Witcher 3 cosplayer becomes royalty with Anna Henrietta outfit - Dexerto

Witcher 3 cosplayer becomes royalty with Anna Henrietta outfit

Published: 31/May/2020 13:54 Updated: 2/Jun/2020 12:47

by Calum Patterson


One of the less commonly cosplayed characters from the Witcher universe, Anna Henrietta, is a bold choice for any costume-designer or makeup artist – but one cosplayer pulled off the look to near perfection.

The Duchess of Toussaint, Henrietta only features in The Witcher 3 as part of the acclaimed Blood and Wine DLC, which really could have been a fully-fledged game on its own and no one would have felt shortchanged.

One of the main reasons it stands out, at least from a story perspective, is thanks to the ruthless but well-intentioned Duchess, who is also the cousin of the Emperor Emhyr.

Anna Henrietta in The Witcher 3
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Anna Henrietta’s look in The Witcher 3 is one of the most challenging to recreate.

Just like her palace, she dresses extravagantly, and her hairstyle looks particularly tasking to recreate, but cosplay designer maxscosplay, pulled out all the stops for this incredible outfit.

It is a perfect match to her look in The Witcher 3, all the way to the hair. The designer, Max’s Cosplay, told Dexerto that it took a whopping 231 hours to complete the fine embroidery on the dress.

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„Impertinence is the one thing i cannot abide.“ @thecompanionphotography found this breathtaking location and the season was just as perfect as the weather back then. Thank you so much for the memories and all the beautiful pictures! ? . Royal greetings from Anarietta from “The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt – Blood & Wine“, created by @cdpred ? . #thewitcherwildhunt #thewitchercostume #thewitcher3bloodandwine #thewitchercosplay #witchercosplay #witcher #witchercosplayer #witcher3wildhunt #bloodandwinecosplay #bloodandwine #bloodandwinecostume #bawcostume #anariettacostume #anarietta #anariettacosplay #annahenriettacosplay #annahenrietta #duchess #duchessoftoussaint #nilfgaard #toussaint #beauclair #cdprcommunity

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Cosplayer maedrya shared a selfie in the outfit on May 31, as she had previously used the dress from Max’s Cosplay for a complete shoot with other characters, including Geralt, Ciri and Yennefer. The attention to detail on the jewelry is particularly impressive in this shot.

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I love this anna henrietta selfie❤️ Memories from a wonderful shooting❤️ . Costume by @maxscosplay . #witcher #witchercosplay #annahenrietta #annahenriettacosplay #cosplay #toussaint #beauclair #duchess #duchessoftoussaint #bloodandwine #witcher3 #wildhunt #syanna #sangreal #geralt #geraltofrivia #kaermorhen #wiedźmin #cdprojektred #game #cosplay #cosplaygirl #swisscosplay #magic #novigrad #ведьмак3 #photoshooting #photography #gwent #cosplayersofinstagram

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The designer also shared with us some more detailed shots of the expert handiwork that went into the finer areas of the dress.

“It was a great challenge and I am very proud of this costume,” she said. The design was so intricate and expertly crafted, it was even crowned best dress at a German convention.

Embroidery for Witcher 3 cosplay.
Max's Cosplay
The attention to detail on the dress is stunning.

Another image from maedrya incorporates what Toussaint is famous for — its wine. Henrietta’s crown is actually a very close match to the in-game version, even if doesn’t include actual precious stones.

Of course, the main storyline of Blood and Wine sees Henrietta’s estranged sister attempting to exact revenge on her sibling after she was exiled from the Duchy.

So, what would a Henrietta cosplay be without both sisters together?

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Be welcome to enjoy one of the veeery rare shots of Anna's back of the dress. I love this one so much. The back took at least the same time as the back to be done and deserves some love, I hope… 😉 Thanks a lot to my adorable sister @lostgirlleonie for all the pics we did together. Now gimme my pin back, thx ? . Royal greetings from Syanna and Anarietta from “The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt – Blood & Wine“, created by @cdpred ? . #thewitcherwildhunt #thewitchercostume #thewitcher3bloodandwine #thewitchercosplay #witchercosplay #witcher #witchercosplayer #witcher3wildhunt #bloodandwinecosplay #bloodandwine #bloodandwinecostume #bawcostume #bawcosplay #syanna #syannacosplayer #syannacostume #anariettacostume #anarietta #anariettacosplay #annahenriettacosplay #annahenrietta #duchess #duchessoftoussaint #nilfgaard #toussaint #beauclair

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And, to round off the shoot, Anna also had to take her place on the throne. Although she is never seen on the throne in the game, Geralt is sitting on it on the artwork for the DLC.

We’ve now seen almost every main character in The Witcher receive the cosplay treatment, but Anna Henrietta is a more rare find. To see more of the incredible work from the designer, check out her Facebook and Instagram pages.

Of course, there are no end of cosplayers creating their best versions of Yennefer, Ciri and Triss too.


Evangelion cosplayer becomes Rei Ayanami with epic underwater photoshoot

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:01

by Brent Koepp


A Neon Genesis Evangelion cosplayer shared her transformation into popular character Rei Ayanami. The artist brought the anime heroine to life with a mind-blowing underwater photoshoot.

Ever since its debut in 19995, Neon Genesis Evangelion has been one of the most influential animes of all time. The Studio Gainax Mecha was originally written by Hideaki Anno.

To celebrate the hit show, a cosplayer went to new depths – literally – to bring lead character Rei Ayanami to life. The artist’s jaw dropping underwater photo recreation will leave fans of the sci-fi epic speechless.

Screenshot of Rei Ayanami in Rebuild Evangelion anime.
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The blue-haired heroine is one of the main characters in the hit anime.

While the series heavily revolves around teenager Shinji Ikari moving to Tokyo-3, the protagonist quickly meets a diverse cast of characters after joining Nerv. One of the fierce characters introduced is Rei Ayanami who pilots Evangelion mechs to defend humanity from the alien threat called Angels.

Cosplayer Tessa ‘tessa_crownster’ made waves on Instagram after faithfully bringing the heroine to life in November. The artist absolutely nailed the character’s signature look, accurately mirroring her short blue bob-style haircut, as well as depicting her striking red eyes.

Tessa utilized underwater photography with the help of ‘brettsphoto‘ to truly capture the anime’s sci-fi roots. The result is stunning as it looks like she is floating in a tank full of wires and circuits. The creative shoot is easily one of the best cosplays we have ever seen of Evangelion.


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In another shot posted to the cosplayer’s social media, crownster gave fans a closer view of her incredible portrayal of Rei. The picture taken by ‘samu.snap‘ showcases just how accurate her costume is to the hit anime. Tessa looks ready for battle as she mimics Ayanami’s stance while wearing her iconic white and black pilot bodysuit.


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Despite releasing over 25 years ago, Evangelion continues to have a major influence on not only anime, but films and music. The groundbreaking Mecha was in many ways ahead of its time.

Those that might have missed out on the hit show back in the day can actually watch the original series right now on Netflix or Funimation.