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Apex Legends cosplayer greets death as supernatural Wraith

Published: 2/Sep/2020 20:44

by Theo Salaun

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Apex Legends’ Wraith, or Renee Blasey, is an interdimensional skirmisher who has now entered our dimension in a prop- and effect-filled cosplay from ‘_sarenji_.’

According to lore, Blasey was a senior science pilot who experimented upon herself, was betrayed by a coworker, and emerged as a split personality with multiple voices and a unique ability to transcend dimensions, most notably with the Void. Cosplayer sarenji is all too aware of the Legend’s dichotomy, as she recreated both sides of Wraith: the normal and the ethereal.

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As Wraith’s voice line indicates in the cinematic trailer, she has a close affinity with death. That relationship between death and living, between the void and reality, is reflected in sarenji’s cosplay as she contrasts a normal, kunai-brandishing Wraith with one who has whited out eyes and an aura of electricity (or whatever matter enables void transcendence).

The kunai comes from replica3d, the outfit and wig from ezcosplay, but the recreation of both sides of the popular character comes directly from sarenji. 

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Overall, the reactions to her look have been overwhelmingly positive, as people from across the internet have commented their appreciation. One user commented, “Saw this in Facebook, amazing cosplay, love you,” while another remarked, “Saw this on Reddit and came to follow! You should try doing some of her other skins too. 10/10.”

The idea of recreating some of the other skins is pretty fun, as Wraith has some seriously obnoxious outfits and looks in the game. One that immediately stands out would be her legendary “Protector of the Void” skin, from August 2019’s “Iron Crown Collection” event. With armor and bold face paint, that would be an excellent second choice for her cosplay (and would not require a buzzcut like some of the other popular skins).

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Wraith’s Protector of the Void skin is ambitious cosplay gold.

Unfortunately for the Reddit fan, seranji doesn’t seem intent on doing any more Wraith cosplaying anytime soon. As mentioned in her Instagram bio, her next two cosplays will be Loba and Octane. 

Going from Wraith to Loba will be interesting shift, but the switch to Octane will be an even starker contrast. No word yet on if she’ll be going so far as to recreate his bionic legs or stim usage, but the kunai, void electricity, and phase-walk contacts have set a high bar.

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WWE’s Zelina Vega ups her cosplay game again as League wildcard Jinx

Published: 14/Oct/2020 7:06 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 9:05

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Zelina Vega has been rocking the world with her cosplays lately. Today, she cosplayed Jinx from League of Legends live on stream, and it was one of the best we’ve seen.

Zelina Vega is best known as a professional wrestler in the WWE. But in her free time, Thea Trinidad, which is her real name, loves to game, stream, and cosplay her favorite characters.

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She has cosplayed everything from D.VA and Sombra from Overwatch to Loba from Apex Legends in this year alone. Now, Zelina Vega has added yet another popular character to her impressive list: Jinx, from League of Legends.

Zelina Vega nailed the outfit

Zelina Vega matched Jinx’s blue hair and long, braided pigtails, as well as the make-up and outfit. But the best part is, she donned it live on her Twitch channel while playing Among Us with her subscribers.

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Jinx, nicknamed “the loose cannon,” is described as “a manic and impulsive criminal from Zaun, Jinx lives to wreak havoc without care for the consequences.”

It sounds eerily close to Zelina Vega as a character, who is known for being a callous and calculated “heel” in the WWE Universe.

Recently, her character was found guilty of poisoning Montez Ford, another pro wrestler who is a member of the Street Profits, and she didn’t seem to mind.

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Of course, cosplaying is huge in the League of Legends community. Impressive ones are popping up every week. Still, it’s nice to see one from Zelina Vega herself, who is quickly cementing her place as the cosplay queen.

If you’re interested in seeing more of Zelina Vega’s superb cosplays, be sure to check out her Twitter and Instagram, which showcases them all.