Extreme Russian Cosplay of the Day: Merida and Mama Bear


Ain’t no cosplayers like Russian cosplayers cause Russian cosplayers use live enormous bears in their photoshoots.

This is Tina Rybakova, who claims to be cosplaying some warrior princess version of Merida from Brave, though that seems like a bit of a stretch given the leather bikini and various swords and daggers instead of a bow. You can just say you’re a red-haired barbarian, it’s okay!

Though her greatest prop isn’t a weapon, it’s a bear. Which I suppose you could argue, is a weapon. This is not photoshop. This is actually a bear:

 ”I need a bear for my cosplay. You need a what? A bear. 5 years, an exotic pet license, and 15,000 dollars later we get this. Dedication…”

That seems…excessive, though now we got this photoshoot out of it. Check out the other pictures below:






  • Eric Juneau

    That looks a lot closer to Red Sonja than Merida. No bow.