ByMichelle Siouty, writer at

I really enjoyed collecting Pokémon cards and watching the show when I was a kid. I own a chinchilla now, and I often call her my little Pikachu, since she's just as feisty and fiery as the yellow, thunderbolt-possessing fellow.

I was also obsessed with The Power Rangers, and constantly wished I could be the pink one (man, have my tastes change since then), and played with my action figures, taking them everywhere with me.

The little girl inside of me nearly died with excitement when I discovered a group of friends who dressed up as 'PokéRangers,' a combination of Pokémon and Power Rangers. I know! Why didn't anybody think of this before?

Eikyuu and friends attended Otakon in Maryland this year and cosplayed as this rad mashup. With Garchomp, Magikarp, Rayquaza, and the others, this is one posse I would more than gladly be down to join. This just looks like so much fun. Check out more kick-ass photos below:

1. Not Quite at Full Power Yet

2. Sin Weapons

3. Poses on Fleek

4. Power Stance

5. Strong and Badass

6. Don't Mess with Us

7. Time to Unwind

So, PokéRangers. Where do I sign up? Is there some special training camp?

I've always been a fan of Bulbasaur. Plus, blue is one of my favorite colors, so I already call dibs on that one (sorry friends)!

Major props to you guys for your creativity and badassery. Now that's what I call thinking outside the box, or shall I say, Poké Ball.

[Source: imgur]


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