My Hero Academia’s Bakugo Katsuki gets a feminine makeover in an impressive gender-swapping cosplay.
The Lady Bakugo costume recreates the UA student’s hero outfit, highlighting the character’s grenade-shaped gauntlet. Explosion Quirk users aren’t the only members of Class 1-A to inspire gender-swapping recreations; Notably, costume making master Brandywine Cosplay posted their elegant yet powerful interpretation of Eijiro Kirishima, aka Red Riot, to the website.
My Hero Academia inspires cosplay
Of course, My Hero Academia fans don’t just make cosplays that play with gender concepts; they also create costumes that recreate various characters as shown in the source material. For example, Alice Loneunicorn shared their interpretation of Mt. Lady, a professional Hero with the ability to grow to huge heights and none other than Grammy Award-winning rapper Megan Thee Stallion showed off her terrifying act towards Mirko Rabbit Hero on Twitter towards last year.
Kohei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia manga launched in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump in July 2014 and has produced 37 volumes to date. With over 85 million copies in circulation worldwide, the series is one of the best-selling manga in history, along with Yoshihiro Togashi’s Hunter x Hunter and Hiromu Arakawa’s Fullmetal Alchemist. It has also repeatedly claimed the top spot on the New York Times Best Sellers list.
About My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi
My Hero Academia takes place in a future where most individuals have a superpower known as a Quirk. The story follows Izuku Midoriya, a serious but courageous high school student born No Quirk who strives to be the greatest hero of all time. In addition to impressive sales numbers, Horikoshi’s series has received rave reviews from critics and has received many prestigious industry awards; it won Best Manga at the 2017 Japan Expo Awards and Best Manga at the 2019 Harvey Awards.
The anime series is being adapted by studio Bones (The Case Study of Vanitas) which premiered in 2016, consisting of six seasons. Like the manga, the film was a financial and critical success. In 2016 it won the categories of Best Villain, Best Male Student and Best Fighting at the Crunchyroll Anime Awards and in 2020, My Hero Academia is the beloved anime series Most in demand according to the Global TV Demand Awards.
VIZ Media distributes Horikoshi’s manga in North America, and the My Hero Academia anime is available to stream on Crunchyroll and Hulu.