- Things to watch out for one putting together you Demon Slayer cosplay outfit
- Most popular Demon Slayer Cosplay characters
- 1. Nezuko Cosplay
- Nezuko Cosplay Accessories
- Tanjiro Cosplay
- 2. Tanjiro Cosplay Full Outfits
- Tanjiro Jacket
- Tanjiro Children’s Outfit
- Tanjiro Accessories
- 3. Inosuke Cosplay
- Full Inosuke Cosplay Outfits
- Inosuke Accessories
- Inosuke Footwear
- 4. Mitsuri Kanroji Cosplay
- Mitsuri Kanoji Cosplay
- 5. Shinobu Kocho Cosplay
- Shinobu Kocho Accessories
- 6. Zenitsu Agatsuma Cosplay
- Zenitsu Agatsuma Full Outfits
- Zenitsu Agatsuma Accessories
- Other Demon Slayer Cosplay Characters
- Putting together your demon slayer outfit
- Finding the perfect accessories
- In Conclusion
Every year Japan creates a list of new words that have entered the Japanese language. In the 2020 list the word “kimetsu no yaiba” made an appearance. Such was the rise in popularity of anime “Demon Slayer”.
Amongst other things, the program is notable for the striking kimono patterns worn by many of the characters. It didn’t take long for the show to take off internationally and for Cosplayers to Tanjiro-style sniff a costuming opportunity.
These days, you can actually find cosplay outfits for just about every Demon Slayer. Or you can collect your own accessories to combine with home made items, or items from your existing wardrobe, to come up with something uniquely your own.
In this article, we will be discussing the steps to take when choosing a Demon slayer cosplay costume. A lot of people want to dress up as a Demon slayer for a convention, but not all costumes are created equal. You’ll need to make sure that you pick one that is accurate and well-made if you want it to last for more than a day.
There are many different styles and types of costumes and each one is made in different material so it’s important to understand what you are looking for in a demon slayer cosplay costume.
We’ve written a bunch about Demon Slayer Opening Theme 鬼滅の刃主題歌 Gurenge 紅蓮華 with lyrics in english translation.
And we’ve gone in to the nuts and bolts around what the Japanese name of Demon Slayer Kimetsu No Yaiba means here.
Big name characters, such as the Demon Slayer Pillars are generally the most popular, but there are a lot of characters to consider…
Things to watch out for one putting together you Demon Slayer cosplay outfit
The first thing to mention is that, obviously, the image of the sword is extremely important in Demon Slayer. Each of the pillars and other characters has their own distinctive katana that mirrors or says something about their own unique powers, abilities or character.
Unfortunately, a lot of the cosplay costumes don’t actually come with a sword. You generally have to buy these separately, especially if you want a good one.
Luckily, there have been replicas made of most of the characters swords which you can purchase online, of various quality.
The first thing though is just don’t forget the sword! What is a Demon Slayer without a sword?
Robin Williams once joked about English policemen who don’t carry guns. He mused on what they must say to criminals on the run, “Stop! Stop, or I’ll say stop again!”.
Same story for a Kimetsu-tai member with no sword.
Demon Slayer Accessories
Be aware that not all accessories are always included in Demon Slayer Costumes .
In particular, you might need to think about your own footwear. Nothing ruins a good Cosplay outfit like a pair of boring old sneakers.
Now where not ones for body-shaming here at Japanoscope, but you may want to think how each of these Demon Slayer outfits goes with your particular body type.
Some of the characters, Inosuke with his topless, buff, six-pack body for example, are going to be hard to pull off if you’ve got an Asahi beer-gut. Just sayin’.
Most popular Demon Slayer Cosplay characters
Now we haven’t done a double-blind, control-group scientific social but the most common Demon Slayer Cosplay outfits you see around tend to be:
- Mitsuri Kanoji
- Shinobu Kocho
1. Nezuko Cosplay
Nezuko is perhaps the most popular Kimetsu No Yaiba character that cosplayers go after.
With her combination of cuteness, beauty, power and darkness, she presents a compelling character. The fact that she has a protective bamboo cutting tied to her mouth is, well, kinda suggestive of something a little sado-masochistic. It does present a challenge, or demand for commitment from potential cosplayers though!
Here’s an example of a successful rendering of the character in real life.
Note the crisp-pink bow that has been made with relatively tough, wide material and folded, quasi-origami style, to achieve a solid shape that gives the overall costume a sense of sharpness.
And another Nezuko example:
The cut of the Nezuko pink Kimono here is quite suggestive and plays up the sweet-yet-sexy Nezuko look. Who says demons can’t be hot?
Nezuko Kimono Cosplay Outfits
Nezuko Cosplay Accessories
Not all Nezuko cosplay sets come with everything. If you want to achieve the full Demon Slayer effect, your will, in particular, need some shoes. Such as nezuko-style pink setta sandals.
You’ll also want the two-tone Nezuko hair style (either with bow attached or make your own)
Indeed, if you want to get creative and make your own truly one-of-a-kind Demonslayer outfit, then it may be better to get some of these accessories individually, mix-and-match them and combine them with other items from your existing wardrobe.
Nezuko Bamboo Mouth-Piece
Nezuko Foot Wear
Of course, the most obvious choice for Demon Slayer cosplay is the show’s main character Tanjiro. With his Japanese school style uniform mixed with his distinctive green and black chequered haori and white belt, Tanjiro cuts a distinctive image.
Oh, and did we mention that Tanjiro carries a sword. So an effective Tanjiro cosplay demands a realistic looking katana.
2. Tanjiro Cosplay Full Outfits
Tanjiro Children’s Outfit
Tanjiro Jacket Haori/Happi
Probably one of the most distinctively recognizable features of Tanjiro’s out fit is his green and black top, which appears in the form of a haori or happi coat.
This means that you don’t necessarily need the whole Tanjiro outfit to get across the message that you are appearing as Tanjiro. Just putting this jacket on over the top of other clothes is enough to get the sense across that you are referencing Kimetsu No Yaiba’s most heart warming demon slayer.
The title “Demon Slayer” actually refers to the sword, as we have written about in our kimetsu no yaiba meaning page.
So a good looking sword really is integral to a good Tanjrio costume. Resist the urge to cut up a cardboard box!
Second only to Tanjiro’s jacket, Tanjiro’s earrings are one of his most identifiable objects.
3. Inosuke Cosplay
If you’re wanting to express your inner wild-one, inosuke might be the way to go.
The main challenge here might be the fact that this one is hard to pull off if your rippling six pack is not so much rippling as wobbling. Ahem.
You better hope that the weather is kinda warm too!
If you find either of these criteria are not being met, you might get away with wearing a tight white or black top.
But, you know, if you’ve got it, flaunt it.
Full Inosuke Cosplay Outfits
There are some good full outfit options available for Inosuke. Most of thome won’t include all the accessories though, so you will probably need to chop and change a little to get the full and convincing inosuke get-up together. You may need to source the headpiece, sword and footwear separately.
Inosuke Women’s Outfit
Why should the men have all the Inosuke fun? If you’re a female fan of the boar-headed warrior, here is an option that could work for you if you’re not so keen on the topless look.
Inosuke boar head helmets are of varying quality, but this one looks pretty convincing.
Inosuke fur wrap around
This one is technically a women’s fur wrap, but works well as an Inosuke style wild-man’s garb.
Often it is the shoes that can let down, or make, a costume. A pair of “chika-tabi” are one good option for wearing beneath the your other Inosuke clobber.
Other Inosuke Options
If you’re after cheaper or more casual options these could work:
4. Mitsuri Kanroji Cosplay
The Demon Slayer juggernaut looks set to roam the world of the undead for some time. The Kimetsu-tai is going to need recruits for some time. It may be time to don your colorful haori to go in search of some tortured souls to destroy!
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Mitsuri Kanoji Cosplay
If you’re looking for something a bit sexy from the Demon Slayer canon, than a Mitsuri Kanoji outfit should be close to the top of the list. With the trademark Demon Slayer uniform with the a revealing cleavage-featuring twist Mitsuri is enough to stop many in their tracks.
Mitsuri Kanoji Full Outfits
Mitsuri Kanoji Accessories
Mitsuri Kanoji Wigs
Mitsuri Kanoji Swords
5. Shinobu Kocho Cosplay
If you’re looking for “cute” more than “sexy”, then Shinobu is a good option. That being said, there are some more revealing variations on everyone’s favorite butterfly pillar character if that’s your thing.
Shinobu Kocho Full Outfits
If you want to be a cute butterfly but you want to, you know, also turn heads, this one is a good option.
Shinobu Kocho Accessories
Shinobu Kocho Haori Jacket
Shinobu Kocho Sword
Shinobu Kocho Wig
Shinobu Kocho Footwear
6. Zenitsu Agatsuma Cosplay
Zenitsu Agatsuma Full Outfits
Zenitsu Agatsuma Accessories
Zenitsu Agatsuma Wig
Zenitsu Agatsuma Wig (Female)
Zenitsu Agatsuma Sword
Other Demon Slayer Cosplay Characters
Putting together your demon slayer outfit
Many people, including those with a love for the supernatural and fictional worlds, would love to be a demon slayer.
But what type of outfit does your demon slaying character wear?
If you’re not sure, we’ll help you figure it out. Here are some things to consider:
- Do you want a tight or loose fitting outfit?
- What types of weapons will you need to carry with you?
- Is there anything else that would be helpful to have on hand?
These outfits can be found in many places and vary in design and materials used. Some outfits may need to put together or sewn by hand and one may need to start collecting items and supplies needed before assembling their own demon slayer outfit.
Finding the perfect accessories
Finding the perfect accessory to complete your cosplay is no easy feat, but there are a few things you can do to help out.
First, find out what your character’s costume looks like and what materials they may have used. This will help you narrow down your search for appropriate accessories.
Next, if you’re not sure which color or style of accessories will work best, grab reference photos of your character off the internet and compare them with real life items.
There are many different ways to customize a cosplay costume to create your perfect, one-of-a-kind look. Making the right accessories is crucial for both aesthetic and practical purposes. One of the most important pieces is your weapon, usually a sword, which can be purchased from an online retailer with a wide selection of replica weapons.
The perfect accessories will make your cosplay stand out. Whether you want to go as a Think about jewelry like earrings and necklaces, and other creative pieces like gloves, boots, hats, belts, chokers, costume armor etc.
In conclusion, it’s important to remember that it is easy to get carried away when buying your Demon slayer cosplay costume. It might be tempting to buy the more expensive, detailed costumes, but consider if you will really use them or just wear them once before they go into the back of your closet. If you are more budget conscious, then go for something that will last and can be worn again in different ways.
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