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Awesome Overwatch cosplayer stuns fans with Magical Girl D.Va

Published: 1/Apr/2020 1:56

by Bill Cooney

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D.Va is one of Overwatch’s most popular heroes, and a new cosplay of the K-Pop star manages to make a skin that doesn’t even exist in-game look as if it were already part of her skin lineup.

As one of Overwatch’s original heroes, D.Va has been a popular pick for cosplayers since before the game even came out in 2016.

At this point in the game’s history, all of her existing skins have already been made into IRL costumes multiple times over. To stand out from these iterations, cosplayer Purin decided to show off a skin that’s not actually in the game: “Magical Girl” D.Va.

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“Magical Girl” D.Va might be one of the most requested Overwatch skins that hasn’t made it to the game yet.

The idea for a D.Va outfit with that Sailor Moon anime girl look seemed to spawn out of the collective consciousness of the Overwatch community, shortly after Mercy’s Pink breast cancer awareness skin was released in 2018.

Purin managed to bring the concept to life with an outfit that makes it look like Hana Song is the star of her own hit 90s anime.

Magical Girl D.Va, as we mentioned before, looks like a crossover with Mercy’s Pink skin – but there’s still enough blue in there to resemble her original bodysuit.

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If D.Va were a Sailor Moon character, she’d probably look a lot like this.

In Overwatch’s (very limited) lore, D.Va is a Mecha pilot for the South Korean military, who also moonlights as a K-Pop star and StarCraft pro.

We don’t know if D.Va herself is a huge anime fan based on the (very limited) Overwatch lore we have available, but her life as a giant robot-piloting singer and pro gamer means it’s not too far of a stretch.

The Venn diagram of D.Va players and Japanese animation enthusiasts is basically a circle anyways, so more anime-themed skins like Purin’s “Magical Girl” would surely be a hit.

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D.Va fans would be more than happy to have this as an in-game skin.

D.Va may not have gotten a new skin for the 2020 Archives event, which wraps up April 2, but there’s still Overwatch’s Anniversary celebration coming up, and a “Magical Girl” skin would fit right in with the event’s usual sort of cosmetics.

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League of Legends cosplayer ready to rebel as Vastayan “baddy” Xayah

Published: 30/Oct/2020 6:18

by Isaac McIntyre

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League of Legends cosplayer Wanderlustica, who made a name for herself as a cosplay extraordinaire, has brought feisty ADC heroine Xayah to life in all her Vastayan glory ⁠— you won’t see many LoL cosplays much better than this!

In 2017, League of Legends developers Riot Games decided to try something a little outside the box for their next champion release. Instead of dropping just one character, they debuted a duo ⁠— feathery Vastayan lovers Xayah and Rakan.

The pair fit like a glove. She was an ADC, and he was her support. The pair ⁠— and their sassy love ⁠— soon became fan-faves in the League of Legends fandom.

League cosplayer rules roost as Xayah

Of course, like any League favorite, there’s been plenty of cosplay takes on the pair. Now, that includes famous cosplayer Wanderlustica, who donned a stunning costume of the LoL “baddy” for an Instagram photoshoot earlier this month.

Wanderlustica’s stunning Xayah cosplay is absolutely amazing. She’s got every detail on point, from the Vastayan’s big busy ears, to her blue and red battle robe, and even the skull adorned on her shoulder from her old victories.

The Xayah outfit also had the purple hood the ADC wears into every game on Summoner’s Rift, as well as her glorious purple and blood-red feathers. Luca rounded out the cosplay with knee-high wrap boots, and tough steel vambraces.

 

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“I definitely loved wearing this cosplay, I love badass characters and Xayah is definitely one of them!” the Dutch cosplayer said of her League cosplay. “I’m so in love with it.”

Luca, who often makes her cosplays before showing them off on Instagram, was actually sent this Xayah outfit from Ezcosplay. The cosplay company had put the outfit together for Wanderlustica, who then added makeup and effects.

 

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Wanderlustica is far from the only League cosplayer to unveil a fancy new outfit recently either. Ariatamagotchi got into the Halloween spirit earlier this month with a perfect take on Bewitching Nidalee, and Sweet Angel donned an awesome Akali cosplay in late September.

Luca also has more LoL projects in the works too. She’s already set to reveal her new K/DA cosplay soon, so keep your eyes peeled for that in November!