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Sneaky stuns fans with amazing LoL Star Guardian Xayah cosplay

Published: 27/Jan/2020 4:39

by Andrew Amos

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Zach ‘Sneaky’ Scuderi might not be playing much Xayah on the Rift for Cloud9 nowadays, but he’s still wowing fans with his skill on the champion ⁠— this time pulling off a perfect genderbend cosplay of the Vastayan’s Star Guardian skin.

Sneaky has taken some time off this year, stepping back from competitive League of Legends to focus on streaming independently.

However, with a bit more extra time on his hands, the former LCS pro has whipped up one of the best Star Guardian Xayah cosplays we’ve seen.

Sneaky playing LCS for Cloud 9
Colin Young-Wolff for Riot Games
Sneaky has been wowing the League community for years with his cosplays, but his latest Star Guardian Xayah costume might be his best.

Sharing the cosplay on Twitter on January 26, Sneaky managed to pull of the Vastayan’s out-of-this-world costume superbly.

Featuring neon features and a perfectly manicured wig with ears and all, Sneaky looked just like he stepped off the Rift as the champion he once dominated the LCS with.

The dress, made out of a mix of fabrics, is almost a perfect replica of the 1350 RP skin in-game, while he capped off the design with the wing-style cape a hallmark of Xayah and Rakan’s design.

The cosplay has caught the attention of almost everyone in the League scene. His former team, Cloud9, replied to the tweet with the same phrase they always do “you’re so hot brother.” The team’s social media manager, ‘Portilho,’ even made an “I lost” joke, like many others in the community.

Much like the AD carry’s former cosplays, it’s likely his girlfriend, Esther Lynn, gave him a helping hand in designing the costumes, although a new photographer was on hand for the shoot in Martin Wong.

However, Sneaky himself is no slacker, often showing off himself chipping in with cosplays, and even teasing fans by sometimes taking them on stream before they are completed.

Sneaky has cosplayed plenty of female champions from League in the past, including K/DA Kai’Sa, K/DA Ahri, and Pool Party Caitlyn. On top of that, he has a Patreon with almost 1,500 supporters, sharing plenty more of his cosplay pics from across gaming and anime fandoms.

Fans of Sneaky might not have to wait long for his next cosplaying endeavor, with the AD carry having a bit more spare time since leaving the LCS.

While he’s been taking up streaming League of Legends full-time, he might tap into his cosplay fandom and show the design process of a few of his costumes live on stream for everyone to enjoy, especially if he keeps receiving rapturous applause.

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World of Warcraft cosplayer rules over Bastion as amazing Kyrestia

Published: 15/Jan/2021 13:01

by Lauren Bergin

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World of Warcraft has inspired a whole collection of amazing cosplays, but one cosplayer truly brings WoW into reality with her amazing Kyrestia cosplay. 

When it comes to Blizzard’s World of Warcraft universe, there are limitless possibilities to create amazing cosplays. The huge array of iconic characters, coupled with the impressive customization for your own hero or villain, makes the title perfect for passionate fans.

We recently saw cosplayer Cinderys create an amazing Sylvanas cosplay just in time for the release of Shadowlands, which in turn managed to score her Blizzard’s seal of approval.

This time around the subject of this amazing cosplay is Sylvanas’ polar opposite, Kyrestia the Firstborne, the ruler of Bastion.

WoW Kyrestia
Blizzard Entertainment
Kyrestia has become one of The Ascended’s most iconic faces.

Cosplayer ascends as Kyrestia

2021 has brought with it a lot of insane cosplays, but this one is certainly one of the most memorable so far.

Artist PlexiCosplay (Plexi) has outdone herself with this beautiful transformation. Having painted herself aqua from head to toe, she can be seen adorned in Kyrestia’s iconic white and gold outfit whilst channeling the Ascended queen’s angelic nature.

What your eyes are immediately drawn to are the wings though. Mirroring the sky blue of her skin, their construction is perfect. Tipped with gold trims that tie in with her vestments and stunning recreation of the warrior’s crown, Plexi literally is Kyrestia.

Join the ranks of the Ascended! Kyrestia cosplay by PlexiCosplay from r/wow

WoW fans are stunned

Considering the wings are, according the Plexi, “15 feet long,” it’s safe to say that fans can’t miss this cosplay.

It’s the wings that have really gotten attention. One fan’s hilarious comment simply wrote: “the wind: I’m about to end this woman’s whole career,” to which Plexi responded “YOU NAILED IT.”

Another respondent was equally as humorous, writing “Kyrestia flight 77 you are cleared for takeoff, proceed to runway 4.”

All of these comments though praised this amazing cosplay, with one comment summing it up: “This blew my mind!!! I thought someone cropped the Archon out and pasted her onto some road!”

It’s safe to say that Plexi has truly embodied the fan favorite Ascended. She’s not only radiant, but emits a ‘don’t mess with me’ aura. We can’t wait to see her next WoW cosplay, as if she keeps going like she’ll be the queen of not just Bastion, but the WoW cosplay scene in no time!