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Cosplayers hit out at Raid: Shadow Legends for allegedly stealing look

Published: 1/Nov/2020 12:58

by Connor Bennett

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A cosplayer has hit out at Raid: Shadow Legends for seemingly copying her look for one of their characters in-game, and the community has backed their claim.

Typically, cosplayers will either dress up and make themselves look like their favorite character from a TV show, movie, or video game, but some do break the mold and come up with their own unique looks.

These cosplays can garner huge amounts of attention with likes and positive replies pouring in across social media, with actors, game devs, and directors sometimes even chiming in compliments over their own.

However, it’s been alleged that one set of devs – the team behind mobile game Raid: Shadow Legends – may have overstepped the mark and flat out copied one cosplay, much to the dismay of cosplayers Miss Sinister and Alkali Layke.

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Image of a cosplay from cosplayer Miss Sinister
Instagram: Miss Sinister
Miss Sinister, a popular cosplay, regularly takes on a number of different looks.

The issue was initially flagged by Miss Sinister, who posted memes about the Raid: Shadow Legends devs copying her on her Instagram page.

The cosplayer’s posts also made their way to Twitter, as fellow cosplayer Alkali Layke backed up the copying claims. “You know what’s gross? @RaidRPG straight up COPYING @MISS_SlNlSTER and getting away with it. Their artist just traced her face you guys. No, I will not be playing that game. You shouldn’t either,” she tweeted. 

Alkali also implored her friends to not take any further sponsorships with the mobile game, if they’re offered. “This is just absolute garbage and I hope you’d reconsider working with them in the future,” she added. 

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Some responses claimed that they couldn’t spot similarities, however, Miss Sinister pointed out that they’d pretty much just traced one of the photos she posted.

“I mean, this seems pretty damning. They flipped my face horizontally. They copied me down to my earrings in the photo of the costume,” she said, also showing how similar the photos are with measurements between some of her facial features. 

It’s unlikely that Raid: Shadow Legends would make a change moving forward, given that there are a few slight differences – the small symbol on the forehead instead of the paint being the main one – between the two.

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However, it could be a case where the cosplayers take it a step further than just calling them out on social media. We’ll keep you updated with any developments.