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Cosplayer turns up the heat as Witcher 3's Triss Merigold

by Alan Bernal
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A Witcher 3 cosplayer turned up the heat on her Triss Merigold design by encircling herself in a ring of fire to show off the enchantress’s true power.

The cosplaying community has been making incredible homages to the legendary adventure RPG franchise based on the popular novels. In fact, since the Netflix adaptation released, there’s been a bustling trend of people recreating their favorite characters from the show’s interpretation as well.

One thing that has always been a marquee feature for Witcher characters has been the complex and intricate clothing that the main characters have.

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Triss Merigold is a pivotal character from The Witcher series.

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Each is brimming with colorful fabrics or meticulous threading that makes the characters distinct and come alive in the dreary world of the Witcher universe.

Cosplayer ‘ri.care’ showcased her Triss Merigold from the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, that shows the Temerian sorceress using her mage’s tomb to conjure a blazing fire.

The cool part about this cosplay, is that everything is real – even the fire. Ri.care said her team “made a real ring of fire for this shoot!”

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Ri.care's Triss Merigold cosplay circled in real fire.

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Using real flames gives her costume an amazing effect, illuminating her already vibrant costume a unique glow that can only be achieved

Speaking of the ensemble, ri.care put together a striking rendition that brings one of Giralt’s many love interests to life.

Her turquoise vest can be seen with a beautiful diamond pattern on the biceps, that has a pleasant contrast with Triss’s ruby red elbow-length gloves.

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Ri.care put together an incredible photoshoot for her Triss cosplay.

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Taking a close look at her tunic, you can see the intricate floral design that wraps around her waist – an impressive attention to detail from ‘Miccostumes’ that starts to separate this cosplay from others.

Around the cosplayer’s neck is the sapphire and silver amulet that Triss can be seen wearing throughout the third entry in the video game series.

Ri.care isn’t the only cosplayer to suit up as a sorceress from the Witcher. Previously, people like ‘ZoeVolf’ and ‘Kate Key’ have shown exquisite designs for characters like Kiera Metz and Yennefer, respectively.

The rich character designs in the Witcher gives people incredible source material to make enchanting cosplays like ri.care’s take on Triss Merigold.