The Rising of the Shield Hero sports a rather colorful cast and one of the more popular characters is Raphtalia, a Demi-Human. Raphtalia begins the story as a slave, but later becomes the first member of the Shield Hero’s party and aids him on his journey.

Raphtalia’s origin is quite tragic. Her parents sacrifice themselves to save her during a monster invasion. After surviving the monster attack, all the Demi-Human adults in her village are viciously murdered by a number of Melromarc Knights. Raphtalia is captured and sold into slavery.

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After months of imprisonment and torture, she was bought by Naofumi Iwatani, the Shield Hero, and given a new lease on life. After his purchase she joins the Shield Hero’s party. In the light novel she would eventually become known as the Katana Hero or Katana No Yuusha.

German cosplayer Kati, who goes by the Instagram handle Katyushacos, brings Raphtalia to life.

Take a look at her Raphtalia cosplay:

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I am so sorry for so much Raphtalia but I need her in my life 😘 @laecia_photography did again such an amazing work! I hope we will make our plans work out very soon! I just can’t explain how much fun I had on this shooting day 💓 . . . . . I got a new phone today! Which means better quality on my posts! I hope you are so excited like I am. I can’t wait to test my new Cosplays which are ready soon! 😋🌸 📸 and edit: @laecia_photography . . . . . . #raphtalia #raphtaliacosplay #tatenoyuusha #shieldhero #theriseoftheshieldhero #anime #animegirl #cosplay #かわいい #cosplaygirl #otaku #kawaii #コスプレ #worldcosplay #cute #pale #manga #cosplayer #アニメ #reallifedoll #dolly #makeup #cosplayerofinstagram #cosplaygirl

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Next, we see the cosplayer take the costume on a car ride. The post has both a photo as well as a quick video of the Raphatalia cosplay with an Instagram filter:

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„Naofumi-Sama.. you won’t leave me right? I can’t imagine a world without you.“ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You surely already know this picture but I really want to share this on my account too 🥰 I had so much fun on this shooting today ♥️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At first I thought I will be very shy and I would fck up every picture 😱 But @laecia_photography is such a kind and funny person 😌 It was so much fun 💕 Do you still like Raphtalia? I think she will be my all time waifu 🌟 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 📸 and edit: @laecia_photography ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #raphtalia #raphtaliacosplay #tatenoyuusha #shieldhero #autumn #fall #october ⠀ #anime #animegirl #cosplay #かわいい #cosplaygirl #otaku #kawaii #コスプレ #worldcosplay #cute #pale #manga #cosplayer #アニメ #reallifedoll #dolly #makeup ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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The last set of photos is a side profile, much like the first, we see Kati in costume in a wooded scene. The post is three versions of the side profile shot which shows the cosplayer in full costume.

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„Naofumi-Sama. Don’t ever die. Please don’t leave me alone.“⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀My waifu is back! I love the atmosphere in this picture and it’s definitely one of my favorite in this set 😌 @laecia_photography did such an amazing job as always 😘 I am so excited about our future plans! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Sadly I won’t wear Raphtalia kn the future again. I had to sell my cosplay so I can do more Cosplays. But this will always stay in my heart ❤️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀📸 and edit : @laecia_photography

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If you want to support Kati’s work you can follow her on Instagram and Facebook. You can also check out her Ko-fi page.

What do you think of Kati’s Raphtalia cosplay? Did it bring the character to life? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

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