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Overwatch cosplayer lays down the law in brilliant Officer D.Va outfit

Published: 31/Aug/2020 8:46 Updated: 31/Aug/2020 8:47

by Andrew Amos


Russian cosplayer ‘julrever’ has taken the Overwatch fandom by storm with a brilliant rendition of D.Va’s ever-popular Officer skin, decking out in the full MEKA uniform from head to toe.

Officer D.Va is one of the Korean Overwatch star’s most popular skins. First released in 2017 as part of a crossover with Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard’s MOBA franchise, the skin is still used by many today, even if she gets more cosmetics at almost every event.

Its popularity in-game translates to out of the server too. Officer D.Va is one of the most popular Overwatch skins to cosplay, with many before now taking it upon themselves to bring the Korean MEKA pilot to life in full uniform.

Officer D.Va skin in Overwatch
Officer D.Va is one of the Korean MEKA pilot’s most popular skins.

Russian cosplayer ‘julrever’ might not be the first one to do so, but she’s definitely done one of the better ones.

Julrever’s take on the Korean hero is very much true-to-life. The Russian cosplayer managed to manicure the MEKA pilot’s features perfectly, from the blue service uniform, down to the long hair and face paint.

While you can’t see it on the photo she posted to Reddit, on julrever’s Instagram, you can tell she even got the shirt patches down-pat, and even made herself a special MEKA belt.


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She crafted one of D.Va’s hand cannons to go along with the cosplay ⁠— rather fitting considering she’s out of her mech and on the streets. She 3D printed the design, giving her the chance to even work in a proper trigger.

It looks like julrever even managed to hunt down a Junkrat in her time on the Officer D.Va beat. She used one of the Australian maniac’s RIP-tires as a bit of a footstep in posing for her shot.

My Officer D.Va cosplay from r/Overwatch

Julrever doesn’t just do Overwatch cosplays. She has also done Tatsumaki from One Punch Man, Templar Assassin from Dota 2, and Isabelle from Animal Crossing.

However, we personally think her Officer D.Va is one of her best. Although conventions are a distant memory, this would definitely turn heads at any hall.


The Witcher Cosplayer makes magic as enchanting Yennefer

Published: 22/Oct/2020 11:50

by Georgina Smith


A remarkable cosplayer has flexed her sharp costume skills with a meticulous recreation of Yennefer from The Witcher 3, looking every bit the part of the powerful sorceress.

The Witcher experienced a sweeping success as a game, particularly its most recent third installment, thanks to its rich medieval-inspired world-building, fantasy elements, and complex character relationships.

The TV adaptation that was released on Netflix in 2019 scooped up a new wave of fans who, despite not having played the game previously, fell in love with the world it portrayed, leading the show to go on and trump huge names like The Mandalorian in terms of demand.

Yennefer is one of the story’s main female protagonists. A cold character with a dark past, she captivated fans with her enchanting aesthetic, as well as her complexity of character.

Jason Momoa and Henry Cavil pose in Netflix promo image
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The franchise soared in popularity after the release of the third game, and then the Netflix series took it to another level.

Thanks to the intricacy of the outfits featured in both the game and the show, it remains a rather difficult feat to pull off an accurate cosplay, but DariaSol managed to recreate Yennefer down to the fine details, in a beautifully atmospheric shot.

Her hair is impossibly voluminous, matching Yennefer’s thick black curls that cascade down her shoulders and back. Also, an exact replica is her thick black choker-necklace with a circular medallion that sits between her collarbones.

[Self] Yennefer of Vengerberg by DariaSol from r/cosplay

DariaSol has opted for a beautiful off the shoulder look, a bardot black blouse with the arms wrapped in an intricate ribbon, overlaid with a black corset. This is paired with leather gloves that she is putting on in the photograph.

She sports what appear to be thigh-high boots and socks, with a small gap between that and some shorts. This has then been covered with a skirt that has a wide slit in the side, giving the outfit that extra dimension.

Dario Sol looks like she could drop right into The Witcher universe, her Yennefer recreation looking just as enchanting as her in-game and in-series counterparts.