Yumeko Jabami is the main character of popular anime series ‘Kakegurui,’ and cosplaying pro ‘Sanet Cosplay’ has gone all-in to bring the compulsive gambler to life.
In Kakegurui, Yumeko Jabami flips the tables of Hyakkaou Private Academy by outplaying the school’s prestigious, oft-cruel students in the gambling circuit that determines their unrepentant caste system.
In the real world, Sanet has flipped the script on the Kakegurui cosplay community by revamping her Yumeko look and adding a slew of props to complement the sophisticated aesthetic offered by her spot-on outfit, colored contact lenses and true-to-the-anime makeup.
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“?????, ?????, ???????, ??? ???? ???? ?? ?? ??? ????? ??????, ?? ℑ ??????” • • Y’all seem to be absolute simps for Yumeko Jabami so I’m giving you guys what you want! For some reason you guys seem to give a lot of love to my Yumeko cosplay lol. I’m not mad… I really enjoy cosplaying her so I’m glad you guys like it too ♥️ • • • I tried something new and taped cards to my ceiling on strings lol ??♀️ • •
Yumeko transfers to Hyakkaou and immediately makes an impact on the school’s shady scene. As beautiful as she is crafty, the schoolgirl brings big money and bigger intuitiveness to the table—shaking up the system manipulated by a high-class student body to win money and, when debts go too far, slaves.
But far from an easily turned “doggy” or “kitty” (as the school’s gambling circuit dubs its male and female slaves, respectively), Yumeko is a talented, unfazed gambler. Sanet’s cosplay perfectly embodies that, with piercing red eyes, a poised demeanor and a slew of playing cards surrounding her—much like the consequential games surrounding the manga-turned-show’s school.
Sanet’s earlier caption for this look included one of Yumeko’s more emotive quotes: “Doubt, anger, despair. You must feel as if you could scream, am I right?” But she also took a moment to appreciate her fans for being “absolute simps for Yumeko Jabami.”
Given the current movement for human rights, she shifted tone in her most recent caption for the look—noting that she is “trying to stay positive and keep cosplaying, because it’s something that truly makes me happy.”
While it’s vital to amplify and support the movement, it’s also important to take the time for self-care so that people don’t get burnt out.
With Sanet’s commitment to the important issues spanning her sharing important resources and providing a platform for other Black cosplayers, it’s vital that she is also taking the time to continue doing things that make her happy, too.
And fans of Kakegurui or cosplay will absolutely not complain if one of those things just happens to be recreating Yumeko to perfection.