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Overwatch cosplayer creates jaw-dropping Mercy wings that actually work

Published: 27/Mar/2020 21:34 Updated: 28/Mar/2020 12:16

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch cosplayer ‘Zibartas’ shared his progress on the latest character he’s bringing to life from the game: healing hero Mercy, and so far, things are looking pretty sweet.

The healer is one of Overwatch’s original characters, and she’s been a fan-favorite for cosplayers since before the game even came out.

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Over the years, fans have certainly put out some fantastic Mercy creations – but the project Zibartas Cosplay is currently working on could end up being one of the most technically impressive we’ve ever seen.

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Zibartas built his Mercy wings out of a metal frame, with a motor to move them.

Zibartas has shared some of his progress on the cosplay before; he built the wings with a metal frame powered by a motor, and added on details to make them look just like Mercy’s.

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In his latest update, we get to see the extremely bright LED lights that were added to the wings for extra special effects pizazz.

Combine those lights with the motion of the wings at night, and you basically have a pair of IRL Mercy wings. They may not let him fly, but there’s no doubt they look amazing.

With the wings complete, it’s now time for Zibartas to take on other parts of Mercy’s kit – namely her staff, which rotates round and round in-game.

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If he went to all the trouble to make the hero’s wings move, there’s a good chance the cosplayer will also go all out when making her staff, which we can’t wait to see.

Interestingly enough, one of the original developer concepts penned Mercy as a male character, which could make Zibartas’ genderbent cosplay technically canon. Don’t quote us on that, though.

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Overwatch very well could have had a male version of Mercy if things had gone a bit differently.

The Danish cosplayer has already pulled off amazing costumes for Doomfist, Soldier and other Overwatch heroes – but if his entire Mercy project shapes up to look as good as the wings do, it just might be his best yet.

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League cosplayer descends from the heavens as amazing Dragonslayer Diana

Published: 7/Oct/2020 8:02

by Andrew Amos

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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.

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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
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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.

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“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.

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“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!

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