The Last of Us Part II Abby Cosplay Is As Fierce as You’d Expect

Check out this striking The Last of Us Part 2 Abby cosplay by Nieke.

By Rachael Fiddis

August 3, 2020

Like her or loathe her, The Last of Us Part 2‘s Abby is an incredibly important part of the sequel’s storyline. Not only did she mix up a cocktail of so many emotions from hate, to confusion, shock, and love, players were taken on a rollercoaster of a ride with this brand new TLOU character. Just to add my penny’s worth: I thought Abby was fantastic and has now become my favorite gaming character but enough about me, let’s take a look at this striking – if not a little intimidating – cosplay of the woman herself brought to life by Nieke.

Photographer Carlos Adama from London got together with Nieke to join in on their passion for Abby from The Last of Us Part 2 and judging from the photoshoot, it looks like they had the time of their lives while also creating some stunning shots in the process. Nieke, originally from the Netherlands and now living in London, loves nothing more than to lift weights on her downtime from being a Digital and Production Designer in the film industry and also taking part in a spot of cosplaying. The Last of Us Part 2‘s Abby is Nieke’s very first cosplay adventure of the year and having finished the game, she immediately wanted to slip inside the shoes of the complex and fierce character after acquiring a huge space in her heart for her.

Since Carlos is one of her closest friends, Nieke couldn’t ask for a better partner to help her take her Abby cosplaying adventures further with in a full-on photoshoot session. With the help of three lights set up, water spray, and resistance bands to get a good flex on Nieke, Carlos managed to take some amazing pictures that look like screenshots from the actual game. Also, since Nieke loves to pump some iron, her physique was perfect to play the role of Abby as she showed off those well-toned arms while holding a hammer or a gun. You can check out the pictures from that photoshoot below. If you’d like to stay up to date on Nieke’s cosplaying endeavors, you can follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Carlos’s photography can be viewed on Twitter also or good old Instagram.

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You can also check out below a very short time-lapse clip of the photoshoot process and get a little sneak peek at how Carlos and Nieke managed to achieve some of those stunning images.

Halley Gross, the narrative lead for The Last of Us Part 2, said in an interview with Game Informer that the ending to the game was initially meant to be much darker and instead of Abby surviving and heading off in the boat with Lev, Ellie was going to kill her. Gross explained that during the game’s production “we changed that and had Ellie let go at the last second,” in order to highlight that “some part of the old Ellie, the Ellie with humanity, the Ellie that is impacted by Joel, still exists within this character who has been so overtaken by her quest for revenge.”

If you are a Dina fan, you’ll be pleased to hear that her voice actor Shannon Woodward has taken to Twitch to stream some games. Shannon has posted a schedule of the times that you can catch her on the gaming platform over on her Twitter page so why not head over to her Twitch channel now and give her a follow? You can follow Shannon over on her Twitter and Instagram where she will talk more about her up and coming games so stay tuned! You can also see what Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus has been up to in his playthrough of the game as he picks up Ellie’s guitar to bash the chords to his 1997 song ‘Dammit’.

The Last of Us Part 2 is available now exclusively on PS4 (and soon to be PS5). The game was one of DualShockers’ favorites of 2020; make sure to check out the official DualShockers (generally spoiler-free) review. Also, feel free to grab the game physically on Amazon to help support the site.

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Rachael Fiddis

Rachael, who is Deputy Editor & Head of Stakeholder Relations, 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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