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I know, we’ve already run our BlizzCon cosplay gallery, but there was a special event being held at the show this year that I thought deserved its own spotlight. It was called Project Ebon Blade, and involved dozens of World of Warcraft fans trying out a new twist on the game’s canon.

With outfits based on designs made by artist Zach Fischer, the premise is simple:

Imagine if during a prolonged war between the Horde and the Alliance, the new Lich King, Bolvar Fordragon slowly and quietly consolidated his strength, raising falling champions of BOTH factions to serve the Ebon Blade as death knights.

And so a massive cosplay project was born, taking existing WarCraft characters and warping them into something recognisable, but also new.

You can see a gallery of participants below. Most shots (and the video) are by Mineralblu, but there are some additional shots down the bottom from Dave Yang as well. You’ll find each cosplayer’s Instagram handle linked beneath their image.


Cosplay by the_kwall
Cosplay by sutefaniiroozu
Cosplay by milynnsarley
Cosplay by kinpatsucosplay
Cosplay by zeroobstacles
Cosplay by sohailthaker
Cosplay by k8sarkissian
Cosplay by jessicanigri
Cosplay by azumiicosplay
Cosplay by rolyatistaylor
Cosplay by 89stiles
Cosplay by daniellebaloo
Cosplay by gaiuscosplay
Cosplay by arcanine_rawr
Cosplay by hokuprops
Cosplay by stellachuuuuu
Cosplay by vividvivka
Cosplay by bindismalls
Cosplay by bjornsworkshop
Cosplay by heathermjacob
Cosplay by indofear
Cosplay by yetigt
Cosplay by hydraworx
Cosplay by morganlefoy
Cosplay by helloiamkate
Cosplay by handsomejordan
Cosplay by sylvenix
Cosplay by mouseyjules

And finally, here’s everyone together:

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Luke Plunkett

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.