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Overwatch’s McCree, Reinhardt, and Bastion make the perfect cosplay team

Published: 2/Feb/2020 2:00

by Alan Bernal


The Overwatch community don’t take cosplaying lightly, making this triple-costume set up with McCree, Reinhardt and Bastion an impressive comp.

The designs that come out of the Blizzard fan base can go from simple takes on popular skins to intensely complicated creations that breathe life into the characters they’re based on.

Twitter user ‘NipahDUBS’ debuted his McCree suit at the Anime North Texas convention and met up with two designers from the cos-creating team Frostbite Cosplay.

McCree is a favorite among cosplayers to recreate.

What resulted was a hero lineup that looked like it was ripped straight from a post-match screen from the game, seeing as two of the cosplayers were donning a Dallas Fuel-inspired colorway to rep the local OWL brand.

As for NipahDUBS, he went with McCree’s original design, but it doesn’t look like he cut corners in creating the bounty hunter’s old Western-inspired suit.

While a general McCree outfit looks simple enough from the surface, there’s actually a lot of finer materials to consider when making the details of his entire kit.

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All three Overwatch hero cosplays came together for an epic shot.

From the tubing that goes into the main chest plate to the Flashbangs he carries with him, making a good McCree cosplay takes a ton of skill.

It looks like the cosplayer went above and beyond for his craft, since he included a bullet-lined 10-gallon hat, along with the character’s bionic arm and futuristic Revolver.

Similar to NipahDUBS, the duo of Bastion and Reinhardt spared no expense to create the frontline of the cosplay.

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NipahDUBS’s cosplay looks incredible and there’s barely any disparity between this and the character’s in-game model.

Flanking McCree are two larger-than-life costumes, one with a menacing submachine gun attached to its arm and the other brandishing a lion-faced wrist guard from which Rein activates his Barrier Field.

The veterans at Frostbite Cosplay had their work cut out for them, since both heroes have imposing features that must have been difficult to pull off on a suit that someone actually wears.

Reinhardt comes packaged with his head-to-toe Crusader armor and crowned helmet, while Bastion has a mechanized body and mounted Gatling gun.

But across the board, this is an exceptional trio of cosplays showcasing a plethora of skill and love for the game to depict the Overwatch heroes they took inspiration from.


Naruto cosplayer awakens her Sharingan as Kakashi with female twist

Published: 31/Oct/2020 6:57 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 7:19

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Kakashi Hatake is arguably the most badass character in Naruto, but one cosplayer has copied the copy-cat ninja himself and brought him to life with a female twist.

Naruto is jam-packed with many awesome characters, each with their own in-depth background stories and motives. However, it’s hard to find one more universally loved than Kakashi Hatake.

Kakashi is first introduced as a detached and eccentric teacher who takes Naruto, Sakura, and Sasuke under his wing. But it quickly becomes apparent that he is one of the strongest and smartest ninjas in the world, often described as a genius.

In terms of abilities, he’s essentially good at everything. However, the one that defines him the most is the Sharingan in his left eye socket, which was given to him by his childhood friend Obito Uchiha.

Kakashi has been able to use the Sharingan to copy nearly any technique used against him ever since. It also gives him heightened visual perception and lets him see through deception as well as predict his opponent’s moves.

Kakashi Hatake Naruto Cosplay
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Kakashi might come across as aloof, but he’s one of the strongest characters in the show.

However, it seems like Kakashi isn’t the only ninja worthy of the copy-cat title. A popular cosplayer named Nicole Winters brought him to life with a female twist. The end result is so perfect, not even the Sharingan itself would be able to see through it.

“Kakashi is BAE.. you can fight me on that,” she said, in a picture that has received almost 30,000 likes.

Nicole Winters cosplay of Kakashi from Naruto
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Nicole even got the Icha Icha Tactics book!

Naturally, her hair is slightly longer than Kakashi’s. But other than that, it looks like an exact match. 

The headband, mask, vest, gloves, and sandals couldn’t be more perfect. The outfit has an incredible amount of detail from head to toe.

If that wasn’t enough, she totally nailed his trademark pose and even included the Icha Icha Tactics book he loves to read.

“I love that you guys love my Kakashi genderbend,” she said in a second picture. “I’m so glad I decided to do another shoot with this cosplay again and bring some more life into & it’s literally one of my most comfortable cosplays too!”

Nicole Winters cosplay of Kakashi from Naruto
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Nicole’s Kakashi cosplay is one of her favorites.

The second shot provides an even better look at the Hidden Leaf Village symbol on the headband and gloves. It’s hard to tell whether or not it’s real metal. Either way, it looks like the real deal.

Nicole Winters has done a magnificent job with her Kakashi Hatake cosplay. It’s one of the best we’ve seen, which says a lot considering how popular of a character he is.

If you’re interested in seeing all the bits and pieces she used to piece the cosplay together, you can find all the details on her Patreon.