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Cosplayer captures Overwatch's Genji perfectly

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch fans are known for their creativity and fantastic cosplays are no exception, as one enthusiastic Genji player showed recently.

Genji is one of the most popular heroes in Overwatch and has inspired plenty of fan art and countless cosplays since the game was released.

As Overwatch’s resident cyborg ninja, Genji usually gets some pretty sweet skins in events, and his Lunar New Year ‘Baihu’ skin is one of the best, which is probably why Reddit user VijayCos, and Ankit 'Babycubez' Singh, decided to take it on.

Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard Entertainment
This skin lets you use that 1v6 Dragonblade in style.

The whole thing is certainly impressive, and VijayCos explained just how much detail went into making the concept come to life.

“The cosplay itself is completely made of EVA foam with over 600 individually-cut scales on the chest armour and plates,” they wrote along with the post. “The lights are eight LED strips powered by a dozen duracell batteries. The katana is MDF wood..”

All the hard work certainly paid off because this Genji cosplay looks spot on, and thanks to photography by Manish Lenswork, it looks like it was pulled straight from an Overwatch match.

VijayCos/Manish Lenswork
VijayCos/Manish Lenswork

Just getting the lights to look right must have taken forever, but Vijay didn’t say how long the project took them to complete.

Unfortunately VijayCos said the cosplay won't be making any appearances soon, but at least they shared their epic creation online.