German cosplayer Makochan has revealed their brand new Jaden Yuki cosplay from the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX series and it perfectly brings the reincarnation of The Supreme King to life.
While many may know the uber-popular main Yu-Gi-Oh series, the manga-turned-trading card game has had five separate spin-off series – with one of the first coming in the form of GX.
GX follows Jaden Yuki – Judai Yuki in the Japanese version – as he attempts to deal with school life at Duel Academy in a bid to become the best duelist in the world. Even though the Jaden is hit with challenges from the off – including an entrance exam duel against the academy’s headteacher Dr. Crowler, being placed in the Slifer Red Dorm, and having a ‘weaker’ deck – he manages to overcome all of it to save the world.
As a part of the Slifer Red dorm, the dueling school’s lowest dorm, he’s decked out in a trademark red jacket – which has become an inspiration for cosplayers across the world. One of the newest, and most impressive, cosplay of the popular character comes from Makochan, a German cosplayer.
As expected, the red jacket sits front and center, but the cosplay also managed to nail the spiked-down brown hair of Jaden, as well as his undershirt, pants, and matching red shoes. There are even the pretty impressive different colored eyes from the later seasons too.
However, no Yu-Gi-Oh cosplay would be complete with the cards and the accompanying dueling arm, both of which come perfectly equipped in Makochan’s look.
Though, with them all being tossed across the floor, it looks like the cosplayer may have run into some issues with drawing Polymerization to combine their elemental heroes.
Either way, it’s a pretty impressive cosplay, even though we could have done with seeing a Winged Kuriboh or Elemental Hero Burstinatrix card knocking around.
Who knows, maybe the next Yu-Gi-Oh! GX-inspired cosplay will see someone take on the form of Syrus or Alexis – perhaps even work Chumley into the mix. The possibilities are pretty endless.