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My Hero Academia’s Froppy leaps to life in amazing cosplay

Published: 22/Jan/2020 16:15 Updated: 22/Jan/2020 16:19

by Matt Porter

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A My Hero Academia cosplayer captured the spirit of the anime’s frog-like hero Froppy with an incredibly accurate version of one of the franchise’s most popular characters.

The anime follows the students of U.A. High School and Izuka Midorya, as he attempts to harness the power of ‘One For All’, passed down through generations as he and his classmates train to become pro heroes, using their special superpowers known as Quirks to keep villains at bay.

One of the students in U.A.’s Class 1-A is Tsuyu Asui, a shy but lovable hero-in-training who’s quirk gives her the same abilities as those of a frog, allowing her to stick to walls, jump long distances, camouflage herself, and use her elasticated tongue to wrap up enemies trying to cause mayhem on the streets of Japan.

With Froppy capturing the hearts of My Hero Academia fans around the world, it’s no surprise that many want to cosplay and show their appreciation, and Kawaielli is the latest to show off their incredible take on the character.

Froppy wearing her hero attire in My Hero Academia.
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Froppy has become one of the most popular characters in the anime.

Kawaielli’s version of Froppy is truly incredible, with even the smallest details accounted for. The Russian cosplayer’s green hair is parted exactly like Asui’s, including the pointed fringe that comes over her forehead and sits on her nose, while the green line that snakes across her face is also present, following the same curvy line that the hero wears in the head of battle.

One of the most recognizable parts of Froppy‘s look is the giant gold goggles she wears on top of her head, and Kawaielli went all out on those. They even added the frog-like eye details to the lenses that she sports in Season 4, as she undertakes Hero-Work Studies alongside Uravity and Nejire Hado at Dragoon Hero Ryukyu’s agency.

Every detail is perfect in this cosplay, with the Russian showing off a perfect version of Froppy’s bodysuit, and the same white gloves that the hero wears to help her grip to buildings and objects like making the most of her quirk.

My Hero Academia is currently half-way through it’s fourth season, which kicked off on October 12, with the students of Class 1-a taking on the Shie Hassaikai Yakuza and a group of the League of Villian’s finest as they try to balance their studies with the realities of being a professional Hero.

Episodes are simulcasted every Saturday in both Japanese and English, meaning those who previously had to wait weeks for dubbed versions of the show get to enjoy them at the time of their release.

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Eugene Lee Yang goes viral cosplaying Avatar: The Last Airbender

Published: 29/Oct/2020 12:39

by Georgina Smith

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Writer, Director, and Try Guys member Eugene Lee Yang has absolutely blown Avatar: The Last Airbender fans away with his flawless cosplays, recreating not just Azula but Zuko too.

Since rising to internet fame with his work on YouTube series ‘the Try Guys,’ Eugene Lee Yang has established himself as a creator in his own right, producing many hugely viral videos exploring LGBTQ+ and Asian-American identities.

Each year in what he describes as his ‘Asian Halloween Tradition,’ Eugene cosplays different Asian characters from popular movies, TV shows, books and more to celebrate different aspects of those cultures, and works alongside a team to flex their outstanding costume and makeup skills.

In the past, he’s recreated characters like Mulan, Magnus Bane from the Mortal Instruments Series, and many more dating back to Halloween of 2009 when he cosplayed Russell from the animated film UP.

But this year, Eugene and his talented team treated fans to not just one, but two Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplays, and they were both as fantastic as each other.

Eugene cosplays Zuko and Azula

First, in a post that at the time of writing has 99,000 likes, he recreated the banished prince from the Fire Nation, Zuko.

Eugene models the brilliant costume by Kinetic Cosplay perfectly, the bold oranges and reds of the fabric creating a vibrant fire-like glow, which combined with the mix of silk trims and various types of fabric give a perfectly dynamic edge to the look.

His makeup artist Arianna Blean has also reformed Zuko’s signature eye scar, the scar wax looking intricate enough to be realistic, but also with a slightly animated feel in keeping with the original art style.

To fans’ surprise, Eugene even pulled out a second Avatar look to celebrate Halloween this year, also having a go at one of the show’s most popular villains, Fire Nation princess Azula in beautiful photos taken by JD Renes.

The absolutely stunning images show the YouTube star surrounded by lightning, filling the images with a mesmerizing blue-white glow. The black and gold plates contribute to a powerful silhouette, with the wig by danekez sculpted perfectly to look like the original, even keeping with the gold hairpiece in the center of the head.

Eugene put both characters together in the same image in a post that gained 40,000 likes, and even participated in a TikTok trend where he wipes a mirror to switch between the two characters, injecting the video with electric personality.

His series of posts about the cosplays have garnered hundreds of thousands of likes all together, and has already got people excited about what Eugene will pull out of the bag next Halloween.