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

Published: 2/Feb/2020 19:13

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Attack on Titan cosplayer hacks and slashes into battle as Eren Yeager 

Published: 2/Dec/2020 7:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Attack on Titan’s Eren Yeager is a popular choice among cosplayers, but a recent effort re-created the character perfectly, and the pictures have gone viral. 

Attack on Titan is one of the darkest and strangest mainstream animes in recent times. However, that hasn’t stopped it from becoming an incredibly popular smash-hit. If anything, it’s probably the reason why.

Nobody ever thought they’d be into a story about human soldiers locked into a battle with over-sized human-looking monsters called Titans who eat people.

Yet, here we all are, and we’re hooked. 

Attack on Titan has many interesting characters, but it revolves around Eren Yeager, the main protagonist. He started as an impulsive and hardheaded peasant with a burning despite to help eliminate Titans.

But he quickly grew into a capable member of the Scout Regiment and even stumbled upon a special power of his own. For that reason, he’s become a fan-favorite among fans and cosplayers alike.

Attack On Titan Eren Yeager Cosplay
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Eren Yeager is the main protagonist in Attack on Titan.

A cosplayer named Noah Lance decided to step into Eren Yeager’s boots. They’re massive ones to fill, but he did such a great job, the photos have gone viral. The pictures have already generated almost 10,000 likes on Instagram.

“I hate people when they’re not polite,” he said, in reference to one of Eren Yeager’s quotes from the show. “If you end up on my table, then it serves you right.”

 

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A post shared by 🌹Noah Lance🌹 (@angry_jaeger)

Noah’s outfit looks like the real deal. It has everything from the khaki-colored shirt, brown belt, brown straps to a replica necklace. The dual swords are the best feature, though, and they round it off nicely.

There’s also a second shot that provides a more zoomed-out view of the boots, straps, and pants. Noah’s definitely put in a lot of attention to detail, and it shows.

“And I’m hoping that you will see yourself like I see you,” he said.

 

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A post shared by 🌹Noah Lance🌹 (@angry_jaeger)

Attack on Titan can be dark and grueling at times, but it still provides endless opportunities for fans and cosplayers to shine. Noah’s Eren Yeager cosplay is a testament to that.

The fourth and final series kicks off on December 7.

It marks the beginning of the end for the show, but there’s no doubt Attack on Titan fans will be in for a roller-coaster ride along the way.