Borderlands cosplayer wows fans as mindblowing Mad Moxxi - Dexerto

Borderlands cosplayer wows fans as mindblowing Mad Moxxi

Published: 29/Jul/2020 13:30

by Matt Porter


A talented Borderlands cosplayer has created an incredible recreation of one of the franchise’s most recognizable characters, the outlandish NPC Mad Moxxi. 

It’s been a while since fans of the series got their hands on a new Borderlands title, with the third game in the franchise releasing in September 2019 to critical acclaim and players ecstatic to get another chance to explore the beautiful and mysterious post-apocalyptic world that Gearbox Software has created.

For fans of Borderlands, the distinct art style and fascinating characters make it a popular game to cosplay, and perhaps no character is cosplayed more than Mad Moxxi, a character that players don’t even get to control, but who has a major role to play in the story, and your journey through the game.

Mad Moxxi in Borderlands 3.
Gearbox Software
Mad Moxxi is one of the most recognizable NPCs in gaming.

Mad Moxxi first appeared in Borderlands 2 and offers players many of the missions they take on around Pandora. The owner of numerous bars, Moxxi is a big fan of violence and combat, and was a talented fighter in her own right in her earlier years. Running her own bar aboard the Sanctuary III starship, she always has a task or two for anyone who enters the bar, although they almost always involve some sort of battle.

Mad Moxxi is instantly recognizable even to those who haven’t played Borderlands, with her outfit unlike anything seen in any other game. She’s rarely seen without a red top hat, which is slightly too small, perched on top of her head, and a form-fitting dress that has striped collars and sleeves. Her makeup is also distinct, making sure she is always pale, but with bright rosy cheeks.

Russian cosplayer Daria Rooz showed off her incredible take on the character in a shoot with photographer ‘kmitenkova‘, complete with an incredible background and some unbelievable make-up that makes the bar owner look like she has truly come to life in one of the most incredible Mad Moxxi cosplays you’re ever likely to see.


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Today’s match will be in… THE ANGELIC RUINS ⠀ Know what I could use right now? A new round! Enjoy! Oh, just one… more… And then I’ll let you rest. #Borderlands #MadMoxxi me ? Photoart @kmitenkova ? ⠀ I am shocked by the feedback received on the previous photo!? It seems that all my photos accumulated over several years did not gain so much! Thanks you!? This is just awesome! I am very glad that you like it! Perhaps this is my coolest photoshoot in Moxxi and I’m not sure that I can surpass it! But anything can be? I would also like to thank everyone again for congratulations! It was the best birthday! Never before in my life have so many people congratulated me, I am in a pleasant shock! Thanks you!? And by the way, who was interested, I added new Moxxi’s prints to my Etsy store! Who wanted to buy, run there) Link in bio? @borderlands @gearbox @2k #Borderlands3 #Borderlands2 #borderlandscosplay #moxxicosplay #moxxi #cosplay #gearbox #gearboxcosplay #cosplaygirl #cosplaygirls #cosplayfun #cosplayworld #cosplays #cosplayer #cosplayers #cosplayerofinstagram #cosplayofinstagram #cosplayphotography #cosplayphotoshoot #cosplaymodel #cosplaylover #cosplaylife #cosplaylove #cosplayideas #cosplaying #geek #geekgirl #dariarooz

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Unsurprisingly, feedback on the cosplay has been overwhelmingly positive, with fans sharing their appreciation for the creation on both Reddit and Instagram.

Fans of the series are rabid in their love, and after the massive success of Borderlands 3, it seems inevitable that a fourth game in the franchise will be released. Unfortunately, there’s no word on when that could be, with Gearbox yet to announce any details.


Adventure Time cosplayer defends Land of Ooo as Finn’s female form Fionna

Published: 30/Oct/2020 17:58 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 18:01

by Brent Koepp


A talented cosplayer went viral on Instagram after sharing her adorable transformation into Adventure Time’s Fionna. The artist’s perfect take on the female version of protagonist Finn will leave fans of the animation in awe.

Adventure Time made its debut on Cartoon Network in 2010. For the last decade, the groundbreaking animation has captured the hearts and imaginations of viewers around the world.

Bringing the popular series to life, a cosplayer shared her take on lead heroine, Fionna. The artist accurately portrayed the female version of the human hero, Finn.

fionna and cake in adventure time
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Fionna is the female version of Finn.

Adventure Time cosplayer becomes real life Fionna

Adventure Time’s third season surprised fans when its ninth episode depicted a gender-swapped version of the Land of Ooo. Viewers were introduced to its new protagonists Fionna and Cake.

Bringing the heroine to life, cosplayer Emi ‘kqueentsun’ shared her insanely accurate costume of the character on social media. Photographer ‘cosplayenthusiast’ captured her posing in the hero’s iconic attire.

Emi perfectly recreated Fionna’s signature uniform, from her blue shirt and white headgear to her knee-high striped socks. The artist even made the protagonist’s lime green backpack which drapes over her shoulders. 


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In another shot by ‘catboxphotography’, the cosplayer showed off how she faithfully portrayed the heroine’s look. Kqueentsun parted her blonde hair to the right side of her face as her locks peek out from under the white hood on her head. 


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The artist also gave viewers a look at her prop sword, which accurately mirrors the weapon that Fionna sports throughout her episodes. In an over-the-shoulder pose, Emi effortlessly channels the character’s heroic spirit.


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Adventure Time ended in 2018, and has only continued to grow in popularity. The show has been praised by critics and fans for its unique art style and writing from creator Pendleton Ward.

After coming to an end for two years, fans were surprised when the series made its return in 2020 with a movie series on HBO Max called Distant Lands. The first installment featuring BMO aired in June and can be watched now.