My Hero Academia cosplayer stuns as Izuku Midoriya with a female spin - Dexerto

My Hero Academia cosplayer stuns as Izuku Midoriya with a female spin

Published: 28/Jun/2020 20:04 Updated: 29/Jun/2020 18:57

by Brent Koepp


A My Hero Academia cosplayer went viral when she shared her adorable take on Izuku Midoriya. The artist’s unique female twist on the anime protagonist will warm fans’ hearts.

My Hero Academia made its epic debut in 2016, and became an absolute cultural phenomena. Millions of viewers from around the world connected with its story about a high school that trains teenagers with superpowers called ‘quirks.’

A talented artist shared a mind-blowing transformation into the show’s popular lead Izuku Midoriya. The cosplayer’s creative twist on the green-haired anime character, originally made by ‘alyssandriacosplay’, is one of the best things MHA fans will ever see.

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The 2016 hero anime continues to be a worldwide phenomena.

MHA cosplayer brings Midoriya to life

In the anime, protagonist Midoriya desperately wants to grow up to have powers, but is unfortunately born quirkless. However things change when the Number One Pro Hero All Might passes on his All For One quirk on to him, making him his successor.

Cosplayer ‘ellsnyx‘ shared her adorable transformation into the character on Instagram, wearing a female twist of Izuku’s uniform made by ‘alyssandriacosplay‘. Photographer ‘amiephotos‘ captured the artist striking a heroic pose.

Ells perfectly depicts the character’s green messy hair with the help of a detailed wig by ‘ardawigs‘. In the series, the students of U.A. High get to choose their hero uniform, which she wears in the form of tracksuit top that leads into a skirt.

In another shot taken by ‘artistictherapy‘, the cosplayer holds on to her prop mask, as she mimics Midoriya’s pose from the show. The amazing face guard was created by ‘jaximusgt‘, and is a perfect replica to the one in the series.

As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Ells also faithfully re-created a scene from the series when Midoriya channels his All for One quirk through his finger. In the first season, the character’s power is so strong, he has to limit to a single digit.

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Swipe for silly ‼️ Finally I can tell you that I have cosplayed something from My Hero Academia. (Thank you @motokijordan for making me watch it :3) Deku is definitely my favorite from BNHA, and he definitely made a mark on my cold, dead heart. SOOO… here we are!! I’m definitely happy with this cosplay, and I already can’t wait to improve it. ? • cosplay made by @alyssaraecosplay mask by @jaximusgt wig is a CL Hansel in Olive by @ardawigs contacts from @uniqso • • • • #dekucosplay #izukumidoriya #deku #femdeku #izukumidoriyacosplay #femdekucosplay #myheroacademia #bokunohero #cosplay #cosplaygirl #cosplaymodel #anime #animegirl

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The stunning picture gives fans a closer look at the amount of work that went into the cosplayer creating the anime hero’s look. This is easily one of the best portrayals we’ve seen of the green-haired protagonist.

My Hero Academia originally made its debut as a manga in 2014, although it truly exploded in popularity with its anime adaption by studio Bones. For everything we know about Season 5, check out our guide here.

Those looking to see what all the hype is about can jump into the show right now. All episodes can be watched on streaming services Crunchyroll and Funimation.


Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer masters waterbending as Katara 

Published: 27/Oct/2020 6:34 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 6:45

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Avatar: The Last Airbender has many characters that fans wish existed in real life, but one cosplayer took matters into her own hands and became Katara herself with a mind-blowing cosplay.

Katara is one of the most beloved characters in Avatar: The Last Airbender. Fans are drawn to her kind and compassionate personality and the fact she’s more mature than the others. 

It’s no surprise, then, that she often acts as the mother of the group. Katara is the cornerstone that others fall back on throughout their trials and tribulations, and she always knows the right thing to say.

However, Katara is more than a typical matriarchal archetype.

She undergoes an incredible transformation as the series progresses. She learns and grows as a person, but she also masters water-bending and becomes one of the strongest characters in the show.

Still, despite all that, and despite being tested and pushed to the edge herself, she never loses sight of who she is. Katara remains true to herself, and the characteristics that define her never fade.

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Katara becomes the most powerful water-bender in the show.

Unfortunately, words aren’t always enough to convince people how awesome a character is. Sometimes you need to see it to believe it.

That’s exactly what a popular cosplayer named lux_lisa_ has done. She teamed up with s.photography_b and together, they brought Katara to life in the real world — let’s just say, the results were absolutely stunning.


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Lux_lisa_ looks perfect from head to toe. Everything from the hair, the eyes, the outfit, the wrist-guards, and the pose is spot on. The photography is top-notch too. However, what makes this cosplay all-the-more special is the wonderful water-bending effect.

It’s hard to believe since it looks so good, but s.photography_b claims it wasn’t photoshopped at all. Instead, it was made possible thanks to a little help from some friends.

Two of them synchronized throwing buckets of water, while lux_lisa_ posed to her heart’s desire and s.photography_b snapped shot after shot. It was an awesome team effort and one that would make Team Avatar proud.

The cosplay and effect combination looks even more impressive in a second shot. It even includes what looks like an ice-cave in the background. 


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Katara is one of the most popular characters in Avatar: The Last Airbender. Naturally, that means cosplays pop up left, right, and center and they’re all brilliant in their own right.

However, it’s hard to find one that captures the art of water-bending so elegantly. And it’s even harder to find one that does so without adding an after-effect on photoshop.

Still, as awesome as the effect is, let’s not take away from the fact that lux_lisa_ wore the outfit to perfection. At the end of the day, cosplays are more about the outfits themselves, and Lisa’s certainly was incredible!