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The Witcher: Ciri cosplay by ArmoredHeart

“Hatred and vengeance blinded me … But I shall stand before them in humility.”

Kirstin, AKA ArmoredHeart looks every bit the child of destiny and Witcher-in-training, Ciri in the following photoset:

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A little early for #witcherwednesday but I can't believe I never posted this lovely Ciri pic that @geekstrong took a couple months ago!! * I'd like to think I was channelling some deep emotion here…perhaps thinking about Skjall (which might be the saddest story arc in the whole damn game) but I'm pretty sure my contacts were just bothering me πŸ˜‚ * * πŸ“· by the awesome @geekstrong * * #witcherwednesday #outdoorshoot #portrait #photography #cosplayphotography #girlswhocosplay #ciri #witcher #witcher3 #thewitcher #wildhunt #cirillaofcintra #thewitchercosplay #ciricosplay #witchercosplay #witcher3wildhunt #cdprojektred #cosplayer #cosplay #videogames #cosplayersofinstagram #foam #worblaart #worbla #gamer #gamercosplay #netflix

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You know…I used to get REALLY nervous about doing non-convention/outdoor shoots like this one – mostly was afraid people were gonna be jerks haha! πŸ˜‚ But the more outdoor shoots I do – the more fun they are! Honestly I've had 99% lovely experiences. Literally on this day when I was in my Ciri cosplay, a woman in a car near the entrance of the park stopped @geekstrong and I and was like "I don't know what you're doing but you look AMAZING!" It was so kind. I think most people just like seeing a little bit of fun and weirdness in their day 😁 * * πŸ“· by the awesome @geekstrong * * #witcherwednesday #outdoorshoot #portrait #photography #cosplayphotography #girlswhocosplay #ciri #witcher #witcher3 #thewitcher #wildhunt #cirillaofcintra #thewitchercosplay #ciricosplay #witchercosplay #witcher3wildhunt #cdprojektred #cosplayer #cosplay #videogames #cosplayersofinstagram #foam #worblaart #worbla #gamer #gamercosplay #netflix

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A flashback for #witcherwednesday to my Ciri cosplay at SDCC 2018! 😁 * Can't wait for SDCC 2019… If you didn't nab tickets for this year, I'd still recommend going just to see the insanity. We did that a couple of years ago and it was so much fun! There's still plenty to do nearby outside the convention center (local parties, events and experiences). I'd just recommend getting a hotel room early – they go really fast! 😭 * * πŸ“· by @jrulison * * #sdcc #portrait #photography #photographer #cosplayphotography #girlswhocosplay #ciri #cirilla #witcher #witcher3 #thewitcher #wildhunt #cirillaofcintra #thewitchercosplay #ciricosplay #witchercosplay #witcher3wildhunt #cdprojektred #cosplayer #cosplay #videogames #cosplayersofinstagram #foam #worbla #gamer #gamercosplay #netflix

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I LOVE cosplaying as Ciri – let me start off by saying that haha 😁 But boy howdy she's EASILY the most complex character I have in my roster. From the makeup/scar, wig, clothes, accessories, sword/sheath, dagger, boots, bags, etc. Not even armor builds can compare lol! In fact, I literally almost forgot her silver belt during this shoot – and totally would have if @geekstrong hadn't reminded me! πŸ˜‚ * Does anyone else have that one (or more if you're a masochist lol) character they need to make a MILE long materials list for? I have to imagine Geralt (or any Witcher character) would qualify lol! @valentinecostumes and @alanaowlet I'm looking at you insane people in particular πŸ˜‰ * * πŸ“· by the amazing @geekstrong * * #outdoorshoot #portrait #photography #cosplayphotography #girlswhocosplay #ciri #witcher #witcher3 #thewitcher #wildhunt #cirillaofcintra #thewitchercosplay #ciricosplay #witchercosplay #witcher3wildhunt #cdprojektred #cosplayer #cosplay #videogames #cosplayersofinstagram #foam #worblaart #worbla #gamer #gamercosplay #netflix

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What's even cooler than getting to bring a real steel sword to a Ciri photo shoot? Realizing you can use it as a replacement lighting bounce board lol! Next level Witcher Achievement Unlocked! 🀣🀣🀣 * Thank you guys for all of the extra love and encouragement leading up to Cosplay Nationals at LACC! I'm still chugging away at that damn helmet. After yesterday, I had to pour myself an extra large glass of wine and start over with version 3 (just patterning I swear! Please don't drink and cut/heat foam haha!) – which suuuuucks but it's all a learning process right? And it's how we get better. That's what I keep telling myself lol! 😁 * * πŸ“· by @geekstrong * * #outdoorshoot #portrait #photography #cosplayphotography #girlswhocosplay #ciri #cirilla #witcher #witcher3 #thewitcher #wildhunt #cirillaofcintra #thewitchercosplay #ciricosplay #witchercosplay #witcher3wildhunt #cdprojektred #cosplayer #cosplay #videogames #cosplayersofinstagram #foam #worblaart #worbla #gamer #gamercosplay #netflix

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I absolutely adore the color transition from blues to red/golds in the latest shot from @geekstrong of my Ciri cosplay! He creates such interesting compositions! * Speaking of Ciri, thank you guys SO much for all of the love and messages regarding my new Cyberpunk Ciri cosplay!! I can't wait to share those images with you all. SO. MUCH. NEON!!!! NEON-POCALYPSE!!! 😁 * * πŸ“· by @geekstrong Ciri cosplay by me! * * #outdoorshoot #portrait #photography #cosplayphotography #girlswhocosplay #ciri #cirilla #witcher #witcher3 #thewitcher #wildhunt #cirillaofcintra #thewitchercosplay #ciricosplay #witchercosplay #witcher3wildhunt #cdprojektred #cosplayer #cosplay #videogames #cosplayersofinstagram #foam #worblaart #worbla #gamer #gamercosplay #netflix

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I know it's not #witcherwednesday yet but I couldn't wait to start sharing some new photos with you guys! I FINALLY got to bring out Ciri's steel sword for a shoot! 😁 I've also made upgrades to this cosplay as well – including new pants, new leather arm bands and gloves. The wig is also new (from Amazon) and fits so much better! Hope you guys like it! * Thank you to @geekstrong for the fantastic shoot (aaaand for pointing out that I'd initally forgotten my silver belt. Doh!) πŸ€— * * πŸ“· by @geekstrong Ciri cosplay by me! * * #outdoorshoot #portrait #photography #cosplayphotography #girlswhocosplay #ciri #cirilla #witcher #witcher3 #thewitcher #wildhunt #cirillaofcintra #thewitchercosplay #ciricosplay #witchercosplay #witcher3wildhunt #cdprojektred #cosplayer #cosplay #videogames #cosplayersofinstagram #foam #worblaart #worbla #gamer #gamercosplay #netflix

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Sorry I don't have anything too spooky to post yet but this lovely Ciri photo from @geekstrong is definitely giving me those fall vibes! πŸ˜πŸŽƒ * Heading back from Yosemite today with @rockus_ – it's been an amazing vacation but I can't wait to get back to LA and, more specifically, my craft room, to get geared up for LACC! We unfortunately missed out on Blizzcon tix again this year 😭😭 Fingers crossed for 2019 lol! * * πŸ“· by @geekstrong Ciri cosplay by me! * * #outdoorshoot #portrait #photography #photographer #cosplayphotography #girlswhocosplay #ciri #cirilla #witcher #witcher3 #thewitcher #wildhunt #cirillaofcintra #thewitchercosplay #ciricosplay #witchercosplay #witcher3wildhunt #cdprojektred #cosplayer #cosplay #videogames #cosplayersofinstagram #foam #worblaart #worbla #gamer #gamercosplay

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#tbt to my first outdoor shoot with @geekstrong and my Ciri cosplay! ❀️❀️❀️ * This has got to be one of my favorite (if not THE favorite) photos ever taken of me. Not only because it’s a beautiful photo and edit but because it was such an amazing shoot! 😁 So I grew up in an extremely small town on the east coast (like 2500 people small) with tons and tons of nature and national parks. Now I LOVE living in LA but it isn’t very nature-y haha! It just sometimes makes me really miss my hometown and, you know, greenery. So getting geared up as Ciri and getting to spend time in such a gorgeous park (which I didn’t even know existed) was so incredibly cathartic. It’s amazing how cosplay can have such a positive impact on your mindset and take you places you didn’t expect to go! * * πŸ“· by @geekstrong Ciri cosplay by me! * * #outdoorshoot #portrait #photography #photographer #cosplayphotography #girlswhocosplay #ciri #cirilla #witcher #witcher3 #thewitcher #wildhunt #cirillaofcintra #thewitchercosplay #ciricosplay #witchercosplay #witcher3wildhunt #cdprojektred #cosplayer #cosplay #videogames #cosplayersofinstagram #foam #worblaart #worbla #gamer #gamercosplay

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Happy almost-Friday all! (I know, I know but it sounds better than Thursday) 😁 * So everyone is freaking out about Henry Cavill's casting as Geralt in the upcoming Netflix Witcher series – he's not exactly the grizzled Witcher we've all come to know and love. However, it makes me think that we're gonna have a book universe/pre-game Witcher origins series – which might be interesting? Plus, actual casting news makes everything more real and exciting! What are your guy's thoughts? Do you like Cavill as Geralt or would you have picked someone else? I personally was imagining Guy Pearce or Nikolaj Coster-Waldau but that's just me! πŸ€— * * πŸ“· by @geekstrong Ciri cosplay by me! * * #outdoorshoot #portrait #photography #photographer #cosplayphotography #girlswhocosplay #ciri #cirilla #witcher #witcher3 #thewitcher #wildhunt #cirillaofcintra #thewitchercosplay #ciricosplay #witchercosplay #witcher3wildhunt #cdprojektred #cosplayer #cosplay #videogames #cosplayersofinstagram #foam #worblaart #worbla #gamer #gamercosplay

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Flashback to my first shoot with @geekstrong with some Ciri-ous sword twirling! 😁 * Fun fact – people have asked me if I learned this little routine cheerleading or baton twirling and… nope! I had neither the discipline nor coordination for either. I actually collected real swords and daggers as a kid (that's normal right?) and spent HOURS trying to teach myself little tricks like the one in the video. I somehow managed to not kill myself although I do have a small scar on my chin where I accidentally clocked myself. WORTH IT! πŸ˜‚ * * Vid by @geekstrong Cosplay by me! * * #outdoorshoot #portrait #photography #photographer #cosplayphotography #girlswhocosplay #ciri #cirilla #witcher #witcher3 #thewitcher #wildhunt #cirillaofcintra #thewitchercosplay #ciricosplay #witchercosplay #witcher3wildhunt #cdprojektred #cosplayer #cosplay #videogames #cosplayersofinstagram #foam #worblaart #worbla #gamer #gamercosplay

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Ah Mondays…the Witcher equivalent of "running the walls." 😴 * Hope everyone is recovering from the weekend! So many cool cosplay events seemed to converge over the past couple of days. I know I'm having a serious case of "fear of missing outs" from the Labyrinth Masquerade Ball – it looked AMAZING this year! Damn work getting in the way of cosplay 😭 * * πŸ“· by @geekstrong Cosplay by me! * * #outdoorshoot #portrait #photography #photographer #cosplayphotography #girlswhocosplay #ciri #cirilla #witcher #witcher3 #thewitcher #wildhunt #cirillaofcintra #thewitchercosplay #ciricosplay #witchercosplay #witcher3wildhunt #cdprojektred #cosplayer #cosplay #videogames #cosplayersofinstagram #foam #worblaart #worbla #gamer #gamercosplay

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LOVE this latest pic from the amazingly talented @geekstrong of my Ciri cosplay – his photos always have the most beautiful contrapposto lines (yep, I don't get to use my Art History master's degree very often in conversations… but when I do it makes me SUPER happy 😁) * Also, this photo reminds me of the innate design flaw of over-the-shoulder scabbards. Granted they look badass but, come on, arms don't bend like that in real life!!! * * πŸ“· by @geekstrong Cosplay by me! * * #outdoorshoot #portrait #photography #photographer #cosplayphotography #girlswhocosplay #ciri #cirilla #witcher #witcher3 #thewitcher #wildhunt #cirillaofcintra #thewitchercosplay #ciricosplay #witchercosplay #witcher3wildhunt #cdprojektred #cosplayer #cosplay #videogames #cosplayersofinstagram #foam #worblaart #worbla #gamer #gamercosplay

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What a lovely photo from @jrulison of my Ciri cosplay from our quick shoot at San Diego Comic Con! * And funnily enough, it was a coworker who spotted a pic from this photo set before I even did on Bored Panda's 2018 SDCC's Best Cosplays (I'm number #22 woohoo!). If you haven't checked out the list, definitely do – there are some AMAZING cosplays on there! * * πŸ“· by @jrulison * * #sdcc #sdcc2018 #portrait #photography #photographer #cosplayphotography #girlswhocosplay #ciri #cirilla #witcher #witcher3 #thewitcher #wildhunt #cirillaofcintra #thewitchercosplay #ciricosplay #witchercosplay #witcher3wildhunt #cdprojektred #cosplayer #cosplay #videogames #cosplayersofinstagram #foam #worbla #gamer #gamercosplay

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Happy Sunday everyone! Thank you all SO much for the amazing support on my Destiny 2 armor build – I'll definitely share more WIP photos soon! 😁 * I also wanted to share another photo from this fantastic shoot of my Ciri cosplay with @geekstrong – he is always outdoing himself with the art and images he creates with cosplayers! I feel so lucky to be able to work with him 😊 * * πŸ“· by the talented @geekstrong Cosplay by me! * * #outdoorshoot #portrait #photography #photographer #cosplayphotography #girlswhocosplay #ciri #cirilla #witcher #witcher3 #thewitcher #wildhunt #cirillaofcintra #thewitchercosplay #ciricosplay #witchercosplay #witcher3wildhunt #cdprojektred #cosplayer #cosplay #videogames #cosplayersofinstagram #foam #worblaart #worbla #gamer #gamercosplay

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Another amazing photo from the crazy talented @geekstrong of my Ciri cosplay! I love the light/shadow contrast he captured in this whole photo set. So great! 😁 * On a totally unrelated note, why aren't more people talking about the new Castle Rock series??? It's a friggin Stephen King SHARED universe! I love his books and couldn't be more excited…From the trailer alone I saw references to IT, Cujo, Eyes of the Dragon, Dark Tower, Carrie, Stand by Me, Shawshank, Needful Things, the Mist…just to name a few. I know he's always hinted at a shared universe in his books but now we get to SEE it!! That's SO AWESOME!! I'M NOT SHOUTING, YOU'RE SHOUTING! 😡 Ahem…anyway…definitely check it out if you haven't already 😊 * * πŸ“· by the amazing @geekstrong Cosplay by me! * * #outdoorshoot #portrait #photography #photographer #cosplayphotography #girlswhocosplay #ciri #cirilla #witcher #witcher3 #thewitcher #wildhunt #cirillaofcintra #thewitchercosplay #ciricosplay #witchercosplay #witcher3wildhunt #cdprojektred #cosplayer #cosplay #videogames #cosplayersofinstagram #foam #worblaart #worbla #gamer #gamercosplay

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Finally made it to our first LA Cosplay Shootout! It was so much fun and I was finally able to put so many IG names to faces. Yay! 😁 * Also if Ciri's sword is looking a lil broken in this pic… well, it's because it is. A few super adorable little kids asked to borrow it while we were shooting (it's foam and who could say no to those faces???). Of course it got a bit broken in the process. Thankfully it's totally fixable and it just reminded me to probably not loan out props to children. Doh! * * πŸ“· by the terrific @kuf_spawn Cosplay by me! * * #outdoorshoot #portrait #photography #photographer #cosplayphotography #girlswhocosplay #ciri #cirilla #witcher #witcher3 #thewitcher #thewitchercosplay #ciricosplay #witchercosplay #witcher3wildhunt #cdprojektred #cosplayer #cosplay #cosplayersofinstagram #foam #foamsmith #worblaart #worbla #worblaart #gamer #gamercosplay #lashootout

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Happy #witcherwednesday everyone! 😁 Alright, I swear I am working on other stuff but I'm just loving these photos from Silicon Valley Comic Con! Thank you to the very lovely @meliarobin from @businessinsider who took this photo and featured myself and a number of other cosplayers in her article about theΒ convention. She was genuinely interested and respectful of all of the cosplayersΒ and the craft that we all work so hard on. I've definitely met one or two reporters whom I'm pretty sure thought we were strange/insane so meeting her was awesome! * * πŸ“· By @meliarobin Cosplay by me! * * #girlswhocosplay #ciri #cirilla #witcher #witcher3 #ciricosplay #witchercosplay #witcher3wildhunt #cdprojektred #cosplayer #cosplay #cosplayersofinstagram #fauxfur Β #foamarmor #foam #foamsmith #worblaart #worbla #worblaart #svcc #svcc2018 #siliconvalleycomiccon2018 #svcomiccon

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