Cosplayers Transform My Little Pony Cast Into "Princess Warriors"

Cosplayers Transform My Little Pony Cast Into "Princess Warriors"

A recent cosplay photo shoot re-imagined everyone's favorite equine cartoon characters as kick-ass warrior princesses.

To call the fan base of My Little Pony dedicated would be an understatement. Extending across a wide range of ages and genders, the fans of the popular cartoon series have demonstrated their devotion in many ways and on many occasions. Some do so by writing fan-fiction. Some people express their love of Equestria with post-apocalyptic art. Others, meanwhile, pay tribute with works of creative cosplay.

Case in point, a group of cosplayers recently took it upon themselves to transform fan favorite ponies into "Princess Warriors." The ponies featured in the cosplay included mainstays like Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy, Rarity, Pinkie Pie and more. The ponies were represented by the cosplayers KiraKira, Lua Suicide, Becka Noel, Hooked on Phoenix, PungoPungo, Dhareza Cosplayza, Joanna Mari, Lyz Brickley and Livia Chu. The cosplay session was photographed by the fine folks at Mineralblu Photography who revealed that the photoshoot, which took place at Katsucon 2016, only lasted about an hour. "[We] were fortunate to find a relatively empty hallway with lots of window light," they told The Escapist. "No additional light was used besides the sunlight coming through the windows and bouncing off the walls."

I'm going to go ahead and admit that I'm not personally a huge fan of My Little Pony. I watch it with my daughter but it's not something I'd generally choose to watch on my own time. That said, whether you're a hardcore MLP fan or not, there's no denying the clear amount of skill and effort that went into these costumes and the shoot that followed. Check them out and let us know what you think!


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This greatly redeems the escapist for the picture of the spider on another article, sexiest thing I'll see for a while. Love the designs, now I wanna see this made into a full show.

I am sooo disappointed this wasn't Rule63 Star Wars-Zombie-SteamPunk-Deadpool-Disney Princesses Pony Warriors cosplay.

I'd watch this show. Have to rename it though, none of them are ponies.

Impressive costumes all of them. I think I like Twilight's the best, although I wonder why there were no single shots of Rainbow Dash.

I can't help but think about all that skin though. While they all look beautiful, my mind was thinking, "Not much protection in a fight," the whole time. Which is weird, because usually that thought doesn't jump right into the front of my head.

Sniper Team 4:
Impressive costumes all of them. I think I like Twilight's the best, although I wonder why there were no single shots of Rainbow Dash.

I can't help but think about all that skin though. While they all look beautiful, my mind was thinking, "Not much protection in a fight," the whole time. Which is weird, because usually that thought doesn't jump right into the front of my head.

Grargh! That was a mistake on my part. There are single shots of Rainbow Dash, but I had to narrow the selection down and I must have accidentally deleted all of them. :(

Wow...that Shining Armor cosplayer is one lucky guy.

In all seriousness though, those are some damn impressive costumes. Despite the complexity, you can still tell which character each outfit represents at a glance.

The concept's actually not that big of a stretch; Equestrian princesses have been known to throw down in epic fashion in the show.

There is someone who spends all day, for several days, doing THIS. Then, when they're doing making this stupid plastic crap that makes no sense, they coordinate the efforts of models, photographers, and graphic editors... for these pictures of people wearing said plastic crap.

We are a weird culture.

Neverhoodian:
Wow...that Shining Armor cosplayer is one lucky guy.

In all seriousness though, those are some damn impressive costumes. Despite the complexity, you can still tell which character each outfit represents at a glance.

The concept's actually not that big of a stretch; Equestrian princesses have been known to throw down in epic fashion in the show.

Man, the moment I came across that episode... Last thing I expected from MLP was to take inspiration from DBZ of all things. Those costumes would be pretty need in a little mini series on YouTube perhaps, ala "Journey Quest." Or maybe their own show, who knows

PhiMed:
There is someone who spends all day, for several days, doing THIS. Then, when they're doing making this stupid plastic crap that makes no sense, they coordinate the efforts of models, photographers, and graphic editors... for these pictures of people wearing said plastic crap.

We are a weird culture.

Soooo, cosplayers, then?

A bit gaudy, no?

008Zulu:
I'd watch this show. Have to rename it though, none of them are ponies.

My Little Warrior Princess?

Fluttershy is best Warrior Princess. ;) Looks a bit like Slave Leia actually.

I dunno, they don't look like MLP's to me at all. Granted, I'm not a huge follower of the show, but when I look at them, I think Sailor Moon, or, hell actually I think more Rita...whatever her name was from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I just, don't see the MLP look in those outfits. The outfits are impressive, just not very MLP

I'd like to thank Stew for linking to the article where I found myself a proper avatar, even though My Little Joe's glory is lost in the small size.

My brain drew a link to Saint Seiya and now I have Pegasus Fantasy stuck in my head.

Could be worse.

Sniper Team 4:
I can't help but think about all that skin though. While they all look beautiful, my mind was thinking, "Not much protection in a fight," the whole time. Which is weird, because usually that thought doesn't jump right into the front of my head.

It's interesting when you think about how none of the outfits are canon since none of the ponies wear clothes (regularly) in the show. That means that each of these sets of armor are original designs specifically for this cosplay. This, in turn, means that each of the sets of armor was specifically designed to be sexy/revealing since it's not being pulled from the source material. It's one thing if a cosplayer wants to dress up like Harley Quinn from the Arkham series and have all the cleavage showing because that's how she looks in the game...it's something else entirely to simply be making revealing outfits just for the fun of it.

I'm not complaining, just offering some food for thought. :3

I'm just going to pretend that these weren't inspired by ponies. Those outfits are hot!

Danm those are pretty danm impressive and nice details too!

That Fluttershy though...

Hiddelgreyk:

008Zulu:
I'd watch this show. Have to rename it though, none of them are ponies.

My Little Warrior Princess?

10/10

I can't help but think about all that skin though. While they all look beautiful, my mind was thinking, "Not much protection in a fight," the whole time. Which is weird, because usually that thought doesn't jump right into the front of my head.

Uhh, Rarity- we don't normally wear clothes.

obligatory: can't help but envy the guy right in the center of all that action, too.

While I can appreciate the effort, I think it sucks that they have to make a childrens franchise into sexy costumes. Mlp is not about sexy, it's about giving young girls an intelligent tv-show with girls as positive role models. So for that: thumbs down.

sexualizing childrens' franchises is just plain creepy if you stop and think about it.

Gronk:
While I can appreciate the effort, I think it sucks that they have to make a childrens franchise into sexy costumes. Mlp is not about sexy, it's about giving young girls an intelligent tv-show with girls as positive role models. So for that: thumbs down.

sexualizing childrens' franchises is just plain creepy if you stop and think about it.

I'd argue it was a common thing when a character is well rounded/enjoyable enough to seem real. Also, Lauren Faust as well as many of the staff involved have stated their goal was not to make a show/characters specifically for 'little girls' but to make something that kinda broke down those archetypes. This cosplay is tooooootally in tune with what the show tries to do... just, kinda, sexier.

OT: Dayum...

Celestia and Luna even kinda look like sisters!

PunkRex:

Gronk:
While I can appreciate the effort, I think it sucks that they have to make a childrens franchise into sexy costumes. Mlp is not about sexy, it's about giving young girls an intelligent tv-show with girls as positive role models. So for that: thumbs down.

sexualizing childrens' franchises is just plain creepy if you stop and think about it.

I'd argue it was a common thing when a character is well rounded/enjoyable enough to seem real. Also, Lauren Faust as well as many of the staff involved have stated their goal was not to make a show/characters specifically for 'little girls' but to make something that kinda broke down those archetypes. This cosplay is tooooootally in tune with what the show tries to do... just, kinda, sexier.

OT: Dayum...

Celestia and Luna even kinda look like sisters!

Sorry, but no. In the interviews I've read, she repeatedly states the target audience for the show were Young girls, and how that was a factor when keeping the humour on a kid-friendly level. I don't know If i'm allowed to post links here, but you can PM me and I can send you links.

Gronk:

PunkRex:

Gronk:
While I can appreciate the effort, I think it sucks that they have to make a childrens franchise into sexy costumes. Mlp is not about sexy, it's about giving young girls an intelligent tv-show with girls as positive role models. So for that: thumbs down.

sexualizing childrens' franchises is just plain creepy if you stop and think about it.

I'd argue it was a common thing when a character is well rounded/enjoyable enough to seem real. Also, Lauren Faust as well as many of the staff involved have stated their goal was not to make a show/characters specifically for 'little girls' but to make something that kinda broke down those archetypes. This cosplay is tooooootally in tune with what the show tries to do... just, kinda, sexier.

OT: Dayum...

Celestia and Luna even kinda look like sisters!

Sorry, but no. In the interviews I've read, she repeatedly states the target audience for the show were Young girls, and how that was a factor when keeping the humour on a kid-friendly level. I don't know If i'm allowed to post links here, but you can PM me and I can send you links.

I suppose I jumped the gun and typed without thinking there. I know that a lot of Faust's media in particular is aimed at younger girls, what I'm getting at is that she's very adamant about breaking down these preconceived notions concerning young girls entertainment. Faust put together a team that could make a cute show that actually had stakes, action, danger, good music, etc as well as fleshed out characters. When a character is well rounded they're gonna have these sorts of emotions/aspects of their personality come up, we've seen one of the main characters use her feminine wiles to convince (and fail at convincing) other cast members to do stuff for her before, her confidence (and the testing of it in later eps) is a big part of her charm.

Although female characters tend to get overly sexualized even in media aimed at young girls (I'm not implying that's the case for MLP, they are ponies after all), I don't believe it's necessarily a bad thing, what's bad is when that's all there is. I understand your concern, it is pretty jarring to type a MLP characters name into Goggle and have adult material pop up but my point is that when people get this attached to a show they're gonna have some fun and I don't believe kids are so fragile as to be ruined by exposure to it, at least when it's contextualized properly. Hell, one of MLP's characters has been basically canonized as a drunk, as long as the show doesn't go saying that that's a perfectly fine way to live I don't see a problem with it.

 

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