League of Legends cosplay basks in the majesty of Lunar Empress Lux - Dexerto

League of Legends cosplay basks in the majesty of Lunar Empress Lux

Published: 30/Jan/2020 2:03

by Alan Bernal


The League of Legends community constantly creates some of the most impeccable cosplays for the MOBA’s various characters, but none are as immaculate as this rendition of Lunar Empress Lux.

There’s no shortage of champions in Riot Games’s popular title for cosplayers to recreate, and the possibilities only multiply when considering the amount of alternate skins the company produces for the more popular entries.

One such champ is the Lady of Luminosity, who has over 20 variations to her base design if you count all of the chromas for Lunar Empress and the different forms for the Elementalist set.

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There’s a lot of elements that goes into recreating Lunar Empress Lux.

Needless to say, there’s dozens of ways to make a good cosplay for Lux, but designer ‘Wanderlustluca’ put together an incredible costume for the Lunar Empress that is immaculate in its presentation.

Capturing the stoic charm of the demigoddess, Wanderlustluca stayed true to the original design with the slight exception of her wings.

Dismissing this detail,  the cosplayer truly looks the part. She remade the dark green/blue tunic from the game along with all of the intricate markings that run down the dress.

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A close up of Wanderlustluca’s cosplay design for Lux.

Viewers can tell that meticulous design work was incorporated into the outfit, especially for the decorative brooch atop Lux’s snowy white hair.

Though that level of attention extends from head to toe, since the gold trim of the Lunar Empress can be seen throughout Wanderlustluca’s outfit – most notably the golden emblem depicting an animal at the center of the cosplay.

The cosplayer spared no expense when adorning herself to the many bracelets and charms the Lux skin features, like the gold wrist guard on the left hand.

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Wanderlustluca full Lunar Empress Lux cosplay.

In its 10 years of life, League of Legends has inspired many designs from cosplayers across the net. From Sneaky’s famous takes on Caitlyn to diabolical Jinx renditions from other fans, costumers get pretty creative with their respective craft.

Fans would be hard-pressed to find a champion that hasn’t been given a cosplay, but even then, someone would likely come along to fill in the gaps just as fast.

Needless to say, the art form truly makes a League of Legends character shine when it’s done as expertly as Wanderlustluca’s Lunar Empress Lux cosplay.


Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer looks graceful as Art Nouveau Toph

Published: 16/Jan/2021 7:14

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Avatar: The Last Airbender fans love Toph for her tomboyish vibe despite being raised like a princess, but a brilliant cosplayer managed to capture her elegant side by creating a refined version of her usual outfit.

The heroes in Avatar: The Last Airbender all bring something unique to the table. However, Toph is particularly remarkable because she managed to become an earth-bending master despite being blind since birth.

Initially, she wanted to prove to her parents that blindness didn’t make her weak. But she became one of the most powerful characters in the show and a valuable Team Avatar member.

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Toph Beifong turned her back on a sheltered childhood to become a powerful earth-bender.

Toph is a popular choice among cosplayers too. But while we’ve seen everything from her traditional get-up to an elegant dress she once wore, it’s hard to find one more unique than Emma J.I.Q Rubini’s Art Nouveau Toph.

“You see nothing once, and you’ve seen it a thousand times,” she said, referring to a quote. “Y’all remember when we used to have cons? I’m so happy I went to Katsucon this year since it ended up being the only one I went to.”

“Here’s the cosplay I made for it,” she added. “Art Nouveau Toph! I am incredibly proud of the work I put into it, and I’m happy I got to wear it to such a pretty con! One day maybe I’ll wear it again.”

Emma managed to capture all the crucial elements of Toph’s everyday outfit. It includes the green and beige garments, the hairstyle tucked under a headband with a flower, and of course, contact lenses to match her eyes.

However, she’s added some exotic details in line with a style known as Art Nouveau. It combines elegantly woven tapestries with encrusted jewels and other bits and pieces to add some class.

Cosplayers and their fans know how much time and effort it takes to re-create an outfit faithfully. However, it takes creativity, talent, and courage to add your flair. Emma nailed it, and the thousands of likes she’s getting are a testament to that.