Borderlands 3 cosplayers stun Pandora as Tyreen & Troy Calypso - Dexerto

Borderlands 3 cosplayers stun Pandora as Tyreen & Troy Calypso

Published: 4/May/2020 15:17

by Joe Craven


A popular cosplayer by the name ‘Rex Macabre’ has stunned Borderlands 3 fans with their incredible interpretation of Tyreen Calypso, Pandora’s most dastardly villain. 

Borderlands 3’s release back in late 2019 has led 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. One of the hardest parts of a Borderlands 3 cosplay is re-creating the unique, cartoon-contoured aesthetic that Gearbox Software have pioneered. It’s fair to say that Rex has more than stood up to the task.

Gearbox Software
Calypso is B3’s main villain.

Shared to their Instagram on May 1, Rex posted an “incredible photo” of their Tyreen Calypso cosplay, captioned: “Don’t expect mercy, super-fan. I’m not that kinda god.”


The cosplayer’s outfit is near spot on too, capturing the dark, brooding essence of Calypso perfectly. Swamped in a dark cape held together by chains, Rex has awesomely reinterpreted the Borderlands 3 antagonist, even getting the swept, white hair spot on.

Even the photograph’s background is also accurate, recreating one of Pandora’s darker, gloomy environments excellently.

Rex shared more photos of the Tyreen Calypso cosplay, this time alongside a buddy who was also channeling a Borderlands 3 villain – Tyreen’s similarly evil brother, Troy Calypso.


Members of the infamous and mysterious Sirens, the two siblings combine forces in Borderlands 3 as the game’s primary antagonists. Their appearance is defined by large body tattoos, while their personality consists almost entirely of cruel and sadistic schemes.

Either way, the cosplays are incredibly faithful to the source material, and encapsulate nearly everything that make the Calypsos such great antagonists.


Cowboy Bebop cosplayer becomes queen of hearts as perfect Faye Valentine

Published: 19/Oct/2020 19:28

by Brent Koepp


A Cowboy Bebop cosplayer shared an insanely accurate Faye Valentine costume. The artist teamed up with talented photographers to bring the popular anime to life like you’ve never seen before.

Despite releasing in 1998, Cowboy Bebop is still one of the most popular animes of all time. Viewers fell in love with its fast-paced jazz style, and story about a ragtag group of bounty hunters in space.


Celebrating the influential series, a talented cosplayer transformed into beloved heroine Faye Valentine. Her stunning photography and mind blowing re-creation of the character will be sure to leave fans in awe.

faye valentine in cowboy bebop
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The beloved bounty hunter is a protagonist in Cowboy Bebop.

Cowboy Bebop cosplayer brings Faye Valentine to life

While much of the anime centers on protagonist Spike Spiegel, the bounty hunter picks up several crewmates throughout the story, such as Faye Valentine. The ragtag group travel across space aboard the Bebop spaceship. 


Cosplayer ‘luciolescosplay’ transformed into the purple-haired heroine with a jaw-dropping costume on Instagram. The artist teamed up with photographer ‘micheltakumacosplay’ who helped bring the anime to life with incredible skills. 

Posing in the character’s signature two-piece yellow outfit, the artist mirrored Valentine’s look effortlessly. She even included Faye’s signature red jacket which hangs loosely around the lower half of her arms. 


In another shot, photographer ‘koklengphotographe’ captured the cosplayer recreating a scene from the show. Luciole posed as the bounty hunter holding a drink in front of a bar. The glowing neon sign in the backdrop looks similar to the “Loser Bar” from the series

The French cosplayer gave viewers a full look of her outfit, and showed just how accurate it is to the anime. From her purple cropped hair, to her iconic sunglasses, this is easily one of the best takes we’ve seen on the queen of hearts.


Cowboy Bebop originally made its debut as manga in 1997. However, its anime adaptation a year later by studio Sunrise made it an instant hit around the world.

Those wanting to watch the genre-bending sci-fi romp can catch all episodes on streaming services Funimation, Hulu, and HBO Max.