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Halsey melts Overwatch fans’ hearts with adorable D.Va cosplay

Published: 30/Apr/2020 23:44 Updated: 30/Apr/2020 23:52

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Ashley Frangipane, better known as pop singer Halsey, shared the cutest take on the Overwatch tank hero D.Va that you’ll ever see. It’s so accurate, it looks as though she’s jumped straight out of the TV screen.

D.Va is no doubt one of the first-person shooter’s most popular characters – in both the game and with cosplayers. Searching for Overwatch cosplays, it’s rare that you don’t see at least 50% of them dedicated to the pint-sized Korean.

When you think of the typical OW fan, the last person you’d think of is Halsey, but she’s proven she’s a dedicated gamer by sharing the most perfect take on the tank character that you’ll probably ever see – it’s so good!

Halsey’s Overwatch D.Va cosplay

The pop star uploaded a set of four photos to Twitter with the caption “Another day another play,” in which she posed as the popular hero in a D.Va-themed bikini – because why not catch some sun while dressed up as your favorite video game character?

Complete with the heroine’s famous headset and brown hair with bangs, the American completely nailed the look. She even included the pink face paint, as well as the iconic bunny logo featured on her swim top.

One of the tank’s most recognized poses is when she throws up a peace sign with her hand during her ‘Selfie’ highlight intro. The 25-year-old replicated this perfectly in her shots, which really captures the carefree spirit of the hero perfectly.

Overwatch pro player and Los Angeles Valiant off-tank Caleb ‘McGravy’ McGarvey responded to the photos with some hilarious ones of his own, striking the same poses as her in a D.Va body suit.

This caught the singer’s attention, and she quote-tweeted it, adding a simple “king” and crown emoji in approval.

While this is the first time Halsey has shared her love for Overwatch publicly, she has previously spoken about how she grew up playing video games like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and how it helped her to create her music.

“In a video game, you have two options, you have a quick battle or you can play campaign. A quick battle is like listening to the single,” she said in an interview with Vulture in 2017. “Playing campaign is getting the whole story, the lore, why the characters are there, what’s motivating them.”

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Eugene Lee Yang goes viral cosplaying Avatar: The Last Airbender

Published: 29/Oct/2020 12:39

by Georgina Smith

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Writer, Director, and Try Guys member Eugene Lee Yang has absolutely blown Avatar: The Last Airbender fans away with his flawless cosplays, recreating not just Azula but Zuko too.

Since rising to internet fame with his work on YouTube series ‘the Try Guys,’ Eugene Lee Yang has established himself as a creator in his own right, producing many hugely viral videos exploring LGBTQ+ and Asian-American identities.

Each year in what he describes as his ‘Asian Halloween Tradition,’ Eugene cosplays different Asian characters from popular movies, TV shows, books and more to celebrate different aspects of those cultures, and works alongside a team to flex their outstanding costume and makeup skills.

In the past, he’s recreated characters like Mulan, Magnus Bane from the Mortal Instruments Series, and many more dating back to Halloween of 2009 when he cosplayed Russell from the animated film UP.

But this year, Eugene and his talented team treated fans to not just one, but two Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplays, and they were both as fantastic as each other.

Eugene cosplays Zuko and Azula

First, in a post that at the time of writing has 99,000 likes, he recreated the banished prince from the Fire Nation, Zuko.

Eugene models the brilliant costume by Kinetic Cosplay perfectly, the bold oranges and reds of the fabric creating a vibrant fire-like glow, which combined with the mix of silk trims and various types of fabric give a perfectly dynamic edge to the look.

His makeup artist Arianna Blean has also reformed Zuko’s signature eye scar, the scar wax looking intricate enough to be realistic, but also with a slightly animated feel in keeping with the original art style.

To fans’ surprise, Eugene even pulled out a second Avatar look to celebrate Halloween this year, also having a go at one of the show’s most popular villains, Fire Nation princess Azula in beautiful photos taken by JD Renes.

The absolutely stunning images show the YouTube star surrounded by lightning, filling the images with a mesmerizing blue-white glow. The black and gold plates contribute to a powerful silhouette, with the wig by danekez sculpted perfectly to look like the original, even keeping with the gold hairpiece in the center of the head.

Eugene put both characters together in the same image in a post that gained 40,000 likes, and even participated in a TikTok trend where he wipes a mirror to switch between the two characters, injecting the video with electric personality.

His series of posts about the cosplays have garnered hundreds of thousands of likes all together, and has already got people excited about what Eugene will pull out of the bag next Halloween.