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Demon Slayer cosplayer shows off perfect Shinobu Kocho look

Published: 18/Mar/2020 15:50

by Matt Porter


A Demon Slayer fan has brought one of the anime’s most popular characters to life, showing off their perfect recreation of the Insect Pillar, Shinobu Kocho.

When the anime released in 2019, it immediately became one of the world’s most popular series, capturing the hearts and imaginations of millions of fans across the globe as they became enthralled by the series’ dark themes and relatable characters.

The show follows the protagonist Tanjira Kamado, who joins the Slayer corps when his family are brutally murdered by a group of demons, who also turn his sister into one of their own kind. Desperate to find a cure for his sibling, he surrounds himself with the greatest swordsmen in the world, and encounters some of the planet’s greatest warriors, known as Pillars.

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The Insect Pillar is one of the most skilled warriors in Demon Slayer.

Shinobu Kocho is known as the Insect Pillar, and is classed as one of the most skilled and powerful warriors in the show, drawing many to become fans of the character. It’s no surprise that many choose to cosplay as her to show their appreciation for the character, and ‘sayumcgarden’ became the latest to show off an incredible take on the fighter, wearing a costume designed by Doki Doki Cosplay, and wielding a sword created by ‘migueljayzet’.

The character’s laid-back attitude and friendly demeanor make her easy to relate to, but don’t let that fool you, as she’s a ferocious combatant with almost unmatched skill when a blade is in her hand, truly making her an opponent not to be trifled with.

Sayu’s cosplay is as close to perfect as you can get, with all of the details captured in her incredible take. A purple butterfly sits on the crown of her head, perched on top of her black and purple hair, while she wears Kocho’s instantly recognizable haori, which bursts into color at the bottom to mimic the wings of a butterfly. She even has her trusty green-handled sword, which is tucked into the belt around her waist, on top of her Demon Slayer uniform.

Originally released as a manga back in 2016, the show exploded onto the worldwide stage when it was adapted into an anime in 2019 by Studio Ufotable, cementing its place as one of the year’s breakout shows.

While the first season may not have finished, Demon Slayer fans still have more of the story to come, with a sequel film confirmed to release at some point in 2020.


Darling in the Franxx cosplayer goes viral as real life Zero Two

Published: 27/Oct/2020 17:33 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 18:23

by Brent Koepp


A talented cosplayer made waves on Instagram after bringing Darling in the Franxx protagonist Zero Two to life. The artist’s transformation into the anime heroine will leave fans of the series in awe.

Darling in the Franxx made its explosive debut in 2018, and became the breakout anime of the year. The hit project was a joint collaboration between popular creators CloverWorks and Studio Trigger.

To celebrate the series, prolific cosplayer Zekia ‘aru.rinh’ created an insanely accurate costume of the show’s lead protagonist. Her faithful portrayal of the pink-haired heroine is so good, she truly becomes the real life Zero Two.

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The popular anime features enigmatic character Zero Two.

Cosplayer goes viral as real life Zero Two

The anime takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where humans are on the verge of extinction from monsters called Klaxosaurs. To fight back, pilots control massive mechs called Franx, which need two people to operate. The most powerful character in the series is the half human hybrid, Zero Two.

Popular cosplayer Zekia ‘aruh.rinh’ went viral on social media after sharing her transformation into the heroine. Photographer ‘lostdumplings‘ captured the artist posing in the character’s signature red and white pilot bodysuit.

Zekia faithfully portrayed Zero Two’s iconic look, which includes her flowing pink hair and headband which covers her two red horns. The anime protagonist has the objects growing out of her head as a result of having Klaxosaur blood in her.


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In another shot posted to Instagram, aruh.rinh recreated a popular scene from Episode 7 where the characters go to the beach. Standing in a white bathing suite, she depicted Zero Two standing front of the ocean in a gorgeous picture taken by ‘muze.’


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As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the artist also created a third costume of the heroine. In the story, the pilots attend an academy and wear school uniforms. Zekia posed for ‘shutterfoo‘ while sitting on a set of stairs.


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The talented cosplayer has gone viral several times before, as her incredibly detailed costumes bring popular animes to life. In October, Zekia captured hearts of Demon Slayer fans with her adorable Nezuko in a box outfit.

Despite coming out in 2018, Darling in the Fraxx has already become a wildly popular franchise. Those wanting to see what all the hype is about can catch it now on streaming services Crunchyroll and Funimation.