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D.Va and Mercy celebrate Christmas together in festive Overwatch cosplay

Published: 20/Dec/2019 20:59

by Meg Bethany Koepp


Two skilled Overwatch cosplayers decided to team up and get into the Christmas spirit together with their festive takes on healer Mercy and tank hero D.Va.

With only five days left until the big day at this time of writing, Christmas is literally just around the corner. If you’re not already in a celebratory mood, this might be just the thing to get you feeling merry.

Talented cosplayers Heloise and Sarah brought fan-favorite heroes Mercy and D.Va to life, and recreated a festive scene around the Xmas tree that will warm even the coldest of hearts.

Blizzard EntertainmentHave yourself a merry little Overwatch Christmas…

The perfect Christmas Overwatch cosplay

In a shot shared to Heloise’s Instagram page, the healer hero is posed gracefully in front of the tree, while the Korean tank sips hot tea with cookies and a teapot on the table.

The whole scene is incredibly festive, with decorations hung up on the walls, and couches covered from head to tip in Christmas-themed print.

D.Va sports a reindeer headband and a red and green dress, while Mercy wears a Santa-esque red and white dress with a faux fur shawl. They both match with striped knee-high stockings.

Sarah shared a similar photograph to her Instagram account, but this time, the DPS character is pouring tea from the teapot into her healer friend’s cup as she huddles up on the couch.

The abundance of Xmas decor and colors makes their photoset the perfect Overwatch cosplay for the holiday season, and is sure to get anyone who sees it into the festive spirit.

It almost makes you want to jump right into the shot with them to join in with the merry celebrations – it looks so warm and cozy.

Overwatch is currently in the midst of its Winter Wonderland 2019 celebrations, where fans can earn many Christmas-themed skins and unlocks – including a new Mercy skin.

It ends on January 2, giving players plenty of time over the holiday season and New Year’s to reap all the rewards.


My Hero Academia cosplayer goes viral as fiery real life Katsuki Bakugou

Published: 4/Dec/2020 18:55

by Brent Koepp


A My Hero Academia cosplayer made waves on Instagram after creating the perfect depiction of hot-headed character Katsuki Bakugou. The artist’s explosive take on the protagonist will have fans feeling the heat.

Few animes transcend the level of popularity that My Hero Academia has. Its story about a high school that trains teenagers with superpowers called quirks has become an absolute worldwide phenomenon.

A cosplayer celebrated the franchise by sharing their true-to-life take on popular character Katsuki Bakugou. The artist looks so much like him, it’s almost as if the fiery student has burned his way out of the screen.

Screenshot of Bakugou in My Hero Academia anime season 1.
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The short-tempered student is beloved by fans.

My Hero Academia cosplayer’s perfect Bakugou

While most of the anime centers on main protagonist Izuku Midoriya, the series quickly introduces a diverse cast once the character enrolls at U.A High. One of those is his childhood friend and rival Bakugou. 

Cosplayer Soph ‘sophieriiis’ went viral on Instagram after sharing their mind-blowing transformation into the hot-headed Katsuki. The artist brought the student’s explosive quirk to life with the help of photographer ‘jacob.cr2‘, who captured them posing with flames shooting from their hands.

In the series, Bakugou is able to store up sweat into his grenade shaped wrist guards, which Sophie has faithfully portrayed with life-size props. The artist also perfectly mirrored the hero’s large metal knee pads and neck brace which he uses to protect himself from explosions.


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In another stunning shot posted to their social media, the cosplayer re-created an iconic scene from season one of the anime. With both fists extended out, the artist captured the character’s rage which has become his trademark throughout the popular series.


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My Hero Academia originally made its debut as a manga back in 2014, however its anime adaptation a fews years later by Studio Bones made it a cultural worldwide phenomena.

The series’ animated fourth arc wrapped up in April, with rumors of season five returning sometime in 2021. Those wanting to catch up in time can watch all episodes on Crunchyroll and Funimation.