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Nerf this incredible Overwatch cosplay that brings D.Va to life

Published: 6/Jan/2020 6:10

by Brad Norton

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Overwatch cosplays often stand out due to their enormous scale while maintaining even the most minuscule detail, however this Palanquin D.Va costume is sure to steal the show for dedicated Tank players.

Certainly not the easiest character to properly cosplay from the whimsical world of Blizzard’s hero-shooter, D.Va typically provides a unique challenge due to the sheer enormity of her mech. Not to mention all of the effort that is required in simply creating D.Va’s own unique attire.

Taking the steep task in stride however, this crafty creator has ramped the difficulty up yet another notch in realizing D.Va’s Lunar New Year skin variant.

Blizzard - OverwatchThe Palanquin skin was added into the game in 2017’s Lunar New Year event.

Available throughout the annual Lunar New Year festivities in Overwatch, an event that traditionally runs from the end of January through to the middle of February, D.Va’s Palanquin skin is a flashy Legendary cosmetic.

One of nine Legendary unlocks for the Korean hero, the Lunar New Year overhaul drastically alters the appearance of both D.Va and her mech. With tassels hanging from the top and unique engravings along legs of the explosive combat armor, there’s a great amount of charm to the vanity item.

Setting out to recapture every minuscule detail of both the mech suit and the accompanying blue and pink D.Va outfit, ‘kekkuda’ brought a full-scale rendition of the costume to life. Throughout the course of a few months slowly chipping away at the build, each aspect of the cosplay has been intricately crafted to piece together a truly authentic Overwatch costume.

 

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Having to walk on stilts to authentically capture the towering height of the mech costume, there’s no denying that the creator is dedicated to their craft.

Outlining some of the difficulties that plague the hefty cosplay today, they underscored how the weight of the mech itself is what proves to be an annoyance when wearing the suit for long periods of time.

“I originally intended to install a counterweight for the sake of balance but the top of the mech is so heavy that I had to reduce weight as much as possible,” they explained.

Indicating that the build if very much still a work in progress despite the polish we see today, kekkuda seems set on making a few adjustments so that the mech suit can be carried around more efficiently.

“I’m hoping to give the mech a lighter internal gram and rebuild the harness based on those military-grade backpacks so that it doesn’t take such a harsh toll on my back.”

Instagram: kekkudaEven D.Va’s Light Gun Bunny Blaster has been recreated with stunning authenticity.

While most D.Va cosplayers often opt for a lone costume without an enormous mech accompanying them to the photoshoot or convention, kekkuda was up to the task and brought about a unique Lunar New Year skin in the process.

With the next Lunar New Year event right around the corner, it’ll be fascinating to see which heroes get brand new skins that cosplayers can soon turn into dazzling costumes.

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League of Legends cosplayer serenades the crowd as stunning K/DA Seraphine

Published: 4/Dec/2020 8:13

by Andrew Amos

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Seraphine has been a hit in the League of Legends fandom, serenading millions as part of K/DA, as well as a solo artist. Few have managed to capture the Zaun and Piltovan artist’s essence as well as Brazilian cosplayer ‘kitsuneraposa’.

Seraphine might be one of the newest additions to League of Legends, but the popstar has already made it big. The support / mid laner has been a hit with fans, thanks to her @seradotwav Twitter account and K/DA collaboration on release.

Her story is the ultimate rags to riches one, and many fans have resonated with that. It also helps that she makes some pretty good music too.

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Seraphine has become an iconic part of the Riot musical universe.

It’s made her a fan-favorite from well before she was even released, with many lining up to do casual cosplays of the League star. However, this one of her K/DA skin by ‘kitsuneraposa’ is one of the most decked out ones we’ve seen yet.

Raposa took on Seraphine’s ALL OUT design ⁠— stage and all ⁠— in their cosplay. No expense was spared, and it shows. From the wig all the way down to the platform, everything is absolutely picture perfect.

Raposa was actually brought on by Riot Brazil to do the cosplay, and said her experience was just like Seraphine’s growth.

“Everything worked out in the end and the result was stunning. I ended up identifying myself as [Seraphine], and like her, I lived the dream of being part of K/DA for a day,” they said on Instagram.

While Raposa is more known for her Ahri cosplays in the community ⁠— after all, Kitsune is in her name ⁠— her Seraphine one is easily her best work yet.

From the stunning metallic dress, to the crystal powered stage and microphone, every detail was meticulously combed over.

Her cosplay has won the world over, much like Seraphine herself did, and it’s for good reason. It’ll be hard to top this one for some time, and it’ll be one many cosplayers come back to so they too can transform into the Piltovan star.