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Pokemon’s Lonely Ground Type Cubone Gets Amazing Cosplay


Posted March 10, 2014 by


Ground type, rock head, lightning armour and battle armour; can anyone guess what that Pokemon is? It’s Cubone. Known as the Lonely Pokémon, Cubone appears to be a small, brown dinosaur-like Pokémon that constantly wears its deceased mother’s skull like a helmet. The skull masks its true face from view, which makes it a puzzlement for many Trainers and researchers. Its cries echo within the skull and it comes out as a pained and sad melody. On the night of a full moon, it cries, for it seems to recognize its mother’s face in the moon. Its tears create stains on the skull. Cubone has a plump body with a paler-colored underbelly, with strong, clawed limbs to carry a bone as a weapon around wherever it goes. Cubone also has a single, nailed toe on each foot, with two spikes on its back. A small tail is also present for balance, but it can be used for attacking. What other tricks has Cubone got up its sleeve?


Cubone also has the Rock Head or Lightningrod abilities. Rock Head prevents Cubone from receiving recoil damage and Lightningrod targets all Electric-type attacks towards Cubone. Cubone’s real face has never been seen before, thanks to its bone mask. When it thinks of its dead mother, it cries and when Cubone cries, it’s crying makes the skull it wears rattle loudly.


Cosplaying a Pokemon is an interesting journey for the cosplayer. It takes a lot of trial and error runs to try to bring their favourite Pokemon to life in human form and yet, still have it recognisable to everyone. Other than that, it turns out to be one of their greatest moments ever, bringing to life a character from the cartoon and game we grew up with. It shows just how a series we watched and played as kids, when there were still 150 Pokemon (does anyone remember that?) has impacted our lives. American cosplayer VedettaMarie is a stunning and extremely talented cosplayer, and her Cubone cosplay is amazingly put together. I love the mask and the bone mace and the way she has brought together elements from Cubone itself along with adding her own flair to it is something special. And to that, I tip my hat.



Photography by ScatterDotFashion.


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