Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer is making waves as Nessa

Published: 31/Dec/2020 13:15

by Lauren Bergin


Pokemon Sword and Shield is filled to the brim with awesome characters, but Water-type gym leader Nessa is a fan favorite. Now, this cosplayer has brought the Galar region gym leader to life. 

Since the beginning of the Pokemon saga fans all over the world have taken to cosplaying their favorite characters. Whether it’s gym leaders, anime characters such as Ash or Team Rocket, or even the Pokemon themselves, the game has inspired a vibrant cosplay culture.

One cosplayer recently unveiled her amazing Marnie outfit, bringing the generation eight Dark-type gym leader to life. Galar’s gym leaders have become popular choices for cosplayers across the globe, and another fan has won the cosplay badge for this awesome costume.

Water-type leader Nessa is the character of choice, and she’s just as formidable in real life as her virtual counterpart.

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Nessa has become a popular choice for Pokemon cosplayers.

A post from Reddit user and cross-cosplayer Chrono-1080 (Akasha) shows him taking the plunge and creating an awesome Nessa cosplay.

Seen sporting the gym leader’s iconic blue swimming shorts and bralet, Akasha is seen posing in a similar style to the Galar icon, with equal amounts of poise and a don’t mess with me style attitude.

What’s more impressive though is his hair. Nessa’s iconic, ocean blue hair with gentle aqua streaks has become iconic, and Akasha is really channelling this ocean fantasy. Seen with the lighter highlights all tied up in a bun just like the Pokemon mistress herself, this cosplay really nails it.

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Fans react

Fans are also really loving this real life version of Nessa. One fan commented on Akasha’s physique, which clearly stands out in the photo. Asking whether or not they are “a competitive athlete,” this fan calls his physique “awe inspiring.”

A second commenter also picked up on his athletic figure, writing “gorgeous!!! I am jealous of your glorious biceps!”

It’s awesome to see a new take on Galar’s water-type gym leader, and the reception to Akasha’s work has been amazing. We’d love to see some more Pokemon cosplays from him in the future, or maybe that Korra one that everyone is pushing for in the comments!


Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer looks graceful as Art Nouveau Toph

Published: 16/Jan/2021 7:14

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Avatar: The Last Airbender fans love Toph for her tomboyish vibe despite being raised like a princess, but a brilliant cosplayer managed to capture her elegant side by creating a refined version of her usual outfit.

The heroes in Avatar: The Last Airbender all bring something unique to the table. However, Toph is particularly remarkable because she managed to become an earth-bending master despite being blind since birth.

Initially, she wanted to prove to her parents that blindness didn’t make her weak. But she became one of the most powerful characters in the show and a valuable Team Avatar member.

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Toph Beifong turned her back on a sheltered childhood to become a powerful earth-bender.

Toph is a popular choice among cosplayers too. But while we’ve seen everything from her traditional get-up to an elegant dress she once wore, it’s hard to find one more unique than Emma J.I.Q Rubini’s Art Nouveau Toph.

“You see nothing once, and you’ve seen it a thousand times,” she said, referring to a quote. “Y’all remember when we used to have cons? I’m so happy I went to Katsucon this year since it ended up being the only one I went to.”

“Here’s the cosplay I made for it,” she added. “Art Nouveau Toph! I am incredibly proud of the work I put into it, and I’m happy I got to wear it to such a pretty con! One day maybe I’ll wear it again.”

Emma managed to capture all the crucial elements of Toph’s everyday outfit. It includes the green and beige garments, the hairstyle tucked under a headband with a flower, and of course, contact lenses to match her eyes.

However, she’s added some exotic details in line with a style known as Art Nouveau. It combines elegantly woven tapestries with encrusted jewels and other bits and pieces to add some class.

Cosplayers and their fans know how much time and effort it takes to re-create an outfit faithfully. However, it takes creativity, talent, and courage to add your flair. Emma nailed it, and the thousands of likes she’s getting are a testament to that.