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Bodypainter brings Apex Legends Wraith to life with incredible cosplay

Published: 23/Mar/2019 15:30 Updated: 24/Mar/2019 15:59

by Connor Bennett

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One Apex Legends fan and cosplayer has created an incredibly detailed cosplay of Wraith that really brings the character to life.

Wraith is one of the more difficult Legends to play as in Respawn Entertainment’s hugely popular battle royale title – and cosplaying as her, to a really high level, isn’t the easiest of tasks.

However, cosplay and body painter extraordinaire KayPike incredibly brought the character and its Void Specialist skin to life with an extremely detailed representation – while streaming on Twitch. 

KayPikeWraith can open up voids in Apex Legends – but that’s a bit more difficult to do as a cosplayer.

Complete with mask, the Void Specialist cosplay matches the coloring and close details of the different decals scattered around the skin – including a number of spikes on the shoulders and a full recreation of the logo that sits on the chest.

In her post to the Apex Legends subreddit, which was complete with a gif of the cosplay in action, KayPike revealed that around 14 straight hours of detailing was needed to make the cosplay look as spectacular as possible. 

Yet, the arduous task was made a little easier by interacting with her Twitch viewers during the whole thing and relaying updates to her Twitter account. 

The Voices…. Void Specialist Wraith Fanart I painted… On Myself. from r/apexlegends

Plenty of compliments were made about how good the final design looked, with Repsawn Entertainments developers even chiming in with their own positive comments.

“Wow! I just check out some of your other work. Hold [holy] crap you’re incredible,” commented Mohammad ‘BadMofo’ Alavi, clearly making a slight typo with his positivity – positing ‘hold crap’ instead of ‘holy crap.’

As an experienced cosplayer and Apex Legends fan, making herself look like Wraith isn’t likely to be the last time that KayPike takes inspiration from the popular battle royale game.

The body painter even dropped hints that she’d like to transform herself into Pathfinder, even though it would be slightly challenging due to the screen in the character’s body, but would allow for an awesome optical illusion – complete with the Legends smiley face.

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Apex Legends Horizon actor reveals bizarre way she helped make Season 7

Published: 25/Nov/2020 14:48

by Jacob Hale

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The voice actor behind Apex Legends’ newest character, Horizon, has revealed the bizarre conditions in which she provided the voice, and it’s crazy to see where our favorite Scot came from.

Horizon was introduced to Apex Legends in Season 7, bringing a new set of abilities to the game, alongside new map Olympus.

The Gravitational Manipulator has been an instant hit with fans, so much so that we actually ranked her as one of the best legends in the game in our Season 7 tier list, behind only Wraith, Gibraltar and Bloodhound.

So, for such a fantastic character, Apex fans might expect a large-budget, Hollywood-esque production to get her voice lines and general character perfect… but that wasn’t the case.

Horizon Apex Legends Season 7
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Horizon has been an instant hit in Apex Legends.

Season 7 launched on November 4, 2020, and after letting the dust settle a bit, Horizon voice actor Elle Newlands shared a brilliant video from when she was recording for the character.

Clearly excited, this is about as 2020 as it gets, as Newlands was confined to a tiny closet to get her work done.

“I had to capture this for posterity,” she started excitedly. “I just stepped out of my closet, it’s July 17, I’m in Los Angeles in a 2-foot by 3-foot closet where I have my little recording booth, and I just recorded facial recognition and voiceover for Season 7 of Apex Legends, and I’m the voice of Horizon… Aah!”

Clarifying that it was for the Season 7 trailer, Elle said she is “so excited” to be in the game, calling the fact that she’s doing it all from home “amazing.”

It goes without saying that it is amazing what Elle and the wider Respawn crew have managed to pull off, in her own words, to “keep the entertainment flowing” despite all the issues the world has been facing in 2020.

If this can be done in a 2x3ft closet in someone’s home, we can’t imagine the possibilities for characters in the future of Apex.