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The Last of Us 2 cosplay shows the many faces of Ellie

Published: 4/Feb/2020 17:47

by Eli Becht

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The Last of Us Part 2 is shaping up to be one of 2020’s most-anticipated game releases and this cosplay is definitely helping with the hype.

This PS4-exclusive title has already been delayed until May 29, 2020, but that has only made players even more excited for the release thanks to the extra polish it will be receiving as a result.

The sequel to the 2013 classic has a lot riding on it as the original is largely considered to be one of the best games of all-time. In the seven years since its release, gaming technology has come a very long way, so we’re excited to see what Naughty Dog are able to cook up.

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The Last of Us Part II is coming in May.

Since there isn’t a whole lot to share about the game right now, the official Twitter page for Naughty Dog is sending out cosplays for the world to see. The one they posted on February 4 shows the many sides of Ellie and possibly gives us a little glimpse of what to expect from her in the sequel.

In the cosplay by ‘dvbhebrickmvster,’ we see what Ellie looks like at a casual event, with a hunting rifle, and finally, we get a shot of her trying to survive in the zombie apocalypse that makes up the world of The Last of Us.

The 22-year-old Italian cosplayer shares her take on several other characters, but taking a look at her Instagram, it seems clear she specializes in Ellie cosplays.

Many fans were quick to point out that she resembles Dina more, but since Ellie quickly became a fan-favorite character, it’s not surprising that cosplayers gravitate towards her.

The Last of Us II developer is encouraging players to submit their cosplay entries through their Tumblr page. From there, they’ll have a chance to be featured on the dev’s official Twitter for all of the fans to see.

There’s probably going to be more and more fantastic cosplays in the leadup to the game’s release in May, so we’ll be sure to keep an eye on what gets shared next.

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Demon Slayer cosplayer transforms into beautiful butterfly Shinobu Kocho

Published: 29/Nov/2020 13:10

by Andrew Amos

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Shinobu Kocho might look innocent from afar, but if you’re a demon and you get too close, you’ll see the deadly side of the butterfly. She’s a popular Demon Slayer character to cosplay, but ‘aka_purin’ has truly put together one of the most beautiful designs yet.

Shinobu Kocho is a fan-favorite in Demon Slayer, and it’s easy to see why. Not only does the Demon Corps member possess incredible powers to heal friends and harm demons, but she is one of the most beautiful characters in the show.

Her personality is a difficult one to channel though. While she’s seemingly innocent on the outside, deep inside of her, there’s a rebellious rage to get revenge.

Demon Slayer Cosplay Shinobu Kocho
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Shinobu Kocho is a dazzling and powerful Demon Slayer.

It’s one thing to make a cosplay, put it on, and take a picture. It’s another thing to really channel what a character is all about, and that’s what sets ‘aka_purin’ apart from the other Shinobu cosplayers.

Sharing the intricate design on her Twitter, the Polish cosplayer spared no expense and left no stone unturned in her flawless design. Her hair and makeup is perfect, even getting the butterflies pinned.

She also created her special katana, which is based on an insect’s “stinger” more than a blade itself. The tattered, battle-worn hilt and blade is a wonderful addition to the cosplay that really ties it all together.

That’s the special thing about purin’s cosplay too. Every element just ties everything together. While even just one of these things would be pretty special in a cosplay, being able to jam it all in one photo is the most beautiful thing of all.

 

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The Shinobu design might be her latest, but she’s unsure on what her next project will be. “I feel like I’m having an art block lately. I just have so many ideas and costumes to shoot but I just can’t put myself up for it,” she admitted on her Instagram.

No matter what it is though, we bet Purin will knock our socks off.