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Re:Zero cosplayer goes viral with magical take on Emilia

Published: 15/Sep/2020 19:18

by Brent Koepp

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A cosplayer shared her stunning take on Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World’s heroine, Emilia. The talented artist transformed into the half-elf in a viral video that brings the anime character to life like you’ve never seen before. 

Re:Zero made its debut in 2016, and was an instant hit. Viewers around the world became captivated by its dark story about a boy who can come back to life after dying repeatedly.

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After a four year hiatus, the show finally made its return in July. To celebrate its second season, a skilled cosplayer brought series lead Emilia to life with an insanely accurate costume.

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Emilia has silver hair and purple eyes.

Re:Zero cosplayer becomes real life Emilia

While much of the show focuses on Subaru Natsuki, the protagonist becomes intertwined with the half-elf Emilia after meeting her in season 1. The white-haired character becomes the center of the story when she becomes a candidate for the 42nd king of Lugnica.

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Bringing her to life, prolific cosplayer ‘mk_ays‘ shared a mind-blowing Re:Zero costume on Instagram. The artist perfectly captured the elf’s look, re-creating her striking purple eyes and flowing silver braided hair.

Ays also faithfully created Emilia’s signature outfit, which consists of a white dress with purple trimmings. She looks so much like the heroine, it’s almost as if she has used her magic to warp out of the television screen.

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The artist went viral on September 3 when she brought Emilia to life in a jaw-dropping video she uploaded to social media. The perfect depiction has over 37,000 views at the time of writing.

In another picture, the skilled cosplayer gave viewers a closer look into how much detail went into making the costume. This is easily one of the best takes we’ve seen on Re:Zero’s half-elf.

After several delays, Re:Zero season 2 finally made its debut in July. The latest batch of episodes covers the next storyline in the light novel series written by Japanese author Tappei Nagatsuki.

Those wanting to watch the current arc can catch all episodes on streaming services Crunchyroll and Funimation. Both sites also have season 1, making this the perfect time for newcomers to jump right in.

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Attack on Titan cosplayer is ready for battle as Mikasa Ackerman

Published: 12/Oct/2020 13:12 Updated: 12/Oct/2020 19:17

by Matt Porter

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Attack on Titan Season 4 is just around the corner, and a talented fan of the show has shown off their incredible take on the Survey Corps’ Mikasa Ackerman, bringing the character to life in stunning detail.

Since its debut back in 2013, fans across the globe have been enamored with the story of Eren Yeager and Mikasa, who become refugees when one of the giant humanoid creatures known as Titans breached the walls that protected humanity and killed Eren’s mother.

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Determined to destroy the creatures who killed his family, Eren vowed to join the Scout Regiment and head out beyond the walls to kill every Titan he saw, and free humanity from the threat for good. Mikasa, who made a vow as a child to protect him always after he saved her life, quickly followed him, and the inseparable pair joined the war together.

Talented with a sword in her hand, and an expert at swinging through towns or forests using her ODM gear, Mikasa is one of the most feared and dangerous members of the Scouts. Despite her personality sometimes leading others to think she is cold or standoffish, Mikasa is a true fan-favorite, thanks to her incredible skill and her undying love for Eren. She’s so popular in fact, that she has become the most cosplayed character from the series.

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Mikasa fighting in Attack on Titan.
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Mikasa is one of the most powerful characters in the popular anime.

Cosplayer ‘jeisuzukii‘ brought the character to life in stunning detail, capturing the Scout’s black hair perfectly, and making sure to wear the iconic red scarf that she is rarely seen without, and has become a staple of any good Mikasa cosplay.

She is also wearing the recognizable brown leather jacket that anyone who is part of the Survey Corps wears, complete with the Scouts’ recognizable logo, a pair of white and blue wings known as the ‘Wings of Freedom,’ a symbol of hope that they make escape the tyranny of the Titans.

The cosplay is truly stunning and looks like it was lifted straight out of the anime. If a live-action Attack on Titan was ever commissioned, it would be no surprise if it looked exactly like this.

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Attack on Titan’s third season ended with a blockbuster revelation about the origin of the Titans and the war that the Scouts have waged for hundreds of years, leaving fans desperately waiting for the final season of the show.

The good news is that the fourth season of the anime is still set in fall 2020, with the teaser trailer released in late May.