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Prepare for trouble with duo’s amazing Jessie & James Pokémon cosplay

Published: 10/Nov/2019 18:41 Updated: 10/Nov/2019 20:35

by Brent Koepp


A talented cosplay duo Pokémon‘s villainous duo Jessie & James from Team Rocket to life, and will have you seeing double the trouble!

While most Pokémon fans are eager to explore the new ‘Galar’ region in Sword and Shield which comes out on November 15, two talented cosplayers took a look back at one of the most iconic villain groups in the series – Team Rocket.

The nefarious duo were a staple in the first generations of the RPG, with Jessie and James becoming the face of the criminal organization in the wildly popular anime.

The Pokémon CompanyThe pesky villainous duo were iconic in the Pokémon anime series.

Cosplayer ‘resuri_ackerman‘ posted their costume they created with their partner on Instagram, which is a perfect recreation of the wicked duo from the popular Nintendo franchise.

The two channeled the pesky villains in their pose, with Jessie’s red flowing hair, and James smelling a rose – which was an iconic trait of the character’s entrance in the anime. 

The talented cosplayer also shared a second photo of the pair recreating another of Team Rocket’s popular poses, as both of the villains held their branded fans out, while James kneeled on the floor.

Not only did they nail the spirit of the Pokémon characters, they also faithfully made the villains’ costumes with their iconic tops that have the red letter R emblazoned on the front, with the black undershirt below.

It wouldn’t be entirely Team Rocket if they didn’t include the full trio, which included the talking cat Pokémon Meowth who served as a sidekick to the antagonists.

Resuri_ackerman posed as Jessie with the talking Pokémon, making it for the complete recreation of nefarious trio.

The cosplayer duo are from Germany, with the Resuri’s account gaining popularity and building up over 13,000 followers with their incredibly accurate cosplays from anime and games. 

While Team Rocket are not the villains of the latest generation of Pokémon, they made their latest appearance in the 2018 Switch release Let’s Go Pikachu – a recreation of Yellow which came out in 1998.


My Hero Academia cosplayer goes viral as fiery real life Katsuki Bakugou

Published: 4/Dec/2020 18:55

by Brent Koepp


A My Hero Academia cosplayer made waves on Instagram after creating the perfect depiction of hot-headed character Katsuki Bakugou. The artist’s explosive take on the protagonist will have fans feeling the heat.

Few animes transcend the level of popularity that My Hero Academia has. Its story about a high school that trains teenagers with superpowers called quirks has become an absolute worldwide phenomenon.

A cosplayer celebrated the franchise by sharing their true-to-life take on popular character Katsuki Bakugou. The artist looks so much like him, it’s almost as if the fiery student has burned his way out of the screen.

Screenshot of Bakugou in My Hero Academia anime season 1.
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The short-tempered student is beloved by fans.

My Hero Academia cosplayer’s perfect Bakugou

While most of the anime centers on main protagonist Izuku Midoriya, the series quickly introduces a diverse cast once the character enrolls at U.A High. One of those is his childhood friend and rival Bakugou. 

Cosplayer Soph ‘sophieriiis’ went viral on Instagram after sharing their mind-blowing transformation into the hot-headed Katsuki. The artist brought the student’s explosive quirk to life with the help of photographer ‘jacob.cr2‘, who captured them posing with flames shooting from their hands.

In the series, Bakugou is able to store up sweat into his grenade shaped wrist guards, which Sophie has faithfully portrayed with life-size props. The artist also perfectly mirrored the hero’s large metal knee pads and neck brace which he uses to protect himself from explosions.


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In another stunning shot posted to their social media, the cosplayer re-created an iconic scene from season one of the anime. With both fists extended out, the artist captured the character’s rage which has become his trademark throughout the popular series.


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My Hero Academia originally made its debut as a manga back in 2014, however its anime adaptation a fews years later by Studio Bones made it a cultural worldwide phenomena.

The series’ animated fourth arc wrapped up in April, with rumors of season five returning sometime in 2021. Those wanting to catch up in time can watch all episodes on Crunchyroll and Funimation.