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League cosplayer makes a splash with amazing Pool Party Zoe costume

Published: 24/Mar/2020 5:53

by Andrew Amos

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Korean cosplayer ‘Hanna’ has made a splash in the League of Legends community after unveiling an amazing Pool Party Zoe design, just in time for the weather to start warming up.

While it’s a bit hard to go to the beach right now, there’s no denying ⁠— at least in the Northern hemisphere ⁠— that summer is on its way.

What better time to debut an amazing beach-inspired cosplay from LoL? Korean cosplayer Hanna has showed off her amazing Pool Party Zoe costume just in time for the warmer weather, and it’s got us all wishing we could dive in the ocean.

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Summer time is approaching, and Hanna knows it, debuting her amazing Pool Party Zoe cosplay on March 22.

Hanna shared the cosplay for the first time to her adoring fans on Instagram on March 22, and it was met with much praise. The casual cosplay of League’s space wanderer might seem pretty stripped back, but the smaller details Hanna added really bring it all together.

It might seem as simple as donning a green dress ⁠— which she perfectly tailored for herself to look just like the in-game art ⁠— and a blue wig, but there are smaller parts to the whole design all over.

From the small rubber ducky floaties on her arms, to the flowers in her hair and the cuffs dotted around the place, Hanna’s cosplay ticks every box.

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Pool Party Zoe isn’t Hanna’s first League of Legends inspired cosplay. The Korean designer loves to work with the Riot-developed MOBA franchise, cosplaying characters like Riven, Lulu, and Orianna in the past.

She’s also done designs for local Korean teams, like Gen.G and SK Telecom T1, developing team specific cosplays for Nidalee and Nami respectively, and even did a Cyber Pop Zoe cosplay for the League 10 celebrations in October 2019.

While those designs are a bit more extravagant than her most recent Zoe one, every cosplay is just as impressive as the rest when it comes down to the finer details.

Sometimes in cosplay simplicity is the way to go, and this Pool Party design shows just paying attention to the smaller details can really make a cosplay click.

LoL fans can probably expect more Pool Party cosplays to make their way into the limelight as the weather warms up too, even if everyone is locked inside for now.

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Kill la Kill cosplayer stuns as Studio Trigger heroine Ryuko Matoi

Published: 2/Dec/2020 20:01 Updated: 3/Dec/2020 3:50

by Brent Koepp

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A Kill la Kill cosplayer made waves on Instagram after sharing her true-to-life take on protagonist Ryuko Matoi. The artist transformed into the anime heroine with an insanely accurate costume.

Kill la Kill exploded onto the anime scene in 2013, and took viewers by surprise with its over the top story and break-neck speed animation. The Studio Trigger show became an instant hit, and is still influential years later.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the series, by bringing its protagonist Ryuko Matoi to life. The artist’s faithful re-creation is so accurate, it’s almost as if the fierce heroine has slashed her way out of the screen.

Screenshot of Kill La Kill protagonist wrestling with her school uniform.
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The anime’s protagonist has to take on living clothes.

Kill la Kill cosplayer’s perfect Ryuko Matoi

The anime wastes no time and opens up with Ryuko discovering the death of her father. Following the clues left behind, the strong-headed protagonist enrolls in Honnōji Academy to find the killer who destroyed her family.

Cosplayer ‘kawaiitsu‘ made waves on Instagram by bringing the heroine to life with an incredible costume. Photographer ‘lina_fk‘ captured the artist posing in the heroine’s navy-blue sailor uniform while wielding a prop of Matoi’s iconic red scissor blade.

In the story, the outfit is actually a living creature called Senketsu. Kawaiitsu faithfully created the entity’s eye in the form of the red and yellow patch which sits under her left collar.

 

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In another shot posted to social media, the cosplayer gave viewers a closer look at how she captured Ryuko’s signature look.  The artist mirrored the protagonist’s blue shoulder-length feathered hair, and even dyed one of the bangs that hang over her face red.

 

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Despite releasing almost a decade ago, Kill la Kill still continues to be a fan favorite. Studio Trigger’s fierce protagonist has become a beloved character that cosplayers love to bring to life.

While there has so far been no talks about a second season, fans can experience the story with new cutscenes in the 2019 fighting game IF. The Bandai developed title lets players relive the series like never before.