Cosplay Corner: Ninth Edition

Hello everyone, I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentines Day, I know I did. (I ate a ridiculously large amount of chocolate covered fruit, mission accomplished!) I have a very special treat for any and all cosplay fans out there. This week, I have a video that features two of our past featured pals; Illisia Cosplay and Vrael Cosplay. This video is a League of Legends 4v5 fight featuring: Vi, Udyr, Katarina. Ezreal, Riven, Jayce, Poppy, Kayle and Draven. A HUGE shout out to the extremely talented cast in this film, and it’s creator Cameko Sam.

Vi: Belify Bel Cosplay
Udyr: Owlsito de mierda
Katarina:  Illisia Cosplay
Ezreal: Zihark Cosplay
Riven: Chachimina Cosplay
Jayce: Vrael Cosplay
Poppy: AnniaHY Cosplay
Kayle: Motoko Kagemusha Cosplay
Draven: Taku Cosplay

The creator and person responsible for: Production, Direction, Photography, Camera, Edit, Visual effects, Color grade and Sound: Cameko Sam. Absolutely stunning, fantastic job!

HOW FREAKING COOL IS THAT VIDEO?! This reminded me of the League of Legends Cinematic’s that the release from time to time. (Which I watch all the time, at least 3 times a week, ha-ha.) All of the costumes and characters are spot on and the weapons that they made are superb! I was impressed by the line up, a very solid team to fight! (I know I wouldn’t want to fight either team, I’d be mince meat!) Make sure you check out all of their pages to view more of their amazing work, I know I definitely will!

We always love your feedback, questions and comments! Playing a new video-game? Tell us about it! We are always looking for new games to play and review. Have a cosplayer that you really enjoy? Tell us, and we will contact them to feature on our page!

As always, GL and HF

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Cosplay Corner: Sixth Edition

Hello, hello and welcome to the sixth edition of Cosplay Corner! This week we have cosplay featuring the lovely Illisia, from Illisia Cosplay. She has some of the most detailed League of Legends cosplay I’ve ever seen; which is why this week is dedicated to specifically showcasing Illisia’s LoL work.  This Spanish cosplayer hails from the city of Zaragoza, and has quite the diverse portfolio, not just League of Legends. Remember to check out her Website, Facebook and Twitter to view more of her awesome work!

Hextech Janna from League of Legends, photography credit to Dani Diaz Fotografo.

Hextech Janna from League of Legends and Vrael Cosplay as Jayce from League of Legends. Photography credit to Peck Photography.

Gnar from League of Legends, photography credit to Vrael Cosplay.

Valkyrie Leona from League of Legends, photography credit to Jesus Clares.

Valkyrie Leona sword made by Vrael Cosplay and painted by Illisia Cosplay.

Katarina from League of Legends, photography credit to Compe Carrillo Photography.

Katarina from League of Legends, photography credit to AOJfoto.cat.

I just love League of Legends cosplay; each character is so detailed! I believe that the more detailed, the better the cosplay. Well, maybe not “better” but more definitely more authentic. Look at the makeup on the Gnar cosplay, she literally has an animated look to her. SO IMPRESSIVE! The weapons for Katarina and Leona? I can’t even imagine how long those took to make! A round of applause for the super talented Illisia Cosplay! Don’t forget to check out her Website, Facebook and Twitter to view more of her amazing work!

We always love your feedback, questions and comments! Playing a new video-game? Tell us about it! We are always looking for new games to play and review. Have a cosplayer that you are following? Tell us, and we will contact them to feature on our page!

As always, GL and HF

Cosplay Corner: Fifth Edition

Hello all, and welcome to yet another edition of Cosplay Corner! This week we are featuring the beautiful Rachel from Intraventus Cosplay! (You MUST check out her website and Facebook; absolutely amazing stuff!) Rachel is an American model/cosplayer that has a very diverse portfolio, seriously: there’s something for everyone. I’m going to kick things off with my favorite supports from League of Legends, Janna!

Janna from League of Legends. Photography credit to Sateriale Productions.

Poisen Ivy from Batman Comics. Photography credit to Cyberhead Designs.

Femme Sub-Zero Deception from Mortal Kombat. Photography credit to Affliction Cosplay Photography.

Lady Death from Eternity Comics. Photography credit to M9 Cosplay.

Remember to check out her website, Facebook and Twitter to see more of her amazing work.

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! (And she makes it all, even the shoes in some cases!) Bravo, very well done! Which was your favorite? I was originally going to say Janna, but it’s a really tough choice! I’m amazed by her diversity, she does new school video-game characters, old school comic book characters with a twist and everything in-between.

So, what looks are we hoping for in 2016?! I’d like to see a female Deadpool, personally. I can’t wait for the new movie!! We always love your feedback, questions and comments! Playing a new video-game? Tell us about it! We are always looking for new games to play and review. Have a cosplayer that you really enjoy? Tell us, and we will contact them to feature on our page!

As always, GL and HF

 

 

Cosplay Corner: Fourth Edition

Welcome to another edition of “Cosplay Corner”, your visits and views are always appreciated. This week our featured cosplayer is the wonderful Ynotece. Ynotece is a 26 year old child daycare provider that lives in France, near Paris. She is a relatively new to cosplay, but we are excited to follow her very promising career. I had the pleasure of interviewing her, and she is such a delight.

FirstLady: What got you interested in cosplay?

Ynotece: I love to create things, I mean, I really need that, it fuels my life. Cosplay is the best way to mix all my passions together: video games (pop culture), painting, sewing, make up and sport! Every cosplay is a challenge: to get the best result, as close as possible of the model you have, by using all techniques or imagine new ones. When you have grown up with video games, you’ve dreamed about becoming as your childhood models, cosplay allows it. Another part of cosplay I love is the possibility to meet and collaborate with a lot of talented and nice people at cons or for some projects (shootings, etc). And the travel, I love that!

FirstLady: What is your favorite cosplay outfit?

Ynotece: I don’t have many cosplays, I’m still a “baby cosplayer” but my Snowstorm Sivir from League of Legends is my favorite one: it’s a mix between armor parts and some nice and original clothes. It’s comfortable, sexy and got nice lights on it! A mix between the warrior and the women I try to be.

FirstLady: What advice would you give new cosplayers?

Ynotece: Be curious, and DARE!!! I receive a lot of messages from news cosplayers asking me some help or just telling me that they’re afraid of starting cosplay. But they’re no competition, no rules and no limits to what they can create. All information you need are available on internet. So do what you love and how you love to do it, and the result be certainly excellent!

FirstLady: What is the hardest aspect about being a cosplayer?

Ynotece: For me, the only source of stress that I can have from cosplay is deadlines: finish a costume in time for a con, for a shoot or for contest! I don’t love being stressed by time, I love taking my time to be satisfied of what I’ve done, especially when your cosplay costed about 300$ (sometime more). I don’t want to waste my money and my time by rushing a project and being disappointed at the end of some details.

FirstLady: Pick a quote that describes your personality.

Ynotece: “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” Maybe describe the most perfectly my personality: I think the power of mind is the most powerful ability of humans. If you dream about something and you want it strongly, you’ll do everything to succeed. We’re all superheroes =)

She is such a sweetheart, so down to earth; and she’s a pretty damn good cosplayer too! Below, I’ve showcased a few of my favorites. Be sure to check out Ynotece’s TwitterFacebookInstagram and Twitch Stream!

Snowstorm  Sivir from League Legends. Photo credit to BLUFF Lab Photography.

Katarina from League of Legends. Photo credit to BLUFF Lab Photography.

Forecast Janna from League of Legends. Photography credit to BLUFF Lab Photography

Janna 2

Want to see more of Ynotece’s work? Check out her TwitterFacebookInstagram and Twitch Stream!

I’m loving all of the League of Legend cosplay; my favorite type of cosplay, after all. Ynotece did an amazing job, look at all the detail on her Sivir cosplay, and the armor on Katarina! And that Forecast Janna picture looks amazing! So much work went into these three creations, and the dedication definitely shows.

We always love your feedback, comments, questions, jokes; whatever communication you choose. Have a new game you are playing? Tell us about it, we are always looking to expand our knowledge of videogames and movies.

As Always, GL and HF

 

Two Golden Rules to Handling a Role Change in League of Legends

Hey Guys,

While Ud1eBy trains up for the 2016 season, many of us have had to move positions. Personally I have made the move from adc to mid.  While this isn’t something I necessarily wanted to do, it was a move that benefited the whole team.

 

Below I will describe the steps I took to settle into the new role. 

 

1.  Reflect on how your team can benefit most from you in your new role.

For example, if you have a young team and you have been moved to jungle, perhaps it would be a good idea to play a jungler such as Vi. Vi can really lock down a champion when ganking.  This gives the laner a bit of “forgiveness” when trying to react to your gank.

In my situation, I felt that the team was young so I did just that.  I’ve decided to pick up Zyra and Malzahar.  Though they serve a different purpose, for my team, the purpose is the same, disrupt the enemy team.  As our tanks learn to peel for our carries more, I may switch back to my true love of assassins, but for now, the team needs me to play a more support based mid lane.

2Pick no more than three champions to practice for the first six months.

This is the hardest step for people to handle in the game.  People are always so concerned about what champion counters another, yet, this is not as important as people think.  Just because you are countered in a lane doesn’t mean that you can’t win the lane by outplaying your opponent.  When making a role change the first thing you want to do is find two or three champs and learn them.  When I say learn them, it doesn’t matter if it is ranked or it is an ARAM, you have one of the three champs locked in.  Some may say, “ANARCHIST, do I really have to play NOTHING but these champs for SIX MONTHS!”.  The correct answer, yes… yes you do!  You should dream of laning these champs.  Below I’ve added a nice little checklist to breakdown this argument and help you better understand why I tell everyone to hit a couple champs hard when switching lanes.

  • If you are like me, you have a job that you work at for at least forty hours a week.  This being said, you don’t have another forty hours a week to throw at League of Legends.
  • On top of this, if you have a significant other, you will probably be throwing a good amount of your spare time towards him or her.
  • Lastly, if your relatives are like mine, they have 500 reasons a year why you can’t have your weekend and should devote it to the family instead.
Now if you aren’t like me and this isn’t your situation, move to the next article BUT I have a pretty good feeling most of you are still with me.  Now, the revolutionary question that might piss some of you off.

 

What makes you so special?

Professional players target a couple champions and log at least forty hours a week on a particular handful of champions.  If you want to be the best, or even slightly successful, what makes you SO MUCH BETTER than these professionals?  You are logging maybe 2 hours on each champion each week?  I play with people from time to time that NEVER lock in the same champions twice.  I’m not trying to offend anyone, once again, just dishing out facts.  You will never be a professional player by constantly rotating your champion pool.

O….K…. I may have ranted a bit there.  Now let me gather my composure and continue with the post!  If you are moving to a new position it is more important than ever to make sure you narrow your selection down.  Practicing only a few champions when you change lanes helps you in the following ways.

  1. You will learn how to face your counters.
  2. You will find normality in your gameplay which will lead you to learn better laning.  Once you have your champion down, you can practice the finer things like keeping your CS up.
  3. Your team will learn how to play with your picks much easier.  If the whole team narrows their picks, everyone will gain synergy much quicker.
The ONLY NEGATIVE you might run into is you might be banned out a bit, though, this can easily be avoided.  If you follow the two roles I’ve laid out above your team will benefit and the rev up time to the ranked season will be cut in half.  As always it has been a pleasure and if you took the time to read this it would mean the world to get a comment or two below!!!
Best Regards,
-ANARCHIST-