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Overwatch cosplayer will heal you up as charming Snow Owl Ana

Published: 30/Sep/2020 8:13

by Brad Norton


This remarkable Overwatch cosplayer honed in on the challenge of recreating one of the game’s more unique Legendary skins by bringing Ana’s Snow Owl variant to life.

Since the release of Blizzard’s popular hero shooter in 2016, dozens of cosmetic unlocks have been added into the game. Each seasonal event comes with a heap of character skins, sprays, emotes, and plenty more. Some of these are far more difficult to obtain than others though.

Legendary skins always top the pack as the rarest items in Overwatch. However, it’s often well worth the effort once you finally get your hands on one. Legendary skins completely overhaul character designs and give your favorite heroes entirely new looks.

Ana currently has seven Legendary skins to showcase, ranging from her classic Captain Amari look to the casual Cabana outfit. While each and every one is distinct, her Snow Owl skin is among the most original of any Legendary in the game. Thanks to cosplayer hioshiru_blue,’ we now have a real-life version of the skin.


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This particular cosmetic for the Support hero arrived during the 2017 Winter Wonderland event. Every square inch of the design has been overhauled from the ground up to give off the feathery impression. 

From talons on her feet to bright blue feathers on her mask, every detail has been faithfully recreated by the cosplayer. Robotic-looking eyes pierce through the faceplate while the full overcoat drapes over a few layers of armor. 

Even the unique weapon design for Ana’s Biotic Rifle comes equipped with this standout costume. A white base is complemented with yellow and black features no different from the rest of the skin itself.

The design appears to be fairly lightweight as well. The cosplayer has taken this version of Ana to multiple conventions, even posing in front of a green screen in one photoshoot to be perfectly dropped into a snowy King’s Row.


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It’s rare to see an Ana cosplay, let alone a cosplay that focuses on an intricate Legendary skin. Yet rare designs seem to be just what the cosplay community is going: just last week, a Bastion cosplayer stole the spotlight too as the Omnic hero.


League cosplayer comes out from the shadows as amazing Akali

Published: 23/Oct/2020 8:05

by Andrew Amos


Ever seen a League of Legends cosplay so good that Riot can’t help but share it with the world? Well, now you have, with Sweet Angel’s take on Akali taking League players by storm.

Akali is one of League of Legends’ most popular characters to cosplay. Whether it be her default skin, or the mega-popular K/DA variant, people love to show off as the Ionian assassin.

However, few manage to grab the eyes of Riot as much as Sweet Angel. The talented Italian cosplayer decided to take on Akali as her most recent project, and while the costume looks simple, it was anything but.

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Akali is one of the most popular League champions to cosplay, but few catch the eyes of Riot.

“I thought it was a simple costume, but it required a lot more attention and time than I thought,” she told fans on her website.

It took Sweet Angel about 100 hours all up to create the Akali cosplay ⁠— and you can see every bit of hard work and time that went into it. From the handmade wig, to the dress, and even Akali’s smoke bombs, Sweet Angel didn’t miss a beat.

Everything that you see was basically handmade. Sweet Angel sewed all of the fabrics together, stitched everything up, and made it tailored not only to herself, but true to life to Akali’s design.

She even designed Akali’s signature Kana, using EVA foam so she can carry it around without too much hassle.

She added every detail to the weapon like she did the costume too, from the leather handle all the way down to the marks and blemishes on the battle-worn blade.

The cosplay is so good that even the official League of Legends account couldn’t help but react. Sweet Angel got a retweet on the cosplay from the near five million follower account, and they don’t hand those out lightly.

As for her next cosplay, Sweet Angel hasn’t revealed her plans just yet. However, she’s got a few more shoots on the way, and if they’re anything like this Akali cosplay, they’ll be worth a gander.