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Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer stuns the competition as Gym Leader Bea

Published: 24/Sep/2020 23:31

by Brent Koepp

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A Pokemon cosplayer transformed into Sword & Shield’s Gym Leader Bea. The artist’s perfect depiction of the Fighting-type Trainer will be sure to leave fans in awe. 

Pokemon Sword & Shield made its debut in 2019, and brought the RPG series into its eighth generation. The Nintendo Switch title introduced players an all-new region called Galar.

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One of characters in the game is Gym Leader Bea. A skilled cosplayer brought the fighter to life, transforming into the Trainer with an insanely accurate costume.

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Bea is one of the new Gym Leader’s in Pokemon Sword.

Pokemon cosplayer defends her Gym as Bea

In Pokemon Sword, owners got the exclusive Gym Leader Bea. The Trainer utilizes Fighting-type monsters like Machamp, and throws a mighty punch at her foes. The new character is one of the opponents players must beat to become the Galar League champion.

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Bringing the heroine to life, cosplayer ‘ha.tsu_hi.raricos‘ transformed into her on Instagram. The artist nailed the look by perfectly mirroring her short silver bob haircut and signature black bow headband.

Hatsu posed in the her Gym Leader attire, which includes a white top and shorts. The incredibly accurate outfit was made by ‘bahamutdawncreations‘, and is full of details such as the fist logo and text on her shirt.

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In another shot, the cosplayer posed as the character readying for battle. Hatsu showed off her Dynamax wrist band, as well as her black and orange gloves as she holds out a Pokeball.

Ever since her debut, Bea has already become a fan favorite. The character was featured in the Sword & Shield anime Twilight Wings, and it was revealed that she trained in the wild with Pokemon like Machamp.

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The new Gym Leader was featured in the Sword & Shield anime Twilight Wings.

Despite only releasing in 2019, Sword & Shield has already become the third highest-selling title in the franchise to date. Proof that Pokemon has never been more popular.

Fans of the Galar region have a lot to be excited for, as the Gen VIII RPG is getting its second DLC the Crown Tundra this Fall. The addon will expand the game in a major way.

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Apex Legends cosplayer drops jaws as a pistol-wielding Loba

Published: 15/Oct/2020 1:07

by Theo Salaun

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A stylish, flirtatious, luxury thief, Loba Andrade is obviously one of cosplayers’ favorite Apex Legends characters. A fact easily justified by Diana Aleshina, who recreated the chic cat burglar’s look.

At nine years old, Loba saw her parents get murdered by a shadowy, spooky hitman. That led to her needing to fend for herself, pickpocketing a way toward luxury and, eventually, toward entry into Apex Legends as a “High Society Thief.”

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Clothed in a sophisticated, all-white ensemble, with touches of gold bracelets and fingerless gloves, the fashion-forward character rocks braided red locks as comfortably as she wields her pistol and staff. 

Unsurprisingly, the entire aesthetic, down to splashes of red makeup surrounding her eyes, has been a hit with cosplayers. And Aleshina, who goes by ‘aquarelled’ on Instagram, has put her own spin on the look, while maintaining the essentials.

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While some of the pieces of clothing or props might not be identical to Loba’s in-game gear, the overall sentiment rings strongly through. A white, low-cut tank top replaces the Legend’s low-cut, modified corset. An unzipped leather jacket replaces Loba’s feathered, miniature jacket. And a simple black choker replaces the luxury thief’s golden choker.

But she’s got got red eye makeup, a vibrant red braid, and appears very, very ready to make use of her brandished pistol and staff.

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And although visibly obvious, aquarelled reaffirms that she shares a certain kinship with the Legend by quoting Loba in her caption: “‘I know what I like…and I know how to get it.’ It’s absolutely my character.”

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Outside of cosplay, Aleshina appears less hell-bent on revenge as Loba, but equally multifaceted in her interests. Her Instagram bio maintains that she is a permanent artist, a singer, a comics girl, an anime lover, and a “bootybuilder.”

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While one can’t be sure that Loba has ever had time for comics or anime, a number of those other preoccupations most certainly fit her character and, as such, it is no surprise that Aleshina had such a comfortable time recreating her look. 

As of yet, there has been no word on if the cosplayer will bring her talents to some of Loba’s unique legendary skins. But one can assume that if she sees a look that she likes, she will get it.