“Hatred and vengeance blinded me … But I shall stand before them in humility. I shall remember the expression in their eyes. I hope the memory of those eyes will stop me making a similar mistake.”

Kirstin AKA ArmoredHeartCosplay represents the Lion Cub of Cintra, The Witcher mainstay Ciri with aplomb in the following set:

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What's even cooler than getting to bring a real steel sword to a Ciri photo shoot? Realizing you can use it as a replacement lighting bounce board lol! Next level Witcher Achievement Unlocked! 🤣🤣🤣 * Thank you guys for all of the extra love and encouragement leading up to Cosplay Nationals at LACC! I'm still chugging away at that damn helmet. After yesterday, I had to pour myself an extra large glass of wine and start over with version 3 (just patterning I swear! Please don't drink and cut/heat foam haha!) – which suuuuucks but it's all a learning process right? And it's how we get better. That's what I keep telling myself lol! 😁 * * 📷 by @geekstrong * * #outdoorshoot #portrait #photography #cosplayphotography #girlswhocosplay #ciri #cirilla #witcher #witcher3 #thewitcher #wildhunt #cirillaofcintra #thewitchercosplay #ciricosplay #witchercosplay #witcher3wildhunt #cdprojektred #cosplayer #cosplay #videogames #cosplayersofinstagram #foam #worblaart #worbla #gamer #gamercosplay #netflix

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I absolutely adore the color transition from blues to red/golds in the latest shot from @geekstrong of my Ciri cosplay! He creates such interesting compositions! * Speaking of Ciri, thank you guys SO much for all of the love and messages regarding my new Cyberpunk Ciri cosplay!! I can't wait to share those images with you all. SO. MUCH. NEON!!!! NEON-POCALYPSE!!! 😁 * * 📷 by @geekstrong Ciri cosplay by me! * * #outdoorshoot #portrait #photography #cosplayphotography #girlswhocosplay #ciri #cirilla #witcher #witcher3 #thewitcher #wildhunt #cirillaofcintra #thewitchercosplay #ciricosplay #witchercosplay #witcher3wildhunt #cdprojektred #cosplayer #cosplay #videogames #cosplayersofinstagram #foam #worblaart #worbla #gamer #gamercosplay #netflix

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I know it's not #witcherwednesday yet but I couldn't wait to start sharing some new photos with you guys! I FINALLY got to bring out Ciri's steel sword for a shoot! 😁 I've also made upgrades to this cosplay as well – including new pants, new leather arm bands and gloves. The wig is also new (from Amazon) and fits so much better! Hope you guys like it! * Thank you to @geekstrong for the fantastic shoot (aaaand for pointing out that I'd initally forgotten my silver belt. Doh!) 🤗 * * 📷 by @geekstrong Ciri cosplay by me! * * #outdoorshoot #portrait #photography #cosplayphotography #girlswhocosplay #ciri #cirilla #witcher #witcher3 #thewitcher #wildhunt #cirillaofcintra #thewitchercosplay #ciricosplay #witchercosplay #witcher3wildhunt #cdprojektred #cosplayer #cosplay #videogames #cosplayersofinstagram #foam #worblaart #worbla #gamer #gamercosplay #netflix

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#tbt to my first outdoor shoot with @geekstrong and my Ciri cosplay! ❤️❤️❤️ * This has got to be one of my favorite (if not THE favorite) photos ever taken of me. Not only because it’s a beautiful photo and edit but because it was such an amazing shoot! 😁 So I grew up in an extremely small town on the east coast (like 2500 people small) with tons and tons of nature and national parks. Now I LOVE living in LA but it isn’t very nature-y haha! It just sometimes makes me really miss my hometown and, you know, greenery. So getting geared up as Ciri and getting to spend time in such a gorgeous park (which I didn’t even know existed) was so incredibly cathartic. It’s amazing how cosplay can have such a positive impact on your mindset and take you places you didn’t expect to go! * * 📷 by @geekstrong Ciri cosplay by me! * * #outdoorshoot #portrait #photography #photographer #cosplayphotography #girlswhocosplay #ciri #cirilla #witcher #witcher3 #thewitcher #wildhunt #cirillaofcintra #thewitchercosplay #ciricosplay #witchercosplay #witcher3wildhunt #cdprojektred #cosplayer #cosplay #videogames #cosplayersofinstagram #foam #worblaart #worbla #gamer #gamercosplay

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Sorry I don't have anything too spooky to post yet but this lovely Ciri photo from @geekstrong is definitely giving me those fall vibes! 😁🎃 * Heading back from Yosemite today with @rockus_ – it's been an amazing vacation but I can't wait to get back to LA and, more specifically, my craft room, to get geared up for LACC! We unfortunately missed out on Blizzcon tix again this year 😭😭 Fingers crossed for 2019 lol! * * 📷 by @geekstrong Ciri cosplay by me! * * #outdoorshoot #portrait #photography #photographer #cosplayphotography #girlswhocosplay #ciri #cirilla #witcher #witcher3 #thewitcher #wildhunt #cirillaofcintra #thewitchercosplay #ciricosplay #witchercosplay #witcher3wildhunt #cdprojektred #cosplayer #cosplay #videogames #cosplayersofinstagram #foam #worblaart #worbla #gamer #gamercosplay

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Happy almost-Friday all! (I know, I know but it sounds better than Thursday) 😁 * So everyone is freaking out about Henry Cavill's casting as Geralt in the upcoming Netflix Witcher series – he's not exactly the grizzled Witcher we've all come to know and love. However, it makes me think that we're gonna have a book universe/pre-game Witcher origins series – which might be interesting? Plus, actual casting news makes everything more real and exciting! What are your guy's thoughts? Do you like Cavill as Geralt or would you have picked someone else? I personally was imagining Guy Pearce or Nikolaj Coster-Waldau but that's just me! 🤗 * * 📷 by @geekstrong Ciri cosplay by me! * * #outdoorshoot #portrait #photography #photographer #cosplayphotography #girlswhocosplay #ciri #cirilla #witcher #witcher3 #thewitcher #wildhunt #cirillaofcintra #thewitchercosplay #ciricosplay #witchercosplay #witcher3wildhunt #cdprojektred #cosplayer #cosplay #videogames #cosplayersofinstagram #foam #worblaart #worbla #gamer #gamercosplay

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Ah Mondays…the Witcher equivalent of "running the walls." 😴 * Hope everyone is recovering from the weekend! So many cool cosplay events seemed to converge over the past couple of days. I know I'm having a serious case of "fear of missing outs" from the Labyrinth Masquerade Ball – it looked AMAZING this year! Damn work getting in the way of cosplay 😭 * * 📷 by @geekstrong Cosplay by me! * * #outdoorshoot #portrait #photography #photographer #cosplayphotography #girlswhocosplay #ciri #cirilla #witcher #witcher3 #thewitcher #wildhunt #cirillaofcintra #thewitchercosplay #ciricosplay #witchercosplay #witcher3wildhunt #cdprojektred #cosplayer #cosplay #videogames #cosplayersofinstagram #foam #worblaart #worbla #gamer #gamercosplay

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What a lovely photo from @jrulison of my Ciri cosplay from our quick shoot at San Diego Comic Con! * And funnily enough, it was a coworker who spotted a pic from this photo set before I even did on Bored Panda's 2018 SDCC's Best Cosplays (I'm number #22 woohoo!). If you haven't checked out the list, definitely do – there are some AMAZING cosplays on there! * * 📷 by @jrulison * * #sdcc #sdcc2018 #portrait #photography #photographer #cosplayphotography #girlswhocosplay #ciri #cirilla #witcher #witcher3 #thewitcher #wildhunt #cirillaofcintra #thewitchercosplay #ciricosplay #witchercosplay #witcher3wildhunt #cdprojektred #cosplayer #cosplay #videogames #cosplayersofinstagram #foam #worbla #gamer #gamercosplay

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Another amazing photo from the crazy talented @geekstrong of my Ciri cosplay! I love the light/shadow contrast he captured in this whole photo set. So great! 😁 * On a totally unrelated note, why aren't more people talking about the new Castle Rock series??? It's a friggin Stephen King SHARED universe! I love his books and couldn't be more excited…From the trailer alone I saw references to IT, Cujo, Eyes of the Dragon, Dark Tower, Carrie, Stand by Me, Shawshank, Needful Things, the Mist…just to name a few. I know he's always hinted at a shared universe in his books but now we get to SEE it!! That's SO AWESOME!! I'M NOT SHOUTING, YOU'RE SHOUTING! 😵 Ahem…anyway…definitely check it out if you haven't already 😊 * * 📷 by the amazing @geekstrong Cosplay by me! * * #outdoorshoot #portrait #photography #photographer #cosplayphotography #girlswhocosplay #ciri #cirilla #witcher #witcher3 #thewitcher #wildhunt #cirillaofcintra #thewitchercosplay #ciricosplay #witchercosplay #witcher3wildhunt #cdprojektred #cosplayer #cosplay #videogames #cosplayersofinstagram #foam #worblaart #worbla #gamer #gamercosplay

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Happy Sunday everyone! Thank you all SO much for the amazing support on my Destiny 2 armor build – I'll definitely share more WIP photos soon! 😁 * I also wanted to share another photo from this fantastic shoot of my Ciri cosplay with @geekstrong – he is always outdoing himself with the art and images he creates with cosplayers! I feel so lucky to be able to work with him 😊 * * 📷 by the talented @geekstrong Cosplay by me! * * #outdoorshoot #portrait #photography #photographer #cosplayphotography #girlswhocosplay #ciri #cirilla #witcher #witcher3 #thewitcher #wildhunt #cirillaofcintra #thewitchercosplay #ciricosplay #witchercosplay #witcher3wildhunt #cdprojektred #cosplayer #cosplay #videogames #cosplayersofinstagram #foam #worblaart #worbla #gamer #gamercosplay

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