Demon Slayer cosplayer gives fans chills with fierce Nezuko Kamado video - Dexerto

Demon Slayer cosplayer gives fans chills with fierce Nezuko Kamado video

Published: 14/Mar/2020 17:57

by Brent Koepp


A popular cosplayer blew the minds of Demon Slayer fans with her incredibly faithful depiction of Nezuko Kamado. The talented artist transformed herself into the anime heroine in a video that went viral.

Demon Slayer exploded out the gate as the most popular anime show of 2019. The freshman series captivated fans with its bloody tale of a boy’s revenge against the evil that massacred his family.

An incredibly skilled cosplayer brought protagonist Tanjiro Kamado’s sister Nezuko to life with a detailed outfit. Fans of the property were stunned by her perfect transformation into the demon-turned character.

The 2019 series took the anime world by storm.

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Demon Slayer cosplayer transforms into Nezuko

In the story, Nezuko survives the brutal attack that killed most of her family. However it came at a cost, as she is turned into a demon by a curse. Protagonist Tanjiro embarks on a quest with her to avenge their loved ones and find a cure.

Cosplayer Lissa ‘melissa_lissova’ shared her take on the Demon Slayer character, and captured her look with incredible accuracy. In the show, her flowing black hair turns vermillion at the bottom which the artist nailed with help from ‘miccostumes.’

Lissa depicted Nezuko’s bloodlust by biting down on the character’s bamboo gag, which she uses to stop herself from attacking humans. Creating Nezuko’s fighting stance from the anime, she clawed her hands and exposed her sharp nails.


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In the show Nezuko gains the power to shrink her size or become bigger. In another photo posted to her Instagram, the cosplayer took an adorable photo sitting in a small basket with her legs hanging over the edge.

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Sooo yesterday I've watched "Frozen 2", and it was fantastic ? The plot is different from the one I drew out of my own head ? There were so many Elsa in the trailers that I thought the story would be only about her and her past, but I'm happy that revealed all the characters including Olaf and Kristoff ? What about you, who is you favourite character from Frozen/ Frozen 2? P.S. Hope I'm not the only one who always watches all the subtitles to the end, to see the extra little piece of movie at the end ? Costume and wig from @miccostumes ? #nezukokamado #kamadonezuko #tatenoyuusha #demonslayer #cosplay #cosplayer #cosplaying #anime #cosplayersofinstagram #cosplayphotography #demonslayeredit #animecosplay #mangacosplay #tanjiroukamado #zenitsuagatsuma #cosplayers #cosplay

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Lissa also created a video dressed up in character, where she depicted Nezuko’s movements from the series while the opening theme song plays. The post exploded on social media, and at the time of writing has over 76,000 views.

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While I'm waiting for professional photos from this shoot, I would like to show you small video ❤ I just can't wait, but I'm sure that you'll see it soon ☺️ Fantastic costume and wig from @miccostumes ? I really love it so sooo much ❤ Before I'll got more comments that I'm grown version of Nezuko, I should write that my height is 162-163cm, it makes me upset, cuz Nezuko is small ? it's not very important for me in my every day life, but when original character is small, it's a little bit sad to read about it ? #nezukokamado #kamadonezuko #tatenoyuusha #tatenoyuushanonariagari #demonslayerkimetsunoyaiba #demonslayeredit #demonslayer #cosplay #cosplayer #cosplaying #anime #cosplayersofinstagram #cosplayvideo #cosplaymodel #cosplayworld #鬼滅の刃 #コスプレ #コスプレヤー #竈門禰豆子

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Demon Slayer viewers were blown away by her accurate portrayal of the beloved heroine. User ‘pornado’ exclaimed “One of the best Nezuko cosplays I’ve seen yet.” Another user ‘ishatter_lol’ agreed, echoing a similar sentiment. “That’s the best Demon Slayer cosplay I have seen so far,” they commented.


Fans of the series fell in love with the cosplayer’s detailed portrayal of Nezuko.

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Demon Slayer originally made its debut in 2016 as a manga featured by the popular Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine. However its 2019 anime adaption by studio Ufotable has made it a household name in the medium.

Fans waiting for more can look forward to the upcoming feature length film Mugen Train which you can learn everything about here. If you are interested in catching up in time for the film, you can watch every single episode on Crunchyroll or Funimation.