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Demon Slayer cosplayer shares adorable take on boxed Nezuko Kamado

Published: 15/Jun/2020 1:06 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 15:25

by Brent Koepp


Demon Slayer’s leading heroine Nezuko Kamado was brought to life by a cosplayer’s adorable photoshoot. The artist’s clever use of a prop box is one of the best things fans will ever see. 

Demon Slayer made its explosive debut in 2019, and quickly became the breakout anime of the year. Viewers were hooked to the edge of their seats as the the series’ dark themes and gripping story made for must-see entertainment.

A talented cosplay artist shared her insanely accurate take on one of the show’s main characters, Nezuko Kamado. The artist transformed into the demon-turned heroine, and brought the anime to life with an adorable costume.

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Demon Slayer has become a cultural phenomena since its 2019 debut.

Demon Slayer’s Nezuko brought to life

Throughout the show, protagonist Tanjiro does whatever he must to protect his demon-turned sister Nezuko. The cursed sibling is able to grow or shrink her body, and travels in a box on her brother’s back.

Despite the show’s dark premise, it also has some light-hearted moments which cosplayer ‘Mina Starliart’ perfectly depicts with her work. Photographer ‘‘ captured the artist adorably posing under the heroine’s box.

Mina absolutely nails the character’s look, faithfully mirroring her flowing black hair, which turns vermilion at the bottom. She also mirrored Nezuko’s piercing eyes, which are pink after her cursed transformation.

In another photo, the artist bites down on her bamboo gag piece, which the Kamado sibling uses to stop herself from attacking humans. In what could easily be mistaken for a scene from the series, the Spanish artist poses on top of her box in a forest.

The cosplayer faithfully re-creates the anime character’s black shawl, which drapes over her pink-patterned yukata. The incredibly detailed outfit was created by ‘dokidokicosplay_official.’ ‘Ismaraglez’ helped with the gorgeous photoshoot.

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Have you seen Kimetsu no Yaiba? Did you like it? I love it and I decided to make a Nezuko photoshoot ♥️ You can get full HD photoshoot this month at my patreon and tons of rewards! If you like my cosplays, Patreon is a platform where you can support me a lot to do more of them! And you will get especial content there. ♥️ ? Support: @ismaraglez #nezukokamado #nezukocosplay #nezukokamadocosplay #nezuko #kamado #kimetsunoyaiba #kimetsunoyaibacosplay #kimetsunoyaibanezuko #kimetsunoyaibaphotoshoot #cosplayphotoshoot #cosplay #photoshoot #animecosplay #mangacosplay #demonslayer #demonslayernezuko #demonslayercosplay #demonslayernezuko

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Fans eager for the series to return are in luck as Demon Slayer is coming back this October in the form of a theatrical film titled Mugen Train. For everything we know about the upcoming project, check out our guide here.

The movie will bridge the gap between season one and two. Those wanting to catch up in time can watch the show in its entirety on on anime 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.