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Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer battles with Morpeko as rival Marnie

Published: 17/Aug/2020 21:33

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon cosplayer went viral after sharing her transformation into popular Sword & Shield character Marnie. The artist’s costume brings the Spikemuth rival and her Morpeko to life.

The Pokemon franchise was brought into its eighth generation with the debut of Sword & Shield in November 2019. The Nintendo RPG takes place in the Galar region.

Since its release, players can’t seem to get enough of the game’s new rival, Marnie. Bringing the Trainer to life, a fan shared her mind blowing costume of the character that will leave fans in awe.

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Marnie comes from Spikemuth.

Pokemon cosplayer readies for battle as Marnie & Morpeko

Players face off against Marnie throughout the Gen VIII title. Hailing from Spikemuth, the punk character is followed by her own entourage called Team Yell. Her obsessed fans become encounters for the protagonist throughout the game.

Cosplayer ‘uniastronaut‘ shared her true-to-life take on the Trainer on Instagram, and her insanely accurate portrayal will be sure to wow fans. Photographer ‘goodguygastly‘ captured the artist as she posed as the Sword & Shield rival next to her Morpeko.

Uni absolutely nailed Marnie’s signature punk-style, re-creating her leather jacket and pink pleated dress. The artist also mirrored the character’s iconic black hair, which is stylized with two ponytails and ruffled hair that stands up.

In another shot posted to social media, the cosplayer posed mimicked one of the Sword & Shield character’s poses from the game. The picture could easily be mistaken for Marnie readying for a Dynamax raid battle.

Uni gave fans a closer view at how much work went into capturing the Pokemon Trainer’s look. The cosplayer’s outfit is full of details, such as the rival’s black choker which has a silver pendant that hangs off her neck.

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I got around to shooting my #marniecosplay last night, and I’m so incredibly happy with these beautiful lenses that I got from @uniqso! I really wanted a more natural-looking lens for this cosplay, and these truly delivered what I envisioned. You can now get 10% off your whole order with my code “uniastro”! I’m wearing the “Sweety K Fantasy Blue.”

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Despite Sword & Shield only releasing at the end of 2019, the hit RPG has already become the third best-selling title in the entire franchise. Proof that its addicting Gotta Catch ‘Em All gameplay has never been more popular.

Fans in love with the Galar region are in luck as the game is getting expanded in a major way with its second DLC, The Crown Tundra. The add-on will make its debut this Fall, and features the three Legendary birds.


WWE’s Zelina Vega flawlessly cosplays Kitana from Mortal Kombat

Published: 31/Oct/2020 13:00

by Georgina Smith


WWE wrestler Zelina Vega has done it again and pulled another stunning cosplay out of the bag, looking every bit the part of Kitana from Mortal Kombat in the latest of her fantastic cosplays.

Zelina Vega, real name Thea Trinidad, has more than dabbled in the cosplay scene before. In the past we’ve seen her recreate a fabulous poolside D.Va from Overwatch and a stunning Jinx from League of Legends.

She’s a hugely popular pro-wrestler working under WWE, but clearly has a dedication for gaming and the gaming community which she expresses via her detailed cosplays, and even streams a huge variety of games on Twitch.

This time around she decided to give Mortal Kombat a go, one of the most popular fighting games globally. The games have featured a series of playable characters, each with their own unique look and personality that has proven to be a ripe opportunity for cosplayers looking to recreate their favorites from the game.

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Zelina Vega’s Kitana

Despite being over 10,000 years old, Kitana looks very young. In battle, she primarily utilizes her steel fans as a weapon, her lightning-fast technique and powerful abilities rendering her a formidable foe.

Zelina has fantastically recreated Kitana’s aesthetic in her cosplay. The whole image has a midnight blue cast, the soft moon in the background perfectly illuminating the finer details of her costume. The creative image was taken by Daniel Forero and edited by Ryan Sims.

The dark blue of her mask and headdress tie in exactly with her gloves, intricate light blue markings crawling down the side of her forearm.

In a matching blue, fabric drapes down from the shorts at her waist down to the floor in the center of her body, mimicking Kitana’s exactly. Long boots stretch up to her thighs and give Zelina the character’s powerful look.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Kitana without the metal fans that are equally as gorgeous as they are dangerous, Zelina holding them in a captivating pose and tying the look together completely.

There’s no doubt that Zelina did a fantastic job of recreating this popular Mortal Kombat character, and fans of her cosplay are keenly awaiting the next character she decides to embark on next.