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The Witcher Cosplay Gives Yennefer a Mystical Halloween Twist

Canadian cosplayer Carleybombshell is enchanting in her mystical Yennefer Halloween witch cosplay, just in time for October to come around.

By Natalie Schmidt

October 5, 2021

“Remember, magic is Chaos, Art, and Science. It is a curse, a blessing, and progress. It all depends on who uses magic, how they use it, and to what purpose. And magic is everywhere. All around us. Easily accessible.” – Yennefer, Blood of Elves

Magic is such an integral part of the world and gameplay of The Witcher series. With powerful sorceresses like the incomparable Yennefer of Vengerberg and the fiery Triss Marigold, magic adds an enchanting layer to these powerful characters that make them some of the most memorable characters from the franchise.

It’s no wonder, then, why cosplayers have taken so much to characters like Yennefer. Her sassy dialogue and strong attitude balance out Geralt’s more mellow personality, winning his heart and the fans’.

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However, have you ever wondered what Yennefer would look like as a more traditional Halloween-style witch? Well, look no further than Canadian cosplayer Carley (@carleybombshell). Taking inspiration from classic Halloween witch silhouettes to add to Yennefer’s glamour, Carley’s Yennefer Halloween Witch cosplay is truly magical.

THE WITCHER 3: YENNEFER HALLOWEEN WITCH COSPLAY

Carley is no stranger to The Witcher cosplays, having made a classic Yennefer cosplay, an armored Ciri costume, and a forest-themed Triss cosplay. Her work is incredibly detailed and refined, as she included all the little details that really bring a character to life.

This time, Carley stayed true to Yennefer’s darker palette but went for a more ballgown-esque look. Complete with a pointed witch’s hat, crow familiar, and mystical purple smoke, she looks every bit the classic Halloween witch.

Additionally, Carley states on Reddit that the look was mostly pulled together with thrift store items that she then modified for Yennefer-specific details. The corseted top is certainly reminiscent of Yennefer’s usually cinched outfits, and the glittery black details add just enough Halloween flair. Surprisingly, Carley looks strikingly similar to Netflix’s Yennefer, played by Anya Chalotra.

Rather than the black furs and feathers typically on Yennefer’s shoulders, Carley opted for the mermaid-style floof of tulle. It’s obvious she took care to add in elements from the character’s original design, while still crafting something exciting and new – and festive for October. Even further, she included the iconic Yennefer choker necklace, further accessorized with lacy black witch gloves.

Moreover, Richard at RMB Photography took the witchy photos, bringing the final look altogether. Overall, the effect is simply stunning, and would surely turn heads at any Halloween event.

All in all, if you can check out more of Carley’s beautiful cosplays, look to her Instagram or the r/witcher subreddit. But, for those wanting to meet the sorceress herself, The Witcher 3 is available to play on PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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Natalie Schmidt
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Natalie (She/Her) is a writer and game design enthusiast hailing from way-too-sunny Los Angeles. She loves to dissect game narrative and analyze mechanics, but she doesn’t even want to think about how many hours she’s spent playing D&D or The Witcher 3. Aside from triple-A adventures, she’s passionate about RPGs of all kinds and meaningful representation in games

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