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Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer defends Spikemuth as Marnie

Published: 9/Aug/2020 1:01

by Brent Koepp

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A Pokemon cosplayer shared an amazing take on Sword & Shield’s Marnie. The artist’s adorable transformation into the Gen VIII rival will warm fans’ hearts. 

Pokemon Sword & Shield made its debut in 2019, and brought the long-running franchise into its eighth generation. The Nintendo Switch title takes place in the Galar region, and introduced new characters to the series such as Marnie.

Fans can’t seem to get enough of the Dark-type Trainer, and a talented cosplayer has brought her to life with an insanely accurate costume. She looks so much like the rival, it’s almost as if the heroine has jumped out of the screen.

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Marnie is one of the rivals in Pokemon Sword & Shield.

Pokemon cosplayer shares adorable take on Marnie

Marnie is one of the rivals featured in Sword & Shield, and is introduced early on in the title. The popular character heralds from the town of Spikemuth, and is followed by her own fan club entourage called Team Yell.

Bringing the game to life, cosplayer ‘treesa_cosplay‘ transformed into the Trainer with an epic costume . Photographer ‘rookosplay‘ captured her posing as she readies for battle with her Pokeball.

Treesa perfectly portrayed Marnie’s punk aesthetic, faithfully re-creating her leather jacket and pink pleated dress. The artist also faithfully mirrored her short black hair, as well as the red ribbons tied around her pigtails.

In another shot taken by photographer ken.i.take.your.picture, the artist brings light to the serious character with an adorable pose. In the game, the Dark-type character hilariously tries to learn how to smile in a post-game cutscene.

The cosplayer shared more photos of her outfit on social media, and gave viewers a look at how faithful it is to the game. From her signature silver choker necklace, to her stiletto boots – Treesa absolutely nailed her look.

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Despite coming out in November 2019, Sword & Shield has already become the third best-selling title in the entire franchise. Proof that Pokemon has never been more popular.

Those in love with the Galar region are in luck as the Nintendo Switch game is getting expanded in a big way with its second DLC addon The Crown Tundra releasing this Fall.

World of Warcraft

WoW cosplayer’s impressive Sylvanas gets Blizzard’s seal of approval

Published: 27/Oct/2020 12:25 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 12:37

by Lauren Bergin

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One of the most iconic characters of the World of Warcraft franchise is Sylvanas Windrunner, the infamous banshee seen in the Shadowlands trailer. A cosplay by Cinderys injects some new life into the famous undead warrior. 

With the pre-patch World of Warcraft: Shadowlands launching on the 13 October, the buzz surrounding the game’s newest installment is beginning to rise. As we draw ever closer to release, there’ll likely be a host of new Shadowlands content to keep us occupied.

The events of Shadowlands take place after the Battle for Azaroth, and see players travel deep into the Shadowlands to thwart their undead nemesis; fan-favorite archer turned banshee Sylvanas Windrunner. The Shadowlands themselves have come to represent the game’s equivalent of the afterlife, and while intriguing, are clearly home to a plethora of new, dangerous enemies.

However, Parisian cosplayer Cinderys (Sonia Grillet) has helped to blur the veil between the real world and the WoW universe by creating a stunning cosplay rendition of the Shadowlands antagonist.

Becoming the Banshee Queen

At first glance, Cinderys could easily be Sylvanas – or at least an illustration of her. Framed against the murky background of the Shadowlands, Cinderys is adorned in corrupted high eleven armor sporting Sylvanas’ masterfully crafted longbow. Ash blond hair cascades down her shoulders, providing some welcome respite to the dark, shadowy surroundings. However, getting to this point clearly wasn’t easy.

In a series of WIP photos, Cinderys shows the step by step process that led to the creation of the iconic Dark Lady, with one image showing the incomplete bust piece that lies at the center of Sylvanas’ armor.

A second photograph shows some of the behind the scenes work that went into the iconic longbow. With the finalized product sitting next to a blueprint of how to build it, it’s proof of just how much work has gone into the creation of the famous weapon.

Hail to the queen

With 3,000 likes on the image alone, Cinderys cosplay certainly attracted attention. The cosplay queen shared a post on Instagram showing the Blizzard liked the tweet of Cinderys as Sylvanas. Cinderys’ excitement is infectious; seeing Blizzard respond to her cosplays caused a wave of appreciative fan comments and support.


Just in time for spooky season, Cinderys proves that even in these wild times we can dress up and lose ourselves a little. Sometimes it’s time to be queen, so it’s worth taking a leaf out of Cinderys’ book and putting some effort into our passions. After all, we have all the time in the world.