Charlotte Linlin has been a strange threat to Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates since first threatening them as part of the Whole Cake Island arc. Big Mom has certainly lived up to her name thanks to her giant size, insane strength, and sheer number of dozens of children that look to carry on the family legacy of swashbuckling across the Grand Line. Now, with Big Mom uniting with her former rival/enemy, Kaido, leader of the Beast Pirates, its clear that her presence in Wano Country will cause the earth to shake beneath her feet. Now, one fan has created a cosplay that pays homage to one of the biggest villains in One Piece history.
Instagram User FinnTheCosplayer shared this brand new interpretation of Big Mom that may not share the same size as the leader of the "Big Mom Pirates" does but certainly shows off the aesthetic of the former member of the Rock Pirates in a brand new light:
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Hi y'all! Today is my 26th birthday, and I thought it was fitting to debut my first ever One Piece cosplay to the internet on such an occasion. For those that don't know, One Piece is my favorite manga series of all time. I've been watching it since 2007 and I've been caught up with the manga since 2010. The fact that I haven't cosplayed from it yet is honestly a tragedy, but I'm here to make up for lost time now. [Incoming wall of text about One Piece, turn back now] So Finn, you might ask, "Why Big Mom? Is she your favorite character?" And the answer is, No, not even close. She's not even in my top 5 One Piece antagonists. But she is a strong female antagonist, something One Piece was sorely missing for way too long. It took 650 chapters to introduce one, and another 200 chapters before she was fully fleshed out in the narrative. For as many things as One Piece gets right, this is one thing that always sat oddly with me. Well, it may have taken a while, but when Charlotte Lin Lin was finally brought around, she was for sure a force to be reckoned with. Which is a very long winded way of saying, it may have taken me a while to make a One Piece cosplay, but I put my heart and soul (hehe) into this cosplay, and I hope you all like it ☺️ I have big plans for One Piece in 2020, so stick around to see them. . 📸: @johnbrothersphotography Cosplay by me. Hat was made with @yayahan @cosplayfabrics 5mm and 2mm EVA foam. Dress was constructed from neoprene from @moodfabrics. All other fabric elements from @joann_stores Wig from @ardawigs . . . #cosplay #onepiece #onepiececosplay #bigmom #bigmomcosplay #charlottelinlin #charlottelinlincosplay #animedallas #animecosplay
What do you think of this jaw dropping One Piece Cosplay? What role do you think Big Mom will ultimately play within the Wano Country arc? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the Straw Hat Pirates!
Eiichiro Oda's One Piece first began serialization in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in 1997. It has since been collected into over 80 volumes, and has been a critical and commercial success worldwide with many of the volumes breaking printing records in Japan. The manga has even set a Guinness World Record for the most copies published for the same comic book by a single author, and is the best-selling manga series worldwide with over 430 million copies sold. The series still ranked number one in manga sales in 2018, which surprised fans of major new entries.