Brutal Legend Cosplay: Drowned Ophelia (Belle Chere)

Double Fine Productions released the well received Brutal Legend in 2009, which features the character of Eddie Riggs, voiced by and modeled after Jack Black, a roadie who is transported to a fantasy world inspired by the artwork of heavy metal album covers. Eddie becomes the world’s savior, leading the down-trodden humans against a range of supernatural overlords using a battle axe, his Flying V guitar that can tap into the magical powers of the world, and a customizable hot rod.

Initially an ally, but then turned enemy, Drowned Ophelia is certainly not a character to be messed with – which is brutally apparent in American cosplayer Belle Chere’s fantastically twisted cosplay!

Drowned Ophelia is the dark form of Ophelia that emerged from the Sea of Black Tears. Spawned from her sense of betrayal at the hands of Eddie Riggs, this Ophelia spends the next three months using everything she’d learned from the roadie to form her own army of Tear Drinkers, which she names the Drowning Doom.

In this form, Ophelia has a drastically different appearance to her previous look. Her hair is black and she she wears thorn-like barrettes, while her eyes are tinted purple and accentuated with eye-shadow that imitates tears. Most notable is her skin, which is blue, simulating asphyxiation, and the Black Tears themselves that form her clothing. These are a black torn-up dress that sublimates at the bottom, gloves and a fan-like collar of Tear tendrils at the back of her head.

The Black Tears also allow her to sprout giant black raven wings at will, allowing her to fly or escape from danger. When she chooses to attack, she can strike at enemies using the Tears, forming them into a melee weapon. Finally, the Black Tears allow her to manifest the Six-Stringed Sorrow whenever she wishes to play a solo.

Ophelia’s personality is much darker than before, and she behaves somewhat like a femme fatale that remarks on death, misery and emotional injuries. This is most evident when she is dealing with Eddie, as the idea that he has betrayed her trust is central to her character. She frequently mocks him for his lack of understanding.

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