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Tokyo Ghoul cosplayer sets Touka Kirishima ablaze with devilish outfit

Published: 11/May/2020 22:54

by Alan Bernal


A cosplayer marvelously unleashed Touka Kirishima’s kagune with a design that captured the Tokyo Ghoul star in a dark-but-gentle light, reminiscent of the popular manga and anime series.

The franchise has been a beloved staple of manga for its unique blend of horror and drama, fueled by the complex characters like Touka. Though a gentle character, the series has shown that she can be exquisitely dangerous within the larger society of ghouls.

Though her kagune took time to develop, the eventual :re manager has always been one of the more devilish ghouls in combat, and great cosplays of her stride that fine line of showing her caring side while teasing the sheer power that she packs.

There are many sides to Tokyo Ghoul’s Touka Kirishima.

Fitting with that theme is cosplayer ‘midorily’ who donned Touka’s all-leather look during her time in the Gas Mask collective.

This outfit for the popular character is both frightening and well executed with impeccable character details that are true to the show – down to the gorey aftermath of a kill.

The arc-appropriate reimagining shows her in the black leather outfit with the iconic mask that the gang of ghouls are known for wearing.

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But the clear standout of the entire cosplay is obviously the immaculate design of Touka’s half-realized ukaku kagune. The misshaped wings not only pays its respects to the source material, but shows midorily’s prowess as a cosplay creator.

Made entirely of the worbla, a material popular with cosplayers for being malleable, sturdy, and light-weight, the designer created one wing to be the undeveloped side of Touka’s kagune while the other stands straight up.

Though the costume looks like a simple take to a character, the devil is in the details with the striking wings that glow from yellow to a dark purple.

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Tokyo Ghoul has been a favorite series among cosplayers to recreate, seeing as one design can have many distinct layers that can show different sides of a character.

Midorily’s cosplay perfectly brought to life one of the anime’s most beloved characters in a brilliant way that shows how impeccable design can really make an outfit catch the eye.


Princess Mononoke cosplayer runs with wolves as Studio Ghibli heroine San

Published: 27/Nov/2020 19:04

by Brent Koepp


A Princess Mononoke cosplayer brought the film’s protagonist San to life with a stunning costume. The artist’s breathtaking transformation into the Studio Ghibli character will leave fans speechless.

In 1997, renowned director Hayao Miyazaki debuted his groundbreaking seventh film, Princess Mononoke. The environmentalist-themed story was so popular, it’s still the eighth highest grossing movie of all time in Japan.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the influential anime by bringing it to life with a jaw-dropping outdoor photoshoot. The artist’s incredible take on wolf girl San is so good, it’s almost as if the protagonist has clawed her way out of the screen.

Screenshot of wolf princess San in Studio Ghibli film Princess Mononoke.
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The wolf princess is one of the main characters in the 1997 anime film.

Ghibli cosplayer becomes real life Princess Mononoke

The film centers on protagonist Ashitaka, who leaves his village after tragically becoming infected by a corrupted spirit. The banished prince embarks on a quest to look for a cure and confront the curse that corrupted the animal that wandered into his home.

Cosplayer ‘Jennifer Sonntag’ brought the movie’s second lead character, Princess San, to life with her stunning cosplay which she shared on Instagram. Photographer ‘jospixelart’ captured the artist posing in the heroine’s iconic white and blue outfit next to a wolf.

Jenny nailed San’s signature attire, which includes a white fur cape that drapes over her back as well as her red and gold warrior mask which she uses to cover her face while battling against human enemies. She even included her scarlet facepaint which sits under each eye.


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In another shot posted on her social media, the artist re-created a scene from the Ghibi film where the lead character sits on a rock. Jen looks ready to fight with her wolf family as she holds her prop dagger while having her headdress down. The outdoor backdrop gorgeously ties the whole thing together and could easily be mistaken for a screenshot from the film.


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Despite releasing over 23 years ago, Princess Mononoke still continues to be one of the most influential anime films of all time. Its dark themes and gritty depiction of violence was a departure for Miyazaki’s usually child-friendly projects.

Those looking to catch the classic movie are in luck as it can currently be watched right now on HBO’s streaming service MAX. Also in 2019, Studio Ghibli struck a deal with Apple TV and Amazon to sell all of their theatrical releases digitally for the very first time.