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18 Best Homura Akemi Cosplays: From The Akuma To The Middle Schooler

Homura Akemi
Homura Akemi

Last Updated on November 13, 2022 by OtakuKart Staff

A middle schooler named Madoka Kaname and her best friend Sayaka Miki encounters a tiny, cat-like creature known as Kyubey in the fictional Japanese city of Mitakihara in the hit anime series Puella Magi Madoka☆Magica. It suggests a contract where the lady might get everything she wants in exchange for magical prowess and a profession fighting demons. In the meanwhile, Homura Akemi, an odd magical girl, who is also a transferred candidate, attempts to talk Madoka out of accepting the contract with Kyubey. Soon, Madoka’s Faustian pact becomes the focal point of the story. Though the anime is marketed as Shoujo, it has garnered much love from audiences worldwide.

Homura Akemi, the second protagonist, is, to put it mildly, a fascinating person. In Shounen and Shoujo’s stories, individuals seldom express remorse about choosing to rescue the world, but this facet of her character reveals a human side that is buried in the majority, if not all, of the series. The powerful “Law of Cycles” is demonstrated in Rebellion as guiding the Magical Girls toward their new destiny.

She manifests as the fallen angel Akuma Homura as a result of her desperation. Possibly implying that she has always been affected by the darkness that has been with her during the entire program. She is still imprisoned inside of it. Thus, she becomes a person of interest to every cosplayer due to her memorable characteristics and humanity, which had led us to our top 18 cosplays of Homura Akemi, which we believe have done her justice.

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1. Channeling The Darkness Within

Homura Akemi has always been this sweet girl that no one could hold any grudge against, but this one seems like it would tread into your nightmares. Not everyone is open to nor creative enough to take a character and make it their own. She usually always portrays herself in the current timeline with a grim, emotionless expression on her countenance and a black bandana on her forehead. Long before she finally understood the terrible nature of her fate in past periods.

Channeling The Darkness Within

Channeling The Darkness Within

@faterevue did a great job at bringing out that grimness in a very active and tangible medium that is not just Homura’s emotions or actions. Those pale lips and eyes that have faded away are frightening.

2. Cosplayer Himee.lily’s Homura Cosplay Glitch

Some compare Homura Akemi’s look to Satsuki Kiryuin’s from Kill la Kill. I mean, it is frankly easy to see how people would mistake one for the other. Satsuki has an angular face and is a slender, thin woman. She has blue irises, rather dark eyebrows, and thigh-length, blackish hair with inward jewel-cut bangs cascading over her brow.

Cosplayer Himee.lily’s Homura Cosplay Glitch

Cosplayer Himee.lily’s Homura Cosplay Glitch

Although she occasionally smiles, she tends always to scowl. As a young child, Satsuki sported long hair. Homura also consistently wears a black headband on her head and portrays herself with an impersonal, austere expression on her face. Not to add that they had the same hair and clothing colors. Cheers and good luck to @himee.lily. We hope she does not get misidentified at conventions.

3. Wherever Homura Akemi is, Madoka Kaname Is There Too

The two main characters of Puella Magi Madoka Magica are Homura Akemi and the eponymous Madoka Kaname. Homura, at first, seems distant from Madoka, but Madoka does not understand her intentions. She does not agree with Homura on this, but she still thinks he has a decent heart.

Wherever Homura Akemi is, Madoka Kaname Is There Too

Wherever Homura Akemi is, Madoka Kaname Is There Too

Homura, meanwhile, genuinely cares about Madoka and, therefore, would sacrifice everything for her. Homura traveled through all those realities to defend Madoka, as it was subsequently revealed. Homura’s closest buddy is Madoka. Madoka is grateful for Homura’s friendship with her. This pure friendship between the girls is aptly shown by @ _loon_alptraum_ and her friend’s near-perfect impression.

4. @tsunamel.cos’ True Impression Of Homura Akemi’s Spirit

This is a high-budget cosplay, and this girl has gone to great lengths to exude that level of sophistication. Can we all take a moment to appreciate her dedication? Those dull purple eyes and black hair that was waist length. That white, lengthy coat with a black accent lining that separates in the middle at the bottom of the sleeve.

@tsunamel.cos’ True Impression Of Homura Akemi’s Spirit

@tsunamel.cos’ True Impression Of Homura Akemi’s Spirit

She is wearing a black blouse with a white edge lining around the collar. In the middle of the collar, she also wears a deeper purple bow featuring long ribbons. Indeed, the purple backdrop gives the impression that she is about to change into her demon form. Sitting on the steps has given @tsunamel.cos the edge the picture needs.

5. Homura Akemi Back To School Cosplay

Not everyone is keen on dressing up as Homura while she is in school. Most prefer her magical girl form or her devil form, so it is interesting to see this polish cosplayer @grazka.cosp rocking the look. Homura is a sweet girl with pale purple irises and black hair that is cut to her waist in civilian life.

Homura Akemi Back To School Cosplay

Homura Akemi Back To School Cosplay

She usually always portrays herself in the original calendar with a grim, emotionless expression on her countenance and a blackish hairband on her brow. She had red glasses and two plaits of hair with violet knots long before she realized the tragedies of her fate in past realities; breaking the braids caused her hair to split into two sections in the current moment. She appears to be a civilian wearing her school outfit when she is not out fighting.

6. Demon Homura Has Made An Appearance

Hm, does Akuma Homura, count as Homura Akemi? Well, it is the same person, so I guess it does. She is seen in the film Rebellion wearing a black gown with long sleeves in her demon incarnation, Akuma Homura. This gown has a heart-shaped sheer top, and the breast piece’s interior is pointed to resemble feathers.

Demon Homura Has Made An Appearance

Demon Homura Has Made An Appearance

She wears a necklace with a crossbow and arrow-shaped component that rests flat over her bosom and other pieces that are similarly matched. The edges of the gown’s corset are cut such that just the midsection of the wearer’s chest is concealed; the remainder, including that of the rear, is completely exposed. To fit her idea of a “fallen angel,” the extremities of the bottom stick outward to each side. @rikurose.jpg has donned it quite well.

7. Cosplaying At Every Scope

It is not every day that we see someone with such confidence pulling off a look. Cosplaying is a bit restrictive hobby. While it is very fun it can prove disastrous to people who do not already look like the characters they want to portray. @dajacamille has taken a step above that and kept things natural and made sure to give you her version of it.

Cosplaying At Every Scope

Cosplaying At Every Scope

8. Gothic Akemi By @ultdeductions

Weirdly enough, that works. Homura’s ultimate form as a fallen angel works for the gothic grunge style the creator is sporting. It is not every day that cosplayers are willing to let their personality show through all the glimmer and glitter of cosplaying. Sometimes the lack of creativity and self-inhibition can be negatively provocating, but this creator did a very good job merging them both into a single appearance.

Gothic Akemi By @ultdeductions

Gothic Akemi By @ultdeductions

Homura likely became unsocialized as a result of her presentation of herself as a frigid, unfriendly, jaded Magical Girl who shows no remorse, which is just a front she erected for herself. Most of the time that is what goths are. Before being encouraged by Madoka Kaname, the very first individual to seek out her, the girl was timid, hesitant, and doubtful. She also described feeling self-conscious about her identity, and this photo of @ultdeductions perfectly captures their bond.

9. Why Should Girls Have All The Fun?

Hey, you expected to find at least one of these here. While it is true that anyone can cosplay, men cosplaying as girls have always been a touchy subject, but we will not go into that today. This man seems most happy doing what he likes. That nervous and shy side turn symbolizes the person Homura Akemi was when she was still an ordinary schooler.

Why Should Girls Have All The Fun?

Why Should Girls Have All The Fun?

In her usual, equipped with two braided pigtails intertwined with purple ribbons, prompting her tresses to split into two halves in the present when the knots were undone. A little girl with long black hair with bland lilac eyes is shown while wearing her proper uniform. Extremely witty, active, cool, and distant, everything depicted in one pose by @homu_vega or so we would like to think.

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10. Another Homura Akemi And Madoka Kaname

The bond is strong, but the girls’ intricate attention to detail is stronger. Homura is wearing a dark, long-sleeved blouse over a bigger drab, soft purple seifuku-style neckline with a black triangular shape upon the back of the neck. The skirt has frilly white trim and a dreary pale violet color. The creator @imstee58 is wearing a black button-down shirt that is trimmed with white around the borders, which is pretty correct.

Another Homura Akemi And Madoka Kaname

Another Homura Akemi And Madoka Kaname

As well as Madoka’s pink dress with a voluminous skirt and two ribbons along either edge. She wears a red fabric about her throat that is wrapped in a knot in the rear and two knots in her hairdo to maintain her twin tails. A white shirt runs down the middle of the pale yellow portion that covers the front of her body, which is encircled by white ruffles. The dresses are on point.

11. Assassin Homura Staged By @zombeezle

The famous plot point of how Homura wants to and attempts to injure or kill the cat-like creature, Kyubey, seems to be the motivation behind the cosplay, according to @zombeezle. She doesn’t want to see Madoka Kaname becoming a Magical Girl and thus exerts all of her might to prevent her from striking a whim since she has witnessed far too much pain throughout her time as a Magical Girl. This experience is well presented by the vagary of the pose struck by the cosplayer.

Assassin Homura Staged By @zombeezle

Assassin Homura Staged By @zombeezle

The iconic purply moodiness of the atmosphere given with Akemi’s school uniform in which she first met Madoka is reminiscent. And does not the whole picture seems like it belongs on a manga cover or at least as an in-page illustration?

12. Anime Crossover

Alright, so why is he here? He is a man dressed as Zenitsu Agatsuma from the anime show Demon Slayer sans the wig, which may explain why this picture seems out of place at @miyume_heart_cosplay. Or is it just that those two people stand out from every other pair of characters in terms of demeanor and appearance? While Homura is portrayed as being very bright, athletic, aloof, and frigid, Zenitsu is depicted as being terrified since he frequently states that he doesn’t have much life left to survive, owing to the perilous work of training as a Demon Slayer.

Anime Crossover

Anime Crossover

Both lack self-esteem, which they both improve via their exploits with their pals. He is dressed in a lighter version of the traditional Demon Slayer garb, which includes an extended pair of hakama trousers, a darker gakuran coat, and a white belt all around his waist. Homura is wearing a black blouse with a white collar. In the middle of the neckline, she also wears a deeper lavender knot with long strings. She also wears her signature style of purplish seifuku-style lace around this.

13. More love To Madoka From Akemi

At this point, you might say that this is too much but after all, is not the Magical Girls show about these two and their struggles of being who they are meant to be? In that metaphorical stance, it is nice to see some effects put on these photos. After all, we do have the technology for anything in @valkari_pictures.

More love To Madoka From Akemi

More love To Madoka From Akemi

The snowflakes-like texture created over this pair of longing girls reminds one of an anime outro. Strangely, Madoka is depicted in her magical girl trappings while Homura is in her school uniform. Maybe it is to cause a distinction between the former, who embraced the difficulties of being a superhero, and the latter, who regretted it. Nevertheless, cosplays are no longer confined to conventions, and one can wear them whenever they feel like it.

14. A Spanish Twist On Cosplaying

Over a month ago, the Japan Weekend Madrid 2022 occurred, and it was a big success. Every year, a Spanish anime conference is held for the entire nation’s otakus. The world’s biggest fandom may be for anime. Whatever you do, you cannot dispute that the J-culture has expanded far, bringing happiness to customers and notoriety to mangakas.

A Spanish Twist On Cosplaying

A Spanish Twist On Cosplaying

See how content @ike_ruiz1’s Akemi is to be there? She seldom often smiles properly, but she did so during the IFEMA Spanish Comicon in 2022. The nice thing about these events is that everyone can go; all you have to do is go have fun without having to dress up.

15. Comfort In Anime Conventions

Many people find comfort at anime conventions, while others find camaraderie at these events. It’s a world where you may be as innocent as you like and whatever your imagination allows you to be. Take a look at this picture of Akemi and Kaname relaxing amid the SpyxFamily crew, not to mention Kyubey on Akemi’s lap in @cuttlefishteaparty.

Comfort In Anime Conventions

Comfort In Anime Conventions

Although crossovers are never a terrible thing, we have yet to witness a spectacular one with two widely popular series that are not at all related, such as Naruto in Demon Slayer or Ichigo in Death Note, or even Akemi in SpyxFamily. Will we receive it? No. But if that did happen, it would be entertaining.

• Viewers can watch Neon Genesis Evangelion on the Prime streaming site.

16. A Professional’s Setup Is The Definition Of Kamisama

@02bel124 is a professional. That goes without saying. The elegant background is not merely a sheet of cloth or a plain sheet of colored paper. It is a who set up with a sofa, marbled floor, and magnificent purplish walls. The precise angling and click show the careful aesthetic choices made. Cosplaying for some, is not just a passion but a profession.

A Professional’s Setup Is The Definition Of Kamisama

A Professional’s Setup Is The Definition Of Kamisama

Posing for magazines and action sequences shot for promotions all focus on selling the image to garner an audience. @02bel124’s efforts are sure not wasted.

17. Tell Me You Know This Is Homura Without Telling Me You Know This Is Homura

They say that color palettes, silhouettes, hair colors, and styles are all extremely deliberate choices made by a mangaka to cement the character into the readers’ minds. She is a prime example of that.

Tell Me You Know This Is Homura Without Telling Me You Know This Is Homura

Tell Me You Know This Is Homura Without Telling Me You Know This Is Homura

You do not need to see her bangs and her dead eyes to know who she is. A mere sequence of the colors she wears is enough to identify her. Better illustrated by @kaseicosplay’s no-face pose.

18. Is Catzillachan’s Cosplay The Ultimate Akemi?

This is beyond perfect. She nailed every aspect of the character, including the puffed sleeves and the vacant stare. The unique choice of the pose with one leg up and the other down sets well with the vintage carefree ambiance around her.

Is Catzillachan’s Cosplay The Ultimate Akemi?

Is Catzillachan’s Cosplay The Ultimate Akemi?

Not to mention the Kyubey doll. For the best art, the lesser said, the better. Well done, @catzillachan.

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I am an undergraduate in English Literature from Andhra Pradesh. I indulge in all things creative. I read manga and watch anime but I still love my period dramas. I'm also a video game enthusiast, always trying out something new.

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