How to Make Your Own Akali K/DA Cosplay

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Just when we thought that League of Legends couldn’t do anything to make us love them even more, in late 2018 Riot released a music video for the song POP/STARS, sung by 4 heroes, forming a new girl group called K/DA. The skins were inspired by an alternate world where pop music rules the music scene, pulling tons of inspiration from Kpop and dance music. With strong female characters, there’s no wonder that the cosplay world exploded, with everyone rushing to cosplay one of the four girls, making with Akali K/DA Cosplay being a fan favorite.

So if you want to join in and make your own Akali K/DA costume, then you’ve come to the right place! In the rest of this article, we go through each piece of her outfit. Here is what you’ll need to put together your very own Akali K/DA cosplay:

  • Purple Wig
  • K/DA Hat
  • Purple Jacket
  • Black Shorts
  • Black Stockings
  • White Crop Top
  • White Belt
  • Face Mask
  • Fingerless Gloves
  • Black Shoes

Become the Latest Pop Star in an Akali K/DA Cosplay!

Each of the four pop stars brings their own skills to the table; Ahri and Evelynn are the lead singers, with Akali the rapper of the group and Kai’Sa the dancer. The games heroes all come with brand new and beautiful costumes to complement their new pop star lifestyle. The flashy costumes combined with the current popularity of Kpop groups has cosplayers running to get their K/DA cosplays ready to go! Getting to cosplay as a pop star is fun, but it is even better when you can combine them with some of your favorite eSports heroes!

Purple wig

One of the most prominent aspects of an Akali’s K/DA cosplay is that she has bright purple hair, styled into a high pony. Here are a few different options to choose from to help you nail Akali’s signature hairstyle:

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K/DA hat

Another important part of an Akali costume is her hat! This is arguably one of the most recognizable pieces of her costume and compliments her high ponytail hairstyle!

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Purple jacket

Akali’s jacket brings a fun pop of shimmer to her costume! Usually worn open, it helps to really bring the entire costume together!

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Black shorts

While you’ll be hard pressed to find a pair of pants quite like Akali’s online, adding stockings to a pair of shorts can help to give you the same look!

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Black stockings

To help complete the look of Akali’s leggings, stockings or knee high socks can help to give you that split effect without ruining a pair of leggings in the process.

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White crop top

Akali wears a simple fitted strapless cropped top under her purple jacket. You can add the black trim yourself if you’d like for added detail!

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White belt

Akali wears a white belt over the shorts to tie together the main elements of the look. It also helps to break up all the dark colors as well!

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Face mask

One of the most important pieces of an Akali K/DA cosplay is her face mask! While you can get away with taking this off if you get too warm, you’ll definitely need it for photos!

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Fingerless gloves

Fingerless gloves help to complete Akali’s look! She sometimes wears them on just one hand or both! You can choose what is best for you.

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Black shoes

To finish it all off, Akali wears some high top sneakers, good for dancing! Plus, sneakers are the comfiest way to go when walking for hours at conventions or cosplay shoots!

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You’re finally ready to impress in your Akali K/DA cosplay!

You’ll be sure to find other cosplayers who are the rest of the band, so be ready to take photos! You’re going to look awesome! We wish you all the luck with your cosplay!

Needing more cosplay inspiration? Check out our cosplay posts for Sailor Moon, Catwoman, Princess Peach, or Bowsette!

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