Overwatch cosplayer makes a bang with explosive Junkrat outfit

Published: 8/Jan/2021 17:26

by Lauren Bergin


When it comes to Overwatch cosplays, heroes like Mercy and D.Va take the medals for being the most popular. However, one cosplayer has created a Junkrat cosplay that blows all others out of the water.

Junkrat is an anti-hero that haunts Overwatch Support and DPS players nightmares. As soon as you hear “ladies and gentlemen, start your engines” you know that there’s a team-wide wipe incoming.

The troublesome Australian has become a fan favorite though, with one player even going so far as to measure how much the Junker carries on his back for viral a YouTube video.

One fan has taken a very different approach to showing off their Junkrat love, and has created a jaw dropping cosplay that has shocked fans even more than getting caught in your fifth Spike Trap of the round.

Junkrat attacks Temple of Anubis
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The maniacal Australian DPS is renowned for being able to wipe entire enemy teams with a single RIP-Tyre.

Fan creates insane Junkrat cosplay

As seen on Reddit, Axel_Nova12 shared an image that they created for imrielcosplay (Valentino Notari), a talented cosplay artist based out of Italy.

Seen surrounded in a halo of flames that has torched his hair in the same way as his virtual counterpart, laughing away as though he was on a theme park ride instead of sitting in front of a live explosion, the Italian has already managed to capture Junkrat’s likeness in his attitude alone, never mind in his oufit!

The cosplay itself is literal perfection. Valentino has beautifully recreated the Overwatch rebel’s iconic grenade straps that hold his spiked RIP-tyre snugly against his back, ready for deployment against an unfortunate enemy team.

What’s even more crazy is the fact that Valentino has convincingly created Junkrat’s iconic pegleg. It’s so realistic that, at first glance, you’d assume that the cosplayer himself actually had some form of prosthetic. It begs the question: how did he walk around with this?!

[Cosplay] Junkrat Cosplay – Hi guys how are you? Wanted to share with you this pic I’ve made to a friend. How many fans are of this crazy guy in here? Let me know and I hope you like the pic. from r/Overwatch

Fans react

It’s safe to say that fans are absolutely loving this rendition of the Aussie maniac, especially because male Overwatch heroes don’t get a lot of love in the cosplay sphere.

One fan gave the cosplay the highest possible marks, writing that they “gave it a 10!” This was followed by a similar comment which referred to the piece as being “God Tier.”

A final commenter complimented the post author’s photoshop skills, as they were clearly the mastermind behind the explosive background. Writing that “I’m more impressed by the photoshop,” the photographer has gotten some credit too.

All in all this cosplay is pretty insane, just as insane as Junkrat himself! Valentino has exploded into the Overwatch cosplay scene in style, and we can’t wait to see if he creates any more outfits in the future. Either way, it’s safe to say this that one has captured the attention of fans everywhere.


World of Warcraft cosplayer rules over Bastion as amazing Kyrestia

Published: 15/Jan/2021 13:01

by Lauren Bergin


World of Warcraft has inspired a whole collection of amazing cosplays, but one cosplayer truly brings WoW into reality with her amazing Kyrestia cosplay. 

When it comes to Blizzard’s World of Warcraft universe, there are limitless possibilities to create amazing cosplays. The huge array of iconic characters, coupled with the impressive customization for your own hero or villain, makes the title perfect for passionate fans.

We recently saw cosplayer Cinderys create an amazing Sylvanas cosplay just in time for the release of Shadowlands, which in turn managed to score her Blizzard’s seal of approval.

This time around the subject of this amazing cosplay is Sylvanas’ polar opposite, Kyrestia the Firstborne, the ruler of Bastion.

WoW Kyrestia
Blizzard Entertainment
Kyrestia has become one of The Ascended’s most iconic faces.

Cosplayer ascends as Kyrestia

2021 has brought with it a lot of insane cosplays, but this one is certainly one of the most memorable so far.

Artist PlexiCosplay (Plexi) has outdone herself with this beautiful transformation. Having painted herself aqua from head to toe, she can be seen adorned in Kyrestia’s iconic white and gold outfit whilst channeling the Ascended queen’s angelic nature.

What your eyes are immediately drawn to are the wings though. Mirroring the sky blue of her skin, their construction is perfect. Tipped with gold trims that tie in with her vestments and stunning recreation of the warrior’s crown, Plexi literally is Kyrestia.

Join the ranks of the Ascended! Kyrestia cosplay by PlexiCosplay from r/wow

WoW fans are stunned

Considering the wings are, according the Plexi, “15 feet long,” it’s safe to say that fans can’t miss this cosplay.

It’s the wings that have really gotten attention. One fan’s hilarious comment simply wrote: “the wind: I’m about to end this woman’s whole career,” to which Plexi responded “YOU NAILED IT.”

Another respondent was equally as humorous, writing “Kyrestia flight 77 you are cleared for takeoff, proceed to runway 4.”

All of these comments though praised this amazing cosplay, with one comment summing it up: “This blew my mind!!! I thought someone cropped the Archon out and pasted her onto some road!”

It’s safe to say that Plexi has truly embodied the fan favorite Ascended. She’s not only radiant, but emits a ‘don’t mess with me’ aura. We can’t wait to see her next WoW cosplay, as if she keeps going like she’ll be the queen of not just Bastion, but the WoW cosplay scene in no time!