Destiny 2 cosplayer unleashes the Darkness as haunting Hive Wizard - Dexerto

Destiny 2 cosplayer unleashes the Darkness as haunting Hive Wizard

Published: 22/Jul/2020 8:40

by Brad Norton


As The Darkness draws near in Destiny 2, a Hive Wizard has already made its way to Earth as this cosplayer has brought a stunning Brood Queen costume to life.

While most video game cosplays tend to highlight heroic figures, that’s never quite the case when it comes to Destiny. Rather than forging standard Guardian armor, some have opted for a nightmarish Hive mixture with Eris Morn instead. That trend has continued with an ominous Hive Wizard being the focus of the next jaw-dropping cosplay.

The Witch Queen Savathûn won’t be in focus until 2021’s expansion, but one of her disciples has already appeared on Earth. Australian cosplayer ‘SpartanJenzii’ has painstakingly created a terrifying Brood Queen costume.

While it does not feature complete just yet, the cosplay has already grabbed the attention of the Destiny community. With its impressive scale and remarkable detail, it’s even left a few developers stunned as well.

Brood Queens are rarely seen in Destiny. They often hide away in the shadows, birthing hundreds if not thousands of Hive to grow their forces. As a result, they’re larger than most Hive Wizards and this size is reflected in the massive costume.

The headpiece alone is more than a meter wide and the shoulder plates stick out just as far. With details carved into every inch of its sharp bones, the cosplay is just as haunting as its in-game counterpart.

One particular feature of the creation is that SpartanJenzii has full control of real-time effects. “I have completed the lights and smoke machine,” she shared on May 27. “I added a trigger so I can control the smoke,” allowing the costume to give off an even more threatening aura.

Despite the Brood Queen still being in development, an early look caught the Destiny community by storm. Even Destiny 2 Director Luke Smith was blown away by the design. “Oh my stars this is amazing,” he responded on July 21.


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With an easily detachable faceplate, it could even make for an ideal cosplay once conventions get back underway. While no end is in sight for the cosplay just yet, the creator assured that “it’s getting there.” 

Destiny 2’s next major expansion Beyond Light may have just been delayed but the game’s community is clearly as passionate as ever. Perhaps more costumes will soon be on the way as The Darkness takes a little longer to leave its mark in-game.


Darling in the Franxx cosplayer goes viral as real life Zero Two

Published: 27/Oct/2020 17:33 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 18:23

by Brent Koepp


A talented cosplayer made waves on Instagram after bringing Darling in the Franxx protagonist Zero Two to life. The artist’s transformation into the anime heroine will leave fans of the series in awe.

Darling in the Franxx made its explosive debut in 2018, and became the breakout anime of the year. The hit project was a joint collaboration between popular creators CloverWorks and Studio Trigger.

To celebrate the series, prolific cosplayer Zekia ‘aru.rinh’ created an insanely accurate costume of the show’s lead protagonist. Her faithful portrayal of the pink-haired heroine is so good, she truly becomes the real life Zero Two.

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The popular anime features enigmatic character Zero Two.

Cosplayer goes viral as real life Zero Two

The anime takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where humans are on the verge of extinction from monsters called Klaxosaurs. To fight back, pilots control massive mechs called Franx, which need two people to operate. The most powerful character in the series is the half human hybrid, Zero Two.

Popular cosplayer Zekia ‘aruh.rinh’ went viral on social media after sharing her transformation into the heroine. Photographer ‘lostdumplings‘ captured the artist posing in the character’s signature red and white pilot bodysuit.

Zekia faithfully portrayed Zero Two’s iconic look, which includes her flowing pink hair and headband which covers her two red horns. The anime protagonist has the objects growing out of her head as a result of having Klaxosaur blood in her.


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In another shot posted to Instagram, aruh.rinh recreated a popular scene from Episode 7 where the characters go to the beach. Standing in a white bathing suite, she depicted Zero Two standing front of the ocean in a gorgeous picture taken by ‘muze.’


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As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the artist also created a third costume of the heroine. In the story, the pilots attend an academy and wear school uniforms. Zekia posed for ‘shutterfoo‘ while sitting on a set of stairs.


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The talented cosplayer has gone viral several times before, as her incredibly detailed costumes bring popular animes to life. In October, Zekia captured hearts of Demon Slayer fans with her adorable Nezuko in a box outfit.

Despite coming out in 2018, Darling in the Fraxx has already become a wildly popular franchise. Those wanting to see what all the hype is about can catch it now on streaming services Crunchyroll and Funimation.