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Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer stuns as Water-type Gym Leader Nessa

Published: 27/Aug/2020 22:12

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon cosplayer made a splash when she transformed into Sword & Shield character Nessa. The talented artist brought the Water Gym Leader to life with an incredibly accurate costume.

After debuting in 1996, the Pokemon franchise has never been more popular decades later. In 2019, the series broke sales records with the release of its eighth generation title Sword & Shield.


To celebrate the Nintendo Switch RPG, a talented cosplayer shared her transformation into the game’s Water-type Gym Leader Nessa. The artist’s perfect portrayal of the Trainer will leave fans in awe.

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Nessa is one of the new Gym Leaders in Pokemon Sword & Shield.

Pokemon cosplayer makes waves as real life Nessa

Nessa is one of the new Gym Leaders introduced in the Gen VIII title. The Trainer becomes one of the obstacles players must face in the Galar League, as they battle her monsters in the city of Hulbury to obtain a badge.


Bringing the popular heroine to life, Italian cosplayer Martina ‘mc_zelda‘ shared her true-to-life take on the Pokemon character.  Fans of the series will be wowed by the insanely faithful depiction

Martina nails Nessa’s black and blue streaked hair, including her intricate braids. The artist captured even little details such as the orange hair tie, as well as her big hoop earrings.


In another shot posted to Instagram, mc_zelda gave viewers a closer look at her outfit. The fan re-created the character’s signature blue and white Gym Leader jersey, which includes a water drop symbol on the chest.

She also faithfully created her signature dark blue gloves, and patterned Dynamax band that she wears on her left wrist. Tying it all together, Martina mirrored the Nessa’s striking blue eyes.


Pokemon’s latest release has been a major hit for Game Freak. The Nintendo Switch game has already become the third best-selling title in the entire franchise.

Those in love with the Galar region are in luck, as the RPG is getting expanded in a major way this Fall with the release of its second DLC add-on, The Crown Tundra.


Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer hits the beach as perfect Ty Lee

Published: 12/Oct/2020 21:07

by Brent Koepp


An Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer faithfully recreated Ty Lee’s iconic Ember Islands beach look. The talented artist hit the sands as Azula’s bubbly acrobatic friend.

There are many memorable scenes from The Last Airbender, which originally made its debut on Nickelodeon in 2005. However ‘The Beach’ story in Season 3 has alway been a fan favorite.


Celebrating it, a talented cosplayer re-created scenes from the iconic episode with her stunning take on Ty Lee. Her adorable costume is one of the best things you will see all week.

ty lee in avatarThe Fire Nation heroine took to the beach in the popular Season 3 episode.

Avatar cosplayer becomes real life Ty Lee at the beach

In Book 3, Fire Nation’s Prince Zuko and Princess Azula take a vacation on the Ember Islands. However the royal siblings are quickly shown up when their friend Ty Lee is getting all of the attention.


Cosplayer ‘daniella.claire.cosplay’ depicted the hilarious scene with her transformation into the acrobatic fighter. The artist nailed the character’s look, capturing her upbeat personality by holding her long braided hair in her hands.

Photographer ‘thegeekstrong’ took a shot of Daniella posing in front of the shore while wearing the character’s iconic white and red Fire Nation swimsuit. The outdoor backdrop truly brings the Ember Islands to life.


In another post on Instagram, the cosplayer faithfully re-created the moment from the episode where Ty Lee asks a beachgoer to stand in front of the sun to create shade for her to rest in. 

This isn’t the first time the artist has dressed up as the Avatar heroine. In September, she collaborated with cosplayer ‘minakess’ who portrays Princess Azula. Daniella wore Ty Lee’s regular pink outfit while sitting next to the series’ villain.

Despite ending in 2008, the Last Airbender has seen a major revival in popularity after Netflix added it to its platform in April. The Nickelodeon animation celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2020.

Those interested in the franchise can watch every single episode on the streaming service right now. The series sequel, The Legend of Korra, is also available, and takes place 100 years after the story of Avatar Aang.