Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer shows dark side with viral Marnie video

Published: 30/Apr/2020 21:04

by Brent Koepp


A talented Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer went viral when she transformed into Marnie in an incredible video. The artist brought the Spikemuth rival to life with an insanely accurate costume.

Pokemon entered its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield in November 2019. The newest entry in the long-running franchise saw players exploring the Galar region, which was largely influenced by locations in the U.K.

A cosplayer shared her take on one of the game’s top characters Marnie. The artist’s incredibly detailed costume brings the trainer to life like you’ve never seen before. Her perfect depiction will leave fans in awe.

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Marnie is one of the rivals in the 2019 Pokemon title Sword & Shield.

Sword & Shield cosplayer transforms into Marnie

The rival’s rock influenced style and determined personality have been a big hit with fans. The Spikemuth trainer challenges the player throughout the story, and specializes in Dark/Poison types.

Cosplayer ‘hackee_chan’ shared her true-to-life costume of the character, and looks as if she’s jumped from out of the screen. Sporting her iconic black and grey twin pony-tail hair, she has us seeing double!

Not only does she perfectly re-create the character’s punk aesthetic, she channels Marnie’s attitude by gripping her leather jacket. The artist absolutely nailed her unique look which has made her a favorite among players.

Hackee shared more photos of her costume on Instagram, giving a better view of how detailed her work is. She captured the trainer’s signature choker necklace, her red hair ribbons, and even the triangle patterns on her pink dress.

To tie the whole thing together, she perfectly mimicked the character’s signature pose straight from out of the RPG while holding an adorable Pikachu plush. Although in Sword & Shield, Marnie’s main is a Morpeko – but we aren’t complaining.

The cosplay artist went viral when she uploaded a video while dressed up as the character. In the clip, Hackee incredibly portrays her facial expressions to perfection. At the time of writing, the post has over 11k views.

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No politics, no bad vibes, just Pikachu who makes Marnie smile ☺️

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Sword & Shield was a smash hit for Nintendo, selling over six million units worldwide in its opening weekend alone. The popularity of the latest title doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

Trainers have a lot to be excited for in 2020, as the game is getting its first DLC titled The Isle of Armor at the end of June. The expansion pass also includes another add on called The Crown Tundra which should be dropping in the Fall.


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.

Avatar: The Last Airbender Toph Cosplay
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.