Insanely accurate Shinobu cosplay is a viral hit with Demon Slayer fans - Dexerto

Insanely accurate Shinobu cosplay is a viral hit with Demon Slayer fans

Published: 27/Jan/2020 20:35

by Brent Koepp


A cosplayer’s incredibly detailed costume of Demon Slayer’s Shinobu Kocho went viral on social media, wowing fans by bringing the Insect Pillar to life and transforming into the popular anime character.

Demon Slayer took the anime world by storm in 2019, as millions of fans were gripped by the show’s dark plot about a teenager’s quest to avenge his family after they are brutally killed by demons.

A popular cosplayer shared her jaw dropping take on Shinobu Kocho, and had fans going wild by how much she looked like the fierce swordsman with an amazing true-to-life costume.

The Insect Pillar is one of the most popular characters in Demon Slayer.

Demon Slayer’s Shinobu comes to life

In the show’s story, protagonist Tanjira Kamado joins the Demon Slayer corps led by the strongest swordsman in the organization called the Pillars. Shinobu is among their ranks with her Breath of the Insect power.

Cosplayer mk_ays shared her incredibly accurate costume of the character on social media, and it is one of the closest takes we’ve seen to someone pulling off the warrior’s look to perfection and how we imagine the character would look like in real life.

The talented artist’s portrayal of the anime heroine was a big hit with Demon Slayer fans and had them gushing, as many were impressed with how detailed her outfit was. In the comments, ‘vicitiaraputri’ exclaimed, “Your Shinobu and Kanae are so da*n PERFECT!!!!!” while user ‘m_h.966’ said, “Very beautiful as the beauty of the assassin of demons.”

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Fans were blown away by the incredible cosplay.
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Another user was impressed by the costume.

Ays shared more photos of her costume on Instagram, and showed off the amount of work that went into completing the look by recreating her white and black lined Kimono with multi-colored sleeves.

Taking it to the next level, the Russian artist uploaded a video that went viral with over 31k views that shows her pulling off Shinobu’s black and purple parted hair, becoming Shinobu with what could be a scene from the show.

She also shared another shot of her posing with the Pillar’s signature katana, which has a flower shaped hilt while enchanting butterflies sit on her sword, tying the whole costume together for an incredible portrayal of the Demon Slayer character.

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Shinobu Kocho cosplay from Kimetsu no Yaiba? Lenses from @momokolens (coupon code “MKAYS”?)❤️ #kimetsunoyaiba #kimetsunoyaibacosplay #demonslayer #demonslayercosplay #shinobukochou #shinobukochoucosplay #kocho #kochoushinobu #kochoushinobucosplay #momokolens

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Demon Slayer originally debuted as a manga in 2016, but exploded in popularity with its anime adaptation by Studio Ufotable, becoming the breakout show of 2019.

While fans eagerly await the sequel film, newcomers can catch the entire first season on streaming services Funimation and Crunchyroll.


Demon Slayer cosplayer goes viral as perfect Nezuko in a box

Published: 23/Oct/2020 0:47

by Brent Koepp


A Demon Slayer cosplayer went viral on Instagram after adorably bringing Nezuko Kamado traveling in a box to life. The talented artist creatively transformed into the anime heroine while riding on the back of Tanjiro.

Demon Slayer was the breakout anime of 2019, as viewers around the world became enthralled with its brutally dark world and stylish animation. The series follows the Kamado siblings who are on a quest to avenge their family.

Prolific cosplayer Zekia ‘aru.rinh‘ went viral on social media when she transformed into the show’s lead heroine, Nezuko. The talented artist re-created the character traveling in a box that will be sure to capture hearts of fans.

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The anime heroine travels in a box carried on her brother’s back.

Demon Slayer cosplayer brings Nezuko in a box to life

Early on in the story, Nezuko Kamado is turned into a demon after surviving a brutal attack from a creature. A part of her new powers is the ability to shrink her body. To avoid being seen, the heroine travels in a box that is carried by her brother.

Cosplayer ‘aru.rinh’ went viral on Instagram after bringing the iconic plot point to real life. Photographer ‘muze‘ captured Zekia sitting in a box strapped to the back of an artist portraying her sibling, Tanjiro.

Adorably, her legs hang out of the wooden container as she sits snugly in the box. In the picture’s caption, she explained, “yes i do fit all the way into the box.”

In another shot posted to social media, aru.rinh gave viewers a full look at how detailed her costume really is. She faithfully created Nezuko’s signature pink yukata, including the red and white checkered sash around her waist. Zekia even included the character’s large leg wraps that go into her sandals.

The cosplayer also posed in an up-close portrait photo, and shows off how faithful her look is to the anime. In the series, the Kamado sibling’s eyes turn bright pink after being turned into a demon, which aru.rinh nailed effortlessly as her curly black hair falls on her shoulders.

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ac is broken and i’m dying photo: @muze

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Demon Slayer originally made its debut in 2016 as a manga, however found worldwide acclaim after being adapted into an anime by studio Ufotable.

After a year of waiting, the series finally makes its return in the form of the theatrical film Mugen Train. For everything we know about the project, check out our guide here.