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Cosplayer Ani-Mia hits back at trolls commenting on her weight

Published: 8/Feb/2020 17:58

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Popular cosplayer and model Ani-Mia has slapped back at trolls who think it’s acceptable to comment on her weight with the perfect response.

Cosplayers are some of the most creative people on the planet as they design, make, and model costumes of characters from popular culture such as video games, TV shows, books, and movies. Popular actress and host Ani-Mia is one of them.

But being one of the most known in the craft comes with its downsides – it opens her up to more trolls and people who think they have a right to say awful things simply because she has a platform. But now, the model has had enough and hit back at those individuals.

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Ani-Mia is one of the most popular cosplayers.

Ani-Mia snaps back at trolls

On February 8, the 25-year-old took to Twitter to address those making comments about her weight from previous years, and put them back in their place with a perfect response.

“To the person that thought it was appropriate to comment on a post asking me if I was ever planning on getting back to my weight, I was over 10 years ago when I started cosplaying,” she said.

Ani-Mia then revealed that she’d actually suffered from certain eating habits and dysmorphia at the time too. “And also suffered badly from unhealthy eating habits and my usual body dysmorphia,” she continued.

The host then followed up her original tweet by saying that people should stop making those sorts of comments on cosplayers’ posts altogether as it’s none of their business at all.

“How about just don’t comment about a cosplayer’s weight period on their posts?” she said, clearly fed up with individuals who think it’s fine to do so.

To finish off, she then retweeted a post from actress Lili Reinhart who shared her own frustrations at people saying things about her size and weight, proving that it’s not just cosplayers who have to deal with it – it’s an ongoing problem for a lot of women in modern media.

Ani-Mia is one of the most popular cosplay artists in the United States, and boasts a giant 205,000 following on her Instagram alone, proving that many are big fans of her designs.

Outside of dressing up as characters, she’s also a model, actress, host, and a published author.

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Overwatch cosplayer gets ready for Halloween as a perfect Mercy

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:39

by Nate Searl

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Halloween is almost upon us, and cosplayers everywhere are preparing for the holiday. This Overwatch Mercy cosplay goes above and beyond when bringing this angelic healer to life and deserves some extra recognition. 

When Overwatch came out back in 2016, there were only three healers, and Mercy was one of them. A lot has changed since then and there are a lot more Heroes, and the hero herself has seen quite a few changes. Despite this, she remains a fan favorite, especially for cosplayers.

There are plenty of awesome OW cosplays out there, but Hanxiaoyue really brings her to life with the help of @Anka_Ephemere on Twitter. The two collaborate for a fantastic rendition with excellent photography and visual effects.

Mercy cosplayer preps for Halloween

Despite the fact that Witch Mercy is Mercy’s Halloween skin, Hanxiaoyue went with the Winged Victory skin with some extra spooky effects, and she nailed it. Starting with her hair, she puts her blonde hair in a ponytail and parts her bangs. It is held back by a golden crown with wing-like ear guards, just like in the cosmetic. To cap it off, she includes the fern-like plants behind her ears.

For her attire, she dons a white tunic with gold embroidery held up with a brown rope. On her arms and legs, she wears bracelets. On her back, she has Mercy’s signature wings, modeled directly off of the skin. Then, there is of course the staff, which is perfect down to the last little leaf.

If the cosplay itself wasn’t impressive enough, the graphic design that goes along with it really gives it life. @Anka_Ephemere includes two shots with Mercy on a dark and fiery battlefield, and then another two with her at what appears to be Ilios Ruins.

The first two images are fitting for the hero, as she is a beacon of hope and light on the battlefield. The Winged Victory skin also based on the Goddess Nike and works well with the other images on Ilios, which is an Overwatch map based on Santorini in Greece.

This is one of the most impressive Mercy cosplays out there, and Hanxiaoyue really brings the character to life along with @Anka-Ephemere’s photography and graphic design.