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Re:Zero cosplayer goes viral with magical take on Emilia

Published: 15/Sep/2020 19:18

by Brent Koepp


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.


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.

emilia re:zero
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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.


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.


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.


My Hero Academia cosplayer terrifies as sinister Himiko Toga

Published: 30/Sep/2020 12:02

by Matt Porter


A My Hero Academia cosplayer has shown off her perfect take on one of the anime’s most terrifying characters, the blood-thirsty and unpredictable villain Himiko Toga. 

The ultra-popular anime made it’s stunning debut back in 2016, and has captured the hearts and imaginations of viewers across the globe as they follow the story of Izuku Midoriya, a young man learning to control his newly found superpowers as he attempts to become the number one pro hero and fight against the evil League of Villains.


Throughout his time studying at U.A. High School, Deku has many ferocious and dangerous encounters with the villainous organization, and while they may be the bad guys in this epic story, one of the antagonists has enthralled fans above anyone else, with the sinister schoolgirl Himiko Toga quickly becoming a fan favorite, and one of the most popular characters from the series to cosplay.

Himiko Toga in My Hero Academia.
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Himiko Toga is a vicious villain with a taste for blood.

While Himiko may not look terrifying at first glance, the young woman has a truly sinister side that matches her seemingly innocent shapeshifting quirk. To transform into someone else, Himiko needs the blood of her intended target, and make no mistake, she takes great pleasure in extracting the red liquid she needs, often carrying around a knife just on the off-chance that she encounters someone she can slice.


In fact, Toga often wears vials around her neck to collect any blood she needs, something that Instagram user ‘pinkupandaa‘ captured perfectly in her incredible cosplay, complete with the massive and scary teeth that make up part of her headgear. Her hair is styled perfectly too, sitting either side of her head in two messy buns, just like the character.

Yuka has also matched her outfit too, with a red handkerchief tied around her neck, and her classic school uniform with a beige top and navy skirt. The cosplay is so good that it looks like Himiko has just been taken out of the show and dropped into real life, making this one of the best Toga cosplays we’ve seen.

Since it’s release in 2016, My Hero Academia has become a fan-favorite across the globe, and for the first time ever, was dual broadcasted in both English and Japanese so viewers across the planet could catch all the action at the same time.


With Season 4 now completed, fans are eagerly awaiting the release of the fifth, and while it has been confirmed, there’s currently no release date or trailer.