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My Hero Academia cosplayer transforms into “bloodthirsty” Himiko Toga

Published: 24/Jul/2020 1:42 Updated: 24/Jul/2020 1:49

by Isaac McIntyre

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A My Hero Academia cosplayer has shared her perfect cosplay of blood-thirsty villain Himiko Toga. The costume looks so real, it almost feels like she’s about to burst out of the screen and take a bite out of you!

The super-popular anime series Boku no Hīrō Akademia, known as My Hero Academia to its western fans, tells the story of hero-obsessed Izuku Midoriya, who can’t become a superhero due to the fact he was born without a ‘quirk.’

That all changes when he meets All Might, the greatest superhero in the world, who gifts him a slice of his power. That puts him right in the path of a handful of terrifying villains, however, including fan-favorite Himiko Toga.

Himiko, who is first introduced in the show’s second season, is one of MHA’s main recurring villains. First, she tries to lure All Might to his death at a U.A. training camp. Then, alongside Twice, she fought against Midoriya and his friends in the Shie Hassaikai raid.

Toga’s defining trait ⁠— apart from her penance for licking up blood so she can shapeshift ⁠— is that she’s pretty wild. She’s in love with Midoriya and isn’t afraid to show it; a character trait cosplayer Mokie captured perfectly.

Himiko Toga is one of the main villains in My Hero Academia.
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Himiko Toga is a dangerous villain in My Hero Academia, despite her innocent look.

MHA cosplayer becomes villainous Himiko Toga

There’s one thing that always makes Himiko Toga stand out in a crowd; the huge metal teeth she wears around her neck. Mokie has designed the villain’s signature costume piece down to the finest details, even including flecks of blood.

The Dutch cosplay artist also made sure to add Himiko’s bright white shirt ⁠— stained, just a little, with blood ⁠— and her school skirt. Finally, she added Toga’s blood vials on each of her soldiers, with tubes running to each of them.

The pièce de résistance, however, was Mokie’s makeup and hair. She got the supervillain’s standout bone-white locks just right, which helped her bright yellow eyes pop even more. To top it all off, she was wearing Toga’s sharpened incisors.

 

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Oh Ochako, you got a crush on someone don’t you? WELL SO DO I, LOOK AT US, TWO LOVESICK GIRLS ??? Do I look creepy enough to be in a horror movie already smh ? So YAHYAH turns out some pictures were actually decent to spend time on editing, I’m relieved ? This stupid suit is so uncomfortable I swear, but I love Toga so much that I keep wearing it just to be her ? Hope cons will be starting up again soon so I can meet all y’all cutiepies!! Stabstab ?? Enjoy my post and have a good evening lads ? . . . #bnha #bnhacosplay #bokunoheroacademia #bokunoheroacademiacosplay #mhacosplay #mha #myheroacademiacosplay #myheroacademia #togahimiko #himikotoga #toga #himiko #togacosplay #togahimikocosplay #himikotogacosplay #togamyheroacademia #togabokunoheroacademia #cosplay #cosplaygirl #cosplayer #cosplaygirls #psycho #cosplayers #yandere #yanderecosplay

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Mokie “adores” being Himiko Toga

Mokie said she “loved being Toga for the day,” but admitted the hefty shoulder-based outfit was a “big challenge to make”. She told Dexerto, “Toga caught my attention the second she appeared in the anime! She’s so evil, in a cute way.”

“I wanted to cosplay her mainly because of her personality,” the cosplay model continued. “I’m very attracted to ‘yandere’ characters… she’s just so amazingly sweet and cute, but in reality, she’s a true bloodthirsty psychopath.”

Mokie also added the design was “awful to function in,” and that she didn’t wear the costume for too long because it can get “very claustrophobic”. She was very happy with the end result though, especially because she made it all from scratch.

“The neckpiece is made with black fabric, low-density foam and white spray paint to make the teeth,” she told Dexerto. “The metal pieces on my shoulders are painted spray cans, and the rest is tubes, bottles, and self-made cardboard pockets.”

 

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The Dutch cosplayer is far from the only artist to unveil a stunning take on one of the many My Hero Academia characters too. Just last week, Hendoart went viral as Mt Lady, and the week before Amnesiahaze set the internet ablaze as Shoto Todoroki.

All this My Hero Academia cosplay making you keen to watch the next season of the show? We know how you feel. Unfortunately, there’s a bit of a wait. Season 5 is officially in the works, however, and should be available to stream in mid-2021.

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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.

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.

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.

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.