Greetings, Moviepilot readers! I'm always on the lookout for the best and most striking, beautiful, detailed and generally awesome works of fan-created art, and today I found something that definitely qualifies.
Say hello to Cassandra Pentaghast from Bioware videogames Dragon Age II and III, brought amazingly to life by Belarus-based cosplay, costume and makeup artist, Kseniya Valputskaya, AKA Dark Incognito.
Valputskaya is a talented and prolific artist, and already quite well known in the cosplay world. You might have seen her amazing Lady Joker work floating around, maybe even on Moviepilot.com in the past. The Joker might be her best-known project, but her Cassandra stuck me like a bolt of the Maker's holy lightening - she's from one of my favorite fictional worlds, and one of my favorite badass ladies therein. And this dedicated and talented artist portrayed her in an amazing way.
I can't get over the detail in this costume. Armor in general impresses me, but this just looks so realistic, and the multiple layers, different materials and moving pieces are so intricate, and must have taken weeks if not months to complete.
And of course, her acting skills. Cosplay is performance art! Look at the expressiveness in her face, and the intensity of her eyes. This is what sets truly awesome cosplayers apart in my book; the full embodiment of their character and commitment to their part. It's acting. And she knocks it out of the park.
... Like she's about to knock you out with the book.
All right, enough of my commentary; the pics speak for themselves! Enjoy! See you at the end!
And lastly, my usual disclaimer - as always, thank you so much for reading, and please keep all commentary respectful. Remember that the artist is a human like you, who does it all on their own time, for the love of the art and the characters. Rock on, and see you again real soon!