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Cel-shaded Super Mario cosplay takes on a Borderlands 3 twist

Published: 18/Oct/2019 23:50 Updated: 19/Oct/2019 0:52

by Brent Koepp


An incredibly skilled cosplayer brought his mindblowing Mario costume to New York Comic Con 2019, and his unique take on the beloved Nintendo plumber turned heads and won him first place in a contest.

New York Comic Con is one of the biggest entertainment conventions in the world, as the annual event celebrates everything from comics, to cosplay, as enthusiasts from all over gather to celebrate their favorite hobbies.

However one cosplayer blew the minds of attendees and judges when he showed off his version of Nintendo’s iconic character Mario, and brought to lovable mascot to life like never seen before.

Mario brought to life

Professional cosplayer and prop maker ‘Akellyz’ put his incredible costume on display at NYCC this year which ran from October 8 to 11, and gave Mario a gritty new look. The more mature take on the plumber, shows him as a formidable warrior in a cel shaded Borderlands 3-esque style.

His prop making talents are on full display, as the costume has a Yoshi animatronic on his back that moves its eyes and head, and even blows smoke out its mouth, taking cosplay to a new level.

[Photographer] Selection of Cosplay photos from NYCC this past weekend, including this amazing Borderlands Mario! (Link in comments) from r/cosplay

If that wasn’t cool enough, the amount of detail that has gone into his costume is astonishing as the artist included a vast amount of references from the Mario series, from the mini ‘Bob-omb’ grenades, to the Chain Chomp weapon around his neck.

But he also included an incredible looking recreation of the ghost character ‘Boo’ locked in a cage that hung from behind him and had eyes that lit up. His Bazooka is cleverly a ‘Bullet Bill’ from the game, and even had a ‘Piranha Plant’ that rose up from the top of the weapon.

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Over on his Instagram, Akellyz has more photos showing off the costume, even showing the process he went through to put the makeup on to transform into the Nintendo plumber.

The social media account also includes a video that shows off the animatronic Yoshi up close, giving us a better look at how insane this costume truly is, as the dinosaur opens and closes his eyes, and moves his head.

The talented cosplayer actually won New York Comic Con’s previous contests in 2014 and 2015, making this his third victory of the popular event, and it’s easy to see why.

The more you stare at his intricate costume, the more references from the beloved Nintendo franchise you will find. The amount of detail is staggering, and is truly one of the best cosplays we’ve ever seen.


Mortal Kombat cosplayer breaks the ice with amazing Sub-Zero outfit

Published: 19/Jan/2021 11:22 Updated: 19/Jan/2021 11:28

by Lauren Bergin


Mortal Kombat is one of the gaming universe’s most iconic franchises and has recently acquired its own movie. One cosplayer has chosen to celebrate in style by transforming into the icy Sub-Zero.

If there’s one franchise that almost every gamer knows about it’s Mortal Kombat. The iconic fighting game has spawned a loyal fanbase, as well as a host of spinoff media, including the 2021 movie of the same name.

The game has even been picked up by sugar free energy drink behemoths GFUEL, who have created 11 unique flavors are inspired by the title’s main characters.

Just in time for the movie dropping on April 16, one fan has created an insane cosplay that will leave you feeling a little chilly.

Mortal Kombat Movie 2021 Sub-Zero
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Joe Taslim brings the iconic character to life in the new movie.

Sub-Zero cosplay brings in the Ice Shower

Sub-Zero has become one of the game’s most popular characters. The Chinese cryomancer has the power to bend ice to his will, making him a pretty fierce opponent.

Polish cosplayer Cyprian has brought Sub-Zero into the real world with an amazing series of cosplay images. One of these shows him channelling some inner peace while contemplating how best to pull off the perfect fatality as the ice bender.

Seen sporting the character’s deep navy samurai style armor, coupled with the Oni style mask that covers the bottom half of his face, we really wouldn’t want to run into him in the middle of a frosty winter forest.

It’s not just the outfit that makes Cyprian stand out above other cosplayers, it’s his menacing attitude that makes him the perfect Sub-Zero.


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Cyprian as some fun as Sub-Zero

When he’s not glaring into the camera though, the Pole is making the Mortal Kombat assassin into an almost lovable character.

One of the best images from the series is of him recreating the classic high kicks that are seen throughout the series, and in turn have become one of the images fans are most familiar with.


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A second video shows him dancing away to ‘Ice Ice Baby,’ and considering it has garnered an astounding 2k likes, it’s safe to say fans want to drop the beat with Cyprian’s Sub-Zero.


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The attention to detail in this cosplay is amazing. With the upcoming movie and awesome art like this, we can’t wait to see if  Cyprian brings us any more Mortal Kombat cosplays.

We’d love to see Scorpion, the series’ resurrected Ninja, get down to ‘Rock You Like a Hurricane.’ Why? Because he’s a Scorpion after all!