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Sneaky mesmerizes fans with amazing FGO Shuten Douji cosplay

Published: 29/Jul/2020 8:16 Updated: 29/Jul/2020 8:30

by Andrew Amos

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Zach ‘Sneaky’ Scuderi has done it again. The former League of Legends pro has fooled everyone with yet another amazing genderbend cosplay, this time featuring Fate Grand Order’s Shuten Douji in a cute maid outfit.

Sneaky was once one of the best AD carries to take to Summoner’s Rift in League of Legends. However he’s traded in the bright lights of the LCS Arena for the cosplay stage over the last couple of years, and he’s taken fans by storm.

His cosplays are much loved by fans, so much so that he has over 1,500 supporters on Patreon. While he’s cosplayed the franchise that made him popular in the first place many times, he also has another love ⁠— Fate Grand Order.

Shuten Douji in Fate Grand Order
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Shuten Douji was one of the most popular additions to FGO.

While he’s showcased cosplays of other characters from the franchise, his latest one might be the best yet. Sneaky took on the challenge of recreating oni character Shuten Douji, and he did so in style.

It’s not a traditional version of the five-star assassin, however some fans would digress that his version is better ⁠— he turned Shuten Douji into a maid. While Sneaky put together the iconic headdress, including the red and white horns, he chose to run with a maid costume over a kimono.

The cosplay is still stunning. The dress is beautifully done, and like all of his other cosplays, you’d be hard pressed to tell that it was a genderbend.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Sneaky cosplay without a Cloud9 reply. The org stuck to their guns, telling their former star “you’re so hot brother.” However, this time, Sneaky took notice and shot back: “Instant response.”

It’s not the first Fate Grand Order cosplay Sneaky has done to impress fans. Earlier this year, he pulled off a magnificent Nero maid cosplay. He’s also tackled Astolfo ⁠— which is quite fitting for him.

It’s only a matter of time until Sneaky confuses his fanbase yet again with another mesmerizing cosplay. With Worlds just around the corner, the former League pro could surprise us all with a new champion cosplay, or he might go for something entirely different. Watch this space.

Cosplay

Darling in the Franxx cosplayer wows as Studio Trigger protagonist Zero Two

Published: 5/Jan/2021 18:56 Updated: 5/Jan/2021 18:58

by Brent Koepp

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A Darling in the Franxx cosplayer made waves on Instagram after bringing the show’s beloved heroine, Zero Two, to life with a mind-blowing costume.

Darling in the Franxx made its debut in 2018, and quickly the won hearts of fans around the world with its sci-fi/romance plot. The anime project was a joint collaboration between Studio Trigger and CloverWorks.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the breakout series by sharing her true-to-life take on its lead heroine Zero Two. Her insanely accurate portrayal of the protagonist will be sure to leave fans in awe.

Screenshot of Darling in the Franxx anime protagonist Zero Two.
Studio Trigger / CloverWorks
The pink-haired heroine stars in the 2018 Studio Trigger anime.

Darling in the Franxx cosplayer brings Zero Two to life

The hit anime takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where humanity is on the brink of extinction from large creatures called Klaxosaurs. As a last line of defense, children are artificially created to fly mecha called Franxx to fight the aliens. Teenagers such as protagonist Zero Two attend school to learn how to pilot the giant machinery.

Cosplayer ‘pinya_reich‘ went viral on Instagram after bringing the series’ lead heroine to life with an incredible costume. Photographer ‘VALKEN_ZERO‘ captured the artist posing in the character’s iconic red and white trimmed academy uniform.

Pinya faithfully re-created Zero Two’s pose directly from the anime while showing off her detailed outfit. The artist accurately depicted the her school dress, including the black stripes that run under her arm and down each shoulder, as well as the tie.

In another picture posted to social media, the cosplayer gave fans a closer view at how she captured the pink-haired character’s signature look. On top of her flowing pink hair, the artist used a prop headband with two red-horns sticking out of each side. In the story, Zero Two has Klaxosaur blood in her.

Despite the series’ immense popularity, there has been no news on a potential season two so far. Fortunately, fans can also read the manga adaptation, which ended in January 2020, to get their fix.

Those interested in seeing what all the hype is about can catch all episodes right now on popular anime streaming services Crunchyroll and Funimation.