her U.A. High school uniform which she wears throughout the show.

Alexy perfectly mirrored the character’s gray blazer jacket, as well as the red tie that sits on top of her white shirt. The outfit is full of details, from the blue-green stripe trimming, to the golden buttons. 


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In another shot posted to social media, the cosplayer re-created Ochako’s signature pose by holding her hand out. In the series, the character’s quirk allows her to make anything she touches weightless – including foes.


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As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Alexy also created the student’s blue and white patterned gym school uniform as well. Not only are the cosplayer’s costumes insanely accurate, she also nails the character’s look – capturing her short and pointy eyebrows, as well as her bob haircut.


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Despite making its anime debut back in 2016, My Hero Academia has continued to explode in popularity around the world. The show’s diverse cast of colorful characters has made it a massive hit.

The animated adaptation wrapped up its fourth arc in April. Those wanting to watch the series can catch all episodes on Funimation and Crunchyroll. For everything we know about Season 5, check out our guide here.