Out of all my years of doing cosplay, I’m not sure just how elated I would be to receive praise from the original creator, but I’d probably be over the moon if I had this happen.
Argentinian cosplayer and costume designer Melh Alvarenga recently got some big compliments for her Mortal Kombat 1 Mileena from series Co-creator Ed Boon, and her other great works show she’s far from just a one-hit wonder.
Alvarenga is right at home at an outdoor MK event in her cosplay, and from a technical standpoint, Boon seems absolutely correct in calling her work “outstanding.”
It’s really cool to see this rather complex design come together in real life with all the little belts, armor pieces and accessories that all appear to be pretty much hand-crafted too.
The only negative is she’s only seemingly posted the one photo of her Mileena online so far when we’d love to see a closer and more detailed look.
S T A N D I N G ! ! https://t.co/txRnICfjhm
— Ed Boon (@noobde) October 18, 2023
Luckily, Alvarenga seems to be quite invested in some other characters that Boon has also worked intimately with before with DC and Injustice.
Harley Quinn looks like her big specialty that she’s been honing and updating for a few years now and is super on point.
She doesn’t just stick to one design either, as Alvarenga has done her original Batman: The Animated Series jester outfit up to her more modern Suicide Squad and Injustice incarnations plus everything in between and sometimes a little mix of everything.
It certainly doesn’t hurt that she’s got a pretty badass rendition of Wonder Woman too.
If you enjoyed these, there’s plenty more DC related cosplay to be found on Melh Alvarenga’s Twitter and Instagram pages, and hopefully we’ll be seeing much more of her Mileena soon too.