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.

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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.


My Hero Academia cosplayer camouflages herself as picture-perfect Froppy 

Published: 25/Oct/2020 7:00

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Froppy is an incredibly popular hero in My Hero Academia, but although she’s loved and adored by many, one cosplayer has taken it to the next level with a flawless cosplay.

Tsyu Asui, better known as Froppy due to her amazing and versatile frog quirk, is a fan-favorite in My Hero Academia. She’s smart, strong, and can do anything a frog can do. Naturally, that makes her the perfect hero in missions that involve water and deep-diving.

However, although her abilities are awesome, fans love her personality more than anything else. Froppy is honest and sincere, which makes her a little blunt at times, but in a good way. 

Froppy is also cool, calm, and collected in most situations. She follows the morals and principles that are most important to her. Recovery Girl described her as a “perfect pillar of emotional support.” It makes sense, considering she acts as a maternal figure in the class and is often the voice of reason.

My Hero Academia Froppy Cosplay
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Tsuyu Asui, better known as Froppy, is a good friend and ally to her classmates in My Hero Academia.

My Hero Academia cosplayer Jane Vindom wanted to show her favorite character some love. She slipped into an incredible Froppy cosplay, and it left thousands of followers on her Instagram speechless.

“Hippity, hoppity your heart is now my property!” she said. “Froppy from BNHA cosplay! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day!” Truth be told, if they weren’t already, her cosplay would brighten their day.

Jane Vindom strikes a curious pose, and it shows off all the best parts of her outfit. The costume is brilliant, from the shade of green and the yellow and black stripes to the white gloves and chunky wrist-piece.

The hint of green in her hair, the make-up around her eyes, and the frog-goggles are on point too. It all comes together and round off into one of the best Froppy cosplays we’ve ever seen. Here’s a second image that shows off the belt, which couldn’t be seen in the first.

The belt includes what appears to be green gems, exactly like the costume in the show. The only thing that’s missing is Froppy’s tongue. But to be fair, how could anyone pull that off? It’s twenty-meters long and strong enough to lift multiple people.

Jane Vindom’s pieced together a wonderful Froppy cosplay. It’s one that other My Hero Academia fans and cosplayers will be sure to love. But the best part is, she wore it well too.

My Hero Academia is currently in-between seasons, but the next one is set to launch in mid-to-late 2021.