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JK Rowling in awe at enchanting Harry Potter cosplay

Published: 15/Apr/2020 17:19

by Jacob Hale


It’s every cosplayer’s dream to get recognition from the creators of the look that inspired their work – but there are very few bigger than Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling.

Harry Potter was, and remains to this day, a global literary phenomenon unlike any we’ve seen in modern times. It inspired a whole generation of readers, writers and, more pertinent here, cosplayers.

Many a fancy-dress party has seen the likes of Harry, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger in attendance, celebrating their love for the franchise – but now one of them has caught JK Rowling’s eye, who gave the best appraisal ever.

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The Harry Potter universe provided a uniquely magical experience for many young people in the early 2000s.

On April 15, yosoyklee (real name Kaliyah Danielle) shared her Slytherin look on Twitter, particularly using make-up to full-effect to provide a unique take on the stereotypical Slytherin student.

A mixture of black and gold eyeshadow formed the base of the look, with sinister-looking clouds surrounding one eye, while the other adorned a fantastically-recreated Dark Mark, the tattoo every one of Voldemort’s Death Eaters get inscribed onto their left forearm.

The artwork and combination of black, green and gold caught Rowling’s attention, who told yosoyklee that “Slytherin never looked so good,” the highest of praise she could have received from the best-selling author.

Kaliyah even whipped out a replica Severus Snape wand for the occasion, proving her allegiance to the house of Salazar Slytherin with a homage to the late Hogwarts Headmaster.

It’s not often cosplayers gain recognition from the creators of the inspiration behind their look, so Danielle will no doubt be seriously excited by the praise, especially considering how many Slytherin cosplays Rowling must have seen in her time.

While Harry Potter fans eagerly await more content, spin-off film series Fantastic Beasts will be getting a third installment, with an expected release date of November 12, 2021.


Demon Slayer cosplayer flutters like a radiant butterfly as Shinobu Kocho

Published: 21/Oct/2020 7:27 Updated: 21/Oct/2020 7:31

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


A Demon Slayer cosplayer has metamorphosed into Shinobu Kochu and spread her wings in an elegant and well-detailed outfit that looks as real as it gets.

Shinobu Kocho is one of the standout characters in Demon Slayer. On the surface, she seems like a small, gentle, and soft-spoken angel with a calm and composed demeanor. But don’t let her size and appearance fool you. Shinobu Kocho is an incredibly powerful Demon Slayer. 

Beneath her skin is an immense and burning hatred towards demons, one which almost consumed her in the past. It started when she lost her beloved sister to the demons and sought revenge on them ever since.

It’s the reason Shinobu Kocho became a Demon Slayer in the first place.

Demon Slayer Cosplay Shinobu Kocho
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Shinobu Kocho is a dazzling and powerful Demon Slayer.

Shinobu Kocho is a powerful, quick, and deadly swordsman. However, she’s also a medical expert and a master in pharmacology. To make matters worse for her opponents, she coats her weapon with poison and can perform ‘Insect Breathing.’

It’s easy to see why she’s a fan-favorite among Demon Slayer cosplayers. But although there are many amazing Shinobu Kocho cosplays, a Russian cosplayer named dabllmi has taken it to a whole new level.

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Очень не запланированный фотосет вылился в эту потрясающую фотографию. 🦋 В конце июля я писала, что август принесёт мне много радости и новых знакомств. Вот знакомство с @bemycosplaymuse стало как раз этим событием. На самом деле я ещё долго буду вспоминать этот август и ставить его в пример, той жизни, которую я хочу. Работать на любимой работе, заниматься тем, что нравится, общаться с людьми, которым действительно есть дело до тебя. Вот что потрясающе. Помощник на фотосессии @zefirka_natsuki огромное спасибо за помощь 💕😌 #鬼滅の刃コスプレ #鬼滅 #鬼殺隊 #鬼滅の刀 #鬼滅の刃コスプレ #鬼滅の刃コスプレ #胡蝶しのぶ #kimetsunoyaiba #demonslayer #demonslayercosplay #kimetsunoyaibacosplay #冨岡義勇 #shinobukocho #shinobukochocosplay #cosplaygirls #kawaii #cutecosplay #cosplayrussia #otaku #moe #geekcosplay

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There’s an incredible amount of detail in her cosplay. It permeates everything from her kimono, hair, and sandals to the sword itself. The shades and patterns are all on-point, and it really looks like Shinobu Kocho herself has come to life.

Combined with high-quality photography that includes a moon and leaves in the background and pink butterflies in the foreground, this cosplay is about as flawless as they come.

If you want to get a closer look at the outfit, you can swipe over to a second picture. The perfection of her kimono shine through even more. All in all, it was an unbelievable cosplay and one that many will mesmerize many Demon Slayer fans. 

If you’re like us and still desperately waiting for Demon Slayer Season 2, it seems like it’s still a while away. But in the meantime, there’s no harm in cosplaying your favorite characters and bringing them to life.