Overwatch cosplayer’s stunning take on All-Star Mercy is out of this world - Dexerto

Overwatch cosplayer’s stunning take on All-Star Mercy is out of this world

Published: 9/Nov/2019 21:18 Updated: 9/Nov/2019 22:30

by Meg Bethany Koepp


An Overwatch cosplayer turned Mercy’s All-Star 2019 skin into a real life work of art, and it truly is something special.

The first-person shooter’s All-Star skins have been available for a limited time during the Overwatch League’s All-Star Games for the last couple of years. In 2018, fans saw cosmetics for Tracer and Genji, and ones for Mercy and Lucio in 2019.

While the skins aren’t available any more, one talented cosplayer decided to share her take on the coveted Mercy outfit, and it’s perfect.

All-Star Mercy cosplay

Cosplayer Tiffany Gordon from ‘tiffanygordoncosplay’ uploaded her rendition of the galactic Mercy skin onto her Instagram account, where fans were blown away by the insane accuracy of the outfit to the game.

Sporting the skin’s signature crescent moon crown, the prop maker truly does look like the loveable healer hero – especially with her flowing purple hair.

What pulls the look together, though, is the beautiful detailing of the character’s wings with their purple and teal tips, and crescent moons that match the crown. And if that wasn’t amazing enough already, they actually move too!

Even Mercy’s staff is beautifully recreated, with the cosplayer going into detail about how she made the intricate top section of the weapon in another Instagram post.

The process showed that she used Adobe Illustrator to map out the design of the staff, and put it to another rendering program to turn it into a model, before bringing it to life with a 3D printer, and then sanding and painting the prop.

As for the outfit itself, Tiffany used leather which she then airbrush painted to pull everything together for the perfect cosplay.

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This isn’t the first time that the cosplayer has created a Mercy outfit – she’s also made the Pink charity skin, and the Valkyrie one – but her All-Star one is just something really special.

Tiffany’s insanely detailed work obviously resonates with many people, as she boasts over 45,000 followers on her Instagram account at this time of writing.


Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer studies the Crown Tundra as Sonia

Published: 26/Oct/2020 18:56

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon cosplayer transformed into Sword & Shield’s Sonia with an incredible costume. The artist’s insanely accurate take on the Gen VIII professor is the perfect way to celebrate the game’s new DLC, The Crown Tundra.

The Pokemon franchise was ushered into its eighth generation with the debut of Sword & Shield on the Nintendo Switch in 2019. The beloved RPG whisked players away to the Galar region, which is largely based on locations in the U.K.

One of the new characters introduced to the series was Sonia. To celebrate the beloved red-haired professor, an insanely skilled cosplayer shared her perfect take on the heroine on Instagram that will leave fans in awe.

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The red-haired character is the new professor in Pokemon Sword & Shield.

Pokemon cosplayer becomes real life Sonia

At the start of the Gen 8 RPG, players are initially introduced to Magnolia as the new series’ professor. However throughout your journey, her granddaughter Sonia makes discoveries about Galar and eventually dawns the coat herself.

Bringing the popular Pokemon heroine to life, cosplayer ‘destinywings_’ shared her stunning costume on social media. The artist’s incredibly accurate re-creation looks so much like the character, it’s almost as if she has jumped out of the screen.

Photographer ‘marvelvongola’ captured Destiny as she posed as the professor studying nature. The outside shot really captures the feel of Galar, making this one of the most realistic cosplay takes we’ve seen so far from the Switch game.

Destinywings absolutely nailed Sonia’s quirky style, perfectly capturing her large beige coat, and the teal shirt she wears underneath. She also accurately mirrored the heroine’s braided red hair, including the heart-shaped decorations strung throughout her locks.

In another shot posted to Instagram, the artist gave viewers an closeup view of how she faithfully pulled off the Gen VIII character’s look. In the picture, she gets ready to capture a wild Pokemon while holding a Pokeball in her hand.

Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, Sword & Shield has already become the third highest-selling title in the Nintendo franchise. Proof that Pokemon has never been more popular.

Fans of the Galar region have a lot to be excited for as the game’s second DLC, The Crown Tundra, is out right now. The add-on expands the map, and the beloved Professor Sonia also makes a return.