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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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Mortal Kombat cosplayer breaks the ice with amazing Sub-Zero outfit

Published: 19/Jan/2021 11:22 Updated: 19/Jan/2021 11:28

by Lauren Bergin

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Mortal Kombat is one of the gaming universe’s most iconic franchises and has recently acquired its own movie. One cosplayer has chosen to celebrate in style by transforming into the icy Sub-Zero.

If there’s one franchise that almost every gamer knows about it’s Mortal Kombat. The iconic fighting game has spawned a loyal fanbase, as well as a host of spinoff media, including the 2021 movie of the same name.

The game has even been picked up by sugar free energy drink behemoths GFUEL, who have created 11 unique flavors are inspired by the title’s main characters.

Just in time for the movie dropping on April 16, one fan has created an insane cosplay that will leave you feeling a little chilly.

Mortal Kombat Movie 2021 Sub-Zero
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Joe Taslim brings the iconic character to life in the new movie.

Sub-Zero cosplay brings in the Ice Shower

Sub-Zero has become one of the game’s most popular characters. The Chinese cryomancer has the power to bend ice to his will, making him a pretty fierce opponent.

Polish cosplayer Cyprian has brought Sub-Zero into the real world with an amazing series of cosplay images. One of these shows him channelling some inner peace while contemplating how best to pull off the perfect fatality as the ice bender.

Seen sporting the character’s deep navy samurai style armor, coupled with the Oni style mask that covers the bottom half of his face, we really wouldn’t want to run into him in the middle of a frosty winter forest.

It’s not just the outfit that makes Cyprian stand out above other cosplayers, it’s his menacing attitude that makes him the perfect Sub-Zero.

 

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Cyprian as some fun as Sub-Zero

When he’s not glaring into the camera though, the Pole is making the Mortal Kombat assassin into an almost lovable character.

One of the best images from the series is of him recreating the classic high kicks that are seen throughout the series, and in turn have become one of the images fans are most familiar with.

 

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A second video shows him dancing away to ‘Ice Ice Baby,’ and considering it has garnered an astounding 2k likes, it’s safe to say fans want to drop the beat with Cyprian’s Sub-Zero.

 

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The attention to detail in this cosplay is amazing. With the upcoming movie and awesome art like this, we can’t wait to see if  Cyprian brings us any more Mortal Kombat cosplays.

We’d love to see Scorpion, the series’ resurrected Ninja, get down to ‘Rock You Like a Hurricane.’ Why? Because he’s a Scorpion after all!