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Pokémon Sword and Shield fans are already creating amazing Nessa cosplays

Published: 13/Jun/2019 18:54 Updated: 14/Jun/2019 7:03

by Virginia Glaze


Pokémon Sword and Shield is the latest addition to the beloved franchise, bringing with it a slew of new creatures and characters – one of whom is already taking the internet by storm.

Pokemon’s June 5 Direct and E3 presentation introduced brand-new Pokémon, the larger-than-life Dynamax mechanic, and a never-before-seen trainer, who goes by the name ‘Nessa’ – likely a play on the infamous Loch Ness monster, popularly known as “Nessie” for short.


However, Nessa is no lake monster: she’s a hip, stylish gym leader who specializes in Water Type Pokémon, and she’s already won the hearts of fans across the globe.

NintendoNessa is one of the newest Gym Leaders added to the Pokémon universe, who is already stealing fan’s hearts due to her confident air and athletic style.

In fact, Nessa is so well-loved that cosplayers are already trying their hands at creating her athletic style in real life, coming up with some stunning renditions of the character in the process.


Cosplayer ‘Pattie Cosplay’ is one such costumer, who brings Ness’s charm to the real world with her spot-on design of the gym leader.

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Complete with her custom sports top and and delicate jewelry, Pattie Cosplay truly brings out Nessa’s confident demeanor – but she’s not the only one to recreate the character’s likeness.


Cosplayer CutiePie Sensei likewise took on the Gym Leader, using a shiny fabric to recreate her sports top and even breaking out her blue Pokéball.

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CutiePie Sensei even added Nessa’s blue streaks in her hair, bringing the entire ensemble together – making for a seriously intimidating opponent.


While Nessa is still a brand-new character, plenty of cosplayers are working hard to bring her to life, with ‘Leira Cosplays’ uploading a progress video of her costume thus far – and we’ve got to admit, it’s already looking fantastic!

While we don’t know everything about Nessa just yet, footage from Nintendo’s E3 presentation shows her using the Dynamax mechanic to bring her Drednaw to new heights, suggesting that she is a truly formidable enemy in the Stadium, as well as having a “calm and collected attitude” and a “competitive spirit and indomitable will.”


Nessa isn’t the only new addition to the Pokémon universe, by far: the June 5 Direct likewise showcased two new Legendaries, who take the form of wolves, with one wielding a sword while the other sports a shield-like mane.

NintendoZacian and Zamazenta are Pokémon Sword and Shield’s titular Legendaries, as shown by their designs.

With the new game debuting in November 2019, fans can’t wait to get their hands on the title – or the upcoming Pokémon, for that matter.


League cosplayer descends from the heavens as amazing Dragonslayer Diana

Published: 7/Oct/2020 8:02

by Andrew Amos


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.


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.


“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.


“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!