Cosplay

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

Share


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.”

Cosplay

League of Legends cosplayer blooms like a flower as Spirit Blossom Ahri

Published: 17/Jan/2021 6:59

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

Share


Spirit Blossom Ahri is one of the most vibrant champion and skin combinations in League of Legends, but rather than trying to imagine how awesome she’d look in the real world, a cosplayer named Faid Eyren made it happen.

League of Legends characters all have a unique look and vibe. However, it’s hard to name one more fascinating than Ahri, the Nine-Tailed Fox. She is a part of an animal-like race called Vastaya. They descended from enlightened mortals that harnessed power from the spirit realm.

Ahri has that power too. Her abilities revolve around reshaping magic into orbs of raw energy. She’s also technically a Nine-Tailed Fox, with nine tails flaring out from her backside.

League of Legends Spirit Blossom Ahri Cosplay
Riot Games
Ahri, the Nine-Tailed Fox, has one of the best-looking character models in the game.

Ahri’s default skin looks fantastic. However, Spirit Blossom Ahri looks even better. It has a more floral and mystical appearance, complete with pink hair, bright blue tails, and a majestic white and pink kimono.

Faid Eyren is a brilliant cosplayer from Ukraine. In the past, she’s dressed up as everything from Demon Slayer’s Shinobu Kocho to Sword Art’s Asuna Yuuki. Now, she’s brought Spirit Blossom Ahri to life.

“Every spirit forgets itself eventually, but I’m always on their horizon,” she said. “Finally, I’m happy to show you the result of our collaboration with @cosplaysky! I fell in love with this amazing costume immediately! It’s not just super beautiful, but very convenient to wear. It fits perfectly!”

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Faid Eyren (@faid_eyren_cosplay)

The costume, which was designed and tailor-made by cosplaysky, is stunning from head to toe. But there’s no denying that Faid Eyren wore it well and made it look like the real deal. 

Let’s not forget about ears from lulu_cosplayer and the photography edits from gaerwen_art, either, which rounded it off nicely.

It’s hard to pull off Spirit Blossom Ahri since it’s one of the most majestic-looking skins in the game. However, Faid Eyren nailed it, and the overwhelming support and praise from her fans prove it.