Brilliant Overwatch Pharah Qinglong cosplay blasts off to viral status - Dexerto

Brilliant Overwatch Pharah Qinglong cosplay blasts off to viral status

Published: 31/Jan/2020 22:45

by Michael Gwilliam


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.

My Pharah Qinglong Cosplay at Comic Con India. from Overwatch

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.

“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.

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.


Overwatch cosplayer blinks ahead with Tracer’s new look for Overwatch 2

Published: 19/Jan/2021 7:09

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Overwatch 2 is still a while away with no official release date in sight, but that didn’t stop a talented cosplayer from re-creating Tracer’s new look in the sequel, and it turned out great.

Overwatch’s characters have incredible designs, and naturally, that means their cosplays are some of the best in the world. We’ve seen them all brought to life in astonishing detail, and each one is special in its own way.

However, seven characters will have their appearances re-worked in Overwatch 2, with more expected to come later. It’s a welcome change since many fans feel like some of the current character models are outdated.

Activision-Blizzard has outlined all the changes on their official website. Tracer’s new model is particularly exciting. The differences seem subtle at first. However, a closer look reveals a wealth of changes.

In essence, they’ve switched her ‘retro’ look to something more modern. Her glasses have been replaced with a more combat-ready pair. They’ve also given her smaller gloves, a sleeker jacket, and a refined chronal accelerator.

Overwatch 2 Tracer cosplay
Activision-Blizzard revealed Tracer’s new look at BlizzCon 2019.

A talented cosplayer named Gustavo, better known as TheCrayonThief on Instagram, has been waiting for Overwatch 2’s release date to be announced like everyone else. However, he couldn’t resist and decided to create Tracer’s new outfit from scratch while he waits.

“I was so excited to wear this cosplay at NYCC or Blizzcon,” he said.

“However, thanks to Miss Rona, that didn’t [happen], and it ain’t [going to] happen for the foreseeable future. I’m trying to get myself motivated and upload more cosplay content.”


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Gustavo managed to capture all the new tweaks and improvements to Tracer’s outfit. It’s a detailed and well-polished piece overall, and his fans loved it.

He also shared it on Reddit, and it was well-received on there too. Collectively, it’s racked up hundreds of likes across all platforms, and there’s no doubt it will continue to climb. 

All in all, it was an excellent job, and it’ll give Overwatch fans something to enjoy while they wait for the sequel.