Overwatch cosplayer looks cold as ice with perfect Mei costume - Dexerto
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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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Bleach cosplayer transforms into exotic Arrancar warrior Nelliel Tu

Published: 28/Oct/2020 6:13 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 10:06

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Bleach cosplays are all the rage these days, especially with the anime picking up where it left once again, but one cosplayer has generated a lot of buzz on social media with a fierce but adorable Nelliel Tu cosplay.

Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck, better known as Nel, is one of the more eccentric characters in bleach. She’s first introduced as an adorable but quirky Arrancar child with hazel eyes and green hair.

Initially, she believes Soul Reapers are evil and the sworn-enemies of her kind. However, she quickly becomes attached to Ichigo Kurosaki and follows him around in his quest to find Las Noches.

Eventually, she returns to her true adult form with a curvaceous figure and long waving hair. It was a surprise that many fans didn’t expect. It made her more cool, calm, collected, and intelligent, and also made her immensely more powerful.

However, in spite of all that, she still retained her child-like affection and innocence. The unexpected transformation into an adult made her one of the most interesting characters on the show.

Bleach Cosplay Nelliel Tu
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The unexpected moment Nelliel Tu transformed from a child to an adult.

A cosplayer named Julianne Darlen has taken her adoration of Nelliel Tu to the next level. She rocked an amazing outfit that captured the moment Nelliel Tu transforms from a child into an adult.

The green robe she was wearing tore and contoured to her shapely complexion. Her hair green grows longer as well, although the half a skull on her head remains in-tact. Julianne Darlen re-created it to perfection.

 

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The level of detail in the skull is incredible. It’s almost an exact match to the one in the show. The shape and eyes are spot on and it even has the same fracture. But let’s not forget about the shades of green in her hair and in the outfit, which couldn’t be more perfect either.

The red make-up smeared across her face was a nice touch as well. It looks exactly like Nelliel Tu’s trademark scar.

Julianne Darlen hasn’t missed a thing in this cosplay. She even included a second shot with a different expression, showcasing Nelliel Tu’s conflicting innocence and strength.

All in all, it was an incredible piece. It’s already drawn a lot of attention on social media, and it’s bound to gain even more as time goes on.