Overwatch Hanzo cosplay unleashes the dragon with feminine twist - Dexerto

Overwatch Hanzo cosplay unleashes the dragon with feminine twist

Published: 22/Mar/2020 20:26

by David Purcell


One of the most impressive Hanzo cosplays has been revealed by a member of the Overwatch community, blurring the lines between genders with an unbelievable outfit. 

When it released back in 2016, Blizzard Entertainment might never have expected the type of fanfare each of its heroes would receive in its popular multiplayer game, with players far and wide creating constant material such as fan art, as well as some seriously impressive cosplays for their favorite figures from the Overwatch world.

Now, a new take on the title’s mercenary archer – Hanzo – has been revealed by cosplayer teemofeeder on Instagram, which has since been upvoted countless times on Reddit as well, with fans tipping their hats to her impressive work.

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Just like many other Overwatch heroes, Hanzo has developed something of a cult following.

Countless Overwatch cosplays have gone viral in the past, including one based on Ultraviolet Tracer, and there’s also been genderbent Hanzo costumes emerge in the past also. However, this one might be the best yet.

Bringing together a multitude of different elements for a fresh take on the costume, teemofeeder recreated the bow perfectly, not to mention the gold touches to the design that must have been pretty hard to put together, and of course the bottle of Sake as well – hanging from the belt.

On Instagram, she revealed that the cosplay was created for Katsucon, an annual three-day anime convention based in the National Harbor, Maryland, which took place back in February.

Hanzo – Overwatch [self] from cosplay

Clearly, a lot of time was spent creating this cosplay, leaving many users on both Reddit and Instagram really impressed. One user replied to the posy: “Never seen a female cosplay of Hanzo before, great job!!”

Hanzo is a damage hero in Overwatch, which many regular players will know already, and there’s also been another damage hero added to the game recently – Echo. Whether or not we’ll get a flood of Echo cosplays coming to light next remains to be seen, but after seeing how this post has taken off, it would be no surprise to see teemofeeder try her luck sometime soon.


Darling in the Franxx cosplayer goes viral as real life Zero Two

Published: 27/Oct/2020 17:33 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 18:23

by Brent Koepp


A talented cosplayer made waves on Instagram after bringing Darling in the Franxx protagonist Zero Two to life. The artist’s transformation into the anime heroine will leave fans of the series in awe.

Darling in the Franxx made its explosive debut in 2018, and became the breakout anime of the year. The hit project was a joint collaboration between popular creators CloverWorks and Studio Trigger.

To celebrate the series, prolific cosplayer Zekia ‘aru.rinh’ created an insanely accurate costume of the show’s lead protagonist. Her faithful portrayal of the pink-haired heroine is so good, she truly becomes the real life Zero Two.

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The popular anime features enigmatic character Zero Two.

Cosplayer goes viral as real life Zero Two

The anime takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where humans are on the verge of extinction from monsters called Klaxosaurs. To fight back, pilots control massive mechs called Franx, which need two people to operate. The most powerful character in the series is the half human hybrid, Zero Two.

Popular cosplayer Zekia ‘aruh.rinh’ went viral on social media after sharing her transformation into the heroine. Photographer ‘lostdumplings‘ captured the artist posing in the character’s signature red and white pilot bodysuit.

Zekia faithfully portrayed Zero Two’s iconic look, which includes her flowing pink hair and headband which covers her two red horns. The anime protagonist has the objects growing out of her head as a result of having Klaxosaur blood in her.


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In another shot posted to Instagram, aruh.rinh recreated a popular scene from Episode 7 where the characters go to the beach. Standing in a white bathing suite, she depicted Zero Two standing front of the ocean in a gorgeous picture taken by ‘muze.’


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As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the artist also created a third costume of the heroine. In the story, the pilots attend an academy and wear school uniforms. Zekia posed for ‘shutterfoo‘ while sitting on a set of stairs.


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The talented cosplayer has gone viral several times before, as her incredibly detailed costumes bring popular animes to life. In October, Zekia captured hearts of Demon Slayer fans with her adorable Nezuko in a box outfit.

Despite coming out in 2018, Darling in the Fraxx has already become a wildly popular franchise. Those wanting to see what all the hype is about can catch it now on streaming services Crunchyroll and Funimation.