The Witcher fan stops time with spell-binding Ciri cosplay - Dexerto

The Witcher cosplayer stops time as spell-binding princess Ciri

Published: 4/Sep/2020 8:54 Updated: 4/Sep/2020 9:00

by Isaac McIntyre


The Witcher cosplayer Narga has stopped time with her latest Ciri costume, unveiling her spell-binding take on the fan-favorite princess. It may just be the most accurate cosplay of the sassy Witcher we’ve seen yet!

Ciri has always been a fan-favorite from the Witcher franchise, but her popularity has only skyrocketed since she played a huge role in CD Projekt’s The Witcher 3, and appeared as a sassy youngster in the Netflix adaptation’s first season.

The magical princess is a favorite for Witcher cosplayers around the world, in part due to her iconic battle-hardened look. She dons traveling gear like her mentor the White Wolf, and gives off a special “badass” aura to boot.

Ciri has always been a Witcher fan-favorite, but her role in CD Projekt Red's game and the Netflix series has shot her to even greater heights.
CD Projekt Red
Sassy Witcher princess Ciri has always been a franchise fan-favorite.

The Witcher cosplayer unveils spellbinding Ciri

Among those Witcher fans who love cosplaying Ciri was cosplay model ‘Nagra,’ who unveiled her latest take on the magical heroine on Instagram earlier this month.

We’ll admit, the first time we saw Nagra’s cosplay on Instagram, we were actually fooled into thinking it was a screenshot from The Witcher 3. Her Ciri cosplay is just that good!

The main focus of the cosplay is Ciri’s makeup. She’s referred to as “the ugly one” in many of the series’ novels, due to her huge red scar across the left side of her face. Nagra captured it perfectly, and it stands out in every photo.

Ciri’s iconic scar isn’t the only part of the cosplay that stood out either though. Nagra pulled on the character’s usual white and brown tunic, and added her knee-high tan boots to finish off the full character outfit.

The pièce de résistance, however, was the well-worn look that Nagra had in her Ciri cosplay; it really did look like the cosplayer had been fighting in the forests of Brokilon.

Nagra, who put together both the Ciri costume and stunning makeup, joked the best way to get the “flawless” weathered look ⁠she had in her photos— taken by Kmitenkova —  is to “go to the forest… lie down, and roll with dirt and wet grass.”

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"I’ve departed, escaped, been forced to flee so many times…yet I always returned". Cirilla – The Witcher 3 Costume made by me @narga_lifestream photo by @kmitenkova #cirilla #gamecosplay #nargaandaokicosplay #thewitcher #cdprojektred #ciricosplay #cirillafionaelenriannon #witchercosplay #witcher #fantasy #zireael #cosplaygirl #cosplayersofinstagram

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Nagra’s Ciri cosplay draws a crowd

The Witcher cosplayer also shared a lovely little anecdote alongside her Ciri costume reveal: she took many of the photos in Vyborg, a town in Russia. While she was there, many Witcher fans approached her to take photos.

“Many people recognized the character, told me kind words, and asked me to take pictures with them,” she said. “Usually all this thing happens only at conventions… maybe it’s because The Witcher 3 is extremely popular and loved in Russia.”

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Ciri in Novigrad. "Repay a few debts – and settle a few scores…" ? @kmitenkova Costume/makeup by me (@narga_lifestream) I usually don't like to wear cosplay on public (except conventions, of course) but I enjoyed it that day. Many people recognize the character, told me kind words and asked me to take pictures with them… and usually all this thing happens only at convention, so I was surprised to see that on the streets in "normal life". Maybe it's because "The Witcher 3" is extremely popular and loved in Russia. What video games are popular in your country?? #thewitcher #witchercosplay #witcher3wildhunt #cirilla #zireael #cirillafionaelenriannon #ciricosplay #cdprojektred #fantasycosplay #medieval #nargaandaokicosplay #vyborg #cosplayphotography #cosplayer

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Nagra is far from the only cosplayer to have unveiled a Witcher costume recently too; German cosplayer Saftigesgnu appeared as enchantress Yennefer late last month. Silvercos also whipped up a Geralt cosplay, complete with Roach too.

Ciri seems to be a big favorite for the Witcher game developers too. Last time Nagra put together a cosplay of the princess, CD Projekt Red actually commented on the costume; they congratulated her, and dubbed it “awesome.”


Darling in the Franxx cosplayer goes viral as real life Zero Two

Published: 27/Oct/2020 17:33 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 18:23

by Brent Koepp


A talented cosplayer made waves on Instagram after bringing Darling in the Franxx protagonist Zero Two to life. The artist’s transformation into the anime heroine will leave fans of the series in awe.

Darling in the Franxx made its explosive debut in 2018, and became the breakout anime of the year. The hit project was a joint collaboration between popular creators CloverWorks and Studio Trigger.

To celebrate the series, prolific cosplayer Zekia ‘aru.rinh’ created an insanely accurate costume of the show’s lead protagonist. Her faithful portrayal of the pink-haired heroine is so good, she truly becomes the real life Zero Two.

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The popular anime features enigmatic character Zero Two.

Cosplayer goes viral as real life Zero Two

The anime takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where humans are on the verge of extinction from monsters called Klaxosaurs. To fight back, pilots control massive mechs called Franx, which need two people to operate. The most powerful character in the series is the half human hybrid, Zero Two.

Popular cosplayer Zekia ‘aruh.rinh’ went viral on social media after sharing her transformation into the heroine. Photographer ‘lostdumplings‘ captured the artist posing in the character’s signature red and white pilot bodysuit.

Zekia faithfully portrayed Zero Two’s iconic look, which includes her flowing pink hair and headband which covers her two red horns. The anime protagonist has the objects growing out of her head as a result of having Klaxosaur blood in her.


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In another shot posted to Instagram, aruh.rinh recreated a popular scene from Episode 7 where the characters go to the beach. Standing in a white bathing suite, she depicted Zero Two standing front of the ocean in a gorgeous picture taken by ‘muze.’


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As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the artist also created a third costume of the heroine. In the story, the pilots attend an academy and wear school uniforms. Zekia posed for ‘shutterfoo‘ while sitting on a set of stairs.


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The talented cosplayer has gone viral several times before, as her incredibly detailed costumes bring popular animes to life. In October, Zekia captured hearts of Demon Slayer fans with her adorable Nezuko in a box outfit.

Despite coming out in 2018, Darling in the Fraxx has already become a wildly popular franchise. Those wanting to see what all the hype is about can catch it now on streaming services Crunchyroll and Funimation.