League of Legends pro Sneaky cosplays K/DA girls alongside girlfriend Esther Lynn - Dexerto
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League of Legends pro Sneaky cosplays K/DA girls alongside girlfriend Esther Lynn

Published: 29/Jan/2019 13:58 Updated: 29/Jan/2019 15:40

by Joe O'Brien

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The latest cosplay by Cloud9 League of Legends pro Zachary ‘Sneaky’ Scuderi sees him portraying LoL champion Kai’Sa in her “K/DA” outfit.

As well as being one of the most storied and popular players in North American League of Legends, Sneaky has developed a reputation as a cosplayer. In particular, he’s known for his remarkably convincing cosplays of female game characters, typically League of Legends champions.

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Some of his previous renditions include the “Pizza Party” version of Sivir, “Dark Elementalist” Lux, and a dual cosplay of the “lovers duo” – Xayah and Rakan – alongside Bae ‘Bang’ Jun-sik, with Sneaky portraying the former.

Sneaky and Bang as Xayah and Rakan at the 2018 All-Stars event.

Sneaky’s latest look sees him taking on the K/DA version of Kai’Sa. K/DA are the fictional K-pop group made up of Kai’Sa, Ahri, Evelynn, and Akali, responsible for the “Pop/Stars” song that Riot debuted at the 2018 World Championship.

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Sneaky joins girlfriend Esther Lynn, a professional cosplayer who’s also responsible for Sneaky’s own outfits, and Hana Bunny, who appear as K/DA Ahri and Evelynn respectively.

Esther LynnSneaky as K/DA Kai’Sa (L) with Esther Lynn as K/DA Ahri (R)
Esther LynnHana Bunny as K/DA Evelynn (L) with Esther Lynn as K/DA Ahri (R)

With the LCS having returned for the 2019 season, Sneaky is also now back to competing on stage. Cloud9 had a reasonable opening week, trading 1-1 over their first two games, while Sneaky himself also entertained viewers with a rather bizarre moment that even left the referee lost for words.

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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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