(cos)WED: Rocket Girl Tristana by Shainadilla Cosplay

Written by Riri (@lillyums)

This week's Cosplay Wednesday features Shaina of Shainadilly Cosplay.  We have her Rocket Girl Tristana cosplay in this feature, which is a popular and well known League of Legends champion.  I've only started playing League of Legends just under 2 years and I don't play it much, but I sure know Tristana! In the game she is a race of Yordles (think cute small people with elven ears), and generally known to play the ADC role. She carries a gun named, Boomer, and is generally seen as a cheerful and friendly Yordle who never backs down on a challenge. Check out how Shaina wore Tristana!

Cosplayer: Shaina of Shainadilla Cosplay (FB, IG, YouTube)
Cosplay: Rocket Girl Tristana from League of Legends
Photographer: Nathan Wong

1. How long have you been cosplaying?
I have been cosplaying for a little over a year.

2. Why did you choose to cosplay this character?
I love Tristana’s personality. It’s quite explosive! Combine that with an awesome character design and I naturally had to cosplay as her. She’s also a yordle...and I LOVE yordles.

3. How long did it take you to complete?
This costume took be about 4 months to complete.

4. Any difficulties when constructing the costume?
Yes! I’m fairly new to sewing so this was my first time constructing a body suit. I really wanted to make sure everything fit just right, so the sewing portion was the most time consuming part of this costume. I altered a pattern, created my own white piping, and worked with spandex for the first time. In the end, I feel like I’ve leveled up my sewing skills. ;)

5. What do you love most about cosplaying this character?
I love the vibrancy of this costume. From the bright blue skin to the bold yellow and orange panels of the body suit, Tristana really stands out in a crowd. I just feel so confident when I wear her! Whether you play League of Legends or not, people are intrigued and I love their reactions.

6. Where did you debut this costume? If you haven't... where do you plan to debut?
I debuted this costume at Emerald City ComiCon 2016.

7. What's next? Cosplay related of course...
I’m currently deciding my lineup for Anime Expo 2016. AX is my favorite convention so I want to go big and push my skills as a cosplayer! :D

Wow this was really great work!! Perfect Tristana cosplay.  It's too bad I missed it at ECCC!

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