Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer battles with Dark types as rival Marnie - Dexerto

Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer battles with Dark types as rival Marnie

Published: 25/May/2020 1:29

by Brent Koepp


A talented Pokemon cosplayer shared her true-to-life take on Sword & Shield’s popular rival Marnie. The artist’s accurate portrayal of the Spikemuth Trainer will leave fans in awe. 

Pokemon entered its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield in November 2019. The latest title in the long-running franchise introduced players to the Galar region for very first time.

The RPG also featured more than one rival, and fans can’t get enough of Marnie. A cosplayer transformed in the popular character, and looks so much like her, it’s almost as if she’s jumped from out your Nintendo Switch.

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Marnie is a rival in the 2019 Pokemon Sword & Shield.

Cosplayer stuns as Sword & Shield’s Marnie

On your quest to become the Galar League champion in Sword & Shield, players are challenged by Marnie who hails from Spikemuth. The Dark-type Trainer even has her own fan-club that follows her called Team Yell.

Cosplayer ‘leahchucosplay‘ brought the popular character to life with her insanely accurate re-creation. Photographer ‘phototurismo‘ captured the artist posing in the rival’s iconic punk-influenced attire.

The streamer pulled off the Trainer’s signature black hair, including her spiky locks at the back of her head. Leah also sported an incredibly accurate leather jacket, which includes patterns on the sleeves.

The cosplayer shared another shot on her Instagram, giving Pokemon fans a glimpse of how faithful her costume is to the title. The over-the-shoulder perspective reveals an incredible re-creation of Marnie’s iconic pink backpack which she wears throughout the game.

In a selfie, the artist poses with a green Pokeball, and shows off her choker which could easily be mistaken for an official prop. Leah absolutely nails the rival’s punk-look which has made her such a standout character in the series.

Despite only releasing in November 2019, Sword & Shield is already about to become the third best selling game in the franchise. The latest release shows that players’ hunger for Pokemon content has no plans of slowing down anytime soon.

While most Trainers have no doubt beat the main campaign, they have a lot to look forward in 2020. The eighth generation title is getting its first DLC The Isle of Armor in June with the second addon The Crown Tundra dropping this Fall.


Princess Mononoke cosplayer runs with wolves as Studio Ghibli heroine San

Published: 27/Nov/2020 19:04

by Brent Koepp


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.