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Brilliant Overwatch Pharah Qinglong cosplay blasts off to viral status

by Michael Gwilliam
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An Overwatch cosplayer did a fantastic job at bringing Pharah’s Qinglong Lunar New Year skin to life with a sleek outfit.

Taking to Reddit, user Medhavi321 posted a photo of herself dressed up with the emblem on her chest lighting up.

The cosplay is really one of the most impressive Pharah concepts yet. Aside from not including a fully-functional jetpack, the outfit includes a neatly designed dragon helmet that perfectly aligns with the skin it’s based off.

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Not only that, but Medha even went out of her way to acquire sharp emerald contacts that shine just like Pharah’s do when the skin is equipped in-game.

Every nook and cranny of the cosplay seems ripped right from the game, including the coloring and gold plating on the armor.

“How would you recommend getting started in the dress-up for a Comic-Con?” a user asked the redditor in the comments section.

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“For starters don't stress on details,” Medhavi321 responded. “Eva foam is the basic material most of the cosplayers work on. There are tons of tutorials on YouTube how to build props.”

The Qinglong Pharah skin was first added to Overwatch as part of the Chinese New Year event in 2018 and is considered one of the absolute best skins to be added in the event’s history.

Qinglong is a reference to the Azure Dragon – one of the Dragon Gods in Chinese culture. You can see why Blizzard went to such great lengths to ensure the skin was so well-crafted.

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Medhavi’s other cosplays include DOTA 2’s Legion Commander, Black Widow from Marvel comic books, and even Triss Merigold from The Witcher 3.

With such incredible talent, we can’t wait to see what this cosplayer will sink her teeth into next. The sky is clearly the limit.