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Demon Slayer cosplayer gives Kyojuro Rengoku a fiery female twist

Published: 25/May/2020 18:57 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 15:34

by Brent Koepp

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Demon Slayer’s Kyojuro Rengoku was brought to life by a cosplayer’s incredibly unique costume. The artist’s creative female twist on the Flame Pillar will have fans feeling the heat.

Demon Slayer’s debut in 2019 was explosive, as viewers connected with its dark story and epic animation. The series’ plot about swordsmen hunting down the evil lurking in its world made it a breakout success.

A skilled player shared her true-to-life take on one of the show’s most popular characters, Kyojuro Rengoku. Her incredible transformation into the Flame Pillar is the perfect way to get hyped for the anime’s upcoming film Mugen Train.

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The 2019 breakout anime is getting its own film this Fall titled Mugen Train.

Demon Slayer cosplayer’s epic Kyojuro Rengoku

In the series, the most powerful swordsmen belong to the Demon Slayer Corps. The organization’s strongest warriors are called Pillars, and have immense powers due to having incredible control over their breathing.

Popular cosplayer ‘sparkle_stache‘ brought Flame Pillar Rengoku to life with a jaw-dropping outfit. The artist perfectly depicted his scorching gaze, using insanely detailed contact lenses by ‘uniqso.’

Sparkle also teamed up with ‘animeecosplay‘ to pull off the character’s iconic wild spiky yellow and orange hair, which looks like a flame. She even depicted the warrior’s arched eyebrows that tie in to his fiery nature.

Photographer ‘dalepancho‘ captured the artist posing with Rengoku’s iconic katana sword, in what could easily be mistaken for a scene from the anime. The picture burns with a warm glow due to the gorgeous editing done by ‘ext.photography.’

In another shot, Sparkle showed off her full costume. The Instagram post reveals the Pillar’s black Demon Slayer Corps uniform, as well as his signature white flame patterned cape which drapes off her shoulders.

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Full Body of Rengoku! This was a fun try on make up test. ? Hopeing to shoot this BB very soon! I created this based off of some amazing genderbend Rengoku artwork floating around! (Will tag the artist and share photo when I post a side by side) I originally bought a mens Large Rengoku cosplay. Then decided to make a long pleated skirt! I LOVE HOW IT TURNED OUT! ?? Got some cheap boots and painted on the flames and then heavily modified the wig! (Video on Ptron) I also sewed in some snaps to the cape and shirt so it would stop falling off. I was planning on bringing this cheeto to Fanime! Hopefully next year. ??? . Full set and wig video as well as selfies on [email protected] link up above! ? . #rengoku #rengokucosplay #rengokukyoujorou #kimetsunoyaibacosplay #kimetsunoyaiba #anime #manga #vizmedia #shonenjump #fire #genderbendcosplay #flamehashira #demonslayer #demonslayercosplay #cosplaytest #cosplaymakeup #cosplaytryon

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Ever since the last episode aired in 2019, viewers have been desperately waiting for its return. Fans are in luck, as the series returns this Fall with the theatrical film Mugen Train which heavily stars Kyojuro Rengoku.

For everything we know so far about the highly anticipated movie, check out our guide here. Those wanting to catch up in time for the next installment can watch all episodes on streaming services Crunchyroll and Funimation.

 

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Eugene Lee Yang goes viral cosplaying Avatar: The Last Airbender

Published: 29/Oct/2020 12:39

by Georgina Smith

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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.