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Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer makes a splash as water starter Sobble

Published: 10/Feb/2020 19:31

by Brent Koepp


Popular cosplayer Luxlo shared her stunning take on Pokemon Sword & Shield’s Sobble, bringing the Water-type to life with a creative outfit that will be sure to make waves with the community. 

Pokemon entered its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield in November 2019. The latest title in the long-running Nintendo franchise saw players discovering new creatures in the Galar region.

A prolific cosplayer brought the game’s water starter Sobble to life with an incredibly detailed outfit. The unique spin on the adorable frog-like character will melt the hearts of trainers.

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The adorable frog-like Pokemon is the Water-type starter in Sword & Shield.

Sword & Shield’s Sobble brought to life

Every game in the popular RPG series begins with the player having to choose their starter Pokemon. In Sword & Shield trainers are offered a choice between Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble.

Prolific cosplayer Isabel ‘Luxlo‘ chose the Water-type character to dress up as, and shared her jaw-dropping take on social media. Using a blue wig and blue dress, she transformed into the timid frog.

The talented artist collaborated with photographer ‘dreamlifestylephotography‘ who captured her posing as the Pokemon. Bringing the whole costume together, she creatively recreated his curly blue tail, and his signature yellow and blue fin.

The Canadian cosplayer shared more photos of her unique costume, giving us an up close look at the amount of detail that went into creating the look. Replicating the cute monster’s face, she put two blue dots under her eyes.

This isn’t the first time Isabel has taken on the Nintendo franchise either, as she has a history of creatively bringing Pokemon to reality. In April 2019, she upload her Vaporeon cosplay, giving life to Eevee’s water evolution.

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Hope everyone has a good weekend ? It's a lay in bed, order pizza & binge LotR day for me ? I also just ordered a new poison ivy wig! I'm hoping to bring her to colossalcon! . . Photo- @ken_ad Costume made by me, vaporeon mermaid design by @_sunsetdragon_

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Luxlo has built up a huge audience on her Instagram account with over 507k followers as of the time of writing. The skilled artist shares her insanely detailed costumes of popular anime and video game characters.

Pokemon continues to be one of Nintendo’s biggest titles. In 2019, it was announced to be the highest grossing media franchise in the world, amassing billions of dollars across their merchandise, movies, and games.

The latest release in the series looks to be no different. Sword & Shield moved an astonishing six million units during its launch weekend alone, and is currently the fastest selling Switch game to date.


Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer represents Spikemuth as Marnie

Published: 20/Oct/2020 19:32

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon cosplayer went viral on Instagram after bringing popular Sword & Shield character Marnie to life. The artist perfectly re-creates the Galar league Trainer with an insanely accurate costume.

Pokemon’s eighth generation began with the release of Sword & Shield in 2019. The Nintendo Switch title takes place in the Galar region and introduced new characters to the franchise, such as Marnie.

Bringing the wildly beloved character to life, prolific cosplayer Emi ‘kqueentsun‘ transformed into the Gen VIII heroine with an epic costume. The artist’s take on the Spikemuth Trainer will leave fans in awe.

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Marnie is the new rival in Pokemon Sword & Shield.

Pokemon cosplayer is real life Marnie

In Sword & Shield, the player technically faces off against two rivals. However, it is Marnie with her Team Yell fanbase that has captured the hearts of fans (sorry Hop!). The heroine heralds from the town of Spikemuth, where her brother Pierce is the Gym Leader.

Popular cosplayer ‘kqueentsun’ made waves on Instagram when she shared her true-to-life take on the beloved Trainer. Her incredibly accurate re-creation of the character’s look truly brings her to life. The artist looks so much like the Galar rival, it’s almost as if she’s jumped out of the screen.

Emi perfectly captured Marnie’s punk aesthetic by mirroring her signature double braided black hair. In the game, the character shaves the left side of her head in the shape of a crown. Cleverly, the cosplayer dyed her wig gray to make the same effect.

In June, ‘kqueentsun’ finished her costume and showed it off on social media. Her outfit is packed full of details, such as Marnie’s choker necklace and silver pendant. She even included the red ribbon that hangs from her ponytail.

Emi also re-created an iconic scene from Sword & Shield, where the Spikemuth rival tries to smile for her Morpeko. Putting her fingers on each side of her lips, the cosplayer adorably mimics the Gen 8 character’s attempt to show happiness.

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Watch this…. *smile* – – #pokemon #pokemonswordshield #marnie #marniepokemon #pokémon #copslay #punk #egirl #leatherjacket #anime #blueeyes

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Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, Sword & Shield has already gone on to become the third highest-selling title in the RPG’s entire franchise – proof that Pokemon has never been more popular.

Those in love with the Galar region are in luck, as the Nintendo Switch title is getting expanded in a major way on October 22 with the debut of The Crown Tundra DLC. Perhaps Marnie will get another story in this epic addon – we can only hope.