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.


League cosplayer comes out from the shadows as amazing Akali

Published: 23/Oct/2020 8:05

by Andrew Amos


Ever seen a League of Legends cosplay so good that Riot can’t help but share it with the world? Well, now you have, with Sweet Angel’s take on Akali taking League players by storm.

Akali is one of League of Legends’ most popular characters to cosplay. Whether it be her default skin, or the mega-popular K/DA variant, people love to show off as the Ionian assassin.

However, few manage to grab the eyes of Riot as much as Sweet Angel. The talented Italian cosplayer decided to take on Akali as her most recent project, and while the costume looks simple, it was anything but.

Riot Games
Riot Games
Akali is one of the most popular League champions to cosplay, but few catch the eyes of Riot.

“I thought it was a simple costume, but it required a lot more attention and time than I thought,” she told fans on her website.

It took Sweet Angel about 100 hours all up to create the Akali cosplay ⁠— and you can see every bit of hard work and time that went into it. From the handmade wig, to the dress, and even Akali’s smoke bombs, Sweet Angel didn’t miss a beat.

Everything that you see was basically handmade. Sweet Angel sewed all of the fabrics together, stitched everything up, and made it tailored not only to herself, but true to life to Akali’s design.

She even designed Akali’s signature Kana, using EVA foam so she can carry it around without too much hassle.

She added every detail to the weapon like she did the costume too, from the leather handle all the way down to the marks and blemishes on the battle-worn blade.

The cosplay is so good that even the official League of Legends account couldn’t help but react. Sweet Angel got a retweet on the cosplay from the near five million follower account, and they don’t hand those out lightly.

As for her next cosplay, Sweet Angel hasn’t revealed her plans just yet. However, she’s got a few more shoots on the way, and if they’re anything like this Akali cosplay, they’ll be worth a gander.