After watching the brutal murder of her parents and being rescued by a young Eren Jaeger, Mikasa Ackerman lived with the Jaeger family until the fall of Wall Maria. Being an Ackerman, Mikasa has the unique ability to completely control her body and will it to do whatever she so needs it to do.
Easily the second strongest of all of the Survey Corps, Mikasa only joined to protect Eren in his quest to vanquish the Titans because Eren isn’t just her friend or her family, he’s her everything.
Character: Mikasa Ackerman
Series: “Attack on Titan” / 進撃の巨人 (Shingeki no Kyojin)
Creator: Hajime Isayama
Version: Anime Survey Corps Uniform
Difficulty Level: 25%
Debut Date: August 17th, 2014
"My specialty is tearing through flesh."
The second “Attack on Titan/Shingeki no Kyojin” cosplay that I did, Mikasa Ackerman wasn’t much of a change from Eren. The biggest changes included a change in the shirt and hairstyle, both of which were easy to do with a new wig and utilizing a shirt that I’d used for other female characters in the past.
I used fabric from Nippori to create Mikasa’s signature scarf. The best thing about it was that it was actually functional! I ended up wearing it and Eren’s necklace to Attack on Tokyo in Ueno. Super fun! And I have this cosplay to thank for such a comfy little accessory. 😉 All around, a win (both in and out of cosplay!)! ^_^
"Thank you for being together with me. Thank you for teaching me how to live. Thank you for wrapping this muffler on me."
I was very happy to cosplay Mikasa Ackerman. She’s one of the few female heroes out there who was both allowed to be strong and fiercely in love. However, Mikasa was difficult for me, primarily because she’s quiet and reserved, but also extremely fierce… Qualities I can’t say I possess in great amounts, haha.
But she was fun and a good learning experience. I had fun practicing acting as her and seeing what worked when I cosplayed her and what didn’t.
Ultimately, I’d like to redo elements or improve elements of her costume in the future. But for the short notice that I got, I am happy with the result. And as far as I know, Jean was too.