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Fantastic Frozen cosplay shows the dark side of Elsa

Published: 24/Mar/2020 3:18 Updated: 24/Mar/2020 3:22

by David Purcell

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Disney created one of the most creative stories with Frozen, captivating people in the millions with the journey of Elsa and others, and now fans are starting to show the same levels of inventiveness with their cosplays. 

For those who don’t know already, Elsa is the Snow Queen of the story, but isn’t really considered to be one of Disney’s main princesses, with the likes of Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, and others taking the spotlight. Whatever you choose to call her, there’s no doubt that she is one of the most popular characters Disney have created.

In the first Frozen movie, she was afraid to use her abilities – to create ice – after causing a near-death experience for her sister, Anna, the story’s main protagonist. While we never really saw the dark side of the character then, despite such strong powers and fears from parents that she would eventually get too powerful, one cosplayer wanted to show those elements and it looks very different to the Elsa many viewers have been exposed to.

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Elsa is very much a hero figure in Frozen, which – after being inspired by the title character of The Snow Queen – might have shocked many fans.

Typically seen in her light blue dress, with dazzling white hair, Elsa looks almost the complete opposite in the version created by ‘faerie_blossom,’ posted to Instagram.

The cosplayer, who has over 120,000 followers on the social media platform, has managed to pull off the deuteragonist using a much darker look. Pictures below with dark eye shadow, a purple dress and on a black background, this isn’t really what you would expect from somebody trying to pull off Elsa.

With that said, it makes it stand out and is definitely an impressive take.

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Are you out there? Do you know me? Can you feel me? Can you show me? Ahhhh ? . . Honestly I love ‚into the unknown‘ so damn much, the song, elsa‘s look, the whole video performance! I am so happy Martina and Andreas gave me the chance to recreate some scenes from the song ? . . ? by @andreas_kinder ???Makeup by @spiegelwelt_ ???Thanks @procosplay_official for providing the dress ? . . . . . #cosplay #cosmodel #frozen2cosplay #elsa #frozen #elsafrozen #elsacosplay #frozencosplay #kryssmawig #ballgown #letitgo #whitehair #faerieblossom #frozen2 #frozenelsa #elsaofarendelle #disney #disneycosplay #icequeen #elsafrozen2 #frozen❄️ #elsaspirit #brunifrozen2 #germancosplay #procosplay #intotheunknown

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This isn’t the only image to have been posted by the cosplayer, either, incorporating more of her abilities into the next shot – uploaded to her Instagram page on March 23.

In the past, she has also replicated the normal Elsa outfit, as well as other characters from Devil May Cry, The Hobbit and more.

At first, it might have looked like a black dress with a purple tint, but the second makes it very clear that the dress is in fact the latter. There is no sign of the frosty abilities that you would expect, but keeping a similar hairstyle and dress type.

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Every day's a little harder as I feel my power grow Don't you know there's part of me that longs to go Into the unknown ? . . Another scene recreated from the into the unknown video ??? . . ? by @andreas_kinder ???Makeup by @spiegelwelt_ ???Thanks @procosplay_official for providing the dress ? . . . . . #cosplay #cosmodel #frozen2cosplay #elsa #frozen #elsafrozen #elsacosplay #frozencosplay #kryssmawig #ballgown #letitgo #whitehair #faerieblossom #frozen2 #frozenelsa #elsaofarendelle #disney #disneycosplay #icequeen #elsafrozen2 #frozen❄️ #elsaspirit #brunifrozen2 #germancosplay #procosplay #intotheunknown

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Having received hundreds of compliments online, it would be surprising to see the cosplay designer not go out and take on the challenge of recreating another Frozen character in the future, with Anna a possible candidate for that, not to mention the long list of Disney princesses as well.

Whatever she decides to do next, though, based on this outfit you would have to think it would be a success. Great job!

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Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer represents Spikemuth as Marnie

Published: 20/Oct/2020 19:32

by Brent Koepp

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A Pokemon cosplayer went viral on Instagram after bringing popular Sword & Shield character Marnie to life. The artist perfectly re-creates the Galar league Trainer with an insanely accurate costume.

Pokemon’s eighth generation began with the release of Sword & Shield in 2019. The Nintendo Switch title takes place in the Galar region and introduced new characters to the franchise, such as Marnie.

Bringing the wildly beloved character to life, prolific cosplayer Emi ‘kqueentsun‘ transformed into the Gen VIII heroine with an epic costume. The artist’s take on the Spikemuth Trainer will leave fans in awe.

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Marnie is the new rival in Pokemon Sword & Shield.

Pokemon cosplayer is real life Marnie

In Sword & Shield, the player technically faces off against two rivals. However, it is Marnie with her Team Yell fanbase that has captured the hearts of fans (sorry Hop!). The heroine heralds from the town of Spikemuth, where her brother Pierce is the Gym Leader.

Popular cosplayer ‘kqueentsun’ made waves on Instagram when she shared her true-to-life take on the beloved Trainer. Her incredibly accurate re-creation of the character’s look truly brings her to life. The artist looks so much like the Galar rival, it’s almost as if she’s jumped out of the screen.

Emi perfectly captured Marnie’s punk aesthetic by mirroring her signature double braided black hair. In the game, the character shaves the left side of her head in the shape of a crown. Cleverly, the cosplayer dyed her wig gray to make the same effect.

In June, ‘kqueentsun’ finished her costume and showed it off on social media. Her outfit is packed full of details, such as Marnie’s choker necklace and silver pendant. She even included the red ribbon that hangs from her ponytail.

Emi also re-created an iconic scene from Sword & Shield, where the Spikemuth rival tries to smile for her Morpeko. Putting her fingers on each side of her lips, the cosplayer adorably mimics the Gen 8 character’s attempt to show happiness.

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Watch this…. *smile* – – #pokemon #pokemonswordshield #marnie #marniepokemon #pokémon #copslay #punk #egirl #leatherjacket #anime #blueeyes

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Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, Sword & Shield has already gone on to become the third highest-selling title in the RPG’s entire franchise – proof that Pokemon has never been more popular.

Those in love with the Galar region are in luck, as the Nintendo Switch title is getting expanded in a major way on October 22 with the debut of The Crown Tundra DLC. Perhaps Marnie will get another story in this epic addon – we can only hope.