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Overwatch cosplayer looks cold as ice with perfect Mei costume

Published: 30/Jan/2020 11:57

by David Purcell

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An astonishing cosplay of Overwatch’s Mei has been revealed by a member of the game’s online community, perfectly recreating the character’s original skin. 

The online multiplayer’s fanbase has grown continuously since the game was first released in 2016, not just in size but in creativity with tons of cosplays based on different characters going viral.

Incredible recreations of Ashe, Widowmaker and many others have stormed the internet, but on January 29 one Reddit user revealed an outfit that they have created for one of the heroes that we don’t always see people cosplaying, and that’s Mei.

Zhongguo Mei skin
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Mei has many different skins in Overwatch, including this Zhongguo version.

Now, everybody has their favorite in Overwatch – whether that be the one that they main every time they go online to play, one they really like the backstory for, or just appreciate how good they look in the game.

However, we can’t say we’ve seen many cosplays inspired by Mei before, certainly not to the standard of Reddit user derkynord anyway.

The damage hero has a striking blue outfit that looks perfect for the snow, which is quite fitting if you consider the weather-altering abilities she has in-game, and the cosplayer has done everything she can to recreate that same look in this fantastic design.

“I main support and tank but Mei was my first hero, and I still play her when I want a little change,” the cosplayer explained, “Love the crowd control abilities and versatility in play, reminds me of playing Discipline Priest in WoW pvp”

Reddit: u/derkynord

While she admitted in the post that she no longer mains Mei, instead opting for tank heroes, it was the first character she tried out on the game and has been loyal to her ever since – still giving her a runout on the odd occasion.

“I still play her when I want a little change. Love the crowd control abilities and versatility in play, reminds me of playing Discipline Priest in WoW PVP,” she said.

One element of the cosplay that received positive feedback from redditors was her hair. One said: “Adorable, I love your hair,” to which she responded: “Thanks! It’s a wig. My actual hair is always dyed weird colors so it wouldn’t work for this at all.”

Whether or not derkynord will reveal more of her work on the Overwatch subreddit in the future remains to be seen, but based on how much traction this one received – over 2,200 upvotes at the time of writing – we’re sure this isn’t the last we see of her.

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My Hero Academia cosplayer goes viral as fiery real life Katsuki Bakugou

Published: 4/Dec/2020 18:55

by Brent Koepp

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A My Hero Academia cosplayer made waves on Instagram after creating the perfect depiction of hot-headed character Katsuki Bakugou. The artist’s explosive take on the protagonist will have fans feeling the heat.

Few animes transcend the level of popularity that My Hero Academia has. Its story about a high school that trains teenagers with superpowers called quirks has become an absolute worldwide phenomenon.

A cosplayer celebrated the franchise by sharing their true-to-life take on popular character Katsuki Bakugou. The artist looks so much like him, it’s almost as if the fiery student has burned his way out of the screen.

Screenshot of Bakugou in My Hero Academia anime season 1.
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The short-tempered student is beloved by fans.

My Hero Academia cosplayer’s perfect Bakugou

While most of the anime centers on main protagonist Izuku Midoriya, the series quickly introduces a diverse cast once the character enrolls at U.A High. One of those is his childhood friend and rival Bakugou. 

Cosplayer Soph ‘sophieriiis’ went viral on Instagram after sharing their mind-blowing transformation into the hot-headed Katsuki. The artist brought the student’s explosive quirk to life with the help of photographer ‘jacob.cr2‘, who captured them posing with flames shooting from their hands.

In the series, Bakugou is able to store up sweat into his grenade shaped wrist guards, which Sophie has faithfully portrayed with life-size props. The artist also perfectly mirrored the hero’s large metal knee pads and neck brace which he uses to protect himself from explosions.

 

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In another stunning shot posted to their social media, the cosplayer re-created an iconic scene from season one of the anime. With both fists extended out, the artist captured the character’s rage which has become his trademark throughout the popular series.

 

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My Hero Academia originally made its debut as a manga back in 2014, however its anime adaptation a fews years later by Studio Bones made it a cultural worldwide phenomena.

The series’ animated fourth arc wrapped up in April, with rumors of season five returning sometime in 2021. Those wanting to catch up in time can watch all episodes on Crunchyroll and Funimation.