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Edgy ‘Magical Girl’ cosplay brings stunning D.Va Overwatch concept to life

Published: 2/Jul/2019 11:39 Updated: 2/Jul/2019 12:37

by David Purcell

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Thousands of Overwatch cosplays have been shared online with a variety of different characters recreated in the eyes of creatives, but this Magical Girl inspired look for D.Va might just be the best yet. 

The great thing about cosplays is that they blur the lines between a number of different communities, whether it be a gaming related outfit for a battle royale game such as Apex Legends, or something completely different. 

This time, though, a creative cosplayer has created a brand new take on the anime genre Magical Girl, and it fits brilliantly with Overwatch’s tank hero, D.Va. 

Shourca, TumblrHere’s a preliminary sketch of the D.Va inspired design and if you think that looks good, wait until you see the actual cosplay…
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To say that Magical Girl can solely be described as anime is probably underselling it, as it truly is a genre of Japanese fantasy light novels which bring together not just a number of different girl characters with magical powers, but some interesting outfit designs too. 

A concept design, which has been turned into a real-life cosplay, brings together a perfect blend of pastel and bright colors to allow it to stand out from the crowd.

Shourca, TumblrHere’s what Shourca’s original Magical Girl concept design looked like.
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Its creator, Shourca, has posted a number of anime inspired cosplay projects to social media and this one centred around ‘Magical Girl D.Va’ might well be the pick of the bunch. 

Initial designs were first shared on Shourca’s Tumblr profile back in 2017, before being brought to life by photographer Milligan Vick, who posted a number of pictures to Instagram from a shoot with Christina ‘likeassassin’ Volkova on June 23 of this year. 

Likeassassin can be seen in some of the snaps below, giving fans a taste of just how this outfit would look in the real world. 

Milligan Vick Photography, TumblrLikeassassin has been trying out the Magical Girl cosplay.

Whether or not any more of Shourca’s creative designs will be turned into cosplays in the future remains to be seen, but if this Overwatch-inspired look is something to go by, there’s no doubt that fans would like to see what else the designer has in their locker. 

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Eugene Lee Yang goes viral cosplaying Avatar: The Last Airbender

Published: 29/Oct/2020 12:39

by Georgina Smith

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Writer, Director, and Try Guys member Eugene Lee Yang has absolutely blown Avatar: The Last Airbender fans away with his flawless cosplays, recreating not just Azula but Zuko too.

Since rising to internet fame with his work on YouTube series ‘the Try Guys,’ Eugene Lee Yang has established himself as a creator in his own right, producing many hugely viral videos exploring LGBTQ+ and Asian-American identities.

Each year in what he describes as his ‘Asian Halloween Tradition,’ Eugene cosplays different Asian characters from popular movies, TV shows, books and more to celebrate different aspects of those cultures, and works alongside a team to flex their outstanding costume and makeup skills.

In the past, he’s recreated characters like Mulan, Magnus Bane from the Mortal Instruments Series, and many more dating back to Halloween of 2009 when he cosplayed Russell from the animated film UP.

But this year, Eugene and his talented team treated fans to not just one, but two Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplays, and they were both as fantastic as each other.

Eugene cosplays Zuko and Azula

First, in a post that at the time of writing has 99,000 likes, he recreated the banished prince from the Fire Nation, Zuko.

Eugene models the brilliant costume by Kinetic Cosplay perfectly, the bold oranges and reds of the fabric creating a vibrant fire-like glow, which combined with the mix of silk trims and various types of fabric give a perfectly dynamic edge to the look.

His makeup artist Arianna Blean has also reformed Zuko’s signature eye scar, the scar wax looking intricate enough to be realistic, but also with a slightly animated feel in keeping with the original art style.

To fans’ surprise, Eugene even pulled out a second Avatar look to celebrate Halloween this year, also having a go at one of the show’s most popular villains, Fire Nation princess Azula in beautiful photos taken by JD Renes.

The absolutely stunning images show the YouTube star surrounded by lightning, filling the images with a mesmerizing blue-white glow. The black and gold plates contribute to a powerful silhouette, with the wig by danekez sculpted perfectly to look like the original, even keeping with the gold hairpiece in the center of the head.

Eugene put both characters together in the same image in a post that gained 40,000 likes, and even participated in a TikTok trend where he wipes a mirror to switch between the two characters, injecting the video with electric personality.

His series of posts about the cosplays have garnered hundreds of thousands of likes all together, and has already got people excited about what Eugene will pull out of the bag next Halloween.