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My Hero Academia puts incredible female spin on Izuku Midoriya

Published: 18/Jul/2020 21:00

by Brent Koepp


A My Hero Academia cosplayer went viral after bringing the show’s protagonist Izuku Midoriya to life with a female twist. The artist’s creative portrayal of the anime character will leave fans stunned. 

My Hero Academia made shockwaves with its epic 2016 debut, and has since become a cultural phenomena. Viewers from around the world can’t get enough of its story about a high school that trains teens with superpowers called quirks.


A talented artist went viral after sharing her transformation into anime lead Izuku Midoriya’s alter ego, Deku. Her creative costume gives the beloved green-haired character a female spin, and is one of the best things you will see all week.

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Izuku Midoriya is the leader protagonist in the 2016 hit anime My Hero Academia.

My Hero Academia cosplayer’s female Midoriya

The popular anime centers on protagonist Izuku Midoriya whose dream is to protect those in need. Unfortunately for the lovable character, he’s born quirkless. However, his fate changes when the world’s number one hero All Might decides to pass on his powers to him.


Prolific cosplayer ‘Sparkle Stache‘ transformed into Deku, bringing him to life with a creative female twist. Photographer ‘‘ captured her striking a pose in the character’s green and black hero uniform which she cleverly re-imagined into a bodysuit.

In the show, Midoriya has short messy green hair, which Sparkle perfectly captured with her wavy green locks that fall to her shoulders.The artist looks ready to jump into battle as she holds up Izuku’s metal mouth guard to mirror the hero’s fighting stance.


In another shot taken by ‘camizzleful_photography‘, the cosplayer shows off her full costume. Her re-creation of the protagonist’s uniform is full of details, from the red pouches and belt that hang around her waist, to the life-size prop re-creation of his black shin guards.


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As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Sparkle also creatively brought Izuku’s ‘One For All’ quirk to life by using light up shoes. The footwear mimics the green energy that shoots out of him when he powers up.  In the series, his eyes also start to glow, which the artist incredibly pulled off .


My Hero Academia originally made its debut in 2014 as a manga in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. However, it exploded in popularity with its anime adaption by studio Bones. The animation recently wrapped up its fourth arc in April.

For everything we know so far about its fifth season return, check out our guide here. Those wanting to catch up in time can watch all episodes on streaming services Crunchyroll and Funimation.


Attack on Titan cosplayer is ready for battle as Mikasa Ackerman

Published: 12/Oct/2020 13:12 Updated: 12/Oct/2020 19:17

by Matt Porter


Attack on Titan Season 4 is just around the corner, and a talented fan of the show has shown off their incredible take on the Survey Corps’ Mikasa Ackerman, bringing the character to life in stunning detail.

Since its debut back in 2013, fans across the globe have been enamored with the story of Eren Yeager and Mikasa, who become refugees when one of the giant humanoid creatures known as Titans breached the walls that protected humanity and killed Eren’s mother.


Determined to destroy the creatures who killed his family, Eren vowed to join the Scout Regiment and head out beyond the walls to kill every Titan he saw, and free humanity from the threat for good. Mikasa, who made a vow as a child to protect him always after he saved her life, quickly followed him, and the inseparable pair joined the war together.

Talented with a sword in her hand, and an expert at swinging through towns or forests using her ODM gear, Mikasa is one of the most feared and dangerous members of the Scouts. Despite her personality sometimes leading others to think she is cold or standoffish, Mikasa is a true fan-favorite, thanks to her incredible skill and her undying love for Eren. She’s so popular in fact, that she has become the most cosplayed character from the series.

Mikasa fighting in Attack on Titan.
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Mikasa is one of the most powerful characters in the popular anime.

Cosplayer ‘jeisuzukii‘ brought the character to life in stunning detail, capturing the Scout’s black hair perfectly, and making sure to wear the iconic red scarf that she is rarely seen without, and has become a staple of any good Mikasa cosplay.

She is also wearing the recognizable brown leather jacket that anyone who is part of the Survey Corps wears, complete with the Scouts’ recognizable logo, a pair of white and blue wings known as the ‘Wings of Freedom,’ a symbol of hope that they make escape the tyranny of the Titans.

The cosplay is truly stunning and looks like it was lifted straight out of the anime. If a live-action Attack on Titan was ever commissioned, it would be no surprise if it looked exactly like this.


Attack on Titan’s third season ended with a blockbuster revelation about the origin of the Titans and the war that the Scouts have waged for hundreds of years, leaving fans desperately waiting for the final season of the show.

The good news is that the fourth season of the anime is still set in fall 2020, with the teaser trailer released in late May.