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The Witcher cosplayer shows off magical take on Yennefer

Published: 11/Aug/2020 13:56

by Matt Porter


A talented Witcher cosplayer has shown off her incredible take on Yennefer from the series’ third game, bringing the ‘Horsewoman of War’ to life in stunning detail. 

The Witcher has been a hot topic online for years, but became a pop-culture hit back in 2019 with the release of the first season of the TV adaption on Netflix, with hundreds of thousands of fans flooding back to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt as their imaginations ran wild after viewing Henry Cavill’s performance as Geralt of Rivia.

While the series may follow the story of Geralt on his quest to find and protect his adopted daughter Ciri, the love of his life Yennefer plays a major role of her own, raising the girl as one of her own and protecting her when the Wild Hunt comes searching for Ciri in the hopes of stealing her away from her family to use her incredible magic for their evil plans.

Yennefer in The Witcher 3
CD Projekt RED
Yennefer plays an important role in Ciri’s upbringing.

Instantly recognizable thanks to her raven hair and purple eyes, Yennefer is one the most cosplayed characters from the franchise, with fans following in love with her thanks to her fiery and determined personality that can intimidate all who cross the patch of the powerful sorceress, but also shows a tender and loving side in her raising of Ciri.

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German cosplayer ‘saftigesgnu‘ captured the enchantress perfectly, with her long dark hair falling perfectly over her shoulders, and her bright purples eyes capturing the attention of anyone who views the picture immediately.

Of course, the outfit is perfect too, with the character’s iconic turquoise feathers on the side of her dress across her arms and shoulders, and the same pair of brown leather gloves that Yennefer is often seen wearing, complete with gold trim. Even the details on dress have been meticulously made, with leather pockets and golden accents to bring the costume, and character, to life.

Unsurprisingly, the cosplay received mass acclaim, with many praising it for it’s authenticity and sheer awesomeness, as it captures the spirit of Yennefer brilliantly.

For fans of the show, the good news is that The Witcher will return to Netflix for season two, although no release date has been set, while a spin-off series titled Blood Origin has also been announced and will explain the origins of the first Witcher.


Eugene Lee Yang goes viral cosplaying Avatar: The Last Airbender

Published: 29/Oct/2020 12:39

by Georgina Smith


Writer, Director, and Try Guys member Eugene Lee Yang has absolutely blown Avatar: The Last Airbender fans away with his flawless cosplays, recreating not just Azula but Zuko too.

Since rising to internet fame with his work on YouTube series ‘the Try Guys,’ Eugene Lee Yang has established himself as a creator in his own right, producing many hugely viral videos exploring LGBTQ+ and Asian-American identities.

Each year in what he describes as his ‘Asian Halloween Tradition,’ Eugene cosplays different Asian characters from popular movies, TV shows, books and more to celebrate different aspects of those cultures, and works alongside a team to flex their outstanding costume and makeup skills.

In the past, he’s recreated characters like Mulan, Magnus Bane from the Mortal Instruments Series, and many more dating back to Halloween of 2009 when he cosplayed Russell from the animated film UP.

But this year, Eugene and his talented team treated fans to not just one, but two Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplays, and they were both as fantastic as each other.

Eugene cosplays Zuko and Azula

First, in a post that at the time of writing has 99,000 likes, he recreated the banished prince from the Fire Nation, Zuko.

Eugene models the brilliant costume by Kinetic Cosplay perfectly, the bold oranges and reds of the fabric creating a vibrant fire-like glow, which combined with the mix of silk trims and various types of fabric give a perfectly dynamic edge to the look.

His makeup artist Arianna Blean has also reformed Zuko’s signature eye scar, the scar wax looking intricate enough to be realistic, but also with a slightly animated feel in keeping with the original art style.

To fans’ surprise, Eugene even pulled out a second Avatar look to celebrate Halloween this year, also having a go at one of the show’s most popular villains, Fire Nation princess Azula in beautiful photos taken by JD Renes.

The absolutely stunning images show the YouTube star surrounded by lightning, filling the images with a mesmerizing blue-white glow. The black and gold plates contribute to a powerful silhouette, with the wig by danekez sculpted perfectly to look like the original, even keeping with the gold hairpiece in the center of the head.

Eugene put both characters together in the same image in a post that gained 40,000 likes, and even participated in a TikTok trend where he wipes a mirror to switch between the two characters, injecting the video with electric personality.

His series of posts about the cosplays have garnered hundreds of thousands of likes all together, and has already got people excited about what Eugene will pull out of the bag next Halloween.