When League of Legends released the KDA music video to announce the skin last year, it took the cosplay world by storm and for a good reason! The costumes were edgy and gorgeous, the music was amazing, and the cosplayers out there who couldn’t sew to save their lives shed a tear. Enter L’Email Cosplay to the rescue!
I had been eyeing this costume for about a year on the site, but had never bought a cosplay online before and was nervous to pull the trigger. So when I was given the chance to model and review the costume, I was over the moon!
Let me start by saying the game accuracy in this costume is wonderful! They don’t leave a single accessory out! L’email Cosplay’s KDA Akali costume has got you covered literally from head to foot, with spot on KDA Akali shoes, all the way up to her hat and wig.
The wig itself is a ponytail clip wig based off the art of Akali where she has full bangs. At first I was a bit sceptical of the thick coarse texture of the actual fibres in the ponytail itself, but it actually helped hold the crazy spikes really well! (Disclaimer: Wig comes straight and lightly styled, self styling is needed to acquire Akali’s cannon gravity defying hair)
Moving on down, the top and jacket are absolutely spot on! The jacket is actually my favourite part of the whole costume and what originally caught my eye when I saw it online. The fabric has a gorgeous iridescent shift to it, and the embroidered dragon on the back is perfection!
The pants were very nice looking, made of a thinner spandex fabric but looked great in photos. The costume even comes with a little Akali fanny pack that goes with the costume and loops onto the belt which I think will be super handy to carry badges, phones, etc. at upcoming conventions!
10/10 would recommend this costume to anyone looking to be a showstopper at their next convention or photo shoot! Only tip I would give would be to 100% reference their sizing chart before ordering as costume sizes can differ from normal clothing sizes. Personally I had to order a size up, and am happy I did! Everything fit really well and I cannot wait to wear it again!
(Disclaimer: I did not receive the shoes or hat and henceforth cannot comment on their quality although they look wonderful on the site)
(Hat, scythe prop, dagger prop seen in photos are made by me.)