Demon Slayer fan slithers into perfect Obanai Iguro cosplay

Published: 27/Dec/2020 5:51

by Andrew Amos


The merciless Obanai Iguro might not be one of the most popular Demon Slayer characters, but Malay cosplayer ‘haniekuar’ has managed to pull off a stunning rendition of the Corps member.

Iguro’s story in Demon Slayer is quite an interesting one. He’s very dedicated to the cause of the Demon Slayer Corps, almost to a fault. His harsh and strict personality has caught him in more than his fair share of bad situations.

It stems from a rough upbringing ⁠— not unlike any of the other members of the Corps ⁠— where he was born into a selfish, Demon-sacrificing clan. However, that doesn’t mean he’s cold: all he wants to do is cleanse his bloodline and stop the scourge of the Twelve Kizuki.

He only made a brief appearance at the end of Season 1 of the anime, but that hasn’t stopped fans from falling in love with the character. Ahead of Season 2, Malay cosplayer haniekuar took it upon themselves to bring Obanai to life.

The cosplay might seem simple enough ⁠— given the Demon Slayer uniform is typically just a robe ⁠— however, it’s the small intricate details that count, and Hanie has those in spades.


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They made sure to get everything down pat, from the heterochromatic eyes to the bandages strapped across Iguro’s mouth and legs. Hanie even made a snake just like the one Iguro has in the anime as part of his Serpent Breathing power.

“I felt like I portrayed Iguro unexpectedly well here,” the cosplayer told fans on Instagram.

Funnily enough, Hanie did a duo cosplay with their friend, who was dressed up as Mitsuri Kanroji. Given Iguro has a crush on Mitsuri in Demon Slayer, it’s a perfect pairing.


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Of course, we’ve only been given a slight look at Iguro in the first season of Demon Slayer. With Season 2, we will get to see more of the Demon Slayer Corps member, and maybe see a softer side in him.


Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer looks graceful as Art Nouveau Toph

Published: 16/Jan/2021 7:14

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Avatar: The Last Airbender fans love Toph for her tomboyish vibe despite being raised like a princess, but a brilliant cosplayer managed to capture her elegant side by creating a refined version of her usual outfit.

The heroes in Avatar: The Last Airbender all bring something unique to the table. However, Toph is particularly remarkable because she managed to become an earth-bending master despite being blind since birth.

Initially, she wanted to prove to her parents that blindness didn’t make her weak. But she became one of the most powerful characters in the show and a valuable Team Avatar member.

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Toph Beifong turned her back on a sheltered childhood to become a powerful earth-bender.

Toph is a popular choice among cosplayers too. But while we’ve seen everything from her traditional get-up to an elegant dress she once wore, it’s hard to find one more unique than Emma J.I.Q Rubini’s Art Nouveau Toph.

“You see nothing once, and you’ve seen it a thousand times,” she said, referring to a quote. “Y’all remember when we used to have cons? I’m so happy I went to Katsucon this year since it ended up being the only one I went to.”

“Here’s the cosplay I made for it,” she added. “Art Nouveau Toph! I am incredibly proud of the work I put into it, and I’m happy I got to wear it to such a pretty con! One day maybe I’ll wear it again.”

Emma managed to capture all the crucial elements of Toph’s everyday outfit. It includes the green and beige garments, the hairstyle tucked under a headband with a flower, and of course, contact lenses to match her eyes.

However, she’s added some exotic details in line with a style known as Art Nouveau. It combines elegantly woven tapestries with encrusted jewels and other bits and pieces to add some class.

Cosplayers and their fans know how much time and effort it takes to re-create an outfit faithfully. However, it takes creativity, talent, and courage to add your flair. Emma nailed it, and the thousands of likes she’s getting are a testament to that.