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The Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer) franchise has grown immensely in popularity over 2019 and 2020. With this popularity also brings a plethora of merchandise, goods and apparel. One popular line of Demon Slayer fan clothing are hoodies. Currently on the market there are a variety of types of clothing and T-shirts and hoodies. The most popular Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slaye) hoodie design is of protagonist Tanjiro Kamado's haori-kimono pattern of green and black checkered design.

Designs of the most popular characters are: Tanjiro Kamado, Nezuko Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma, Inosuke Hashibira, and Giyu Tomioka. Other notable characters that are popular hoodie designs are the first appearance of a female Demon Slayer Corps member, Shinobu Kocho. Her haori is a base white with pastel colors of pink and mint green. Her hakama pants are a dark purplish black and tabi socks of dark purple to match her purple hair and lavender colored eyes. Hoodies based upon these colors are quite popular on webstores, and they also sell out quite fast.

  • Zenitsu's orange-yellow gradation colored haori with white triangles is a popular choice of hoodie designs.
  • Inosuke does not wear a haori, nor any clothing from the torso up, but colors to represent him are usually blue because his hair and eyes are blue.
  • Giyu has a unique haori design with a solid all maroon color on one side and a square pattern with colors green, orange, and yellow on the other.
  • Nezuko wears an all pink kimono with black outlines of hemp leaves, and a red and white checkered obi with an orange obi strap and green sash. Hoodie designs representing her kimono are all pink with the black hemp leaf patterns. Some hoodies have the obi embedded in the design.

The Demon Slayer Corps uniforms of a simple all black long sleeved military style collared shirt with golden buttons and white outlines of the breast pocket and collar. On the back of the shirt is a large kanji character in white, ”滅” (metsu, meaning extermination), representing the "metsu" in the Demon Slayer Corps name in Japanese which is kimetsutai (鬼滅隊 ). The hakama pants are also a simple all black color. However, each main character and sub character has a tint of different dark shades of uniform colors. The shoes are traditional Japanese sandals with black colored socks called tabi to match. The members, and also trainees, wear these uniforms under their haori. However, most trainees do not have haori until they have been officially initiated into the group, with exceptions to the main characters as they were chosen under special recruitment. Hoodies with Demon Slayer Corps style uniforms are available for purchase on various websites.

Other popular designs are basic white hoodies with the Kimetsu no Yaiba logo. Another popular design is of Nezuko peeking from out of the box her brother, Tanjiro, carries her in.

There are many elaborate designs created mostly by fans and independent artists.

Where to Buy

The official website has one hoodie item available for purchase. The design is an all black hoodie with a white illustration of Nezuko peeking from out of a basket-like box which her brother uses to mobilize her. She also has her famous bamboo mouthpiece in her mouth as she peeks from inside of the box. On the front of the hoodie is Nezuko's name written in kanji characters on the left breast area in a grayish white color.

In addition to buying online, other options would be to wait for store brand collaborations. However, store brand collaborations are temporary and only sell a select few items. Meaning, if the item is sold out, there will not be another shipment of them. Sold-out items could work in your favor if you wanted to sell them on a pre-owned purchasing platform.

Price

Depending on authenticity, scarcity, and popularity the prices for hoodies can fluctuate from approximately $13.99 to $70(shipping tax not included).

The hoodie listed on the official website is $60. This is due to authenticity and quality. Most fanart designed hoodies start at $13.99 and can go up to higher prices such as $50 for art quality being similar to the original. Other aspects that can make the price increase is the quality of the hoodie. Thick quality hoodies geared towards winter climates can estimate to a start of $30, regardless of it being noticeably fanart.

Size

Most hoodies are unisex and are one size fits all. Specific sizes, depending on the brand and where it is being shipped from, will have sizes of the following options: XX-Small, X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, and XX-Large.

The important sizes to look for when purchasing a hoody are: shoulder, bust, length, and sleeve sizes. The best way to avoid purchasing the wrong size is for the purchaser to take measurements of his/her bodyーall the listed aboveーto have a better gauge of what will fit while virtually shopping.

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