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Streamer receives ‘electrifying’ shout-out for perfect The Rock cosplay

Published: 29/Nov/2019 17:28

by Jacob Hale

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A Twitch streamer has been left speechless after her cosplay of The Rock was noticed by none other than the ten-time world heavyweight champion and Hollywood’s biggest star himself.

The Rock has conquered the entertainment world in ways so few have or will ever do. As well as being “the most electrifying man in sports entertainment”, Dwayne Johnson has been one of the biggest names in Hollywood for years.

However, there is one photo of Johnson that has become somewhat iconic, straight from the 90’s with a silver chain, black roll neck, and a fanny pack completing the now-infamous look.

Dwayne Johnson/InstagramThe Rock is somewhat of an influencer himself, with a very loyal social media following.

So, when streamer Ashley Roboto shared a clip of her wearing an outfit that was almost a carbon copy of The Rock’s from that iconic photo (missing only the fanny pack), she likely thought it was just a fun thing to do for her stream.

It’s very unlikely she expected The Rock himself to see and respond to her, but that’s exactly what he did in a tweet sent on November 28, responding directly to her clip.

He tweeted: “Like twinning and looking in the mirror, Ash. Santa has your new fanny pack.”

The Rock was clearly impressed with Ashley’s cosplay, and within half an hour she had responded to him clearly at a loss for words, unable to believe that he had noticed and responded to her work.

She tweeted saying: “Hi can someone just pinch me I am sweating profusely and may be crying. It’s cool, it’s fine, it’s all fine.”

It’s unlikely Ashley ever could have imagined The Rock would respond to her cosplay, but such is the power of social media.

And now we patiently await The Rock’s next career move: an exclusive livestreaming partnership.

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Demon Slayer cosplayer melts hearts as Love Pillar Mitsuri Kanroji

Published: 23/Nov/2020 21:15

by Brent Koepp

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A Demon Slayer cosplayer went viral on Instagram after sharing her true-to-life take on Mitsuri Kanroji. The artist’s stunning transformation into the Love Pillar will leave fans of the hit anime in awe.

Demon Slayer’s debut in 2019 was explosive as the series has quickly become a worldwide phenomena. The anime is so popular that its first theatrical film Mugen Train is on track to becoming the highest-grossing movie of all time in Japan.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the beloved story by bringing popular character Mitsuri Kanroji to life. The artist’s insanely accurate portrayal of the fierce heroine made waves on Instagram due to how much she looks like the fierce warrior.

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Mitsuri Kanroji is one of the popular characters of the hit 2019 anime.

Demon Slayer cosplayer’s real life Love Pillar

While the dark anime largely centers on the Kamado siblings, the last half of Season 1 heavily focuses on the fierce warriors of the Demon Slayer corps. These strong swordsman are called Pillars, and they are able to control their breath and unleash incredible powers against their foes.

Cosplayer Melodi Kızılgün went viral after bringing the Love Pillar Mitsuri to life with a jaw-dropping costume. The artist accurately depicted the character’s black and white Demon Slayer corps uniform, while faithfully mirroring her striking pink and green braided hair.

Photographer ‘toyfromearth’ captured Melodi posing with the heroine’s iconic katana, which has a blue hilt and pink hearts underneath the fabric. Recreating a scene from the show, she readies to slay demons with an incredibly detailed prop of Kanroji’s deadly weapon.

 

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Despite only being uploaded on November 22, the social media post already collected over 8.8k likes at the time of writing. Her gorgeous portrayal of the heroine made massive waves in just under 24 hours.

Demon Slayer originally made its debut in 2016 as a manga written by renowned Japanese writer Koyoharu Gotog. However, it exploded in popularity after studio Ufotable released its anime adaptation.

While there is currently no update on the show’s return, the movie Mugen Train is out now. The feature length picture bridges the gap between Season 1 and 2.