Model’s Cheerleader Mercy cosplay needs to be a future Overwatch skin - Dexerto

Model’s Cheerleader Mercy cosplay needs to be a future Overwatch skin

Published: 15/Nov/2019 17:53

by Michael Gwilliam


A cosplay model created her own Overwatch skin of sorts by transforming one of the game’s most popular supports into a cheerleader.

The outfit consists of Mercy wearing a blue and white midriff with a matching skirt. Her hands are covered by sparkly pom-poms and knee-high socks round out the ensemble.

The word “Angels” is written on her shirt, either as a reference to a sports team within the Overwatch universe or to just play up the fact that the hero is designed to be an angel of sorts.

Angelic wings are also found on the outfit right after the word “Angels” on her shirt and on the skirt just for a nice bit of additional attention to detail.

Unfortunately, the cosplay doesn’t include Mercy’s staff or gun which would probably look fantastic with the soft blue and white coloring.

“Mercy has been my fav Overwatch char since the day the game came out and I would only play her,” Eroticneko wrote on her Instagram.

While this cosplay would be perfect for a new Overwatch skin, it would most likely have been released as part of the Halloween event, which sadly ended in November. Another possible time of year where Blizzard could release the skin would be the Anniversary event, where there is no particular theme.

It would also make for a fine addition to the Summer Games event because the skin is still sport-themed.

Cheerleader Mercy | by EroticNeko [self] from cosplay

Of course, for those looking for an actual skin, Mercy’s Recall challenge started on November 13. Players who win nine matches will be able to unlock a brand new time-exclusive Dr Ziegler skin plus a bunch of cosmetics along the way.

The Recall Challenge ends on December 2, 2019. Hopefully, once it’s completed Blizzard can get to work creating a Mercy cheerleader skin for the game too.

Or, at the very least, have it in time for Overwatch 2.


My Hero Academia cosplayer controls All For One as perfect Nana Shimura

Published: 27/Nov/2020 1:39

by Brent Koepp


A My Hero Academia cosplayer made shockwaves on Instagram with her Nana Shimura costume. The artist’s stunning portrayal of All Might’s mentor will leave fans in awe.

My Hero Academia has transcended its initial anime debut in 2016, and is now one of the most popular franchises ever. Viewers from around the world have fallen in love with its unique take on superheroes.

A talented cosplayer made waves on social media when she shared her stunning true-to-life take on Nana Shimura. The artist looks so much like the character, it’s almost as if the heroine has punched her way out of the screen.

Screenshot of My Hero Academia character Nana Shimura.
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The epic hero was All Might’s original mentor.

My Hero Academia brings All For One to life as Nana Shimura

While readers of the manga have long known about the character, Shimura made her first technical appearance in Season 2 of the anime as a silhouette. Viewers got their first true look at All Might’s mentor in the third arc.

Prolific cosplayer ‘penberly’ went viral on Instagram after truly bringing the character to life with her insanely accurate costume. Photographer ‘maze_studio’ captured the artist posing in the heroine’s signature black bodysuit.

The cosplayer’s white cape drapes over her shoulders while she recreates the heroine’s signature battle stance with her fists in the air. Penberly nailed every aspect of the protagonist’s outfit, from her massive yellow gloves to the gold chain that runs across her chest to connect each side of the cloak.


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In another shot, taken by ‘liv_rota’ this time, the popular artist gave viewers a full look at her detailed costume. In the story, one of Shimura’s signature accessories is her giant angled belt buckle and red mini cape that wraps around her waist – which the cosplayer mirrored effortlessly.


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My Hero Academia originally made its debut as a manga in 2014. However, its anime adaptation by Studio Bones a couple years later turned it into a worldwide phenomena.

Those who have not yet seen the hit series can watch every single episode right now on popular streaming services Crunchyroll and Funimation.