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Demon Slayer cosplayer transforms into Nezuko Kamado with chilling video

Published: 10/Apr/2020 19:20

by Brent Koepp

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A skilled cosplayer transformed into Demon Slayer’s Nezuko Kamado in a mind-blowing video. The artist’s accurate portrayal of the anime series’ lead heroine will give you chills.   

Demon Slayer was undoubtedly the breakout anime of 2019, as the show developed by Ufotable exploded in popularity. Its riveting story about the Tanjiro Kamado’s quest to get revenge on the evil that massacred his family captivated millions.

A talented cosplay artist took things to the next level, and showed off her incredibly detailed Nezuko outfit in a video. Her transformation into the series protagonist’s demon-turned sister will have fans going wild.

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The demon-slaying anime was the breakout hit of 2019.

Demon Slayer’s Nezuko brought to life

After her family is viciously massacred by evil, Nezuko is cursed and turned into a demon. The story centers around Tanjiro and her looking to find a cure, while also avenging their loved ones.

Prolific cosplayer Misaki ‘saiwestwood‘ Sai shared her stunning take on the DS character, and re-created a scene straight out of the anime with the help of photographer Tanya ‘envytheone‘ Larina.

Striking the heroine’s signature pose, the gorgeous outdoor backdrop really evokes the animation’s setting. The artist absolutely nailed her look, capturing Kamado’s flowing black hair which spirals into a vermilion color at the bottom.

The Japan-based cosplay artist posted more photos of her costume on Instagram, such as an action shot edited by ‘envytheone’ where she looks ready to battle her enemies. Biting down on her bamboo gag, Sai mimicked the heroine’s denomic fighting stance with her claws out.

From her piercing eyes, to her flowing pink patterned Yukata, her insanely detailed outfit looks just like we always imagined a live-action film version of Nezuko would be.

As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Misaki took her cosplay to a new level and filmed herself in character. Moving her pink eyes and showing her fangs, she truly brings Nezuko to life. At the time of writing, the post has over 9k views.

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While Demon Slayer’s first season has wrapped up, fans can look forward to the theatrical film Mugen Train which bridges the story until the show makes its inevitable return.

Here is everything we know about the anticipated movie. Those wanting to catch up in time or see what all the hype is about can check every single episode 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.