When You Accidentally Pull Off a Chun-Li Cosplay

[Images: Capcom | Natascha Encinosa]

It can happen. Just ask Florida-based fitness lover Natascha Encinosa.

Back in February, Encinosa uploaded a photo to her Instagram, wishing everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day. That’s when folks noticed the Chun-Li similarities.


The photo quickly went viral, and since then, Encinosa has netted over 190,000 Instagram followers and even caught the attention of Japan’s biggest bulletin board, 2ch.

The dress looks similar to the character’s Street Fighter V Battle Costume. And like Chun-Li, she appears to be in excellent shape. According to Encinosa, her exercise routine consists of limited squats sans heavy weights, because of a knee injury.


Encinosa hasn’t yet officially cosplayed as Chun-Li, but via her Instagram, she promises she will.


And she’s already changed her Twitter account to read “Chun Li.” That, however, was no accident.

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Brian Ashcraft

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.