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

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

Published: 19/Aug/2020 20:54

by Bill Cooney


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.

Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer looks graceful as Art Nouveau Toph

Published: 16/Jan/2021 7:14

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Avatar: The Last Airbender fans love Toph for her tomboyish vibe despite being raised like a princess, but a brilliant cosplayer managed to capture her elegant side by creating a refined version of her usual outfit.

The heroes in Avatar: The Last Airbender all bring something unique to the table. However, Toph is particularly remarkable because she managed to become an earth-bending master despite being blind since birth.

Initially, she wanted to prove to her parents that blindness didn’t make her weak. But she became one of the most powerful characters in the show and a valuable Team Avatar member.

Avatar: The Last Airbender Toph Cosplay
Toph Beifong turned her back on a sheltered childhood to become a powerful earth-bender.

Toph is a popular choice among cosplayers too. But while we’ve seen everything from her traditional get-up to an elegant dress she once wore, it’s hard to find one more unique than Emma J.I.Q Rubini’s Art Nouveau Toph.

“You see nothing once, and you’ve seen it a thousand times,” she said, referring to a quote. “Y’all remember when we used to have cons? I’m so happy I went to Katsucon this year since it ended up being the only one I went to.”

“Here’s the cosplay I made for it,” she added. “Art Nouveau Toph! I am incredibly proud of the work I put into it, and I’m happy I got to wear it to such a pretty con! One day maybe I’ll wear it again.”

Emma managed to capture all the crucial elements of Toph’s everyday outfit. It includes the green and beige garments, the hairstyle tucked under a headband with a flower, and of course, contact lenses to match her eyes.

However, she’s added some exotic details in line with a style known as Art Nouveau. It combines elegantly woven tapestries with encrusted jewels and other bits and pieces to add some class.

Cosplayers and their fans know how much time and effort it takes to re-create an outfit faithfully. However, it takes creativity, talent, and courage to add your flair. Emma nailed it, and the thousands of likes she’s getting are a testament to that.