Most cosplay fans are always looking for an interesting option for the next cosplay event. If you’re a manga and anime fan, or more precisely a fan of the series My Hero Academia, the protagonists of this series are of course an ideal option. A great option is certainly the highly interesting Shoto Todoroki with his extraordinary ice and fire craze.
Here we will show you what you should pay attention to regarding the costume and the characteristics of his personality, so that you can play your hero really skilfully.
Shoto Todoroki is one of the protagonists of the manga and anime series My Hero Academia. He also goes to grade 1-A of the U.A. high school to become a professional superhero later.
His appearance is particularly impressive, as he seems to be practically two different people in one. This is because his hair is parted in the middle and is white on the right side, while it is red on the left side. He also suffers from heterochromia and also has two different colored eyes: grey on the right and turquoise on the left. Interestingly, these are exactly the characteristics of his two parents. His mother has white hair and grey eyes, while his father has red hair and turquoise eyes. So in son Shoto, the characteristics are not combined as a whole, but virtually put together in two sides. Otherwise he is an average sized boy, normally built and of light skin.
As for his clothing, he uses the normal school uniform of the Heroes Academy during school hours. During training he uses the typical tracksuit in blue and white made of two parts. His battle suit is much more interesting for cosplay, though. In its current version it consists of a dark blue jacket and trousers of the same color. Both have certain details in white. His boots are also white, as well as the multi-purpose belt. His upper part has a built-in temperature control and regulation mechanism. He needs this because of his unusual jacket, which we describe in more detail below.
Shoto Todoroki’s personality
In order to better understand Todoroki’s somewhat distant and cold personality, one must consider his family history. His father Enji, with whom he has a very bad relationship, always stood in the shadow of the famous All Might. All the time he was only second best and thus developed a real obsession to finally defeat All Might. Since he could not do this, he wanted to father children who could. Since Shoto’s siblings were not able to do so, he put all his hopes on Shoto with his extraordinary ice and fire craze and subjected him to cruel, hard and merciless training.
Since the left side (fire) reminds of his father, he prefers to use the other side – the ice side of his mother.
Above his left eye he has a burn, which was inflicted by his own mother with hot water. This incident occurred because the mother was reminded of the cruel husband by this side of her son. So wherever you look, Shoto Todoroki had a conflicted and unhappy childhood.
quirks and abilities of Shoto Todoroki
Shoto has two sides, not only by combining the characteristics of his two parents, but also because he has the ice and fire quirk. He prefers to rely on the skills of the ice side, because the fire side reminds me too much of his father.
Shotos is considered to be one of the strongest, if not the strongest student in grades 1-A. This is partly due to the strong quirk, but certainly also to the hard and merciless training by his father.
However, he often holds back, as an incident at the sports festival shows, where he was defeated by Katsuki. However, everyone involved is aware that this only happened because he deliberately did not use all his powers.
He has a remarkable stamina when it comes to fighting and can withstand several attacks by the also very strong Izuku Midoriya. He even withstands these attacks without suffering too serious injuries. If he should be injured after all, this still doesn’t stop him from continuing to fight, as his endurance is legendary. Furthermore he reacts very fast and agile.
As for the famous Ice and Fire Mack, which Todoroki possesses, with its help he can freeze to death anything he touches with the right side of his body. Conversely, he can throw flames with the other side and heat things up strongly.
The disadvantages of the Macke are that on the one hand he can’t really control it 100%, especially when it comes to fire. On the other hand he has to use aids, more precisely his superhero suit, to control and regulate the body temperature. Because if he uses one side for too long, he can take damage, e.g. suffer frostbite himself, become slower and weaker, etc.
Here again at a glance the special equipment of Shoto Todoroki:
To protect him from his own fire, the poop of the superhero suit is made of extremely heat-resistant fibers. It also has a built-in mechanism to control the body temperature and then regulate it accordingly.
Shoto’s belt is multifunctional and Shoto can store and comfortably transport a lot of useful things in it, such as disinfectants, medicines, water supplies, and much more.
Shotos boots are made in such a way that they have a special sole with spikes that prevent slipping on the ice around him that he has created himself.
Shoto Todoroki My Hero Academia Cosplay Costume
As you can see, Todoroki is a great character for cosplay, because the portrayal and the disguise as a quasi split personality of fire and ice is really exciting.
First of all you need a matching wig, because you don’t want to color your hair white and red.
You also need contact lenses to give both eyes different colors.
As for the costume itself, you can make it yourself if you have the necessary skills and time. Of course it is easier to buy a complete costume set. A good option is to go to a good Cosplay Online Shop, because there you can find everything in one place and don’t have to search for a long time.