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League of Legends skin concept introduces Nidalee to popular K/DA line

Published: 8/Mar/2019 20:36 Updated: 8/Mar/2019 20:58

by Alan Bernal

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League of Legends’ K/DA line of skins was a huge hit with fans when it released November 2018, but one artist’s rendition of Nidalee in the K-pop group could be the most popular skin – if it were actually in the game.

Riot Games celebrated the 2018 Worlds Championship host country South Korea by turning some of the games most popular champions into a K-pop group, complete with original song and video to match.

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Artist Tristan ‘Yajuu’ Bour made an incredibly detailed mockup of Nidalee as a new K/DA group member that perfectly encapsulates the delicate balance between fierce and glamour the band depicts.

YajuuLooks like Nidalee is ready for the stage and the Rift.
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/580KLA

Yajuu’s portrayal of the Bestial Huntress modernized her look by trading in her base skin’s outfit for a chic vest lined with fur, shorts and hair in the K/DA purple as well as over-the-knee socks with trendy sneakers.

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Nidalee has also been fitted with a black pointy microphone that seems to double as the trusty spear she takes into combat.

Even in Nidalee’s human form, the beast within her radiates outward with the many scar-like stripes she has on her face all the way down to her thighs.

K/DA Nidalee dons the black, gold and purple theme the band is known for, which also translates over to her Cougar form.

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YajuuThis impressive Nidalee concept art doesn’t stop at only her human form.
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/580KLA

Nidalee’s beast form now has purple fur with black marking throughout, and has a gold chain on her neck with two gold braces around its tail.

Riot Games should definitely take a second look at Yajuu’s design if they ever look to introduce more members to the official K/DA skin collection.

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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