This WikiLeaks cosplay might actually be the nerdiest thing ever

Because whistleblowing never goes out of style.


Aja Romano

Internet Culture

Published Jul 4, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 10:31 am CDT

If you’re one of the many fans gearing up for events at Comic-Con, Otakon, Dragon Con or any of the other many cosplay-heavy conventions this summer, you might be struggling to come up with an original costume.

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If that’s you, then take some inspiration from this fabulously iconoclastic cosplay from Russian deviantART user nomoretribbles, a.k.a. Ellen, who’s just done a gorgeous photoshoot in full cosplay as… WikiLeaks. Yes, WikiLeaks, the website. 

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As avant-garde as it is clever, nomoretribbles’ design isn’t the first cosplay we’ve seen based off of a website, but it is possibly the most intense:

In addition to the intricate details of the dress and all its tech-inspired accessories, the use of the VR headset to play off of the idea of blind justice is particularly clever:

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Anonymous also gets its due:

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Among those who appreciate Ellen’s efforts is the official WikiLeaks Twitter account. 

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Who knew government takedowns could look this good?

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Photo via nomoretribbles/deviantART

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*First Published: Jul 4, 2015, 6:46 pm CDT