One creative Apex Legends fan has been able to impress members of the Respawn Entertainment team with their eye-catching Bloodhound cosplay.
Since the release of Apex Legends back on February 4, fans across the globe have been lining up to show off their appreciation for the popular battle royale and its characters. Some have gone to extreme lengths to pull off cosplay ideas, while others have used their artistic talents to drop some incredible fan art.
Not all of them have been able to draw a response from the game’s developers, though, especially not when it comes to glowing praise.
Yet, Twitter user LoneSn1per was able to crack the code with their Bloodhound outfit. The costume mirrored the legend perfectly, with the Shogun mask, detailed red pads and backpack of arrows that can’t be used in-game but do look enticing. Incredibly, to complete the look, the cosplayer even had a replica crow on their arm too.
In an accompanying comment, the user revealed that it took two days, two people and 200 dollars to get everything ready, including styling the gun to make it as close to a match as possible.
The cosplay was shared by another user on Reddt, and was an instant hit with fans, even gaining the attention of a few Respawn developers who scour the subreddit for fan feedback. "This is so effing rad! Great job on it,” commented Garza_RSPN, the game’s community coordinator.
Another impressed dev, MoyParra - a senior animator for the game - replied: “That is fantastic! It's always so rewarding to see these types of posts! Thanks for sharing,” with an applauding emoji attached.
The reddit user who shared the cosplay was later busted for pretending it was their own creation - showing the design was so good some people were even willing to steal it.
Even though some Apex Legends cosplays have used photo editing software to make themselves really stand out, and others have used more detailed props, having an eye-catching Bloodhound look isn’t simple.
Yet, when it’s pulled off like LoneSn1per, it’s incredibly impressive and will have cosplayers falling over themselves to outdo it.