Shinobu Kocho is a Hashira in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and one of the most adored characters in anime. Here are several cosplays that look just like her.
This Koyoharu Gotouge character had an appearance that was unlike any other in the series, he truly embodied the insect breath that he represented. His pleasant disposition is also unique, as he loves to tease and tease his teammates.
Kocho, Hashira of the Bug says she wants to be able to get along with demons (not really the case). Next, La Verdad Noticias shares the best cosplay of her, where they really highlighted all the joy that she represents in the anime.
Whether it’s photo manipulation or some kind of latex mask, Cospoxia on Instagram manages to look like a doll-like anime figure coming to life rather than just cosplay.
It’s amazing and almost jarring to look at since you can’t take your eyes off how her face looks. It’s a real credit to his ability as a cosplayer to pull off something so eye-catching. Once you manage to take your eyes off him, you’ll see that the rest of the outfit is just as good.
Free as a Butterfly by Summer8059 on Instagram.
The motif of the butterfly that has her clothes is perfect on several levels, first is that she is the Hashira of the Insect, and second, that the free nature of the insect matches the personality that she often transmits to others.
That almost whimsical and funny character is beautifully displayed here by cosplayer Summer. You can see that she is someone who wanders the world on a whim, not letting the atrocities within her discourage her. She is that beacon of light in the dark.
Butterfly by Cospoxia on Instagram.
The way he’s stroking that budding flower works well for the character, the outward appearance is quite enriching, even as he struggles to contain his inner rage.
The blossoming of the flower is also highly symbolic, as her character develops as the series progresses, her petals fully budding towards the end of the series when her true nature fully comes to light. The purple highlights in her hair go very well with the natural black.
A purple background by Cospoxia on Instagram.
Cospoxia may be the gold standard when it comes to Shinobu Kocho cosplay. Not only is each of his images amazing to look at, but they are also very different from each other. They all show different sides of her character, this one focuses more on her abilities, a stream of purple smoke surrounding her.
It’s also the first to offer the most comprehensive view of the outfit, showing how well done it is. The butterfly style of the robe goes perfect with the end of her leggings and this only highlighted the beauty of the character.
Queen of Insects by Dis2non on Instagram.
His eyes are a bit jarring at first, looking almost crossed, but when you get past that fact, he’s one that nails Shinobu’s hair better than anyone else. Instead of going with highlights, she dyed the ends of her hair purple, just like the character does.
The color also goes well with her butterfly hairpin. Her use of accessories is also spot on, butterflies were added to the cosplay, showing why she is the Hashira of the Bug.
Ready to fight for Hauntedhexx on Instagram.
It’s hard for your eyes not to immediately drift into her eyes, from how thick her lashes are to the pale pink contacts worn for her eyes. They have a way of catching you.
As with others, the purple in her hair goes very well with the color of the hairpiece located at the back of her head. The way she looks like she’s ready to unsheathe her sword shows how quickly Shinobu can go from smiling to an outright assassin in the blink of an eye.
Transformation by Naginicosplay on Instagram.
That quote used by artist Nagini sums up why the butterfly is such a perfect symbol for Shinobu as a character. The metamorphosis the creature had to go through to achieve the beauty we see is often overlooked, not unlike what Shinobu herself had to go through.
The large bamboo stalks in the background help transport you further to that setting in feudal Japan where much of the Kimetsu no Yaiba anime takes place. Choosing to have the butterfly be a different color than the rest of her purple outfit was clever, giving her a good point of contrast and avoiding things that look too much.
The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba anime is available to watch on Netflix, Crunchyroll, and Funimation. The 26-episode series in its season 1 is subtitled and dubbed in multiple languages. Shinobu Kocho and more characters will return in Season 2 sometime in 2021.