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Gym Leader Nessa shows who’s boss in epic Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplay

Published: 25/Jan/2020 18:19

by Meg Bethany Koepp


Nessa is one of the fiercest Gym Leaders in Pokemon Sword & Shield, and a talented Nintendo Switch fan brought her to life with an incredible cosplay take on the Water-type Trainer.

In Sword and Shield, Hulbury city’s Nessa is the second Gym Leader players face on their journey to defeat Leon and become Champion.

Her strong personality quickly made her a fan-favorite with Trainers, and cosplayer Magenta ‘littlebink’ is no different to this, as she shared a truly epic take on the Water expert.

Nessa walks onto the pitch in Pokemon Sword and Shield
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Nessa is a strong Water fighter.

Splashing Nessa cosplay

In the Nintendo title, the Leader wears her love for her Gym on her sleeve, or – quite literally – on her shirt, with a giant water droplet splashed right on the front. The Australian artist replicates this perfectly, and even includes the fighter’s text scrawled across it.

The Water boss also sports matching shorts with the number 049 on, which is her Trainer number and can be read as yasai in Japanese to mean “swim” in English.

Again, this is something the cosplayer mimics effortlessly, and even includes different types of Pokeballs on her belt to pull the whole look together.

In another shot posted to her Instagram, Magenta poses by a pool to really bring out the Water-type atmosphere of the Pokemon figure, and looks right at home.

Nessa also wears large gold hoop earrings, and a droplet necklace alongside her battle gear, and again, this is something that the cosplayer adds in for a perfectly accurate take.

The artist’s rendition is truly one of the best representations of the character we’ve ever seen, and it really does look like she’s just jumped right out of the game and into real life.

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Pokemon Sword & Shield has gone on to break Nintendo Switch sales records since its release in November 2019, and has since been given the title of the fastest selling game on the console to date.

It sold over six million copies in its opening weekend alone, proving that new players and fans of the franchise alike absolutely love the latest addition to the series – and cosplayers are no exception.


My Hero Academia cosplayer attends U.A. High as Ochako Uraraka

Published: 28/Oct/2020 17:49

by Brent Koepp


A My Hero Academia cosplayer went viral on Instagram after sharing her true-to-life take on popular character Ochako Uraraka. The artist’s incredibly detailed outfit perfectly captures the heroine’s school look.

My Hero Academia originally made it debut as a manga, though it was its anime adaptation in 2016 that made it a cultural phenomena. Viewers around the world couldn’t get enough of its story about a high school that trains teenagers with superpowers called quirks. 

A cosplayer made waves on social media after bringing one of the show’s most popular characters, Ochako Uraraka, to life. The skilled artist depicts the character’s school spirit with stunning costumes that will be sure to leave fans of the series in awe.

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The bubbly heroine is one of the most popular characters in the 2016 anime.

My Hero Academia cosplayer pulls off perfect Uraraka school look

The anime largely focuses on the students of Class 1-A. One of the most beloved characters in the series is the lovable Ochako. The heroine has the ability to manipulate gravity, and can float in the air.

Bringing the anime protagonist to life, cosplayer ‘alexy_sky_’ shared her epic My Hero Academia costume. The artist posed as Uraraka in her U.A. High school uniform which she wears throughout the show.

Alexy perfectly mirrored the character’s gray blazer jacket, as well as the red tie that sits on top of her white shirt. The outfit is full of details, from the blue-green stripe trimming, to the golden buttons. 


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In another shot posted to social media, the cosplayer re-created Ochako’s signature pose by holding her hand out. In the series, the character’s quirk allows her to make anything she touches weightless – including foes.


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As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Alexy also created the student’s blue and white patterned gym school uniform as well. Not only are the cosplayer’s costumes insanely accurate, she also nails the character’s look – capturing her short and pointy eyebrows, as well as her bob haircut.


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Despite making its anime debut back in 2016, My Hero Academia has continued to explode in popularity around the world. The show’s diverse cast of colorful characters has made it a massive hit.

The animated adaptation wrapped up its fourth arc in April. Those wanting to watch the series can catch all episodes on Funimation and Crunchyroll. For everything we know about Season 5, check out our guide here.