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Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer gives Leon a fiery female twist

Published: 22/Aug/2020 1:01

by Brent Koepp


A Korean Pokemon cosplayer transformed into Sword & Shield’s Leon. The talented artist gave the undefeated Galar League Trainer a unique female spin fitting of a Champion.

In the eighth generation Pokemon title Sword & Shield, players take on the Galar League to become the strongest in the region. The popular RPG made its debut on the Nintendo Switch in 2019.

Bringing one of the game’s popular characters to life, a skilled cosplayer shared her mind blowing take on Leon. The Korean’s female twist on the Champion will leave fans of the RPG in awe.

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Leon is the reigning Champion in the Gen VIII Pokemon title.

Pokemon cosplayer gives Leon a female twist

Leon is the reigning Champion of the Galar region. The undefeated Trainer is a rock star to the people, and is the older brother to the player’s rival, Hop. In the Gen VIII title, players embark on a quest to one day beat the legend.

Cosplayer ‘awesome_basket_’ shared her incredible transformation into the beloved character on Twitter. The artist nailed the Galar Champion’s signature look, re-creating his purple hair which feathers out under his hat.

The Korean wore contacts to capture the his piercing yellow eyes, and creatively used makeup on her face to faithfully create his iconic sideburns and goatee. She also nailed Leon’s red and gold Champion’s Cloak, as well as his black hat which looks like a royal crown.

AwesomeBasket shared another photo to her social media, this time striking an adorable pose as the undefeated Trainer. The artist showed off her black and white striped jersey, which features a sword and shield emblem on the chest.

This isn’t the first time the cosplayer has dressed up as a character from Sword & Shield. In a Twitter post in July, the Korean posted a collage of her costumes of Sword exclusive Gym Leader Bea, Water-type fighter Nessa, and Raihan.

Despite only releasing in November, Sword & Shield has already become the third fastest-selling title in the franchise. It could even eventually pass the current second place title Gold & Silver as it’s only 4.8 million sales away from it.

While it initially got off to a rocky start with the announcement of no national Pokedex, the latest Pokemon game has seemed to win over fans and has been a smash hit.


Naruto cosplayer awakens her Sharingan as Kakashi with female twist

Published: 31/Oct/2020 6:57 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 7:19

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Kakashi Hatake is arguably the most badass character in Naruto, but one cosplayer has copied the copy-cat ninja himself and brought him to life with a female twist.

Naruto is jam-packed with many awesome characters, each with their own in-depth background stories and motives. However, it’s hard to find one more universally loved than Kakashi Hatake.

Kakashi is first introduced as a detached and eccentric teacher who takes Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke under his wing. But it quickly becomes apparent that he is one of the strongest and smartest ninjas in the world, often described as a genius.

In terms of abilities, he’s essentially good at everything. However, the one that defines him the most is the Sharingan in his left eye socket, which was given to him by his childhood friend Obito Uchiha.

Kakashi has been able to use the Sharingan to copy nearly any technique used against him ever since. It also gives him heightened visual perception and lets him see through deception as well as predict his opponent’s moves.

Kakashi Hatake Naruto Cosplay
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Kakashi might come across as aloof, but he’s one of the strongest characters in the show.

However, it seems like Kakashi isn’t the only ninja worthy of the copy-cat title. A popular cosplayer named Nicole Winters brought him to life with a female twist. The end result is so perfect, not even the Sharingan itself would be able to see through it.

“Kakashi is BAE.. you can fight me on that,” she said, in a picture that has received almost 30,000 likes.

Nicole Winters cosplay of Kakashi from Naruto
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Nicole even got the Icha Icha Tactics book!

Naturally, her hair is slightly longer than Kakashi’s. But other than that, it looks like an exact match. 

The headband, mask, vest, gloves, and sandals couldn’t be more perfect. The outfit has an incredible amount of detail from head to toe.

If that wasn’t enough, she totally nailed his trademark pose and even included the Icha Icha Tactics book he loves to read.

“I love that you guys love my Kakashi genderbend,” she said in a second picture. “I’m so glad I decided to do another shoot with this cosplay again and bring some more life into & it’s literally one of my most comfortable cosplays too!”

Nicole Winters cosplay of Kakashi from Naruto
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Nicole’s Kakashi cosplay is one of her favorites.

The second shot provides an even better look at the Hidden Leaf Village symbol on the headband and gloves. It’s hard to tell whether or not it’s real metal. Either way, it looks like the real deal.

Nicole Winters has done a magnificent job with her Kakashi Hatake cosplay. It’s one of the best we’ve seen, which says a lot considering how popular of a character he is.

If you’re interested in seeing all the bits and pieces she used to piece the cosplay together, you can find all the details on her Patreon.