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The Witcher Cosplayer makes magic as enchanting Yennefer

Published: 22/Oct/2020 11:50

by Georgina Smith


A remarkable cosplayer has flexed her sharp costume skills with a meticulous recreation of Yennefer from The Witcher 3, looking every bit the part of the powerful sorceress.

The Witcher experienced a sweeping success as a game, particularly its most recent third installment, thanks to its rich medieval-inspired world-building, fantasy elements, and complex character relationships.

The TV adaptation that was released on Netflix in 2019 scooped up a new wave of fans who, despite not having played the game previously, fell in love with the world it portrayed, leading the show to go on and trump huge names like The Mandalorian in terms of demand.

Yennefer is one of the story’s main female protagonists. A cold character with a dark past, she captivated fans with her enchanting aesthetic, as well as her complexity of character.

Jason Momoa and Henry Cavil pose in Netflix promo image
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The franchise soared in popularity after the release of the third game, and then the Netflix series took it to another level.

Thanks to the intricacy of the outfits featured in both the game and the show, it remains a rather difficult feat to pull off an accurate cosplay, but DariaSol managed to recreate Yennefer down to the fine details, in a beautifully atmospheric shot.

Her hair is impossibly voluminous, matching Yennefer’s thick black curls that cascade down her shoulders and back. Also, an exact replica is her thick black choker-necklace with a circular medallion that sits between her collarbones.

[Self] Yennefer of Vengerberg by DariaSol from r/cosplay

DariaSol has opted for a beautiful off the shoulder look, a bardot black blouse with the arms wrapped in an intricate ribbon, overlaid with a black corset. This is paired with leather gloves that she is putting on in the photograph.

She sports what appear to be thigh-high boots and socks, with a small gap between that and some shorts. This has then been covered with a skirt that has a wide slit in the side, giving the outfit that extra dimension.

Dario Sol looks like she could drop right into The Witcher universe, her Yennefer recreation looking just as enchanting as her in-game and in-series counterparts.


Danganronpa cosplayer wows as perfect traditional dancer Hiyoko Saionji

Published: 4/Dec/2020 18:12

by Georgina Smith


A cosplayer made waves on Instagram after bringing Danganronpa’s Ultimate Traditional Dancer, Hiyoko Saionji to life. The artist has done an incredible job of both capturing the character’s look, and playing with some cool editing effects.

Danganronpa is a visual novel franchise that has scooped up a huge following, particularly in the cosplay community. Its cast of characters are vibrant and multi-faceted, and above all else have some fantastic costumes – which make it the perfect universe to get stuck into for a cosplayer.

In the story, the students are stuck inside a hellish school in which their only means of escape is by murdering one of their classmates and getting away with it. The Visual Novel is full of twists and turns that leave players desperate to find out what happens next.

Danganronpa Trigger Happy Havoc logo with character
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Trigger Happy Havoc was the first game in the franchise.

The character of Hiyoko Saionji has the title of the Ultimate Traditional Dancer and is a student of Hope’s Peak Academy’s class 77-B, featuring in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair along with the third game, The End of Hope’s Peak High School.

Cosplayer goatchii.cos has done an amazing job of recreating Hiyoko’s vibrant look, using their costume and makeup skills to produce a captivating final result.

Goatchii.cos models the character’s gorgeous orange kimono, which features white trimming down the neck and floral patterns that look just like the original. The traditional attire is also topped with a green obi sash, adding to its dynamic color scheme.

The wig by CosCraft is adorned with a variety of adorable looking clips, along with two green bows that are tucked into the artists golden blonde curly locks.

The makeup is definitely a highlight of the cosplayer’s look, with deeply saturated pinks and reds on their nose and cheeks giving a perfect youthful appearance. The chunky glitter on their cheekbones also ties in to the overall vibrancy of the photo.

Overall, this cosplayer did a superb job of recreating the fascinating character of Hiyoko, capturing all of the key elements in a stunningly fine tuned way.