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Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer punches her way to victory as Bea

Published: 7/Aug/2020 20:25 Updated: 8/Aug/2020 13:19

by Brent Koepp

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A Pokemon cosplayer went viral after she shared her mindblowing transformation into Gym Leader Bea. The artist’s perfect portrayal of the Fighting-type Trainer will leave fans stunned.

The franchise’s latest release, Pokemon Sword & Shield, made its debut in November 2019, and has been a smash hit for the Nintendo Switch. The eighth generation title takes place in the Galar region.

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A talented cosplayer brought the game’s popular character Bea to life with her insanely accurate costume. The artist looks so much like the Gym Leader, it’s almost as if the Trainer has kicked her way out of the screen.

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Bea is one of the new Gym Leaders in Pokemon Sword & Shield.

Pokemon cosplayer goes viral as Gym Leader Bea

In Sword, owners of the title are treated to the exclusive Gym Leader Bea. The Fighting-type battler oversees the stadium in the small town called Stow-on-Side, and packs a mighty punch that will leave players breaking a sweat.

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Bringing the popular character to life, cosplayer ‘Eki Holic‘ shared her incredible costume on Instagram. The artist cleverly showed off her outfit by re-creating Bea’s League Card, which is rewarded to those who beat her.

Eki absolutely nailed the fighter’s signature look, mirroring her short silver bob haircut, as well as her black and orange ribbon headband. She even perfectly depicted her piercing gray eyes.

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In another shot posted to social media, the cosplayer mimicked the Trainer’s signature fighting pose by lifting her leg up into the air. Her costume is full of details, including her white and black league jersey as well as her patterned wrist bands.

This isn’t the first time the cosplayer has dressed up as a character from Sword & Shield. In July, Eki went viral after sharing her transformation into Water Gym Leader Nessa.

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Despite releasing at the end of 2019, Pokemon Sword & Shield has already become the third fastest-selling title in the entire franchise. Proof that the series has never been more popular.

Those in love with the Galar region are in luck as the Gen VIII release is getting expanded in a major way. This Fall, the game’s second DLC addon The Crown Tundra is set to make its debut.

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My Hero Academia cosplayer gives Fat Gum a stunning female twist

Published: 14/Oct/2020 20:51

by Brent Koepp

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A My Hero Academia cosplayer went viral on social media after giving Fat Gum a new look. The artist’s take on Taishiro Toyomitsu will take fans’ breath away.

My Hero Academia has become a cultural phenomena since its debut in 2016. Viewers around the world can’t get enough of its story about a high school that trains teenagers with powers called quirks.

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One of the more unique characters in the series is Fat Gum. The character can absorb anything into his own body fat. Prolific cosplayer Sarah ‘HendoArt’ Hendo captured the hero’s incredibly epic Season 4 look with a twist.

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The popular character burned off all his fat during a Season 4 episode.

My Hero Academia cosplayer’s Fat Gum female twist

While in most of the series, Fat Gum is large, the character can burn off his weight when absorbing powers from foes. In the Season 4 episode Red Riot, the pro hero sheds his fat and becomes ripped after defeating Hekiji and Kendo.

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Cosplayer HendoArt captured his new look with an insanely accurate costume which she posted on Twitter on October 13. Referencing the epic battle, the artist captioned her pictures with “Are you the spear or the shield?”

Sarah absolutely nailed the character’s costume, perfectly re-creating his black mask and signature yellow and white jacket which has the letters FG written across it. She even created his orange gloves with metal studs on each knuckle.

Her faithful re-creation of Taishiro Toyomitsu is full of details, such as the torn black shirt which the pro hero ripped after burning off all his body fat. Just like in the series, she also has her yellow hoodie up.

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In another shot posted to Instagram, the cosplayer posed as the BMI hero in a selfie. In this shot, the artist took off her mask which the character briefly does in My Hero Academia after sustaining heavy damage. 

This is easily one of the best takes we’ve seen on the hero. Hendo accurately captured the character’s epic transformation after his battle with the Shield and Spear.

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My Hero Academia’s fourth arc ended back in April, and for everything we know so far about Season 5, check out our guide here. Those wanting to catch up on the anime can watch all episodes on Crunchyroll and Funimation.