Best Dota 2 cosplays from The International 9 - Mirana, Treant, Tinker, more - Dexerto

Best Dota 2 cosplays from The International 9 – Mirana, Treant, Tinker, more

Published: 24/Aug/2019 11:26 Updated: 6/Apr/2020 13:10

by Connor Bennett


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Some of the best Dota 2 cosplayers were on show at The International 9, leaving onlookers absolute spellbound by their amazing looks. 

The showpiece event of the competitive Dota 2 calendar, The International, is quickly drawing to a close after months of anticipation. The final three teams have been set, with reigning champions OG going back to the grand finals. They could very well meet PSG.LGD in a rematch of TI8’s epic conclusion but before all that gets underway, fans have had their chance to be a part of the spectacle.

The cosplay contests at Dota tournaments are always full of high-level looks, and just like the professional players, it’s at The International where the best of the best shine. That’s been no different at TI9 which stunning costumes for Mirana, Earthshaker, and Treant leading the way.

ValveThe International 9 has already proven to be one of the most competitive TI’s yet.

Prior to Team Secret’s match with ViCi Gaming, fans who entered the competition were taken on to the stage to show off their incredible looks in front of the world.

Some of the most interesting were placed together in a line – including a fully-fledged Shadow Fiend that looked as if it was a robot, a Tinker with a working backlight and detailed shoulder pads, as well as an Earthshaker with a full floor pad to give off the illusion that they had just destroyed the earth.

Yet, despite all the incredible looks, one stood out in particular as cosplayer ‘Becky’ showed off her incredible Mirana look – including a replica of her Sagan mount to ride upon.

The cosplay drew compliments from the analyst’s desk, with one caster calling out: “Shoot me, please,” to the amusement of everyone – including Twitch chat, which immediately broke out into some classic spam.

However, the grand prize of $3,000 for the best in show costume went to Redemption Props’ Treant with a Protector skin.

The incredible craftsmanship even left the analysts desk wondering just how they had managed to pull off such a jaw-dropping display – but it seemed a worthy winner.

Thanks to the efforts of The International 9 participants, the bar for cosplayers has been set at such a high level that they’re going to need to pull out all the stops at The International 10 to become a worthy winner.


Danganronpa cosplayer looks incredible as real-life Ibuki Mioda

Published: 24/Oct/2020 17:52 Updated: 24/Oct/2020 17:58

by Georgina Smith


One skilled cosplayer has tried her hand at recreating Ibuki Mioda from Danganronpa, and has done an excellent job – capturing the character’s outfit in her costume perfectly.

Danganronpa is a game franchise created by Spike Chunsoft, having produced three main titles along with a spinoff in the form of a third-person shooter.

The premise of the first game Trigger Happy Havoc, is that there are 15 students trapped within a school, and the only way to break free is to murder other students and get away with it. For each crime scene, there is a discussion over who the students believe the murderer is.

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The game has secured itself a loyal following.

The subsequent games follow a similar premise, and consist of a varied cast of characters who sport unique personalities and interesting character design.

Danganronpa has a substantial following, with many players becoming attached to the fantastic range of characters, and naturally many have chosen to cosplay their favorite people from the game thanks to their appealing aesthetics.

Cosplayer ayuu.exe decided to give Ibuki Mioda a try, an upbeat musician with a quirky personality featured in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair and Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School.


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Ayuu.exe has managed to replicate Ibuki perfectly. Her intensely dark hair is long and pin-straight, with blue and pink pastel strands, along with a stunningly bold box fringe consisting of accompanying neon colors.

The horns atop her head replicate the use of hair, oversized black and white striped additions that compliment her quirky personality.


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Her school uniform is minimalistic but a perfect recreation of the sailor style original, even keeping with the soft pink ribbon that hangs with a white clasp in the centre of her torso. On one hand she wears a scrunchie, and on the other, a pink and black fingerless glove that just reflects how fantastic the attention to detail was in this cosplay.

The recreation was popular among fans, and ayuu.exe’s posts have now reached over 6000 likes combined on Instagram.