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Genshin Impact cosplayer goes viral as perfect Jean Gunnhildr

Published: 5/Oct/2020 18:41 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 13:45

by Brent Koepp

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A Genshin Impact cosplayer went viral after sharing her transformation into Jean Gunnhildr. The talented artist’s insanely detailed costume brings the hit video game character to life like you’ve never seen before.

Genshin Impact made its debut in September, and has taken the industry by storm. The free-to-play title’s stunning graphics and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild-style gameplay has wowed players around the world.

Celebrating the hit game, popular cosplayer Sarah ‘HendoArt‘ Hendo brought one of the RPG’s most beloved characters, Jean, to life. Her faithfully accurate take on the Grandmaster Knight will be sure to leave fans in awe.

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The fierce Knight is one of the many characters you can play in Genshin Impact.

Genshin Impact cosplayer becomes real life Jean Gunnhildr

In Genshin Impact, you can play as 24 characters, including the fierce swordsman, Jean. The heroine is a Grandmaster of the Knights of Favonius and hails from the Mondstadt region.

Bringing her to life, popular cosplayer HendoArt shared a mind-blowing transformation into the Dandelion Knight on Instagram. Photographer ‘eccentricerick‘ captured the artist posing as Gunnhildr with her epic sword.

Hendo absolutely nailed every aspect of Jean’s ornate outfit, from the gold trimming, to the lavish buttons and patterned feathers. She also perfectly captured the character’s signature look, mirroring her blonde hair with parted bangs that frame her face.

The prolific cosplayer teamed up with the developers of the game itself,  and uploaded a mini documentary on YouTube showing how she made the stunning outfit. The amount of work she put into recreating every little detail is astonishing.

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Genshin Impact is out now on PlayStation 4, PC, and mobile devices. The release is free-to-play, giving players a chance to try it out without any real barrier or cost. Though, characters and items can be paid for in-game.

Despite only releasing on September 28, the open-world title has become a smash hit. According to industry analyst Daniel Ahmad, the RPG already has over 17 million downloads on mobile, and is on track to make $100 million in revenue by the end of October.

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League cosplayer comes out from the shadows as amazing Akali

Published: 23/Oct/2020 8:05

by Andrew Amos

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Ever seen a League of Legends cosplay so good that Riot can’t help but share it with the world? Well, now you have, with Sweet Angel’s take on Akali taking League players by storm.

Akali is one of League of Legends’ most popular characters to cosplay. Whether it be her default skin, or the mega-popular K/DA variant, people love to show off as the Ionian assassin.

However, few manage to grab the eyes of Riot as much as Sweet Angel. The talented Italian cosplayer decided to take on Akali as her most recent project, and while the costume looks simple, it was anything but.

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Akali is one of the most popular League champions to cosplay, but few catch the eyes of Riot.

“I thought it was a simple costume, but it required a lot more attention and time than I thought,” she told fans on her website.

It took Sweet Angel about 100 hours all up to create the Akali cosplay ⁠— and you can see every bit of hard work and time that went into it. From the handmade wig, to the dress, and even Akali’s smoke bombs, Sweet Angel didn’t miss a beat.

Everything that you see was basically handmade. Sweet Angel sewed all of the fabrics together, stitched everything up, and made it tailored not only to herself, but true to life to Akali’s design.

She even designed Akali’s signature Kana, using EVA foam so she can carry it around without too much hassle.

She added every detail to the weapon like she did the costume too, from the leather handle all the way down to the marks and blemishes on the battle-worn blade.

The cosplay is so good that even the official League of Legends account couldn’t help but react. Sweet Angel got a retweet on the cosplay from the near five million follower account, and they don’t hand those out lightly.

As for her next cosplay, Sweet Angel hasn’t revealed her plans just yet. However, she’s got a few more shoots on the way, and if they’re anything like this Akali cosplay, they’ll be worth a gander.