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Borderlands 3 cosplayer wows Pandora with incredible Gaige outfit

Published: 6/Apr/2020 17:05

by Joe Craven

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One cosplayer with the Reddit username ‘jessilyncupcake’ has stunned Borderlands 3 fans with an absolutely incredible take on Gaige, the popular NPC from Gearbox Software’s 2019 title. 

Since Borderlands 3 released back in late 2019, we have been treated to a host of incredible cosplays. A game so creatively designed was always going to encourage cosplayers to try their hand at some outfits, and it’s fair to say that we haven’t been disappointed.

We’ve already seen multiple incredible takes on Mad Moxxi, including this one that was debuted at Supanova Melbourne back in March. However, Jess has taken on a slightly different task – that of Gaige, the popular character who first appeared in Borderlands 2.

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Gaige has been in multiple Borderlands games.

Gaige was originally a playable character in the Borderlands series, but was brought back as a non-playable character (NPC) in Borderlands 3. She made her way to Pandora from Eden-5, and originally conceived Deathtrap – her action skill – as a science fair project to combat bullying.

Away from her skills and lore, she is known for her unique look. She sports some awesome, spiky body armor, hooped black and white bottoms, and bright red pig-tails. As you can see, the cosplayer has got just about every aspect spot on, utilizing body paint and prosthetics to perfect the look.

[Self] My finished Gaige from Borderlands3 from r/cosplay

Feedback to the cosplay was overwhelmingly positive, with many users praising the attention to detail and accuracy of the look. At the time of writing the cosplay sits at nearly 3,000 upvotes, reflecting the esteem with which it has been received.

Jess explained that she created the hair using 4mm and 10mm eva foam, which worked perfectly at emulating Borderlands 3’s unique aesthetics. As cosplays go, this is one of the best we’ve ever seen.

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League cosplayer comes out from the shadows as amazing Akali

Published: 23/Oct/2020 8:05

by Andrew Amos

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Ever seen a League of Legends cosplay so good that Riot can’t help but share it with the world? Well, now you have, with Sweet Angel’s take on Akali taking League players by storm.

Akali is one of League of Legends’ most popular characters to cosplay. Whether it be her default skin, or the mega-popular K/DA variant, people love to show off as the Ionian assassin.

However, few manage to grab the eyes of Riot as much as Sweet Angel. The talented Italian cosplayer decided to take on Akali as her most recent project, and while the costume looks simple, it was anything but.

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Akali is one of the most popular League champions to cosplay, but few catch the eyes of Riot.

“I thought it was a simple costume, but it required a lot more attention and time than I thought,” she told fans on her website.

It took Sweet Angel about 100 hours all up to create the Akali cosplay ⁠— and you can see every bit of hard work and time that went into it. From the handmade wig, to the dress, and even Akali’s smoke bombs, Sweet Angel didn’t miss a beat.

Everything that you see was basically handmade. Sweet Angel sewed all of the fabrics together, stitched everything up, and made it tailored not only to herself, but true to life to Akali’s design.

She even designed Akali’s signature Kana, using EVA foam so she can carry it around without too much hassle.

She added every detail to the weapon like she did the costume too, from the leather handle all the way down to the marks and blemishes on the battle-worn blade.

The cosplay is so good that even the official League of Legends account couldn’t help but react. Sweet Angel got a retweet on the cosplay from the near five million follower account, and they don’t hand those out lightly.

As for her next cosplay, Sweet Angel hasn’t revealed her plans just yet. However, she’s got a few more shoots on the way, and if they’re anything like this Akali cosplay, they’ll be worth a gander.