Animal Crossing cosplayer gets dapper as the infamous Raymond - Dexerto

Animal Crossing cosplayer gets dapper as the infamous Raymond

Published: 2/May/2020 22:09

by Theo Salaun


Popular cosplayer ‘FakeNerdBoy’ has stunningly replicated one of Animal Crossing’s most popular characters: the infamous Raymond.

As the legendary Jessica Nigri’s boyfriend, Ryan ‘FakeNerdBoy’ Brandt is no stranger to cosplay. And, fittingly, he has now decided to bring his costuming talents to one of the world’s newest celebrities. 

While legions of fans fawn over his girlfriend, FakeNerdBoy has opted to impersonate Animal Crossing’s Raymond, whose own masses of fans have completely destabilized the game’s economy.


Raymond is an international superstar. The grey cat has heterochromia, boxy glasses and a sharp outfit primed for Wall Street (if he wasn’t busy being transported around from island to island).

On, one of the internet’s most popular marketplaces for Animal Crossing items and villagers, Raymond is as coveted as can be. He is the site’s “most wished for” villager and, with just six sellers at the time of this writing, costs 800 Nooks Miles Tickets, on average. On the cheaper end of the game’s economy, that equates to nearly 10 million bells. Or, if you’re lazy, you can just spend real money to buy tickets on Ebay. 

With Raymond’s snappy attire, signature tuft of blond hair and some nifty contacts, FakeNerdBoy nails the cat’s default look.


Our only complaint: there is a tad too much smiling. Raymond is known, and loved, for being a smug, smarmy character—the only smug cat in the game’s history. Part of the feline’s charm is that his hipster glasses and uppity ensemble are paired with a matching personality: polite, knowledgeable and…a little egotistical.

For FakeNerdBoy to get full extra credit on this look, we’d need him to lean away from the joviality and toward the poised reality of the intellectual side of life. Maybe he could hold a tea cup, daintily, in one picture. Maybe a book in another.

Oh, maybe he could be looking down disdainfully at someone whose elbows were on the table? Just spitballing some ideas here. 


It really seems like Raymond only gets cheery once he’s offered an outfit he surprisingly adores: the maid dress. 

But with the vest, tie, mismatched eyes and pointed ears—this cosplay hits every mark for aesthetics. We’ll grade it at a full 800 Nook Mile Tickets.

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The Simpsons intro gets epic recreation in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: 8/Aug/2020 1:00 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 14:22

by Brent Koepp


An Animal Crossing YouTuber went viral after re-creating The Simpsons’ iconic intro in New Horizons. The player’s incredible mashup is one of the best things you’ll see today.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons took the world by storm after making its debut in March. The latest release in the long-running franchise introduced new features such as the ability to shape your village however you see fit using terraforming.

The new mechanic has sparked the imaginations of millions of users on social media, and one creator went viral after using the tool to bring The Simpsons to the social-simulation title. Their re-imagination of the classic cartoon’s intro is the perfect crossover.

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YouTube: Great-Bit Arcade
A talented creator made The Simpsons intro in Animal Crossing.

The Simpsons re-imagined in Animal Crossing

The Simpsons made its debut in 1989, and has gone on to become a juggernaut in pop culture over the last three decades. In 2020, the animation is in its 31st season. To celebrate, a player re-created the show’s intro in New Horizons.

Gaming YouTuber ‘Great-Bit Arcade‘ uploaded their mind blowing creation to their channel on July 29, and quickly went viral. The video carefully re-creates the animation’s iconic intro, which follows the Simpson family throughout their town of Springfield.

The fan creatively used assets from Animal Crossing to create the town’s nuclear plant, before hilariously cutting to their character writing on a chalk board in school while wearing Bart Simpson’s signature outfit.

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YouTube: Great-Bit Arcade
Maggie and Marge Simpson are re-created in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Great-Bit’s video meticulously recreates every scene, from Maggie and Marge driving to Lisa playing her saxophone in school. The YouTuber even created a couch gag with the Simpson family walking in to find Tom Nook and Isabelle taking up all the space on their sofa.

Animal Crossing’s latest release has been a major success for Nintendo. In a quarterly report posted in August, it was revealed the social simulation title has sold over 22.4 million units – making it the second highest-selling game on the console.

New Horizons’ terraforming tool has encouraged players from around the world to share their creations on social media. Fans have reimagined things from Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away to Avatar: The Last Airbender using the game’s new feature.