“There’s nothing more beautiful than these two cosplayers,” sums up the general consensus of fans around the world. But they’re not talking about a pair of women–they’re talking about two men.
Photos of a Chinese duo recreating perfect snapshot scenes from hit anime series such as Kuroko’s Basketball, Free!, Detective Conan, Reborn!, and Sailor Moon, among others, have recently been taking the internet by storm. It’s not hard to see why–their combined skill at convincingly portraying fictional characters in real life, along with their attention to detail in everything from costume to facial expression, is unparalleled. Unsurprisingly, they’ve also picked up more than a few female fans along the way, who can’t stop gushing things like “They’re so cool I’m gonna explode!” and “GODS!” in comments online.
Prepare to be dazzled by these ultimate masters of cosplay!
The two Chinese heartthrobs are “KumaQi” KumaQi熊祁 and “xilou76” 夕楼76. According to their profiles, they are 22 and 23 years old, respectively. Both have long legs and slender builds, making their figures perfect for cosplaying tall and lithe anime characters.
While both are popular within cosplay circles in their own right, they often collaborate for scenes which call for two characters to recreate specific poses together. When you put both of them together, they become an indestructible force guaranteed to make girls everywhere swoon.
A picture’s worth a thousand words, so let’s get right to it. Enjoy the following montage of their stunning work!
▼Sailor Moon‘s Tuxedo Mask (portrayed by xilou76)
▼Reborn!‘s Kyōya Hibari (portrayed by KumaQi in the first picture)
▼Simple but effective costumes for main characters from Free!
▼Kuroko’s Basketball–a match made in fandom heaven.
Xilou76 is said to play basketball as a hobby in real life, and he was able to put those skills to good use in this short fanmade Kuroko’s Basketball video. He plays Taiga Kagami (the one with red hair).
▼A collaboration to portray Shūichi Akai and Gin of the mysterious Black Organization from Detective Conan. Will Akai’s cover be blown??
▼A stunning series of photos to perfectly recreate the scene
▼And finally, two adorable animated GIFs!
If you have a Weibo account (a Chinese social media site), you can see even more wonderful pictures of their amazing cosplays. Hard work and dedication really do pay off!