@Darklady.cosplay is a Tampa cosplayer who brings World of Warcraft characters to life. And she is appearing at St. Pete Comic Con 2023 on January 7-8 at the Coliseum. The popular cosplayer was scheduled to appear at St. Pete Comic Con 2022, but had to reschedule due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Tickets are available for St. Pete Comic Con 2023, and early bird prices till October 1 are single day for $20, and weekend pass for $30.
She is widely known for her portrayals from World of Warcraft, having brought more than 20 characters to life (some characters with with multiple versions). And this number doesn’t include the cosplays currently being crafted.
While we share the full list below, here are two of our favorites: Sylvanas Windrunner (below left) and Ranger General Sylvanas (below right).
Why World of Warcraft?
@Darklady.cosplayrelates to the giant world with so many different characters. “I love to learn about the characters,” she said. “The characters are so incredibly detailed in who they are I find myself drawn to their stories and how they all intertwine.” And her adoration of World of Warcraft also has become a source of strength and inspiration. “Over the years I’ve fallen in love with so many characters, and I’ve found a lot of strength and inspiration from them,” she said.
Featured below are her cosplays of two of her favorite characters of all time: Nightmare Ysera and High Priestess Tyrande Whisperwind. And below are Nightborne Elf Lady Thalyssra, Alexstrasza and Valeera.
High Priestess Tyrande Whisperwind
Nightborne Elf Lady Thalyssra
Valeera and Alexstrasza
Full list of @Darklady.cosplay‘s World of Warcraft cosplays
And here is the full list of World of Warcraft characters she cosplays, including four in progress (in no order)
- Death Knight OC
- Blood Elf (four different ones)
- BFA Jaina
- Classic Jaina
- Nightmare Ysera
- 3 Sisters Sylvanas
- Banshee Queen Sylvanas
- Warchief Sylvanas
- Ranger Sylvanas
- Shadowlands Sylvanas
- Movie Sylvanas
- Female Khadgar
- Female Nathanos
- Demon Hunter Valeera
- Veressa Windrunner
- Drake of the East Wind
- Night Elf Armor Tyrande
- Priestess Tyrande
- Dark Shore Armor night Elf
In progress: Elune, Red and Gold Skin Sylvanas and two additional Secret Sylvanas.
Beyond the World of Warcraft
@Darklady.cosplay‘s talent goes well beyond World of Warcraft. A few examples below are Ashe from Overwatch, Emma Frost from X-Men, and Zero from Drakengard. In Overwatch, she most relates to Ashe. “I kinda vibed with Widowmaker for a while and enjoyed her, but when Ashe released I fell in love,” she said, noting “I seem to gravitate towards characters like Ashe and Sylvanas.”
Ashe from Overwatch
Emma Frost from X-Men
Zero from Drakengard
@Darklady.Cosplay is at St. Pete Comic Con 2023
The talented cosplayer will be at St. Pete Comic Con 2023 on January 7-8, 2022, at the historic Coliseum located in downtown St. Petersburg. St. Pete Comic Con 2023 is a two-day, multi-genre comic convention in St. Petersburg that features comics, anime, science fiction and fantasy talent, along with a guest roster of Florida’s top cosplayers. Attendees can chat with @Darklady.cosplay and ask questions at her booth. Tickets are available, and early bird prices till October 1 are single day for $20, and weekend pass for $30.
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