Authentic cosplay takes a lot of work. It’s an incredible art, similar to professional costumes, except done by hobbyists and fans, some of whom get paid for it, but mostly by people who just really … like it. In a new video, a cosplayer shows how to transform into one of The WicherCutest characters.
In a new video from Netflix, Alyson Tabbitha, a professional cosplayer, takes you through the step-by-step process used to transform from her normal self into Renfri. Make-up, then costumes, with a careful approach to all kinds of details. The final product is flawless.
Whether you’re a cosplay lover or not, guides like this are fascinating to watch. And if you’re a cosplayer, they’re invaluable and show a lot of tricks the experts use to make things that look shockingly authentic. Turning cardboard into a spit has been inspired, as has the use of black paint to make clothes look grimmer. Nothing I ever thought of.
The Witcher, with its pre-eminently cosplayable designs, is currently between the first and second seasons, with the second on a production hiatus due to the new coronavirus.