Steins;Gate cosplayer shifts world lines as true-to-life Kurisu Makise - Dexerto

Steins;Gate cosplayer shifts world lines as true-to-life Kurisu Makise

Published: 5/Apr/2020 18:58

by Brent Koepp


A talented cosplayer shared her mindblowing take on Steins;Gate’s Kurisu Makise. The artist’s incredibly accurate portrayal of the red-haired scientist will leave fans in awe.

Steins;Gate made its debut as a visual novel on the Xbox 360 in 2009, and its anime adaption is often considered one of the best in the genre. Its riveting sci-fi story involving time travel has connected with millions around the world.

An artist brought the series lead heroine Kurisu Makise to life with her incredible costume. The cosplayer’s re-creation of scenes from the show will have you believing the world lines have shifted.

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The sci-fi graphic novel has become a wildly popular anime.

Steins;Gate’s Kurisu brought to life

The series follows mad-scientist Okabe Rintarou who accidentally discovers time-travel using his microwave. Perplexed, he teams up with the brilliant physicist Kurisu to unravel the mystery.

Cosplayer ‘quantum-cobalt‘ shared her take on the Steins;Gate character, and faithfully nailed her look. For example, she perfectly mimicked Makise’s hairstyle, from her flowing auburn chestnut hair to her bangs.

The artist teamed up with photographer Karen ‘kkosasiphotos‘ who captured her posing as the genius character pondering. She looks so much like the scientist, it has us seeing double.

Quantum shared more photos of her costume on social media, and gave a deeper look at the amount of detail that went into becoming the character. In another picture, she sits on a set of stairs while lost in thought.

The artist also accurately captured Kurisu’s quirky sense of style, which includes a khaki colored jacket that hangs off her shoulders and a white collared shirt with red tie. She even faithfully depicted her black stockings and pointed boots.

Re-creating a scene from out of the anime in another shot, Quantum knocks back a refreshing Dr Pepper, tying the whole cosplay together. In the series, the drink is called ‘Dk Pepper’ and is, as the protagonist calls, “the drink of intellectuals.”

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Life is continuing on. To Seishuncon this weekend! Will I see anyone there? I refuse to talk about any live action S;G. • • Photo by @kkosasiphotos • #cosplay #cosplaygirl #steinsgate #steinsgatecosplay #kurisu #kurisucosplay #makisekurisu #kurisumakisecosplay #anime #animecosplay #ijustwanttoguestataconventionokay

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While originally known as a graphic novel, the series became a worldwide phenomena with its anime adaption by studio White Fox. The show is so popular, it even got a theatrical film in 2013 called  ‘Load Region of Déjà Vu.’

Seven years after the first season finished, fans were treated with a sequel in 2018 called ‘Zero.’ Those wanting to catch up on the sci-fi epic can watch all episodes on Crunchyroll or Funimation.


Eugene Lee Yang goes viral cosplaying Avatar: The Last Airbender

Published: 29/Oct/2020 12:39

by Georgina Smith


Writer, Director, and Try Guys member Eugene Lee Yang has absolutely blown Avatar: The Last Airbender fans away with his flawless cosplays, recreating not just Azula but Zuko too.

Since rising to internet fame with his work on YouTube series ‘the Try Guys,’ Eugene Lee Yang has established himself as a creator in his own right, producing many hugely viral videos exploring LGBTQ+ and Asian-American identities.

Each year in what he describes as his ‘Asian Halloween Tradition,’ Eugene cosplays different Asian characters from popular movies, TV shows, books and more to celebrate different aspects of those cultures, and works alongside a team to flex their outstanding costume and makeup skills.

In the past, he’s recreated characters like Mulan, Magnus Bane from the Mortal Instruments Series, and many more dating back to Halloween of 2009 when he cosplayed Russell from the animated film UP.

But this year, Eugene and his talented team treated fans to not just one, but two Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplays, and they were both as fantastic as each other.

Eugene cosplays Zuko and Azula

First, in a post that at the time of writing has 99,000 likes, he recreated the banished prince from the Fire Nation, Zuko.

Eugene models the brilliant costume by Kinetic Cosplay perfectly, the bold oranges and reds of the fabric creating a vibrant fire-like glow, which combined with the mix of silk trims and various types of fabric give a perfectly dynamic edge to the look.

His makeup artist Arianna Blean has also reformed Zuko’s signature eye scar, the scar wax looking intricate enough to be realistic, but also with a slightly animated feel in keeping with the original art style.

To fans’ surprise, Eugene even pulled out a second Avatar look to celebrate Halloween this year, also having a go at one of the show’s most popular villains, Fire Nation princess Azula in beautiful photos taken by JD Renes.

The absolutely stunning images show the YouTube star surrounded by lightning, filling the images with a mesmerizing blue-white glow. The black and gold plates contribute to a powerful silhouette, with the wig by danekez sculpted perfectly to look like the original, even keeping with the gold hairpiece in the center of the head.

Eugene put both characters together in the same image in a post that gained 40,000 likes, and even participated in a TikTok trend where he wipes a mirror to switch between the two characters, injecting the video with electric personality.

His series of posts about the cosplays have garnered hundreds of thousands of likes all together, and has already got people excited about what Eugene will pull out of the bag next Halloween.