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

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

Published: 3/Feb/2020 17:24

by Brent Koepp


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.

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.

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.

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.


Attack on Titan cosplayer hacks and slashes into battle as Eren Yeager 

Published: 2/Dec/2020 7:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Attack on Titan’s Eren Yeager is a popular choice among cosplayers, but a recent effort re-created the character perfectly, and the pictures have gone viral. 

Attack on Titan is one of the darkest and strangest mainstream animes in recent times. However, that hasn’t stopped it from becoming an incredibly popular smash-hit. If anything, it’s probably the reason why.

Nobody ever thought they’d be into a story about human soldiers locked into a battle with over-sized human-looking monsters called Titans who eat people.

Yet, here we all are, and we’re hooked. 

Attack on Titan has many interesting characters, but it revolves around Eren Yeager, the main protagonist. He started as an impulsive and hardheaded peasant with a burning despite to help eliminate Titans.

But he quickly grew into a capable member of the Scout Regiment and even stumbled upon a special power of his own. For that reason, he’s become a fan-favorite among fans and cosplayers alike.

Attack On Titan Eren Yeager Cosplay
Eren Yeager is the main protagonist in Attack on Titan.

A cosplayer named Noah Lance decided to step into Eren Yeager’s boots. They’re massive ones to fill, but he did such a great job, the photos have gone viral. The pictures have already generated almost 10,000 likes on Instagram.

“I hate people when they’re not polite,” he said, in reference to one of Eren Yeager’s quotes from the show. “If you end up on my table, then it serves you right.”


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Noah’s outfit looks like the real deal. It has everything from the khaki-colored shirt, brown belt, brown straps to a replica necklace. The dual swords are the best feature, though, and they round it off nicely.

There’s also a second shot that provides a more zoomed-out view of the boots, straps, and pants. Noah’s definitely put in a lot of attention to detail, and it shows.

“And I’m hoping that you will see yourself like I see you,” he said.


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Attack on Titan can be dark and grueling at times, but it still provides endless opportunities for fans and cosplayers to shine. Noah’s Eren Yeager cosplay is a testament to that.

The fourth and final series kicks off on December 7.

It marks the beginning of the end for the show, but there’s no doubt Attack on Titan fans will be in for a roller-coaster ride along the way.