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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.

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.

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.

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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League cosplayer comes out from the shadows as amazing Akali

Published: 23/Oct/2020 8:05

by Andrew Amos

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Ever seen a League of Legends cosplay so good that Riot can’t help but share it with the world? Well, now you have, with Sweet Angel’s take on Akali taking League players by storm.

Akali is one of League of Legends’ most popular characters to cosplay. Whether it be her default skin, or the mega-popular K/DA variant, people love to show off as the Ionian assassin.

However, few manage to grab the eyes of Riot as much as Sweet Angel. The talented Italian cosplayer decided to take on Akali as her most recent project, and while the costume looks simple, it was anything but.

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Akali is one of the most popular League champions to cosplay, but few catch the eyes of Riot.

“I thought it was a simple costume, but it required a lot more attention and time than I thought,” she told fans on her website.

It took Sweet Angel about 100 hours all up to create the Akali cosplay ⁠— and you can see every bit of hard work and time that went into it. From the handmade wig, to the dress, and even Akali’s smoke bombs, Sweet Angel didn’t miss a beat.

Everything that you see was basically handmade. Sweet Angel sewed all of the fabrics together, stitched everything up, and made it tailored not only to herself, but true to life to Akali’s design.

She even designed Akali’s signature Kana, using EVA foam so she can carry it around without too much hassle.

She added every detail to the weapon like she did the costume too, from the leather handle all the way down to the marks and blemishes on the battle-worn blade.

The cosplay is so good that even the official League of Legends account couldn’t help but react. Sweet Angel got a retweet on the cosplay from the near five million follower account, and they don’t hand those out lightly.

As for her next cosplay, Sweet Angel hasn’t revealed her plans just yet. However, she’s got a few more shoots on the way, and if they’re anything like this Akali cosplay, they’ll be worth a gander.