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.


League cosplayer descends from the heavens as amazing Dragonslayer Diana

Published: 7/Oct/2020 8:02

by Andrew Amos


Diana has descended from the heavens of Mount Targon here on Earth ⁠— or so you could be mistaken into thinking. Scottish cosplayer ‘anaelic’ has once again delivered the goods for League of Legends fan, putting on an epic display with her Dragonslayer Diana cosplay.

Seeing a Diana cosplay for League of Legends is rare. However, finding an exquisite one is almost impossible. The Scorn of the Moon, with her heavy armor and massive Moonsilver blade, isn’t up there with one of the popular champions to cosplay.


However, that hasn’t stopped anaelic from creating one of the best ⁠— if not the best ⁠— Diana cosplay with her incredible rendition of the Lunari’s Dragonslayer skin.

Dragonslayer Olaf and Diana in League of Legends
Riot Games
The Dragonslayer skin for Diana is one of her most intricate, but that didn’t stop anaelic.

Anaelic has been working on her Dragonslayer Diana cosplay since lockdown began. She was originally going to take it to conventions, but with 2020 stopping all of those, she instead used the project as motivation.


“This project has instead been my distraction, the thing that’s kept me motivated to stay productive, and I’m so proud that I at least have this to show for all the extra time I’ve had,” she said on Instagram after completing her cosplay.

You can tell just how much effort she put into it right from the first glance. Anaelic has managed to recreate the Aspect’s sunset-colored armor perfectly, not forgetting a single panel on Diana’s intricate outfit.

She managed to keep all the pieces together with velcro, although the cosplay is ⁠— understandably ⁠— very hard to get around it.


“I honestly don’t know how I’m going to survive a full day at a con in this cosplay because it is so hard to move about it! It was well worth it though because we got some amazing photos,” she added.


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Anaelic also considered all the small details ⁠— she recreated the smoky effect on her blade with a smoke machine and LED lights built into the crescent. The cosplay is not only one of the best Diana ones we’ve seen, but one of the best cosplays of the year. Period.

The Scottish cosplayer isn’t stopping here though. If you’re wondering what anaelic’s next project is, wonder no more. She is currently working on a Spirit Blossom Lillia cosplay, and she’s trying to make it perfect from head-to-hoof. We’ve even covered her progress on it so far!