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Apex Legends cosplayer transforms Respawn CEO into real life Caustic

Published: 13/Dec/2019 23:43 Updated: 28/Jul/2020 16:35

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.

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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.


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Caustic Cosplay Pt 3: The foam work. @_sarand was the mastermind behind this part of the process, and I have literally never met someone so genius at visualizing 3D images in her head and making them come alive. Once we had determined the order that we would make the parts, and what the parts looked like, Sarah cut them out of flat sheets of foam. From there she glued them together to make the 3D shapes, and then used sanding, a dremmel, and heat gun to finish it. Once it’s been heat- sealed we took the parts outside to get a few layers of plasti-dip before the base layers of silver and metallic spray paint to make the foam look like metal parts. **this is where we encountered our first major snag** for some reason when I plasti-dipped the foam it came out WAY bumpy. I watched @kamuicosplay tutorials for the fifth time to make sure I was doing everything right with the method.. and I was! I wanted to pull my hair out. I had almost ruined a whole days worth of work and I had no idea why. After much trial and error (and hand-sanding) we managed to get the part looking good again, but had to throw away the canister pictured and restart (new canister on the table in last picture). To this day I still don’t know what happened. Maybe it was bad foam, maybe it was my technique, but my closest guess is that the drop cloth I used to paint on had little fuzzies that got stuck to the wet paint in the wind. BUT we made it through and ended up with many good looking parts that were ready for airbrushing, weathering, and attaching to the apron we made in the previous slideshow. ——————————————————— . . . . . . #cosplay #cosplaywip #cosplaydiy #cosplayer #cosplaying #cosplayfriends #caustic #apexlegends #apexlegendscaustic #causticskin #causticcosplay #foamwork #craft #crafting #costume #videogames

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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.