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Overwatch cosplayer goes viral after creating Mercy wings fit for flight

Published: 5/Aug/2020 5:30

by Andrew Amos

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Overwatch cosplayer ‘Zibartas’ has once again stunned players with his incredibly detailed costumes, with his finalized Mercy wings going viral. The best part yet, they are basically fit for flight ⁠— barring a few biological barriers.

Mercy is one of Overwatch’s most recognizable characters. The Swiss battle medic darts around the field thanks to the aid of her mechanical wings, keeping her allies topped up and on their feet.

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While many have made the wings out of foam or other materials for conventional cosplays in the past, Zibartas went one better. The Danish cosplay creator has created a fully-functioning set ⁠— minus the flying bit for now ⁠— to show off how Mercy’s wings could work in real life.

Zibartas has shared the progress of this build before. He started off with a metal frame, powering it with a motor to get it all working. Then, he added super bright LED lights to get it all shiny.

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Now, he’s put the final touches on to make it a bit easier to operate. It’s all polished up, the back “engine” with the motor is protected from the elements, and it’s ready for battle. “I finally finished my Mercy wings,” the Dane tweeted on August 4, seemingly somewhat relieved.

All that the wings are really missing are a fresh lick of paint to try and get the same color scheme as Mercy’s original wings. The metallic silver doesn’t really fit the usually-white angel, but Zibartas can get a pass on this given the incredible amount of detail he’s put into this.

They practically glow all day and night with super bright LEDs. The wings retract in and out like Mercy’s do when she darts around with Valkyrie and Guardian Angel. And after all, after shaving off some of the weight, he can now comfortably wear them for periods of time.

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It’s not the first time Zibartas has stunned the Overwatch community. His original set of Mercy wings were incredibly popular the first time they were shared around, but since then he’s made many improvements to get to this rendition.

He’s also taken on creating Doomfist’s arm, again featuring his signature LED glows, as well as a full kit out for Soldier: 76 ⁠— mask, gun, and all.

Now all that’s missing is a full outfit for Mercy ⁠— with Caduceus Staff and all ⁠— to show off. He could potentially pull it off too, given Mercy was canonically male during Overwatch’s early development. If it’s even half as good as the wings, our jaws would be on the floor.

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Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer stuns as Galar rival Marnie

Published: 30/Sep/2020 18:57

by Brent Koepp

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A Pokemon cosplayer went viral after sharing an incredible transformation into the popular Sword & Shield character, Marnie. The talented artist brought the Gen VIII rival to life with an incredibly detailed outfit.

Pokemon Sword & Shield made its debut in 2019, and brought the beloved RPG into its eighth generation. The Nintendo Switch title also introduced players to the Galar region for the very first time – a new area loosely based on the United Kingdom.

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Fans of the franchise can’t seem to get enough of the series’ new character, Marnie. Bringing her to life, a cosplay artist shared a brilliant costume of the Gen VIII rival on social media.

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Marnie is the latest rival in the Pokemon series.

Pokemon cosplayer shares perfect take on Marnie

In the Gen VIII release, players enter the Galar League after Champion Leon endorses them. Throughout their journey, however, they are challenged by a rival trainer named Marnie from the town of Spikemuth.

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Cosplayer ‘mery_nyan‘ shared her take on the Pokemon heroine on Instagram, and wowed with the insanely accurate portrayal. Photographer ‘irenekuroi‘ captured the artist posing as the Trainer in her signature outfit.

Mery absolutely nailed the character’s punk aesthetic, mirroring her iconic leather jacket and black choker. Her costume is full of details, such as the giant metallic buttons and the silver symbol that hangs from her necklace.

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In another shot, the cosplayer re-created a popular pose from the game as she holds a Pokeball in her left hand. She also included Marnie’s signature red backpack, which she sports throughout the game.

Mery’s take on the eighth generation character is one of the best we’ve seen. In another adorable picture, the artist poses as the rival as she sits next to a Pikachu plushie.

Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, Sword & Shield has already become the third highest-selling title in the series. At its current rate, it could even overtake Gold & Silver for second place.

Fans of the Galar region have a lot to be excited for in 2020, as the RPG is getting its second major DLC, The Crown Tundra, on October 22nd. The add-on will bring Legendary Pokemon from past entries into the Gen VIII game for the first time.