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Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer studies the Galar region as Sonia

Published: 19/Jul/2020 19:08

by Brent Koepp


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.

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.

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.

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.

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Pokemon has never been more popular, as Sword & Shield is already on track to become the third fastest-selling title in the entire franchise.  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.


League of Legends cosplayer blooms like a flower as Spirit Blossom Ahri

Published: 17/Jan/2021 6:59

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Spirit Blossom Ahri is one of the most vibrant champion and skin combinations in League of Legends, but rather than trying to imagine how awesome she’d look in the real world, a cosplayer named Faid Eyren made it happen.

League of Legends characters all have a unique look and vibe. However, it’s hard to name one more fascinating than Ahri, the Nine-Tailed Fox. She is a part of an animal-like race called Vastaya. They descended from enlightened mortals that harnessed power from the spirit realm.

Ahri has that power too. Her abilities revolve around reshaping magic into orbs of raw energy. She’s also technically a Nine-Tailed Fox, with nine tails flaring out from her backside.

League of Legends Spirit Blossom Ahri Cosplay
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Ahri, the Nine-Tailed Fox, has one of the best-looking character models in the game.

Ahri’s default skin looks fantastic. However, Spirit Blossom Ahri looks even better. It has a more floral and mystical appearance, complete with pink hair, bright blue tails, and a majestic white and pink kimono.

Faid Eyren is a brilliant cosplayer from Ukraine. In the past, she’s dressed up as everything from Demon Slayer’s Shinobu Kocho to Sword Art’s Asuna Yuuki. Now, she’s brought Spirit Blossom Ahri to life.

“Every spirit forgets itself eventually, but I’m always on their horizon,” she said. “Finally, I’m happy to show you the result of our collaboration with @cosplaysky! I fell in love with this amazing costume immediately! It’s not just super beautiful, but very convenient to wear. It fits perfectly!”


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The costume, which was designed and tailor-made by cosplaysky, is stunning from head to toe. But there’s no denying that Faid Eyren wore it well and made it look like the real deal. 

Let’s not forget about ears from lulu_cosplayer and the photography edits from gaerwen_art, either, which rounded it off nicely.

It’s hard to pull off Spirit Blossom Ahri since it’s one of the most majestic-looking skins in the game. However, Faid Eyren nailed it, and the overwhelming support and praise from her fans prove it.