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Sailor Moon cosplayer fights evil by moonlight as elegant Neptune

Published: 1/May/2020 14:24

by Theo Salaun

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She may not be the most famous of Sailor Moon’s cast, but a cosplayer has sourced the perfect colors and vibe for a sophisticated Sailor Neptune.

Striking teal, complemented by the depths of navy blue and a stark contrast in the white uniform and gold tiara. Adorned in a marine ensemble—Sailor Neptune paints an emotive picture.

Known for her poise, elegance and mastery over the ocean, Neptune’s look fits snugly with her character. Teal is a comforting, albeit vibrant color that lends itself directly to her prowess in the arts and to her preferred extracurricular activity for relaxation: swimming.

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Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune.

 

Navy blue, conversely, is an easy allusion to the mysteries of the deep sea—similar to the wide breadth of power hidden behind Sailor Neptune’s calm, graceful exterior.

Instagram cosplayer ‘anarchystockers,’ does it right. The self-professed “human disaster” and “terrible cosplayer” is also a liar, because this look is a human success story and quality cosplay.

From the soothing aquatic hues to the unforced expressions, Tabitha of Delaware comfortably conveys the calm, yet spirited nature possessed by the Soldier of the Sea.

 

Sure, nobody is perfect. It’s true that bringing out a prop, like the Deep Aqua Mirror, would take this look to another level. But ‘anarchystockers’ even rolled the gloves down a little, which is the signature look of Neptune and her lover, Uranus (…also known as her cousin, if you happened to watch the English dub in the 2000s).

Neptune’s alternate identity, Michiru Kaioh, is a composed, self-assured student who excels in the arts (specifically as a painter and violinist) and in all of her classes. Her other alternate identity, Princess Neptune, protected her home planet while rocking a gown and residing in a castle.

That’s a multifaceted, yet consistently composed character. Someone who could casually flirt with a dude, Seiya Kou (while she is in her male civilian disguise), to figure out if they’re a threat—while not being attracted to men. Sneaky.

‘Anarchystockers’ therefore made the right choice by opting for muted, indecipherable facial expressions juxtaposed against a sharp focus in her eyes.

 

She also made the right choice by choosing Sailor Neptune’s outfit instead of the Princess or Michiru outfits. Super Sailor Neptune would have been cool too, but this look is just clean and badass.

Most importantly, the classic uniform is a great backdrop for the turquoise wig. And even more importantly, you can still stream Sailor Moon on sites like Viz, Hulu and Crunchyroll.

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Darling in the Franxx cosplayer goes viral as real life Zero Two

Published: 27/Oct/2020 17:33 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 18:23

by Brent Koepp

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A talented cosplayer made waves on Instagram after bringing Darling in the Franxx protagonist Zero Two to life. The artist’s transformation into the anime heroine will leave fans of the series in awe.

Darling in the Franxx made its explosive debut in 2018, and became the breakout anime of the year. The hit project was a joint collaboration between popular creators CloverWorks and Studio Trigger.

To celebrate the series, prolific cosplayer Zekia ‘aru.rinh’ created an insanely accurate costume of the show’s lead protagonist. Her faithful portrayal of the pink-haired heroine is so good, she truly becomes the real life Zero Two.

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The popular anime features enigmatic character Zero Two.

Cosplayer goes viral as real life Zero Two

The anime takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where humans are on the verge of extinction from monsters called Klaxosaurs. To fight back, pilots control massive mechs called Franx, which need two people to operate. The most powerful character in the series is the half human hybrid, Zero Two.

Popular cosplayer Zekia ‘aruh.rinh’ went viral on social media after sharing her transformation into the heroine. Photographer ‘lostdumplings‘ captured the artist posing in the character’s signature red and white pilot bodysuit.

Zekia faithfully portrayed Zero Two’s iconic look, which includes her flowing pink hair and headband which covers her two red horns. The anime protagonist has the objects growing out of her head as a result of having Klaxosaur blood in her.

 

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In another shot posted to Instagram, aruh.rinh recreated a popular scene from Episode 7 where the characters go to the beach. Standing in a white bathing suite, she depicted Zero Two standing front of the ocean in a gorgeous picture taken by ‘muze.’

 

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As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the artist also created a third costume of the heroine. In the story, the pilots attend an academy and wear school uniforms. Zekia posed for ‘shutterfoo‘ while sitting on a set of stairs.

 

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The talented cosplayer has gone viral several times before, as her incredibly detailed costumes bring popular animes to life. In October, Zekia captured hearts of Demon Slayer fans with her adorable Nezuko in a box outfit.

Despite coming out in 2018, Darling in the Fraxx has already become a wildly popular franchise. Those wanting to see what all the hype is about can catch it now on streaming services Crunchyroll and Funimation.