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.


Animal Crossing player creates perfect Pokemon Center in New Horizons

Published: 6/Jan/2021 1:02

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon player made waves on social media after faithfully recreating a Pokemon Center in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Animal Crossing’s latest outing, New Horizons, was the breakout hit of 2020. Since its debut in March, the lovable Nintendo title has taken over social media as players around the world share their unique creations.

One Pokemon fan used the the game’s new editing tools to accurately build a Pokecenter in the social simulation title. Their stunning recreation of the iconic RPG location is one of the best things you will see all week.

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New Horizons’ features let players create their wildest dreams.

Pokemon fan creates Pokemon Center in Animal Crossing

Originally releasing on the GameCube in 2001, Animal Crossing has become a juggernaut for Nintendo. Its latest release, New Horizons, has given players an unprecedented amount of freedom to shape their island to their wildest imaginations.

Using the new game mechanics, a Pokemon fan set out to recreate what is perhaps the most iconic location in the Game Freak RPG – a Pokecenter. Artist ‘acnh.pokeland‘ shared their incredible project on the r/AnimalCrossing and r/Pokemon subreddits on January 5. “Pokéland is now opened!! 1st section: The Pokémon Center!!” they wrote.

The image shows the user’s Animal Crossing avatar adorably posing in Nurse Joy’s signature medical uniform. The artist creatively used various New Horizons items to bring the location to life, such as a pink shirt behind the counter featuring a Blissey design, and round hats patterned to look like Pokeballs.

animal crossing pokemon center
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ACQueen48 created the Pokemon Center in New Horizons.

Pokemon fans praised the creator’s work, such as one user who exclaimed, “This is so cool!!! You did an amazing job on these.” Another player agreed and wrote, “Wow! I heard the music in my head as soon as I saw the pic! Great Job!”

Screenshot of Pokemon fans reacting to Animal Crossing Pokemon Center.

Incredibly this isn’t the only location the talented fan has created in New Horizons. Over on their Instagram account, they showed off images of their Poke-Mart as well. Longtime players of the RPG will remember the in-game store used to be a separate building up until Gen IV.

This isn’t the first time Pokemon fans have gotten creative in the Switch title. In May, one Animal Crossing user recreated battle Stadiums from the RPG. Players in July also used the custom Fireworks feature to light up the sky with popular ‘mon.

Despite releasing only at the beginning of 2020, New Horizons is already the second highest-selling game in Japan of all time. The social simulation title has sparked the imaginations of millions – including many creative Pokefans.