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Pokimane breaks the internet with viral Ariana Grande cosplay

Published: 27/Feb/2020 5:47 Updated: 27/Feb/2020 10:22

by Andrew Amos

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Twitch streamer Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has stunned her Instagram and Twitter followers with a perfect photoshoot that makes her look like a splitting image of pop sensation Ariana Grande, even getting coined “Pokiana Grande.” 

Pokimane is one of the most loved streamers on Twitch, with a loyal legion of fans on the site. However, off camera, she’s an even bigger internet celebrity, with almost two million followers on her personal Twitter and almost five million on Instagram.

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While she usually shares photos of herself and the rest of the OfflineTV crew, one particular picture has sent the internet into a spin. The streamer managed to create a splitting image of herself with Ariana Grande, and it’s got everyone confused.

The photos, which she shared on February 26 with the caption “Ariana Grande, but gamer girl”, were just a quick make-up do. This just might be the quickest and best Ariana Grande cosplay ever!

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Pulling her hair back into a ponytail and getting into some comfy clothes, the streamer managed to make herself look exactly like the pop sensation behind hits like “Thank U, Next.”

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The images have brought on a reaction like no other from her friends and fans. OfflineTV housemate Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan could only manage a garbled mess in reply on Twitter, while Lily ‘Lilypichu’ Ki uttered “Jesus christ” in response.

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“Why do you actually look like her,” ‘angelskimi’ asked, which Pokimane replied to by saying Grande’s look “is so god damn iconic.”

The picture of Pokimane’s impeccable makeup is well on its way to breaking records on her Instagram and Twitter.

The image set has almost 500,000 likes on her Instagram in just five hours, while over on Twitter, it’s about to hit 100,000 likes and 5,000 retweets in the same space of time.

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While she usually breaks around 600,000 to 800,000 likes on Insta and 100,000 on Twitter, her Ariana Grande impression is doing so in breakneck speed.

Grande is yet to take notice of Pokimane’s incredible make-up, however it’s likely that she will also be blown away by the uncanniness of the streamer’s impersonation.

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League cosplayer descends from the heavens as amazing Dragonslayer Diana

Published: 7/Oct/2020 8:02

by Andrew Amos

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Diana has descended from the heavens of Mount Targon here on Earth ⁠— or so you could be mistaken into thinking. Scottish cosplayer ‘anaelic’ has once again delivered the goods for League of Legends fan, putting on an epic display with her Dragonslayer Diana cosplay.

Seeing a Diana cosplay for League of Legends is rare. However, finding an exquisite one is almost impossible. The Scorn of the Moon, with her heavy armor and massive Moonsilver blade, isn’t up there with one of the popular champions to cosplay.

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However, that hasn’t stopped anaelic from creating one of the best ⁠— if not the best ⁠— Diana cosplay with her incredible rendition of the Lunari’s Dragonslayer skin.

Dragonslayer Olaf and Diana in League of Legends
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The Dragonslayer skin for Diana is one of her most intricate, but that didn’t stop anaelic.

Anaelic has been working on her Dragonslayer Diana cosplay since lockdown began. She was originally going to take it to conventions, but with 2020 stopping all of those, she instead used the project as motivation.

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“This project has instead been my distraction, the thing that’s kept me motivated to stay productive, and I’m so proud that I at least have this to show for all the extra time I’ve had,” she said on Instagram after completing her cosplay.

You can tell just how much effort she put into it right from the first glance. Anaelic has managed to recreate the Aspect’s sunset-colored armor perfectly, not forgetting a single panel on Diana’s intricate outfit.

She managed to keep all the pieces together with velcro, although the cosplay is ⁠— understandably ⁠— very hard to get around it.

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“I honestly don’t know how I’m going to survive a full day at a con in this cosplay because it is so hard to move about it! It was well worth it though because we got some amazing photos,” she added.

 

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Anaelic also considered all the small details ⁠— she recreated the smoky effect on her blade with a smoke machine and LED lights built into the crescent. The cosplay is not only one of the best Diana ones we’ve seen, but one of the best cosplays of the year. Period.

The Scottish cosplayer isn’t stopping here though. If you’re wondering what anaelic’s next project is, wonder no more. She is currently working on a Spirit Blossom Lillia cosplay, and she’s trying to make it perfect from head-to-hoof. We’ve even covered her progress on it so far!

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