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League of Legends artists creates incredibly horrific Death Blossom Cassiopeia skin

Published: 16/Jun/2019 18:41 Updated: 16/Jun/2019 19:02

by Alan Bernal

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League of Legends fans have a knack for creating incredible alternative skins for their favorite champions, but one artist took inspiration from a disturbing Inuyasha fiend to make one of the most terrifying Cassiopeia designs to date.

Riot Games regularly supply their cast of over 140 champions with different skins to give players the option of mixing up their in-game look. While most generally tend to have include adorable attributes, some can get a bit creepy.

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But nothing that Riot has produced so far can touch what Reddit user ‘_leu’ managed to put together, that would instantly be the most horrific skin for any champion in the game, and its not even close.

(WARNING: The concept art is actually pretty creepy, especially if you don’t like bugs)

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Riot GamesRiot’s designs for Cass look epic, but never terrifying.

In a Reddit thread, the artist shared their concept of a Death Blossom skin for the Serpent’s Embrace, which makes her less of a snake and more of a nightmarish centipede that would make laning against a traumatic task.

“I wanted to explore my horror creative style,” _leu said. “So I was re-watching Inuyasha and there is a creepy centipede demon lady and I was like YES CASS NEED THAT! so with that idea in my mind I started to explore ideas and stuff, and it hit me that Death Blossom is a skinline where bugs become plants, so It was kinda a perfect fit…”

_leu via RedditA Cassiopeia skin that’s made of pure nightmares.
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Although the Death Blossom skins in the game for Kha’Zix and Elise give them colorful yet sinister looks, the artist’s does away with any sort of charming pretext and made a perfectly terrifying skin: “It prob didn’t translate but my idea it that everything are petals that give shape to the monstrous body of Cass.”

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Cassiopeia goes from zero legs to 100 with this design. She’s adorned from head to tail in spine-crawling limbs, and to add a bit more to the gross factor the artist even gave her bundled legs on her neck that would secure her prey when she gets up close and personal with them.

Riot GamesJade Fang Cassiopeia might be the scariest official skin, but it doesn’t hold a candle to the proposed Death Blossom design.

Would a creepy skin like Death Blossom Cassiopeia make it to the game?

As mentioned before, Riot has dabbled in skins that give some characters a creepy undertone. Designs like Sewn Chaos Orianna and Bittersweet Lulu are some of the skins that more immediately conjure disturbing images.

Riot GamesBittersweet Lulu creeped out a lot of players for a while.

Even Urgot’s base skin after his major VGU is a disturbing take to a cyborg if someone takes a closer look at his design.

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While they might be a bit disturbing, nothing comes close to _leu’s take to Cassiopeia which would definitely have to be watered down a bit if ever it comes to the game.

Cosplay

League cosplayer descends from the heavens as amazing Dragonslayer Diana

Published: 7/Oct/2020 8:02

by Andrew Amos

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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.

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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
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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.

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“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.

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“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!

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