Princess Peach cosplayer becomes her own knight in shining armor

Published: 20/Mar/2020 16:36

by Michael Gwilliam


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.

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 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!”

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.


Steins;Gate cosplayer studies world lines as Kurisu Makise

Published: 3/Dec/2020 18:59

by Brent Koepp


A talented cosplayer brought Steins;Gate protagonist Kurisu Makise to life. The talented artist made waves on Instagram after transforming into the red-haired scientist. 

While Steins;Gate originally made its debut as a visual novel in 2009, the series’ animated adaptation in 2011 is considered one of the best animes of all time. Its complex sci-fi narrative and diverse cast of characters has connected with viewers around the world.

A cosplayer showed her love for the time travel story by transforming into protagonist Kurisu Makise. The artist’s true-to-life take on the scientist is so perfect, it’s almost as if the heroine has changed world lines and warped out of the screen.

Screenshot of Makise Kurisu in Steins;Gate anime giving lecture.
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The genius scientist is one of the main protagonists in the 2011 anime.

Steins:Gate cosplayer wows as perfect Kurisu Makise

The anime opens with mad scientist Rintarou Okabe discovering a time anomaly involving physicist Kurisu. The heroine eventually joins the protagonist’s makeshift lab, where they discover time travel using a microwave machine and a cellphone. 

Cosplayer Leza ‘someonefromrussia’ made waves on Instagram after sharing her perfect re-creation of the red-haired scientist. Photographer ‘dobrolis’ captured the artist posing in the character’s signature outfit which consists of a white shirt, red tie, and black shorts.

The cosplayer showed off the incredible details of her outfit while mirroring a scene from the show where Makise holds a soda drink hilariously called DK Pepper. She even portrayed the heroine’s quirky sense of fashion by wearing her beige jacket around her elbows.

Leza also teamed up with fellow cosplayer ‘dan.aligieri2011’ who looks like the real life version of Okabe. The duo posed back-to-back for photographer ‘kmitenkova’, who shot them re-creating the anime’s iconic opening sequence.

Despite releasing over a decade ago, Steins;Gate is still incredibly popular and influential. The show is often ranked as one of the top best animes of all time by critics and fans.

The franchise was so beloved that it got a second season over seven years later called “Zero”. Fans can catch all episodes now on streaming services Crunchyroll and Funimation.