NieR Automata cosplayer perfects 2B with insane effects and props - Dexerto

NieR Automata cosplayer perfects 2B with insane effects and props

Published: 21/May/2020 23:06 Updated: 22/May/2020 0:06

by Theo Salaun


More photos have been released of cosplayer ‘Sayathefox’ as NieR: Automata’s protagonist, 2B, and they are absolutely mesmerizing. 

“Everything that lives is designed to end. We are perpetually trapped in a never-ending spiral of life and death. Is this a curse? Or some kind of punishment? I often think about the god who blessed us with this cryptic puzzle…and wonder if we’ll ever get the chance to kill him.”

NieR: Automata’s 2B is a quiet but pensive protagonist and, much as the god who she believes has blessed us with the mystery of life, Sayathefox and photographer ‘Gemini’ have blessed us with an incredible recreation of 2B—complete with settings and props from the popular action RPG.


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2B slays baddies in everything from a white dress to black leather.

From the accurate depiction of 2B’s outfits to the immaculate details of the pod she interacts with, this cosplay is as neatly devised a piece of art as one could possibly hope for from a cosplay.

In the photos shared by photographer ‘Gemini,’ 2B is seen posing for alternative cover art, interacting with her trusted pod and seated atop one of the large swords, amidst an apocalyptic backdrop, that players can elect to use in the game.


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Who is excited about the Nier Replicant Remake? ? I honestly preferred the very first Nier Game over Automata tho I played Gestalt, I can't wait to play as brother Nier ? Maybe these will be my last sets of 2B on my patreon? ? I'm super proud an happy about the outcome and I think this month's rewards are really going to be extremely nice, so please consider supporting me on there if you would be intrested in getting the full sets ? 2B will be forever in my heart tho, it's crazy today I was just thinking that Automata released in 2017 and that was also the very first time I cosplayed 2B. Time passed so quickly ? Ever since then I have been trying to improve the cosplay every time I wear her and I hope it shows? This time the wig is from @hadoukenworks ! The beautiful white dress version is made @shalizaa_clothing, she wants to sell this beautiful white version so if you're intrested in it please contact her! A big thank you to @dasgeminii ? she did such an amazing job with all the pictures. I'm so impressed with her lighting and editing process ?wouls definitely want to work with her again soon! She is so insanely talented and inspiring, please check her out❤️ #2B #nierautomata #nier #2bcosplay

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NieR: Automata is the 2017 sequel to Square Enix’s original NieR title of 2010, itself a spin-off of the Drakengard series. 

The game is set in a post-apocalyptic future in which humans utilize androids for a proxy war against alien-created machines. 2B is the thoughtful protagonist whose looks have spawned tons of fans and imitators.

Rocking platinum hair and a rarely removed military visor, 2B’s look is unique on the battlefield—with black leather outfits, ornate white dresses and accompanying thigh-high stockings providing a sharp juxtaposition against the outfits we find war typically littered with.



It’s no wonder that cosplayers have flocked to 2B’s side since the game’s release, but Sayathefox’s team have set themselves apart by utilizing the contrast provided by the game’s setting and props. 


Her dress was crafted by ‘Shalizaa’ and wig by ‘HadoukenWorks,’ while the photography, lighting and editing were all handled by Gemini.


She credits Ilya Dykov for creating the artwork that served as inspiration for the shoot’s most dramatic shot.

While Sayathefox deserves credit for embodying Square Enix’s badass female protagonist, her whole team should be applauded for taking the look to another level.


My Hero Academia cosplayer controls All For One as perfect Nana Shimura

Published: 27/Nov/2020 1:39

by Brent Koepp


A My Hero Academia cosplayer made shockwaves on Instagram with her Nana Shimura costume. The artist’s stunning portrayal of All Might’s mentor will leave fans in awe.

My Hero Academia has transcended its initial anime debut in 2016, and is now one of the most popular franchises ever. Viewers from around the world have fallen in love with its unique take on superheroes.

A talented cosplayer made waves on social media when she shared her stunning true-to-life take on Nana Shimura. The artist looks so much like the character, it’s almost as if the heroine has punched her way out of the screen.

Screenshot of My Hero Academia character Nana Shimura.
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The epic hero was All Might’s original mentor.

My Hero Academia brings All For One to life as Nana Shimura

While readers of the manga have long known about the character, Shimura made her first technical appearance in Season 2 of the anime as a silhouette. Viewers got their first true look at All Might’s mentor in the third arc.

Prolific cosplayer ‘penberly’ went viral on Instagram after truly bringing the character to life with her insanely accurate costume. Photographer ‘maze_studio’ captured the artist posing in the heroine’s signature black bodysuit.

The cosplayer’s white cape drapes over her shoulders while she recreates the heroine’s signature battle stance with her fists in the air. Penberly nailed every aspect of the protagonist’s outfit, from her massive yellow gloves to the gold chain that runs across her chest to connect each side of the cloak.


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In another shot, taken by ‘liv_rota’ this time, the popular artist gave viewers a full look at her detailed costume. In the story, one of Shimura’s signature accessories is her giant angled belt buckle and red mini cape that wraps around her waist – which the cosplayer mirrored effortlessly.


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My Hero Academia originally made its debut as a manga in 2014. However, its anime adaptation by Studio Bones a couple years later turned it into a worldwide phenomena.

Those who have not yet seen the hit series can watch every single episode right now on popular streaming services Crunchyroll and Funimation.