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Cosplayer shares her enchanting take on Demon Slayer’s Shinobu Kocho

Published: 20/Jan/2020 1:15 Updated: 20/Jan/2020 2:28

by Brent Koepp


Demon Slayer fans are sure be wowed by a talented cosplayer’s stunning take on Shinobu Kocho, as she brings the Insect Pillar to life with some breathtaking photography.

One of the breakout animes of 2019 was Demon Slayer, as its dark story about a teenager’s journey to avenge his family who are slayed by demons kept viewers on the edge of their seats.

A talented cosplayer brought one of the series’ most beloved characters to life, the Insect Pillar Shinobu, with an insanely detailed outfit.

Shinobu is one of the most popular characters in the breakout anime Demon Slayer.

Demon Slayer’s Shinobu brought to life

In show’s plot, protagonist Tanjiro Kamado joins Demon Slayer Corps which is led by the Pillars – the strongest swordsmen in the organization – with Shinobu being one of them.

Cosplayer Swifty Amaterasu shared her jaw-dropping costume on social media, which was so accurate it looked as if the character had jumped right out of the anime itself.

Collaborating with photographer ‘ziggityzoopity,’ the talented artist struck a pose from the show, and using special effects transformed into the character as a butterfly rests on her finger.

The cosplayer shared more photos of her costume on Instagram that gives fans a full view of the intricate detail that went into re-creating the anime character’s signature look.

Swifty perfectly replicated Shinobu’s white kimono, even adding a touch of blue and pink to her sleeves, while also faithfully capturing her parted black and purple hair.

The artist’s insanely accurate outfit mixed with the stunning photography taken outdoors makes for one of the best Demon Slayer cosplays we’ve seen to date.

Demon Slayer originally debuted as a manga in 2016, but exploded into worldwide popularity with its anime adaptation in 2019 by Studio Ufotable.

Fans eagerly anticipate the sequel film set to be released in 2020, but for those that haven’t seen the show, you can watch the first season in its entirety on Crunchyroll or Funimation.


Demon Slayer cosplayer transforms into beautiful butterfly Shinobu Kocho

Published: 29/Nov/2020 13:10

by Andrew Amos


Shinobu Kocho might look innocent from afar, but if you’re a demon and you get too close, you’ll see the deadly side of the butterfly. She’s a popular Demon Slayer character to cosplay, but ‘aka_purin’ has truly put together one of the most beautiful designs yet.

Shinobu Kocho is a fan-favorite in Demon Slayer, and it’s easy to see why. Not only does the Demon Corps member possess incredible powers to heal friends and harm demons, but she is one of the most beautiful characters in the show.

Her personality is a difficult one to channel though. While she’s seemingly innocent on the outside, deep inside of her, there’s a rebellious rage to get revenge.

Demon Slayer Cosplay Shinobu Kocho
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Shinobu Kocho is a dazzling and powerful Demon Slayer.

It’s one thing to make a cosplay, put it on, and take a picture. It’s another thing to really channel what a character is all about, and that’s what sets ‘aka_purin’ apart from the other Shinobu cosplayers.

Sharing the intricate design on her Twitter, the Polish cosplayer spared no expense and left no stone unturned in her flawless design. Her hair and makeup is perfect, even getting the butterflies pinned.

She also created her special katana, which is based on an insect’s “stinger” more than a blade itself. The tattered, battle-worn hilt and blade is a wonderful addition to the cosplay that really ties it all together.

That’s the special thing about purin’s cosplay too. Every element just ties everything together. While even just one of these things would be pretty special in a cosplay, being able to jam it all in one photo is the most beautiful thing of all.


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The Shinobu design might be her latest, but she’s unsure on what her next project will be. “I feel like I’m having an art block lately. I just have so many ideas and costumes to shoot but I just can’t put myself up for it,” she admitted on her Instagram.

No matter what it is though, we bet Purin will knock our socks off.