Oh God... Why does he have to be that fucking sexy?! Goddamn!! I mean, I like the older one, but this is ridiculous!! And the way you are portraying Dante, makes you wonder how you stay fit long enough to pull it off?
How to have a series you like be destroyed and turned into something completely different: be quiet, give 0 feedback, and support blindly, even when the new devs basically said that the old Dante belongs in Brokeback Mountain.
Not that I was complaining, but I don't have to like him just because time has passed.
Wear Necklace, Hold weapon, and keep up a strict regiment of diet and exercise to maintain that sort of definition and not get too bulky. Just because a cosplay is simple doesnt mean it's easy. Ten bucks says that guy hasn't eaten much water or grains or red meat, before this shoot, and likely has been spending as much hours running and lifting as someone would crafting a cosplay.
Are you talking about how far out his external obliques stick?
This type of build is very, very difficult to maintain. Body builders generally go through loading/building phases to get mass, and then cutting phases to lose fat and gain definition. During the cutting phase one tends to lose muscle mass as well. (Side note: that's where most 'before and after' pictures for crappy weight loss stuff comes from.) The problem with this kind of build is that mass is the enemy; there is no loading phase. Yet you still have to work out to keep the cut look. Simply not eating won't do it. Some spots are easier than others to avoid adding mass to. The arms and pecs (which almost look concave in places here) are easy to avoid loading. The external obliques are not only stabilizing and turning muscles, but the ones that actually are used to compress the abdominal area. It's damn hard to avoid working it out, even though many 'regular' body builders try in order to have a tiny looking waist.
Also, different people have different bodies that gain and lose in different places at different rates. I'll never fully accept how I can get a six pack but still have trouble with love handles.