Arguably one the best new Animes to be released in recent years comes from the vision of, Hajime Isayama. The story of Attack on Titan was first released in 2009 in a magazine called Bessatsu Shonen. From there the story was turned into an amazing anime and two full featured movies.
The story of Attack on Titan centers on the life of Eren Yeager and his adopted sister Mikasa Ackerman. They are forced to find a way to survive in a world set in the future where humanity is at the mercy of the Titans, huge menacing creatures that tower over the cities that they destroy. As the series continues the truth of the Titans and what they are, is revealed to all. The Titans first appeared 100 years before the story begins. In current times almost all of humanity lives behind gigantic walls that offer protection against the monstrous Titans. For many years the population of humans have not had a Titan sighting, well in 845 that changes as the Titans come crashing through the wall.
There is no denying the success of the series Attack on Titan. From its original release in 2009, it has went on to be created into an anime in 2013, four videos have been released or slotted for release, two full live action featured movies, and spin off novels. It is no wonder that thy series has planted roots throughout the cosplay world. In order to become fully immersed in the world of, Attack on Titan, though you have to know the story of Eren Yeager and Mikasa Ackerman.
Eren Yeager begins life as the son of Grisha and Carla Yeager living in the Shiganshina District which is situated along the southern outskirts of Wall Maria. However he is quickly displaced when in 845 the Colossal and Armored Titans attack the city and destroy the wall protecting the city within. As Eren is attempting to flee the city he witnesses his mother being devoured by a smiling Titan. Due to this event his hatred of the Titans becomes all-consuming and he vows to hunt down and destroy every Titan. He eventually joins the Survey Corps along with Mikasa Ackerman and his best friend Armin Arlert.
Mikasa Ackerman is the adoptive sister of Eren Yeager and is the main female character in the Attack on Titan series. As the story unfolds we bear witness to the heart wrenching story of how Mikasa became an orphan. Fortunately she was spared the fate that her parents suffered and was rescued by Eren. Although in her heart she only wants to find peace she reluctantly follows Eren and joins the Survey Corps. Interestingly though she is the top of her class in the 104th Trainees Squad and still considered one of the best soldiers during her time in the Survey Corps.
While Attack on Titan has found its way into the main stream media, it has found a loving home among the hearts of cosplayers everywhere. Whether it is the love of Japanese anime in general or the thrilling story, no one knows for sure. If you attend any comic or anime convention you are bound to cosplayers wear the signature jacket sporting the iconic symbol of the Survey Corps.
While in the world of Attack on Titan the military is split into three factions, the most popular being the Survey Corps. The Survey Corps actually trespasses into the world of the Titans in an attempt to reclaim the land and resources.
The Military Police Brigade, functions as the bodyguards for the royal family and it is considered a high honor to be assigned to this unit.
The last and the largest branch of the military is the Garrison Regiment, guards and maintains all of the walls, which protect the citizens within.
Each of the branches of the military perform varies functions but ultimately all of their jobs are to protect the populations within the walled cities. In their fight against the Titans they employ the use of a tethering system called a Vertical Maneuvering Equipment, which acts as a grappling system. The VME system allows them to jump from walls or trees and move great distances quickly.
Many Cosplayers will be wearing the signature uniform of the military and sport a badge representing one of the three branches of the military. They will also be sporting a version of the VME system.
If a cosplayers intent is to be true to the story of Attack on Titan than they will employ the use of a wig as needed. While there are many store out there that offer wigs for cosplay, one of the best cosplay stores you can shop for wigs is from wig supplier.
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They offer wigs for various characters from the world of Attack on Titan including Eren Yeager and Mikasa Ackerman costumes. They offer quick and secure payment options and fast shipping options.
A cosplayer employing the use of a wig in order to stay to true to the character of Mikasa Ackerman.
Cosplaying has become a form of art and expression in today’s world. More and more often are you seeing cosplayers entering the main stream media. It is a great way to pay homage to show your love and respect for a comic, anime, or movie. Cosplaying brings people together in a way that few other things can. It automatically creates a sense of belonging and the majority of cosplayers are always willing to offer a helping hand. There are entire forums and web sites dedicated to those interested in Cosplay. You can simply perform a quick web search of your favorite character and find whole groups you strive to recreate that character employing the cosplay method. If you are interested in Cosplay you can start out small and work your way to something greater. Never be afraid to reach out and ask for help we all have to start somewhere.