Check out Elena Samko’s renditions of The Witcher 3‘s creatures and characters are jaw-dropping. They’re simply awesome.
A lot of work goes into just about any piece of cosplay. But Samko stands out for the sheer variety of looks she seamlessly pulls off. From a Noonwraith, to a Succubus, and even Geralt himself, she appears to almost exclusively use practical makeup, costumes, and effects to change herself into these supernatural virtual beings.
“I am one of the most unusual cosplayers in the world,” she writes on her Facebook page. “I can be ugly. I can be sexy. The man, a monster, an alien … I do not care, I can be anyone.”
Sllllllaaaaay, girl! Literally — this girl looks like she could slay any Witcher who crossed her path.
Samko creates every costume and props on her own, while also doing all the makeup herself. “And all of this is my hobby! I didn’t study it anywhere,” her profile reads.
And if you’re unsure about whether these looks were accomplished mostly through practical effects rather than photoshop, she’s got plenty of proof to demonstrate her elaborate process. Check out her Youtube Channel which includes a few videos with step-by-step guides for her Witcher cosplays. The Deviant Art posts show behind-the-scenes pictures for many of the cosplays you see here.