The Last of Us 2 cosplay brings grizzled version of Joel to life - Dexerto

The Last of Us 2 cosplay brings grizzled version of Joel to life

Published: 15/Jan/2020 6:15 Updated: 15/Jan/2020 7:15

by Brad Norton


Getting ahead of the curve before The Last of Us Part II releases in May and we continue the story of Joel and Ellie, this crafty cosplayer has realized an older version of the hesitant father figure with extraordinary attention to detail.

Joel endured a great deal throughout Naughty Dog’s 2013 hit The Last of Us, and now, he wears those years of hardship more so than ever before, appearing as a grizzled survivor of the infected world in the upcoming 2020 sequel.

Before avid PlayStation fans can get their hands on the highly anticipated release and play through a narrative in control of Ellie this time around, a popular London-based cosplayer has brought to life an aged version of the original protagonist, impressing even the likes of Joel’s actor himself, Troy Baker.

Naughty DogJoel has barely appeared throughout promotional material for The Last of Us Part II.

Shared by the developers themselves, Fabionei ‘oneicosplay’ Bakhuizen crafted a full costume to accurately capture not only the gritty tone of the dilapidated world that Joel inhabits, but also the toughened exterior of the figure. 

Supplies are often hard to come by, yet this cosplay comes fit with a trusty shotgun, Joel’s flashlight, and even a bow to keep quiet while killing enemies.

Attached to his hip is a mask that allows Joel to traverse through infected terrain and avoid the parasitic spores that created such a dystopia. Clearly, this creator is ready for all possible situations, even a possible clicker sighting at a UK convention. 

With blood and dirt scattered across the remarkable costume, a great amount of detail has been added on top of the clothing and weaponry in order to truly make the creation stand out.

Moreover, oneicosplay appears to be the perfect age to lend a sense of realism to the design. While certain aspects have been exacerbated through strong lighting and particular angles, there’s no denying that his grey hairs only serve to elevate the authenticity of the cosplay that much more.

Standing alone as a sole survivor throughout each picture, it goes without saying that the creation would be even more impressive next to an authentic Ellie cosplay. 

Instagram: oneicosplayThe cosplayer even impressed Troy Baker at the 2019 MCM London Comic Con.

The Last of Us Part II is set to release around the world on May 29 and although gameplay demonstrations have been few and far between, Naughty Dog has assured that the sequel is one of their most ambitious projects to date.

There’s no telling just how big of a role Joel will be playing this time around with Ellie stepping up as the playable protagonist. Considering how the narrative came to a close in 2013 however, he’s sure to play quite a significant role once again.


World of Warcraft cosplayer rules over Bastion as amazing Kyrestia

Published: 15/Jan/2021 13:01

by Lauren Bergin


World of Warcraft has inspired a whole collection of amazing cosplays, but one cosplayer truly brings WoW into reality with her amazing Kyrestia cosplay. 

When it comes to Blizzard’s World of Warcraft universe, there are limitless possibilities to create amazing cosplays. The huge array of iconic characters, coupled with the impressive customization for your own hero or villain, makes the title perfect for passionate fans.

We recently saw cosplayer Cinderys create an amazing Sylvanas cosplay just in time for the release of Shadowlands, which in turn managed to score her Blizzard’s seal of approval.

This time around the subject of this amazing cosplay is Sylvanas’ polar opposite, Kyrestia the Firstborne, the ruler of Bastion.

WoW Kyrestia
Blizzard Entertainment
Kyrestia has become one of The Ascended’s most iconic faces.

Cosplayer ascends as Kyrestia

2021 has brought with it a lot of insane cosplays, but this one is certainly one of the most memorable so far.

Artist PlexiCosplay (Plexi) has outdone herself with this beautiful transformation. Having painted herself aqua from head to toe, she can be seen adorned in Kyrestia’s iconic white and gold outfit whilst channeling the Ascended queen’s angelic nature.

What your eyes are immediately drawn to are the wings though. Mirroring the sky blue of her skin, their construction is perfect. Tipped with gold trims that tie in with her vestments and stunning recreation of the warrior’s crown, Plexi literally is Kyrestia.

Join the ranks of the Ascended! Kyrestia cosplay by PlexiCosplay from r/wow

WoW fans are stunned

Considering the wings are, according the Plexi, “15 feet long,” it’s safe to say that fans can’t miss this cosplay.

It’s the wings that have really gotten attention. One fan’s hilarious comment simply wrote: “the wind: I’m about to end this woman’s whole career,” to which Plexi responded “YOU NAILED IT.”

Another respondent was equally as humorous, writing “Kyrestia flight 77 you are cleared for takeoff, proceed to runway 4.”

All of these comments though praised this amazing cosplay, with one comment summing it up: “This blew my mind!!! I thought someone cropped the Archon out and pasted her onto some road!”

It’s safe to say that Plexi has truly embodied the fan favorite Ascended. She’s not only radiant, but emits a ‘don’t mess with me’ aura. We can’t wait to see her next WoW cosplay, as if she keeps going like she’ll be the queen of not just Bastion, but the WoW cosplay scene in no time!