World of Warcraft continues to stand as the most dominant and popular MMORPG to ever release. As the Warcraft story evolved with new characters and tales throughout multiple expansions over the last decade, some of the most memorable come from the game that laid the narrative foundation for World of Warcraft. It is through these specific characters, that some of the most dedicated cosplay efforts arise.
Within the wide cast of Warcraft 3, the night elf high priestess Tyrande Whisperwind remains one of the most memorable to come from the 2002 strategy game. Even through her more reserved place within World of Warcraft‘s grand narrative, fans still love the priestess of Elune. One such fan is cosplayer Tsuki Iseki who showed her love through an incredible cosplay effort.
Tsuki Iseki demonstrates her undeniable talent with her Tyrande cosplay. Being uploaded to her official Instagram account, it shows a level of finesse that ranks among the upper echelon of cosplay projects. From the spot on color pallet to the little touches, as a celebration of 30 years of developer Blizzard it definitely works. The cosplay was so impressive that Tsuki Iseki was a finalist in Blizzcon 2021’s cosplay contest thanks to her Tyrande.
This is not the first time Tsuki Iseki has shown off her Warcraft inspired cosplay, as she regularly dabbles with recreating the designs found throughout the Warcraft universe. The image above was Tsuki Iseki’s first unveiling of the cosplay earlier this year but the Tyrande Whisperwind ensemble deserves being uploaded numerous times. It’s a stunning display worthy of having a second glance to find the finer details for the angry and vengeful Tyrande Whisperwind.
The January 21 post did come with sad news as the stunning Tyrande cosplay coincided with Tsuki Iseki’s announcement that she would be stepping away from cosplay. To cap off the description for her Instagram post, she noted that she is quitting cosplay due to what she described as her focus being placed on “other things.” This note spurred numerous comments of support for the cosplayer alongside disappointment that fans won’t be able to see what she crafts next. Since the initial posting in Januray, Tsuki Iseki has been true to her world, only uploading previously done cosplay. However, she recently uploaded closer looks at some amazingly crafted accessories.
While the news of Tsuki Iseki’s cosplay break came as a sudden bit of sad news, since then other Warcraft cosplayers have filled the void with some truly impressive works. One such fan made an incredibly accurate Lich King cosplay in February that blew up the World of Warcraft subreddit. With Warcraft players enraptured by the recently released Shadowlands expansion and as others prepare to relive the Burning Crusade, the cosplay projects won’t stop anytime soon.
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is available on PC.