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Sword Art Online cosplayer readies for battle as best ever Asuna Yuuki

Published: 4/Apr/2020 19:07

by Brent Koepp

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A talented cosplayer transformed herself into Sword Art Online’s Asuna Yuuki. Fans of the anime were blown away by the artist’s incredibly accurate re-creation of the show’s lead heroine.

Sword Art Online made its anime debut in 2012, and has continued to be one of the most popular properties in the genre. Its story about players being trapped in a virtual reality MMORPG has captivated many.

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Prolific cosplayer ‘mk_ays‘ blew fans’ minds when she shared her true-to-life take on Asuna Yuuki. Her insanely detailed costume is one of the best takes you will ever see of the character.

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The MMORPG anime has become worldwide hit since its 2012 debut.

Cosplayer brings SAO’s Asuna to life

While the show’s first season focuses on protagonist Kirito, he quickly makes alliances with other characters after being trapped in the digital world. He soon partners and falls in love with Asuna Yuuki, who is one of the most powerful players in the game.

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Cosplayer ‘mk_ays’ posted photos of her SAO costume on social media, and stunned viewers with her faithful re-creation of what could have easily been mistaken for scene from out of the anime itself.

The artist teamed up with ‘miccostumes‘ who created her intricately detailed outfit, which includes Asuna’s red cross white stockings, and her metal chest piece. Posing in the heroine’s Knights of the Blood Oath uniform, she transforms into the warrior.

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Ays shared another photo of her cosplay, this time a close-up shot that highlights the details that went into pulling off the look. From her chestnut brown braided hair, to her hazel eyes, she looks just like the character.

In another picture that went viral, the cosplayer melts hearts by striking Asuna’s signature pose from the series as she glances towards Kirito lovingly. At the time of writing, the Instagram post has over 28k likes.

SAO fans couldn’t stop gushing over her faithful portrayal, such as ‘maulana_rizky_r’ who exclaimed, “Is this asuna in real life? It’s too perfect.” Another user ‘cyberneti0’ said, “Ohhh my god, you look so cute as Asuna.”

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SAO fans were taken by the cosplayers accurate re-creation of Asuna.

Sword Art Online originally made its debut as a light novel written by Reki Kawahara in 2009, and is still going today. Although its animated adaptation by A-1 Pictures made it a household name in the medium.

If the series epic MMORPG story sounds interesting to you, episodes can be watched on streaming services Netflix and Crunchyroll. The popular show returns in the later half of 2020 with the second season of Alicization – War of Underworld.

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One Piece cosplayer sails the seas as Trafalgar Law with female twist

Published: 8/Oct/2020 18:56

by Brent Koepp

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A One Piece cosplayer went viral after sharing a stunning transformation into Trafalgar Law. The talented artist brought the pirate captain to life with an incredible female twist. 

Ever since its debut in 1997, One Piece continues to be one of the most iconic series from Japan. Decades later, the pirate-themed anime and manga are still getting new chapters.

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Celebrating the iconic franchise, prolific cosplayer Krissy ‘sparkle_stache‘ shared her Trafalgar Law costume. The artist’s unique spin on the Surgeon of Death will be sure to leave fans in awe.

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The medical pirate is one of the most popular characters in One Piece.

Cosplayer creates incredible female Trafalgar Law costume

While One Piece mainly focuses on protagonist Monkey D. Luffy, the popular anime has an extremely diverse cast of characters. One of the most beloved is Trafalgar Law, who is the captain of the Heart Pirates.

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Bringing him to life, cosplayer sparkle_stache transformed into the character in a post on Instagram. Photographer ‘jhaasphoto‘ captured the artist re-creating the pirate’s signature pose while holding his cursed sword named Kikoku.

Sparkle faithfully depicted the character’s outfit, which includes his white northern-style fur hat, as well as the iconic heart tattoo that is inked across his chest.

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ROOM! 🧊 SO I'm offically all caught up with One Piece. It's such an emotional time I tell you 😭😭 I SWEAR I WILL CONVINCE AT LEAST ONE PERSON TO WATCH ONE PIECE DURING THIS QUARENTINE!!! ALSO Holy balls thank you guys so much for 40k I will plan out a fun giveaway very soon! I cant wait to get back to work on cosplays now that I'm just about fully recovered! OH Im also posting this full set over on OnlyFanzzz 💙 Link is in my highlights. THANK YOU ALL GO WATCH ONE PIECE ☠ . . 📷 @jhaasphoto . . #law #lawcosplay #trafalgar #trafalgarcosplay #trafalgarlaw #trafalgarlawcosplay #lawgenderbend #doctor #opopfruit #onepiece #heartpirates #onepiececosplay #onepiecegenderbend #watchonepiece #pirateslifeforme

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In another shot posted to social media, the cosplayer gave viewers a better look at all the details that went into creating her One Piece costume. She even drew letters on the back of her fingers to spell out ‘DEATH’ to mimic his hand tattoo.

Channeling the cutthroat’s personality, she grabs the tip of her fur cap while holding their weapon by her side. This is easily one of the best takes we’ve ever seen of the Heart Pirate.

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Despite releasing decades ago, One Piece still continues to be one of the most popular mangas in Japan. Its anime adaptation has turned into a worldwide phenomena.

The story is so beloved that Netflix is planning on making it into a live-action drama show with series creator Eiichiro Oda. For everything we know so far about the project, check out our guide here.