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League of Legends cosplayer shines bright with Star Guardian Xayah outfit

Published: 8/Mar/2020 18:00

by Daniel Cleary

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Cosplayer Claudie ‘Panquack’ stunned League of Legends fans with an incredible remake of Xayah’s Star Guardian skin.

League of Legends is one of the most popular games in the world and features over 145 unique playable characters to try out.

As with seen with other forms of media such as TV shows and movies, there are many hardcore fans who look to recreate their favorite characters in the form of cosplay and it is no different with LoL.

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Xayah and Rakan’s Star Guardian skins make for the perfect cosplay.

Xayah is one of the most popular champions to cosplay in League of Legends as her unusual, feathery look often poses as a fun challenge for cosplayers.

Despite the fact that many have tried to recreate the bird-like marksman in the past, such as pro players Sneaky and Bang, cosplayer Panquack did not shy away from going all out in her latest cosplay.

The Australian cosplayer took on the challenge of bringing Xayah’s latest Star Guardian skin to life and stunned fans with the results.

Panquack replicated the Star Guardian to near perfection for Madman’s 2020 Anime festival, with an intricate full-body costume, makeup, and the hairstyle to match.

After sharing the cosplay online, many praised the cosplayer for her attention to detail and the outfit also received a lot of support on the League of Legends subreddit.

Panquack revealed on her Instagram that she had also previously cosplayed in the costume alongside her husband, who matched her efforts with the Star Guardian version of Rakan, completing the classic ‘Lover’s Duo’ look.

Although League of Legends has been around for over 10 years, creative fans such as Panquack are still coming up with new ways to bring their favorite characters to life and impress fans of the popular title.

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The Witcher Cosplayer makes magic as enchanting Yennefer

Published: 22/Oct/2020 11:50

by Georgina Smith

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A remarkable cosplayer has flexed her sharp costume skills with a meticulous recreation of Yennefer from The Witcher 3, looking every bit the part of the powerful sorceress.

The Witcher experienced a sweeping success as a game, particularly its most recent third installment, thanks to its rich medieval-inspired world-building, fantasy elements, and complex character relationships.

The TV adaptation that was released on Netflix in 2019 scooped up a new wave of fans who, despite not having played the game previously, fell in love with the world it portrayed, leading the show to go on and trump huge names like The Mandalorian in terms of demand.

Yennefer is one of the story’s main female protagonists. A cold character with a dark past, she captivated fans with her enchanting aesthetic, as well as her complexity of character.

Jason Momoa and Henry Cavil pose in Netflix promo image
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The franchise soared in popularity after the release of the third game, and then the Netflix series took it to another level.

Thanks to the intricacy of the outfits featured in both the game and the show, it remains a rather difficult feat to pull off an accurate cosplay, but DariaSol managed to recreate Yennefer down to the fine details, in a beautifully atmospheric shot.

Her hair is impossibly voluminous, matching Yennefer’s thick black curls that cascade down her shoulders and back. Also, an exact replica is her thick black choker-necklace with a circular medallion that sits between her collarbones.

[Self] Yennefer of Vengerberg by DariaSol from r/cosplay

DariaSol has opted for a beautiful off the shoulder look, a bardot black blouse with the arms wrapped in an intricate ribbon, overlaid with a black corset. This is paired with leather gloves that she is putting on in the photograph.

She sports what appear to be thigh-high boots and socks, with a small gap between that and some shorts. This has then been covered with a skirt that has a wide slit in the side, giving the outfit that extra dimension.

Dario Sol looks like she could drop right into The Witcher universe, her Yennefer recreation looking just as enchanting as her in-game and in-series counterparts.