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Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer studies the Galar region as Sonia

Published: 19/Jul/2020 19:08

by Brent Koepp

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A talented cosplayer brought Pokemon Sword & Shield’s Sonia to life with an incredibly accurate costume. The artist looks so much like the beloved professor, it’s almost as if she’s jumped out of the Nintendo Switch and into real life.

Pokemon entered its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield in 2019. The popular RPG had players exploring the Galar region for the very first time, while bringing new mechanics such as Dynamaxing and Max Raids to the series.

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One of the new characters introduced in the Gen VIII release is Sonia, who is the assistant and granddaughter of Professor Magnolia. A cosplayer brought the popular heroine to life with a mind-blowing costume that will be sure to leave fans in awe.

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Sonia becomes the new professor in the Pokemon franchise.

Pokemon cosplayer becomes real life Sonia

While Sword & Shield centers on the player trying to become the next champion, the title also has a secondary story line about a character named Sonia who eventually becomes the Galar region’s next professor.

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Bringing the beloved character to reality, cosplayer ‘angealy02‘ shared her true-to-life take on the researcher. The artist adorably posed as Sonia hunched over at her computer desk as she dives into her research.

Angealy absolutely nails the professor’s signature look, perfectly mirroring her peach colored hair with heart clips in it. She even recreated the ponytail which sits over her shoulder.

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In another shot, the cosplayer channels the character’s love of Pokemon by hugging a Snorlax plush. With her black rimmed eyeglasses on her forehead, the artist shows off how she also faithfully captured Sonia’s striking aqua colored eyes.

Angeal’s take on the Sword & Shield heroine is incredibly accurate – from her green striped shirt, to her lab coat, this is one of the best cosplays we’ve seen of the character. To tie the whole piece together, she also posed as the professor taking a break from her studies and playing with a Nintendo Switch.

Pokemon has never been more popular, as Sword & Shield is already on track to become the third fastest-selling title in the entire franchise.Β  Fans all over the world still can’t get enough of its addicting ‘Catch ‘Em All’ gameplay.

Those in love with the Gen VIII title are in luck as it’s getting expanded in a big way this year. The game’s second DLC addon ‘The Crown Tundra’ is set to release sometime this Fall.

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Bleach cosplayer succumbs to the Hollow as Ichigo with female twist

Published: 19/Oct/2020 7:33 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 12:22

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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It’s good to embrace your dark side every once in a while, and that’s exactly what this Bleach cosplayer has done, with a magnificent version of Hollow Ichigo from the iconic anime’s Soul Society Arc.

Bleach was one of the most popular and iconic anime in history. It ran for eight years between 2004 and 2008 and spanned a whopping 366 episodes. Sadly, it dipped in quality at times due to extensive filler arcs. But when it was on track and in line with the manga, it was an incredible watch.

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The story revolves around Ichigo Kurosaki, a human who becomes a Soul Reaper after he gets attacked by a wayward spirit called a Hollow.

Rukia Kuchiki, a highly ranked and noble Soul Reaper, plunges her sword into his heart to save his life, and by doing so, transfers her powers to him.

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Ichigo becomes a full-fledged Soul Reaper and takes on a Hollow.

From there, he learns how to use his powers and defend spirits and humans from other Hollows. The story really kicks into gear during the beloved Soul Society Arc, in which Rukia is taken back and sentenced to death to β€˜atone for her crime.’

Ichigo makes it his mission to save her, and along the way, makes new friends and becomes immensely powerful. But one of the friends he makes is the darkness within himself, which personifies itself in the form of a Hollow mask that appears on his face.

Eventually, it helps him in times of need. But in one of the greatest fights and scenes in anime history, his inner Hollow almost takes over completely and essentially β€˜possesses’ his body.

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A cosplayer named Julie Odsgaard wanted to pay homage to that scene: β€œ[It] was probably one of my favorites in the soul society arc, so I just had to recreate it!”

β€œI got liquid latex [out] for this look,” she added. “I really hope you all like it.”

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Julie is referring to her badass recreation of Ichigo’s outfit. It’s not often you see a cosplayer depart from Ichigo’s more traditional baggy look. But she’s done an incredible job to create her own unique style, and the female twist makes it even better.

What’s more, the orange hair and the fake-blood and tape on her cheek are great, and the Hollow bandages on her collar and chest look spot on.

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Still, the highlight has to be the fractured Hollow mask, which looks as real as it gets. It’s always nice to see fans transform themselves into their favorite characters, and it’s even better when they nail it.