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My Hero Academia cosplayer transforms into sinister Himiko Toga

Published: 10/Mar/2020 15:05

by Matt Porter

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While My Hero Academia is full of likable heroes, one villain has continuously captured the imagination of viewers with Himiko Toga becoming a fan favorite, as shown in this incredible cosplay of the anime’s character.

My Hero Academia follows the story of Izuku Midoriya, a young boy born without a superpower in a world full of superheroes and villains. After inheriting the legendary quirk known as One For All from his hero All-Might, he started to attend U.A. High School to hone his powers as he trains to become a professional hero, determined to use his newly-gained powers to become the new symbol of peace.

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Of course, not everyone wants to use their powers for good of humanity, much like Himiko Toga who was first introduced during the anime’s second season, who loves to cause trouble whenever and wherever she can, while also harboring a strong crush on Midoriya, someone she should be determined to take down permanently.

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Himiko Toga may look cute – but don’t let her appearance fool you.

Cosplayer shows off perfect Himiko Toga

Heavily linked to the League of Villians, Toga‘s first appearance in My Hero Academia came as part of a plot to attack All Might and the students of Class 1-A before they got a chance to become too powerful and work together to take their shady organization down permanently.

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The sinister schoolgirl comes with a terrifying quirk of her own too, one unlike anything else we’ve seen in the world so far. Her power allows her to shapeshift into a perfect replica of anyone she pleases, but there’s a dark catch to this power. To do so, she needs to drink the blood of her desired target, with the more she consumes allowing her to hold the form for longer before her powers eventually wane and she returns back to her normal self.

Cosplayer CoinOp’s take on the character is incredible, wearing a costume designed and created by Opie. The sinister look sees CoinOp brandishing a knife in front of her massive headgear, a mouth that covers her neck and chin complete with bottles to collect and store the blood of her enemies. The costume is perfect, dressed in the same beige cardigan that the character is often seen sporting, and finishing the look off with the red handkerchief that always hangs around her neck.

Even though she’s a villain, plenty of cosplayers choose to dress up as the creepy yet weirdly likable character, who spends most of her time trying to antagonize and destroy the class of U.A. High School.

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Himiko Toga is still a major part of the show, and can be seen through Season 4, which is currently being dualcast in both Japanse and English.

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

Published: 8/Oct/2020 18:56

by Brent Koepp

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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.

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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.

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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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ROOM! 🧊 SO I'm offically all caught up with One Piece. It's such an emotional time I tell you 😭😭 I SWEAR I WILL CONVINCE AT LEAST ONE PERSON TO WATCH ONE PIECE DURING THIS QUARENTINE!!! ALSO Holy balls thank you guys so much for 40k I will plan out a fun giveaway very soon! I cant wait to get back to work on cosplays now that I'm just about fully recovered! OH Im also posting this full set over on OnlyFanzzz 💙 Link is in my highlights. THANK YOU ALL GO WATCH ONE PIECE ☠ . . 📷 @jhaasphoto . . #law #lawcosplay #trafalgar #trafalgarcosplay #trafalgarlaw #trafalgarlawcosplay #lawgenderbend #doctor #opopfruit #onepiece #heartpirates #onepiececosplay #onepiecegenderbend #watchonepiece #pirateslifeforme

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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.

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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.