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Zenitsu Cosplay Costumes of 2023
One of the breakout characters of Demon Slayer is Zenitsu, who became popular due to his spectacular slaying of the Tongue Demon in the first season. He’s loud and scared, but he’s also amazing when he has no other choice but to fight. Let’s take a look at what it takes to cosplay Zenitsu.
Who is Zenitsu?
Zenitsu Agatsuma is a demon slayer and a traveling companion of fellow demon slayers Tanjiro Kamado and Inosuke Hashibira, as well as Tanjiro’s sister Nezuko. He uses the Breath of Thunder, which he was trained in by the former Thunder Pillar, Jigoro Kuwajima.
While he’s a fairly competent swordsman with lightning-fast technique, that prowess only comes out when he’s unconscious. While fully conscious, he comes off as cowardly and overly anxious, being easy to scare and boisterous in his terror. Because of this, he tends to annoy the people around him, making him a constant source of consternation for his companions.
But when he faints from the fear, his inner fighting spirit comes out. He only knows one of the six forms — the first one, Thunderclap and Flash. It’s basically a forward sword-drawing attack with great range and speed, but is so straightforward and takes a while to charge up that it can be predictable. Because of this, demons tend to underestimate him as he only has one move.
But while he only knows the most basic technique, his proficiency with it is virtually unparalleled. He has become so good at that one technique that he can do it up to six and even eight times in rapid succession, combining godlike speed with incredible precision. When he gets serious, he becomes the very embodiment of lightning and thunder.
He does become more confident and less panicky over time, mostly due to the influence of Tanjiro’s gentleness and Inosuke’s enthusiasm for battle. He’s also driven by his desire to protect Nezuko, who he immediately fell for at first sight.
Even though Nezuko is a demon, he was so immediately lovestruck that he couldn’t care any less. When he realized Tanjiro had been carrying her on his back in the wooden box the whole time, he got mad at him for hiding a beautiful girl without realizing that she’s actually his sister.
Despite his faults, his loyalty and inner courage are what make him a trustworthy friend and ally. Underneath his cowardly exterior beats the heart of a warrior who will fight to protect his friends and make his late master proud. He’s a great example of a successful one-trick pony, a master of one.
How to look like Zenitsu?
He is a boy of average height with fair skin. Zenitsu’s most distinct physical feature is his short blonde hair, which he didn’t originally have. He had black hair, but it was turned blonde when he was struck by lightning when he climbed on top of a tree to get out of training. His hair cuts off squarely at the ends and the blonde color fades to a darker orange color, and he sports uneven bangs.
He also has fairly round eyes that make him seem meek, but they turn sharp when he fights. At first, they would be closed when he fights since he tends to fall unconscious from fright before his subconscious takes over for him. But as he starts becoming less scared, he would turn serious and fight with sharper-looking eyes.
Zenitsu Cosplay Buying Guide
The most important element of the Zenitsu costume is the yellow color of both the hair and the haori contrasted with the brown of the Demon Slayer uniform. Another aspect of the Zenitsu cosplay worth considering is Zenitsu’s demeanor, which shifts between shy sort of scared, screaming sort of scared, and his calmness in battle.
Most Popular Zenitsu Costumes of 2023
Demon Slayer Uniform
He wears a paler brown version of the standard Demon Slayer uniform consisting of a dark brown gakuran jacket, white belt around the waist, and hakama pants. Over that, he wears his signature yellow and orange gradient haori with white triangle pattern.
He also wears a pair of kyahan, the distinct samurai cloth leggings. His kyahan have the same pattern as his haori and are tied at the front with three white bows. Underneath that, he wears pale brown tabi socks and white-laced zori.
If Zenitsu’s reluctant bravery and lightning-fast attacks have caught your eye, you might also enjoy the relentless determination of Tanjiro, the mysterious charm of Nezuko, or the fiery intensity of Rengoku.