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Pokémon fan shows off incredibly accurate Detective Pikachu cosplay

Published: 29/May/2019 18:01 Updated: 29/May/2019 19:22

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Cosplayer more recently became a movie thanks to Warner Bros. Entertainment.

Pikachu has always been Pokémon’s mascot, but his new sleuthing venture has breathed new life into the chubby rodent, with old and new fans alike loving his design.

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Jonathan York / Steff Von Schweetz / Warner Bros. EntertainmentSteff’s Detective Pikachu cosplay is perfect.

Steff Von Schweetz, a cosplayer from Las Vegas, showed off her interpretation of Detective Pikachu at FanimeCon 2019 and uploaded photos to her Twitter account where Pokémon fans fell in love with her costume.

“THIS IS THE CUTEST THING EVER I’M DYING,” one user tweeted adoringly. “Cutest Detective Pikachu ever. Including the movie one,” another fan gushed.

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It’s hard to disagree that her costume isn’t super cute, with the finest element of her Detective Pikachu outfit being the inclusion of the furry sleuth’s coffee cup – a signature running joke throughout the Nintendo 3DS game and the movie.

A Detective Pikachu game is coming to Nintendo Switch

During Pokémon’s May 28 press conference, Nintendo confirmed that a follow-up game to the 2018 Nintendo 3DS title is headed to the Switch.

Much like the movie, the original game has protagonist Tim Goodman team up with Detective Pikachu in Ryme City as they investigate crime scenes, examine evidence, and solve the mystery of Tim’s missing father.

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Nintendo / The Pokémon CompanyThe Detective Pikachu Nintendo 3DS game is getting a follow-up on Switch.

Tsunekazu Ishihara, President and CEO of the Pokemon Company, didn’t have many details to share about the Nintendo Switch version, and simply stated that it was a “continuation of the first game” and will have a different ending to the Detective Pikachu movie.

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League cosplayer descends from the heavens as amazing Dragonslayer Diana

Published: 7/Oct/2020 8:02

by Andrew Amos

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Diana has descended from the heavens of Mount Targon here on Earth ⁠— or so you could be mistaken into thinking. Scottish cosplayer ‘anaelic’ has once again delivered the goods for League of Legends fan, putting on an epic display with her Dragonslayer Diana cosplay.

Seeing a Diana cosplay for League of Legends is rare. However, finding an exquisite one is almost impossible. The Scorn of the Moon, with her heavy armor and massive Moonsilver blade, isn’t up there with one of the popular champions to cosplay.

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However, that hasn’t stopped anaelic from creating one of the best ⁠— if not the best ⁠— Diana cosplay with her incredible rendition of the Lunari’s Dragonslayer skin.

Dragonslayer Olaf and Diana in League of Legends
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The Dragonslayer skin for Diana is one of her most intricate, but that didn’t stop anaelic.

Anaelic has been working on her Dragonslayer Diana cosplay since lockdown began. She was originally going to take it to conventions, but with 2020 stopping all of those, she instead used the project as motivation.

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“This project has instead been my distraction, the thing that’s kept me motivated to stay productive, and I’m so proud that I at least have this to show for all the extra time I’ve had,” she said on Instagram after completing her cosplay.

You can tell just how much effort she put into it right from the first glance. Anaelic has managed to recreate the Aspect’s sunset-colored armor perfectly, not forgetting a single panel on Diana’s intricate outfit.

She managed to keep all the pieces together with velcro, although the cosplay is ⁠— understandably ⁠— very hard to get around it.

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“I honestly don’t know how I’m going to survive a full day at a con in this cosplay because it is so hard to move about it! It was well worth it though because we got some amazing photos,” she added.

 

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Anaelic also considered all the small details ⁠— she recreated the smoky effect on her blade with a smoke machine and LED lights built into the crescent. The cosplay is not only one of the best Diana ones we’ve seen, but one of the best cosplays of the year. Period.

The Scottish cosplayer isn’t stopping here though. If you’re wondering what anaelic’s next project is, wonder no more. She is currently working on a Spirit Blossom Lillia cosplay, and she’s trying to make it perfect from head-to-hoof. We’ve even covered her progress on it so far!

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