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Naruto's Ino Yamanaka brought to life in eye-popping cosplay

by Connor Bennett

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Cosplayer velvateena has managed to bring Naruto’s Ino Yamanaka to life with a stunningly accurate cosplay that has drawn plenty of plaudits from fans of the manga and anime series.

Naruto is one of the most recognizable manga and anime series around after having debuted back in 1997 before going on to have a number of its own television series, video games, and even a collectible card game.

As it has a wide variety of characters, the popular series is prime inspiration material for cosplayers across the globe – with some trying their hand at the main character Naruto Uzumaki and even background names like Hinata Hyuga and even Sakura Haruno. Yet, it is Nara’s Team Asuma counterpart Ino Yamanaka that has become one of the most impressive cosplays to date.

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The Naruto series has been going strong for quite some time.

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In a post to the Cosplay subreddit, velvateena showed off her pretty stunning attempt at cosplaying Ino. While she may not have the powers of the anime character, the cosplayer nailed the character’s purple outfit, hairstyle, and huge blue eyes.

Of course, she had a little help in being able to look exactly like the character in question, as Vel revealed that the hair was a wig – although she admitted it needed a little work at the back – and the eyes were helped out by mesh contact lenses that make everything just slightly blue.

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The brilliant cosplay managed to draw plenty of praises from her fellow Redditors who had laid their eyes upon it. “Looks great! The eyes really pull it all together,” commented ElectricHusky11.

While other fans chimed in with “lovely” and “stunning” responses, another, Talekforever1, labeled it as a “life-like Ino” that wouldn’t be too out of place in a live-action TV series or even movie. 

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Aside from Ino, the cosplayer has plenty of other anime-related outfits on her Instagram account, including Naruto’s Hinata, Tenten, and even Haku.

It wouldn’t be surprising to see her attempting another stunning look in the near future, especially as there are tonnes of much-loved characters to still choose from.