Demon Slayer cosplayer dances into battle as Insect Pillar Shinobu Kocho - Dexerto

Demon Slayer cosplayer dances into battle as Insect Pillar Shinobu Kocho

Published: 19/Jun/2020 18:31 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 15:23

by Brent Koepp


A Demon Slayer cosplayer transformed into Shinobu Kocho with her incredibly accurate costume. The artist’s jaw-dropping photos taken in Japan truly bring the popular anime to life like you’ve never seen before.

Demon Slayer shook up the anime industry in 2019 with its explosive debut. Viewers from around the world became hooked to the edge of their seats, gripped by the show’s dark themes and incredible action sequences.

Talented cosplayer ‘Faid Eyren‘ brought one of the series’ most popular characters, Shinobu Kocho, to reality. Her stunning depiction is so good, it’s almost as if the Insect Pillar has slashed her way out of the screen and into real life.


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Shinobu is one of the most popular characters in the 2019 anime.

Demon Slayer cosplayer becomes real life Shinobu

In the series, Demon Slayer Corps is an organization that hunts down evil creatures that lurk the world. The group’s strongest swordsmen are called Pillars, and Shinobu represents the Insect. These fighters can control their breath, and unleash immense powers.

Cosplayer Faid Eyren shared her take on the heroine, and brought the anime to life with a gorgeous re-creation in Japan. Photographer ‘mirn_japan‘ captured the artist posing in Kocho’s Corps uniform, with assistance from ‘Nami’s photo‘ who helped with editing.

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Faid truly captures the Demon Slayer character’s enchanting look, from her striking eyes, to her purple and black hair which sits under her iconic insect head piece. Butterflies rest on her shoulder as she unsheathes her incredible prop replica of Shinobu’s katana.


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. . А вот и фото с того многострадального фотосета, на котором у меня отжали и меч и бабочек) В полном обмундировании в итоге сфотографировались уже выйдя из музея) . У вас есть персонажи, в которых вам хочется ходить чаще одного раза? Когда балдеешь просто от того, что ты в любимом образе и плевать на все? Вот у меня с Шинобу именно так) . Kochou Shinobu by me Ph – @mirn_japan Edit – #kochoushinobu #kimetsunoyaiba #faideyren #demonslayer #kochoushinobucosplay #kimetsunoyaibacosplay #cosplay #anime_cosplay #cosplayersofinstagram #胡蝶しのぶ #コスプレ #鬼滅の刃 #鬼滅の刃コスプレ #胡蝶しのぶコスプレ #shinobucosplay

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In the story, the heroine is often surrounded by majestic butterflies which the cosplayer perfectly mirrors in another shot. Holding out her hand, the insect hovers above her finger in one of the best depictions of Shinobu we have ever seen.

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The artist shared more shots of her outfit, this time re-creating the character’s Butterfly Dance attack. Wielding her sword in the air, Faid is surrounded by the creatures. The whole thing is beautifully tied together by pink Sakura trees in the background.

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. . Well, Kimetsu is finished. Time to say thank you to Koyoharu-san for this amazing manga, for the inspiration and emotions you gave to me! . (I think that the last arc starting from Muzan’s fight and ending is weak, but as I heard Gotogue had family problems and had to finish it faster than planned, I’m not sure if it’s true but it makes sense, I really hope that now things get better to her T___T) . My short “best” list: Best protagonist- Shinobu ofc Best character in total- Inosuke, this guy already meme Best antagonist- Douma/Kokushibo, Douma deeper and more interesting, Kokushibo played as main antagonist more than Muzan Best breath- insect/ water Best fight- Upper Moon Two definitely (have you seen all these ice lotuses?!) Best demon- Tamae, she did a lot for victory! Overrated- Sabito, not much presence in manga, but a lot in fan community Unrated- Himejima, this guy hero and deserves all hugs in the world Best arc- Infinity Fortress ( before Muzan) . Who’s in your list?) . Full shooting+ HD’s + bonus video available for my dearest patrons( . ? Kochou Shinobu by me ? Ph – @mirn_japan ? Edit – . @sharemycosplay #kochoushinobu #kimetsunoyaiba #faideyren #demonslayer #kochoushinobucosplay #kimetsunoyaibacosplay #cosplay #anime_cosplay #cosplayersofinstagram #胡蝶しのぶ #コスプレ #鬼滅の刃 #鬼滅の刃コスプレ #胡蝶しのぶコスプレ ‪#ありがとう鬼滅の刃‬ #shinobucosplay #thankyoukimetsunoyaiba #鬼滅完結

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Ever since wrapping up its first season, Demon Slayer fans have been patiently waiting for what’s next. Luckily, the story continues this Fall with the release of the Mugen Train film.


The movie will bridge the gap between Season 1 and 2. For everything know about it, check out our guide here. Those wanting to catch up in time can watch all episodes on streaming services Crunchyroll and Funimation.