A talented cosplayer has fused the worlds of Super Mario Bros. and Star Trek.
Professional cosplayer Liechee shared photos on Twitter of her cosplays for Space Peach and Space Rosalina, with both characters wielding laser guns and their outfits invoking the aesthetics of the Golden Age of Science Fiction. Liechee also shared a video to Instagram that detailed the making of her Space Peach cosplay, which was set to the song “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)” by ABBA. Liechee described the Space Peach cosplay as “Princess Peach meets ABBA meets Star Trek” in her caption. According to the cosplayer, both costumes were made “from trash.”
Liechee’s Instagram also features her other impressive cosplays. Some, like Space Peach and Space Rosalina, give iconic pop culture characters an interesting twist, including an evil Wonder Woman who wields a snake whip. Others are more faithful recreations, including a classic Wonder Woman costume and Angewoman from Digimon cosplay. Liechee also fabricated a full-length gown inspired by the Upside Down from Netflix’s Stranger Things.
Both Princess Peach and Princess Rosaline are characters from the Super Mario Bros. franchise, which kicked off in 1983 with the release of the arcade game Mario Bros. andthe titular video game was launched for the Famicom in 1985. Alongside icons like Tetris and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the original Super Mario Bros. is one of the best-selling games of all time with over 58 million units sold across the globe. The most recent game in the franchise, Browser’s Fury, was released in 2021 and sees Mario and Bowser Jr. team up to restore lighthouses.
Created by Gene Roddenberry, the original Star Trek series premiered in 1996 and took heavy inspiration from C. S. Forester’s Horatio Hornblower novels and the classic science fiction movie, Forbidden Planet. The franchise has expanded to include several films, video games, comic books, novels and of course, more television shows, with the newest being Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, which premiered in 2022. With over $10 billion in revenue, the franchise is one of the most profitable in history.
Apart from each franchise’s new games and television series, LEGO recently added a “Mighty Browser” set to its Super Mario Bros. line of LEGO products, which features over 2,000 individual bricks and the ability to shoot a fireball from its mouth. As for Star Trek, Gazette Automations, a Toronto-based production company, gave a memorable scene from “The Best of Both Worlds, Part I,” from Star Trek: The Next Generation an animated makeover.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is available to stream on Paramount+.
Source: Twitter, Instagram