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Fan-favorite One Piece characters brought to life with NSFW cosplay

Published: 4/Apr/2019 21:36 Updated: 5/Apr/2019 9:45

by Alan Bernal

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One Piece has a large cast of characters for cosplayers to give their renditions on, and one of the latest interpretations uses a low-budget NSFW design to incredible effect.

As many know, cosplayers use every trick in the book to bring characters from anime, movies, video game, and more to life. While some artists incorporate everything from intricate lights, textures, effects, etc, others tend to do more by putting on a lot less.

In a revealing cosplay, one fan created a hilarious way to get the best out of longtime series mainstay Boa Hancock as well as main protagonist Monkey D. Luffy in an impressive 2-for-1 design.

Toei AnimationBoa has always been a popular character for cosplayers to give their take on.

Using just a thong, straw hat and ample paint, popular cosplayer ‘Low Cost Cosplay’ was able to recreate some of the most iconic characters from the entire series.

The cosplayer painted on Luffy’s red shirt using a similar color that came down from both shoulders across either side of his torso and completely down both arms.

He did the same with Luffy’s blue pants and yellow sash belt. To make the cosplay easier, he’s only wearing the blue thong to paint over, but a bit of precision posing was necessary for the second part of the fit.

Low Cost CosplayThe expertly done cosplay that fits both Luffy and Boa into one design.

The cosplayer must have had some help from someone else since he has painted an intricate Boa on his back side.

Though for Boa’s most prominent features, he instead used his rear end to give his portrait of Boa the appropriate proportions.

When it comes to committing to the cosplay, Low Budget Cosplay actually does a great job in making sure his work isn’t compromised. The final shot of his dual-paint job shows him slightly crouched.

Even though there are cosplayers who invest tons of time and resources to make the best cosplay they can, Low Cost Cosplay shows there’s an art to keeping things simple.

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Kill la Kill cosplayer stuns as Studio Trigger heroine Ryuko Matoi

Published: 2/Dec/2020 20:01 Updated: 3/Dec/2020 3:50

by Brent Koepp

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A Kill la Kill cosplayer made waves on Instagram after sharing her true-to-life take on protagonist Ryuko Matoi. The artist transformed into the anime heroine with an insanely accurate costume.

Kill la Kill exploded onto the anime scene in 2013, and took viewers by surprise with its over the top story and break-neck speed animation. The Studio Trigger show became an instant hit, and is still influential years later.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the series, by bringing its protagonist Ryuko Matoi to life. The artist’s faithful re-creation is so accurate, it’s almost as if the fierce heroine has slashed her way out of the screen.

Screenshot of Kill La Kill protagonist wrestling with her school uniform.
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The anime’s protagonist has to take on living clothes.

Kill la Kill cosplayer’s perfect Ryuko Matoi

The anime wastes no time and opens up with Ryuko discovering the death of her father. Following the clues left behind, the strong-headed protagonist enrolls in Honnōji Academy to find the killer who destroyed her family.

Cosplayer ‘kawaiitsu‘ made waves on Instagram by bringing the heroine to life with an incredible costume. Photographer ‘lina_fk‘ captured the artist posing in the heroine’s navy-blue sailor uniform while wielding a prop of Matoi’s iconic red scissor blade.

In the story, the outfit is actually a living creature called Senketsu. Kawaiitsu faithfully created the entity’s eye in the form of the red and yellow patch which sits under her left collar.

 

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In another shot posted to social media, the cosplayer gave viewers a closer look at how she captured Ryuko’s signature look.  The artist mirrored the protagonist’s blue shoulder-length feathered hair, and even dyed one of the bangs that hang over her face red.

 

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Despite releasing almost a decade ago, Kill la Kill still continues to be a fan favorite. Studio Trigger’s fierce protagonist has become a beloved character that cosplayers love to bring to life.

While there has so far been no talks about a second season, fans can experience the story with new cutscenes in the 2019 fighting game IF. The Bandai developed title lets players relive the series like never before.