Yu-Gi-Oh! cosplayer shows off enchanting Dark Magician Girl - Dexerto

Yu-Gi-Oh! cosplayer shows off enchanting Dark Magician Girl

Published: 28/May/2020 3:52

by Matt Porter


Yu-Gi-Oh! is one of the most recognizable animes in the world, and a talented cosplayer has shown off her take on one of the game’s most powerful cards, the mysterious Dark Magician Girl.

From its origins as a manga, to the eventual anime and worldwide smash-hit card game, Yu-Gi-Oh! has become a major player across the globe, as fans follow the story of Yugi Mutou who solves the ancient Millennium Puzzle, unleashing the spirit of an unnamed Pharoah who inhabits his body. The shy and timid Duel Monster player is often consumed by the Pharoah during contests, he being brash, brave, and never afraid of battle.

Traveling around in an attempt to help the Pharoah regain his memories and find his true identity, Yugi gets involved in countless Duel Monster matches and tournaments, and for fans of Yu-Gi-Oh!, few cards are as instantly recognizable as the legendary sorcerer, Dark Magician, and the card’s female counterpart Dark Magician Girl.

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Dark Magician Girl is the female version of one of Yu-Gi-Oh!’s most legendary cards.

While Dark Magician is often seen as dark and mysterious, the female version of the card is viewed as a more friendly version, and even appears as a major character throughout the Virtual World and Waking the Dragons anime arcs, leading Yugi and Yami Yugi to the World of Duel Monsters as they prepared to fight Doma.

Cosplayer ‘marissaemma’ is clearly a fan of Dark Magician Girl, showing off her perfect take on the sorcerer which looks like it was lifted straight out of the anime and brought into real life.  In a close-up shot, Yu-Gi-Oh! fans can see how much effort went into designing the cosplay, complete with the red jewel around her next that replaces the hexagram, and a spotless recreation of her pink and blue hat that sits on top of her blonde hair.

The character’s pink and blue outfit is also perfectly recreated, hanging off her shoulders just like Dark Magician Girl‘s, and of course, no cosplay would be complete without her golden wand, which is used to cast spells in the heat of battle.

Unsurprisingly, fans of the series were immediately impressed by Marissa’s recreation, with many calling it “beautiful” and “extremely perfect.”

The anime remains immensely popular around the world, with the newest series of Yu-Gi-Oh!, named ‘Sevens,’ releasing in Japan on April 4.


Princess Mononoke cosplayer runs with wolves as Studio Ghibli heroine San

Published: 27/Nov/2020 19:04

by Brent Koepp


A Princess Mononoke cosplayer brought the film’s protagonist San to life with a stunning costume. The artist’s breathtaking transformation into the Studio Ghibli character will leave fans speechless.

In 1997, renowned director Hayao Miyazaki debuted his groundbreaking seventh film, Princess Mononoke. The environmentalist-themed story was so popular, it’s still the eighth highest grossing movie of all time in Japan.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the influential anime by bringing it to life with a jaw-dropping outdoor photoshoot. The artist’s incredible take on wolf girl San is so good, it’s almost as if the protagonist has clawed her way out of the screen.

Screenshot of wolf princess San in Studio Ghibli film Princess Mononoke.
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The wolf princess is one of the main characters in the 1997 anime film.

Ghibli cosplayer becomes real life Princess Mononoke

The film centers on protagonist Ashitaka, who leaves his village after tragically becoming infected by a corrupted spirit. The banished prince embarks on a quest to look for a cure and confront the curse that corrupted the animal that wandered into his home.

Cosplayer ‘Jennifer Sonntag’ brought the movie’s second lead character, Princess San, to life with her stunning cosplay which she shared on Instagram. Photographer ‘jospixelart’ captured the artist posing in the heroine’s iconic white and blue outfit next to a wolf.

Jenny nailed San’s signature attire, which includes a white fur cape that drapes over her back as well as her red and gold warrior mask which she uses to cover her face while battling against human enemies. She even included her scarlet facepaint which sits under each eye.


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In another shot posted on her social media, the artist re-created a scene from the Ghibi film where the lead character sits on a rock. Jen looks ready to fight with her wolf family as she holds her prop dagger while having her headdress down. The outdoor backdrop gorgeously ties the whole thing together and could easily be mistaken for a screenshot from the film.


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Despite releasing over 23 years ago, Princess Mononoke still continues to be one of the most influential anime films of all time. Its dark themes and gritty depiction of violence was a departure for Miyazaki’s usually child-friendly projects.

Those looking to catch the classic movie are in luck as it can currently be watched right now on HBO’s streaming service MAX. Also in 2019, Studio Ghibli struck a deal with Apple TV and Amazon to sell all of their theatrical releases digitally for the very first time.