League cosplayer shatters shackles as incredible unchained Sylas - Dexerto

League cosplayer shatters shackles as incredible unchained Sylas

Published: 22/Jun/2020 5:35 Updated: 23/Jun/2020 2:14

by Andrew Amos


Cosplayer ‘Taryn’ has blown League of Legends fans away yet again, breaking the shackles with an incredible Sylas cosplay that has risen to the top of the fandom in break-neck speed.

Sylas is one of the most popular champions in League of Legends. In-game, he’s a menace to try and stop with all of his healing and high burst damage. However, his design has also wooed the hearts of many fans.

While there’s been some attempts at Sylas cosplays in the past, Taryn might have just taken the cake for the best one we’ve seen yet.

The cosplay is described as the “first outcome” of lockdown, having worked on it in private over the last few months with no conventions on the horizon.

“Here we are folks, no more cages!⁣ Finally I can show you the first outcome after the quarantine situation,” the cosplayer said on Instagram.

Sylas splash art for League of Legends
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Taryn might have created the best Sylas cosplay yet.

Even though he won’t get to debut this cosplay in person anytime soon, it’s still a stellar showoff piece online. From the slicked-back hair, down to the fine details on Sylas’ robe, Taryn has perfectly replicated the Demacian mage in real life.

He’s even added a couple of extra effects to really sell the cosplay too. Taryn is radiating in a blue magical hue ⁠— the same as Sylas does when he’s on the Rift.

While he’s completed the gauntlet, he’s also added on the broken chains, not just ending at the character’s clothes.

The cosplay is only helped out by Taryn’s physique. The cosplayer is absolutely jacked, and to help his case, he perfectly uses makeup to really amplify Sylas’ appearance in real life.

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"I'LL SHOW YOU MAGIC!"⁣ ◾Sylas the Unshackled⁣ LEAGUE of LEGENDS⁣ ⁣ So, here We are folks..No more cages!⁣ Finally I can show you the first outcome after the quarantine situation. ✨⁣ Me and the photographer @dcphotocosplay chose Sylas to get started.⁣ ⁣ Now I've so many projects and photoshootings to do that I really can't choose what to start first. ??⁣ ⁣ But meanwhile, what do you think about this Sylas shot? ?⁣ Of course, it's only the beginning! ?⁣ ⁣ Many thanks to my friends @reikah88 and @celaena_cosplay for helping during the photoshooting ??⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #️⃣⁣ #LeagueOfLegends #sylas #demacia #RiotGames @league_italia @riotgames #champion #sylastheunshackled #LeagueOfLegendsCosplay #luxanna #luxleagueoflegends #garen #runeterra #acting @leagueoflegends #leagueoflegendsart #league_of_legends #creativity #legendsneverdie #dedication

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Taryn’s Sylas cosplay has obviously been a massive hit in the League community, skyrocketing to the top of Instagram. It’s not the first time Taryn has found acclaim in the fandom though, with his Sett cosplay back in January completely winning players over.

As he mentioned in his post, this is only the first project he’s been working on since being locked inside. League players can certainly have plenty more to look forward to in the coming months as Taryn reveals what his next work is going to be.


Valorant cosplayer re-invents herself as quirky genius Killjoy

Published: 28/Nov/2020 7:00

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Killjoy might be the inventive genius in the Valorant roster, but one of her biggest fans deserves the title too after she dished up a remarkably accurate cosplay. 

Valorant’s Agents are all unique. They have different strengths and weaknesses in certain situations. Killjoy, for example, is an absolute menace to face due to her ability to crowd control using gadgets.

However, that’s not the only reason fans love her. She’s hip, quirky, and a genius both on and off the battlefield. Interestingly, she’s a popular choice among cosplayers too, probably because something is alluring about her vibrant style.

Valorant Killjoy Cosplay
Riot Games
Killjoy might be a genius, but she acts and dresses in a way that many people can relate to.

Luminavira recently shared a picture of her incredible Killjoy cosplay on the Valorant subreddit, and it made quite an impression. It’s only been up for several hours and has already gained more than 500 upvotes and received plenty of positive feedback.

“Everyone makes fun of German efficiency,” she said, reiterating one of Killjoy’s lines. “Just keep laughing as you use all my gear.”

“I can finally show you some Killjoy pictures,” she added. “I am so proud of this Cosplay, and I love this girl so much. I know a lot of you guys don’t know Valorant, but I hope you like it anyway.”


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Luminavira made the costume herself, and she has done a fantastic job. The beanie, glasses, jacket, t-shirt, ripped jeans, gloves, and shoes all look like the real deal. It’s a perfect blend of green, yellow, grey, and purple.

The accessories were a nice touch as well. She included the bracelet, hip bag, leg strap, and even a replica rifle. What’s more, the attention to detail is second to none, and people were quick to notice.

“Wow, that’s amazing!” said the top comment in the Reddit thread. “You got even the tiniest details right. Even the pants are ripped in the same place. You look fantastic!”

“Introducing the real-life killjoy. This is seriously amazing!” said another. It’s a sentiment that others have shared, and for a good reason. Luminavira managed to bring her to life in the most incredible way.


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Luminavira is all smiles, and rightfully so. Like many cosplayers dedicated to the craft, she put in a lot of time and effort, and it shines through. Capugraphy’s top-notch photography played a part too.

It’s always nice to see your favorite characters come to life. Valorant players, especially those who love Killjoy, have been truly mesmerized by this piece. Luminavira deserves all the praise she’s getting.