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Cloud9 Sneaky unveils K/DA Akali cosplay

Published: 25/Sep/2019 19:30 Updated: 26/Sep/2019 14:38

by Scott Robertson


League of Legends pro and Cloud 9 bot laner Zachary ‘cosplay, this time portraying a member of Riot’s Kpop incarnation K/DA.

Sneaky is no longer just a League of Legends star. He’s no longer just a star in the world of cosplay either. Now, he’s a full-blown POPSTAR.


Sneaky’s cosplay showcase in the last year has been remarkable. His ability to push boundaries and pull off these outfits is almost as stunning as the costumes themselves. His play on the rift has been spectacular as well, as Cloud 9 was one game short of winning the LCS Summer Finals, but dominated in Championship points to secure the second NA seed at Worlds.

On September 25, he showed off his newest creation ahead of the upcoming 2019 World Championships, a cosplay of the Akali champion in her K/DA inspired outfit.


As always, Sneaky has gone out to ensure top-level costume accuracy and style. The raised platform sneakers, the ferocious facemask, the gold bracelets, the purple and gold half-jacket; he’s hit all the checkmarks.

Sneaky has briefly toyed with a K/DA inspired cosplay in the past, appearing as Kai’Sa with his girlfriend and photographer Esther Lynn. He even got his Cloud 9 teammates together for a K/DA themed makeup session. While Dennis ‘Svenskeren’ Johnsen wasn’t too keen on doing more cosplay, Sneaky evidently kept hold of the idea of doing a full K/DA Akali get up.

Esther LynnCan you feel the rush now? Ain’t nobody bringing Sneaky down.

The K/DA Akali cosplay is just another addition to Sneaky’s summer cosplay collection. Just in this past month, Sneaky has done stunning cosplays for the Pool Party Caitlyn skin, and has gone outside League of Legends to cosplay the character Junko Enoshima from the game Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc.


Sneaky’s newest cosplay comes just a month before the LoL World Championships, where K/DA made its debut last year. Riot began the development of the virtual Kpop group in 2017, eventually signing a collection of American and Korean ladies to provide the voices. 

Riot GamesThe digital girl group is coming up on their one year anniversary

K/DA debuted at World 2018 with an augmented reality/live performance and subsequent digital release of their lone track, POP/STARS. They also released a music video that broke the record for most viewed Kpop girl group debut video. It’s currently over 265 million views.

Sneaky revealed that more photos from this shoot will be available on his Patreon account. His Patreon is currently supported by nearly 1400 patrons. Sneaky and Cloud 9 are currently bootcamping in Europe for Worlds, so it’s unknown when fans will get a taste of his next cosplay.


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!