The rage for cosplay has reached unimaginable levels in recent years thanks to the existence of platforms like Instagram. When this tradition is mixed with cult animes and extensive lore such as Knights of the Zodiac (Saint Seiya) Unexpected things happen.
In recent months we have seen a revived interest from the otaku community around the waifscadent and suggestive characterizations of manga or anime characters where their original gender takes second place.
The most recent variant of this phenomenon involves the use of the latest technology to apply artificial intelligence systems that show us a digital image of what manga and anime characters would look like in real life.
But the most traditional version in which a waifu can be appreciated is through cosplay, where there is a long and increasingly complex and creative tradition.
The story that we are sharing with you today, finally, has nothing to do with any computing platform. But it is about pure talent for the disguise.
Waifus of the golden saints of The Knights of the Zodiac: Why not?
Our colleagues from Spaghetti Code They have published an interesting note, where we can appreciate the grace and talent of two relative legends of cosplay.
On one hand we have meka_neko and on the other to sauronp_cosplay who have managed to make a name, reputation and devoted fan base through their respective Instagram accounts, where they have given life to an unmissable gallery of characterizations.
Androgyny and gender play have always been an essential foundation of cosplay culture and in these modern times things have advanced to a whole new level.
Which leads to this interesting session where we see a collaboration between both legends inspired by The Knights of the Zodiac:
The design of the armors in this session are inspired by the “Golden Angels” clothing of Saint Seiya and the attention to detail is admirable.
However, the reality is that the work, both of meka_neko like sauronp_cosplayhas some other really impressive photo shoots, either as a waifus or in another branch of cosplay where they also achieve impressive results.
Then we leave you with some more samples of your work, where there are sessions of all kinds of anime and franchises that are worth checking out: