Shockingly authentic Borderlands 3 cosplay brings Zane to life - Dexerto

Shockingly authentic Borderlands 3 cosplay brings Zane to life

Published: 24/Sep/2019 0:54 Updated: 24/Sep/2019 1:12

by Brad Norton


The recently released Borderlands 3 has been met with much fanfare and acclaim, so it was only a matter of time before players started designing unbelievable costumes to show their enthusiasm.

Released on September 13, the third entry in the popular Borderlands franchise was finally put out into the world after a lengthy drought in the series. Drawing the attention of countless popular streamers from shroud to Dr Disrespect, the latest looter-shooter has been the center of attention of late on Twitch.

The community has been buzzing and numerous ingenious cosplayers have already applied their skills to new Borderlands themed cosplays. This fresh Zane costume however, might just be the most detailed yet.

Popular cosplayer ‘maul-cosplay’ on Instagram, has dedicated his efforts to recreating Zane with remarkable attention to detail. The Operative class in Borderlands 3, while as witty as they come, Zane can be fine-tuned as a support character, utilizing his barrier to defend teammates in danger.

From authentic cell-shading across his hair, skin, and costuming, to LED’s in the eyepatch, this cosplay of the crafty vault hunter is as credible as can be.

Stating that it’s “horrible to wear,” the cosplayer poses for a full 360-degree video to showcase just how much work went into bringing the costume to life. 

Even the most minute details have been taken into consideration and it shows. When the creases on a coat have been fleshed out with intricate cell-shading, you know the cosplayer means business.

Instagram: Maul_cosplayThe process that this cosplayer undergoes to get into character as Zane.

Borderlands 3 has barely been out in the wild for long and hardcore fans have already been finding plenty of novel easter eggs.

  • CSGO fail, the developers evidently put a lot of time and care into packing the various planets full of fun discoveries. 

    There have been plenty of other noteworthy Borderlands 3 cosplays of late as the game has been at the forefront of the gaming community. 

    You can find ‘maul_cosplay’ here on Instagram and view the rest of his video game designs at leisure.


Valorant cosplayer re-invents herself as quirky genius Killjoy

Published: 28/Nov/2020 7:00

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Killjoy might be the inventive genius in the Valorant roster, but one of her biggest fans deserves the title too after she dished up a remarkably accurate cosplay. 

Valorant’s Agents are all unique. They have different strengths and weaknesses in certain situations. Killjoy, for example, is an absolute menace to face due to her ability to crowd control using gadgets.

However, that’s not the only reason fans love her. She’s hip, quirky, and a genius both on and off the battlefield. Interestingly, she’s a popular choice among cosplayers too, probably because something is alluring about her vibrant style.

Valorant Killjoy Cosplay
Riot Games
Killjoy might be a genius, but she acts and dresses in a way that many people can relate to.

Luminavira recently shared a picture of her incredible Killjoy cosplay on the Valorant subreddit, and it made quite an impression. It’s only been up for several hours and has already gained more than 500 upvotes and received plenty of positive feedback.

“Everyone makes fun of German efficiency,” she said, reiterating one of Killjoy’s lines. “Just keep laughing as you use all my gear.”

“I can finally show you some Killjoy pictures,” she added. “I am so proud of this Cosplay, and I love this girl so much. I know a lot of you guys don’t know Valorant, but I hope you like it anyway.”


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Luminavira made the costume herself, and she has done a fantastic job. The beanie, glasses, jacket, t-shirt, ripped jeans, gloves, and shoes all look like the real deal. It’s a perfect blend of green, yellow, grey, and purple.

The accessories were a nice touch as well. She included the bracelet, hip bag, leg strap, and even a replica rifle. What’s more, the attention to detail is second to none, and people were quick to notice.

“Wow, that’s amazing!” said the top comment in the Reddit thread. “You got even the tiniest details right. Even the pants are ripped in the same place. You look fantastic!”

“Introducing the real-life killjoy. This is seriously amazing!” said another. It’s a sentiment that others have shared, and for a good reason. Luminavira managed to bring her to life in the most incredible way.


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Luminavira is all smiles, and rightfully so. Like many cosplayers dedicated to the craft, she put in a lot of time and effort, and it shines through. Capugraphy’s top-notch photography played a part too.

It’s always nice to see your favorite characters come to life. Valorant players, especially those who love Killjoy, have been truly mesmerized by this piece. Luminavira deserves all the praise she’s getting.