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Pokemon Trainer Marnie shows who’s boss in fierce Sword & Shield cosplay

Published: 18/Jan/2020 23:25 Updated: 19/Jan/2020 6:23

by Brent Koepp


A talented costume designer showed off her insanely accurate Marnie cosplay, bringing the Sword and Shield character to life with a fierce take on the Pokemon trainer.

Pokemon Sword & Shield dropped in November 2019, and saw players exploring the Galar Region as they battled their way through the game’s story to become the ultimate champion.

On the player’s journey to become number one, they are challenged by a rival named Marnie, and a cosplayer has shared her true-to-life costume of the popular character that will be sure to wow fans.

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The Sword & Shield rival has quickly become one of the most popular characters in the game.

Cosplayer brings Sword & Shield’s Marnie to life

In the eighth generation installment of the beloved RPG, players encounter a second rival named Marnie. The Dark-Type trainer that heralds from Spikemuth has quickly become a fan favorite.

Cosplayer Steff Von Schweetz shared her costume of the Pokemon character, faithfully recreating her parted black and white hair, as well as her iconic black leather choker and jacket.

The talented artist also portrayed the trainer’s signature pose that she does right before engaging in battle, as her black pointed fingernails hover over her Pokeball.

Steff shared more shots of her costume on Instagram, collaborating with photographer Jon York who perfectly captured the cosplayer as she transformed into the Sword & Shield rival.

The amount of details that went into her outfit is incredible, from the signature brows, to the pleated pink dress – she even added the metal studs to the bottom of her garment.

Taking her cosplay to the next level, Steff also uploaded a video of her teaming up with ‘moderatelyokaycosplay‘ who has an insanely true-to-life outfit of Marnie’s brother Piers, bringing the two Spikemuth siblings to life.

Since releasing in 2019, Pokemon Sword & Shield has become the fastest selling Switch title of all time, moving over six million units in its opening weekend alone.

The popular Nintendo property has continued to smash in sales, as Japanese gaming outlet Famitsu announced in January that it now holds the record of being at the top of their charts, dethroning Pokemon Diamond & Pearl which had the honor previously.


Princess Mononoke cosplayer runs with wolves as Studio Ghibli heroine San

Published: 27/Nov/2020 19:04

by Brent Koepp


A Princess Mononoke cosplayer brought the film’s protagonist San to life with a stunning costume. The artist’s breathtaking transformation into the Studio Ghibli character will leave fans speechless.

In 1997, renowned director Hayao Miyazaki debuted his groundbreaking seventh film, Princess Mononoke. The environmentalist-themed story was so popular, it’s still the eighth highest grossing movie of all time in Japan.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the influential anime by bringing it to life with a jaw-dropping outdoor photoshoot. The artist’s incredible take on wolf girl San is so good, it’s almost as if the protagonist has clawed her way out of the screen.

Screenshot of wolf princess San in Studio Ghibli film Princess Mononoke.
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The wolf princess is one of the main characters in the 1997 anime film.

Ghibli cosplayer becomes real life Princess Mononoke

The film centers on protagonist Ashitaka, who leaves his village after tragically becoming infected by a corrupted spirit. The banished prince embarks on a quest to look for a cure and confront the curse that corrupted the animal that wandered into his home.

Cosplayer ‘Jennifer Sonntag’ brought the movie’s second lead character, Princess San, to life with her stunning cosplay which she shared on Instagram. Photographer ‘jospixelart’ captured the artist posing in the heroine’s iconic white and blue outfit next to a wolf.

Jenny nailed San’s signature attire, which includes a white fur cape that drapes over her back as well as her red and gold warrior mask which she uses to cover her face while battling against human enemies. She even included her scarlet facepaint which sits under each eye.


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In another shot posted on her social media, the artist re-created a scene from the Ghibi film where the lead character sits on a rock. Jen looks ready to fight with her wolf family as she holds her prop dagger while having her headdress down. The outdoor backdrop gorgeously ties the whole thing together and could easily be mistaken for a screenshot from the film.


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Despite releasing over 23 years ago, Princess Mononoke still continues to be one of the most influential anime films of all time. Its dark themes and gritty depiction of violence was a departure for Miyazaki’s usually child-friendly projects.

Those looking to catch the classic movie are in luck as it can currently be watched right now on HBO’s streaming service MAX. Also in 2019, Studio Ghibli struck a deal with Apple TV and Amazon to sell all of their theatrical releases digitally for the very first time.