Pokemon cosplayer readies for The Isle of Armor in Victor's new outfit - Dexerto

Pokemon cosplayer readies for The Isle of Armor in Victor’s new outfit

Published: 19/May/2020 17:55

by Michael Gwilliam


Cosplayer SPLgum showed he is ready for the Pokemon Sword and Shield expansion, The Isle of Armor, with an outfit based around Victor’s new dojo look.

In The Isle of Armor expansion, Victor’s appearance changes drastically from his traditional attire or Gym uniform. Now, his hair is tied back in a bun of sorts, and his attire is now black and yellow colored.

SPLgum went out of his way to completely match protagonist Victor’s new look. From the hair, hoodie, gloves and even socks – he looks like the game character brought to life.

The Isle of Armor is Sword and Shield’s first expansion.

In the artwork used for inspiration, Victor wears a hoodie that covers a t-shirt with a logo on it due to the way the character is positioned. SPLgum matched the stance and as a result, it’s like staring into a mirror.

Additionally, the cosplayer nailed Victor’s knee pads, which have Pokeball logos on them, as well as the belt with red and blue stripes and the white gloves.

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Before I continue, let me just say that all these photos have been cropped in some way. If you want to see the full version, come follow and like my page on Facebook: https://facebook.com/TrainingFreak So I'll be doing daily throwbacks to my past cosplays until our enhanced community quarantine finally comes to an end (whenever that might be). – Not today though. Presenting my newest cosplay: Victor from the upcoming The Isle of Armor expansion of Pokemon Sword and Shield! I was supposed to be finished with this way back on March 21, but our entire city was suddenly placed under lockdown, and I couldn't get the materials I needed on time. Plus, I lost the kneepads which took almost forever to do (and it stressed me out for several weeks). I'm glad I found them eventually. The background and lighting may be far from perfect, and I have to admit that I asked for my buddy D-Rector's digital help with the belt colors, but I'm happy to share this with all today. And when this pandemic is finally over, I'll upgrade this outfit to the next level! Stay safe and healthy, everyone! #Pokemon #PokemonCosplay #Cosplay #Victor #PokemonSwordShield #PokemonSwordShieldEX #TheIsleOfArmor #instacosplay #cosplayer #cosplayers #cosplayersofinstagram #instatoday #picoftheday #explore #repost #instadaily #cosplayguy #cosplayerlife

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Taking to Instagram, the cosplayer revealed that the outfit took a bit longer than expected: “I was supposed to be finished with this way back on March 21.”

According to SPLgum, he couldn’t get the materials he needed in time and, at one point, even lost the knee pads, which “took almost forever to do.”

That all said, the cosplay is complete and very well-done. That’s not all either – SPL said he plans on improving and upgrading the outfit once the current global issues are over and done with: “I’ll upgrade this outfit to the next level!”

In the past, SPLgum had done plenty of other Pokemon-themed cosplays including Gym Leader Brawly, Team Yell Grunt and Ash from the anime.

With The Crown Tundra expansion still to come, hopefully the cosplayer has more Victor outfits up his sleeve in the future.


Demon Slayer cosplayer melts hearts as Love Pillar Mitsuri Kanroji

Published: 23/Nov/2020 21:15

by Brent Koepp


A Demon Slayer cosplayer went viral on Instagram after sharing her true-to-life take on Mitsuri Kanroji. The artist’s stunning transformation into the Love Pillar will leave fans of the hit anime in awe.

Demon Slayer’s debut in 2019 was explosive as the series has quickly become a worldwide phenomena. The anime is so popular that its first theatrical film Mugen Train is on track to becoming the highest-grossing movie of all time in Japan.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the beloved story by bringing popular character Mitsuri Kanroji to life. The artist’s insanely accurate portrayal of the fierce heroine made waves on Instagram due to how much she looks like the fierce warrior.

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Mitsuri Kanroji is one of the popular characters of the hit 2019 anime.

Demon Slayer cosplayer’s real life Love Pillar

While the dark anime largely centers on the Kamado siblings, the last half of Season 1 heavily focuses on the fierce warriors of the Demon Slayer corps. These strong swordsman are called Pillars, and they are able to control their breath and unleash incredible powers against their foes.

Cosplayer Melodi Kızılgün went viral after bringing the Love Pillar Mitsuri to life with a jaw-dropping costume. The artist accurately depicted the character’s black and white Demon Slayer corps uniform, while faithfully mirroring her striking pink and green braided hair.

Photographer ‘toyfromearth’ captured Melodi posing with the heroine’s iconic katana, which has a blue hilt and pink hearts underneath the fabric. Recreating a scene from the show, she readies to slay demons with an incredibly detailed prop of Kanroji’s deadly weapon.


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Despite only being uploaded on November 22, the social media post already collected over 8.8k likes at the time of writing. Her gorgeous portrayal of the heroine made massive waves in just under 24 hours.

Demon Slayer originally made its debut in 2016 as a manga written by renowned Japanese writer Koyoharu Gotog. However, it exploded in popularity after studio Ufotable released its anime adaptation.

While there is currently no update on the show’s return, the movie Mugen Train is out now. The feature length picture bridges the gap between Season 1 and 2.