God of War’s Freya Cosplay Embodies the Spellbinding Goddess Flawlessly

Norwegian cosplayer Ibelinn showcases her stunning Freya outfit from God of War.

God of War celebrated its two year anniversary yesterday and since its launch, it quickly became one of PlayStation 4’s most beloved games. Players around the world embraced Kratos and his son Atreus on their epic journey as they encountered monsters and gods of the Norse world. Many characters were met as the two wandered the realms that included the likes of Baldur, Sindri and Brok (Huldra Brothers), and Mimir but one of the most captivating characters in God of War is Freya, also known as The Witch of the Woods or Frigg and she’s certainly a firm favorite with cosplayers, particularly due to her outstanding attire.

Ibelinn is a talented cosplayer from Norway who over the years has worn many faces. In recent times she has taken on the persona of the likes of Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft, Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn, Jaina Proudmoore from World of Warcraft and Death Maiden from Diablo 3 but personally, it’s her goddess Freya cosplay from God of War that makes her stand out from the rest. It’s easy to notice that throughout Ibelinn’s many cosplay adventures, she puts in some incredible work into the very finest details and this couldn’t be more apparent in her Freya attire. If you have played the game, you would know that Freya has a beautiful wardrobe of clothes that shows her deep magic power and the years of living in the forest all alone.

Ibelinn mimics this style beautifully combining a mixture of leather and silks all made and assembled by her own fair hands. Of course, crafting something as intricate as Freya’s outfit takes time so Ibelinn spent the vast majority of three months sewing, 3D modeling, printing, and producing all the leatherwork to perfect her look. Freya’s sword and shield are also designed and made my Ibelinn, taking pictures of her progress of each item a long the way. It suffices to say that all her hard work and hours put into this cosplay has truly paid off. You can see some of her Freya cosplay pictures below but for many more and her progress images, you can head over to her website.


At the start of the year, Sony and Santa Monica Studio released an episode of the Worlds Collide podcast, which is a deep dive into how the many elements of God of War came together to tell a rich and deep narrative. In one particular episode called “The No-Cut Camera,” we got a look at how the studio managed to pull off a single-take camera effect with no cuts. We all know that God of War director Cory Barlong is the king of witty banter on Twitter and recently, we saw him and The Last of Us director go head to head in a jokingly way by pitting the two games by claiming that God of War uses more teraflops than 2013s The Last of Us.

For those wanting to play God of War on PC, there was some news last month regarding this topic. Following some new changes surfacing on the PlayStation website, we saw that the U.S. version of the official PlayStation website no longer contains the “Only On Playstation” for God of War. This, of course, could mean many different things but as we have seen of late Sony is clearly intending to bring more of its first-party published titles to PC, even if it doesn’t mean God of War at this time.

God of War is available now exclusively on PS4. If you have yet to experience the game for yourself, you can pick up the game right now over on Amazon.


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Rachael Fiddis

Rachael, who is Deputy Editor, has been gaming for many years. Some of her favourite video games include The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us but also loves a good indie title. Gaming Culture is where her heart lies and spends many hours sieving through gaming fan art and cosplay displays. Other than gaming, Rachael is a book nerd and music lover.

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