Spellbinding Witcher 3 cosplay perfectly recreates sorceress Kiera Metz - Dexerto

Spellbinding Witcher 3 cosplay perfectly recreates sorceress Kiera Metz

Published: 23/Jan/2020 2:16

by Alan Bernal


An incredible cosplay design for The Witcher’s Keira Metz makes the artist completely transform into the sorceress, highlighting the Temerians more elegant side.

Cosplayers have been recreating the myriad characters from The Witcher cast for a long time, but the Netflix adaptation for the series has been really turning heads to the epic saga starring the White Wolf, Geralt of Rivia.

The incredible thing about Witcher cosplays is the intricacies of the outfits. From the leatherwork of Witcher gear to the meticulous designs of the dresses and garbs, every character is incredibly detailed in both the adaptation and the games.

Geralt of Rivia with Kiera Metz in Witcher 3
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The Witcher characters have distinct features in their outfits.

Cosplayer ‘ZoeVolf’ makes no exception to the rule, with her incredible display as one of the Witcher’s more sophisticated witches.

More in tune with how she looks at the tail end of the Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, Zoe has long, platinum blonde hair that sits atop the steely demeanor of a high-class socialite.

Fans will remember that Metz has no love for the grimy parts of Temeria, as someone who likes to keep her clean demeanor at all times.

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ZoeVolf donned an insane cosplay for Kiera Metz from the Witcher 3.

In that regard, Zoe’s cosplay shines in the dirt landscape her team chose to take the photoshoot of the design.

Her outfit especially is vibrant in front of the background, with the blue and red material popping out against her long white skirt.

Speaking of her shirt, it features an open-chest design with impressive details around the collar, draping down almost to the ground.

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ZoeVolf brings a natural charisma to her cosplays.

A more impressive subtle detail can be seen in her red sash across her waist. Even though its blood red in color, you can still make out the barely noticeable designs across the belt.

With matching red long-sleeved gloves and a satchel to carry her latest tombs and recipes, Zoe completes her costume for one of the series more troubling characters for Geralt.

Zoe Volf is a very accomplished cosplayer, having done everything from popular characters like Dolores from Westworld to comic book heroines like Black Cat and others.

She has a knack for showcasing a more pristine take to the characters she mirrors, but none so charming as her design for Keira Metz.

World of Warcraft

WoW cosplayer’s impressive Sylvanas gets Blizzard’s seal of approval

Published: 27/Oct/2020 12:25 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 12:37

by Lauren Bergin


One of the most iconic characters of the World of Warcraft franchise is Sylvanas Windrunner, the infamous banshee seen in the Shadowlands trailer. A cosplay by Cinderys injects some new life into the famous undead warrior. 

With the pre-patch World of Warcraft: Shadowlands launching on the 13 October, the buzz surrounding the game’s newest installment is beginning to rise. As we draw ever closer to release, there’ll likely be a host of new Shadowlands content to keep us occupied.

The events of Shadowlands take place after the Battle for Azaroth, and see players travel deep into the Shadowlands to thwart their undead nemesis; fan-favorite archer turned banshee Sylvanas Windrunner. The Shadowlands themselves have come to represent the game’s equivalent of the afterlife, and while intriguing, are clearly home to a plethora of new, dangerous enemies.

However, Parisian cosplayer Cinderys (Sonia Grillet) has helped to blur the veil between the real world and the WoW universe by creating a stunning cosplay rendition of the Shadowlands antagonist.

Becoming the Banshee Queen

At first glance, Cinderys could easily be Sylvanas – or at least an illustration of her. Framed against the murky background of the Shadowlands, Cinderys is adorned in corrupted high eleven armor sporting Sylvanas’ masterfully crafted longbow. Ash blond hair cascades down her shoulders, providing some welcome respite to the dark, shadowy surroundings. However, getting to this point clearly wasn’t easy.

In a series of WIP photos, Cinderys shows the step by step process that led to the creation of the iconic Dark Lady, with one image showing the incomplete bust piece that lies at the center of Sylvanas’ armor.

A second photograph shows some of the behind the scenes work that went into the iconic longbow. With the finalized product sitting next to a blueprint of how to build it, it’s proof of just how much work has gone into the creation of the famous weapon.

Hail to the queen

With 3,000 likes on the image alone, Cinderys cosplay certainly attracted attention. The cosplay queen shared a post on Instagram showing the Blizzard liked the tweet of Cinderys as Sylvanas. Cinderys’ excitement is infectious; seeing Blizzard respond to her cosplays caused a wave of appreciative fan comments and support.

Just in time for spooky season, Cinderys proves that even in these wild times we can dress up and lose ourselves a little. Sometimes it’s time to be queen, so it’s worth taking a leaf out of Cinderys’ book and putting some effort into our passions. After all, we have all the time in the world.