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Jessica Nigri’s Sirfetch’d Pokémon cosplay “leeks” coolness factor

Published: 10/Oct/2019 19:22 Updated: 7/Jan/2020 11:19

by Virginia Glaze

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Jessica Nigri is one of the net’s most popular cosplayers, known for her strikingly accurate and unique takes on fan-favorite characters – and her latest costume is paying homage to a new face in the Pokémon universe.

Sirfetch’d is an evolution to the classic, leek-wielding Farfetch’d, hailing from the upcoming Sword and Shield iteration of the Pokémon series. He boasts an upgraded alternative to his plant-based weaponry. This is the first time the flying-type has received an evolution in the series’ history.

Sirfetch’d sports a spear and shield to match its proud, knowing expression, with many in the game’s community memeing about the Pokémon’s seemingly chivalrous personality in comparison to its original evolution.

These memes did not go unnoticed by Nigri, who claimed that they had even inspired her to cosplay the creature, later posting a sneak peek of an amor build on September 29.

Fans didn’t have to wait long for the full reveal, though, with Nigri uploading two separate photoshoots of her Sirfetch’d cosplay on October 10 – complete with the Pokémon’s signature, bold eyebrows.

In keeping with Sirfetch’d’s knightly appearance, Nigri’s take on the design includes a decorated visor, as well as an armored bikini top with winged epaulets on the shoulders.

Jessica Nigri, TwitterThis take on Sirfetch’d is certainly worthy of knighthood!

With a green, white, and gold color scheme, Nigri’s initial “meme” cosplay turned out to be quite an impressive display of skill – one that saw contributions from other cosplayers toward its design.

However, this wouldn’t be the first time Nigri has cosplayed Sword and Shield’s upcoming Pokémon, by far: in fact, the cosplay star has whipped up costumes for Scorbunny and Grookey, leaving out just one of the game’s starters in her creative lineup of the humanoid critters.

Jessica Nigri, TwitterJessica Nigri stunned fans with her take on Sword and Shield’s Grookey starter.

Sword and Shield have continued to pump out new takes on classic Pokémon that take the net by storm, with the latest release being the Galarian version of Ponyta.

These cotton candy unicorns are quickly becoming fan favorites across the community, and with Nigri known for pumping out top-quality cosplays at high speeds, there’s no telling what Pokémon she’ll take on next.

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Demon Slayer cosplayer transforms into beautiful butterfly Shinobu Kocho

Published: 29/Nov/2020 13:10

by Andrew Amos

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Shinobu Kocho might look innocent from afar, but if you’re a demon and you get too close, you’ll see the deadly side of the butterfly. She’s a popular Demon Slayer character to cosplay, but ‘aka_purin’ has truly put together one of the most beautiful designs yet.

Shinobu Kocho is a fan-favorite in Demon Slayer, and it’s easy to see why. Not only does the Demon Corps member possess incredible powers to heal friends and harm demons, but she is one of the most beautiful characters in the show.

Her personality is a difficult one to channel though. While she’s seemingly innocent on the outside, deep inside of her, there’s a rebellious rage to get revenge.

Demon Slayer Cosplay Shinobu Kocho
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Shinobu Kocho is a dazzling and powerful Demon Slayer.

It’s one thing to make a cosplay, put it on, and take a picture. It’s another thing to really channel what a character is all about, and that’s what sets ‘aka_purin’ apart from the other Shinobu cosplayers.

Sharing the intricate design on her Twitter, the Polish cosplayer spared no expense and left no stone unturned in her flawless design. Her hair and makeup is perfect, even getting the butterflies pinned.

She also created her special katana, which is based on an insect’s “stinger” more than a blade itself. The tattered, battle-worn hilt and blade is a wonderful addition to the cosplay that really ties it all together.

That’s the special thing about purin’s cosplay too. Every element just ties everything together. While even just one of these things would be pretty special in a cosplay, being able to jam it all in one photo is the most beautiful thing of all.

 

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The Shinobu design might be her latest, but she’s unsure on what her next project will be. “I feel like I’m having an art block lately. I just have so many ideas and costumes to shoot but I just can’t put myself up for it,” she admitted on her Instagram.

No matter what it is though, we bet Purin will knock our socks off.