League cosplayer gets straight A’s with Battle Academia Katarina outfit

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Russian Instagram model Angie Arrow has wowed League of Legends fans again with her true-to-life Battle Academia Katarina costume  ⁠— after her last Caitlyn cosplay went viral, you won’t want to miss this!

Katarina is one of League’s most popular champions, boasting an 8.2% pick rate according to stat site U.GG. It makes complete sense then that she would be one of the heroes picked for the new My Hero Academia-inspired skin line.

The mysterious assassin retained much of her personality in the shift to Durandal Academy. According to her skin bio, she’s a “rough-edged loner”. She also apparently “stays far away from the politics” of the famous magic school.

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Not only that, but the reimagined 2nd-year student is also “a top member of the Assassin Club”. Above all, Academia Katarina is a student with a “chip on her shoulder”. That fits perfectly with the Sinister Blade’s personality.

All of that dark, edgy beauty, and more, was captured by Arrow in her BA Katarina cosplay too. From the black zip jacket, to her bright and bold hair ⁠— at odds with her character ⁠— the Russian model got them all just right.


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Arrow’s perfect cosplay preparation brings Katarina to life

The Russian star captured Katarina’s Durandal Academy variant skin perfectly. Strelnikova wore the aforementioned black jacket and pink hair. She also found a pink necktie just the right length for the cosplay centerpiece.

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The League cosplayer finally ⁠— or probably first, considering how you normally get dressed ⁠— donned a tight white academy top, buttoned to her neck. She also had Katarina’s thigh-high leggings on to complete the top to bottom look.

Arrow also made the interesting choice to pair her cosplay with a PS4 controller. At the moment, LoL can only be played on PC. The Russian explained she thought it fit Katarina well, and said it would have been “boring” to use a mouse & keyboard.


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The 25-year-old’s stunning take on Battle Academia Katarina isn’t the only League cosplay she’s pulled off in recent times either ⁠— before her latest outfit, the Russian all but became Caitlyn with another perfect costume.

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Arrow is far from the only cosplay model to craft a costume from Riot’s global MOBA title either. Kathleen Wong took a spellbinding Bewitching Miss Fortune to PAX, while Kitz Cua brought Battle Bunny Riven to life for Easter.