Yu-Gi-Oh Cosplay Casts a Spell with Dark Magician Girl

One Yu-Gi-Oh fan has cast a spell with some magical Dark Magician Girl cosplay! Kazuki Takahashi's original manga series started out at a much darker place than the franchise is enjoying currently. Originally shown to be a series following a spirit playing a series of deadly games, Takahashi went into a completely different direction with the introduction of a trading card game. It became so popular that Takahashi morphed the series to be completely about this new game. It also allowed the creator to really flex his creative muscles with all sorts of fun monster and magic cards designs. Especially when it came to stacking the deck of its main character.

One that has always stood out among Yugi Muto's deck was the Dark Magician Girl. Although he had used the Dark Magician as his main monster, the Dark Magician Girl was later introduced to his deck when the series started incorporating more of the concrete rules of the real life trading card game. But this monster quickly became a hit because of her great character design, and that design has come to life with some awesome cosplay from artist @hendoart on Instagram! Check it out below:

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Dark Magician Girl was the first off-shoot of the Dark Magician card, but it was far from the only monster introduced to the wider Dark Magician family through the years. Still it's hard to beat the impact Dark Magician Girl made on the franchise overall especially as the design continues to inspire great cosplay like this! The Yu-Gi-Oh franchise continues to this day with all sorts of new monsters and magic cards, but this one will forever be one of the big standouts.

The current iteration of the franchise, Yu-Gi-Oh Sevens, is currently airing new episodes in Japan. Although it is not getting as much love as previous releases in the series due to its elementary aged protagonists, like every other iteration of the seires, it has introduced new mechanics and tools for players to use in the real life trading card game that has spun off from the franchise.

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