Cosplay has been around for decades now. The first one was presented at one of the science fiction conventions in 1984 in Japan. Where do cosplayers get ideas for the costumes? They get inspired by pretty much anything. It can be their favorite character from the movie, or a book, or a video game, or anime – or as with this cosplayer from Switzerland – the statue of Anubis. And it does look majestic!
The idea came about when she saw the statue of Anubis designed by Hui Zou online and fell in love with it right away. She wanted to make her own version of the character, so she reached out to the artist and asked if she could make a low-poly cosplay from it, and he agreed.
In case you are wondering what low-poly means, it’s an old school 3D computer graphics with a smaller number of polygons. Apparently, low poly art is one of the hottest trends these days. Generally, cosplayers want their costumes to look more realistic, but Martina wanted it to look more digital and artificial instead.