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Cosplayer debuts spot on Psylocke costume ahead of Dark Phoenix release

Published: 5/Jun/2019 22:23 Updated: 5/Jun/2019 22:26

by Virginia Glaze

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With ‘Dark Phoenix’s’ release looming on the horizon, X-Men fans everywhere are waiting in anticipation for the franchise’s latest film – but one fan decided to take her love of the Mutants to the next level.

Cosplayer ‘HendoArt’ revealed her take on the X-Men’s Psylocke, the group’s telekinetic swordswoman with an ability to control and manipulate emotions, among other such powers as shadow teleportation, and more.

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Hendo’s Psylocke is nothing short of spot-on, complete with the hero’s purple latex bodysuit, arm and leg wraps, and her signature pink sash, as well as a wig that looks so believable, it almost seems like she dyed her hair for the role.

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That’s not all; Hendo’s cosplay photos show her channeling Psylocke’s sword skills, looking as though she could pull off some of her iconic moves in real life!

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Hendo has likewise cosplayed other X-Men members in the series, most notably her take on Kitty Pryde, which comes complete with a little Lockheed resting on her shoulder.

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These wouldn’t be the only heroes that Hendo has cosplayed, by far: she likewise brought her skills to the Teen Titan’s Raven, using her design from the ever-popular 2003 cartoon.

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Hendo has even created a female version of the Joker, standing side by side with the Riddler, as well as a stunning costume of the Spider-Verse’s Spider-Gwen with Peter Parker.

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Of course, Hendo isn’t one to limit herself to Western heroes, either – the cosplayer even created a rendition of My Hero Academia’s Mt. Lady, a project that she described as “tedious to sew.”

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While Hendo’s Psylocke cosplay has garnered a lot of attention ahead of ‘Dark Phoenix’s’ release, the movie itself has been met with mixed reviews thus far, receiving a low score of 21% on Rotten Tomatoes.

While fans aren’t sure if Psylocke will make an appearance in the film (as a few of her powers were activated by the movie’s titular antagonist, Jean Grey), fans are hopeful that the femme fatale will show up – although ‘X-Men Apocalypse’ actress Olivia Munn stated that she won’t be in the upcoming blockbuster.

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Bleach cosplayer succumbs to the Hollow as Ichigo with female twist

Published: 19/Oct/2020 7:33 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 12:22

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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It’s good to embrace your dark side every once in a while, and that’s exactly what this Bleach cosplayer has done, with a magnificent version of Hollow Ichigo from the iconic anime’s Soul Society Arc.

Bleach was one of the most popular and iconic anime in history. It ran for eight years between 2004 and 2008 and spanned a whopping 366 episodes. Sadly, it dipped in quality at times due to extensive filler arcs. But when it was on track and in line with the manga, it was an incredible watch.

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The story revolves around Ichigo Kurosaki, a human who becomes a Soul Reaper after he gets attacked by a wayward spirit called a Hollow.

Rukia Kuchiki, a highly ranked and noble Soul Reaper, plunges her sword into his heart to save his life, and by doing so, transfers her powers to him.

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Ichigo becomes a full-fledged Soul Reaper and takes on a Hollow.

From there, he learns how to use his powers and defend spirits and humans from other Hollows. The story really kicks into gear during the beloved Soul Society Arc, in which Rukia is taken back and sentenced to death to ‘atone for her crime.’

Ichigo makes it his mission to save her, and along the way, makes new friends and becomes immensely powerful. But one of the friends he makes is the darkness within himself, which personifies itself in the form of a Hollow mask that appears on his face.

Eventually, it helps him in times of need. But in one of the greatest fights and scenes in anime history, his inner Hollow almost takes over completely and essentially ‘possesses’ his body.

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A cosplayer named Julie Odsgaard wanted to pay homage to that scene: “[It] was probably one of my favorites in the soul society arc, so I just had to recreate it!”

“I got liquid latex [out] for this look,” she added. “I really hope you all like it.”

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💀𝕴𝖈𝖍𝖎𝖌𝖔 𝕶𝖚𝖗𝖔𝖘𝖆𝖐𝖎💀 "I have no name!" 17/31 𝕯𝖆𝖞𝖘 𝖔𝖋 𝕳𝖆𝖑𝖑𝖔𝖜𝖊𝖊𝖓 🎃 This scene was probably one of my favourites in the soul society arc, so I just had to recreate it! And I love a fellow strawberry 🍓 I also got liquid latex for this look, so I really hope you all like it 😂 __________________________________________ PRODUCT DETAILS DISCLAIMER: Some products were received as PR. Brows: @Anastasiabeverlyhills dip brow 'Auburn' @jeffreestarcosmetics 'Coral Fixation' Eyeshadow: @anastasiabeverlyhills Prism Palette Lashes: @bbkcosmetics Divine Lips: @anastasiabeverlyhills matte lipstick 'Nude' Highlight: @anastasiabeverlyhills Dream Glow Kit 'Regal' Blood: @jeffreestarcosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick 'Designer Blood' Wig: @websterwigs Bodypaints: @mehronmakeup paradise paint (black, white)

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Julie is referring to her badass recreation of Ichigo’s outfit. It’s not often you see a cosplayer depart from Ichigo’s more traditional baggy look. But she’s done an incredible job to create her own unique style, and the female twist makes it even better.

What’s more, the orange hair and the fake-blood and tape on her cheek are great, and the Hollow bandages on her collar and chest look spot on.

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Still, the highlight has to be the fractured Hollow mask, which looks as real as it gets. It’s always nice to see fans transform themselves into their favorite characters, and it’s even better when they nail it.