Destiny Awoken Cosplay is a Stunning Guardian

Destiny, the game, has taken the world by storm. Whether it’s hard raids, campaign, or time in the Crucible, oodles of gamers of all ages have gotten thoroughly sucked in. Of the races available to play, the Awoken are definitely the most mysterious and alluring, with their grey-blue skin and luminescent eyes. The Awoken are descended from humans and are thought to have been born in the Collapse, when humans attempted to flee to the far edges of space away from The Darkness. Something happened to them out in the deep Black, and they were forever changed. They are known to be somewhat standoffish, and seem to possess powers and abilities beyond that of their human ancestors. Destiny developers have said that the Awoken are “beautiful, exotic, and mysterious” and “of otherworldly origin.” The team looked at elves, vampires, ghosts, and angels to capture the “ethereal feel” of the Awoken.

The Hunter is a playable class that can be paired with any of the playable races. Hunters were once survivors who roamed the wilderness and waste, making their own luck as they went. Through manipulation of the Traveler’s energies, Hunters learned how to survive in the wilds. Though they’re no longer outlaws, they still tend to bend the rules to suit whatever their situation calls for.


Master cosplayer Nebulaluben created this stunning Awoken Hunter in collaboration with Activision and Bungie. Let’s all take a moment to let that sink in. Now, let’s ooh and ahh over every single part of this cosplay, from the impeccable armor to the makeup, wig styling, props, seamstress work and tailoring, and, of course, the fantastic photography and editing. This is the level of cosplay that many aspire to. And Nebulaluben is the kind of wonderful cosplayer who’s here to help a sister or brother out. Detailed tutorials can be found on her website. I can’t help but take another long look at her makeup. Note the shading and depth of color she used to give herself the high cheekbones and gaunt cheeks of the Awoken. Spectacular.