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There’s no escaping this cosplay for KanColle’s speed-demon Shimakaze

Published: 10/Jan/2020 2:19

by Alan Bernal


A cosplayer managed to perfectly recreate Shimakaze from the massively popular browser-game-turned-anime Kantai Collection (KanColle).

Since 2013, KanColle has captivated fans around the world with it’s in-depth, fleet-building strategic gameplay, as well as its fun character designs for its many “ship girls.”

However, the game has transformed into much more than that since it launched, now boasting everything from a manga, anime, tabletop role-playing game, animated films and even a Playstation Vita title to boot.

DiomedéaShimakaze has been a fan-favorite of the KanColle series for a long time.

Needless to say, the franchise’s reach has touched almost every form of entertainment there is, and talented cosplayers have been there every step of the way to bring the adorable characters to life.

While there’s a fantastic line of KanColle designs to admire, none hit their mark so well as Kurumi Purarine’s take on the franchise’s jumpy Destroyer-class Shimakaze.

She wears a Japanese school girl’s outfit with a bunny ear headband along with her thigh-high stockings, as well as the iconic gray shoes with heel-rudders.

kurumipurarine InstagramKurumi Purarine definitely gave KanColle’s Shimakaze justice with this incredible cosplay.

Though the actual design looks straightforward enough, Kurumi Purarine’s take is all about the personality.

To complete the cosplay, Kurumi Purarine even has an adorable “Rensouhou-chan,” one of Shimakaze’s three familiars, in the form of her three naval gun turrets.

The cosplayer absolutely nails Shimakaze’s boisterous demeanor and eccentric thrill for combat in the high seas.

Kurumi Purarine’s take on Shimakaze has fans flocking to admire her spot-on cosplay for the popular KanColle unit, with thousands of Instagram likes on every post for the design.

While KanColle might have slipped under the radar for a ton of anime enthusiasts, there’s plenty more content to soak in if you’re looking to jump into the franchise.

The allure of the web browser game had, at one point, reached three million players in 2015; but if the game isn’t up to your speed, there’s a ton of novels and manga spin-offs that tell various stories in the KanColle saga.

Kurumi Purarine is an incredibly talented cosplayer and her full set of skills easily made for one of the most exciting takes to Shimakaze that’s come out so far.


Valorant cosplayer re-invents herself as quirky genius Killjoy

Published: 28/Nov/2020 7:00

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Killjoy might be the inventive genius in the Valorant roster, but one of her biggest fans deserves the title too after she dished up a remarkably accurate cosplay. 

Valorant’s Agents are all unique. They have different strengths and weaknesses in certain situations. Killjoy, for example, is an absolute menace to face due to her ability to crowd control using gadgets.

However, that’s not the only reason fans love her. She’s hip, quirky, and a genius both on and off the battlefield. Interestingly, she’s a popular choice among cosplayers too, probably because something is alluring about her vibrant style.

Valorant Killjoy Cosplay
Riot Games
Killjoy might be a genius, but she acts and dresses in a way that many people can relate to.

Luminavira recently shared a picture of her incredible Killjoy cosplay on the Valorant subreddit, and it made quite an impression. It’s only been up for several hours and has already gained more than 500 upvotes and received plenty of positive feedback.

“Everyone makes fun of German efficiency,” she said, reiterating one of Killjoy’s lines. “Just keep laughing as you use all my gear.”

“I can finally show you some Killjoy pictures,” she added. “I am so proud of this Cosplay, and I love this girl so much. I know a lot of you guys don’t know Valorant, but I hope you like it anyway.”


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Luminavira made the costume herself, and she has done a fantastic job. The beanie, glasses, jacket, t-shirt, ripped jeans, gloves, and shoes all look like the real deal. It’s a perfect blend of green, yellow, grey, and purple.

The accessories were a nice touch as well. She included the bracelet, hip bag, leg strap, and even a replica rifle. What’s more, the attention to detail is second to none, and people were quick to notice.

“Wow, that’s amazing!” said the top comment in the Reddit thread. “You got even the tiniest details right. Even the pants are ripped in the same place. You look fantastic!”

“Introducing the real-life killjoy. This is seriously amazing!” said another. It’s a sentiment that others have shared, and for a good reason. Luminavira managed to bring her to life in the most incredible way.


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Luminavira is all smiles, and rightfully so. Like many cosplayers dedicated to the craft, she put in a lot of time and effort, and it shines through. Capugraphy’s top-notch photography played a part too.

It’s always nice to see your favorite characters come to life. Valorant players, especially those who love Killjoy, have been truly mesmerized by this piece. Luminavira deserves all the praise she’s getting.