Here at RocketNews24 we love writing about cosplayers, but sometimes the costumes just don’t go quite as planned.

The other day, a Ghibli-fan posted a picture of a group effort of dressing up as the cute little kodama from the Miyazaki film, Princess Mononoke. Unfortunately, the result was not quite as cute as the original and may be causing netizens nightmares.

▼ Well done or spooky?

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At first glance the cosplay of the kodama forest spirits seems pretty well executed, but as many commenters have said, the longer you look at them, the more creeped out you feel.

While some people thought the cosplay group did a good job, others were a little more uncomfortable:

“When I first looked at it I laughed, but the longer I stared at it, the more disconcerted I became.”

“I don’t want to run into this at night.”

“The feeling here is a little off.”

“More like the worst of Yokai Watch.”

” *Chills* “

“Reminds me of The Grudge.”

“Is it one of those things that if you look into its eyes, your soul will disintegrate?”

“This is terrifying.”

“I’m glad I saw this in the morning hours…”

“These aren’t kodama. These are repulsive!”

“If I put this as the background on my phone, it will surely ward off evil, right?”

▼ For reference, here are what animated kodama look like.


What do you think? Did these cosplayers do a good job or are you about ready to cry? Let us know in the comments section below!

Source: Twitter via Hamusoku
Images: Twitter edited by RocketNews24, Deviant Art (Chavez232)