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Borderlands 3 cosplay is already looking great

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Last time we saw Czech cosplaying couple Mary and Feinobi (opens in new tab) they were dressed as characters from The Walking Dead games, helping us say goodbye to both Clementine and The Final Season (opens in new tab). Now they're looking forward, cosplaying characters from a game that's not even out yet but plenty of folk are eager for.

There are already official cosplay guides (opens in new tab) for the new characters up on the Borderlands website, helping fans nail down the details of their looks. It's both a helpful bit of community outreach and a canny PR move, providing info you can't always glean from trailers and pre-release screenshots. 

Mary and Feinobi have cosplayed as the Calypso Twins, Tyreen and Troy, the leaders of the Children of the Vault cult and the villains of Borderlands 3. They're the Borderlands equivalent of celebrity streamers, with egos that comes across in their poses and Troy's flower-sniffing extravagance. The cel-shading makeup that helped them bring The Walking Dead's characters to life (or unlife in that zombie's case) serve them well again here, highlighting every line on their faces and bit of muscle definition on their psycho friend, cosplayed by Rota Martin (opens in new tab).

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Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.