Demon Slayer cosplayer enchants enemies as Insect Pillar Shinobu Kocho - Dexerto

Demon Slayer cosplayer enchants enemies as Insect Pillar Shinobu Kocho

Published: 3/Aug/2020 23:14

by Brent Koepp


A Demon Slayer cosplayer went viral after sharing a true-to-life take on Shinobu Kocho. The artist’s insanely accurate portrayal of the Insect Pillar will be sure to leave fans in awe.

Demon Slayer was the breakout anime of 2019, pulling in millions of viewers across the world with its gripping narrative. The series centers on the Kamado twins as they embark on their quest to avenge their family who were killed by demons.


A talented cosplayer brought one of the show’s most popular characters Shinobu Kocho to life with her incredible costume. The artist looks so much like the enchanting heroine, it’s almost as if the Insect Pillar has sliced her way out of the screen.

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The 2019 anime has become a smash shit.

Demon Slayer cosplayer brings Shinobu to life

In the series, the world’s best swordsmen belong to the Demon Slayer Corps. The organization’s strongest fighters are called Pillars and Shinobu represents the Insect. The character can control her breath, and unleash an incredible power with her sword.


Cosplayer ‘tenevi_hagane‘ transformed into the heroine in June, and shared her jaw-dropping costume on Instagram. Photographer ‘bobrova_bo_olga‘ captured the artist posing as the Demon Slayer character as she unsheathed her prop katana.

Tenevi nailed Kocho’s iconic style, perfectly re-creating her signature black hair, which has parted purple bangs that frame her face. She also captured the character’s flowing white and black patterned kimono which drapes over her shoulders.


In another shot posted to social media, the artist showed off the incredible details that went into re-creating the look. In the show, Shinobu’s style is based on a butterfly, which she captured with her multi-colored eye-shadow.

Bringing the anime to life, Tenevi collaborated with cosplayer ‘katrin.umka‘ who portrayed fellow Demon Slayer Corps member Giyu Tomioka. The two artists sit back to back as butterflies swarm around them.

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"In this world, there is only one demon whose blood flowing in its veins has the power to turn humans into demons."– Muzan Kibutsuji . Shinobu Kochou @tenevi_hagane Giyuu Tomioka @katrin.umka Kimetsu no yaiba (Demon Slayers) ⠀ Edit by Photo and assistant @bobrova_bo_olga, @nadezhda_dushchenko #shinobukochou #shinobukochoucosplay #giyuutomioka #giyuutomiokacosplay⠀ #клинокрассекающийдемонов⠀ #клинокрассекающийдемоновкосплей #kimetsunoyaiba #kimetsunoyaibacosplay ⠀ #demonslayer #demonslayercosplay #russiancosplay⠀ #instacosplay #cosplay #cosplayfun #cosplaygirl #geekgirls #worldcosplay #cosplaylife #cosplaytest #cosplayofinstagram #鬼滅の刃 #冨岡義勇 #giyuu

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Demon Slayer originally made it’s 2016 debut as a manga in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. However its anime adaption three years later by studio Ufotable has made it a household name.

The show’s story continues in 2020 with the release of theatrical film Mugen Train. The movie will bridge the gap between season 1 and 2. For everything you need to know about the project, check out our guide here.


My Hero Academia cosplayer terrifies as sinister Himiko Toga

Published: 30/Sep/2020 12:02

by Matt Porter


A My Hero Academia cosplayer has shown off her perfect take on one of the anime’s most terrifying characters, the blood-thirsty and unpredictable villain Himiko Toga. 

The ultra-popular anime made it’s stunning debut back in 2016, and has captured the hearts and imaginations of viewers across the globe as they follow the story of Izuku Midoriya, a young man learning to control his newly found superpowers as he attempts to become the number one pro hero and fight against the evil League of Villains.


Throughout his time studying at U.A. High School, Deku has many ferocious and dangerous encounters with the villainous organization, and while they may be the bad guys in this epic story, one of the antagonists has enthralled fans above anyone else, with the sinister schoolgirl Himiko Toga quickly becoming a fan favorite, and one of the most popular characters from the series to cosplay.

Himiko Toga in My Hero Academia.
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Himiko Toga is a vicious villain with a taste for blood.

While Himiko may not look terrifying at first glance, the young woman has a truly sinister side that matches her seemingly innocent shapeshifting quirk. To transform into someone else, Himiko needs the blood of her intended target, and make no mistake, she takes great pleasure in extracting the red liquid she needs, often carrying around a knife just on the off-chance that she encounters someone she can slice.


In fact, Toga often wears vials around her neck to collect any blood she needs, something that Instagram user ‘pinkupandaa‘ captured perfectly in her incredible cosplay, complete with the massive and scary teeth that make up part of her headgear. Her hair is styled perfectly too, sitting either side of her head in two messy buns, just like the character.

Yuka has also matched her outfit too, with a red handkerchief tied around her neck, and her classic school uniform with a beige top and navy skirt. The cosplay is so good that it looks like Himiko has just been taken out of the show and dropped into real life, making this one of the best Toga cosplays we’ve seen.

Since it’s release in 2016, My Hero Academia has become a fan-favorite across the globe, and for the first time ever, was dual broadcasted in both English and Japanese so viewers across the planet could catch all the action at the same time.


With Season 4 now completed, fans are eagerly awaiting the release of the fifth, and while it has been confirmed, there’s currently no release date or trailer.