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Pokémon cosplayer’s take on Sword & Shield’s Rose is incredibly accurate

Published: 24/Nov/2019 22:40

by Brent Koepp


Pokémon Sword and Shield is finally out, arriving on November 15 to much critical and fan praise. To celebrate, a talented cosplayer brought Galar Region’s Chairman Rose to life with their incredibly accurate costume.

The latest Pokémon title Sword and Shield is the 8th generation for the long-running beloved RPG, and takes place in the Galar region, which was largely influenced by the United Kingdom.

In the game’s story, the world revolves around the Pokémon League which is televised and ran by Chairman Rose, who serves an important figure throughout the player’s journey to become the next champion.

An incredibly talented cosplayer showed off their take on the character, and it’s is so incredibly accurate, it’s as though he jumped from out of the Switch itself and into real life.

Game Freak / NintendoChairman Rose is an important figure in the latest Pokémon title.

Chairman Rose brought to life

In the beginning of the game, the player is quickly introduced to the Chairman who heads up the league the protagonist is entering to become the region’s stronger trainer, and unseat the undefeated champion Leon.

Cosplayer ‘moknowsdesign’ shared his costume on Instagram, and blew away many fans who thought he looked almost identical to the Pokémon character with his accurate portrayal.

The artist perfectly recreated his slick gray and white vest suit, from his watch to his red and black loafers, nailing even the intricate details like the gold tie pin, and badge on his lapel.

Not only does the cosplayer get the Chairman’s outfit completely right, his hair naturally mirrors the character, as well as his facial hair and his eyes. The side-by-side shot he posted is uncanny, and has many seeing double.

Taking things further, moknowsdesign teamed up with a fellow cosplayer who was dressed up the character’s loyal assistant Oleana, making the whole thing feel complete.

As a final touch, the artist also carried around a Master Ball, which is the incredibly rare iteration of the Pokéball that players only get once after beating the game that guarantees them a 100% catch rate.

As players discover the new Galar region and navigate their way through the Pokémon league, they have many run-ins with the Chairman, making him another iconic character in the series.

The latest iteration of Pokémon has been a smash success so far, as the game sold over six million units worldwide just in its launch weekend, making it the fastest selling Switch game to date.



Sword Art Online cosplayer snipes enemies as real life Sinon

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:33

by Brent Koepp


A Sword Art Online cosplayer went viral on Instagram after sharing her transformation into popular anime character Sinon. The artist’s stunning take brings the Phantom Bullet heroine to life.

Originally written in 2002 by novelist Reki Kawahara, Sword Art Online exploded in popularity a decade later with its animated adaptation in 2012. Viewers around the world have fallen in love with its creative take on massively multiplayer online role playing games.

Prolific cosplayer Sarah ‘hendoart‘ Hendo made waves on social media when she shared her costume based on the anime’s second season arc, the Phantom Bullet. The talented artist brought the beloved blue-haired sniper Sinon to life with an insanely accurate take.

Screenshot of Sword Art Online character Sinon.
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The blue-haired sniper stars in Sword Art Online II.

Sword Art Online cosplayer becomes real life Sinon

While the series starts off with protagonist Kazuto Kirigaya getting stuck in the virtual world of Aincrad, the show’s later seasons take place in a different online video game. In season two, Kirito meets a fierce sniper with a deadly aim named Sinon.

Bringing the heroine to life, cosplayer Hendoart shared her mind-blowing transformation into the character on Instagram. Photographer ‘nerdypictures‘ captured the artist posing in her signature outfit. The costume is full of meticulous detail, and includes a cut out black and white bodysuit which runs under her green jacket and leggings.

Sarah recreated a scene from the anime, and mirrored Sinon’s battle stance by holding her iconic sniper rifle behind her head. The life-size prop weapon was created by ‘airsoftevike‘ and is so accurate that it looks as if it could have come straight out of the screen.


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In another shot posted to social media, Hendo gave viewers a closer look at how faithful her Sword Art Online cosplay actually is. Not only did she mirror the heroine’s giant blue and silver belt buckle, she also created Sinon’s white scarf which she uses to wrap around her face to protect herself from the elements.


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While Sword Art Online’s anime has been a massive hit, its Light Novel adaptation is one of the most popular series in Japan. The franchise is so beloved, it’s been made into various games on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well.

Those interested in checking out the MMO-based show can catch all episodes on streaming services Funimation and Crunchyroll. Netflix also currently has seasons one through three available right now.