One Piece cosplayer sails the high seas as female Roronoa Zoro - Dexerto

One Piece cosplayer sails the high seas as female Roronoa Zoro

Published: 16/Jun/2020 12:45 Updated: 16/Jun/2020 13:05

by Matt Porter


A talented One Piece cosplayer has shown off her incredible work with a special female take on one of the anime’s most recognizable characters, the bounty hunter turned pirate Roronoa Zoro.

Despite making its debut as a manga all the way back in 1997, One Piece remains one of the most influential Japanese properties ever, with the swashbuckling story of pirate Monkey D. Luffy capturing the hearts and imaginations of fans worldwide.

It comes as no surprise then that many choose to cosplay as the characters featured in the series, and Dutch cosplayer sammyscosplay has captured the anime’s male characters with incredible female twists, including an awesome rendition of the master swordsman Zoro.

Toei Animation
Zoro is a bounty hunter turned pirate.

A former bounty hunter himself, Zoro was the first member to join the Straw Hat pirates and is considered as one of the Monster Trio alongside Luffy and Sanji. With a bounty of B320,000,000 on his head, he has the fourth-highest of any of the Straw Hats. A muscular man, Zoro is always seen carrying three swords and has a scar running down his face across his left eye, with his bright green hair transformed by sammyscosplay.

Her attention to detail is evident, wearing the same green and burgundy outfit, and even wrapping a black bandana around her right bicep, just like Zoro does at all times.

One Piece remains one of the best selling mangas, even in 2020. The anime adaption by Toei Animation is still getting new episodes, which is a testament to how popular the pirate story truly is.

Sammyscosplay is clearly a massive fan, previously showing off a female version of the Surgeon of Death Trafalgar Law.


Evangelion cosplayer becomes Rei Ayanami with epic underwater photoshoot

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:01

by Brent Koepp


A Neon Genesis Evangelion cosplayer shared her transformation into popular character Rei Ayanami. The artist brought the anime heroine to life with a mind-blowing underwater photoshoot.

Ever since its debut in 19995, Neon Genesis Evangelion has been one of the most influential animes of all time. The Studio Gainax Mecha was originally written by Hideaki Anno.

To celebrate the hit show, a cosplayer went to new depths – literally – to bring lead character Rei Ayanami to life. The artist’s jaw dropping underwater photo recreation will leave fans of the sci-fi epic speechless.

Screenshot of Rei Ayanami in Rebuild Evangelion anime.
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The blue-haired heroine is one of the main characters in the hit anime.

While the series heavily revolves around teenager Shinji Ikari moving to Tokyo-3, the protagonist quickly meets a diverse cast of characters after joining Nerv. One of the fierce characters introduced is Rei Ayanami who pilots Evangelion mechs to defend humanity from the alien threat called Angels.

Cosplayer Tessa ‘tessa_crownster’ made waves on Instagram after faithfully bringing the heroine to life in November. The artist absolutely nailed the character’s signature look, accurately mirroring her short blue bob-style haircut, as well as depicting her striking red eyes.

Tessa utilized underwater photography with the help of ‘brettsphoto‘ to truly capture the anime’s sci-fi roots. The result is stunning as it looks like she is floating in a tank full of wires and circuits. The creative shoot is easily one of the best cosplays we have ever seen of Evangelion.


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In another shot posted to the cosplayer’s social media, crownster gave fans a closer view of her incredible portrayal of Rei. The picture taken by ‘samu.snap‘ showcases just how accurate her costume is to the hit anime. Tessa looks ready for battle as she mimics Ayanami’s stance while wearing her iconic white and black pilot bodysuit.


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Despite releasing over 25 years ago, Evangelion continues to have a major influence on not only anime, but films and music. The groundbreaking Mecha was in many ways ahead of its time.

Those that might have missed out on the hit show back in the day can actually watch the original series right now on Netflix or Funimation.