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One Piece cosplayer storms the seas as Trafalgar Law with female twist

Published: 11/May/2020 1:00

by Brent Koepp

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A talented One Piece cosplayer went viral after sharing her unique spin on Trafalgar Law. The talented artist brought the ‘Surgeon of Death’ to life with a mind-blowing female twist.

One Piece continues to be one of the most influential properties in Japan. The long-running manga series made its debut in 1997, and its swashbuckling pirate story of Monkey D. Luffy made it an instant hit with readers.

A skilled artist shared her true-to-life costume of one the show’s most popular characters Trafalgar Law. The cosplayer’s take is insanely accurate, while at the same giving the doctor a unique twist like you’ve never seen before.

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One Piece continues to be one of the most influential animes of all time.

Female cosplayer brings Trafalgar Law to life

In the story, various factions are trying to find the ‘One Piece’ treasure to become the next King of the Pirates. Readers are introduced to Trafalgar Law, who is the captain and doctor of the Heart Pirates.

Cosplayer ‘sammyscosplay’ transformed into the surgeon of death, and creatively depicted the character’s look down to every detail. For instance, she took the pirate’s signature Jolly Rogers print, and put it on her cropped sports top.

Photographer Kevin Jeukens captured her wielding Law’s cursed sword named Kikoku. The cosplayer went to great lengths to be faithful to the show, sporting ink on her fingers to spell out ‘DEATH’ and even recreated his tribal tattoos.

Trafalgar hails from the North Blue ocean, and throughout the story is always seen wearing his iconic northern-style fur hat. Striking a pose from the manga, the cosplayer wears the white and black spotted head piece.

The artist gave viewers a glimpse into her process of bringing the outfit together. Back in December 2019, she posted a makeup test for the One Piece character. Seeing the progress she made in 2020 is incredible.

In the shot we see her perfectly mirroring his tribal ink on her arms. While she initially wore a yellow and black hoodie, she eventually opted for a more unique look, showing how much thought goes into creating cosplay.

One Piece is continuously one of the best selling mangas, even in 2020. The anime adaption by Toei Animation is still getting new episodes, which is a testament to how popular the pirate story truly is.

Those interested in embarking on an epic journey on the seas can catch episodes on streaming services Crunchyroll and Funimation. In January, creator Eiichiro Oda announced that Netflix is re-making the show in a live-action drama.

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Princess Mononoke cosplayer runs with wolves as Studio Ghibli heroine San

Published: 27/Nov/2020 19:04

by Brent Koepp

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A Princess Mononoke cosplayer brought the film’s protagonist San to life with a stunning costume. The artist’s breathtaking transformation into the Studio Ghibli character will leave fans speechless.

In 1997, renowned director Hayao Miyazaki debuted his groundbreaking seventh film, Princess Mononoke. The environmentalist-themed story was so popular, it’s still the eighth highest grossing movie of all time in Japan.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the influential anime by bringing it to life with a jaw-dropping outdoor photoshoot. The artist’s incredible take on wolf girl San is so good, it’s almost as if the protagonist has clawed her way out of the screen.

Screenshot of wolf princess San in Studio Ghibli film Princess Mononoke.
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The wolf princess is one of the main characters in the 1997 anime film.

Ghibli cosplayer becomes real life Princess Mononoke

The film centers on protagonist Ashitaka, who leaves his village after tragically becoming infected by a corrupted spirit. The banished prince embarks on a quest to look for a cure and confront the curse that corrupted the animal that wandered into his home.

Cosplayer ‘Jennifer Sonntag’ brought the movie’s second lead character, Princess San, to life with her stunning cosplay which she shared on Instagram. Photographer ‘jospixelart’ captured the artist posing in the heroine’s iconic white and blue outfit next to a wolf.

Jenny nailed San’s signature attire, which includes a white fur cape that drapes over her back as well as her red and gold warrior mask which she uses to cover her face while battling against human enemies. She even included her scarlet facepaint which sits under each eye.

 

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In another shot posted on her social media, the artist re-created a scene from the Ghibi film where the lead character sits on a rock. Jen looks ready to fight with her wolf family as she holds her prop dagger while having her headdress down. The outdoor backdrop gorgeously ties the whole thing together and could easily be mistaken for a screenshot from the film.

 

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Despite releasing over 23 years ago, Princess Mononoke still continues to be one of the most influential anime films of all time. Its dark themes and gritty depiction of violence was a departure for Miyazaki’s usually child-friendly projects.

Those looking to catch the classic movie are in luck as it can currently be watched right now on HBO’s streaming service MAX. Also in 2019, Studio Ghibli struck a deal with Apple TV and Amazon to sell all of their theatrical releases digitally for the very first time.