The Last of Us cosplayer survives the apocalypse as perfect Ellie

Published: 30/Aug/2020 23:18

by Brent Koepp


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.


Mortal Kombat cosplayer breaks the ice with amazing Sub-Zero outfit

Published: 19/Jan/2021 11:22 Updated: 19/Jan/2021 11:28

by Lauren Bergin


Mortal Kombat is one of the gaming universe’s most iconic franchises and has recently acquired its own movie. One cosplayer has chosen to celebrate in style by transforming into the icy Sub-Zero.

If there’s one franchise that almost every gamer knows about it’s Mortal Kombat. The iconic fighting game has spawned a loyal fanbase, as well as a host of spinoff media, including the 2021 movie of the same name.

The game has even been picked up by sugar free energy drink behemoths GFUEL, who have created 11 unique flavors are inspired by the title’s main characters.

Just in time for the movie dropping on April 16, one fan has created an insane cosplay that will leave you feeling a little chilly.

Mortal Kombat Movie 2021 Sub-Zero
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Joe Taslim brings the iconic character to life in the new movie.

Sub-Zero cosplay brings in the Ice Shower

Sub-Zero has become one of the game’s most popular characters. The Chinese cryomancer has the power to bend ice to his will, making him a pretty fierce opponent.

Polish cosplayer Cyprian has brought Sub-Zero into the real world with an amazing series of cosplay images. One of these shows him channelling some inner peace while contemplating how best to pull off the perfect fatality as the ice bender.

Seen sporting the character’s deep navy samurai style armor, coupled with the Oni style mask that covers the bottom half of his face, we really wouldn’t want to run into him in the middle of a frosty winter forest.

It’s not just the outfit that makes Cyprian stand out above other cosplayers, it’s his menacing attitude that makes him the perfect Sub-Zero.


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Cyprian as some fun as Sub-Zero

When he’s not glaring into the camera though, the Pole is making the Mortal Kombat assassin into an almost lovable character.

One of the best images from the series is of him recreating the classic high kicks that are seen throughout the series, and in turn have become one of the images fans are most familiar with.


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A second video shows him dancing away to ‘Ice Ice Baby,’ and considering it has garnered an astounding 2k likes, it’s safe to say fans want to drop the beat with Cyprian’s Sub-Zero.


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The attention to detail in this cosplay is amazing. With the upcoming movie and awesome art like this, we can’t wait to see if  Cyprian brings us any more Mortal Kombat cosplays.

We’d love to see Scorpion, the series’ resurrected Ninja, get down to ‘Rock You Like a Hurricane.’ Why? Because he’s a Scorpion after all!