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Bayonetta cosplayer’s incredible gun heels will leave you spellbound

Published: 20/Nov/2019 0:33 Updated: 20/Nov/2019 1:01

by Michael Gwilliam

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Bayonetta is easily one of the most popular female video game characters to come out of the PS3 and Xbox 360 era with her dynamic look that can be a difficult task to pull off for aspiring cosplayers. However, Jess K Cosplay was up for the challenge and then some.

Posting to Reddit under the account name supernes64, the user showed off her incredible Bayonetta getup equipped with the long hair, signature glasses, back exposure and earrings that made up the witch’s look from the game.

Of course, one of the more difficult parts to get right are Bayonetta’s iconic gun heels strapped to her feet – not just for appearance reasons, but practicality too. No one wants to go to a convention and be falling down the entire time.

As part of her costume, Jess K Cosplay went all out and included the famous weapons, but gave her outfit’s main heels a bit of space from the firearms. Overall, the whole thing was top notch and she nailed the legendary PlatinumGames protagonist.

[self] My Bayonetta cosplay from PAXAUS! from cosplay

In the comments on the thread, Jess revealed that she had a lot of practice walking in the heels prior to PAX Australia. How much practice? Months.

“I didn’t even have a single fall, but I actually practiced walking in them for a few months before the convention!” she wrote.

However, there was definitely a physical cost to such daunting attire. “My feet were killing me,” the model explained. “I did two 7-hour days in them!”

Anyone wanting to see the incredible cosplay in action may get their wish as she said she might be bringing the outfit out for another spin in 2020.

It would be fun to see if Jess could remodel the design slightly to match the witch’s new look as seen in Bayonetta 2.

A third game in the series was announced at The Game Awards in 2017 as a Nintendo Switch exclusive.

Outside of her main game, the character also made her way to Super Smash Bros for the Wii U as a DLC character and then on Ultimate for the Switch as part of the game’s main roster.

Additionally, in 2013, an anime film titled Bayonetta: Bloody Fate was released and well-received.

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Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer studies the Crown Tundra as Sonia

Published: 26/Oct/2020 18:56

by Brent Koepp

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A Pokemon cosplayer transformed into Sword & Shield’s Sonia with an incredible costume. The artist’s insanely accurate take on the Gen VIII professor is the perfect way to celebrate the game’s new DLC, The Crown Tundra.

The Pokemon franchise was ushered into its eighth generation with the debut of Sword & Shield on the Nintendo Switch in 2019. The beloved RPG whisked players away to the Galar region, which is largely based on locations in the U.K.

One of the new characters introduced to the series was Sonia. To celebrate the beloved red-haired professor, an insanely skilled cosplayer shared her perfect take on the heroine on Instagram that will leave fans in awe.

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The red-haired character is the new professor in Pokemon Sword & Shield.

Pokemon cosplayer becomes real life Sonia

At the start of the Gen 8 RPG, players are initially introduced to Magnolia as the new series’ professor. However throughout your journey, her granddaughter Sonia makes discoveries about Galar and eventually dawns the coat herself.

Bringing the popular Pokemon heroine to life, cosplayer ‘destinywings_’ shared her stunning costume on social media. The artist’s incredibly accurate re-creation looks so much like the character, it’s almost as if she has jumped out of the screen.

Photographer ‘marvelvongola’ captured Destiny as she posed as the professor studying nature. The outside shot really captures the feel of Galar, making this one of the most realistic cosplay takes we’ve seen so far from the Switch game.

Destinywings absolutely nailed Sonia’s quirky style, perfectly capturing her large beige coat, and the teal shirt she wears underneath. She also accurately mirrored the heroine’s braided red hair, including the heart-shaped decorations strung throughout her locks.

In another shot posted to Instagram, the artist gave viewers an closeup view of how she faithfully pulled off the Gen VIII character’s look. In the picture, she gets ready to capture a wild Pokemon while holding a Pokeball in her hand.

Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, Sword & Shield has already become the third highest-selling title in the Nintendo franchise. Proof that Pokemon has never been more popular.

Fans of the Galar region have a lot to be excited for as the game’s second DLC, The Crown Tundra, is out right now. The add-on expands the map, and the beloved Professor Sonia also makes a return.