Stranger Things cosplay duo look ready for the Upside Down - Dexerto

Stranger Things cosplay duo look ready for the Upside Down

Published: 16/Apr/2020 8:06

by David Purcell


Venturing into the Upside Down might be a daunting task for the characters in Stranger Things, but two cosplayers pulling off incredible looks have certainly got their game faces on. They look ready to go. 

The popular Netflix series is a weird blend between sci-fi and 1980s popular culture, there’s no doubt about that, and a lot of that aesthetic isn’t just made up of what the characters talk about, but often what they wear as well.

While recreating the vintage look of characters Steve Harrington and Nancy Wheeler – played by Joey Keery and Natalia Dyer respectively – might be a challenge too far for many, two cosplayers have stepped up to the plate and knocked it out of the park.

Cosplayers have been finding the best way to spend their time while waiting for Stranger Things Season 4.

What must be particularly difficult about creating Stranger Things cosplays is that their clothing is quite normal, really. You could try to recreate the looks and have it turn out just like a normal outfit – rather than specifically looking like a character.

That said, cosplayer ali_darling17 has posted a snap to Instagram that shows that while not easy, these two looks can be pulled off with cosplay.

As seen below, the hairstyles really do make the cosplay here. The pulled back hair is a hallmark of Nancy’s look in the show, not to mention her shirt and jumper style – tucked in, of course. Then, for Steve, the long wavy hair, fitting baseball bat prop, and tight jeans just about does the trick.

If the Stranger Things production team are looking for two lookalikes, for whatever reason, these two could easily slot right into the background of some shots and look recognizable – which is a testament to their outfit designs. Keep the camera slightly blurry, though, of course.

Another snap was also uploaded to her Instagram, showing an action shot this time of Nancy.

It’s not the first cosplay we’ve seen do the rounds on the internet based on popular Netflix shows, however, as there’s more where this came from in The Witcher fanbase.

Those who like admiring a good old cosplay or two will definitely appreciate their work, nevertheless.


Demon Slayer cosplayer goes viral as perfect Nezuko in a box

Published: 23/Oct/2020 0:47

by Brent Koepp


A Demon Slayer cosplayer went viral on Instagram after adorably bringing Nezuko Kamado traveling in a box to life. The talented artist creatively transformed into the anime heroine while riding on the back of Tanjiro.

Demon Slayer was the breakout anime of 2019, as viewers around the world became enthralled with its brutally dark world and stylish animation. The series follows the Kamado siblings who are on a quest to avenge their family.

Prolific cosplayer Zekia ‘aru.rinh‘ went viral on social media when she transformed into the show’s lead heroine, Nezuko. The talented artist re-created the character traveling in a box that will be sure to capture hearts of fans.

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The anime heroine travels in a box carried on her brother’s back.

Demon Slayer cosplayer brings Nezuko in a box to life

Early on in the story, Nezuko Kamado is turned into a demon after surviving a brutal attack from a creature. A part of her new powers is the ability to shrink her body. To avoid being seen, the heroine travels in a box that is carried by her brother.

Cosplayer ‘aru.rinh’ went viral on Instagram after bringing the iconic plot point to real life. Photographer ‘muze‘ captured Zekia sitting in a box strapped to the back of an artist portraying her sibling, Tanjiro.

Adorably, her legs hang out of the wooden container as she sits snugly in the box. In the picture’s caption, she explained, “yes i do fit all the way into the box.”

In another shot posted to social media, aru.rinh gave viewers a full look at how detailed her costume really is. She faithfully created Nezuko’s signature pink yukata, including the red and white checkered sash around her waist. Zekia even included the character’s large leg wraps that go into her sandals.

The cosplayer also posed in an up-close portrait photo, and shows off how faithful her look is to the anime. In the series, the Kamado sibling’s eyes turn bright pink after being turned into a demon, which aru.rinh nailed effortlessly as her curly black hair falls on her shoulders.

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Demon Slayer originally made its debut in 2016 as a manga, however found worldwide acclaim after being adapted into an anime by studio Ufotable.

After a year of waiting, the series finally makes its return in the form of the theatrical film Mugen Train. For everything we know about the project, check out our guide here.