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Cosplayer turns heads with impressive K/DA Akali cosplay

Published: 27/Nov/2019 0:24

by Dustin Steiner


K/DA’s Pop/Stars, perhaps more than any of Riot’s other League of Legends inspired music projects, has become the anthem for players around the world. Now, one cosplayer has done a perfect rendition of Akali, the group’s K-Pop rapper, for the world to feast their eyes on.

Denzhy Cosplay has taken one of the most iconic parts of League of Legends in the past two years and brought it to life. 

Her post on r/cosplay states that she “finally managed to get the wig right,” and it’s clear to see why it might be difficult. Akali’s hair stands at some unique, anime-inspired angles, and has an attractive color to boot in her K/DA variant. 

[SELF] My new and improved K/DA Akali! I finally managed to get the wig right ^^ from cosplay

“I still love the POP/STARS song so much!” Denzhy said on Instagram. “ Everything came together in this cosplay: my love for music and performing, my gamer side, my favorite colors… it’s perfect!”

Her next project involving Akali? She’s going to continue the music-inspired trend by cosplaying as True Damage Akali, who made her debut during an impressive opening ceremony at the 2019 League of Legends World Championships.

K/DA’s Pop/Stars remains one of the most popular League of Legends videos on YouTube, with over 286 million views as of this writing.

It also managed to maintain a number one ranking on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales Chart at the time, beating out songs from artists like BTS. This is no easy feat as BTS are one of the most popular boy-bands in the world.  

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Oh Spidey… what has happened? Yesterday, I finally watched into the spiderverse, and I was shocked when Spidey actually died at the start! This picture got all the right feels for that moment. Mary Jane: @denzhy Photographer: @eandoraslens Spidey mask: @marcusplay_ Taken at the cosplay meet @cosplaymeetnl . . . . . . . #spidermancosplay #maryjanewatson #marvelcosplay #spidergirl #girlswhocosplay #cosplayerofinstagram #cosplayergirl #mjcosplay #spiderverse #girlsofcosplay #spidermanintothespiderverse #moviecosplay #spidermansuit #spidergwen #cosplayofinstagram #cosplayersofig #marvelcosplayer #marvelcomicsuniverse #intothespiderverse #cosplaygirlsofinstagram #cosplaylove #maryjanecosplay #spiderwoman #intothespiderverse

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Denzhy has done lots of other cosplays too, including Spider-Man, where she’s cosplayed as Mary Jane both pining after Peter Parker and in a Spider-Woman outfit, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, as well as various Fate characters. 

Denzhy will certainly be a cosplayer to keep an eye on as 2020 approaches if this impressive entry is anything to judge by.


Valorant cosplayer re-invents herself as quirky genius Killjoy

Published: 28/Nov/2020 7:00

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Killjoy might be the inventive genius in the Valorant roster, but one of her biggest fans deserves the title too after she dished up a remarkably accurate cosplay. 

Valorant’s Agents are all unique. They have different strengths and weaknesses in certain situations. Killjoy, for example, is an absolute menace to face due to her ability to crowd control using gadgets.

However, that’s not the only reason fans love her. She’s hip, quirky, and a genius both on and off the battlefield. Interestingly, she’s a popular choice among cosplayers too, probably because something is alluring about her vibrant style.

Valorant Killjoy Cosplay
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Killjoy might be a genius, but she acts and dresses in a way that many people can relate to.

Luminavira recently shared a picture of her incredible Killjoy cosplay on the Valorant subreddit, and it made quite an impression. It’s only been up for several hours and has already gained more than 500 upvotes and received plenty of positive feedback.

“Everyone makes fun of German efficiency,” she said, reiterating one of Killjoy’s lines. “Just keep laughing as you use all my gear.”

“I can finally show you some Killjoy pictures,” she added. “I am so proud of this Cosplay, and I love this girl so much. I know a lot of you guys don’t know Valorant, but I hope you like it anyway.”


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Luminavira made the costume herself, and she has done a fantastic job. The beanie, glasses, jacket, t-shirt, ripped jeans, gloves, and shoes all look like the real deal. It’s a perfect blend of green, yellow, grey, and purple.

The accessories were a nice touch as well. She included the bracelet, hip bag, leg strap, and even a replica rifle. What’s more, the attention to detail is second to none, and people were quick to notice.

“Wow, that’s amazing!” said the top comment in the Reddit thread. “You got even the tiniest details right. Even the pants are ripped in the same place. You look fantastic!”

“Introducing the real-life killjoy. This is seriously amazing!” said another. It’s a sentiment that others have shared, and for a good reason. Luminavira managed to bring her to life in the most incredible way.


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Luminavira is all smiles, and rightfully so. Like many cosplayers dedicated to the craft, she put in a lot of time and effort, and it shines through. Capugraphy’s top-notch photography played a part too.

It’s always nice to see your favorite characters come to life. Valorant players, especially those who love Killjoy, have been truly mesmerized by this piece. Luminavira deserves all the praise she’s getting.