Russian cosplayer paid tribute to her favourite videogame The Last of Us Part II by cosplaying as Ellie. It will blow your mind.
There isn’t a whole lot you can do to cosplay as Ellie from The Last of Us. Most people end up looking like homeless teenagers when cosplaying as her… except for Alena Litanova.
Perhaps the cosplayer from Moscow, Russia, managed to pull off the difficult Ellie cosplay because, lets face it, she really looks like her. Even more so than Ashley Johnson, the actress who modelled for and played her in The Last of Us Part II.
With the right clothes, right makeup and the perfect touch-ups in editing, she could definitely fool people into thinking she’s actually Ellie, if only she were real.
That’s exactly what Alena Litanova did. Found some weatherworn clothes, brushed on some freckles and even painted on Ellie’s distinguishable scar… and ta-da! It’s Ellie.
She is the focal character in the game series. A nineteen-year-old survivor, she is “mature beyond her years” as a result of the circumstances of her environment.
The Last of Us fans were blown away when Alena posted her short cosplay video on The Last of Us Facebook fan page. Some even questioned her acting capabilities because she definitely looks the part to play Ellie in the upcoming The Last of Us HBO series.
Although it is a bit late now, perhaps Alena could have auditioned to play Ellie in the upcoming HBO The Last of Us mini-series. But Bella Ramsey has been cast to play Ellie along side The Mandalorian actor Pedro Pascal in the highly anticipated series.