Sneaky serves up incredible K/DA Ahri cosplay in time for Thanksgiving - Dexerto

Sneaky serves up incredible K/DA Ahri cosplay in time for Thanksgiving

Published: 29/Nov/2019 1:58

by Andrew Amos


League of Legends pro Zach ‘Sneaky’ Scuderi has created yet another incredible gender-bend cosplay, this time featuring K/DA Ahri.

Sneaky’s cosplay creations have enthralled the League of Legends community over the last three years. He’s taken some of the most popular characters from gaming and anime, and with the help of his girlfriend, helped bring them to life.

With the League of Legends off-season well underway, the LCS champion bot laner has had some time to work on his next project, K/DA Ahri, just in time for the Thanksgiving holidays.

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Sneaky has once again pulled off an incredible cosplay, this time with K/DA Ahri.

The North American AD carry uploaded a photo shoot of his latest cosplay creation on November 28, simply captioned with “Happy Thanksgiving.”

Sneaky did a pretty good job of replicating League’s resident fox-girl’s look in the K-Pop band, rocking a skin-tight leather one piece and inch-high platforms.

However, some fans might be disappointed in the lack of a tail, with the AD carry choosing to edit the tail into the photoshoot instead. Ahri’s tails are notoriously difficult to make though, so you can’t really blame Sneaky for foregoing them and focusing on the costume itself.

The former Cloud9 pro player has made a name for himself off the Rift through his streams and his cosplays. He tackles some of League of Legends most feminine characters, including Pizza Delivery Sivir and Star Guardian Soraka, and pulls it off with incredible accuracy.

His girlfriend, Esther Lynn, often cosplays alongside him, or helps him with photoshoots and designing his costumes. 

Starting the venture off in 2016, Sneaky’s cosplays have rocketed the League personality to the forefront of the cosplay community. He currently has almost 1,400 patrons on Patreon, who can receive goodies such as signed polaroids and photo sets every month.

Riot GamesSneaky and Bang cosplayed Xayah together at All-Star 2018, generating a lot of fanfare.

Sneaky will be attending the League of Legends All-Star tournament held in Las Vegas on December 5 alongside fellow NA representative Bae ‘Bang’ Jun-sik. 

The duo cosplayed at the event last year as Xayah, with Sneaky asking his fans earlier this month for cosplay ideas for the fun end-of-year event. 

With two weeks left to go before the big event, it’s only a matter of time before Sneaky unveils his next greatest creation and confuses the entire League community once again.


Evangelion cosplayer becomes Rei Ayanami with epic underwater photoshoot

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:01

by Brent Koepp


A Neon Genesis Evangelion cosplayer shared her transformation into popular character Rei Ayanami. The artist brought the anime heroine to life with a mind-blowing underwater photoshoot.

Ever since its debut in 19995, Neon Genesis Evangelion has been one of the most influential animes of all time. The Studio Gainax Mecha was originally written by Hideaki Anno.

To celebrate the hit show, a cosplayer went to new depths – literally – to bring lead character Rei Ayanami to life. The artist’s jaw dropping underwater photo recreation will leave fans of the sci-fi epic speechless.

Screenshot of Rei Ayanami in Rebuild Evangelion anime.
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The blue-haired heroine is one of the main characters in the hit anime.

While the series heavily revolves around teenager Shinji Ikari moving to Tokyo-3, the protagonist quickly meets a diverse cast of characters after joining Nerv. One of the fierce characters introduced is Rei Ayanami who pilots Evangelion mechs to defend humanity from the alien threat called Angels.

Cosplayer Tessa ‘tessa_crownster’ made waves on Instagram after faithfully bringing the heroine to life in November. The artist absolutely nailed the character’s signature look, accurately mirroring her short blue bob-style haircut, as well as depicting her striking red eyes.

Tessa utilized underwater photography with the help of ‘brettsphoto‘ to truly capture the anime’s sci-fi roots. The result is stunning as it looks like she is floating in a tank full of wires and circuits. The creative shoot is easily one of the best cosplays we have ever seen of Evangelion.


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In another shot posted to the cosplayer’s social media, crownster gave fans a closer view of her incredible portrayal of Rei. The picture taken by ‘samu.snap‘ showcases just how accurate her costume is to the hit anime. Tessa looks ready for battle as she mimics Ayanami’s stance while wearing her iconic white and black pilot bodysuit.


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Despite releasing over 25 years ago, Evangelion continues to have a major influence on not only anime, but films and music. The groundbreaking Mecha was in many ways ahead of its time.

Those that might have missed out on the hit show back in the day can actually watch the original series right now on Netflix or Funimation.