Kill la Kill cosplayer slashes through Life Fibers as Ryuko Matoi - Dexerto

Kill la Kill cosplayer slashes through Life Fibers as Ryuko Matoi

Published: 22/Jun/2020 1:03 Updated: 22/Jun/2020 1:04

by Brent Koepp


Kill la Kill’s leading protagonist Ryuko Matoi was brought to life by a cosplayer’s insanely accurate costume. The artist’s faithful depiction of the sassy heroine will leave fans in awe.

Kill la Kill made its explosive debut in 2013, and was a massive hit for Studio Trigger. Viewers connected with the show’s ridiculous story about living clothes and its incredible over-the-top action sequences.

A talented cosplayer shared her true-to-life take on the series’ lead character, Ryuko Matoi. The artist looks so much like the heroine, it’s almost as if the protagonist has shredded her way out of the screen with her scissor blade.

ryuko matoi
Studio Trigger
The character wields a giant scissor blade.

Kill la Kill cosplayer becomes Ryuko Matoi

The anime opens with Ryuko enrolling at Honnoji Academy after her father is assassinated. The determined protagonist is looking for the killer who has the other half of her red scissor blade, but is challenged by the school’s president Satsuki Kiryuin.

Cosplayer ‘ellsnyx‘ transformed into Matoi, and stunned with her faithful portrayal. Photographer ‘molkerphoto‘ captured the artist wielding her gigantic prop weapon over her shoulder, as she poses in her blue and red academy uniform.

Ells costume was made by ‘monchichitanuki‘ who meticulously re-created Ryuko’s outfit named Senketsu. In the show, the the uniform is alive, which the cosplay depicts with a red and yellow eye which peeks out from beneath her collar.

In another shot taken by ‘tachiiphotography‘, the artist shows off her incredible scissor sword replica made by ‘gsprops.’ Mirroring a poster from the anime, Ells truly becomes the real life Ryuko Matoi in what is easily one of the best takes on the character we have ever seen.

As if that wasn’t impressive enough, she also collaborated with fellow cosplayer ‘GrumpyPlum‘ who portrayed Ryuko’s best friend in the show, Mako. The two artists perfectly capture the anime heroines’ adorable relationship.

Despite releasing over seven years ago, Kill la Kill continues to grow in popularity. The show’s insane premise and over-the-top animation has made it one of the most entertaining series in the last decade.

Fans looking to experience the Studio Trigger property again can check out the fighting video game ‘IF’ which came out in 2019. Newcomers can watch all episodes on streaming services Netflix and Crunchyroll.


Evangelion cosplayer becomes Rei Ayanami with epic underwater photoshoot

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:01

by Brent Koepp


A Neon Genesis Evangelion cosplayer shared her transformation into popular character Rei Ayanami. The artist brought the anime heroine to life with a mind-blowing underwater photoshoot.

Ever since its debut in 19995, Neon Genesis Evangelion has been one of the most influential animes of all time. The Studio Gainax Mecha was originally written by Hideaki Anno.

To celebrate the hit show, a cosplayer went to new depths – literally – to bring lead character Rei Ayanami to life. The artist’s jaw dropping underwater photo recreation will leave fans of the sci-fi epic speechless.

Screenshot of Rei Ayanami in Rebuild Evangelion anime.
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The blue-haired heroine is one of the main characters in the hit anime.

While the series heavily revolves around teenager Shinji Ikari moving to Tokyo-3, the protagonist quickly meets a diverse cast of characters after joining Nerv. One of the fierce characters introduced is Rei Ayanami who pilots Evangelion mechs to defend humanity from the alien threat called Angels.

Cosplayer Tessa ‘tessa_crownster’ made waves on Instagram after faithfully bringing the heroine to life in November. The artist absolutely nailed the character’s signature look, accurately mirroring her short blue bob-style haircut, as well as depicting her striking red eyes.

Tessa utilized underwater photography with the help of ‘brettsphoto‘ to truly capture the anime’s sci-fi roots. The result is stunning as it looks like she is floating in a tank full of wires and circuits. The creative shoot is easily one of the best cosplays we have ever seen of Evangelion.


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In another shot posted to the cosplayer’s social media, crownster gave fans a closer view of her incredible portrayal of Rei. The picture taken by ‘samu.snap‘ showcases just how accurate her costume is to the hit anime. Tessa looks ready for battle as she mimics Ayanami’s stance while wearing her iconic white and black pilot bodysuit.


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Despite releasing over 25 years ago, Evangelion continues to have a major influence on not only anime, but films and music. The groundbreaking Mecha was in many ways ahead of its time.

Those that might have missed out on the hit show back in the day can actually watch the original series right now on Netflix or Funimation.