Overwatch cosplayer brings the cavalry with amazing Punk Tracer costume - Dexerto
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Overwatch cosplayer brings the cavalry with amazing Punk Tracer costume

Published: 9/Apr/2020 8:25

by Andrew Amos

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American cosplayer ‘arorea’ has won the hearts of Overwatch fans with an incredible Punk Tracer costume.

Tracer is the poster girl of Overwatch. Even if you don’t play the Blizzard FPS title, you’ve bound to see her plastered around social media. The British DPS character is bright, bubbly, and loveable.

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However, some of her skins in-game show a bit of a different side to the gal most players know and love. Her Punk skin is arguably her most contrasting, but it’s a hit with fans.

Punk Tracer skin in Overwatch on Hanamura backdrop
Blizzard Entertainment
Punk Tracer is one of the DPS’ most iconic skins.

So when American cosplayer arorea took it on for herself, and nailed it, people came flocking. While the cosplay is one of arorea’s older designs ⁠— having first debuted in 2017 ⁠— it still remains one of her most popular, and it holds a “sentimental” place in her heart.

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It’s fair to say that it should hold a special meaning to her too. It was one of her bigger cosplay projects, and she pulled it off to perfection.

Instead of just copying the cosmetic though, arorea added a few twists on the skin to make it her own.

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From the leather jacket to the chrono accelerator adorning her chest, arorea’s cosplay made Tracer look more like a force of evil than one for good.

Her armguards were black and white, compared to the blues of the character’s original costume. She also muted a bit of the bright pinks and blues, putting in her own, darker aesthetic across the board.

To top it off as well, she designer her own pulse pistols in a deep purple.

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Just because it doesn’t look like a splitting image of what players equip in-game, doesn’t mean it’s not amazing. In fact, arorea has taken the concept, and upped it to the next level.

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She has taken on other heroes in the Overwatch roster too. Her Brigitte cosplay looks straight off the battlefield with full armor, while her next “monster project” will be the mystical Atlantic Mercy skin.

When she’s not cosplaying characters from Blizzard’s popular hero-based shooter, she takes on broader pop culture figures, including Gwen Stacy from Spiderman and Leia from Star Wars.

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Cowboy Bebop cosplayer becomes queen of hearts as perfect Faye Valentine

Published: 19/Oct/2020 19:28

by Brent Koepp

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A Cowboy Bebop cosplayer shared an insanely accurate Faye Valentine costume. The artist teamed up with talented photographers to bring the popular anime to life like you’ve never seen before.

Despite releasing in 1998, Cowboy Bebop is still one of the most popular animes of all time. Viewers fell in love with its fast-paced jazz style, and story about a ragtag group of bounty hunters in space.

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Celebrating the influential series, a talented cosplayer transformed into beloved heroine Faye Valentine. Her stunning photography and mind blowing re-creation of the character will be sure to leave fans in awe.

faye valentine in cowboy bebop
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The beloved bounty hunter is a protagonist in Cowboy Bebop.

Cowboy Bebop cosplayer brings Faye Valentine to life

While much of the anime centers on protagonist Spike Spiegel, the bounty hunter picks up several crewmates throughout the story, such as Faye Valentine. The ragtag group travel across space aboard the Bebop spaceship. 

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Cosplayer ‘luciolescosplay’ transformed into the purple-haired heroine with a jaw-dropping costume on Instagram. The artist teamed up with photographer ‘micheltakumacosplay’ who helped bring the anime to life with incredible skills. 

Posing in the character’s signature two-piece yellow outfit, the artist mirrored Valentine’s look effortlessly. She even included Faye’s signature red jacket which hangs loosely around the lower half of her arms. 

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In another shot, photographer ‘koklengphotographe’ captured the cosplayer recreating a scene from the show. Luciole posed as the bounty hunter holding a drink in front of a bar. The glowing neon sign in the backdrop looks similar to the “Loser Bar” from the series

The French cosplayer gave viewers a full look of her outfit, and showed just how accurate it is to the anime. From her purple cropped hair, to her iconic sunglasses, this is easily one of the best takes we’ve seen on the queen of hearts.

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Cowboy Bebop originally made its debut as manga in 1997. However, its anime adaptation a year later by studio Sunrise made it an instant hit around the world.

Those wanting to watch the genre-bending sci-fi romp can catch all episodes on streaming services Funimation, Hulu, and HBO Max.