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Overwatch cosplayer shows who’s boss with fierce Officer D.Va outfit

Published: 12/Dec/2019 0:32

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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A skilled Overwatch fan turned D.Va’s Officer skin into a real-life work of art with their spot-on cosplay portrayal of the Korean character.

The Officer D.Va skin first turned heads back in 2017 when it was made unlockable for Overwatch through Heroes of the Storm. Thankfully, it was later added to the Hero Gallery permanently for those who missed out, or those who didn’t want to play another game to unlock it.

Since then, the cosmetic has become a fan-favorite with fans of the hero shooter – so much so that people have turned it into real life cosplays.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe Overwatch community is obsessed with D.Va’s officer skin.

Officer D.Va at your service

Skilled cosplayer Agnia Severina shared her take on the loveable heroine, and made her look extra fierce and in control.

In the getup, the Korean sports a blue work shirt with her iconic pink bunny motif – something that the Russian artist replicates perfectly.

Even the character’s police cap is nailed perfectly, making for an insanely accurate true-to-life rendition.

In another shot, Agnia adds aviator sunglasses to her look, making D.Va look even more authoritative and fierce than before.

The neon light signs reflected in the shades give the cosplay a more urban vibe, and makes it feel as though the Lijiang Night Market and Busan maps have come to life.

All that’s missing is the Korean hero’s Mech, which is painted blue in the game to match her outfit, and features police lights and sirens that go off when using her Boost ability.

The cosplayer is a self-proclaimed Overwatch fangirl, and boasts many other takes on her Instagram account, such as Dr. Ziegler Mercy and fan-made skin Magical Girl D.Va.

She’s built up a small fanbase for her costumes, with almost 4,000 followers on her Instagram at this time of writing.

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Kill la Kill cosplayer stuns as Studio Trigger heroine Ryuko Matoi

Published: 2/Dec/2020 20:01 Updated: 3/Dec/2020 3:50

by Brent Koepp

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A Kill la Kill cosplayer made waves on Instagram after sharing her true-to-life take on protagonist Ryuko Matoi. The artist transformed into the anime heroine with an insanely accurate costume.

Kill la Kill exploded onto the anime scene in 2013, and took viewers by surprise with its over the top story and break-neck speed animation. The Studio Trigger show became an instant hit, and is still influential years later.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the series, by bringing its protagonist Ryuko Matoi to life. The artist’s faithful re-creation is so accurate, it’s almost as if the fierce heroine has slashed her way out of the screen.

Screenshot of Kill La Kill protagonist wrestling with her school uniform.
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The anime’s protagonist has to take on living clothes.

Kill la Kill cosplayer’s perfect Ryuko Matoi

The anime wastes no time and opens up with Ryuko discovering the death of her father. Following the clues left behind, the strong-headed protagonist enrolls in Honnōji Academy to find the killer who destroyed her family.

Cosplayer ‘kawaiitsu‘ made waves on Instagram by bringing the heroine to life with an incredible costume. Photographer ‘lina_fk‘ captured the artist posing in the heroine’s navy-blue sailor uniform while wielding a prop of Matoi’s iconic red scissor blade.

In the story, the outfit is actually a living creature called Senketsu. Kawaiitsu faithfully created the entity’s eye in the form of the red and yellow patch which sits under her left collar.

 

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In another shot posted to social media, the cosplayer gave viewers a closer look at how she captured Ryuko’s signature look.  The artist mirrored the protagonist’s blue shoulder-length feathered hair, and even dyed one of the bangs that hang over her face red.

 

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Despite releasing almost a decade ago, Kill la Kill still continues to be a fan favorite. Studio Trigger’s fierce protagonist has become a beloved character that cosplayers love to bring to life.

While there has so far been no talks about a second season, fans can experience the story with new cutscenes in the 2019 fighting game IF. The Bandai developed title lets players relive the series like never before.