Demon Slayer cosplayer becomes the Love Pillar as epic Mitsuri Kanroji - Dexerto

Demon Slayer cosplayer becomes the Love Pillar as epic Mitsuri Kanroji

Published: 25/Jun/2020 22:25 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 15:19

by Brent Koepp


A Demon Slayer cosplayer went viral after becoming the real life Mitsuri Kanroji with her insanely accurate costume. The artist’s incredible transformation into the the Love Pillar will leave fans in awe.

Demon Slayer was the breakout anime of 2019, as viewers from around the world connected with its dark themes, and stunning animation. The show follows the Kamado twins, who look to avenge their family after they had been killed by evil.

A talented cosplayer shared her true-to-life take on the series’ popular heroine, Mitsuri Kanroji. Her depiction is so good, it’s almost if the charming character has slashed her way out of the screen. The amazing costume will be sure to steal fans’ hearts.

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Mitsuri is the Love Pillar on the 2019 anime Demon Slayer.

Demon Slayer cosplay brings Mitsuri to life

In the anime, the Demon Slayer Corps is home to the world’s most powerful swordsmen. The organization’s top fighters are called Pillars, and each of them can unleash incredible powers with their sword by controlling their breath. Representing Love is Mitsuri Kanroji.

Cosplayer ‘tenevi_hagane‘ transformed into the heroine with the perfect costume. Photographer ‘‘ captured her posing as the the Love Pillar, as she puts on one of the character’s iconic green and blue knee-high socks.

Tenevi absolutely nailed Mitsuri’s quirky look, and captured her pink hair, which has highlights of green on her braids and bangs. The artist re-created the Demon Slayer swordsman’s striking gaze, and even included the two dots that sit below her eyes.

In another shot posted on Instagram, the cosplayer gave viewers a full glimpse at how detailed her outfit is. In the show, Kanroji wears her black Demon Slayer Corps uniform open, and has gold buttons that line the left side of her attire.

Tenevi also framed the costume with the anime heroine’s white and silver belt. In what could easily be easily be mistaken for a scene from the show, she looks on as her white kimono drapes over her shoulders.

Demon Slayer originally made its debut as a manga in 2016, published as a story in the popular Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. However, the series became a worldwide phenomena with its anime adaption by studio Ufotable.

Fans still reeling from the show’s epic first arc are in luck. Tanjiro and Nezuko’s story continues in October with the release of the theatrical film Mugen Train. The project will bridge the gap between seasons one and two.

For everything we know about the upcoming movie, check out our guide here. Those wanting to catch up in time can watch all episodes on streaming services Crunchyroll and Funimation.


Eugene Lee Yang goes viral cosplaying Avatar: The Last Airbender

Published: 29/Oct/2020 12:39

by Georgina Smith


Writer, Director, and Try Guys member Eugene Lee Yang has absolutely blown Avatar: The Last Airbender fans away with his flawless cosplays, recreating not just Azula but Zuko too.

Since rising to internet fame with his work on YouTube series ‘the Try Guys,’ Eugene Lee Yang has established himself as a creator in his own right, producing many hugely viral videos exploring LGBTQ+ and Asian-American identities.

Each year in what he describes as his ‘Asian Halloween Tradition,’ Eugene cosplays different Asian characters from popular movies, TV shows, books and more to celebrate different aspects of those cultures, and works alongside a team to flex their outstanding costume and makeup skills.

In the past, he’s recreated characters like Mulan, Magnus Bane from the Mortal Instruments Series, and many more dating back to Halloween of 2009 when he cosplayed Russell from the animated film UP.

But this year, Eugene and his talented team treated fans to not just one, but two Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplays, and they were both as fantastic as each other.

Eugene cosplays Zuko and Azula

First, in a post that at the time of writing has 99,000 likes, he recreated the banished prince from the Fire Nation, Zuko.

Eugene models the brilliant costume by Kinetic Cosplay perfectly, the bold oranges and reds of the fabric creating a vibrant fire-like glow, which combined with the mix of silk trims and various types of fabric give a perfectly dynamic edge to the look.

His makeup artist Arianna Blean has also reformed Zuko’s signature eye scar, the scar wax looking intricate enough to be realistic, but also with a slightly animated feel in keeping with the original art style.

To fans’ surprise, Eugene even pulled out a second Avatar look to celebrate Halloween this year, also having a go at one of the show’s most popular villains, Fire Nation princess Azula in beautiful photos taken by JD Renes.

The absolutely stunning images show the YouTube star surrounded by lightning, filling the images with a mesmerizing blue-white glow. The black and gold plates contribute to a powerful silhouette, with the wig by danekez sculpted perfectly to look like the original, even keeping with the gold hairpiece in the center of the head.

Eugene put both characters together in the same image in a post that gained 40,000 likes, and even participated in a TikTok trend where he wipes a mirror to switch between the two characters, injecting the video with electric personality.

His series of posts about the cosplays have garnered hundreds of thousands of likes all together, and has already got people excited about what Eugene will pull out of the bag next Halloween.