Cosplay is the art of dressing up as a character from an anime, video game, movie, or book. Cosplay has become a worldwide phenomenon and has become a significant part of pop culture in Asia and the Western world - most notably, in Japan.
Among the popular anime characters that cosplayers love to recreate is My Hero Academia's Ochako Uraraka - a U.A. High student whose alter-ego has the power to make things weightless..
Let us look at three of these popular cosplayers who nailed their Ochako Uraraka impression as featured in Dexerto.
Mina Starliart recreates the heroine using her quirk Zero Gravity
View this post on InstagramPues vosotros lo habéis pedido así que nueva fotito de Uravity ♥️ Me encanta Uraraka y estoy deseando que saquen los nuevos trajes del manga en el anime Porque, ¿me lo quiero hacer? Puede que sí. @s.k.y.linephoto Support: @keyran_halo @lokimondrak Wig: @lemailcosplaywigs Lenses: @pinkyparadisedotcom #uravity #uravitycosplay #uraraka #ochako #ochakouraraka #urarakaedit #urarakaochako #cosplay #cosplaycontest #photooftheday #photography #photoshoot #cosplaymakeup #cosplayshoot #cutegirl #animewaifu #anime #manga #bokunoheroacademy #bokunoherocosplay #bokunohero #myheroacademy #myheroacademia #myheroacademiaedit #myheroacademiaphotoshoot #pinkcosplay #bokunoherouraraka A post shared by Mina Starliart (@mina_starliart) on Aug 16, 2020 at 10:29am PDT
Let's start with Mina Starliart. Mina shared on her Instagram post her photo posing as Ochako Uraraka's alter ego, Uravity. The photo captures her perfect Uravity look. She can be seen mimicking the heroine in a black and pink costume complete with floating objects around her.
Mina's bodysuit comes complete wrist guards and a large belt that sits perfectly around her waist. She completed her look with a wig to match the character's hairdo. And of course, a little makeup to imitate those prominent rosy cheeks.
"Hero too, I'm a hero too," she wrote on another post in her Instagram. She also invited fans to check out her new Twitch channel. In her post, she can be seen posing with hands held out and debris floating around her. Her third Instagram post shows her teaming up for a selfie with "motokocosplay," a fellow cosplayer portraying Mina Ashido. In this June 6 post, she expressed how she missed these good times. She also urged people to do their part, so the situation gets better little by little.
Melissa Líssova defies gravity
View this post on InstagramIt was my wish for a long time, and now I guess it's one of the coolest photos I've ever made ⠀ The people who walked by, had a great view ⠀ @tosuesan Editing by me #cosplay #cospalyer #cosplaying #cosplayers #anime #animecosplay #ochakouraraka #bokunoheroacademia #myheroacademia #cosplayersofinstagram #cosplayphotography #myheroacademiacosplay #bokunoheroacademiacosplay #bnha #mha #ochakourarakacosplay #アニメ #コスプレ #コスプレイヤー #僕のヒーローアカデミア #麗日お茶子 #моягеройскаяакадемия A post shared by Lissa - cosplay (@melissa_lissova) on Jan 28, 2020 at 3:40am PST
"It was my wish for a long time, and now I guess it's one of the coolest photos I've ever made," Melissa Lissova wrote in her Instagram post. Her photo shows her defying gravity as she lays on her back, weightless-her U.A. High school-uniform-inspired costume perfectly captured every detail. "The people who walked by had a great view," she quipped.
In another photo, Melissa is shown sporting the heroine's iconic shoulder-length bob haircut. She was also wearing a uniform complete with shoulder pads and tie with a gold button embellishment.
"And I have the same B-day with Bakugo. Do you remember when his Birthday is?" she wrote.
'honeyrabbiit' looks perfect in her Uravity cosplay
View this post on InstagramMore Uravity fun with @parker_photography_ ! I'm super excited to wear her again to AWA! Her and Froppy are my two best girls . . . Cosplay made/modeled: @honeyrabbiit Photo: @parker_photography_ . . . #cosplay #anime #manga #cosplaygirl #cosplaymakeup #bnha #mha #bokunoheroacademia #myheroacademia #bnhacosplay #mhacosplay #myheroacademiacosplay #bokunoheroacademiacosplay #ochacourarakacosplay #uraraka #ochacouraraka #ochacocosplay #urarakacosplay #ochacourarakacosplay #uravity #uravitycosplay #momocon #momocon2019 A post shared by brooklyn (@honeyrabbiit) on Oct 9, 2019 at 9:17am PDT
Cosplayer 'honeyrabbiit' looked stunning in her Uravity cosplay. In her Instagram post, she recreated the heroine's look with her black and pink bodysuit. She completed the look with that familiar bob hairstyle and those oversized wrist braces, boots, and a two-piece clickable belt around her waist.
My Hero Academia debuted and featured as a manga series in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine back in 2014. Two years later, the series found a global following with its highly successful anime adaptation by Studio Bones.
Ochako Uraraka is a student of class 1-A at U.A. High. The school serves as the training ground for the next generation of world superheroes. Ochako's quirk is called "Zero Gravity" which enables her to make things that she touches become weightless.