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Cosplay Wednesday – SoulCalibur’s Ivy Valentine

 Cosplay Wednesday - SoulCalibur's Ivy Valentine

Namco Bandai’s SoulCalibur series of fighting games has always been full of fanservice. Not only are there enough dream cameos to please any fanboy, there is little to no clothing on the female fighters. In honor of the release of SoulCalibur II HD Online, we take a look at a cosplay of series stalwart Ivy Valentine.

Italian cosplayer Giulia Presti has always had an eye for SoulCalibur’s Ivy Valentine, keeping an eye on this character through each and every iteration. Using a Python Purple PVC Stretch material with leather, stretch lace, lycra, and faux gold, Giulia Presti has captured every last detail of Ivy Valentine’s iteration in both SoulCalibur IV. Special thanks should go to photographers Sandro Sebastiani, Francesco Ambuchi, and Paolo Cellammare, who took some fine pictures of Giulia Presti both on-stage and off.

Unfortunately, Guilia Presti’s sword/whip “Extendable Valentine” has finally kicked the bucket after seven years of dutiful service — may it rest in peace.

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You can find Giulia Presti on Facebook here and on her Website here.

Do you enjoy a bit of gaming cosplay? Or maybe you’re passionate enough to do it full time. Drop me a line at casey[at]gamersheroes[dot]com and we’ll feature some of your cosplay.

Casey Scheld

Casey Scheld has more than 15 years of experience in the gaming industry as a community manager, social media director, event specialist, and (of course) gaming editor. He has previously worked with gaming start-ups like Raptr, publishers like Konami, and roller derby girls at PAX West (check out Jam City Rollergirls)! Gamers Heroes is a passion project for him, giving him a chance to tap into the underground side of gaming. He is all too eager to give these lesser-known heroes of the indie space the attention they so rightly deserve, seeking out the next gem and sharing it with the world. Previously making appearances at events like CES, GDC, and (the late) E3, he is all too happy to seek out the next big thing. For those that want to talk shop, send over a tip, or get an easy win in a fighting game of their choosing, be sure to check out his social media channels below.

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