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.

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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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My Hero Academia cosplayer hits a Comet Home Run as Ochaco Uraraka

Published: 18/Jan/2021 7:05

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Ochaco Uraraka is one of the most charming characters in My Hero Academia, but even though she’s a popular pick in the cosplay community, it’s hard to find an outfit that looks as awesome as this one.

Ochaco Uraraka was first introduced in the third episode of My Hero Academia, and fans have loved her ever since. Generally, she’s upbeat, positive, laid-back, and a little air-headed at times.

However, she can be extremely determined and focused at times, and hates being underestimated. Plus, she has an incredible quirk known as ‘Zero Gravity.’ It lets her make specific targets immune to the effects of gravity and can be used in a variety of ways. 

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Uraraka is a favorite among fans due to her sweet personality.

Ochaco’s hero costume is made up of a black bodysuit with a pink design down the middle. It also has two black circles on her chest, a black rectangle below her waist, and two pink patches over her shoulders. She also wears pink armbands, a choker, a belt, wrist guards, and knee-high boots.

It’s one of the most iconic hero costumes in the show, and cosplayers love re-creating it as authentically as they can. However, a cosplayer named honeyrabbiit brought it to life in the most incredible way.

 

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The picture of honeyrabbiit’s cosplay has already generated more than 20,000 likes, which is insane. The numbers keep on rising. She also made it herself, except for the wig, which was made by bep.cosplays.

In fact, it was so well-received, she posed in it again alongside bep.cosplays, who also happened to be wearing an awesome Katsuki Bakugo costume. “All I remember is that I was freezing and I took a hot bath after this shoot,” she said.

 

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The second picture also has pulled more than 10,000 likes. It seems like My Hero Academia fans know an incredible cosplay when they see it, and won’t hesitate to pour in with support.

Of course, the epic photography from arcane_shutter in both shots was a nice touch, too. If we’ve learned anything from the show, it’s that a team effort can go a long way. The success of this honeyrabbiit’s cosplay is a good example of that.