Horror manga cosplay makes this fan look like she’s been drawn in pencil.

From vocaloids like Miku Hatsune to magical warriors like Sailor Moon, Japan’s cast of cute, wide-eyed characters continue to inspire cosplayers both in Japan and overseas. For those who want to take a walk on the dark side, though, there’s a whole other world of ghouls and spirits from which to take your costume cues. And there’s no better person to take you into the sphere of the peculiar than talented Japanese artist Junji Ito—the 52-year-old master of horror manga so revered that even Mexican film director Guillermo del Toro is a huge fan.

▼ Ito was set to work on Silent Hills, the ninth installment in Konami’s Silent Hill series, alongside del Toro and Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima. Sadly, the project was cancelled last year.

Another fan of Ito’s is Japanese Twitter user @mamakiteru, who shows her love for his work by recreating some of his eerie drawings. From pretty girls to flesh-eating crazies, her manga cosplay makes it look like the frightening characters have jumped out from the printed page and into the real world.

▼ There are cute, girly characters…



▼ Women with frightening eyes…





▼ And a pretty lady called “Dissection Girl” who specialises in autopsies.


▼ Mamakiteru plays both characters in “The Whispering Woman”.


▼ And two characters from Ito’s masterpiece, Headless Sculptures.



▼ Here she plays a character who doesn’t want to become a ghost.


One of Ito’s most famous characters is a a mysterious woman called Tomie, who has sleek black hair and a beauty spot below her left eye.



She might look normal, but Tomie is able to regenerate after being killed, and replicates from her organs and severed limbs. She also has the power to make any man fall in love with her, leading them to commit violent acts.



Between 1999 and 2011, Ito’s Tomie manga series was released as a series of horror films. Currently, there are eight films in the series. Below is a scene from Tomie: Revenge.


▼ And this is a well-known image from Tomie: Red Turtleneck.


▼ Mamakiteru does a terrifyingly good job of bringing Tomie’s manga character to life.


To see more of Mamakiteru’s intriguing character recreations from Ito’s horror manga, be sure to check out her Twitter account. It’s a beautiful, frightening journey into the Japanese world of gore!

Source: Twitter/@mamakiteru
Top Image: Twitter/@mamakiteru
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