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Overwatch cosplayer schools fans with perfectly accurate Academy D.Va

Published: 8/Feb/2020 0:49

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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An insanely talented cosplayer has taken D.Va’s Academy skin and turned it into a work of art, giving Overwatch fans a glimpse of what the Korean hero would look like in real life.

D.Va first got her Academy skin in May 2019 for the first-person shooter’s third Anniversary annual Event. Players quickly fell in love with the new cosmetic, and praised it as one of the tank’s best.

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Even now, fans still love the skin – much like cosplayer Jenna who decided to dress up as the Korean’s school form. Her take will be sure to leave the community in awe because of how insanely accurate it is to the game.

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People love the hero’s Academy skin.

The perfect Academy D.Va cosplay

In her skin, D.Va sports a navy blue blazer with gold and pink trimmings, and a white shirt underneath with a pink tie for that official student look. The cosplayer nails this in her take, and even includes meticulous detailing such as gold buttons on the sleeves, the school logo, and the Korean text on her collar.

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While the uniform is a key piece to the cosmetic, the most defining feature of the outfit is probably the tank’s golden rimmed round glasses – something that, again, the art student mimics perfectly.

The hairstyle also replicates the hero, with dark brown pigtails and side bangs that sit above the eyebrows, and she even included her iconic pink facial markings on both of her cheeks.

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// up up down down left right left right B A start! Tonight is the night! The official @nyxl pre-party at @os_newyorkcity. Cant wait to kick off the festivities ahhhH!! Also did you see the Brigitte GOAT skin?? What do ya think of it! Im enjoying the special OWL skins, the tanks will probably get skins for All-Star this year, i really hope D.va gets one ♡ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #overwatch#overwatchleague#overwatchcosplay#overwatchevent#dva#dvacosplay#academydvacosplay#cosplayer#cosplaying#cosplaygirl#dvacosplayer#hanasong#adacemydva#dvaskin#nyxl#dvacostume#dvaoverwatchcosplay#overwatchdvacosplay#selfie#cosplayselfie#bunnyribbit#schoolgirl#schoolgirldva#academydvaskin#dvaschoolgirlcosplay#cosplay#hanasong#kawaii#cutecosplay#schoolgirlcosplay

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Another shot of the cosplayer gives a better look at the full outfit. Along with the blazer, D.Va also wears a pink plaid skirt that sits just above the knee, with gold detailing that matches the jacket.

This is another thing that Jenna pulls off with precision, and honors the skin’s school vibe by carrying a pink backpack on her shoulders. She also wears the character’s golden headphones as well, which ties the whole thing together.

As to truly not forget the Korean’s Overwatch membership, the artist finishes off the look by including the tank’s light gun, complete with dangling pink rabbit charm.

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// recovering from NYCC took me way longer than it should have ? i got sick and i was behind on school work! But everything is sorted out. Big big HUGE thank you to the people who helped me reach my goals for AnimeNYC! Thank you for supporting me through commissions and kofi, thanks to you guys i was able to fund the tickets and cosplays! I have some more big news that i’ll announce tomorrow on my birthday! Thanks you guys, it really means the world to me ♡ ?- @valentinoscaramellaphotography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #dva#dvacosplay#cosplay#overwatch#overwatchcosplay#hanasong#nerfthis#nycc#nycc2019#overwatchevent#halloweenterror#cosplayphotography#newyorkcomiccon#academydva#halloweencostume#dvacosplayer#dvaskin#overwatchskin#blizzardgames#schoolgirldva#cosplaygirl#dvamain#cosplayphoto

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D.Va isn’t the only Overwatch character that Jenna has taken on – she’s also created looks for Mercy, Widowmaker, a female Genji, Tracer, and more.

Her designs are some of the best game-to-life renditions we’ve seen to date, and really show that sometimes, cosplays can truly be on another level.

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Borderlands 3 cosplayer phaselocks enemies as Siren Maya

Published: 13/Oct/2020 19:12

by Brent Koepp

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A Borderlands 3 cosplayer went viral after bringing the game’s cel-shaded graphics to life with a stunning take on Maya. The talented artist’s transformation into the Siren will leave fans stunned.

Borderlands originally made its debut in 2009, and was a surprise hit on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The beloved title kicked off an entire franchise and helped popularize the “looter shooter” genre.

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One of the game’s most popular characters is Maya. Celebrating the blue-haired Siren, a skilled cosplayer transformed into her with an insanely accurate costume. She looks so much like the heroine, it’s almost as if she’s warped out of the screen.

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The blue-haired Siren is an NPC in Borderlands 3.

Borderlands cosplayer becomes real life Maya

Maya was first introduced in Borderlands 2 in 2012 as one of the game’s playable characters. The blue-haired warrior uses her Siren abilities to freeze enemies in another dimension. The character also made her return in the third story as well, this time as an important NPC.

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Cosplayer Mads ‘madsfive‘ brought the heroine to life with her insanely accurate costume posted to Instagram. The artist faithfully captured the game’s signature cel-shaded graphics by texturing her clothing to look like the FPS title’s artstyle.

What could easily be mistaken for a screenshot from the game, Mads expertly edited the picture of herself with an image of Windshear Waste in the background. Her stunning costume blends in with the winter location, and truly brings the Siren to reality.

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"Siren here. Nice to meet you all. If anyone tries to capture me, I'll incinerate their brain." [Swipe for full picture] . Had fun editing this ! Glad I had this psycho mask laying around in my workshop 🌿 I really love my Maya cosplay so I'm thinking… What if… I made another skin of hers one day ? For now it's a tie between one of the Torgue, Maliwan, Hyperion or the full white one 👁️👁️ OR her Borderlands 3 costume. Idk . #borderlands2 #borderlands #moonmoxxi #borderlands3 #borderlands3cosplay #maya #mayabodysuit #mayaborderlands #mayacosplay #borderlandscosplay #borderlands2cosplay #cosplaygirl #cosplayersofinstagram #celshading #cellshading #cellshaded #2kgames #frenchcosplay #pinupgirl #borderfam #gearbox

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In another shot posted to social media, the cosplayer shows just how accurate her costume actually is by posing next to an image of Maya from the game. Mads absolutely nailed the character’s short blue haircut, as well as her yellow bodysuit which runs under her cargo pants.

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[cosplay VS character] . I wanted to write a looooong post about these kind of pictures. But my thoughts are too chaotic to be put into coherent sentences ! I like to be somewhat accurate, to a point. However I do take some liberties when I see fit or when being accurate doesn't bring me joy. Something I don't particularly like ? I don't make it. Something that won't flatter my body ? I change it. Something that would be too expensive to make ? I find something else. Accuracy is a luxury too. I can't afford to make and remake something until it's "perfect". Most of us can't. Now to the talk of actually looking like the character. NO. Just NO. You just can't expect someone to look like a carbon copy of someone else. Especially when that someone is a 3d render with impossible proportions. It was originally an issue for me when I decided to do this project. "The short hair won't hide my face shape" "The bodysuit is too high cut to hide a corset" "The pants are low they will show my hips fat" "I don't look like her". In the end I think I did a pretty good at making myself look like Maya. However I'll never physically look like her, my body isn't made to be like that. What am I gonna do ? Remove my ribs ? Break my legs and stretch them ? Shave my jaw bone ? I feel super confident and beautiful as her and nobody can show me otherwise ! In short : never judge a cosplay on it's accuracy and especially not on the cosplayers body and face shape 💙 . Picture is flipped . #borderlands2 #borderlands #moonmoxxi #borderlands3 #borderlands3cosplay #maya #mayabodysuit #mayaborderlands #mayacosplay #borderlandscosplay #borderlands2cosplay #cosplaygirl #cosplayersofinstagram #celshading #cellshading #cellshaded #2kgames #frenchcosplay #pinupgirl #borderfam #gearbox #cosplayVScharacter #mayamonday

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As if her cel-shaded costume wasn’t impressive enough, the artist also re-created a weapon from the game, as well as the shield item which characters have strapped to the side of their waist. The cosplayer has actually made several guns and items, which can be seen on her Instagram.

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"Anyone need a Siren on their side ?" . So glad I randomly decided I would cosplay Maya. I never pictured myself as her but in the end I L O V E it. I didn't think it would suit me so well ✨ I hope you'll love this cosplay as much as I do ! 💙 . LIKE CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS ??? BECAUSE I DON'T What was an experiment at first became my favourite cosplay. EVER. . #borderlands2 #borderlands #moonmoxxi #borderlands3 #borderlands3cosplay #maya #mayabodysuit #mayaborderlands #mayacosplay #borderlandscosplay #borderlands2cosplay #cosplaygirl #cosplayersofinstagram #celshading #cellshading #cellshaded #2kgames #frenchcosplay #pinupgirl #borderfam #gearbox

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Despite releasing over a decade ago in 2009, Borderlands has gone on to become of the games industry’s most popular properties of all time. Titles like Bungie’s Destiny have largely been influenced by it.

In 2019, fans finally got a third entry in the series after waiting over seven years. The FPS was a massive hit with critics and players, and brought new characters and features to the franchise.