Hello, Badass Pokémon

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

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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 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.

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Those are utterly fantastic. I always love seeing inspired or reimagining cosplay. There’s no reason for there to be an exact one-to-one recreation all the time. Both of those outfits are amazing and look like something you might see in a Monster Hunter. I love it!