Kill la Kill cosplayer stands up to the Elite Four with epic Ryuko take - Dexerto

Kill la Kill cosplayer stands up to the Elite Four with epic Ryuko take

Published: 22/Feb/2020 0:43 Updated: 22/Feb/2020 3:55

by Brent Koepp


Kill la Kill’s protagonist Ryuko Matoi was brought to life by a cosplayer’s insanely accurate outfit. The talented artist transformed into the anime heroine with a perfect re-creation.

Kill la Kill exploded into the anime scene in 2013 as its over-the-top storytelling and bombastic animation had viewers on the edges of their seats. The Studio Trigger series left its unmistakable mark on the medium.

A cosplay artist shared her stunning take on fierce protagonist Ryuko Matoi, and wowed fans by how much she looked like the popular character from the show.

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Kill la Kill burst into the anime scene with its 2013 debut.

Kill la Kill’s Ryuko brought to life

The story revolves around Ryuko, who sets out to avenge her father after he’s brutally killed by an assassin. Soon, she’s bonded to a living piece of cloth named Senketsu who takes the form of a navy blue school uniform.

Cosplayer ‘ninisauruscosplay‘ showed off her Kill la Kill costume on social media, and looked exactly like the anime’s stubborn protagonist. She nailed the character’s feathery blue hair, even down to the swept red colored bangs.

The talented artist posed as Matoi, giving fans a full glimpse of her re-creation of the living attire from the red and yellow eye that peers open on her left shoulder, to the cropped top that connects to the pleated skirt.

Nini shared more photos of her outfit on Instagram, and with a close-up shot she held the heroine’s iconic red scissor blade. Grasping the weapon, the cosplayer showed off the details that went into her costume, including the character’s signature red gloves.

The artist posted another set of pictures from her cosplay that show her piercing blue eyes and black eyeliner, which will have fans seeing double. It’s how we always imagined the character would look like in real life.

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I did a Ryuko photo shoot the other day and I’m still editing the pictures but here’s some selfies for now ? #cosplay #cosplayer #cosplaygirl #killlakillcosplay #killlakill #ryukomatoicosplay #ryukomatoi #anime #animegirl #animecosplay #ryuko #ryukocosplay #kawaii #コスプレ #コスプレイヤー #アニメ

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Fans of the series were impressed with her incredibly accurate outfit, such as user ‘spyderfilms’ who said “This is a fantastic Ryuko.” Another user ‘baraduke’ exclaimed “This is NOT a cosplay! You ARE ryuko,” clearly amazed by how much she looks like the protagonist.

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Kill la Kills fans were impressed with the cosplayer’s take on Ryuko.

The final episode of Kill la Kill aired in March 2014, and brought the incredible journey to a close. The show has built a massive following since its completion.

The series popularity has even spawned a fighting video game in 2019 titled ‘IF’. Those looking to watch the modern classic anime can stream every single episode on Crunchyroll and Funimation.


Demon Slayer cosplayer masters Beast Breathing as Inosuke Hashibira

Published: 24/Jan/2021 7:13

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


A talented cosplayer embraced his inner beast and transformed into Inosuke Hashibira from Demon Slayer. His fans can’t believe how accurate it is, and neither can we.

Inosuke Hashibira is one of the most hilarious characters in Demon Slayer. He was raised by boars, which is why he’s rough around the edges when it comes to human interaction. He also has a short-temper and unwavering confidence, and it often lands him in hot water.

But despite his flaws, he’s a formidable ally and a powerful Demon Slayer. He’s a skilled swordsman. However, unlike other characters in the show, he prefers wielding two swords instead of a katana. He also taught himself Beast Breathing, which enhances his sense of touch.

Inosuke also doesn’t look like a typical Demon Slayer. Instead of wearing the traditional outfit, he only wears pants, a belt made from brown animal fur, knee-high socks, and sandals. His trademark feature, however, is the iconic boar’s head he wears to mask his face. It belonged to his adoptive boar mother.

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Inosuke’s fighting style is courageous and fierce, much like his attitude.

Inosuke looks like he would be an imposing figure in real life. Fortunately, thanks to talented cosplayer Taryn, we know that for sure. He’s cosplayed everything from Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez from Bleach to Sett from League of Legends. They’re all insanely good. However, his Inosuke is on another level.

“Pig Assault! Hashibira Inosuke,” he said. “I missed this guy. What about you? Would you like to see me cosplaying “unmasked” Inosuke? Would you be ready?”


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Taryn will undoubtedly nail the unmasked version, and fans would love to see it. However, his masked version is flawless from head to toe. The outfit itself is simple enough, although he re-created it to a tee. But his version of the actual boar mask is out of this world.

Staying true to the character, he took on a martial arts pose in the first picture and two thumbs up in the second. He’s received almost 10,000 likes between them, which is a good chunk of his 90,000 followers.

Taryn takes his cosplaying very seriously, and his dedication shines through in the quality of each piece. All in all, his version of Inosuke is as good as it gets, and he deserves all the praise.