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Studio Ghibli cosplayer readies for battle as fierce Princess Mononoke

Published: 14/Feb/2020 20:12

by Brent Koepp


Studio Ghibli’s Princess Mononoke was brought to life by a cosplayer’s detailed outfit. The talented artist became the anime heroine with her jaw dropping re-creation. 

The groundbreaking anime released in 1997, and was iconic director Hayao Miyazaki’s seventh feature-length film. The story’s focus on fantasy and environmentalism has resonated with audiences for decades.

A skilled cosplayer has shared her true-to-life take on the movie’s wolf princess, and will be sure to delight Ghibli fans as it’s one of the most realistic portrayals of the character you will ever see.

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The groundbreaking Studio Ghibli film made its debut in 1997.

Cosplayer readies for battle as Princess Mononoke 

The story follows prince Ashitaka, who after getting cursed, stumbles upon an epic battle between the animal gods of a forest and the humans destroying it. He soon finds himself involved in the skirmish after meeting San – a girl who was raised by wolves.

Cosplayer ‘satiellacosplay‘ showed off her stunning take on social media, and became the film’s heroine with an insanely detailed costume. Pulling back the character’s iconic red, white and gold clay mask, she readies to attack her foes.

The Dutch creator’s outfit is full of detail, from the fur line wrist guards, to the cape that drapes behind her shoulders. She collaborated with photographer Martijn Kolen to capture it all, as her pose could have been a scene from the film itself.

The talented artist uploaded more pictures of her outfit, giving viewers a full view of the amount of work that went into creating the “wild” girl’s apparel. Satiella credits prolific cosplayer Jessica Nigri for inspiring the design of the costume.

In another shot by ‘schmelzertobias‘, she gives us a close up look of her Princess Mononoke mask. The detail and accuracy of the item is so good, it could pass for an official prop from the film if it ever gets a live-action version.

Satiella nails the wolf princess’s signature red warrior makeup, and even included little blood stains on her face and stomach, tying the whole outfit together with a battle-worn look.

Princess Mononoke’s darker style and tone was quite the departure for Studio Ghibli, but its legacy as one of the most important animes of all time has grown since its release in the 90s.

The film was also a box office smash hit, and is ranked the seventh highest grossing film of all time in Japan. The movie’s themes about environmentalism has made it continue to be relevant even today.


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.