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Holiday Hijinks: Inosuke from Demon Slayer Brightens the Season with Delightful Cosplay

Unicorn Astronaut, a popular cosplayer, mixes the holiday season with Demon Slayer to create an Inosuke costume that is scary and festive.

Cosplayer of the moment, Kimetsu The No Yaiba costume.

Unicorn Astronaut’s Inosuke costume, which was uploaded on Reddit includes a red, green, and white color scheme with Santa Claus-inspired pants as well as candy cane swords that have wrapping paper handles. The background features a huge glittering Christmas tree.

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The Christmasy cosplay is one of many impressive costumes available on Unicorn Astronaut’s Reddit. Some other examples are Tsui, Deku, Todoroki, and All Might from My Hero Academia, Vegeta, Trunks, Bulma, and Broly from Dragon Ball, and Tanjiro Kamado from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.

The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaibamanga series written by Koyoharu Gotouge was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump from February 2016 until May 2020, resulting in 23 volumes of content. The story is about Tanjiro who is a sweet boy who lives in the mountains with his family; however his life drastically changes when his parents are killed by demons and his sister, Nezuko, is transformed into one.

Ufotable and director Haruo Sotozaki developed the anime adaptation, which premiered in April 2019. The show quickly became a cult favorite and was later able to win Anime of the Year, Best Boy, and Best Fight Scene at the 2020 Crunchyroll Anime Awards. Demon Slayer The second season of Kimetsu Yaiba was released in October.

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Unicorn Astronaut’s Inosuke cosplay joins other recent fan creations for the series. Digital illustrator Ceasar Ian Muyuela and digital engineer Christian Gaarenstroom used shifting perspectives to create the illusion of three-dimensional depth in their portraits of the Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku and the Twelve Kizuki demon Akaza. Moreover, Ambassador and Consul General of Japan in New York Kanji Yamanouchi uploaded a cover version of “Gurenge,” the iconic theme song from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, online to celebrate how anime builds “an important bond and a fantastic connection between American people and the Japanese people.”

Fans have been delighted by the many developments within the Demon Slayer franchise. The anime is adapting the Entertainment District arc. New collectibles are being developed. Preorders are currently accepted by Premium Bandai for Inosuke’s replicas of two Nichirin swords. The Good Smile Company sells 1/4-scale figurines of Kyojuro for $2,969.99 and Takara Tomy Arts offer a cute car that is themed around the Demon Slayer.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaibais available to stream on Hulu, Netflix, Funimation, and Crunchyroll.

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