Beautiful Cosplay Girl is Actually Nerdy Guy

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Pictures of the cosplayer seen above have been making the rounds on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, being hailed as “just too cute!” Many women post pictures on the internet of themselves cosplaying and these new photos seem to be more of the same. That’s not to say that this young lady doesn’t look good, but at first glance, it doesn’t seem to be a buzzworthy image…that is until you see the pictures of this beautiful girl without makeup and costume.

Beautiful Cosplay Girl is Actually Nerdy Guy

That’s right, this cosplayer is actually a man. Your first reaction may be to cry foul, but take another look at the two pictures and compare the shape of his nose, eyes and lips. Sure, a little photoshop is in play here, but the beautiful cosplay woman and the nerdy, glasses-wearing guy are one in the same. Here’s what people on the internet in China had to say:

So cute!!!

Is that really the same guy?

He’s so good at doing his makeup!

Wow! A little makeup goes a long way.

He’s cuter than most girls.

It now looks like girls who love cosplay have some new, unexpected competition. Watch out, ladies!