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My Hero Academia Nejire cosplay shows why she’s the best in The Big 3

by Meg Bethany Koepp
Instagram: @penberly / Funimation

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An incredibly talented My Hero Academia cosplayer shared her take on Nejire Hado from The Big 3, and it’s so accurate it’s almost as though she’s stepped right out of the anime itself.

My Hero Academia blew a hole in the anime scene when it first debuted in 2016, as people fell in love with the show’s premise of superheroes and abilities called ‘quirks.’

It centers around Izuku Midoriya who is born quirkless, but inherits a power from the number one hero All Might, who then strives to become the best himself by attending U.A. High School.

The Big 3 are the school’s top three students, and one of them is Nejire Hado, a fan favourite. Cosplayer ‘Penberly’ decided to try her hand at creating an outfit based on the heroine, and shared her incredibly accurate take.

My Hero Academia’s Nejire comes to life

In the show, Nejire wears a skin-tight bodysuit for her hero costume, which has a high black collar placed along the neckline.

Not only does Penberly nail this perfectly, she also gets the arm wraps right, as well as the black bands around her legs, which really make it seem as though she’s come straight from the show and into real life.

What pulls the look together, though, is the heroine’s pastel purple hair, which reaches all the way down to her thighs, and also twists into two spiral horns on her head.

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Pen has also covered other characters from the show before too, such as Mina Ashido – a fellow classmate of Izuku Midoriya.

In her portrayal, the cosplayer pulls off Mina’s look perfectly with her pink skin, and alien-like eyes, which is rather fitting considering the character is known by her alias Ridley Hero: Alien Queen.

While the hero’s signature yellow horns aren’t visible, Pen more than makes up for it with the accurate wig, which is an almost one for one representation of Mina’s shaggy hair.

The California-based cosplayer’s work is a hit with fans, as she currently boasts almost 98,000 followers on her Instagram page as of the time of writing.

Not only does she cover My Hero Academia really well, Pen has also created outfits from hit games such as Overwatch, and other anime shows such as Dragon Ball Z and Fullmetal Alchemist.