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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.

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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.


Kill la Kill cosplayer stuns as Studio Trigger heroine Ryuko Matoi

Published: 2/Dec/2020 20:01 Updated: 3/Dec/2020 3:50

by Brent Koepp


A Kill la Kill cosplayer made waves on Instagram after sharing her true-to-life take on protagonist Ryuko Matoi. The artist transformed into the anime heroine with an insanely accurate costume.

Kill la Kill exploded onto the anime scene in 2013, and took viewers by surprise with its over the top story and break-neck speed animation. The Studio Trigger show became an instant hit, and is still influential years later.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the series, by bringing its protagonist Ryuko Matoi to life. The artist’s faithful re-creation is so accurate, it’s almost as if the fierce heroine has slashed her way out of the screen.

Screenshot of Kill La Kill protagonist wrestling with her school uniform.
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The anime’s protagonist has to take on living clothes.

Kill la Kill cosplayer’s perfect Ryuko Matoi

The anime wastes no time and opens up with Ryuko discovering the death of her father. Following the clues left behind, the strong-headed protagonist enrolls in Honnōji Academy to find the killer who destroyed her family.

Cosplayer ‘kawaiitsu‘ made waves on Instagram by bringing the heroine to life with an incredible costume. Photographer ‘lina_fk‘ captured the artist posing in the heroine’s navy-blue sailor uniform while wielding a prop of Matoi’s iconic red scissor blade.

In the story, the outfit is actually a living creature called Senketsu. Kawaiitsu faithfully created the entity’s eye in the form of the red and yellow patch which sits under her left collar.


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In another shot posted to social media, the cosplayer gave viewers a closer look at how she captured Ryuko’s signature look.  The artist mirrored the protagonist’s blue shoulder-length feathered hair, and even dyed one of the bangs that hang over her face red.


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Despite releasing almost a decade ago, Kill la Kill still continues to be a fan favorite. Studio Trigger’s fierce protagonist has become a beloved character that cosplayers love to bring to life.

While there has so far been no talks about a second season, fans can experience the story with new cutscenes in the 2019 fighting game IF. The Bandai developed title lets players relive the series like never before.