My Hero Academia cosplayer shows off his villainous side as Dabi - Dexerto

My Hero Academia cosplayer shows off his villainous side as Dabi

Published: 16/Apr/2020 19:12 Updated: 22/Apr/2020 16:38

by Virginia Glaze


My Hero Academia Season 4 is in the books and fans are left waiting for further developments in the anime’s explosive storyline — but thankfully, cosplayers are here to fill the void in the meantime.

With Endeavor’s heart-pumping episode ringing out the season in an exciting way, fans are more desperate than ever for more content from one of the hottest ongoing anime series.

Thus, talented cosplayer “Emperor Cosplay” took matters into his own hands, bringing to life the League of Villain’s very own Dabi, an iconic antagonist with patchwork skin and a penchant for lighting things on fire.


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Dabi is a member of the League of Villains, able to summon destructive blue flames from his hands due to his powerful quirk.

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Considering the intricate details of Dabi’s design, Emperor Cosplay’s take on the character is impressively true to form, faithfully recreating his sewn-together skin with fake staples and purple body paint on his throat, eyes and chin.

Of course, he didn’t forget Dabi’s piercing blue eyes, disheveled black hair, nor his stylish street clothes, which he showed off in a series of photos via his Instagram account.

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League of villains – Dabi Here's the first pic from my Dabi shooting last weekend. It's definitely one of my favourites ✨ This time in full cosplay and proper makeup xD Getting into this character takes so much time. @bellatrysh helped me with the makeup and paint but it almost took us 3h >> I have no idea how to wear him on a con when I need almost 3h… we rly have to think about a solution to make it quicker cause we are both not ready to get up early just for the makeup on a con day, we prefer sleep ? And I rly wanna wear him on some cons x3 Dabi: Me Wig/? @bellatrysh ☆ Cosplay completely selfmade by us ☆ #dabi #dabicosplay #bnha #bnhacosplay #mha #mhacosplay #cosplay #bokunoheroacademia #touyatodoroki #bokunoheroacademiacosplay #myheroacademia #myheroacademiacosplay #leagueofvillains #cosplayphotography #sfxmakeup #todoroki #bnhaedit #bnhadabi #dabibnha

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The costumer also got creative and roughed up the character as though returning from battle, waiting for medical attention in a set that looks as if it were ripped directly from the show.


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Livin' in a villains paradies~ I rly love this dark setting. It suits the whole league so well x3 Imagine this pic as some roughed up bloody Dabi after a battle who's sewing his skin back together for the 100th time (I mean he is probably used to it but what is pain… I wonder if he even feels anything or if he's already used to it ><) @bellatrysh had a lot of fun pouring fake blood over me and messing up the bathroom… ? Getting the fake blood off of me and my hands afterwards was hell. I think it still stuck to my skin days after ? Dabi: Me ? @bellatrysh #dabi #dabicosplay #bnha #bnhacosplay #mha #mhacosplay #bokunoheroacademia #cosplay #bokunoheroacademiacosplay #bnhaedit #todoroki #touyatodoroki #leagueofvillains #blood #bnhadabi #myheroacademia #myheroacademiacosplay #cosplayphotography #dabibnha #sfxmakeup

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That’s not all: Emperor Cosplay also posed with fellow cosplayer “Bella Trysh,” who took on the guise of Shigaraki Tomura for a joint photo of the League of Villains’ top dogs as though they were casually posting up for the ‘Gram.

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Selfie time with the boss~ When we took Dabi pics @bellatrysh tested her Shigaraki makeup/cos and we took a few selfies at thr end (don't mind my wig, the styling was almost gone after 8h in this cos?) I rly love these too. We wanted to wear them together on EpicCon Sunday but as you know we couldn't go the second day (thsnk you storm)… so sad. We'd have loved to wear them. And now with all the cons cancelled I have no idea when we have a free spot to wear them on a con again ? We are both in bad need of a con. Just staying at home and not meeting our friends drives us slowly crazy >> Shigaraki: @bellatrysh Dabi: Me #shigadabi #dabi #tomura #dabicosplay #shigaraki #tomurashigaraki #cosplay #mha #shigarakitomura #bnha #bnhacosplay #mhacosplay #cosplayselfie #myheroacademiacosplay #touyatodoroki #tomuracosplay #leagueofvillains #shigarakicosplay #bokunoheroacademia #bokunoheroacademiacosplay #bnhaedit #todoroki #myheroacademia

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Dabi isn’t Emperor Cosplay’s only creation from My Hero Academia, either; in fact, he’s also created a costume for UA teacher and pro hero Eraser Head, perfectly recreating the character’s lax demeanor, unique visor, and signature red eyes due to his quirk.

Of course, he gave the instructor a casual vibe, too, showing Aizawa as he would appear off-duty and out of costume when not making his rounds in another series of photos.


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No matter what side they’re on, Emperor Cosplay has proven his abilities as a costumer for both Heroes and Villains, alike, able to transform at the flip of a switch — for all we know, he could be Himiko Toga in disguise!