Smash Ultimate pro Ezra ‘Samsora’ Morris is one of the most unique members of the game’s competitive scene, and showed exactly why with an incredible Bowsette cosplay.
Morris, who is known for being the world’s top Peach player, is no stranger to cosplays, but this one may just be his most impressive yet.
Taking to Twitter, the pro posted four photos of himself dressed as the fan-made character Bowsette, equipped with a shell on his back, black fingernails and nylons.
— eU Samsora (@Samsora_) January 20, 2020
However, instead of opting for blonde hair, Morris decided to spice things up with a red wig in addition to the character’s horns and crown.
The response was mixed to say the least. While the tweet was liked nearly 8,000 times, there were some negative responses.
Fellow pro player Tyler ‘Marss’ Martins replied saying, “I support you, but I won't like the post.”
i dont support this but I liked the post
— Cosmos #2B4Smash (@CosmosZR) January 21, 2020
this ain’t it chief
— Liberty Prime (@LibertyPrime420) January 20, 2020
Another professional player, Brian ‘Cosmos’ Kalu had a similar take. “I don’t support this but I liked the post,” he said.
“This ain’t it chief,” Twitter user Liberty Prime commented.
The character of Bowsette was created by artist Ayyk92 back in 2018. The premise was that in New Super Mario Bros. U, the character Toadette would transform into Peachette when she puts on the Super Crown powerup.
The Super Crown's some spicy new Mario lore pic.twitter.com/7DQe6UXvLQ
— haniwa (@ayyk92) September 19, 2018
In the comic created by Ayyk92, Mario antagonist Bowser puts the Super Crown on, transforming into Bowsette. The comic went viral and many different cosplays of the fan-made character began springing up across the net.
This isn’t the first time Samsora has cosplayed as a female character, either: At Smash Ultimate Summit 2, the eUnited player dressed up as Princess Peach, where he performed a catwalk as part of a talent show gag.
It will be fun to see what Samsora has up his sleeve for his next cosplay. It’s clear that he really enjoys breaking boundaries, even if some of his fellow players are shocked by what they see.