Look, I don’t really think I need to tell anyone that sometimes you can take a joke a little bit too far—I’ve been doing it for a very, very long time.

The world of cosplay, otherwise known as the “Slightly-Cooler-LARPers,” has a lot of people that fall into this category; people that were struck with an idea they thought would be amusing or interesting and who, over the course of a few weeks, turned that idea into a horrifying, papier-mâché reality.

There’s a fine line, however, between showing a scintilla of pride for your favorite League of Legends Champion… and completely eschewing all senses of dignity, pride, and self worth. But that sure makes for a fun article though, don’t it? For example:


5. Annie


What it’s supposed to look like:

The cosplay interpretation:

Apollyon: No one can deny the enormity of a man’s balls who will wear a purple and pink ensemble in front of people who have functioning eyeballs just for the sake of showing their love for League of Legends. Unfortunately, there’s a difference between dressing as Annie for a few laughs… and being a damn creep about it. There’s just something unnerving about this guy that screams, “I used to try on mom’s undergarments while she was away at work… and I f-----g loved it.”

How it should have been done:

Brendan: Leave it to the damned Japanese to take an innocent little pyromaniac girl and make her totally bangin’. Are these ladies depicted above of age? Can I refer to them as “bangin'”? Whatever, I did it. It’s done.


4. Gentleman Cho’Gath


What it’s supposed to look like:

The cosplay interpretation:

Apollyon: A gentleman is defined as:

1. a man regarded as having qualities of refinement associated with a good family
2. a man who is cultured, courteous, and well-educated

None of which are evinced by this lethargic individual, who looks like a rubber nipple’s squirt of milk and a blanky’s length away from mid-afternoon nap time. For Lovecraft’s sake man, at least have the good sense to gaze into the camera with a small shred of dignity and self-assuredness.

Brendan: The cosplayer seemed to discover this at the last moment when he decided, no doubt scrambling through his father’s closet, that wearing a suit with a top hat would make his costume more interesting or funny. He was wrong.

How it should have been done:

Brendan: In the world of cosplay there is only one true rule: Go big or go home. Cho’gath is one of the characters that lives or dies by this rule. These classy lads (or ladies) went all out to recreate their favorite gentleman monster and they succeeded where others have obviously failed.


3. Kog’Maw


What it’s supposed to look like:


Butterfly Kog’Maw

The cosplay interpretation:

Apollyon: Well, well. Now we come to…

Brendan: This is a cosplay of Butterfly Kog’Maw, one of the skins you can buy. Not sure why you picked this one… it’s actually pretty spot on.

Apollyon: Yeah, you’re right. I just really want to know if the little guy peeking out of Kog’Maw’s… well, maw, is in fact the actor that played McLovin from Superbad, as I’m 98.2% certain it is. Because that would be f-----g hilarious.


2. Fiddlesticks


What it’s supposed to look like:

The cosplay interpretation:

Apollyon: Remember when Mom used to pack your PB&J and Oodles of Noodles into those brown paper lunch bags every day? Now imagine someone saved all of those, sniffed a few twist-cap bottles of Elmer’s Glue, and then cobbled them all together like some pitiable parody of Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs. Yup, you’d have this a-----e.

Lifelong hobos in an alleyway would turn up their noses and scoff haughtily at this dope like world renowned fashioned designers, such is his futility in costume making.

How it should have been done:

Brendan: Hey man, some people try and then some people succeed. This Fiddlesticks is downright badass. If I saw him in person I would probably wet myself as I waited for the life to be syphoned from my body.


1. Poppy


What it’s supposed to look like:

The cosplay interpretation:

Apollyon: Remember when I said the dude dressed as Annie looked like a damn creep? Sweet merciful Jesus was I ever wrong. Primarily because I hadn’t yet seen this guy. Though I suppose I have to laud him in two aspects of life: 1. He has done what most of us only dream – to wear pink and white overalls and lick a giant paper lollipop. And 2. He actually makes Oompa-Loompas look less frightening in comparison.

How it should have been done:

Brendan: Hey, at least we’re actually a lady in this one (right?). I have to compliment this woman on her incredibly impressive and large… pig tails.

Well, that was uh… interesting. We think a better option to show off your zealous League of Legends passion might be just heading to Jinx.com, and checking out their nice collection of League of Legends t-shirts and other swag.

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