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.


League cosplayer descends from the heavens as amazing Dragonslayer Diana

Published: 7/Oct/2020 8:02

by Andrew Amos


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.


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
Riot Games
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.


“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.


“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!