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Demon Slayer cosplayer shows off jaw-dropping Mitsuri Kanroji look

Published: 25/Mar/2020 11:30

by Matt Porter

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Demon Slayer is one of the most popular anime in the world, and a fan of the show has shown their appreciation for Mitsuri Kanroji with an incredible cosplay of the character.

It’s hard to think of an anime that has captured the worldwide audience quite like Demon Slayer, which burst onto the scene in 2019 when its first series released, with fans enamored with its dark themes and compelling characters and storylines.

The series follows Tanjiro Kamado, who vows to avenge his family who were brutally killed by a gang of demons, who then turned his sister into one of the devastating creatures. Desperate to find a cure for Nezuko and return her to human form, Tanjiro becomes a Demon Slayer and enlists the help of these fearsome warriors like Mitsui Kanroji as he attempts to save his sister and get revenge on the dangerous monsters that devastated his family.

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The “pillars” in the anime are the most powerful members of Demon Slayer Corps.

While searching for help for his sister, the young man enrolls in the Demon Corps, a group of the world’s most powerful warriors who are determined to save the planet and all humanity from the evil that wreaks havoc. Among the corps are the Pillars, those classed as the strongest swordsmen known to man, and on their travels, the siblings eventually come across Mitsuri Kanroji, who is known as the Love Pillar.

Instagram user ‘wrtryhard’ is clearly a fan of the character, showing off her incredible take on the character, captured in such stunning detail that it looks like it was lifted straight off the screen and brought into real life.

Wrtryhard is wearing the same pink and green hair that the character has in the anime, braided into two plaits that fall down across his shoulders. Her costume is also a faithful recreation, complete with her white kimono and black Demon Corps dress. She even has the character’s vibrant green eyes, adding another level of detail to this incredible cosplay.

 

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Demon Slayer may have become a worldwide phenomenon in 2019 with the release of the anime series, but originally started life as a manga in 2016.

With fans eager for more stories from the tale of Tanjiro and Nekuzo, the good news is that there are plans for a sequel film to be released later on in 2020.

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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.