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

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.


Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer transforms into Nessa in epic TikTok

Published: 24/Nov/2020 21:00 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 22:59

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer made waves on TikTok after sharing her mind-blowing transformation in Gen 8’s Water-type Gym Leader, Nessa.

The Pokemon franchise entered its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield on the Nintendo Switch. The 2019 RPG introduced players to a whole new cast of characters and was the debut of the Galar region.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the game by bringing popular character Nessa to life with an insanely accurate portrayal. The artist’s stunning video transformation into the Gym Leader will leave fans of the Water-type Trainer in awe.

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The Sword & Shield Gym Leader has already become a fan-favorite.

Pokemon cosplayer transforms into Gym Leader Nessa

At the start of the Gen 8 title, the protagonist receives an invitation to the Pokemon League by reigning Champion Leon. On the player’s quest to become the very best, they face off against a host of new Gym Leaders – including Nessa of Hulbury.

Cosplayer ‘nerdtasticmel’ made a splash on Instagram after sharing her incredible true-to-life take on the Trainer. The artist faithfully recreated the heroine’s signature two-piece white and blue Galar league uniform.

Mel’s re-creation of the attire is full of little details, such as the water drop logo on her crop top and the number 049 on her swim shorts. She also faithfully included the character’s belly button chain accessory which wraps around her stomach.


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As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the cosplayer uploaded a video to TikTok which shows how much work goes into artist’s bringing their favorite characters to life. The clip shows nerdtasticmel’s epic transformation in the Sword & Shield heroine.


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Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, the eighth gen RPG is already the third-highest selling game in the entire franchise. Proof that Pokemon’s addicting “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” design is more popular than it’s ever been.

In October, the title got its second major DLC expansion, The Crown Tundra. While it’s unclear if the add-on will be the last content the Switch release gets, the update closed out the Galar region with an epic finale.