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My Hero Academia cosplayer turns into terrifying Himiko Toga

Published: 19/Apr/2020 13:06

by Matt Porter

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My Hero Academia may focus on the story of Izuku Midoroya and his quest to use his powers to save people, but one of the anime’s villains has become one of the most popular characters to cosplay, with one fan showing off a frightening take on Himiko Toga.

Deku is a young man born without a quirk, who dreams of becoming a professional hero like his idol All Might. After gaining the legendary power of One For All from the “Symbol of Peace” himself, Midoriya enrolls at U.A. High School to learn how to control his new abilities under the tutelage of the man who has been his hero ever since he was a child.

While he meets other students with incredible and powerful quirks, Izuku quickly finds himself involved in crazy fights against the League of Villains, and while they may be the bad guys, few characters have captured the imaginations of fans around the world quite like the sinister schoolgirl, Himiko Toga.

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Himiko Toga is a dangerous villain, despite her innocent look.

The antagonist first appeared during the second season of the anime, linking up with the League of Villains to launch an attack on U.A. High, designed to take down All Might once and for all. While she may not look particularly frightening, the young woman has a truly sinister side that matches her Shapeshifting quirk perfectly, an ability that seems to be fairly harmless until you learn how she activates it.

Unlike other powers in the My Hero Academia world, Toga needs something to make her powers work the blood of the person she intends to shapeshift into. Himiko takes great pleasure in procuring the red liquid she needs to go do, often seen carrying around a knife to cut potential targets, and even wears vials around her neck to collect it in so she can save it for later. Despite all this, she remains one of the most popular characters to cosplay, and Instagram user ‘snailcos’ has shown off her amazing take on the character.

Snailcos is clearly a fan of the show and displayed her attention to detail with her amazing cosplay of the character. Her hair is pulled up into the same messy blonde buns that the character is often seen wearing, and looks ready for battle with her frightening headgear, a large set of teeth that are splattered with the blood of someone who was unfortunate enough to cross paths with her.

Her outfit is perfect too, wearing the same beige cardigan as Himiko, a red handkerchief tied around her neck, and a blue pleated skirt just like the character. The menacing look is completed by holding a knife in her right hand, looking like she’s ready to pounce and draw some blood for her next transformation.

Since it’s release in 2016, My Hero Academia has become a fan-favorite across the globe, and for the first time ever, was dual broadcasted in both English and Japanese so viewers across the planet could catch all the action at the same time.

While the Japanese version of the season is now complete, the English-dubbed edition fell behind in late March, but new episodes are now releasing again every week as the fourth chapter comes to a close.

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Attack on Titan cosplayer hacks and slashes into battle as Eren Yeager 

Published: 2/Dec/2020 7:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Attack on Titan’s Eren Yeager is a popular choice among cosplayers, but a recent effort re-created the character perfectly, and the pictures have gone viral. 

Attack on Titan is one of the darkest and strangest mainstream animes in recent times. However, that hasn’t stopped it from becoming an incredibly popular smash-hit. If anything, it’s probably the reason why.

Nobody ever thought they’d be into a story about human soldiers locked into a battle with over-sized human-looking monsters called Titans who eat people.

Yet, here we all are, and we’re hooked. 

Attack on Titan has many interesting characters, but it revolves around Eren Yeager, the main protagonist. He started as an impulsive and hardheaded peasant with a burning despite to help eliminate Titans.

But he quickly grew into a capable member of the Scout Regiment and even stumbled upon a special power of his own. For that reason, he’s become a fan-favorite among fans and cosplayers alike.

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Eren Yeager is the main protagonist in Attack on Titan.

A cosplayer named Noah Lance decided to step into Eren Yeager’s boots. They’re massive ones to fill, but he did such a great job, the photos have gone viral. The pictures have already generated almost 10,000 likes on Instagram.

“I hate people when they’re not polite,” he said, in reference to one of Eren Yeager’s quotes from the show. “If you end up on my table, then it serves you right.”

 

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Noah’s outfit looks like the real deal. It has everything from the khaki-colored shirt, brown belt, brown straps to a replica necklace. The dual swords are the best feature, though, and they round it off nicely.

There’s also a second shot that provides a more zoomed-out view of the boots, straps, and pants. Noah’s definitely put in a lot of attention to detail, and it shows.

“And I’m hoping that you will see yourself like I see you,” he said.

 

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Attack on Titan can be dark and grueling at times, but it still provides endless opportunities for fans and cosplayers to shine. Noah’s Eren Yeager cosplay is a testament to that.

The fourth and final series kicks off on December 7.

It marks the beginning of the end for the show, but there’s no doubt Attack on Titan fans will be in for a roller-coaster ride along the way.