When most people think of knitting, they imagine warm scarves, gloves, hats and sweaters and, for those who are more into handcrafted items, maybe plushies, coasters, tissue box covers, decorative objects, and the like.

However, knitting artist ユーフォ Euph. (@bon_66) created a single glove that suddenly revealed knitting had potential in an unexpected field: cosplay!

See for yourself:

Reproduced with permission from ユーフォ Euph. (@bon_66)

For those who are familiar with 地獄先生ぬ〜べ〜 jigoku sensei nūbē (lit. "Hell Teacher Nube"), the manga series written by Shō Makura and illustrated by Takeshi Okano, serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1993 to 1999 and adapted into a 49-episode anime series airing from 1996 to 1997, this glove will look instantly familiar.

It's none other than the Demon's Hand, the most recognizable feature of the manga's titular teacher, Meisuke Nueno, a skilled exorcist who protects his town from supernatural threats. To do so, he wields the power he borrowed from a powerful demon which is sealed in his left hand.

Although Euph. didn't start out thinking he'd cosplay the protagonist, once he had made it, he couldn't help himself:

(...) Once I made the Demon's Hand, I thought I had to get the clothes that matched, so I turned it into a bit of a cosplay.

The knitting artist's impressive Demon's Hand, recreated using only woolen yarn, elicited a wide variety of comments, such as:

  • "I thought to myself, 'So there's such a thing as geniuses in this world!' How cool is this?!"
  • "Even kids who don't know Jigoku Sensei Nūbē will get a kick out of this! I want one too!"
  • "This is amazing! The idea of knitting the Demon's Hand is so cool. It changed my image of knitting."

In case you're wondering, Euph. has also turned his knitting talents and creativity towards other works, such as Sticky Fingers, the Stand of Bruno Bucciarati in the Vento Aureo arc of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure:

He also creates unusual plushies like this one of the Starbucks logo...

...and the screaming man in Munch's "The Scream":

If you'd like to see more of this talented artist's creation, follow Atelier Euph. on Twitter and Instagram, and if you're interested in buying, check out his online store here.

By - Ben K.