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Witcher cosplayer’s magical Ciri outfit impresses developer

Published: 16/Sep/2020 14:18

by Jacob Hale

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The Witcher 3 was an incredibly popular game that became even more popular when Netflix made a TV adaptation of the story. Now, it remains a favorite of cosplayers who are fans of the show, game and books, with iconic characters and looks throughout the series.

After the success of the first season of Witcher on Netflix, it has been announced that they will be creating a spin-off series called Blood Origins, with famous Game of Thrones and Aquaman actor Jason Momoa rumored to be taking on a lead role on the show.

Spin-off aside, the Witcher’s main characters such as Geralt and Yennefer remain fan-favorites, and that’s no different in the cosplay world either.

Ciri remains one of the most popular characters, though, especially for cosplayers. Ciri comes from a long line of high-class, magical witchers. She’s the Heiress to the throne of Cintra as well as Inis Ard Skellig and Inis An Skellig, a Princess of Brugge and Duchess of Sodden among other things.

Geralt and Ciri The Witcher 3
CD Projekt Red
Ciri is one of the most important characters in the Witcher series.

The cosplay below was accurately curated by Wanderlustluca, who can often be found cosplaying as various gaming or TV characters.

The show is set in the 13th century, and Luca catches the medieval aesthetic perfectly, with a belt, boots and gloves that look borrowed from the Heiress herself.

Luca even adorns the scar that stretches across the left side of Ciri’s face, which she got from an Orion star that struck her when fleeing the town of Unicorn during The Tower of the Swallow.

The reception to the cosplay was brilliant, as well, with one person even saying that it’s “a better Ciri than Ciri herself.” Not only that, but a developer from The Witcher 3, Pawel Sasko, even caught wind of it, and absolutely loved it, “blessing” his followers with it on their timeline.

Of course, Ciri is going to continue being a popular character among cosplayers, but it’s fair to say that there aren’t many as accurate and true-to-character as Luca’s here.

Interestingly, Luca also says that she has never played the games or read the books, and is solely a fan of the TV show, but still took the time out to discover and cosplay Ciri’s look from The Witcher 3 game, proving exactly how much of a fan she is.

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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.