League of Legends cosplayer takes the stage with perfect K/DA Akali cosplay - Dexerto
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League of Legends cosplayer takes to the stage as stunning K/DA Akali

Published: 3/Sep/2020 8:47 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 9:00

by Isaac McIntyre

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League of Legends cosplayer Andrasta has done it again, stunning the internet with her amazing K/DA bad girl Akali cosplay. Now all she needs is a bit of spray paint and she’s pretty much good to go!

Riot’s K-pop music group K/DA burst onto the scene in late 2018, and has been a go-to for League cosplayers around the world ever since. The quartet returned after a two-year hiatus last week too, releasing comeback single “The Baddest.”

One of the standout stars of the group is Akali, voiced by (G)I-dle’s Soyeon in both of K/DA’s tracks. It was the K/DA rapper that drew cosplay star Andrasta’s attention, and she dropped her own fiery cosplay take on Akali on Instagram.

K/DA's spunky rapper Akali is voiced by (G)I-dle Soyeon in
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K/DA’s spunky rapper Akali is voiced by (G)I-dle Soyeon in “POP/STARS” and “The Baddest.”

K/DA cosplayer takes the stage as Akali

Akali’s signature K/DA outfit is mainly made up of whites and golds. The League singer dons a purple K/DA cap for her tracks, while sporting a huge, shiny half-cut coat that hangs off her during the original POP/STARS video clip.

Andrasta had all that on display in her stunning cosplay and plenty more ⁠— the LoL cosplayer certainly captured Akali’s sassy attitude in her September 2 shots. The model made sure to pair that ‘tude with some stunning white makeup too.

Finally, the cosplay came together thanks to Akali’s huge purple hair and a smattering of gold bangles and accessories. Andrasta finished it all off with ripped back dancing pants, and the K/DA Akali cosplay look was basically complete.

No K/DA Akali cosplay is complete without a big splash of spray-paint though. In the group’s POP/STARS video clip, the rapper is seen wielding glow in the dark paint during parts of the track. So, of course, Andrasta did the same too:

Akali cosplay takes Andrasta back to the past

Andrasta’s August appearance as K/DA rapper Akali wasn’t actually her first time dressing up as the band member ⁠— but that’s the point! The cosplayer admitted she “loves” to go back to the past for many of her costumes to “improve them.”

“I really like to make the same costumes after a few years, I see my progress with my sewing skill, photography, my body, and makeup,” the cosplay model said on September 1.

This Akali cosplay was actually two years in the making too, Andrasta revealed. She began work right after her first one, because she “didn’t like the final effect” of her first piece.She added, “I’m glad I could finally make this cosplay better!”

K/DA’s comeback single will also be followed up by an EP for the K-pop group. Riot’s head of music Toa Dunn has teased it will have “tons of surprises for League and K/DA fans”. It will be released during Worlds 2020.

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Darling in the Franxx cosplayer jumps into battle as epic Zero Two

Published: 26/Jan/2021 19:34

by Brent Koepp

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A  talented cosplayer made waves on Instagram after sharing her mind-blowing transformation into Darling in the Franxx heroine, Zero Two.

Darling in the Franxx was the surprise hit of the 2018 anime season. A joint project between legendary creators Clover Works and Studio Trigger, the epic sci-fi story took the world by storm.

A cosplayer showed her love for the series by transforming into lead character Zero Two. Her insanely accurate re-creation of the pink-haired heroine will leave fans in awe.

Screenshot of protagonist Zero Two in Darling in the Franxx anime.
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Zero Two has captured the hearts of viewers.

Darling in the Franxx cosplayer wows as Zero Two

The series takes place in a dystopian future where kids and adults live in separate colonies. Children like protagonist Zero Two are born solely to fight an alien threat knowns as Klaxosaurs. The heroine is half-human and shares blood with the enemy.

Cosplayer ‘keiko_tyan‘ brought the character on Instagram with her stunning costume. The artist faithfully captured the anime lead’s flowing pink hair, as well her striking turquoise eyes with red eye-liner underneath them.

Photographer ‘bertranblack‘ captured Keiko posing in her school military-style uniform, which includes a red dress with black and silver trimmed shoulder pads. The outfit is full of details, from the buttons to her short orange tie.

In another photo posted to social media, the cosplayer faithfully brought a scene from the anime to life. The artist posed holding a piece of meat and dangling it over a plate of food. This is easily one of the best Darling in the Franxx cosplays we have ever seen.

So far, there has been no word on when a second season is coming out, although fans desperately would love a continuation of the breakout series. Despite only releasing in 2018, the sci-fi story has already become a classic in the genre.

Those looking to see what all the hype is about are in luck as you can watch all episodes on popular streaming services Crunchyroll and Funimation right now. There is also a manga adaptation that released alongside the animation.