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Valorant cosplayer literally brings Sage to life with incredible outfit

Published: 21/Apr/2020 20:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch streamer ‘Ehri’ unveiled an extremely well-crafted cosplay of Valorant’s supportive Sentinel Agent Sage, and it’s safe to say that the internet is loving it.

The Valorant beta has been a major success for Riot Games, with their tactical FPS pulling in big numbers both on Twitch and in active users. With an impressive lineup of Agents right off the bat, cosplayers like Ehri decided to get in on the action.

In posts on Twitter and Instagram, the streamer showed off her take on Sage – and it looks as if the Agent was ripped right from the game and thrown into real life.

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Sage has some healing and slow abilities.

One thing that separates Ehri from other cosplayers is the number of digital alterations she openly makes in her creations, and she does a pretty stellar job of it.

Everything from Sage’s metal pauldrons to her sleek hairstyle is nicely recreated, including her bright teal earrings.

Teal and purple are a central theme of Sage’s design in the gam,e and Ehri took it upon herself to add these bright colors to the Agent’s white uniform in all the right places.

To finish off the ensemble, she donned Sage’s belt and even edited in an Orb, which is an essential part of the support’s kit in the game.

While a lot of people were impressed with the cosplay, Ehri felt the need to chime in after some people on Twitter appeared to take issue with the fact that her photo was edited.

“My ‘cosplay’ photos are edited, it’s pretty obvious and I’m always very open about it,” she clarified.” This is the style of how I make my content. I like the way it looks. some people view what I do as digital art, some see it as cosplaying.”

“The way you perceive it is entirely up to you,” she added. While some people may think she’s disrespecting actual cosplayers, the streamer addressed those concerns, too. “Cosplay can be really difficult. but just because what I do is created in a different way doesn’t mean it should be sh*t on.”

If you enjoyed this take on Sage, Ehri isn’t done here, either: On her Instagram, she noted that she’s currently working on Viper, but she’s going to need a little bit more time to get it just right.

We can’t wait to see what she has in store with more Valorant Agents, especially as more and more get added to the game over time.

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Eugene Lee Yang goes viral cosplaying Avatar: The Last Airbender

Published: 29/Oct/2020 12:39

by Georgina Smith

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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.