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Black Metal D.Va cosplay is the Halloween Overwatch skin we need

Published: 19/Aug/2020 20:54

by Bill Cooney

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One Overwatch cosplayer and D.Va fan managed to create their very own skin for everyone’s favorite professional gamer/K-POP star, and it’s one that would be an instant must-buy if it were ever added to the game.

We’re more than four years into Overwatch and one of the most glaring omissions that devs still need to take care of is the fact that D.Va still doesn’t have a skin for the Halloween Terror event.

As luck would have it though, cosplayer NellyNuttons has created her own, one-of-a-kind skin for D.Va that would be perfect for the Overwatch community’s favorite event – Black Metal D.Va.

This version of Hana Song turns one of the most popular tanks in the game into the frontwoman of her own Death Metal band, and both versions definitely look the part.

Both of the versions above are great, but the one on the left more closely resembles her base skin, and features a dark leather jumpsuit and of course, long, black hair that looks perfect for rocking out instead of her traditional brunette coloring.

Her Bunny Blaster and headphones are also now made out of – what else – but metal. These pair perfectly with the steel-looking shoulder armor as well, making D.Va look more intimidating than ever.

The “pièce de résistance” of this cosplay (no matter which version you prefer) definitely has to be the hero’s trademark face paint, which has been turned black along with everything else and made to look like it’s melting off, probably from working up a sweat in her most recent mosh pit.

Nelly even recreated D.Va’s “Selfie” highlight pose, and switched out her usual peace sign for some horns, and a facial expression that would make Gene Simmons from KISS proud.

We’re still in the middle of the Summer Games event, and Halloween Terror usually doesn’t get going until October, so we have a bit to wait until the next Overwatch seasonal event, and to see if D.Va will finally get her own skin this year.

Until we know for sure at least us D.Va mains have great cosplays, like this one from NellyNuttons, to tide us over until we most likely get disappointed by Blizzard for the fifth year in a row.
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My Hero Academia cosplayer attends U.A. High as Ochako Uraraka

Published: 28/Oct/2020 17:49

by Brent Koepp

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A My Hero Academia cosplayer went viral on Instagram after sharing her true-to-life take on popular character Ochako Uraraka. The artist’s incredibly detailed outfit perfectly captures the heroine’s school look.

My Hero Academia originally made it debut as a manga, though it was its anime adaptation in 2016 that made it a cultural phenomena. Viewers around the world couldn’t get enough of its story about a high school that trains teenagers with superpowers called quirks. 

A cosplayer made waves on social media after bringing one of the show’s most popular characters, Ochako Uraraka, to life. The skilled artist depicts the character’s school spirit with stunning costumes that will be sure to leave fans of the series in awe.

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The bubbly heroine is one of the most popular characters in the 2016 anime.

My Hero Academia cosplayer pulls off perfect Uraraka school look

The anime largely focuses on the students of Class 1-A. One of the most beloved characters in the series is the lovable Ochako. The heroine has the ability to manipulate gravity, and can float in the air.

Bringing the anime protagonist to life, cosplayer ‘alexy_sky_’ shared her epic My Hero Academia costume. The artist posed as Uraraka in her U.A. High school uniform which she wears throughout the show.

Alexy perfectly mirrored the character’s gray blazer jacket, as well as the red tie that sits on top of her white shirt. The outfit is full of details, from the blue-green stripe trimming, to the golden buttons. 

 

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In another shot posted to social media, the cosplayer re-created Ochako’s signature pose by holding her hand out. In the series, the character’s quirk allows her to make anything she touches weightless – including foes.

 

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As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Alexy also created the student’s blue and white patterned gym school uniform as well. Not only are the cosplayer’s costumes insanely accurate, she also nails the character’s look – capturing her short and pointy eyebrows, as well as her bob haircut.

 

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Despite making its anime debut back in 2016, My Hero Academia has continued to explode in popularity around the world. The show’s diverse cast of colorful characters has made it a massive hit.

The animated adaptation wrapped up its fourth arc in April. Those wanting to watch the series can catch all episodes on Funimation and Crunchyroll. For everything we know about Season 5, check out our guide here.