League of Legends cosplayer shines bright as Star Guardian Syndra - Dexerto

League of Legends cosplayer shines bright as Star Guardian Syndra

Published: 8/Aug/2020 18:02 Updated: 8/Aug/2020 18:04

by Daniel Cleary


League of Legends cosplayer Sofia ‘Paperwings’ conjured up a magical take on the fearsome mage Syndra, leaving fans in awe after sharing her incredible attempt at her Star Guardian outfit.

Riot’s popular MOBA, League of Legends, now has 150 unique champions in the game, following the addition of Yone in patch 10.16.


This leaves plenty of choice for creative fans of the title, such as Paperwings, who like to recreate some of their favorite characters through cosplay and art.

Syndra splash art in League of Legends
Riot Games
Syndra is often seen as one of the most powerful mid-lane champions in League of Legends

While Syndra is one of the most popular picks in-game, it is not often that the Ionian mage is cosplayed, with fan-favorite characters such as Ahri or Miss Fortune usually standing out first.


However, cosplayer Paperwings reminded League of Legends fans just how impressive The Dark Sovereign can be, sharing her take on the champion’s Star Guardian skin on her Instagram.

She was praised for her impressive attention to detail, flawlessly recreating the character’s outfit, even adding her matching headpiece as seen in-game.


However, what caught the attention of many League of Legends was the Dark Sphere in her hand, meaning that she was primed and ready to unleash power on any who cross her.

She went the extra mile with Syndra’s Star Guardian style, completing the look with a purple wig, lipstick, and even eye contacts.

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I'm starting to feel a lot better than last week already, so I decided to take Cowgirl Miss Fortune selfies today (sadly the best picture shows my bruise but I don't care) because I can't wait to start working on my Captain Miss Fortune Cosplay soon! In case you want to help me out with that, feel free to support me by visiting my Ko-fi site (link in my bio). I'd really, really appreciate that, because I love Miss Fortune so much. ❤️ . My cat has some mad eyebrows. . #cosplay #missfortune #cowboy #missfortunecosplay #cosplayer #cowgirl #cowgirlmissfortune #leagueoflegends #league #costume #wildwest #blonde #hat #adc #leagueoflegendscosplay #cosplayarmor #gaming #leaguecosplay #game #riot #riotgames #girl #selfie #adcarry #nofilter #lol #cosplaygirl #makeup #germancosplay #skin @leagueoflegends @leagueoflegendsde

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Paperwings is no stranger to cosplaying League of Legends champions and has proven her talents on many other characters from the game such as Miss Fortune, as seen above, as well as Ahri, Nidalee, and more.

While the popular cosplayer admitted that she was self-conscious with her latest costume at first, she received an overwhelmingly positive response from fans, particularly amongst Syndra mains.


Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer stuns as Galar rival Marnie

Published: 30/Sep/2020 18:57

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon cosplayer went viral after sharing an incredible transformation into the popular Sword & Shield character, Marnie. The talented artist brought the Gen VIII rival to life with an incredibly detailed outfit.

Pokemon Sword & Shield made its debut in 2019, and brought the beloved RPG into its eighth generation. The Nintendo Switch title also introduced players to the Galar region for the very first time – a new area loosely based on the United Kingdom.


Fans of the franchise can’t seem to get enough of the series’ new character, Marnie. Bringing her to life, a cosplay artist shared a brilliant costume of the Gen VIII rival on social media.

marnie in pokemon sword & shield
Game Freak / The Pokemon Company
Marnie is the latest rival in the Pokemon series.

Pokemon cosplayer shares perfect take on Marnie

In the Gen VIII release, players enter the Galar League after Champion Leon endorses them. Throughout their journey, however, they are challenged by a rival trainer named Marnie from the town of Spikemuth.


Cosplayer ‘mery_nyan‘ shared her take on the Pokemon heroine on Instagram, and wowed with the insanely accurate portrayal. Photographer ‘irenekuroi‘ captured the artist posing as the Trainer in her signature outfit.

Mery absolutely nailed the character’s punk aesthetic, mirroring her iconic leather jacket and black choker. Her costume is full of details, such as the giant metallic buttons and the silver symbol that hangs from her necklace.


In another shot, the cosplayer re-created a popular pose from the game as she holds a Pokeball in her left hand. She also included Marnie’s signature red backpack, which she sports throughout the game.

Mery’s take on the eighth generation character is one of the best we’ve seen. In another adorable picture, the artist poses as the rival as she sits next to a Pikachu plushie.

Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, Sword & Shield has already become the third highest-selling title in the series. At its current rate, it could even overtake Gold & Silver for second place.

Fans of the Galar region have a lot to be excited for in 2020, as the RPG is getting its second major DLC, The Crown Tundra, on October 22nd. The add-on will bring Legendary Pokemon from past entries into the Gen VIII game for the first time.