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Prop maker's incredible My Hero Academia Kirishima cosplay goes viral

by Brent Koepp

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A talented prop maker used his skills to bring My Hero Academia's Kirishima to life, transforming into Red Riot's quirk form with an insanely detailed cosplay.

My Hero Academia is one of the most popular anime series as millions have connected with its story about humans evolving to have superpowers called 'quirks'. The show revolves around the teenagers that attend U.A. High for training to become the next generation of pro heroes.

A prop maker shared his mind blowing take one one of the students, Eijiro Kirishima. Using his craft, the artist transformed into the character's quirk state, and is sure to wow fans with how realistic it looks.

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The popular hero has the ability to harden his skin.

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Prop makers Mind Blowing Kirishima cosplay

Eijiro Kirishima, whose hero name is Red Riot, is a student of Class 1-A which the series centers around. The beloved character's quirk is being able to harden his skin, and throughout the show he learns to push the boundaries of his abilities.

Prop maker 'RageGearProps' captured this to perfection when he shared his jaw dropping cosplay on January 22 on Twitter. The talented artist is preparing the outfit for the upcoming Katsucon convention which takes place on February 14-16.

Using foam, RageGear shaped the material to recreate the character's signature red spiky hair. Since his hardened Unbreakable form has jagged lines like rocks, he nails portraying the anime hero's quirk in action.

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The artist also shared a video of his cosplay in motion on social media that went viral. In it, we get a full glimpse of his work as he shows off the depth and detail that went into becoming Red Riot.

Not only does he accurately recreate every line, he also added the parts where his hardened skin splintered and broke off. When he turns and we see his colored eye, it's almost as if a scene from the anime has literally come to life.

Documenting the process of making the incredibly detailed cosplay, RageGear posted a video on January 15 showing off his head piece. The clip shows us how much work went into recreating the hero, particularly his individual hair spikes.

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My Hero Academia originally released as a manga in 2014, and is still currently running in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in Japan. Although it exploded in popularity worldwide with its 2016 anime adaptation by Studio Bones.

The show is current in its fourth season arc, and is half way through airing. For those that want to catch up, you can watch the whole series on streaming services Crunchyroll and Funimation.