Hello, Badass Pokémon

Shan Claw and Elfengamez are a husband and wife cosplay team, who here are dressed as two Pokémon. Two very human Pokémon.

It’s known as Gijinka cosplay, which is basically taking an animal character and anthropomorphising it. Not like a furry would, and just dressing as the animal and standing up, but by turning the character’s essence into something more human.


So this is what a Gijinka Arcanine and Rapidash look like. Badass.

All photos by C. Wolfe.

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Luke Plunkett

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.