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The Last of Us cosplayer survives the apocalypse as perfect Ellie

Published: 30/Aug/2020 23:18

by Brent Koepp

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A Last of Us cosplayer went viral with an insanely accurate portrayal of Ellie. The artist looks so much like the game’s lead protagonist, the photos could easily be mistaken for screenshots from the PlayStation game.

The Last of Us made its groundbreaking debut in 2013 on the PlayStation 3. The Naughty Dog-developed title was praised by critics for its cinematic narrative, and incredible acting.

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The game is so critically acclaimed that HBO is adapting it into a television series. Bringing the main protagonist to life, a cosplayer went viral when she pulled off the perfect re-creation of Ellie.

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Ellie is one of the main characters in the 2013 hit PS3 title The Last of Us.

Last of Us cosplayer becomes real life Ellie

The Last of Us mainly centers on lead protagonist Joel Miller, however the broken hero’s story becomes intertwined with fourteen-year-old survivor Ellie. The young heroine however became the breakout star of the PS3 title and became the lead in its sequel which debuted in 2020.

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Bringing the popular character to life, cosplayer ‘Dabbu Cosplay‘ shared her mind blowing take on Ellie. The creator went viral on Instagram after showing off how close she looks to the PlayStation icon.

In the picture she shared on social media, the artist poses as the heroine in her Part 1 outfit. Dabbu absolutely nailed the look, re-creating her iconic red shirt, blue jeans, and sneakers. The whole piece is tied together by the desolate background which looks like the apocalyptic locations from the game.

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The creator shared another close-up shot, which truly demonstrates how perfect she pulls the depiction off. In the post, the cosplayer channels Ellie’s expressive look, while showing off her freckles and parted brown hair.

In what could easily be mistaken for a screenshot from the game, Dabbu poses as the bloodied and scarred heroine. The black and white filter looks just like the pictures players can take while playing the PS4 release.

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The Last of Us has continued to be one of the most popular games in the industry. So much so, that it’s coming to the big screen as a live action drama by HBO. For everything we know abut the TV project so far, check out our guide here.

In 2020, the game got a sequel called Part 2. It was largely met with praise from critics, although received great backlash on social media from fans angry at the series’ direction.

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Borderlands 3 cosplayer phaselocks enemies as Siren Maya

Published: 13/Oct/2020 19:12

by Brent Koepp

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A Borderlands 3 cosplayer went viral after bringing the game’s cel-shaded graphics to life with a stunning take on Maya. The talented artist’s transformation into the Siren will leave fans stunned.

Borderlands originally made its debut in 2009, and was a surprise hit on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The beloved title kicked off an entire franchise and helped popularize the “looter shooter” genre.

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One of the game’s most popular characters is Maya. Celebrating the blue-haired Siren, a skilled cosplayer transformed into her with an insanely accurate costume. She looks so much like the heroine, it’s almost as if she’s warped out of the screen.

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The blue-haired Siren is an NPC in Borderlands 3.

Borderlands cosplayer becomes real life Maya

Maya was first introduced in Borderlands 2 in 2012 as one of the game’s playable characters. The blue-haired warrior uses her Siren abilities to freeze enemies in another dimension. The character also made her return in the third story as well, this time as an important NPC.

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Cosplayer Mads ‘madsfive‘ brought the heroine to life with her insanely accurate costume posted to Instagram. The artist faithfully captured the game’s signature cel-shaded graphics by texturing her clothing to look like the FPS title’s artstyle.

What could easily be mistaken for a screenshot from the game, Mads expertly edited the picture of herself with an image of Windshear Waste in the background. Her stunning costume blends in with the winter location, and truly brings the Siren to reality.

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"Siren here. Nice to meet you all. If anyone tries to capture me, I'll incinerate their brain." [Swipe for full picture] . Had fun editing this ! Glad I had this psycho mask laying around in my workshop 🌿 I really love my Maya cosplay so I'm thinking… What if… I made another skin of hers one day ? For now it's a tie between one of the Torgue, Maliwan, Hyperion or the full white one 👁️👁️ OR her Borderlands 3 costume. Idk . #borderlands2 #borderlands #moonmoxxi #borderlands3 #borderlands3cosplay #maya #mayabodysuit #mayaborderlands #mayacosplay #borderlandscosplay #borderlands2cosplay #cosplaygirl #cosplayersofinstagram #celshading #cellshading #cellshaded #2kgames #frenchcosplay #pinupgirl #borderfam #gearbox

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In another shot posted to social media, the cosplayer shows just how accurate her costume actually is by posing next to an image of Maya from the game. Mads absolutely nailed the character’s short blue haircut, as well as her yellow bodysuit which runs under her cargo pants.

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[cosplay VS character] . I wanted to write a looooong post about these kind of pictures. But my thoughts are too chaotic to be put into coherent sentences ! I like to be somewhat accurate, to a point. However I do take some liberties when I see fit or when being accurate doesn't bring me joy. Something I don't particularly like ? I don't make it. Something that won't flatter my body ? I change it. Something that would be too expensive to make ? I find something else. Accuracy is a luxury too. I can't afford to make and remake something until it's "perfect". Most of us can't. Now to the talk of actually looking like the character. NO. Just NO. You just can't expect someone to look like a carbon copy of someone else. Especially when that someone is a 3d render with impossible proportions. It was originally an issue for me when I decided to do this project. "The short hair won't hide my face shape" "The bodysuit is too high cut to hide a corset" "The pants are low they will show my hips fat" "I don't look like her". In the end I think I did a pretty good at making myself look like Maya. However I'll never physically look like her, my body isn't made to be like that. What am I gonna do ? Remove my ribs ? Break my legs and stretch them ? Shave my jaw bone ? I feel super confident and beautiful as her and nobody can show me otherwise ! In short : never judge a cosplay on it's accuracy and especially not on the cosplayers body and face shape 💙 . Picture is flipped . #borderlands2 #borderlands #moonmoxxi #borderlands3 #borderlands3cosplay #maya #mayabodysuit #mayaborderlands #mayacosplay #borderlandscosplay #borderlands2cosplay #cosplaygirl #cosplayersofinstagram #celshading #cellshading #cellshaded #2kgames #frenchcosplay #pinupgirl #borderfam #gearbox #cosplayVScharacter #mayamonday

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As if her cel-shaded costume wasn’t impressive enough, the artist also re-created a weapon from the game, as well as the shield item which characters have strapped to the side of their waist. The cosplayer has actually made several guns and items, which can be seen on her Instagram.

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"Anyone need a Siren on their side ?" . So glad I randomly decided I would cosplay Maya. I never pictured myself as her but in the end I L O V E it. I didn't think it would suit me so well ✨ I hope you'll love this cosplay as much as I do ! 💙 . LIKE CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS ??? BECAUSE I DON'T What was an experiment at first became my favourite cosplay. EVER. . #borderlands2 #borderlands #moonmoxxi #borderlands3 #borderlands3cosplay #maya #mayabodysuit #mayaborderlands #mayacosplay #borderlandscosplay #borderlands2cosplay #cosplaygirl #cosplayersofinstagram #celshading #cellshading #cellshaded #2kgames #frenchcosplay #pinupgirl #borderfam #gearbox

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Despite releasing over a decade ago in 2009, Borderlands has gone on to become of the games industry’s most popular properties of all time. Titles like Bungie’s Destiny have largely been influenced by it.

In 2019, fans finally got a third entry in the series after waiting over seven years. The FPS was a massive hit with critics and players, and brought new characters and features to the franchise.