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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

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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.

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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.

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My Hero Academia cosplayer smashes it as Twisted Tea Izuku Midoriya

Published: 14/Jan/2021 18:07

by Georgina Smith

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My Hero Academia’s Izuku Midoriya a.k.a. Deku has been recreated perfectly by cosplayer Lorentz iWood, producing both casual and hero looks for the fan-favorite character.

One anime that seems to be an unlimited source of cosplay inspiration is My Hero Academia. The show began airing in 2016, adapted from a manga that was published prior, and since then has gone on to secure a huge fanbase.

The anime features a host of distinct characters who each have their own abilities, referred to as Quirks in the show. The Quirks dictate what abilities certain people have, and it often is tied into aspects of their personality and aesthetic.

Deku from my Hero Academia mid-scene

However Izuku Midoriya did not originally have a Quirk, something that ended up getting him bullied. Despite his lack of ability, he still dreamed of becoming a professional hero, with the anime following his journey alongside a host of other characters.

One cosplayer who recreated Izuku’s iconic look was Lorentz iWood, who took on the challenge of creating a range of different looks for the popular character.

In Deku’s hero look, Lorentz wears his green paneled jumpsuit with darker green strips running down the arms and in geometric formations on the torso. The tops of the sturdy green boots can be seen peeking over his knees, and contrast the chunky red utility belt and stark white gloves perfectly.

 

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The shaggy green hair and lightly freckled face are a great match for Izuku, and he completed the look with a can of Twisted Tea, a reference to the viral meme which commenters under the cosplay were loving.

Lorentz also showed off a more casual Izuku look with a bold red hoodie and ripped jeans – though he still carried over the air of coolness to both looks. The photos captured by Richard Arcel are stunning, and perfectly showcase the fantastic costume along with the vivid backdrops.

 

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This cosplayer has clearly put a lot of hard work into Izuku, and the results are absolutely amazing, looking just like the real version of the popular character.