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Witcher cosplayer creates enchanting Yennefer look

Published: 22/Jul/2020 19:46

by Theo Salaun


Of all characters not named Geralt in the Witcher, Yennefer of Vengerberg is perhaps the most enchanting. It’s only fitting that cosplayer ‘korielcreations’ recreated her look and sorcery.

“I’m not heartless, I’ve just learned how to use my heart less.” As Koriel quotes, Yennefer is a cold, pensive character, who just happens to have crafted a charming look that belies her unmitigated magic prowess.


Raven-haired, purple-eyed, donning everything from thigh-high stockings to battle-ready leather bracers and accessorized plumage — Yennefer is no one-sided character, but instead embodies a dangerous, self-aware versatility.  

Just as those who encounter Yennefer need to be wary of her capacity to switch from casual to catastrophic in an instant, Koriel’s cosplay reflects that dynamic, as one shot shows her drenched in electrifying magic while another reflects the calmer, serene side of the deadly sorceress.


In both photos, Koriel is adept in maintaining Yennefer’s signature look: Unfazed, perceptive, and perhaps a little nonchalant. The magically adept character is over 100 years old and boasts both some of the strongest powers and best looks in the Witcher universe – and she’s understandably emotionless in most situations. (Lest she encounters a debonair, unique protagonist like a user-controlled Geralt of Rivia, of course.)

As Koriel quotes in her other post, “It’s good to see you, Geralt. I… I’d even embrace you… were you not covered in blood.” Only a being who has seen nearly everything can be so unbothered by the sight of a blood-drenched friend that her only concern is not getting clothes bloodied. Yennefer is a master of her aesthetic, and Koriel’s mimicry of her look in the Witcher 3 is nearly a perfect match.

Not just a cosplayer, Koriel’s bio also includes game development and artistry, as evidenced by the fact that she is the one who edited her cosplays, using Photoshop and the Werble app to recreate the magic her source inspiration is so known for.

Overall, the responses to Koriel’s Yennefer cosplay have been understandably positive. Commenters are quick to appreciate the effects edited into the electric animation, as well as the lighting in her more serene, natural shot.

Swords, magic, and a commitment to unbothered facial expressions; Koriel’s prop and environment versatility make this cosplay both a reflection of Yennefer’s look as well as her multifaceted nature.


Darling in the Franxx cosplayer goes viral as real life Zero Two

Published: 27/Oct/2020 17:33 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 18:23

by Brent Koepp


A talented cosplayer made waves on Instagram after bringing Darling in the Franxx protagonist Zero Two to life. The artist’s transformation into the anime heroine will leave fans of the series in awe.

Darling in the Franxx made its explosive debut in 2018, and became the breakout anime of the year. The hit project was a joint collaboration between popular creators CloverWorks and Studio Trigger.

To celebrate the series, prolific cosplayer Zekia ‘aru.rinh’ created an insanely accurate costume of the show’s lead protagonist. Her faithful portrayal of the pink-haired heroine is so good, she truly becomes the real life Zero Two.

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The popular anime features enigmatic character Zero Two.

Cosplayer goes viral as real life Zero Two

The anime takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where humans are on the verge of extinction from monsters called Klaxosaurs. To fight back, pilots control massive mechs called Franx, which need two people to operate. The most powerful character in the series is the half human hybrid, Zero Two.

Popular cosplayer Zekia ‘aruh.rinh’ went viral on social media after sharing her transformation into the heroine. Photographer ‘lostdumplings‘ captured the artist posing in the character’s signature red and white pilot bodysuit.

Zekia faithfully portrayed Zero Two’s iconic look, which includes her flowing pink hair and headband which covers her two red horns. The anime protagonist has the objects growing out of her head as a result of having Klaxosaur blood in her.


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In another shot posted to Instagram, aruh.rinh recreated a popular scene from Episode 7 where the characters go to the beach. Standing in a white bathing suite, she depicted Zero Two standing front of the ocean in a gorgeous picture taken by ‘muze.’


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As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the artist also created a third costume of the heroine. In the story, the pilots attend an academy and wear school uniforms. Zekia posed for ‘shutterfoo‘ while sitting on a set of stairs.


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The talented cosplayer has gone viral several times before, as her incredibly detailed costumes bring popular animes to life. In October, Zekia captured hearts of Demon Slayer fans with her adorable Nezuko in a box outfit.

Despite coming out in 2018, Darling in the Fraxx has already become a wildly popular franchise. Those wanting to see what all the hype is about can catch it now on streaming services Crunchyroll and Funimation.