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Sword Art Online cosplayer snipes her way to victory as perfect Sinon

Published: 20/Apr/2020 18:29

by Brent Koepp

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Prolific artist Ely Cosplay went viral when she transformed herself in Sword Art Online’s blue-haired sniper Sinon. Her faithful re-creation of the Phantom Bullet arc heroine will leave fans stunned.

Sword Art Online is one of the most popular anime properties in the world. Adapted from the light-novel series written by Reki Kawahara, millions have connected with its epic virtual reality MMORPG concept.

Talented cosplayer Ely brought one of the show’s most beloved characters Sinon to life with her jaw-dropping costume. The depiction is so accurate, it’s almost as if the deadly sniper has jumped from out of the screen.

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The blue-haired sniper is one of the most popular characters in Sword Art Online.

Sword Art Online’s Sinon comes to life

The series is about a highly-advanced virtual reality system that allows players to truly live in a fantasy game world. Sinon is first introduced in the Phantom Bullet arc, and is the avatar created by student Shino Asada.

Ely Cosplay shared her take on the sniper, and posed with the heroine’s iconic weapon in her hands. In the story, the legendary rifle is called the ‘PGM Ultima Ratio Hecate I’ and was obtained by the character after defeating a dungeon boss.

The gun looks so real, it could easily be mistaken for a prop from a live-action film adaptation of Sword Art Online. The artist nailed Sinon’s look by creating her short blue hair, and capturing her striking indigo eyes.

The artist’s photo shows off the insane amount of work that went into recreating the avatar’s detailed attire. The patterns on the cosplayer’s bodysuit are truly amazing, and even lead into the heroine’s signature black shorts.

In the game, the sniper wears a military desert green desert coat, and a white muffler around her neck to protect her from the elements. She even captured little details, like her ammo pouches, and her iconic black hair clips.

Ely also tackled Sinon’s second appearance later in the series, and it’s absolutely adorable. Her ruffled blue hair now turns into cat ears, and she even has a tail. The cosplayer traded in her prop gun for the character’s iconic bow.

Despite making its light-novel debut in 2009, Sword Art Online continues to be one of the most successful series in Japan. The property has spawned multiple anime adaptations, and a plethora of video games.

If you are looking to jump into the franchise, the wildly popular first season is on streaming services Netflix and Hulu. Fans have a lot to be excited for in 2020, as the second season of the Alicization – Ward of Underworld arc is set to drop in July.

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Jujutsu Kaisen cosplayer channels Cursed Energy as Satoru Gojo

Published: 20/Jan/2021 12:46

by Lauren Bergin

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One of Jujutsu Kaisen’s most iconic characters is Satoru Gojo, the mysterious teacher at Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical College. One cosplayer has brought the sorcerer to life with an insane outfit. 

It’s safe to say that the anime universe beautifully intertwines with the cosplay scene. With a whole host of characters and iconic titles, the Japanese cartoon genre has become a global phenomenon.

Jujutsu Kaisen has become one of the most popular animes of 2020, and has dominated streaming website Crunchyroll for the last few months.

The fantasy series features one character that has managed to attract quite a bit of attention though, and that’s Satoru Gojo, teacher and Jujutsu Sorcerer extraodinare.

Satoru Gojo Jujutsu Kaisen
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The anime’s Strongest Jujutsu Sorcerer has become pretty popular.

A magical Satoru cosplay

One of the reasons that cosplayers have flocked to Gojo is his unique style, which sees his eyes covered by a black eyemask. An outfit posted on Instagram by weian_vann (Vann) really brings the character to life though.

Not only is the outfit a perfect replica, Vann has nailed the iconic silver hair that has become so synonymous with the Cursed Energy master.

There’s a sense of foreboding around him though, and we can imagine the anime-style purple smoke kicking up around him to imply that he’s not one to mess with. The first image sees him posed on a backward chair in a stature that’s both playful yet menacing.

Fans are obsessed

The Chinese cosplayer’s image has almost 62k likes, and the comment section is filled with a whole host of Jujutsu fans heaping praise upon him for being able to bring the iconic character to life.

One fan has written “NO WAYYYYY MY HEARTTTT,” reacting in a similar way to many of the sorcerer’s lovestruck students.

Another fan commented on Vann’s masterful recreation of Gojo’s iconic silver hair, asking “Wow! How long did it take to get the hair like that? It looks great!”

A final commenter praised the entire outfit, writing that Vann “did so good” and that the cosplay “looks so realistic!”

So it’s safe to say that fans are really loving Vann’s rendition of Gojo, because not only does he perfectly recreate the outfit but he really becomes the character. As the anime progresses it’ll be exciting to see if he does any more magical cosplays, but in the mean time we can happily swoon away over this one!