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Demon Slayer cosplayer unleashes a fire storm as Kyojuro Rengoku

Published: 24/Jan/2020 23:55

by Brent Koepp

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An incredibly skilled cosplayer shared his scorching take on Demon Slayer’s Kyojuro Rengoku, bringing the Fire Pillar to life with an insanely true-to-life costume that will leave enemies feeling the heat.

Demon Slayer was one of the most popular anime shows in 2019, as its dark story about a teenage boy’s quest to avenge his family after they are slayed by demons made it a breakout hit.

A talented cosplayer shared a mind-blowing take on series favorite Rengoku, and is sure to wow fans of the show with their transformation into the fire-wielding swordsman.

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The Fire Pillar is one of the most popular characters in the breakout anime.

Cosplay brings Rengoku to life

In the show’s story, the Pillars are the strongest fighters in Demon Slayer corps, as each of these leaders possess a unique power such as Rengoku’s Breath of Flame ability.

Cosplayer John ‘moderatelyokaycosplay‘ shared their take on the popular character, transforming into the fire wielding slayer with an incredibly detailed outfit.

Teaming up with photographer Alexandra Brumley, the artist is perfectly captured as they pose as the anime hero, wielding his iconic sword dripping with flames as his cape trails behind him.

John shared more of the outfit on social media, where fans get a better view of how accurate the costume really is, especially recreating his yellow and red spiky hair, and thick eyebrows.

The talented artist even added the details of the sword’s hilt being in the shape of a flame, as well as the gorgeous fire colors on the inside of the flowing cape.

If that wasn’t enough, moderatelyokaycosplay also posted a video where they collaborated with filmmaker Sean Rustay who brilliant captured the character wielding his sword in action, using special effects to truly bring the Fire Pillar to life like never before.

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Was lucky enough for @seanie.boi to catch me at Hol Mat and ask me to be in his sweet Hol Mat video! Stand up guy, and the whole video is so cool, tons of neat effects and stuff. Go give him love! ?

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Demon Slayer originally released as a manga in 2016, although it found worldwide success after its 2019 anime adaptation by Ufotable and became a breakout sensation.

While the first season has ended, fans early await the sequel film which is supposed to release in 2020. For those that haven’t seen it yet, you can watch the show in its entirety on Crunchyroll or 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.