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League of Legends fan shares striking Battle Academia Katarina cosplay

Published: 28/May/2019 18:07 Updated: 28/May/2019 23:57

by Alan Bernal

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The League of Legends devs introduced an exciting alternate universe when they released their Battle Academia skin line on May 15, giving Katarina cosplayers an entirely new take for one of the game’s more sinister champions.

The devs launched their Battle Academia designs that are in the same vision as the Mid-Season Trials event, in which players “get sorted or pledge [their] loyalty directly to one of four competitive houses” consisting of the Council, the United, the Faceless, or the Warband.

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The event gave popular champions new skins that dressed them in school uniforms or faculty apparel, giving League of Legends ‘My Hero Academia crossed with Harry Potter’ vibes as emerging heroes battle to represent their respective faction in Durandal Academy.

Ehri InstagramEhri’s Katarina cosplay is coming together really well.
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Taking up the mantle of the second-year assassin, cosplayer ‘Ehri’ suited up as Katarina in her Battle Academia skin that’s proving to be extremely popular among players.

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Ehri’s design for Katarina is the perfect blend between subtle and striking, as seen with her mix of simple makeup scar on her left eye coupled with deep green contacts that show the Sinister Blade’s more welcoming side.

With that said, Ehri has a matching buttoned-up shirt with an adorable little pink tie mirroring the skin’s design which would seem to be a standard Durandal Academy uniform with minor tweaks reflecting Katarina’s edgy demeanor.

Ehri InstagramEhri’s Katarina cosplay is already shaping up to be one of the better renditions we’ve seen for the Battle Academia representative.
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League of Legends full list of Battle Academia skins

Even as Ehri’s design for Katarina was perfectly executed, League of Legends saw a slew of new skins to represent each class as well as some of the staff at Durandal Academy.

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Popular skin targets Lux and Ezreal are also students at the prestigious hero school while representing the United and Faceless houses, respectively.

Then there’s class-ace Jayce who is a bright talent in at Durandal who is the perfect champion to rep the Council.

Riot GamesThe new line of skins gives players a new universe of student champions to explore.
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There’s also top-notch teachers and coaches at the academy with Battle Professor Graves and Battle Principal Yuumi instructing the next generation of students.

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These skins will no doubt be the aim for many cosplayers to recreate, and Ehri might have already set the bar with her Katarina design.

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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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