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Overwatch cosplayer is cute but deadly as fully kitted D.Va

Published: 6/Mar/2021 22:03

by Theo Salaun

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The Overwatch and cosplay communities are no stranger to D.Va, or Hana Song, but a cosplayer named ‘nikorucos’ has still done the MEKA pilot and Starcraft gamer absolute justice with a new look.

As far as cosplay inspiration goes, D.Va is an obvious top candidate. A former Korean pro gamer, a pink MEKA pilot and an avid enthusiast for soda and chips, Song is practically an unrivaled juxtaposition of gaming, pop and anime culture.

And, for cosplayers, D.Va also presents a ton of versatility. Like Metroid’s Samus Aran and “Zero Suit Samus,” Song essentially takes on two forms: there’s her MEKA (which is named Tokki) and then there’s the pilot herself, who ejects and becomes a pistol-wielding “Baby D.Va,” as she is affectionately known.

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In Niko’s case, she decided it was time to go for what is now a classic cosplay: Baby D.Va, rocking the character’s original colorway, complete with pink makeup, headset, pistol, gloves and, of course, the multicolored body suit.

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Originally, Niko intended on delighting fans with an intense Scathach cosplay — referencing a lancer, inspired by Irish mythology, in the anime Fate/Grand Order. But that look can feel a lot harder to pull off since it requires a large red lance and accompanying red hair.

So, instead, Niko opted for D.Va, explaining the thought process behind her decision to switch outfits: “I hated how I look so D.Va will have to do for now, sowwy for the basic cosplay.”

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It seems that she has no reason to apologize, as fan comments center around one adjective for this look: “cute.”

 

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That cuteness, along with gaming inspiration, seems to be a running theme with Niko’s cosplays, as evidenced by her Annie, the Dark Child cosplay from Riot Games’ League of Legends.

While fans of the Fate/Grand Order anime will look forward to the Scathach look, the community devoted to Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch title seems delighted by this D.Va outfit.

And, as a general moral of the story for cosplay enthusiasts, it seems that being “basic” is not a problem as long as you make it cute (and, pistol-in-hand, deadly).

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