Persona 5 cosplayer becomes a Phantom Thief with viral Ann Takamaki take - Dexerto

Persona 5 cosplayer becomes a Phantom Thief with viral Ann Takamaki take

Published: 14/May/2020 18:29 Updated: 18/May/2020 12:37

by Brent Koepp


A Persona 5 cosplayer went viral when she transformed herself into the real life version of Ann Takamaki. The talented artist’s insanely accurate portrayal of Panther will steal fans’ hearts.

Persona initially made its debut as a part of the Shin Megami Tensei series in 1996 on the PlayStation. However, the Atlus-developed RPG found mainstream success with the release of its fifth entry in 2017.

Prolific cosplayer ‘Enji Night’ went viral when she shared her true-to-life take on one of the game’s most popular characters, Ann Takamaki. Her stunning video of Panther is one of the best takes you will ever see.

Persona 5 cosplayer brings Panther to life

Panther is one of the most popular characters in the 2017 RPG.

Persona 5 centers on a group of teenage misfits who discover they have the ability to enter a person’s subconscious and “steal” their heart. The students become the Phantom Thieves, and seek out the corrupt.

Cosplayer Enji Night dressed up as the RPG’s popular heroine Ann. In the story, the protagonists use code names to hide their identity, and Takamaki ends up being ‘Panther’ due to her outfit looking like the feline.

The artist teamed up with photographer ‘pixelixarte’ who captured her posing in the costume which had been made for Comic Con. She nailed the character’s red latex bodysuit, including the zippers that run up and down it.

In a selfie posted by Enji, the cosplay artist showed viewers how detailed her work is. Not only does she have a real-life replica of Panther’s mask, she also wields a full-scale re-creation of the character’s iconic whip.

The cosplayer went viral in 2019 when she collaborated with ‘mryamwolf’ to make a video of her acting as the Persona 5 heroine. At the time of writing, the insane clip has over 340k likes.

Fans in love with the 2017 RPG can rejoice as Atlus re-released the game in February as Royal. The expanded version includes a new semester of school, and also introduced a new character to the cast.

The game has continued to grow in popularity, so much so that the video-game has even gotten its own anime adaptation and manga series. Nintendo Switch will also be getting the spinoff Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers.


Valorant cosplayer re-invents herself as quirky genius Killjoy

Published: 28/Nov/2020 7:00

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Killjoy might be the inventive genius in the Valorant roster, but one of her biggest fans deserves the title too after she dished up a remarkably accurate cosplay. 

Valorant’s Agents are all unique. They have different strengths and weaknesses in certain situations. Killjoy, for example, is an absolute menace to face due to her ability to crowd control using gadgets.

However, that’s not the only reason fans love her. She’s hip, quirky, and a genius both on and off the battlefield. Interestingly, she’s a popular choice among cosplayers too, probably because something is alluring about her vibrant style.

Valorant Killjoy Cosplay
Riot Games
Killjoy might be a genius, but she acts and dresses in a way that many people can relate to.

Luminavira recently shared a picture of her incredible Killjoy cosplay on the Valorant subreddit, and it made quite an impression. It’s only been up for several hours and has already gained more than 500 upvotes and received plenty of positive feedback.

“Everyone makes fun of German efficiency,” she said, reiterating one of Killjoy’s lines. “Just keep laughing as you use all my gear.”

“I can finally show you some Killjoy pictures,” she added. “I am so proud of this Cosplay, and I love this girl so much. I know a lot of you guys don’t know Valorant, but I hope you like it anyway.”


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Luminavira made the costume herself, and she has done a fantastic job. The beanie, glasses, jacket, t-shirt, ripped jeans, gloves, and shoes all look like the real deal. It’s a perfect blend of green, yellow, grey, and purple.

The accessories were a nice touch as well. She included the bracelet, hip bag, leg strap, and even a replica rifle. What’s more, the attention to detail is second to none, and people were quick to notice.

“Wow, that’s amazing!” said the top comment in the Reddit thread. “You got even the tiniest details right. Even the pants are ripped in the same place. You look fantastic!”

“Introducing the real-life killjoy. This is seriously amazing!” said another. It’s a sentiment that others have shared, and for a good reason. Luminavira managed to bring her to life in the most incredible way.


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Luminavira is all smiles, and rightfully so. Like many cosplayers dedicated to the craft, she put in a lot of time and effort, and it shines through. Capugraphy’s top-notch photography played a part too.

It’s always nice to see your favorite characters come to life. Valorant players, especially those who love Killjoy, have been truly mesmerized by this piece. Luminavira deserves all the praise she’s getting.