Kill la Kill cosplay stamps her authority as perfect Satsuki Kiryuin - Dexerto
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Kill la Kill cosplay stamps her authority as perfect Satsuki Kiryuin

Published: 13/Nov/2020 7:11

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Kill la Kill’s Satsuki Kiryuin starts as an antagonist but slowly becomes a powerful heroine and one of the most awesome characters in the show, and one cosplayer wanted to pay her respects.

Kill la Kill was a breakout show back in 2013, and it’s been a smash-hit among fans and cosplayers ever since. It mixes a bizarre and interesting plot about humans and their clothes with an absurd amount of action and character development.

The show revolves around protagonist Ryuko Matoi, who wants to find out who killed her father and kill them. However, when she arrives at Honnoji Academy, she encounters an equally powerful woman, Satsuki Kiryuin, who rules the school.

Satsuki Kiryuin isn’t evil, but she is a firm believer in authority and obedience. For that reason, she leads her people with an unwavering iron fist. Some of them worship her, while others fear her.

Kill la Kill Cosplay Satsuki Kiryuin
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Satsuki Kiryuin has a cold-blooded exterior, but deep down, she cares about people.

A cosplayer named Heather Highlander falls in the second category of people. She is a firm believer in Satsuki Kiruyin’s ways and paid her respects by flawlessly transforming into her from top to bottom.

Heather’s version of Satsuki Kiryuin’s military-themed uniform is the best one yet. The blue and goals seams interlace over the white in perfect harmony, and the spangled shoulder pads round it off nicely.

Of course, let’s not forget about the raven-colored hair and bushy eyebrows sitting above her bright-blue eyes, which are on point too. Heather has even worked them in unison to pull of Satsuki Kiryuin’s trademark furious scowl.

However, the highlight is definitely the Secret Sword Bakuzan, complete with a white hilt and guard and black blade. Satsuki Kiriyuin is a master swordsman, and her infamous sword is powerful enough to compete with Ryuko Matoi’s Scissor Blade.

Kill la Kill fans might still have a divided opinion on Satsuki Kiryuin, even after she turns good. However, everyone can agree that Heather Highlander’s cosplay captures her looks and attitude to perfection.

Kill la Kill is still one of the most talked-about anime all these years later, and characters like Satsuki Kiryuin played an important part in that.

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Princess Mononoke cosplayer runs with wolves as Studio Ghibli heroine San

Published: 27/Nov/2020 19:04

by Brent Koepp

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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.