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Princess Peach cosplayer becomes her own knight in shining armor

Published: 20/Mar/2020 16:36

by Michael Gwilliam

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Kinpatsu Cosplay completely reimagined the Mushroom Kingdom’s Princess Peach as a sword-wielding knight and the end result is simply impeccable.

Princess Peach has been one of the more popular Mario franchise characters to cosplay as, so this take is a breath of fresh air and really makes fans desire a new game where Peach armors up.

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The Canada-based Kinpatsu said she based the idea for the cosplay around a design by artist Diego Fonteriz. “I have always had a thing for pretty ladies in big armor so when I saw this amazing knight peach design by fonteart I fell in love,” she wrote.

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I have always had a thing for pretty ladies in big armor ? so when I saw this amazing knight peach design by @fonteart I fell in love? how damn cool is this?? I had so much fun making his witch peach design and I can't wait to make this!! ? I'm super excited to be making lots of armor again it's been a while!! This will be our first project of 2020 and we will be making our first patreon tutorials this month around this costume!! We are changing up how our rewards work now though!! Instead of getting rewards at the end of each month we will send out rewards EVERY WEEK!! ✨ So this weeks tutorial will be how to make shoulder armor for this costume! So if you'd like to level up your armor making skills we hope these tutorials can help!! ? As I mentioned in my last post we are also sending out a bunch of free tutorials and patterns too!! Link in our stories! And btw please go check out the rest of fontearts amazing designs!!! Just like with the witches he made a whole series of the Mario characters in this kind of fantasy style and they are all amazing ? #knightpeach #peachcosplay #fonteart #princesspeach #cosplay #cosplans

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The impressive cosplay managed to both be original while also keeping the character in mind and it really shows. The armor plating looks regal yet meshes well with the pink cape and vulnerable forearms.

“This armor was made using EVA foam and a little worbla for the breastplate,” she explained in an Instagram post. “The sword is made from Balsa wood, PVC pipe and 3D printed hilt section.”

As far as attention to detail goes, Kinpatsu made sure to go the extra mile. Her chest armor is adorned with a Star emblem – a powerup that grants brief invulnerability in the Mario universe.

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Knight peach?? designed by @fonteart ? Nobody's getting kidnapped today! I really loved making this costume and cosplaying as peach again! I think I'm going to have to keep making peach variations each year XP I already have some cool idea for the next ones! ? And if anyone else would like to make this costume or learn more about making armor like this our peach cosplay tutorial books are now up on kinpatsucosplay.com the full tutorial is 8 books long and we tried to be very detailed with the process! :3 #cosplay #cosplayarmor #princesspeach #princesspeachcosplay #cosplayersofinstagram #cosplaytutorial #nintendocosplay

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Additionally, two neat Mushroom medallions are on her upper body, completing the ensemble and making it very clear that this was still Peach.

This isn’t the first Mario or Peach cosplay she’s done either. She’s also designed outfits for the ever-popular fan-made Bowsette and a Witch-themed Peach. She’s not stopping there either.

“I think I’m going to have to keep making Peach variations each year,” she wrote. “I already have some cool ideas for the next ones!”

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Who needs saving???✨ Here is the full knight peach cosplay!!! Designed by @fonteart!!! Its taken us a little longer to get this done with our move in process but we hope it was worth the wait! 😀 This armor was made using EVA foam and a little worbla for the breastplate. The sword is made from Balsa wood, PVC pipe and 3D printed hilt section. If you would also like to make your own cosplay armor we now have a full armor pattern set available which we used as a base for this costume at kinpatsucosplay.com #cosplay #cosplayarmor #cosplayersofinstagram #princesspeach #princesspeachcosplay #knightpeach #fonteart #evafoam #evafoamarmor #armor #knight

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It’s anyone’s guess what she has in store for us throughout the next couple of years, but we can’t wait to see it when it’s finally complete.

Peach has traditionally been one of the best Mario characters to cosplay. Like Kinpatsu, Smash Ultimate pro and Peach main Samsora tried his luck at dressing like the princess and had phenomenal results.

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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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Loba from @playapex ❤ «I know what I like…and I know how to get it» It’s absolutely my character 😏 «Beauty before whatever you are» And even battle pass still waiting 😉 «What's mine is mine and what's yours is mine» If you want more content with me and Loba just send a comment and like this photo 🧡 #cosplay #cosplayer #apex #apexcosplay #apexcosplayer #loba #lobaapexlegends #apexloba #lobacosplay #cosplaytest #cosplaygirl #apexlegends #apexlegendscosplay #gamecosplay #gamecosplayer #lobaapex #lobafanart #russiancosplayer #ukrainiancosplayer #cosplayukraine #cosplaygirls #cosplayrama #apexlegendsloba #apexseason5 #apexlobaedit #lobamakeup #apexmakeup #apexlegendscommunity #gamingcosplay #playapex

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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.