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Demon Slayer cosplayer dances with butterflies as enchanting Shinobu

by Brent Koepp
Ufotable / Instagram: @roxanne.kho / @i_sit_i_fit

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Demon Slayer’s Shinobu Kocho was brought to life by a cosplayer’s insanely accurate costume. Her incredibly faithful transformation into the Insect Pillar went viral, and will leave fans stunned. 

Demon Slayer made its explosive debut in 2019, and took the anime world by storm. The show’s stylish fight sequences and brutally unflinching plot connected with viewers from around the world.

A cosplayer brought life to one of the show’s greatest swordsmen, Shinobu Kocho. The talented artist re-created a scene from the show with enchanting photography that will take your breath away.

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Cosplayer stuns as Demon Slayer’s Shinobu

In the series, the deadliest swordsmen in the world belong to the Demon Corps and are called Pillars. Each one of these fighters are able to control their breath and unleash incredible powers. Shinobu is one of them, and is associated with insects.

Cosplayer Roxanne Kho teamed up with photographer ‘neko.shie’ to show off her true-to-life costume. The artist posed in her character’s uniform, grabbing for her katana as her white patterned kimono drapes over her shoulders. 

Roxanne perfectly captures the Demon Slayer fighter's enchanting style, from her pink hued sleeves, to Shinobu’s butterfly headpiece. The whole thing is tied together with gorgeous editing from ‘zacktolosa’ which gives the picture a dream-like feel.

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In another shot posted to her Instagram, the artist depicted a scene from the show by wielding her iconic weapon. She even mimicked the anime character’s signature hand pose, truly becoming the Demon Corps Pillar. 

The cosplayer also absolutely nailed the swordsman's look, re-creating her black hairstyle which has streaks of purple running down the parted bangs. Roxanne even portrayed the character’s striking eyes.

The artist went viral on social media when she posted a video of her in the costume. At the time of writing it has over 7,000 views. The clip shows her work in motion, and is an example of why it’s one of the best we’ve ever seen.

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Demon Slayer fans have a lot to be excited for as the popular anime is getting its very own theatrical film in 2020 titled Mugen Train. The epic project will bridge the gap between season 1 and 2.

For everything we know so far about the movie, check out our guide here. Those looking to catch up in time can watch every single episode on streaming services Funimation and Crunchyroll.