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Valorant cosplayer shows off venomous Viper outfit

Published: 8/Apr/2020 13:56

by Andy Williams

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Riot Games’ Valorant closed beta is in full swing and fans of the tactical shooter are already producing some stunning cosplays of the game’s Agents.

Riot have launched their character-based tactical shooter with a ten-man cast of Agents, each with their own unique set of abilities, and personality. With over 1.7 million viewers piling into Valorant’s Twitch section on day one, fans everywhere are trying to catch a glimpse of the FPS that has everyone talking.

One of the characters that has been at the forefront of Riot’s Valorant campaign, has been Viper — the game’s in-house toxic Controller Agent with a knack for using chemical devices to daze her enemies.

Viper's abilities in Valorant.
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Viper can deal damage and daze her enemies with her array of poison-themed abilities.

Plenty of fans have taken a liking to Viper’s relentless personality. While she comes across as a bloodthirsty Agent, who’ll stop at nothing to take down her enemies on the battlefield.

Some of the Controller Agent’s quips draw parallels with Apex Legends’ fan-favorite, Caustic. Viper can be heard saying “no one can hold their breath forever” when deploying her Ultimate Ability, which shares a very similar persona to that of the Apex Games’ Toxic Trapper.

Although, Issabel Cosplay has perhaps encapsulated Viper in real life with her stunning cosplay. Complete with Viper’s trademark mask, the cosplayer has paid close attention to detail with this one.

Drawing comparisons between Viper’s in-game appearance and Issabel’s cosplay shows just how well the cosplayer has done to bring the Agent to life.

Paying close attention to Viper’s mask, Issabel has even outlined the filters on either side, which is identical to how Viper appears in-game.

To top it off, the cosplayer even executed the makeup to perfection. Complete with Viper’s green eye shading and the quirky flicks, it almost looks like Riot’s Agent has been plucked straight out of their game and brought to life.

Issabel even streamed the beta on Twitch while donning the mask, and playing as the real Viper.

With Valorant still in its beta stages, it’s only a matter of time before more cosplays of fans’ favorite Agents come flooding in… Especially considering this was welcomed with open arms on the Valorant subreddit.

If you’re looking to participate in Valorant’s closed beta, follow our guide on how to play Riot’s highly anticipated tactical shooter.

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League cosplayer comes out from the shadows as amazing Akali

Published: 23/Oct/2020 8:05

by Andrew Amos

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Ever seen a League of Legends cosplay so good that Riot can’t help but share it with the world? Well, now you have, with Sweet Angel’s take on Akali taking League players by storm.

Akali is one of League of Legends’ most popular characters to cosplay. Whether it be her default skin, or the mega-popular K/DA variant, people love to show off as the Ionian assassin.

However, few manage to grab the eyes of Riot as much as Sweet Angel. The talented Italian cosplayer decided to take on Akali as her most recent project, and while the costume looks simple, it was anything but.

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Akali is one of the most popular League champions to cosplay, but few catch the eyes of Riot.

“I thought it was a simple costume, but it required a lot more attention and time than I thought,” she told fans on her website.

It took Sweet Angel about 100 hours all up to create the Akali cosplay ⁠— and you can see every bit of hard work and time that went into it. From the handmade wig, to the dress, and even Akali’s smoke bombs, Sweet Angel didn’t miss a beat.

Everything that you see was basically handmade. Sweet Angel sewed all of the fabrics together, stitched everything up, and made it tailored not only to herself, but true to life to Akali’s design.

She even designed Akali’s signature Kana, using EVA foam so she can carry it around without too much hassle.

She added every detail to the weapon like she did the costume too, from the leather handle all the way down to the marks and blemishes on the battle-worn blade.

The cosplay is so good that even the official League of Legends account couldn’t help but react. Sweet Angel got a retweet on the cosplay from the near five million follower account, and they don’t hand those out lightly.

As for her next cosplay, Sweet Angel hasn’t revealed her plans just yet. However, she’s got a few more shoots on the way, and if they’re anything like this Akali cosplay, they’ll be worth a gander.