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Cosplayers bring LoL’s K/DA to life with mind-blowing music video

Published: 18/Nov/2019 12:41 Updated: 25/Nov/2019 11:09

by Kamil Malinowski

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A group of Cosplayers brought League of Legends’ K/DA to life with an absolutely incredible music video. 

K/DA is a League of Legends K-POP themed band, which features four champions – Ahri, Akali, Evelynn, and Kai’Sa.

They made their debut at the World Championship in 2018 and instantly became a hit, gaining millions of views on YouTube, as well as vast popularity through in-game skins.

Interest in the fictional band spiked in September 2019 when two new songs were reportedly leaked. While nothing has been confirmed, fans are still extremely excited about the prospect, and display their love for K/DA on a regular basis.

Riot GamesK/DA became an instant hit during their premier at Worlds 2018.

Indeed, on November 18, a group of cosplayers revealed a mind-blowing music video cosplay of the band, recreating the performance of their song, POP/STARS, adding their own twist.  

The four cosplayers – Sakurakiii, Flantan, prprtracy, and dovahting – mirrored the moves almost flawlessly while showing off their on-point cosplay. Clearly not being animated limits what they can do, but the extra dose of realism was an amazing touch.


Meanwhile, the cosplay itself was outstanding, with even the smallest of details being added in. Things like Evelynn’s iconic claws and Ahri’s tail were practically flawless.

Overall, all the costumes matched up perfectly and it is really easy to see just how much effort went into making them, and how amazingly it all blends when put together. It wasn’t an official Riot Games production, but it’d be easy to think that it was.

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Our KDA POP STARS full version cover is up! Check them throw the link on my bio or swipe up my story? please give us some like and comments if you have any! And if you like them, we will be really appreciate if you could share it to your friends or more people;-; everyone in the team works super hard on this MV and we are all very proud of it! I really hope more people can see our hard works (´°̥̥̥̥̥̥̥̥∀°̥̥̥̥̥̥̥`) – Evelynn: @prprtracy . Ahri: @sakurakiii . Akali: @flantan . KaiSa: @dovahting Photo thanks: @fhdskl . Video thanks: @ziyangyip.prods . *I’ll share more amazing talent people who helps us finish this dance tomorrow when posting a clip from the video~ please look forward to it ? – – – #cosplay #cosplayer #kda #kdacosplay #lolcosplay #lol #leagueoflegends #英雄联盟 #コスプレイヤーさんと繋がりたい #コスプレ #리그오브레전드 #akali #akalicosplay #kdaakali #evelynn #kdaevelynn #evelynncosplay #akalikda #ahri #ahricosplay #kdaahri #ahrikda #阿狸 #lols9 #kaisa #kdakaisa

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K/DA isn’t the only band in League of Legends. Metal outfit Pentakill were the original band that represented the game, and more recently, hip-hop group True Damage – featuring the newest champion Senna – arrived on the scene.

The LoL music scene seems to be expanding by the year, and with it comes some amazing cosplay. Fans of the game and cosplay will no doubt be seeing more of K/DA and other bands in the future.

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Demon Slayer cosplayer melts hearts as Love Pillar Mitsuri Kanroji

Published: 23/Nov/2020 21:15

by Brent Koepp

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A Demon Slayer cosplayer went viral on Instagram after sharing her true-to-life take on Mitsuri Kanroji. The artist’s stunning transformation into the Love Pillar will leave fans of the hit anime in awe.

Demon Slayer’s debut in 2019 was explosive as the series has quickly become a worldwide phenomena. The anime is so popular that its first theatrical film Mugen Train is on track to becoming the highest-grossing movie of all time in Japan.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the beloved story by bringing popular character Mitsuri Kanroji to life. The artist’s insanely accurate portrayal of the fierce heroine made waves on Instagram due to how much she looks like the fierce warrior.

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Mitsuri Kanroji is one of the popular characters of the hit 2019 anime.

Demon Slayer cosplayer’s real life Love Pillar

While the dark anime largely centers on the Kamado siblings, the last half of Season 1 heavily focuses on the fierce warriors of the Demon Slayer corps. These strong swordsman are called Pillars, and they are able to control their breath and unleash incredible powers against their foes.

Cosplayer Melodi Kızılgün went viral after bringing the Love Pillar Mitsuri to life with a jaw-dropping costume. The artist accurately depicted the character’s black and white Demon Slayer corps uniform, while faithfully mirroring her striking pink and green braided hair.

Photographer ‘toyfromearth’ captured Melodi posing with the heroine’s iconic katana, which has a blue hilt and pink hearts underneath the fabric. Recreating a scene from the show, she readies to slay demons with an incredibly detailed prop of Kanroji’s deadly weapon.

 

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Despite only being uploaded on November 22, the social media post already collected over 8.8k likes at the time of writing. Her gorgeous portrayal of the heroine made massive waves in just under 24 hours.

Demon Slayer originally made its debut in 2016 as a manga written by renowned Japanese writer Koyoharu Gotog. However, it exploded in popularity after studio Ufotable released its anime adaptation.

While there is currently no update on the show’s return, the movie Mugen Train is out now. The feature length picture bridges the gap between Season 1 and 2.