Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer throws down as Gym Leader Bea - Dexerto
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Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer throws down as Gym Leader Bea

Published: 16/Sep/2020 19:49

by Brent Koepp

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Pokemon Sword & Shield character Bea was brought to life by an insanely accurate cosplay. The skilled artist transformed into the Fighting-type Trainer, and defends her title as the Gen VIII Gym Leader.

The Pokemon series was ushered into its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield in 2019. The Nintendo Switch title introduced players to the Galar region for the very first time.

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Bringing the popular RPG’s new Gym Leader to life, a cosplayer shared her jaw-dropping costume of Bea. Her take is so good, it will leave fans stunned.

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The Fighting-type Gym Leader is exclusive Pokemon Sword.

Pokemon cosplayer defends her Gym as Bea

In the Gen VIII RPG, Sword owners got Bea as an exclusive Gym Leader. The fierce Trainer resides over the stadium in the town of Stow-On-Side, and utilizes Fighting-type Pokemon to pack a punch against opponents.

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Cosplayer ‘VioletCosplay’ shared her transformation into the heroine on Instagram. She faithfully captured her signature look by depicting her silver short bob haircut, and even included the orange and black headband. 

Violet posed next to an in-game screenshot of the character to show incredibly accurate her take actually is. The cosplayer faithfully re-created Bea’s iconic black and white jersey, and her Dynamax wrist band.

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In another shot posted to social media, the artist adorably mirrored her signature pose where she lifts her leg in the air ready to strike. Her incredibly detailed work truly captures the Galar league attire. 

Over on Twitter, Violet posted more images from her photoshoot as the Pokemon character. She looks so much like the Leader, it’s almost as if Bea has jumped out of the Nintendo Switch. 

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Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, Sword & Shield has already become the third-fastest selling title in the entire franchise. At its current rate, it could even pass the second place holder, Gold & Silver, which came out in 2000.

Players in love with the Galar region are in luck as the game is getting its second DLC add-on, The Crown Tundra, this Fall. The expansion will bring epic legendary Pokemon to Gen VIII – including new versions of Moltres, Zapdos, and Articuno.

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One Piece cosplayer sails the seas as Trafalgar Law with female twist

Published: 8/Oct/2020 18:56

by Brent Koepp

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A One Piece cosplayer went viral after sharing a stunning transformation into Trafalgar Law. The talented artist brought the pirate captain to life with an incredible female twist. 

Ever since its debut in 1997, One Piece continues to be one of the most iconic series from Japan. Decades later, the pirate-themed anime and manga are still getting new chapters.

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Celebrating the iconic franchise, prolific cosplayer Krissy ‘sparkle_stache‘ shared her Trafalgar Law costume. The artist’s unique spin on the Surgeon of Death will be sure to leave fans in awe.

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The medical pirate is one of the most popular characters in One Piece.

Cosplayer creates incredible female Trafalgar Law costume

While One Piece mainly focuses on protagonist Monkey D. Luffy, the popular anime has an extremely diverse cast of characters. One of the most beloved is Trafalgar Law, who is the captain of the Heart Pirates.

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Bringing him to life, cosplayer sparkle_stache transformed into the character in a post on Instagram. Photographer ‘jhaasphoto‘ captured the artist re-creating the pirate’s signature pose while holding his cursed sword named Kikoku.

Sparkle faithfully depicted the character’s outfit, which includes his white northern-style fur hat, as well as the iconic heart tattoo that is inked across his chest.

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ROOM! 🧊 SO I'm offically all caught up with One Piece. It's such an emotional time I tell you 😭😭 I SWEAR I WILL CONVINCE AT LEAST ONE PERSON TO WATCH ONE PIECE DURING THIS QUARENTINE!!! ALSO Holy balls thank you guys so much for 40k I will plan out a fun giveaway very soon! I cant wait to get back to work on cosplays now that I'm just about fully recovered! OH Im also posting this full set over on OnlyFanzzz 💙 Link is in my highlights. THANK YOU ALL GO WATCH ONE PIECE ☠ . . 📷 @jhaasphoto . . #law #lawcosplay #trafalgar #trafalgarcosplay #trafalgarlaw #trafalgarlawcosplay #lawgenderbend #doctor #opopfruit #onepiece #heartpirates #onepiececosplay #onepiecegenderbend #watchonepiece #pirateslifeforme

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In another shot posted to social media, the cosplayer gave viewers a better look at all the details that went into creating her One Piece costume. She even drew letters on the back of her fingers to spell out ‘DEATH’ to mimic his hand tattoo.

Channeling the cutthroat’s personality, she grabs the tip of her fur cap while holding their weapon by her side. This is easily one of the best takes we’ve ever seen of the Heart Pirate.

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Despite releasing decades ago, One Piece still continues to be one of the most popular mangas in Japan. Its anime adaptation has turned into a worldwide phenomena.

The story is so beloved that Netflix is planning on making it into a live-action drama show with series creator Eiichiro Oda. For everything we know so far about the project, check out our guide here.