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Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer defends Spikemuth as Marnie

Published: 9/Aug/2020 1:01

by Brent Koepp


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.


Persona 5 cosplayer steals hearts as Ann Takamaki

Published: 29/Oct/2020 23:43

by Brent Koepp


A talented cosplayer brought Persona 5’s Ann Takamaki to life. The artist went viral on Instagram after transforming into the character’s Phantom Thief alter ego, Panther.

The Persona franchise originally made its debut back in 1996 on the PlayStation. However, the series became a mainstream success in 2016 with its fifth entry. Players and critics couldn’t get enough of its story about the Phantom Thieves.

The PlayStation 4 title was such a hit that it even got an ultimate edition called Royal in March. Celebrating the beloved release, a skilled cosplayer brought the RPG’s heroine Ann Takamaki to life with a jaw-dropping costume. 

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The popular heroine is one of the main characters in Persona 5.

Persona cosplayer steals hearts as Panther

The story centers on a group of misfit high school students who acquire supernatural powers. The group ends up calling themselves the Phantom Thieves, and learn how to steal the desires of corrupt adults to change their hearts.

Cosplayer Vlada ‘tniwe’ transformed into popular character Ann Takamaki, whose alter ego is Panther. Incredibly, the artist faithfully captured the heroine’s iconic red bodysuit – which is designed after a feline.

Holding the Ann’s signature whip in her left hand, Vlada accurately re-created the character’s pose from the RPG. She even included little details in the picture, such as the warning police tape that pops up during the battle victory screen.


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In another shot posted to social media, the cosplayer gave fans a full view of her latex costume. The cosplay is so true to the game that it even includes the tail which hangs off the end of her back zipper.


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The cosplayer also posed for a close-up shot, nailing Takamaki’s look effortlessly. The artist perfectly captured her blonde braided hair which is styled in ponytails. Her striking blue eyes peer out as she lifts the mask off her face.


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In 2020, Persona 5 got a new edition called Royal. The remaster not only included a whole new character, but greatly expanded the game’s dungeons and boss fights.

The Atlus franchise has continued to explode in popularity. For the PlayStation 5’s launch, the 2016 title is included in the new PlayStation Plus collection.