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Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer stuns as Galar rival Marnie

Published: 30/Sep/2020 18:57

by Brent Koepp

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A Pokemon cosplayer went viral after sharing an incredible transformation into the popular Sword & Shield character, Marnie. The talented artist brought the Gen VIII rival to life with an incredibly detailed outfit.

Pokemon Sword & Shield made its debut in 2019, and brought the beloved RPG into its eighth generation. The Nintendo Switch title also introduced players to the Galar region for the very first time – a new area loosely based on the United Kingdom.

Fans of the franchise can’t seem to get enough of the series’ new character, Marnie. Bringing her to life, a cosplay artist shared a brilliant costume of the Gen VIII rival on social media.

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Marnie is the latest rival in the Pokemon series.

Pokemon cosplayer shares perfect take on Marnie

In the Gen VIII release, players enter the Galar League after Champion Leon endorses them. Throughout their journey, however, they are challenged by a rival trainer named Marnie from the town of Spikemuth.

Cosplayer ‘mery_nyan‘ shared her take on the Pokemon heroine on Instagram, and wowed with the insanely accurate portrayal. Photographer ‘irenekuroi‘ captured the artist posing as the Trainer in her signature outfit.

Mery absolutely nailed the character’s punk aesthetic, mirroring her iconic leather jacket and black choker. Her costume is full of details, such as the giant metallic buttons and the silver symbol that hangs from her necklace.

In another shot, the cosplayer re-created a popular pose from the game as she holds a Pokeball in her left hand. She also included Marnie’s signature red backpack, which she sports throughout the game.

Mery’s take on the eighth generation character is one of the best we’ve seen. In another adorable picture, the artist poses as the rival as she sits next to a Pikachu plushie.

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? MARNIE ? . One more pic of my fave Pokemon girl ⚡️ I see myself as an older version of her hahah it’s getting difficult to cosplay as so young characters :’) but I had lots of fun and it’s a really comfortable cosplay! . ? Marnie cosplay made by me ? @irenekuroi . #pokemon #pokemoncosplay #pokemonswordandshield #pokemonswordandshieldcosplay #marniecosplay #marniepokemon #marniepokemoncosplay #pikachuplush #pokemonmarnie #pokemonmarniecosplay

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Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, Sword & Shield has already become the third highest-selling title in the series. At its current rate, it could even overtake Gold & Silver for second place.

Fans of the Galar region have a lot to be excited for in 2020, as the RPG is getting its second major DLC, The Crown Tundra, on October 22nd. The add-on will bring Legendary Pokemon from past entries into the Gen VIII game for the first time.

World of Warcraft

WoW cosplayer’s impressive Sylvanas gets Blizzard’s seal of approval

Published: 27/Oct/2020 12:25 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 12:37

by Lauren Bergin

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One of the most iconic characters of the World of Warcraft franchise is Sylvanas Windrunner, the infamous banshee seen in the Shadowlands trailer. A cosplay by Cinderys injects some new life into the famous undead warrior. 

With the pre-patch World of Warcraft: Shadowlands launching on the 13 October, the buzz surrounding the game’s newest installment is beginning to rise. As we draw ever closer to release, there’ll likely be a host of new Shadowlands content to keep us occupied.

The events of Shadowlands take place after the Battle for Azaroth, and see players travel deep into the Shadowlands to thwart their undead nemesis; fan-favorite archer turned banshee Sylvanas Windrunner. The Shadowlands themselves have come to represent the game’s equivalent of the afterlife, and while intriguing, are clearly home to a plethora of new, dangerous enemies.

However, Parisian cosplayer Cinderys (Sonia Grillet) has helped to blur the veil between the real world and the WoW universe by creating a stunning cosplay rendition of the Shadowlands antagonist.

Becoming the Banshee Queen

At first glance, Cinderys could easily be Sylvanas – or at least an illustration of her. Framed against the murky background of the Shadowlands, Cinderys is adorned in corrupted high eleven armor sporting Sylvanas’ masterfully crafted longbow. Ash blond hair cascades down her shoulders, providing some welcome respite to the dark, shadowy surroundings. However, getting to this point clearly wasn’t easy.

In a series of WIP photos, Cinderys shows the step by step process that led to the creation of the iconic Dark Lady, with one image showing the incomplete bust piece that lies at the center of Sylvanas’ armor.

A second photograph shows some of the behind the scenes work that went into the iconic longbow. With the finalized product sitting next to a blueprint of how to build it, it’s proof of just how much work has gone into the creation of the famous weapon.

Hail to the queen

With 3,000 likes on the image alone, Cinderys cosplay certainly attracted attention. The cosplay queen shared a post on Instagram showing the Blizzard liked the tweet of Cinderys as Sylvanas. Cinderys’ excitement is infectious; seeing Blizzard respond to her cosplays caused a wave of appreciative fan comments and support.


Just in time for spooky season, Cinderys proves that even in these wild times we can dress up and lose ourselves a little. Sometimes it’s time to be queen, so it’s worth taking a leaf out of Cinderys’ book and putting some effort into our passions. After all, we have all the time in the world.