Witcher 3 cosplayer's Triss Merigold look is absolutely fire - Dexerto

Witcher 3 cosplayer’s Triss Merigold look is absolutely fire

Published: 8/Jul/2020 14:09

by Matt Porter


A Witcher 3 cosplayer brought some serious heat with an incredible cosplay of the game’s fiery enchantress Triss Merigold, bringing the character to life in stunning detail. 

The Witcher franchise has always been popular, but exploded in public consciousness once again in 2019 with the release of the live-action adaptation on Netflix, prompting fans around the world to grab their novels or jump back into the game’s to relive the epic story.

Of course, that means many have been showing their appreciation for their favorite characters with some incredible cosplays, and Instagram user bliss.cosplay has been showing off her unbelievable take on the character, wearing a perfect costume created my ‘miccostumes’, and a wig by ‘imstylewigs’.

Triss Merigold conjuring a spell.
CD Projekt Red
Triss Merigold is a powerful enchantress with a fiery personality. Literally.

Capturing Witcher characters can be tough, as their outfits can prove to be difficult to recreate due to the complexity of them, but miccostumes did an incredible job of recreating Triss’ look, with unbelievable detailing on the arms of her teal vest.

Detail is the name of the game in this cosplay though, with silver buckles running up the velvet sleeves that cover bliss.cosplay’s arms, intricate patterns etched on her leather vest, and the character’s signature silver amulet hanging around her neck.

Triss’ fiery red hair is the icing on the cake, bringing together a cosplay that leaves no doubt in anyone’s mind who it’s supposed to represent.

Merigold plays a part in the story of the third installment in the legendary Witcher franchise, with fans drawn not only to her fiery magic but her personality which matches those spells.

Unfortunately, there’s no official word on when the fourth Witcher game will release, so fans will just have to wait a little longer to play the next chapter of the engrossing story.

World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft cosplayer’s Sylvanas gets Blizzard’s seal of approval

Published: 27/Oct/2020 12:25

by Lauren Bergin


One of the most iconic characters of the World of Warcraft franchise is Sylvanas Windrunner, the infamous banshee seen in the Shadowlands trailer. A cosplay by Cinderys injects some new life into the famous undead warrior. 

With the pre-patch World of Warcraft: Shadowlands launching on the 13 October, the buzz surrounding the game’s newest installment is beginning to rise. As we draw ever closer to release, there’ll likely be a host of new Shadowlands content to keep us occupied.

The events of Shadowlands take place after the Battle for Azaroth, and see players travel deep into the Shadowlands to thwart their undead nemesis; fan-favorite archer turned banshee Sylvanas Windrunner. The Shadowlands themselves have come to represent the game’s equivalent of the afterlife, and while intriguing, are clearly home to a plethora of new, dangerous enemies.

However, Parisian cosplayer Cinderys (Sonia Grillet) has helped to blur the veil between the real world and the WoW universe by creating a stunning cosplay rendition of the Shadowlands antagonist.

Becoming the Banshee Queen

At first glance, Cinderys could easily be Sylvanas – or at least an illustration of her. Framed against the murky background of the Shadowlands, Cinderys is adorned in corrupted high eleven armor sporting Sylvanas’ masterfully crafted longbow. Ash blond hair cascades down her shoulders, providing some welcome respite to the dark, shadowy surroundings. However, getting to this point clearly wasn’t easy.

In a series of WIP photos, Cinderys shows the step by step process that led to the creation of the iconic Dark Lady, with one image showing the incomplete bust piece that lies at the center of Sylvanas’ armor.

A second photograph shows some of the behind the scenes work that went into the iconic longbow. With the finalized product sitting next to a blueprint of how to build it, it’s proof of just how much work has gone into the creation of the famous weapon.

Hail to the queen

With 3,000 likes on the image alone, Cinderys cosplay certainly attracted attention. The cosplay queen shared a post on Instagram showing the Blizzard liked the tweet of Cinderys as Sylvanas. Cinderys’ excitement is infectious; seeing Blizzard respond to her cosplays caused a wave of appreciative fan comments and support.

Just in time for spooky season, Cinderys proves that even in these wild times we can dress up and lose ourselves a little. Sometimes it’s time to be queen, so it’s worth taking a leaf out of Cinderys’ book and putting some effort into our passions. After all, we have all the time in the world.