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The Most Authentic Female Cosplay
Images of best cosplay works that perfectly portray well-known video game characters
Cosplay has already become a part of mass culture — it’s impossible to imagine modern expos and gaming websites without it. Although, in pursuit of fans and attention, some girls occasionally explore excessive nudity or experiment, for example by making female versions of male characters. There is nothing wrong with it, mind you, but sometimes they forget about the main purpose of cosplay — authenticity or, in other words, resemblance. Here we’ll cover the most painstaking and detailed works of cosplayers, who fully match their originals from video games.
Maria Hanna — Yennefer of Vengerberg, The Witcher 3
Every image of Maria is so authentic, that even the most meticulous fans couldn’t find fault with it. It’s hard to name a single best work of Hanna, but if we have to choose, we will pick Yennefer. The main differences from other works are incredible attention to details, carefully crafted with make-up appearance and look, which reflects the ambiguous nature of her character. Maria also brought both the main and alternative outfits to life.
Lera Orlova — Triss Merigold, The Witcher 3
According to the books and the third Witcher game, Triss is the exact opposite of Yennefer. Although developers experimented with her character in the first and second parts of the franchise, it’s a sweet and gentle Triss, that is considered canon. The more amazing is Lera’s story, who got confused with the red-haired sorceress on the street. Subsequently, this occasion led her to cosplay. In recent years, Lera has perfected her look and removed even the smallest differences from the original source.
Anya Earlstreim — Rayne, Bloodrayne
Cosplaying the main heroine of Bloodrayne series is a tricky task. If girl’s body isn’t perfect, Rayne’s tight suit won’t look nice on her. There were successful attempts — few and far between. Nowadays, as one famous cosplayer said: ‘’Doing Bloodrayne after Earlstreim is plain stupid.’’ We can’t argue with that — charming in real life Anya has impersonated the bloodthirsty dhampir so masterfully, that today she is associated exclusively with Rayne. And for damn good reasons — quality and authenticity are nothing short of ideal.
Zhanna Rudakova — Widowmaker from Overwatch
No doubt there was a lot of Overwatch cosplay lately. Maybe D.Vas and Symmetras haven’t become old yet, but Tracers and Widowmakers have been everywhere for the past few years. The only way to stand out is to have the best quality. Out of all the great Widowmakers we’ve seen, we would like to point out Zhanna Rudakova, who cosplayed Widow at the request of Blizzard.
Zhanna’s situation reminds us of Anya Earlstreim and Rayne — after both of them, it’s difficult to see any other girl representing their signature characters. Recreating Widowmaker’s appearance is not an easy task — a one-piece latex suit covering the whole body, a wig, custom-made rifle… But it was worth it.
Natasha Kochetkova — Jaina Proudmoore from World of Warcraft
For the fans of MMORPGs Jaina Proudmoore is, above all, a World of Warcraft character. But for those, who were lucky enough to enjoy Warcraft 3, she will always remain a brave sorceress, who led the remnants of the Alliance at a young age. Even though Jaina is a frequent guest in the world of cosplay, Natasha Kochetkova, also known as Narga, recreated her image better than anyone else did. In this article, we won’t talk about Kira Mitenkova’s atmospheric photosets, focusing on the main topic — incredible authenticity of this work.
Anna Moleva — Fire Keeper from Dark Souls III
All works of Anna Moleva can be called authentic because she always achieves the maximum likeness to the source. Choosing one specific Anna’s cosplay is a tough one — all of them are wonderful. Although most people still remember her as Elizabeth from Bioshock: Infinite, we are going to highlight another fine work of hers — the Fire Keeper from Dark Souls III.
Oniksiya Sofinikum — Plain Doll from Bloodborne
Oniksiya Sofinikum, as a big admirer of From Software projects, sometimes recreates characters from their games. Her Doll from Bloodborne captures the original in detail — she is mysterious and sad, but at the same time devoted to her beloved Hunter.
RizzyCosArt — Quiet from Metal Gear Solid V
The fifth part of Metal Gear Solid was controversial, and at that time it was criticized by the some of the most dedicated fans. However, a sniper called Quiet, who didn’t wear much clothes due to peculiarities of her body, seemed to please everyone. In 2015, social media and forums were drowned in The Phantom Pain cosplay, most of it being beautiful representations of Quiet. It is difficult to choose the best one from the hundreds of great works, but we decided to stop on RizzyCosArt, a cosplayer from Brazil. The main reason being her uncanny likeness to the character.
Tasha — Kerrigan from StarCraft II
Kerrigan cosplay is a rare occurrence after she turned into the Queen of Blades. Which is understandable because it’s extremely difficult to achieve similarity in this case. Nevertheless, sometimes this character appears online and on the exhibitions. These works always receive high praise, and among them, we would like to point out Tasha from an all-female Korean cosplay group called Spiral Cats.
Jessica Nigri — Juliet from Lollipop Chainsaw
Lollipop Chainsaw is hardly a masterpiece. This is just one of many crazy projects of Goichi Suda, and its only undisputed advantage is its main hero, Juliet. Little-known at the time, Jessica Nigri was named official cosplayer of the young zombie huntress. Today she is one of the most famous cosplayers.