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Breathtaking Princess Mononoke cosplay sends Studio Ghibli fans wild

Published: 16/Nov/2019 22:29

by Brent Koepp

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Celebrating the 20 years since Princess Mononoke’s release in the USA, an incredibly talented cosplayer shared her mindblowingly accurate portrayal of San – the princess of the Wolf Gods – and it’s so good it’s as if the character jumped from out the anime itself.

Princess Mononoke originally released in 1997 in Japan, and to the rest of the the world two years later. The groundbreaking animation was the seventh film for legendary anime director Hayao Miyazaki, as well as in the top 10 highest grossing films of all time in Japan.

The film centers around Prince Ashitaka who’s village is attacked by a demon, and after his body is cursed to death he sets out on a journey to discover where the corrupted beast came from, and to look for a cure – although he’s resigned to his fate regardless of the outcome.

After discovering that demon was the result of a mining town destroying a forest nearby, he soon discovers San – a wolf princess who is waging war to save the home of the wolves that raised her. One talented cosplayer took it to another level by bringing her to life.

Studio GhibliThe Wolf Princess ‘San’ is one of the main characters in this groundbreaking 1997 anime.

Cosplayer ‘Keren Lin‘ shared her costume on her Instagram, and awed fans with her accurate depiction of the iconic anime character. The cosplay perfectly recreates the character’s outfit, including her bone necklace, and clay red mask with the wolf hide attached.

She also gets every detail right, even down to her large earrings, the little cloth armbands, as well as her handmade blue skirt that is created from torn pieces of clothing.

Even more impressive is how the designer embodies the character’s spirit by creating her iconic pose from the film, and really gives it that movie-to-life touch.

As if that wasn’t mindblowing enough, the artist partnered with an adorable white furred dog, that looks exactly like the wolves from the film. On her social media account, she said the canine’s name is Luna.

What looks as if it could be a scene directly from the anime, Keren Lin poses outdoor with the pup, and kneels beside it, while resting her head against him – capturing the connection the princess has to the spirit of the animals.

While the cute dog is not big enough for her to ride on like in the film, it’s incredible how much effort went into this cosplay to truly recreate the iconic character from the popular Ghibli film. The costume also includes an accurate replica of the character’s dagger.

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Last one for today. I miss Luna, she was such a happy dog! We rescued her, she was a guard dog foe a factory before that, very aggressive and angry. With a lot of love and patience from my family she became the most loving and adoring dog ever! She loved people and belly rubs and there isn't a day I don't miss her. She will always be in my heart and I got my moon tattoo in her memory, so she's always with me ❤️ Dogs are amazing, animals are amazing. I want to love all of them all the time San cosplay by me Wolf by Luna ? ? @roeezphoto #princessmononoke #princessmononokecosplay #mononokehime #mononokecosplay #studiogibli #ghiblicosplay #dog #doggo #whitedog #samoyed #whitewolf #bestdoggo #pupper #fluffy #cosplay #cosplayer #cosplaydog #dogcosplay #cosplaycostume #cosplayofinstagram #cosplayofisrael #cosplayersofinstagram

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Keren Lin has a ton of costumes on her social media account, ranging from anime to video game characters, and are all worth checking out.

Her Princess Mononoke cosplay is without a doubt one of the best ones we’ve ever seen of the legendary anime, and is a great way to celebrate its undying legacy.

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World of Warcraft cosplayer rules over Bastion as amazing Kyrestia

Published: 15/Jan/2021 13:01

by Lauren Bergin

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World of Warcraft has inspired a whole collection of amazing cosplays, but one cosplayer truly brings WoW into reality with her amazing Kyrestia cosplay. 

When it comes to Blizzard’s World of Warcraft universe, there are limitless possibilities to create amazing cosplays. The huge array of iconic characters, coupled with the impressive customization for your own hero or villain, makes the title perfect for passionate fans.

We recently saw cosplayer Cinderys create an amazing Sylvanas cosplay just in time for the release of Shadowlands, which in turn managed to score her Blizzard’s seal of approval.

This time around the subject of this amazing cosplay is Sylvanas’ polar opposite, Kyrestia the Firstborne, the ruler of Bastion.

WoW Kyrestia
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Kyrestia has become one of The Ascended’s most iconic faces.

Cosplayer ascends as Kyrestia

2021 has brought with it a lot of insane cosplays, but this one is certainly one of the most memorable so far.

Artist PlexiCosplay (Plexi) has outdone herself with this beautiful transformation. Having painted herself aqua from head to toe, she can be seen adorned in Kyrestia’s iconic white and gold outfit whilst channeling the Ascended queen’s angelic nature.

What your eyes are immediately drawn to are the wings though. Mirroring the sky blue of her skin, their construction is perfect. Tipped with gold trims that tie in with her vestments and stunning recreation of the warrior’s crown, Plexi literally is Kyrestia.

Join the ranks of the Ascended! Kyrestia cosplay by PlexiCosplay from r/wow

WoW fans are stunned

Considering the wings are, according the Plexi, “15 feet long,” it’s safe to say that fans can’t miss this cosplay.

It’s the wings that have really gotten attention. One fan’s hilarious comment simply wrote: “the wind: I’m about to end this woman’s whole career,” to which Plexi responded “YOU NAILED IT.”

Another respondent was equally as humorous, writing “Kyrestia flight 77 you are cleared for takeoff, proceed to runway 4.”

All of these comments though praised this amazing cosplay, with one comment summing it up: “This blew my mind!!! I thought someone cropped the Archon out and pasted her onto some road!”

It’s safe to say that Plexi has truly embodied the fan favorite Ascended. She’s not only radiant, but emits a ‘don’t mess with me’ aura. We can’t wait to see her next WoW cosplay, as if she keeps going like she’ll be the queen of not just Bastion, but the WoW cosplay scene in no time!