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Cosplayer captures Overwatch’s Genji perfectly

Published: 21/Mar/2019 19:12 Updated: 22/Mar/2019 16:13

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch fans are known for their creativity and fantastic cosplays are no exception, as one enthusiastic Genji player showed recently.

Genji is one of the most popular heroes in Overwatch and has inspired plenty of fan art and countless cosplays since the game was released.

As Overwatch’s resident cyborg ninja, Genji usually gets some pretty sweet skins in events, and his Lunar New Year ‘Baihu’ skin is one of the best, which is probably why Reddit user VijayCos, and Ankit ‘Babycubez‘ Singh, decided to take it on.

Blizzard EntertainmentThis skin lets you use that 1v6 Dragonblade in style.

The whole thing is certainly impressive, and VijayCos explained just how much detail went into making the concept come to life.

“The cosplay itself is completely made of EVA foam with over 600 individually-cut scales on the chest armour and plates,” they wrote along with the post. “The lights are eight LED strips powered by a dozen duracell batteries. The katana is MDF wood..”

All the hard work certainly paid off because this Genji cosplay looks spot on, and thanks to photography by Manish Lenswork, it looks like it was pulled straight from an Overwatch match.

VijayCos/Manish Lenswork

Just getting the lights to look right must have taken forever, but Vijay didn’t say how long the project took them to complete.

Unfortunately VijayCos said the cosplay won’t be making any appearances soon, but at least they shared their epic creation online. 


Kill la Kill cosplayer stuns as Studio Trigger heroine Ryuko Matoi

Published: 2/Dec/2020 20:01

by Brent Koepp


A Kill la Kill cosplayer made waves on Instagram after sharing her true-to-life take on protagonist Ryuko Matoi. The artist transformed into the anime heroine with an insanely accurate costume.

Kill la Kill exploded onto the anime scene in 2013, and took viewers by surprise with its over the top story and break-neck speed storytelling. The Studio Trigger show became an instant hit, and is still influential years later.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the serie, by bringing its protagonist Ryuko Matoi to life. The artist’s faithful re-creation is so accurate, it’s almost as if the fierce heroine has slashed her way out of the screen.

Screenshot of Kill La Kill protagonist wrestling with her school uniform.
Studio Trigger / Funimation
The anime’s protagonist has to take on living clothes.

Kill la Kill cosplayer’s perfect Ryuko Matoi

The anime wastes no time and opens up with Ryuko discovering the death of her father. Following the clues left behind, the strong-headed protagonist enrolls in Honnōji Academy to find the killer who destroyed her family.

Cosplayer ‘kawaiitsu‘ made waves on Instagram by bringing the heroine to life with an incredible costume. Photographer ‘lina_fk‘ captured the artist posing in the heroine’s navy-blue sailor uniform while wielding a prop of Matoi’s iconic red scissor blade.

In the story, the outfit is actually a living creature called Senketsu. Kawaiitsu faithfully created the entity’s eye in the form of the red and yellow patch which sits under her left collar.


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In another shot posted to social media, the cosplayer gave viewers a closer look at how she captured Ryuko’s signature look.  The artist mirrored the protagonist’s blue shoulder-length feathered hair, and even dyed one of the bangs that hang over her face red.


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Despite releasing almost a decade ago, Kill la Kill still continues to be a fan favorite. Studio Trigger’s fierce protagonist has become a beloved character that cosplayers love to bring to life.

While there has so far been no talks about a second season, fans can experience the story with new cutscenes in the 2019 fighting game IF. The Bandai developed title lets players relive the series like never before.