Mario's ready for galaxy travel with awesome Mandalorian mash-up cosplay - Dexerto

Mario’s ready for galaxy travel with awesome Mandalorian mash-up cosplay

Published: 18/Nov/2019 23:15 Updated: 24/Nov/2019 12:25

by Michael Gwilliam


With the Star Wars live-action show The Mandalorian all the rage, one Nintendo fan decided to crossover his love of Mario with the hit Disney+ program in a unique cosplay.

Taking to Reddit, cosplayer Lord_Nuke posted a photo of his unique mash-up along with the caption “It’s a me, Mandalorio!” playing tribute to the Nintendo mascot’s catchphrase.

The incredible outfit merges both the bounty hunter look made famous by characters such as Boba Fett with the Mushroom Kingdom’s hero Mario.

The helmet is red with the iconic “M” normally found on Mario’s hat placed dead center on the fusion’s helmet. Mushroom patches are sewn into the shoulder area, and the rest of the ensemble features numerous armor-plated sections while keeping it in-line with the color theme.

[Self] It’s a me, Mandalorio! from cosplay

If that wasn’t enough, the cosplayer also added a photo of a “small thermal detonator Bob-Omb” proving that even weapons from a galaxy far, far away can get the Nintendo treatment.

What’s more, is the outfit isn’t even in its final form. In the post’s comments, Lord_Nuke said he intends to work on some upgrades to the crossover. Of note, he listed finding a way to build a jetpack and a flame thrower.

Mario himself already had a jetpack of sorts with F.L.U.D.D from Super Mario Sunshine, and he’s no stranger to playing with fire either, meaning these future additions would match the character combo nicely.

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“I’m still mentally workshopping the jetpack. Is it going to be a mando jetpack with a bullet bill for the missile, or is it going to be F.L.U.D.D themed and the bullet bills are on a leg bandoleer? Also, fire flower-themed flamethrower planned for the right wrist, and I’m thinking either piranha plant themed, or chain chomp themed grappling hook for left,” the cosplayer wrote.

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Lord_Nuke said he also wants to add some battle damage and weathering after each convention he attends with the costume.

It will be amazing to see what it all looks like once all the upgrades have been crafted.

The Mandalorian is currently the hottest show on the new video service Disney+. The show follows the adventures of a bounty hunter after the events of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi – a period yet to be explored in traditional franchise canon.

The program, in its first season, has eight episodes, and work has already begun on a second season.


Overwatch cosplayer sprints into battle as Soldier 76 with female twist

Published: 24/Nov/2020 23:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam


Cosplayers are no strangers to creating unique outfits based on Overwatch heroes and Hendoart proved to be no different with her stunning female take on Soldier 76.

Soldier 76 is one of the original classic Overwatch heroes, having been around since the game’s launch. With his iconic red, white, and blue jacket, mask, plus heavy pulse rifle, Jack Morrison can easily stand out in a crowd.

That all said, cosplayer and streamer Sarah ‘Hendoart’ Hendo decided to tackle the DPS hero from her own perspective, in what she called a “mini gender bend.”

As you can see from the photos, Hendo absolutely nailed the look of Soldier 76 getting the jacket, gloves, gun, and even biotic field down pat.


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Meanwhile, she also added some of her own flair. Thanks to her feminine figure, the outfit manages to take on a life of its own, especially with her flowing brown hair behind 76’s mask.

However, the best part comes in the form of a little video she created with a fellow Mercy cosplayer. In the clip, the battle-scarred Hendo begs for healing and even “spams” for it – a bit of a meme in the Overwatch community.

“Just a battle-damaged Soldier and a Mercy who dgaf about me,” she captioned the video.


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Eventually, the Mercy begins to nurse Hendo back to health and starts wrapping her arm in a bandage, and evaluates the rest of the hero’s injuries.

Hendo’s cosplays aren’t limited to just Overwatch either. She has cosplayed as many different DC and Marvel superheroes including Spider-Man, Harley Quinn, Joker, Mary Jane, and Venom just to name a few.


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Soldier 76 isn’t the only Overwatch cosplay she’s done either. In the past, she has done many different takes on the tank hero D.Va including her School Girl and Tangerine themed skins.

With Overwatch 2 on the way and multiple more heroes coming with the sequel, this likely isn’t the last we’ve seen from Hendoart and quite frankly, we can’t wait to see what else she has in store.