Sink Your Teeth Into This Akasha, ‘Queen of the Damned’ Cosplay
Looking for a companion to spend eternity with? Look no further than this amazing cosplay of the classic Anne Rice character, Akasha.
Many a hapless youth spent a fair amount of time in the early 2000s trying to reconcile the scary sexy vibes coming off of Aaliyah in Queen of the Damned. I mean, what’s not to love about torso isolations and drapey fabrics (not to mention the body paint and barely-there accessorized top…) coming from a smoldery-eyed Egyptian goddess of death?! I think we all remember this scene:
Now, decades later, it warms the cockles of my heart to see this character brought to life in a new and fascinating way. Cosplayer Tih’Rhon Parks has offered major Aaliyah vibes with his gorgeous recreation of this classic vampy villain. Call him Queen of My Heart, because his Akasha cosplay is SLAYING.
Everything about this cosplay is perfect. From the angles and the movements captured to the construction of the cosplay itself to the application of fang shape and the AMAZING gold glittery skin… Everything looks like it hopped right off of the screen. Every. Single. Element of this cosplay is FLAWLESS. And yes, I’m using shouty capitals. Because YES. Simply beautiful, and incredibly effective. BRAVA!
From the Cosplayer:
“My children. Warms my blood to see you all gathered plotting against me.”-Akasha
“You thought it was all you? The ego of a king as well. Yes! I know you, Lestat. I know you crave to have the world at your feet. So I’ve come to give it to you.“-Akasha
“The spirit who inhabits her animates us all. Destroy the host, you destroy the power. The young die first; the old wither slowly; the eldest perhaps would go last. But she is the Queen of the Damned, and the Damned can’t live without her.”
“You think you can change my will? I’ve had enough of this discussion. Join me or die!“-Akasha
“For a companion. Someone to share eternity with. You’re bold like your music. You live your life in the open like I did… long ago… when I had a king.“
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