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Pokemon cosplayer shows why Sword & Shield’s Leon is the Champion

Published: 6/Jan/2020 21:12

by Brent Koepp

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A talented Pokemon cosplayer shared his take on Sword & Shield’s Leon, transforming into the Galar Region Champion with an incredible true-to-life costume.

Pokemon saw its eighth generation title Sword & Shield drop in November 2019, and had players exploring the Galar Region on their quest to become the ultimate trainer in the League.

A talented cosplayer brought the game’s unbeatable hero Leon to life at MagFest 2020, becoming the gaming festival’s champion with his insanely accurate costume.

The Pokemon Company / Game FreakLeon is the Galar Region’s unbeatable champion.

Cosplayer becomes Galar’s champion

Leon is the undefeated champion in Sword & Shield, and is looked up to as a hero by the citizens of the Galar region. He’s also the older brother of the protagonist’s rival Hop, as both of them dream of one day beating him.

Cosplayer Maguma Usagi showed off his jaw-dropping outfit of the character on his social media, as the talented artist dressed up as the beloved Pokemon trainer at this year’s MagFest, which was held in Washington County, MD.

Striking the character’s iconic Charizard pose, the cosplay artist put his full costume on display, showing off the intricate details that went into faithfully recreating the trainer’s outfit, from his flowing cape, to the iconic baseball cap that looks like a crown with the bill flipped up.

As if the incredible costume wasn’t enough, he also recorded a video embodying the character, and even handed out Galar League endorsements from the game to festival goers that found him at the event.

Maguma is the closest we’ve seen to someone being a dead ringer for the Champion, looking exactly how we would imagine a live action version of the trainer to look like.

The skilled artist teamed up with photographer Arsenio Dev for another photoset that showed him in various poses from the game, as he captured Leon’s spirit by flicking his cape behind him as he readies up for battle.

Sword & Shield broke sales record in November 2019, becoming the fastest selling Switch title to date, as it sold an astonishing six million units in its opening weekend alone.

The eighth generation title also had its best month in sales for the entire franchise, according to consumer date tracker NPDs, making it an incredible success for Game Freak and Nintendo.

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My Hero Academia cosplayer hits a Comet Home Run as Ochaco Uraraka

Published: 18/Jan/2021 7:05

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Ochaco Uraraka is one of the most charming characters in My Hero Academia, but even though she’s a popular pick in the cosplay community, it’s hard to find an outfit that looks as awesome as this one.

Ochaco Uraraka was first introduced in the third episode of My Hero Academia, and fans have loved her ever since. Generally, she’s upbeat, positive, laid-back, and a little air-headed at times.

However, she can be extremely determined and focused at times, and hates being underestimated. Plus, she has an incredible quirk known as ‘Zero Gravity.’ It lets her make specific targets immune to the effects of gravity and can be used in a variety of ways. 

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Uraraka is a favorite among fans due to her sweet personality.

Ochaco’s hero costume is made up of a black bodysuit with a pink design down the middle. It also has two black circles on her chest, a black rectangle below her waist, and two pink patches over her shoulders. She also wears pink armbands, a choker, a belt, wrist guards, and knee-high boots.

It’s one of the most iconic hero costumes in the show, and cosplayers love re-creating it as authentically as they can. However, a cosplayer named honeyrabbiit brought it to life in the most incredible way.

 

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The picture of honeyrabbiit’s cosplay has already generated more than 20,000 likes, which is insane. The numbers keep on rising. She also made it herself, except for the wig, which was made by bep.cosplays.

In fact, it was so well-received, she posed in it again alongside bep.cosplays, who also happened to be wearing an awesome Katsuki Bakugo costume. “All I remember is that I was freezing and I took a hot bath after this shoot,” she said.

 

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The second picture also has pulled more than 10,000 likes. It seems like My Hero Academia fans know an incredible cosplay when they see it, and won’t hesitate to pour in with support.

Of course, the epic photography from arcane_shutter in both shots was a nice touch, too. If we’ve learned anything from the show, it’s that a team effort can go a long way. The success of this honeyrabbiit’s cosplay is a good example of that.