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Epic Lunar New Year Widowmaker cosplay will blow Overwatch fans' minds

by Brent Koepp
Blizzard Entertainment / Instagram: @crescendo.lls

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Overwatch's Widowmaker was brought to life by a cosplayer's deadly accurate take on the sniper. Fans will be sure to be wowed by her stunning recreation of the character's Lunar New Year skin variant. 

Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch first made its debut in 2016, and has since become a cultural phenomena. From esports to becoming one of the most popular multiplayer titles in the world, the hero-shooter has become a household name in gaming.

Every year, the FPS holds annual events based on season-based celebrations from Halloween to Christmas. However a talented cosplayer transformed into Widowmaker's Lunar New Year skin, and will blow your mind with how detailed it is.

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The deadly sniper is one of the most popular characters in Overwatch.

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Cosplayer's Widowmaker Lunar New Year costume

The Talon assassin is a Damage class hero and is popular in the team-based shooter as a requirement for defense. Living up to her name, the character kills her husband Gerard Lacroix in the title's ever-expanding lore.

Cosplayer Ivana 'crescendo.lls' became Widowmaker with her incredibly true-to-life costume, which she shared on social media. The artist chose the character's Lunar New Year skin 'Black Lily' which released in 2018.

The stunning picture came together through a collaboration with photographer Tasha Gayle who captured her outfit perfectly, as she struck a pose with the iconic sniper rifle held over her shoulder.

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Ivana's cosplay is one of the best we've seen as it's an insanely faithful recreation. From the glowing red on her crown to her purple flower patterned cheongsam dress, it's as if she stepped from out of the game itself.

The cosplay artist shared more photos of her work on Instagram, which has over 1.1k followers at the time of writing. In the second photo taken by xenn.cp, we get a full glimpse of her sniper rifle prop which nails every detail of the stylized weapon.

Crescendo also uploaded a video detailing the process of making her headgear, which is two pieces with the elaborate crown sitting on top of her wig. Panning the camera around, we see that she even used light to make the glowing red parts.

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Overwatch continues to be one of the most popular shooters for both the competitive and casual scene. Its roster of iconic heroes has also made it a fan favorite for cosplayers at conventions.

Fans of the FPS have a lot to look forward to in the future as a sequel to the title was announced at Blizzcon 2019 in October. The expansion will feature new modes, and new characters to join the fight.