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

Published: 3/Aug/2020 23:14

by Brent Koepp

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 @kalugina.photo 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.

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One Piece cosplayer sails the seas as Trafalgar Law with female twist

Published: 8/Oct/2020 18:56

by Brent Koepp

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A One Piece cosplayer went viral after sharing a stunning transformation into Trafalgar Law. The talented artist brought the pirate captain to life with an incredible female twist. 

Ever since its debut in 1997, One Piece continues to be one of the most iconic series from Japan. Decades later, the pirate-themed anime and manga are still getting new chapters.

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Celebrating the iconic franchise, prolific cosplayer Krissy ‘sparkle_stache‘ shared her Trafalgar Law costume. The artist’s unique spin on the Surgeon of Death will be sure to leave fans in awe.

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Funimation
The medical pirate is one of the most popular characters in One Piece.

Cosplayer creates incredible female Trafalgar Law costume

While One Piece mainly focuses on protagonist Monkey D. Luffy, the popular anime has an extremely diverse cast of characters. One of the most beloved is Trafalgar Law, who is the captain of the Heart Pirates.

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Bringing him to life, cosplayer sparkle_stache transformed into the character in a post on Instagram. Photographer ‘jhaasphoto‘ captured the artist re-creating the pirate’s signature pose while holding his cursed sword named Kikoku.

Sparkle faithfully depicted the character’s outfit, which includes his white northern-style fur hat, as well as the iconic heart tattoo that is inked across his chest.

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ROOM! 🧊 SO I'm offically all caught up with One Piece. It's such an emotional time I tell you 😭😭 I SWEAR I WILL CONVINCE AT LEAST ONE PERSON TO WATCH ONE PIECE DURING THIS QUARENTINE!!! ALSO Holy balls thank you guys so much for 40k I will plan out a fun giveaway very soon! I cant wait to get back to work on cosplays now that I'm just about fully recovered! OH Im also posting this full set over on OnlyFanzzz 💙 Link is in my highlights. THANK YOU ALL GO WATCH ONE PIECE ☠ . . 📷 @jhaasphoto . . #law #lawcosplay #trafalgar #trafalgarcosplay #trafalgarlaw #trafalgarlawcosplay #lawgenderbend #doctor #opopfruit #onepiece #heartpirates #onepiececosplay #onepiecegenderbend #watchonepiece #pirateslifeforme

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In another shot posted to social media, the cosplayer gave viewers a better look at all the details that went into creating her One Piece costume. She even drew letters on the back of her fingers to spell out ‘DEATH’ to mimic his hand tattoo.

Channeling the cutthroat’s personality, she grabs the tip of her fur cap while holding their weapon by her side. This is easily one of the best takes we’ve ever seen of the Heart Pirate.

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Despite releasing decades ago, One Piece still continues to be one of the most popular mangas in Japan. Its anime adaptation has turned into a worldwide phenomena.

The story is so beloved that Netflix is planning on making it into a live-action drama show with series creator Eiichiro Oda. For everything we know so far about the project, check out our guide here.