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Streamer receives ‘electrifying’ shout-out for perfect The Rock cosplay

Published: 29/Nov/2019 17:28

by Jacob Hale

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A Twitch streamer has been left speechless after her cosplay of The Rock was noticed by none other than the ten-time world heavyweight champion and Hollywood’s biggest star himself.

The Rock has conquered the entertainment world in ways so few have or will ever do. As well as being “the most electrifying man in sports entertainment”, Dwayne Johnson has been one of the biggest names in Hollywood for years.

However, there is one photo of Johnson that has become somewhat iconic, straight from the 90’s with a silver chain, black roll neck, and a fanny pack completing the now-infamous look.

Dwayne Johnson/InstagramThe Rock is somewhat of an influencer himself, with a very loyal social media following.

So, when streamer Ashley Roboto shared a clip of her wearing an outfit that was almost a carbon copy of The Rock’s from that iconic photo (missing only the fanny pack), she likely thought it was just a fun thing to do for her stream.

It’s very unlikely she expected The Rock himself to see and respond to her, but that’s exactly what he did in a tweet sent on November 28, responding directly to her clip.

He tweeted: “Like twinning and looking in the mirror, Ash. Santa has your new fanny pack.”

The Rock was clearly impressed with Ashley’s cosplay, and within half an hour she had responded to him clearly at a loss for words, unable to believe that he had noticed and responded to her work.

She tweeted saying: “Hi can someone just pinch me I am sweating profusely and may be crying. It’s cool, it’s fine, it’s all fine.”

It’s unlikely Ashley ever could have imagined The Rock would respond to her cosplay, but such is the power of social media.

And now we patiently await The Rock’s next career move: an exclusive livestreaming partnership.

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Pokemon cosplayer creates the perfect Pikachu disguise as Mimikyu

Published: 30/Nov/2020 19:59

by Brent Koepp

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A Pokemon cosplayer made waves on Instagram after sharing her adorable take on Sun & Moon’s Mimikyu. The talented artist brought the disguised Ghost-type to life with her stunning outfit. 

The Pokemon franchise whisked players away to the tropical region of Alola for its 2016 titles Sun & Moon. Despite its sunny and vibrant setting, the RPG also introduced the tragic Ghost monster Mimikyu.

Despite its sad backstory, fans over the years have fallen in love with the creature. A cosplayer celebrated the beloved ‘mon on Instagram with her creative outfit that will be sure to warm hearts.

Screenshot of Pokemon Mimikyu from Sun & Moon anime.
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The tragic Sun & Moon Pokemon has become a fan-favorite since its 2016 debut.

Pokemon cosplayer brings Mimikyu to life

About a third into the game, players take a detour on Ula’ula Island to an abandoned supermarket off of Route 14. Here, Trainers are first introduced to the shy ghost named Mimikyu, who hides under a disguise meant to look like Pikachu.

Cosplayer Marissa ‘marissaemma‘ Dattoli brought the character to life when she shared her epic costume of the Gen VII Pokemon. The artist adorably wore a hoodie re-creation of Ghost’s cloth sack, which turns into a buttoned up coat that drapes over her body.

Throughout the series, viewers have only gotten a small glimpse of the character’s shadowy-looking form that creeps out from underneath its Pikachu costume. To represent this, Marissa cleverly wore a black tutu which feathers out across her legs.

 

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While there is not a lot known about its origins, tales suggest that anyone who stares at the ‘mon’s true form under its cloth sack will come down with a sickness or even die. Despite its dark background, fans of the RPG have come to sympathize with its loneliness. Marissaemma brings a perfect twist to the monster which many have come to love.

The Pokemon franchise entered its eighth generation three years after the release of Sun & Moon. While the Nintendo Switch title takes place in Galar, Game Freak has brought Mimikyu over to the new region, which has been a hit with the community.