Insanely accurate Inosuke cosplay will give Demon Slayer fans nightmares - Dexerto

Insanely accurate Inosuke cosplay will give Demon Slayer fans nightmares

Published: 18/Dec/2019 22:22

by Meg Bethany Koepp


A skilled cosplayer brought Inosuke Hashibira from Demon Slayer to life with an incredibly accurate take on the character that is sure to haunt the dreams of anime fans.

In the show, Inosuke is a demon hunter who travels alongside main protagonist Tanjiro Kamado, who is on a quest to avenge his family after they were brutally killed and his sister turned into a demon.

Demon Slayer completely blew up the anime scene in 2019, garnering viewers from all over the world with its gripping storyline, and Inosuke is a favorite with fans.

UfotableThe hunter’s most iconic feature is his boar mask.

Insane Inosuke Hashibira cosplay

What’s interesting about the 15-year-old is that he was raised by boars, and pays homage to this by wearing a horrifying hollowed-out boar head as a mask, which serves as his most defining feature. ‘Bep Cosplays’ literally brought the creepy helmet to life with an incredibly eerie take on the character’s mask.

She also replicated the hunter’s navy blue baggy hakama pants perfectly, and even included the fluffy animal fur that sits around his waistline. Inosuke fights demons with two razor-sharp Nichirin Blades (weapons forged from ore that absorbs sunlight) and the Georgia-based artist couldn’t finish off her cosplay without adding these from Varanis FX – they look badass.

The look was pulled together by Brad Rosson from Rosson Photography, who specialises in cosplay shoots and portraits.

The creepily accurate mask was made by Jimmy from LeLegacy Crafting, who – according to his Etsy page – used 3D printing techniques and polylactide to create the inner shell and the tusks, with the end result being 1lb in weight.

It took up to eight weeks to make, which is unsurprising when you look at how much detail went into the boar’s head – it almost looks too realistic!

Jimmy has also made props from other shows and video games, such as Ectoplasm’s helmet from My Hero Academia, and the Firefly Light from Monster Hunter.

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Fun post? Honestly I want to make more masks just build the tallest boar head tower in the world!✨?✨ Thank you everyone for the recent love and support ❤️ I couldn't of gotten this far without y'all! I got another demon slayer cosplay in the works which I hope does as well as inosuke's so stay tuned! If you want to get one and join the pig assault gang, check out my Etsy where I sell them! (We got alot of orders so the wait is pretty long) link in my bio. The wig is from @miccostumes ✨ #diy #cosplay #cosplayersofinstagram #inosukehashibira #inosuke #demonslayer #demonslayercosplay #demonslayerinosuke #inosukecosplay #kimetsunoyaiba #kimetsunoyaibacosplay #tanjiroukamado #tanjiro #nezuko #nezukokamado #zenitsu #zenitsuagatsuma #gonpachirokamaboko #kny #houstoncosplay #houstoncosplayer

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Bep Cosplays has gathered a fanbase for her work, and boasts around 32,700 followers on her Instagram page at this time of writing.

She is an avid fan of pop culture, and has created costumes from many other franchises such as Fire Emblem, Kingdom Hearts, and Overwatch.


Princess Mononoke cosplayer runs with wolves as Studio Ghibli heroine San

Published: 27/Nov/2020 19:04

by Brent Koepp


A Princess Mononoke cosplayer brought the film’s protagonist San to life with a stunning costume. The artist’s breathtaking transformation into the Studio Ghibli character will leave fans speechless.

In 1997, renowned director Hayao Miyazaki debuted his groundbreaking seventh film, Princess Mononoke. The environmentalist-themed story was so popular, it’s still the eighth highest grossing movie of all time in Japan.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the influential anime by bringing it to life with a jaw-dropping outdoor photoshoot. The artist’s incredible take on wolf girl San is so good, it’s almost as if the protagonist has clawed her way out of the screen.

Screenshot of wolf princess San in Studio Ghibli film Princess Mononoke.
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The wolf princess is one of the main characters in the 1997 anime film.

Ghibli cosplayer becomes real life Princess Mononoke

The film centers on protagonist Ashitaka, who leaves his village after tragically becoming infected by a corrupted spirit. The banished prince embarks on a quest to look for a cure and confront the curse that corrupted the animal that wandered into his home.

Cosplayer ‘Jennifer Sonntag’ brought the movie’s second lead character, Princess San, to life with her stunning cosplay which she shared on Instagram. Photographer ‘jospixelart’ captured the artist posing in the heroine’s iconic white and blue outfit next to a wolf.

Jenny nailed San’s signature attire, which includes a white fur cape that drapes over her back as well as her red and gold warrior mask which she uses to cover her face while battling against human enemies. She even included her scarlet facepaint which sits under each eye.


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In another shot posted on her social media, the artist re-created a scene from the Ghibi film where the lead character sits on a rock. Jen looks ready to fight with her wolf family as she holds her prop dagger while having her headdress down. The outdoor backdrop gorgeously ties the whole thing together and could easily be mistaken for a screenshot from the film.


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Despite releasing over 23 years ago, Princess Mononoke still continues to be one of the most influential anime films of all time. Its dark themes and gritty depiction of violence was a departure for Miyazaki’s usually child-friendly projects.

Those looking to catch the classic movie are in luck as it can currently be watched right now on HBO’s streaming service MAX. Also in 2019, Studio Ghibli struck a deal with Apple TV and Amazon to sell all of their theatrical releases digitally for the very first time.