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.

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.

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.

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. 

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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My Hero Academia cosplayer hops into battle as Rabbit Hero Mirko

Published: 30/Nov/2020 6:38 Updated: 30/Nov/2020 6:40

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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My Hero Academica isn’t all about the main characters since there are plenty of excellent minor ones too, and one cosplayer stunned her fans by dressing up as Rabbit Hero Mirko.

Mirko is an awesome character for many reasons. My Hero Academica fans love her tough, straightforward, and tenacious personality. However, they also love the fact she takes on intense situations with a big smile.

Mirko also has a somewhat zen-like approach to life, which is a stark contrast to her ferocity. She takes every day as it comes and has no qualms about putting her life on the line for the greater good. All in all, it makes her the perfect fifth-ranked professional hero.

My Hero Academia Rabbit Hero Mirko Cosplay
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Rabbit Hero Mirko is one of the toughest heroes in My Hero Academia.

My Hero Academia cosplayers often dress up as main characters and fan-favorites. However, they still show minor characters like Rabbit Hero Mirko some love too, and that’s exactly what Julia (also known as capulet.cos) has done.

“Joining a team is for weaklings,” she wrote, in reference to Mirko’s belief that teams are for cowards.

“More Bunny content for y’all. She’s definitely my favorite character from [My Hero Academia] and [I] love the amount of confidence this cosplay gives me.”

 

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Julia looks absolutely stunning as Rabbit Hero Mirko. She’s included everything from the trademark bunny ears, white hair, fluffy collar, and gloves to a picture-perfect replication of the outfit itself.

It even has the crescent moon symbol on her chest, which ties in with the name of some of Mirko’s moves. Luna Ring, Luna Fall, and Luna Arc all revolve around Mirko’s insanely powerful leg kicks.

 

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Unfortunately, it seems like the wig is a bit of a hassle to wear. “I hate the wig so much,” said Julia. “It tangles so fast.”

Still, it looks fantastic and was definitely worth the trouble. My Hero Academia fans have been pouring in to praise Julia and show their support, and the numbers keep on rising.