Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer becomes the ultimate rival as Marnie - Dexerto

Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer becomes the ultimate rival as Marnie

Published: 16/May/2020 18:40

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon cosplayer went viral when she transformed herself into Sword & Shield’s most popular rival, Marnie. The talented artist’s insanely accurate take on the Spikemuth Trainer will leave fans in awe.

The long-running Nintendo RPG entered its eighth generation in 2019 with the release of Sword & Shield. The Pokemon title takes place in the Galar region, which is largely based on locations in the United Kingdom.

The game also features two rivals to the protagonist, and fans have become obsessed with Marnie. A skilled cosplay artist shared her mind blowing take on the heroine that is so good, it’s almost as if the Trainer has jumped from out of the screen.

Marnie brought to life with adorable cosplay

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Sword & Shield features popular rival Marnie.

One of the breakout characters in the latest Pokemon is Marnie. The punk-influenced character hails from a town called Spikemuth where her brother serves as the gym leader. The Trainer primarily uses Dark/Poison types.

Popular cosplayer ‘Natalia Kat’ dressed up as the rival, and stunned with her insanely accurate portrayal. The artist mimicked the her short black and gray hair using a wig stylized by ‘becofheartseven.’

Photographer ‘atlis.co‘ perfectly captured her posing as the Spikemuth Trainer while attending the popular convention Katsucon in 2020. The artist’s work even includes her side swept bangs, and red ribbons.

In another shot, she adorably poses with Marnie’s main Pokemon Morpeko. The incredibly detailed plush was made by ‘toastfoxes‘, and ties the whole piece together as the monster is always by the character’s side.


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Channeling the Trainer’s punk attitude, Natalia showed off  the insane details of her outfit in another picture. From her choker prop piece made by ‘atlis.co,’ to her leather jacket which is adorned with large buttons, the cosplay is incredibly faithful to the RPG.

Sword & Shield was an instant smash hit upon its release in November 2019. It astonishingly moved over six million units worldwide in its opening weekend alone. The title is on track to be the third best selling in the franchise.

The game is still thriving, as players continue to take on Max Raids and events within the Galar region. In June, the RPG gets its first expansion The Isle of Armor, and in the Fall it will be getting The Crown Tundra.


Demon Slayer cosplayer transforms into beautiful butterfly Shinobu Kocho

Published: 29/Nov/2020 13:10

by Andrew Amos


Shinobu Kocho might look innocent from afar, but if you’re a demon and you get too close, you’ll see the deadly side of the butterfly. She’s a popular Demon Slayer character to cosplay, but ‘aka_purin’ has truly put together one of the most beautiful designs yet.

Shinobu Kocho is a fan-favorite in Demon Slayer, and it’s easy to see why. Not only does the Demon Corps member possess incredible powers to heal friends and harm demons, but she is one of the most beautiful characters in the show.

Her personality is a difficult one to channel though. While she’s seemingly innocent on the outside, deep inside of her, there’s a rebellious rage to get revenge.

Demon Slayer Cosplay Shinobu Kocho
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Shinobu Kocho is a dazzling and powerful Demon Slayer.

It’s one thing to make a cosplay, put it on, and take a picture. It’s another thing to really channel what a character is all about, and that’s what sets ‘aka_purin’ apart from the other Shinobu cosplayers.

Sharing the intricate design on her Twitter, the Polish cosplayer spared no expense and left no stone unturned in her flawless design. Her hair and makeup is perfect, even getting the butterflies pinned.

She also created her special katana, which is based on an insect’s “stinger” more than a blade itself. The tattered, battle-worn hilt and blade is a wonderful addition to the cosplay that really ties it all together.

That’s the special thing about purin’s cosplay too. Every element just ties everything together. While even just one of these things would be pretty special in a cosplay, being able to jam it all in one photo is the most beautiful thing of all.


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The Shinobu design might be her latest, but she’s unsure on what her next project will be. “I feel like I’m having an art block lately. I just have so many ideas and costumes to shoot but I just can’t put myself up for it,” she admitted on her Instagram.

No matter what it is though, we bet Purin will knock our socks off.