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Apex Legends cosplayer drops jaws as a pistol-wielding Loba

Published: 15/Oct/2020 1:07

by Theo Salaun

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A stylish, flirtatious, luxury thief, Loba Andrade is obviously one of cosplayers’ favorite Apex Legends characters. A fact easily justified by Diana Aleshina, who recreated the chic cat burglar’s look.

At nine years old, Loba saw her parents get murdered by a shadowy, spooky hitman. That led to her needing to fend for herself, pickpocketing a way toward luxury and, eventually, toward entry into Apex Legends as a “High Society Thief.”

Clothed in a sophisticated, all-white ensemble, with touches of gold bracelets and fingerless gloves, the fashion-forward character rocks braided red locks as comfortably as she wields her pistol and staff. 

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Unsurprisingly, the entire aesthetic, down to splashes of red makeup surrounding her eyes, has been a hit with cosplayers. And Aleshina, who goes by ‘aquarelled’ on Instagram, has put her own spin on the look, while maintaining the essentials.

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Loba from @playapex ❤ «I know what I like…and I know how to get it» It’s absolutely my character 😏 «Beauty before whatever you are» And even battle pass still waiting 😉 «What's mine is mine and what's yours is mine» If you want more content with me and Loba just send a comment and like this photo 🧡 #cosplay #cosplayer #apex #apexcosplay #apexcosplayer #loba #lobaapexlegends #apexloba #lobacosplay #cosplaytest #cosplaygirl #apexlegends #apexlegendscosplay #gamecosplay #gamecosplayer #lobaapex #lobafanart #russiancosplayer #ukrainiancosplayer #cosplayukraine #cosplaygirls #cosplayrama #apexlegendsloba #apexseason5 #apexlobaedit #lobamakeup #apexmakeup #apexlegendscommunity #gamingcosplay #playapex

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While some of the pieces of clothing or props might not be identical to Loba’s in-game gear, the overall sentiment rings strongly through. A white, low-cut tank top replaces the Legend’s low-cut, modified corset. An unzipped leather jacket replaces Loba’s feathered, miniature jacket. And a simple black choker replaces the luxury thief’s golden choker.

But she’s got got red eye makeup, a vibrant red braid, and appears very, very ready to make use of her brandished pistol and staff.

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And although visibly obvious, aquarelled reaffirms that she shares a certain kinship with the Legend by quoting Loba in her caption: “‘I know what I like…and I know how to get it.’ It’s absolutely my character.”

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Outside of cosplay, Aleshina appears less hell-bent on revenge as Loba, but equally multifaceted in her interests. Her Instagram bio maintains that she is a permanent artist, a singer, a comics girl, an anime lover, and a “bootybuilder.”

While one can’t be sure that Loba has ever had time for comics or anime, a number of those other preoccupations most certainly fit her character and, as such, it is no surprise that Aleshina had such a comfortable time recreating her look. 

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As of yet, there has been no word on if the cosplayer will bring her talents to some of Loba’s unique legendary skins. But one can assume that if she sees a look that she likes, she will get it.