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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.


My Hero Academia cosplayer gives Fat Gum a stunning female twist

Published: 14/Oct/2020 20:51

by Brent Koepp


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.


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.

fat gum in my hero academia
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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.


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.


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.


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.