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League of Legends cosplayer charms fans as Spirit Blossom Ahri

Published: 25/Sep/2020 14:36 Updated: 25/Sep/2020 16:29

by Daniel Cleary

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Spanish cosplayer Shiroki left League of Legends fans in awe after sharing her impressive attempt at recreating Ahri’s new Spirit Blossom skin.

With over 150 champions in League of Legends and even more now confirmed ahead of Season 11, there is plenty of choice for cosplayers that are looking to recreate their favorite characters.

Although Ahri is one of the fan-favorite champions and is often a top pick for cosplayers, Shiroki still managed to impress fans with her take on Ahri’s latest ‘Spirit Blossom’ skin.

Ahri from league of legends
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Ahri is one of the most cosplayed champions in League of Legends.

The Nine-Tailed Fox received a brand new look for Riot’s narrative-driven Spirit Blossom event, which started in July, and Shiroki wasted no time in recreating Ahri’s new style.

After creating the mid-lane mage’s unique outfit, the popular cosplayer shared her attempt with her followers and League of Legends fans on Instagram, where she was met with tons of praise for her efforts.

Many fans pointed out Shiroki’s incredible attention to detail, as she perfectly mirrored Ahri’s new skin, even matching her unusual hairstyle and tail in her cosplay.

The cosplayer shared a few different photos to Instagram but perhaps one of the most impressive in the collection was her recreation of the Ahri’s Spirit Blossom splash art, which can be seen in-game.

Shiroki even found a waterfall with a small pool and forestry background for her photoshoot, similar to the one seen in Ahri’s League of Legends skin artwork.

This is not the first League of Legends champion that Shiroki has recreated, having previously shared her cosplay attempts on Miss Fortune, Xayah, and more with her fans.

While Ahri is one of the most popular champions, she has not been seen as a viable pick in the meta for quite a while, but following recent buffs, this cosplay might inspire some League of Legends players to try her out again.

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Eugene Lee Yang goes viral cosplaying Avatar: The Last Airbender

Published: 29/Oct/2020 12:39

by Georgina Smith

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Writer, Director, and Try Guys member Eugene Lee Yang has absolutely blown Avatar: The Last Airbender fans away with his flawless cosplays, recreating not just Azula but Zuko too.

Since rising to internet fame with his work on YouTube series ‘the Try Guys,’ Eugene Lee Yang has established himself as a creator in his own right, producing many hugely viral videos exploring LGBTQ+ and Asian-American identities.

Each year in what he describes as his ‘Asian Halloween Tradition,’ Eugene cosplays different Asian characters from popular movies, TV shows, books and more to celebrate different aspects of those cultures, and works alongside a team to flex their outstanding costume and makeup skills.

In the past, he’s recreated characters like Mulan, Magnus Bane from the Mortal Instruments Series, and many more dating back to Halloween of 2009 when he cosplayed Russell from the animated film UP.

But this year, Eugene and his talented team treated fans to not just one, but two Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplays, and they were both as fantastic as each other.

Eugene cosplays Zuko and Azula

First, in a post that at the time of writing has 99,000 likes, he recreated the banished prince from the Fire Nation, Zuko.

Eugene models the brilliant costume by Kinetic Cosplay perfectly, the bold oranges and reds of the fabric creating a vibrant fire-like glow, which combined with the mix of silk trims and various types of fabric give a perfectly dynamic edge to the look.

His makeup artist Arianna Blean has also reformed Zuko’s signature eye scar, the scar wax looking intricate enough to be realistic, but also with a slightly animated feel in keeping with the original art style.

To fans’ surprise, Eugene even pulled out a second Avatar look to celebrate Halloween this year, also having a go at one of the show’s most popular villains, Fire Nation princess Azula in beautiful photos taken by JD Renes.

The absolutely stunning images show the YouTube star surrounded by lightning, filling the images with a mesmerizing blue-white glow. The black and gold plates contribute to a powerful silhouette, with the wig by danekez sculpted perfectly to look like the original, even keeping with the gold hairpiece in the center of the head.

Eugene put both characters together in the same image in a post that gained 40,000 likes, and even participated in a TikTok trend where he wipes a mirror to switch between the two characters, injecting the video with electric personality.

His series of posts about the cosplays have garnered hundreds of thousands of likes all together, and has already got people excited about what Eugene will pull out of the bag next Halloween.