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Overwatch model reaches for the sky with dynamite Ashe cosplay

Published: 21/Nov/2019 19:25

by Michael Gwilliam

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An Overwatch cosplayer turned a few heads with her phenomenally-crafted costume based on the Deadlock Gang’s Ashe.

Ukranian model ‘le_blaaanc_cosplay’ pulled out all the stops and spent four months designing a costume for her take on the mid-range sniper hero.

In a post on Reddit, Le Blanc revealed that she crafted the entire costume by herself and it looks absolutely exquisite. As a design base, the model decided to opt for Ashe’s traditional standard skin and work from there. Everything from the armored arm, hat and gun looks exactly as they should.

Speaking of the hat, according to Le Blanc, she had to redo the hat at least three times until she was satisfied with it. “I used a default cowboy hat from Aliexpress and cut the edges and glued EVA foam edges and covered all with paint,” she wrote.

Overwatch Ashe cosplay by Le_blaaanc_cosplay [Self] whole costume crafted by me from cosplay

“And the symbol I made from EVA foam with dremel, it took 4 hours and a lot of failed tries,” she added.

For the weapon and armor, Le Blanc explained she used EVA foam and then used it to cover PVC pipes and polystyrene to create the rifle.

The only thing the getup was missing seemed to be her very own giant robot BOB. In the game, Ashe’s ultimate, BOB, summons her giant robotic butler onto the field and he effectively serves as a seventh hero for its duration.

According to the Ukrainian, imitating Ashe’s line of “BOB, do something” was a part of her show.

This isn’t the model’s first Overwatch cosplay either. Le Blanc previously cosplayed as Widowmaker, but specifically as the character’s special Sarah Kerrigan Terran skin.

The skin itself was cool for combining Overwatch and StarCraft, making the cosplay extra appealing at conventions as it celebrated both Blizzard fandoms in one.

With so much talent and experience, it will be fun to see what new exciting outfits the cosplayer will think of next.

Plus, with Overwatch 2 in development, there shouldn’t be any shortage of new skins for the model to explore in the future.

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Demon Slayer cosplayer melts hearts as Love Pillar Mitsuri Kanroji

Published: 23/Nov/2020 21:15

by Brent Koepp

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A Demon Slayer cosplayer went viral on Instagram after sharing her true-to-life take on Mitsuri Kanroji. The artist’s stunning transformation into the Love Pillar will leave fans of the hit anime in awe.

Demon Slayer’s debut in 2019 was explosive as the series has quickly become a worldwide phenomena. The anime is so popular that its first theatrical film Mugen Train is on track to becoming the highest-grossing movie of all time in Japan.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the beloved story by bringing popular character Mitsuri Kanroji to life. The artist’s insanely accurate portrayal of the fierce heroine made waves on Instagram due to how much she looks like the fierce warrior.

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Mitsuri Kanroji is one of the popular characters of the hit 2019 anime.

Demon Slayer cosplayer’s real life Love Pillar

While the dark anime largely centers on the Kamado siblings, the last half of Season 1 heavily focuses on the fierce warriors of the Demon Slayer corps. These strong swordsman are called Pillars, and they are able to control their breath and unleash incredible powers against their foes.

Cosplayer Melodi Kızılgün went viral after bringing the Love Pillar Mitsuri to life with a jaw-dropping costume. The artist accurately depicted the character’s black and white Demon Slayer corps uniform, while faithfully mirroring her striking pink and green braided hair.

Photographer ‘toyfromearth’ captured Melodi posing with the heroine’s iconic katana, which has a blue hilt and pink hearts underneath the fabric. Recreating a scene from the show, she readies to slay demons with an incredibly detailed prop of Kanroji’s deadly weapon.

 

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Despite only being uploaded on November 22, the social media post already collected over 8.8k likes at the time of writing. Her gorgeous portrayal of the heroine made massive waves in just under 24 hours.

Demon Slayer originally made its debut in 2016 as a manga written by renowned Japanese writer Koyoharu Gotog. However, it exploded in popularity after studio Ufotable released its anime adaptation.

While there is currently no update on the show’s return, the movie Mugen Train is out now. The feature length picture bridges the gap between Season 1 and 2.