True-to-life female Pokémon Trainer cosplay sends fans into a frenzy - Dexerto

True-to-life female Pokémon Trainer cosplay sends fans into a frenzy

Published: 4/Nov/2019 19:18 Updated: 7/Nov/2019 16:43

by Brent Koepp


An incredibly skilled cosplayer showed off her take on Pokémon Black and White’s female Trainer, and looks like the character jumped from the screen into real life.

Pokémon is not only one of the biggest selling franchises for Nintendo, in 2019 it’s the highest grossing media franchise of all time, beating out giants such as Disney and Star Wars.  The lovable Japanese RPG is currently on its eight generation.

As we celebrate the upcoming release of Pokémon Sword and Shield on November 15, a talented cosplayer showed off her version of generation five’s Black and White female trainer, and looks so much like her that we are seeing double

Game Freak / NintendoThe fifth generation Pokémon title was originally released in 2010.


Pokémon’s female trainer to life

Cosplayer ‘mintosylveon‘ posted her costume on her Instagram, and wowed fans with how similar she looked to the female trainer in Black and White. The designer perfectly re-created her wrist bands, and black vest, as well as the protagonists iconic hat.

Holding a Pokéball in one hand, the cosplayer also held a plush of the starting Pokemon ‘Tepig’, which was the fire type for the fifth generation title. 

The artist also posed as the RPG’s protagonist and showed off the attention to detail that she put into re-creating the costume, especially with the shorts with its jagged pockets that hang out the bottom, and her Pokébag. 

Just like the first picture, the cosplayer also brought her trusty starter sidekick Tepig, while also having the popular bi-pedal fighting lizard ‘Scraggy’ along for her adventures. 

Not the only trainer she’s portrayed

Mintosylveon has also dressed up as previous generation protagonists, such as the 2016 release Sun and Moon’s female trainer ‘Selene’. The tropical themed game’s character sports a red hat, green shorts and a yellow shirt that is tied in a knot in the front.

Re-creating the seventh generation protagonist, the cosplayer also teamed up with a friend who portrays the games other main character – Lillie, who has become one of the most popular characters in the series. The duo incredibly bring the characters to life.

The 23 year-old Russian cosplayer has built up an impressive audience, with over 13k followers on her Instagram, and has a patreon where she sells higher resolution photos of her costumes.

While she mostly tackles Nintendo franchises like Fire Emblem and Zelda, the skilled designer also dressed up as other Japanese titles such as the popular RPG series Persona which is developed by Atlus. 


Evangelion cosplayer becomes Rei Ayanami with epic underwater photoshoot

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:01

by Brent Koepp


A Neon Genesis Evangelion cosplayer shared her transformation into popular character Rei Ayanami. The artist brought the anime heroine to life with a mind-blowing underwater photoshoot.

Ever since its debut in 19995, Neon Genesis Evangelion has been one of the most influential animes of all time. The Studio Gainax Mecha was originally written by Hideaki Anno.

To celebrate the hit show, a cosplayer went to new depths – literally – to bring lead character Rei Ayanami to life. The artist’s jaw dropping underwater photo recreation will leave fans of the sci-fi epic speechless.

Screenshot of Rei Ayanami in Rebuild Evangelion anime.
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The blue-haired heroine is one of the main characters in the hit anime.

While the series heavily revolves around teenager Shinji Ikari moving to Tokyo-3, the protagonist quickly meets a diverse cast of characters after joining Nerv. One of the fierce characters introduced is Rei Ayanami who pilots Evangelion mechs to defend humanity from the alien threat called Angels.

Cosplayer Tessa ‘tessa_crownster’ made waves on Instagram after faithfully bringing the heroine to life in November. The artist absolutely nailed the character’s signature look, accurately mirroring her short blue bob-style haircut, as well as depicting her striking red eyes.

Tessa utilized underwater photography with the help of ‘brettsphoto‘ to truly capture the anime’s sci-fi roots. The result is stunning as it looks like she is floating in a tank full of wires and circuits. The creative shoot is easily one of the best cosplays we have ever seen of Evangelion.


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In another shot posted to the cosplayer’s social media, crownster gave fans a closer view of her incredible portrayal of Rei. The picture taken by ‘samu.snap‘ showcases just how accurate her costume is to the hit anime. Tessa looks ready for battle as she mimics Ayanami’s stance while wearing her iconic white and black pilot bodysuit.


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Despite releasing over 25 years ago, Evangelion continues to have a major influence on not only anime, but films and music. The groundbreaking Mecha was in many ways ahead of its time.

Those that might have missed out on the hit show back in the day can actually watch the original series right now on Netflix or Funimation.