Medha Srivastava is no stranger to headlines across the geekdom. Her cosplay as video game Dota 2’s Legion Commander for Comic-Con India 2020, earned her the ‘Fan Favourite’ title from judges. Comic conventions aside, concept artist and illustrator Medha is one of the millions of creatives trying to make the most of the lockdown.
Naturally, she decides to wow her 12,000-plus followers on Instagram with her surrealistic make-up and prosthetics skills, morphing into well-known figures, both fictional and real. So far, the 29-year-old has shared herself rendered as Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher, Wonder Woman, The Professor from Netflix’s Money Heist, Baby Yoda from Disney+’s The Mandalorian, Rihanna and Billie Eilish, among others. In her posts, she also embodies the posture and mood of these figures.
As a creative who is under lockdown, creating these looks is not just a hobby or a way to pass the time, but also a way to keep in touch with potential employers with whom she can freelance as an artist, acknowledges Medha. “Cosplay makeup has also been so therapeutic in these anxious times and it offers a little escapism for me. The creativity does not need to stop.”