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Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer defends her Gym as Leader Bea

Published: 2/Aug/2020 0:59

by Brent Koepp


A talented Pokemon cosplayer went viral after transforming into Sword & Shield’s Bea. The talented artist brought the Fighting-type Gym Leader to life with an insanely accurate costume.

Sword & Shield ushered Pokemon into its eighth generation in 2019. The Nintendo Switch title introduced players to the Galar region for the very first time, and included new game mechanics such as Dynamaxing and Raid Battles.


Bringing the game’s Gym Leader Bea to life, a skilled artist transformed into the Fighting-type trainer with her stunning cosplay. The artist looks so much like the character, it’s almost as if she’s kicked her way out of the screen.

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The Fighting type Gym Leader honed her skills in the wild.

Pokemon cosplayer becomes real life Gym Leader Bea

In the Gen VIII title, Sword players have to face off against the exclusive Gym Leader Bea. The trainer oversees the stadium at Stow-on-Side, and knows how to pack a mighty punch.


Cosplayer Maddy ‘starbelle.cosplay‘ transformed into the popular character in photo she posted to Instagram on July 13. The talented artist dawned her signature white and orange uniform.

Perfectly mimicking her fighting stance from Sword & Shield, Maddy lifts her leg and fist in the air ready to pummel foes. She not only captured her look perfectly, but she also embodies the character’s fighting spirit.


In another shot posted to social media, the cosplayer gave fans a full view of her costume. Maddy faithfully captured the heroine’s short gray hair, as well as the black and orange bow she wears atop her head.

Starbelle’s outfit is full of details, from the red fighting gym symbol on her chest, to the white and blue wrist guards. She even included the fighter’s white knee pads.

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"Do you have an unshakable spirit that won’t be moved, no matter how you are attacked? I think I’ll just test that out, shall I?" • Character: Gym Leader Bea Series: Pokémon Sword and Shield Costume: @miccostumes • I’m so excited that I finally got to cosplay Gym Leader Bea! As soon as I got it, I ran outside to take pictures. ? Pokémon has always been a huge part of my life – I grew up trading Pokémon cards, watching the anime, and playing the video games! More pictures coming soon ~ ? • #pokemon #pokémon #gymleaderbea #pokemoncosplay #cosplay #cosplayer #cosplayersofinstagram #blerd #anime #animecosplay #videogames #swordandshield #pokemongo #blackcosplayer #cosplaygirl #videogamecosplay #otaku #japan #animegirl

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Despite only releasing in November 2019, Sword & Shield is already on track to becoming the third best-selling title in the franchise. Proof that Pokemon has never been more popular.

Fans of the Switch title have a lot to be excited for in 2020, as the game is getting expanded in a big way this Fall with the release of its second DLC The Crown Tundra.


Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer hits the beach as perfect Ty Lee

Published: 12/Oct/2020 21:07

by Brent Koepp


An Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer faithfully recreated Ty Lee’s iconic Ember Islands beach look. The talented artist hit the sands as Azula’s bubbly acrobatic friend.

There are many memorable scenes from The Last Airbender, which originally made its debut on Nickelodeon in 2005. However ‘The Beach’ story in Season 3 has alway been a fan favorite.


Celebrating it, a talented cosplayer re-created scenes from the iconic episode with her stunning take on Ty Lee. Her adorable costume is one of the best things you will see all week.

ty lee in avatarThe Fire Nation heroine took to the beach in the popular Season 3 episode.

Avatar cosplayer becomes real life Ty Lee at the beach

In Book 3, Fire Nation’s Prince Zuko and Princess Azula take a vacation on the Ember Islands. However the royal siblings are quickly shown up when their friend Ty Lee is getting all of the attention.


Cosplayer ‘daniella.claire.cosplay’ depicted the hilarious scene with her transformation into the acrobatic fighter. The artist nailed the character’s look, capturing her upbeat personality by holding her long braided hair in her hands.

Photographer ‘thegeekstrong’ took a shot of Daniella posing in front of the shore while wearing the character’s iconic white and red Fire Nation swimsuit. The outdoor backdrop truly brings the Ember Islands to life.


In another post on Instagram, the cosplayer faithfully re-created the moment from the episode where Ty Lee asks a beachgoer to stand in front of the sun to create shade for her to rest in. 

This isn’t the first time the artist has dressed up as the Avatar heroine. In September, she collaborated with cosplayer ‘minakess’ who portrays Princess Azula. Daniella wore Ty Lee’s regular pink outfit while sitting next to the series’ villain.

Despite ending in 2008, the Last Airbender has seen a major revival in popularity after Netflix added it to its platform in April. The Nickelodeon animation celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2020.

Those interested in the franchise can watch every single episode on the streaming service right now. The series sequel, The Legend of Korra, is also available, and takes place 100 years after the story of Avatar Aang.