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Overwatch model goes ghost with epic Widowmaker Kerrigan cosplay

Published: 11/Nov/2019 23:14 Updated: 11/Nov/2019 23:46

by Michael Gwilliam

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Since its release in 2016, Overwatch has become a prime attraction for cosplayers with its assortment of characters and Widowmaker’s Sarah Kerrigan skin has proven to be a prime example. 

Ukrainian cosplay model le_blaaanc_cosplay took inspiration from the limited-time Sarah Kerrigan Widowmaker skin which debuted back in 2018 as part of StarCraft’s 20th birthday. 

Everything from Sarah’s iconic goggles, armor and gun are all recreated beautifully and best of all, just like the skin, it’s a great combination of two Blizzard fandoms. 

Over on Instagram, the cosplayer revealed that she crafted both the costume and the wig, making the whole getup all the more impressive given the fact she designed it for her own body.

While Widowmaker has always been a popular hero to dress up as, the Kerrigan skin removes the need for purple skin. Or green as the skin is a reference to the StarCraft hero’s time as a Terran Ghost before she became The Queen of Blades in the Zerg faction.

Amusingly, Kerrigan’s story arc in StarCraft may be mirrored with Widowmaker in Overwatch. In the RTS campaign, Kerrigan is abandoned by Arcturus Mengsk after the Zerg swarm overrun the Terran.

In the next race’s storyline, it’s revealed that the human Kerrigan had become infected and turned into a weapon of war for the alien species and use her to help crush the Protoss.

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Обещанный пост по крафту часть 1 (процесс создания костюма Вдовы Керриган) :relieved: Листай карусель :arrow_right:️ Ph: @maxambio Я начала собирать в коллажи процесс создания костюма от выкроек до промежуточного результата, и поняла, что в один пост всё никак не влезет :person_facepalming:‍♀️ Поэтому я сделаю ещё один пост 🙂 А возможно, целых два. Честно сказать, для создания этого костюма и выкроек я не использовала никаких туториалов. Всё по наитию и на глаз :eyes: Выкройки в первом коллаже, а нагрудник во втором. Я не знаю правильно ли я сделала нагрудник (есть подозрение, что я нарушила технологию), но он держится отлично и сидит на мне идеально :ok_hand:Креатив считаю успешным :sunglasses: Всё склеено 88 клеем и задремелино гравером "Зенит":ok_hand:За советы и тёмную еву спасибо @racoon.paladin :relieved: За материалы спасибо @craftshop.in.ua (Ева :top:, прозрачный материал – пет арт)

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Once the Zerg Overmind is defeated in the final chapter of the original campaign, Kerrigan takes control of the remaining forces and uses them to annihilate her foes in the Brood War expansion. 

In StarCraft 2, Kerrigan is freed from the Zerg spell and fights for good once again. However, her time as the infected antagonist was enough to earn her “greatest video game villain of all time” honors in a 2010 GameSpot poll. 

In Overwatch, Widowmaker was brainwashed by the group Talon to kill her husband, Gérard Lacroix and further assist the terrorist organization. 

With Overwatch 2 announced at Blizzcon, it will be interesting to see how Widowmaker’s story develops and if she can be turned good again just as Kerrigan did. 

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Sword Art Online cosplayer snipes enemies as real life Sinon

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:33

by Brent Koepp

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A Sword Art Online cosplayer went viral on Instagram after sharing her transformation into popular anime character Sinon. The artist’s stunning take brings the Phantom Bullet heroine to life.

Originally written in 2002 by novelist Reki Kawahara, Sword Art Online exploded in popularity a decade later with its animated adaptation in 2012. Viewers around the world have fallen in love with its creative take on massively multiplayer online role playing games.

Prolific cosplayer Sarah ‘hendoart‘ Hendo made waves on social media when she shared her costume based on the anime’s second season arc, the Phantom Bullet. The talented artist brought the beloved blue-haired sniper Sinon to life with an insanely accurate take.

Screenshot of Sword Art Online character Sinon.
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The blue-haired sniper stars in Sword Art Online II.

Sword Art Online cosplayer becomes real life Sinon

While the series starts off with protagonist Kazuto Kirigaya getting stuck in the virtual world of Aincrad, the show’s later seasons take place in a different online video game. In season two, Kirito meets a fierce sniper with a deadly aim named Sinon.

Bringing the heroine to life, cosplayer Hendoart shared her mind-blowing transformation into the character on Instagram. Photographer ‘nerdypictures‘ captured the artist posing in her signature outfit. The costume is full of meticulous detail, and includes a cut out black and white bodysuit which runs under her green jacket and leggings.

Sarah recreated a scene from the anime, and mirrored Sinon’s battle stance by holding her iconic sniper rifle behind her head. The life-size prop weapon was created by ‘airsoftevike‘ and is so accurate that it looks as if it could have come straight out of the screen.

 

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In another shot posted to social media, Hendo gave viewers a closer look at how faithful her Sword Art Online cosplay actually is. Not only did she mirror the heroine’s giant blue and silver belt buckle, she also created Sinon’s white scarf which she uses to wrap around her face to protect herself from the elements.

 

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While Sword Art Online’s anime has been a massive hit, its Light Novel adaptation is one of the most popular series in Japan. The franchise is so beloved, it’s been made into various games on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well.

Those interested in checking out the MMO-based show can catch all episodes on streaming services Funimation and Crunchyroll. Netflix also currently has seasons one through three available right now.