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Best Pokémon Sword and Shield cosplay: Scorbunny, Sobble, Grookey, and more

Published: 20/Apr/2019 19:23 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 10:25

by Virginia Glaze


With the announcement of Pokémon Sword and Shield in late February, fans scrambled to argue which starter is the best; but cosplayers are showing off their faves in a completely different way.

While Pokémon might be a collection of literal pocket monsters, cosplayers aren’t missing their chance to dress up as the creatures – most notably, Sword and Shield’s starter Pokémon, Scorbunny, Sobble, and Grookey.

Although the title doesn’t release until late 2019, cosplayers have already outdone themselves in the costuming department, crafting some intricate versions of the game’s adorable starting Pokémon.

We’ve gathered just a few of the best Sword and Shield cosplay below. Which one is your favorite?

Brieowth, Sobble

Brieowth, Twitter, Twitter

Sword and Shield’s water starter, Sobble, is already inspiring hilarious memes across the internet due to its humorous, open-mouthed expression. Now, the Pokémon sports a unique cosplay all its own, thanks to costumer ‘Brieowth’s’ take on the character.

Brieowth created her costume in less than 24 hours, including dying all the fabrics. That’s not all; Brieowth even mad Sobble’s tail buoyant, so as to better navigate the water during her photoshoot at the pool.

Ahri, Scorbunny

Ahri, Twitter, Twitter

While fans have speculated what Sword and Shield’s fire starter will end up looking like by its final evolution, they’re already in love with its beginning state – which cosplayer ‘Ahri’ paid striking homage to in her cosplay of the rabbit-like creature.

Ahri created the starter’s fluffy bunny ears, a bodysuit, and even a matching collar to go with the ensemble, giving the character a risque interpretation that was likewise done by cosplayer Jessica Nigri.

Jessica Nigri, Scorbunny

Jessica Nigri, Twitter

Although many fans speculate that Scorbunny will end up being a fire/fighting type Pokémon, Jessica Nigri’s take on the starter seems to bring this theory to the forefront, adding an orange and white baseball bat to the mix should things turn violent.

Nigri likewise added a short hoodie and a pair of headphones, giving the outfit a casual, eye-catching flair.

Jessica Nigri, Grookey

Jessica Nigri, Twitter

Scorbunny isn’t the only starter that Nigri has cosplayed, either; in fact, she likewise created a rendition of Sword and Shield’s grass-type starter, Grookey.

Complete with a furry tail, a grass skirt, and cute monkey ears, Nigri truly looks the part – but fans are already wondering when her Sobble will be released to complete the trio.

Lola V, Pokémon Trainer

Lola V, Reddit

Of course, you can’t have a Pokémon game without a trainer – which cosplayer Lola V has made sure to provide, with her strikingly accurate take on Sword and Shield’s female trainer.

While plenty of fans have penned the character as a confrontational Glaswegian local, Lola V has apparently toned down this stereotype – although there’s no telling how the trainer’s personality will pan out in the future, as most trainers in the series tend to be the “strong, silent type.”

Pokémon Sword and Shield is set to release in late 2019, and introduces an entirely new region inspired by the United Kingdom.

With three new starters and a slew of possibilities ahead, fans can’t wait to get their hands on the upcoming title – but this cosplay should whet their appetites, for now.


Demon Slayer cosplayer transforms into beautiful butterfly Shinobu Kocho

Published: 29/Nov/2020 13:10

by Andrew Amos


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.