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Cosplayer becomes Demon Slayer’s Nezuko in chilling true-to-life costume

Published: 13/Dec/2019 19:28 Updated: 14/Dec/2019 3:06

by Brent Koepp


A talented cosplayer gave anime fans chills with her Demon Slayer Nezuko Kamado costume, bringing the beloved human-turned-demon to life.

Demon Slayer is one of the breakout anime shows of 2019 as its dark story about a boy named Tanjiro Kamado avenging his family after they are slayed by a demon gripped millions.

One of the most compelling parts of the show is the protagonist’s sister, Nezuko Kamado, who is turned into a demon, and a skilled cosplayer stunned fans with her true-to-life costume of the tragic sibling.

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The human-turned-demon is one of the main characters of Demon Slayer.

Nezuko brought to life

In the anime series, Nezuko is the only surviving family member of protagonist Tanjiro Kamado, and he is thrust into a journey to lift the curse from his sibling and revert her back to human form.

Popular cosplayer ‘anongnoon‘ blew away fans with her perfect recreation of the character, as her incredibly accurate costume made it seem like the demon had jumped from out of the screen.

Nezuko infamously has a bamboo gag in her mouth, so when her demon urges to kill humans flares up, she can bite down on the device instead, which the artist faithfully recreates.

The Thailand-based cosplayer impressed fans with her intricately detailed light pink kimono, which the anime character wears throughout the series. She even nailed the geometric lines on the cloth.

After the Kamado sibling is turned into a demon in the story, her eyes turn from a red hue to a striking pink color, which the artist managed to capture in her stunning photography.

Anong has built up a following of almost 9,000 followers on her Instagram, as she continues to impress anime fans with her faithful depiction of popular characters.

Demon Slayer originally released as a manga in 2016, although it got its anime adaptation in April 2019 from Studio Ufotable, which propelled the series to become one of the most popular shows of the year.

The first season for the series has already wrapped up, and can be watched in its entirety on Funimation and Crunchyroll.


My Hero Academia cosplayer goes viral as fiery real life Katsuki Bakugou

Published: 4/Dec/2020 18:55

by Brent Koepp


A My Hero Academia cosplayer made waves on Instagram after creating the perfect depiction of hot-headed character Katsuki Bakugou. The artist’s explosive take on the protagonist will have fans feeling the heat.

Few animes transcend the level of popularity that My Hero Academia has. Its story about a high school that trains teenagers with superpowers called quirks has become an absolute worldwide phenomenon.

A cosplayer celebrated the franchise by sharing their true-to-life take on popular character Katsuki Bakugou. The artist looks so much like him, it’s almost as if the fiery student has burned his way out of the screen.

Screenshot of Bakugou in My Hero Academia anime season 1.
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The short-tempered student is beloved by fans.

My Hero Academia cosplayer’s perfect Bakugou

While most of the anime centers on main protagonist Izuku Midoriya, the series quickly introduces a diverse cast once the character enrolls at U.A High. One of those is his childhood friend and rival Bakugou. 

Cosplayer Soph ‘sophieriiis’ went viral on Instagram after sharing their mind-blowing transformation into the hot-headed Katsuki. The artist brought the student’s explosive quirk to life with the help of photographer ‘jacob.cr2‘, who captured them posing with flames shooting from their hands.

In the series, Bakugou is able to store up sweat into his grenade shaped wrist guards, which Sophie has faithfully portrayed with life-size props. The artist also perfectly mirrored the hero’s large metal knee pads and neck brace which he uses to protect himself from explosions.


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In another stunning shot posted to their social media, the cosplayer re-created an iconic scene from season one of the anime. With both fists extended out, the artist captured the character’s rage which has become his trademark throughout the popular series.


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My Hero Academia originally made its debut as a manga back in 2014, however its anime adaptation a fews years later by Studio Bones made it a cultural worldwide phenomena.

The series’ animated fourth arc wrapped up in April, with rumors of season five returning sometime in 2021. Those wanting to catch up in time can watch all episodes on Crunchyroll and Funimation.