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Apex Legends cosplayer emerges from the Void as ethereal Wraith

Published: 26/Jun/2020 22:03

by Theo Salaun

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Even with her default skin, Wraith is one of Apex Legends’ slickest, spookiest characters—and cosplayer ‘linalight’ has brought that energy to the real world with an spookily detailed look.

Renee “Wraith” Blasey originally existed across two dimensions, the Void and the Titanfall universe—but now, linalight has brought her to Earth, fully equipped with her trademark scarf, light armor and three-dimensional Kunai heirloom dagger.

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Wraith’s default skin is one of the game’s slickest.

Having made the entire cosplay by hand, linalight appears to have followed Wraith’s iconic default skin as inspiration, with some slight tweaks to coloring. The mostly black ensemble features accents of blue and the brown leather used for her belt and harness.

Not satisfied with simply detailing the Legend’s pants and top with the common skins’ metallic touches, the cosplayer also built out Wraith’s metallic studded elbow guard, opposing forearm brace and Kunai dagger.

 

As for makeup, she did not relent. Locking in Wraith’s signature middle part, split bangs with a messy high bun is one thing, but committing to her creepy, white-iris contacts is another.

But that effort paid dividends, as linalight explained on Instagram that as “the first cosplay that I made all, pants, jacket, scarf … even the weapons I made by hand, I love the result.”

And that result is legitimately impressive, as she seems to have fully gotten into character by replicating Wraith’s strikingly focused character, imbuing the cosplay with facial expressions and different poses that engender a certain predilection for combat.

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Wraith’s “Ghostwraith” skin is best known as the Voidwalker and it is an instant classic.

Wraith is one of Apex Legends’ most popular heroes, as a versatile fighter who has abilities like “Into the Void” and “Dimensional Rift” that permit her to take advantage of the aforementioned relationship with the nether to comfortably handle engagements with aggression, given an easy way to quickly reach safety if needed.

We are our future, not our past. No matter what choice you make, the world you’re in is the world you chose… Accept it. One day you’re a Legend, the next you’re something else. So be it, nothing will control me.”

As the character’s quotes can attest to, Wraith is the pinnacle of fearlessness, so it’s no wonder that she makes for a great, confident cosplay. Hopefully linalight decides to fearlessly take on one of her legendary skins, like the Voidwalker, next.

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Eugene Lee Yang goes viral cosplaying Avatar: The Last Airbender

Published: 29/Oct/2020 12:39

by Georgina Smith

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Writer, Director, and Try Guys member Eugene Lee Yang has absolutely blown Avatar: The Last Airbender fans away with his flawless cosplays, recreating not just Azula but Zuko too.

Since rising to internet fame with his work on YouTube series ‘the Try Guys,’ Eugene Lee Yang has established himself as a creator in his own right, producing many hugely viral videos exploring LGBTQ+ and Asian-American identities.

Each year in what he describes as his ‘Asian Halloween Tradition,’ Eugene cosplays different Asian characters from popular movies, TV shows, books and more to celebrate different aspects of those cultures, and works alongside a team to flex their outstanding costume and makeup skills.

In the past, he’s recreated characters like Mulan, Magnus Bane from the Mortal Instruments Series, and many more dating back to Halloween of 2009 when he cosplayed Russell from the animated film UP.

But this year, Eugene and his talented team treated fans to not just one, but two Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplays, and they were both as fantastic as each other.

Eugene cosplays Zuko and Azula

First, in a post that at the time of writing has 99,000 likes, he recreated the banished prince from the Fire Nation, Zuko.

Eugene models the brilliant costume by Kinetic Cosplay perfectly, the bold oranges and reds of the fabric creating a vibrant fire-like glow, which combined with the mix of silk trims and various types of fabric give a perfectly dynamic edge to the look.

His makeup artist Arianna Blean has also reformed Zuko’s signature eye scar, the scar wax looking intricate enough to be realistic, but also with a slightly animated feel in keeping with the original art style.

To fans’ surprise, Eugene even pulled out a second Avatar look to celebrate Halloween this year, also having a go at one of the show’s most popular villains, Fire Nation princess Azula in beautiful photos taken by JD Renes.

The absolutely stunning images show the YouTube star surrounded by lightning, filling the images with a mesmerizing blue-white glow. The black and gold plates contribute to a powerful silhouette, with the wig by danekez sculpted perfectly to look like the original, even keeping with the gold hairpiece in the center of the head.

Eugene put both characters together in the same image in a post that gained 40,000 likes, and even participated in a TikTok trend where he wipes a mirror to switch between the two characters, injecting the video with electric personality.

His series of posts about the cosplays have garnered hundreds of thousands of likes all together, and has already got people excited about what Eugene will pull out of the bag next Halloween.