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

Published: 15/Nov/2019 17:53

by Michael Gwilliam

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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.

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Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer looks graceful as Art Nouveau Toph

Published: 16/Jan/2021 7:14

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Avatar: The Last Airbender fans love Toph for her tomboyish vibe despite being raised like a princess, but a brilliant cosplayer managed to capture her elegant side by creating a refined version of her usual outfit.

The heroes in Avatar: The Last Airbender all bring something unique to the table. However, Toph is particularly remarkable because she managed to become an earth-bending master despite being blind since birth.

Initially, she wanted to prove to her parents that blindness didn’t make her weak. But she became one of the most powerful characters in the show and a valuable Team Avatar member.

Avatar: The Last Airbender Toph Cosplay
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Toph Beifong turned her back on a sheltered childhood to become a powerful earth-bender.

Toph is a popular choice among cosplayers too. But while we’ve seen everything from her traditional get-up to an elegant dress she once wore, it’s hard to find one more unique than Emma J.I.Q Rubini’s Art Nouveau Toph.

“You see nothing once, and you’ve seen it a thousand times,” she said, referring to a quote. “Y’all remember when we used to have cons? I’m so happy I went to Katsucon this year since it ended up being the only one I went to.”

“Here’s the cosplay I made for it,” she added. “Art Nouveau Toph! I am incredibly proud of the work I put into it, and I’m happy I got to wear it to such a pretty con! One day maybe I’ll wear it again.”

Emma managed to capture all the crucial elements of Toph’s everyday outfit. It includes the green and beige garments, the hairstyle tucked under a headband with a flower, and of course, contact lenses to match her eyes.

However, she’s added some exotic details in line with a style known as Art Nouveau. It combines elegantly woven tapestries with encrusted jewels and other bits and pieces to add some class.

Cosplayers and their fans know how much time and effort it takes to re-create an outfit faithfully. However, it takes creativity, talent, and courage to add your flair. Emma nailed it, and the thousands of likes she’s getting are a testament to that.