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Insane Liz Katz Borderlands 3 cosplay is the best thing you’ll see today

Published: 18/Sep/2019 23:38 Updated: 19/Sep/2019 0:35

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Cosplay aficionado Liz Katz has created an incredible Borderlands 3 cosplay that will blow your mind with its accuracy and precision.

The third instalment of the hit Borderlands series finally arrived on September 13, and fans have been going crazy for it ever since, especially since it contains a bunch of pop culture references such as Rick & Morty, One Punch Man, and even an homage to Twitch star Dr Disrespect.

Talented cosplayer Liz Katz has also jumped aboard the BL3 hype train, and debuted an amazing outfit that is so incredibly accurate, it looks like she stepped right out of the game itself.

A spot-on Borderlands 3 cosplay

On September 18, Katz uploaded a lengthy clip to Twitter where she showed off her rendition of a Psycho from the looter shooter, who is one of the game’s most iconic characters.

Shot by Los Angeles-based videographer ‘EccentricErick’, the video wasted no time in showcasing all of the cosplay’s intricate details, from the cel-shaded body and clothing paint, to an accurate recreation of the character’s deadly Buzz Axe weapon.

The cosplayer even sports a spot-on Psycho mask with piercing light-up eyes, which looks like it could have been sucked straight from the game and put into real life – it’s that detailed.

To top it all off, the clip seems to have been shot in some sort of industrial setting, which really helps to tie the whole aesthetic together to make it look as real as possible.

Liz Katz is actually in Borderlands 3

The 31-year-old actually made her video game debut with Borderlands 3 as she plays a small voice acting role as a side character called ‘Bloodshine’.

Bloodshine is a murderous Psycho who players encounter in the Proof of Wife sidequest in Lectra City after completing the ‘Kill Killavolt’ substory. 

In the mission, which can be picked up from the Lectra City bounty board, the foe’s lover asks for help in rescuing their beau in exchange for a hostage they’ve captured – and it turns deadly.

While the model only has a small role, she smashes the part, and her Psycho cosplay just goes to show how much she loves the looter shooter series.

Gearbox Software / 2K GamesBloodshine in BL3.

Liz Katz is one of the internet’s best-known cosplayers with over a million followers across her social media accounts as of September 18.

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Sword Art Online cosplayer snipes enemies as real life Sinon

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:33

by Brent Koepp

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A Sword Art Online cosplayer went viral on Instagram after sharing her transformation into popular anime character Sinon. The artist’s stunning take brings the Phantom Bullet heroine to life.

Originally written in 2002 by novelist Reki Kawahara, Sword Art Online exploded in popularity a decade later with its animated adaptation in 2012. Viewers around the world have fallen in love with its creative take on massively multiplayer online role playing games.

Prolific cosplayer Sarah ‘hendoart‘ Hendo made waves on social media when she shared her costume based on the anime’s second season arc, the Phantom Bullet. The talented artist brought the beloved blue-haired sniper Sinon to life with an insanely accurate take.

Screenshot of Sword Art Online character Sinon.
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The blue-haired sniper stars in Sword Art Online II.

Sword Art Online cosplayer becomes real life Sinon

While the series starts off with protagonist Kazuto Kirigaya getting stuck in the virtual world of Aincrad, the show’s later seasons take place in a different online video game. In season two, Kirito meets a fierce sniper with a deadly aim named Sinon.

Bringing the heroine to life, cosplayer Hendoart shared her mind-blowing transformation into the character on Instagram. Photographer ‘nerdypictures‘ captured the artist posing in her signature outfit. The costume is full of meticulous detail, and includes a cut out black and white bodysuit which runs under her green jacket and leggings.

Sarah recreated a scene from the anime, and mirrored Sinon’s battle stance by holding her iconic sniper rifle behind her head. The life-size prop weapon was created by ‘airsoftevike‘ and is so accurate that it looks as if it could have come straight out of the screen.

 

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In another shot posted to social media, Hendo gave viewers a closer look at how faithful her Sword Art Online cosplay actually is. Not only did she mirror the heroine’s giant blue and silver belt buckle, she also created Sinon’s white scarf which she uses to wrap around her face to protect herself from the elements.

 

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While Sword Art Online’s anime has been a massive hit, its Light Novel adaptation is one of the most popular series in Japan. The franchise is so beloved, it’s been made into various games on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well.

Those interested in checking out the MMO-based show can catch all episodes on streaming services Funimation and Crunchyroll. Netflix also currently has seasons one through three available right now.