LoL cosplayer ensnares fans with stunning Dragon Sorceress Zyra costume - Dexerto
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LoL cosplayer ensnares fans with stunning Dragon Sorceress Zyra costume

Published: 2/Jun/2020 8:59 Updated: 3/Jun/2020 1:26

by Andrew Amos

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There’s a few cosplays out there for Dragon Sorceress Zyra, but none can hold a candle to European cosplayer’s Inaste’s rendition. She’s gone for the full shebang, truly recreating her favourite League champion like it’s just off of Summoner’s Rift.

Zyra might not stand out as one of the most popular League champions to cosplay. Ahri, Lux, Caitlyn, and others often stand at the top of the list. However, the Rise of the Thorns has a dedicated fanbase.

That makes Inaste’s cosplay of Dragon Sorceress Zyra just that little bit more special. Not only did she put effort into one of the game’s more underappreciated characters, but she’s pulled off one of the best League cosplays we’ve ever seen.

Dragon Sorceress Zyra splash art for League of Legends
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Dragon Sorceress Zyra is one of the Rise of the Thorns’ most complex skins.

Inaste didn’t spare anything on her Zyra cosplay. Affectionately calling the Rise of the Thorns her “baby,” she was going to go all out when it came to recreating one of her most detailed skins in real life.

There have been Dragon Sorceress Zyra cosplays before. Usually, they’ll focus on her outfit ⁠— with dragon scales from head-to-toe, big shoulder pads, and a rather detailed wig and headdress.

However, Inaste took it a step further. She nailed the colours and bodyart perfectly to make it look just like the real thing. And, to top things off, she even handcrafted and painted a set of dragon wings to accompany the cosplay.

The entire costume was handmade from foam ⁠— wings included ⁠— and she also styled a wig specifically for the cosplay.

You could swear it was Zyra straight out of her splash art and in-game model. Inaste wanted to do her baby justice, and she did just that.

All of Inaste’s work is just as detailed. The Zyra cosplay isn’t an exception from the norm, but rather, another piece showing off her dedication to her craft. She’s put an equal amount of effort into cosplays for other League characters like River Spirit Nami and Elderwood LeBlanc.

She’s also a fan of the mobile MOBA Arena of Valor, designing cosplays for Arum, Qi, and Yena. You can check out more of her work on her Instagram page.

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Demon Slayer cosplayer melts hearts as Love Pillar Mitsuri Kanroji

Published: 23/Nov/2020 21:15

by Brent Koepp

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A Demon Slayer cosplayer went viral on Instagram after sharing her true-to-life take on Mitsuri Kanroji. The artist’s stunning transformation into the Love Pillar will leave fans of the hit anime in awe.

Demon Slayer’s debut in 2019 was explosive as the series has quickly become a worldwide phenomena. The anime is so popular that its first theatrical film Mugen Train is on track to becoming the highest-grossing movie of all time in Japan.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the beloved story by bringing popular character Mitsuri Kanroji to life. The artist’s insanely accurate portrayal of the fierce heroine made waves on Instagram due to how much she looks like the fierce warrior.

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Mitsuri Kanroji is one of the popular characters of the hit 2019 anime.

Demon Slayer cosplayer’s real life Love Pillar

While the dark anime largely centers on the Kamado siblings, the last half of Season 1 heavily focuses on the fierce warriors of the Demon Slayer corps. These strong swordsman are called Pillars, and they are able to control their breath and unleash incredible powers against their foes.

Cosplayer Melodi Kızılgün went viral after bringing the Love Pillar Mitsuri to life with a jaw-dropping costume. The artist accurately depicted the character’s black and white Demon Slayer corps uniform, while faithfully mirroring her striking pink and green braided hair.

Photographer ‘toyfromearth’ captured Melodi posing with the heroine’s iconic katana, which has a blue hilt and pink hearts underneath the fabric. Recreating a scene from the show, she readies to slay demons with an incredibly detailed prop of Kanroji’s deadly weapon.

 

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Despite only being uploaded on November 22, the social media post already collected over 8.8k likes at the time of writing. Her gorgeous portrayal of the heroine made massive waves in just under 24 hours.

Demon Slayer originally made its debut in 2016 as a manga written by renowned Japanese writer Koyoharu Gotog. However, it exploded in popularity after studio Ufotable released its anime adaptation.

While there is currently no update on the show’s return, the movie Mugen Train is out now. The feature length picture bridges the gap between Season 1 and 2.