Cosplay

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

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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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.

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!

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League cosplayer comes out from the shadows as amazing Akali

Published: 23/Oct/2020 8:05

by Andrew Amos

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Ever seen a League of Legends cosplay so good that Riot can’t help but share it with the world? Well, now you have, with Sweet Angel’s take on Akali taking League players by storm.

Akali is one of League of Legends’ most popular characters to cosplay. Whether it be her default skin, or the mega-popular K/DA variant, people love to show off as the Ionian assassin.

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However, few manage to grab the eyes of Riot as much as Sweet Angel. The talented Italian cosplayer decided to take on Akali as her most recent project, and while the costume looks simple, it was anything but.

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Akali is one of the most popular League champions to cosplay, but few catch the eyes of Riot.

“I thought it was a simple costume, but it required a lot more attention and time than I thought,” she told fans on her website.

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It took Sweet Angel about 100 hours all up to create the Akali cosplay ⁠— and you can see every bit of hard work and time that went into it. From the handmade wig, to the dress, and even Akali’s smoke bombs, Sweet Angel didn’t miss a beat.

Everything that you see was basically handmade. Sweet Angel sewed all of the fabrics together, stitched everything up, and made it tailored not only to herself, but true to life to Akali’s design.

She even designed Akali’s signature Kana, using EVA foam so she can carry it around without too much hassle.

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She added every detail to the weapon like she did the costume too, from the leather handle all the way down to the marks and blemishes on the battle-worn blade.

The cosplay is so good that even the official League of Legends account couldn’t help but react. Sweet Angel got a retweet on the cosplay from the near five million follower account, and they don’t hand those out lightly.

As for her next cosplay, Sweet Angel hasn’t revealed her plans just yet. However, she’s got a few more shoots on the way, and if they’re anything like this Akali cosplay, they’ll be worth a gander.

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