Overwatch cosplayer goes viral with amazing Brigitte shield build - Dexerto

Overwatch cosplayer goes viral with amazing Brigitte shield build

Published: 23/Sep/2019 9:03 Updated: 23/Sep/2019 9:33

by Joe O'Brien


An Overwatch cosplayer has created a stunning real-life version of Brigitte’s shield as part of Blizzard’s latest Overwatch Cosplay Battle.

Blizzard are running a second iteration of the Overwatch Cosplay Battle after the European version, which saw teams from six countries attempting to create the best cosplay of an Overwatch hero, proved a success.

This time, four teams from Australia and New Zealand will be competing, with an expenses-paid trip to this year’s BlizzCon on the line for the winning team.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe European Overwatch Cosplay Battle was won by Team France’s Magni Torbjörn cosplay.

One squad has already caught the community’s eye, however, as Team Victoria’s AltF4Cosplay revealed the incredible shield that will be part of their Cosplay of Brigitte’s “Shieldmaiden” skin.

It isn’t just the detail of the design that impressed viewers, however – AltF4Cosplay has successfully mimicked the glowing, translucent sections between the armor panels, which in-game are occupied by a similar barrier to Reinhardt’s shield.

A glimpse at how the shield was created can be seen in progress updates, along with a look at some of the other elements of the cosplay that are coming together.

As impressive as Team Victoria’s Brigitte cosplay is already looking, they’ll undoubtedly have some fairly stiff competition. Team South Australia are building a cosplay for Griefhardt Reinhardt, Team New South Wales are creating Socialite Ashe – complete with B.O.B. – and Team New Zealand will be cosplaying Reaper’s Lü Bu skin.

Once the cosplays are complete, a winner will be selected by a jury made up of Blizzard artists and industry professionals, although the community will also be able to have their say by voting for their favorite from October 7-11, with the winners announced on October 12.


My Hero Academia cosplayer hits a Comet Home Run as Ochaco Uraraka

Published: 18/Jan/2021 7:05

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Ochaco Uraraka is one of the most charming characters in My Hero Academia, but even though she’s a popular pick in the cosplay community, it’s hard to find an outfit that looks as awesome as this one.

Ochaco Uraraka was first introduced in the third episode of My Hero Academia, and fans have loved her ever since. Generally, she’s upbeat, positive, laid-back, and a little air-headed at times.

However, she can be extremely determined and focused at times, and hates being underestimated. Plus, she has an incredible quirk known as ‘Zero Gravity.’ It lets her make specific targets immune to the effects of gravity and can be used in a variety of ways. 

Uraraka is a favorite among fans due to her sweet personality.

Ochaco’s hero costume is made up of a black bodysuit with a pink design down the middle. It also has two black circles on her chest, a black rectangle below her waist, and two pink patches over her shoulders. She also wears pink armbands, a choker, a belt, wrist guards, and knee-high boots.

It’s one of the most iconic hero costumes in the show, and cosplayers love re-creating it as authentically as they can. However, a cosplayer named honeyrabbiit brought it to life in the most incredible way.


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The picture of honeyrabbiit’s cosplay has already generated more than 20,000 likes, which is insane. The numbers keep on rising. She also made it herself, except for the wig, which was made by bep.cosplays.

In fact, it was so well-received, she posed in it again alongside bep.cosplays, who also happened to be wearing an awesome Katsuki Bakugo costume. “All I remember is that I was freezing and I took a hot bath after this shoot,” she said.


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The second picture also has pulled more than 10,000 likes. It seems like My Hero Academia fans know an incredible cosplay when they see it, and won’t hesitate to pour in with support.

Of course, the epic photography from arcane_shutter in both shots was a nice touch, too. If we’ve learned anything from the show, it’s that a team effort can go a long way. The success of this honeyrabbiit’s cosplay is a good example of that.