Apex Legends

Apex Legends cosplayer transforms Respawn CEO into real life Caustic

by Brent Koepp


A talented cosplayer surprised Apex Legends fans by turning Respawn Entertainment's CEO Vince Zampella into Caustic, bringing the mad scientist to life in the most epic way.

Apex Legends launched at the beginning of 2019, and has quickly gone on to become one of the most popular first-person shooters in the world, as the battle royale's cast of unique characters has connected with millions.

An incredibly gifted cosplayer shared her take on Defense character Caustic with an incredible twist – the person wearing the outfit is none other than Respawn Entertainment's Vince Zampella.

Respawn Entertainment
Respawn Entertainment
The defense legend is a research scientist that uses toxic gas against his opponents.


Vince Zampella becomes Caustic in epic cosplay

Cosplayer 'robot_giggles' shared her costume to Instagram, and surprised players on the Apex Legends Reddit forum that she had created it for Vince Zampella.

The artist transformed the Respawn CEO into the popular legend Caustic, bringing the character to life with her faithful recreation of his black and yellow lab outfit, as well as his respirator.

Robot wowed fans with the incredible attention to detail, even cleverly using foam to create his gas canisters, and the metal tubes that wrap around and run across his body.


The talented cosplayer used her social media to document the process of making the costume step by step, giving her followers an insight into how she was able to bring the character to life.

In the photos she shared, players got a full view of the cosplay that demonstrated how much work went into capturing every intricate deal of Caustic's outfit, which was perfectly nailed.

Respawn's CEO Vince Zampella shared the cosplay piece on his Twitter. "This was my amazing @PlayApex Halloween costume! Go check out how these two mad scientists hooked me up!" he said.


Apex Legends launched Season 3 in October to both critical and fan praise, adding the new map World's Edge, as well as the hacking legend Crypto to its roster.

The battle royale was also featured as this years Game Awards, where the character Mirage did a live presentation to launch the Holo-Day Bash – a winter-themed event that's available now.