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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.

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.

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.

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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Apex Legends cosplayer plunders loot on Olympus as gunslinger Loba

Published: 25/Nov/2020 6:47

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Loba is one of the sassiest characters in Apex Legends, and cosplayers love stepping into her knee-high boots, but one has really stunned her fans with a masterful piece.

Apex Legends players are drawn to their favorite legends for different reasons. Some like them for their aesthetic and personality, others like them for their skills and ultimates. However, it’s hard to name one more universally loved than Loba.

Loba has it all, from a unique look and an interesting backstory to a larger-than-life personality. She’s also incredibly useful on the battlefield. The fact she can teleport around makes her an absolute menace in gunfights.

However, her true value lies in being able to spot high-quality loot and teleport it to her squad. In that sense, she’s the ultimate team player, and it’s the reason why she is often in demand. 

Apex Legends Cosplay Loba
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Loba has one of the biggest personalities in Apex Legends.

Loba is a popular choice among Apex Legends cosplayers too. They love stepping into the boots of their favorite gunslinging bandit and embodying her attitude and elegance. Like most cosplays, they’re all incredible in their own way.

Sarenji, a popular German cosplayer with thousands of followers on Instagram, recently stole the hearts of her fans with a stunning Loba cosplay.

“I’ll take your life and your loot. I’m exceptionally good at both!” she said, in reference to a Loba quote.

 

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The first set of photos showcases her long braided pigtails with a red-tinge, as well as the make-up, long nails, earrings, gold necklace, and the white and grey chest piece with gold seams. 

The highlight, however, has to be Loba’s trademark silver staff with a wolf’s head on top. Apex Legends players well-versed in the lore will know that it was a gift she received from her father.

In the second set of photos, Sarenji gives her fans a better look at the piece from further back. It provides a more complete picture of the outfit and offers a glimpse at her leggings too.

“A gun is like a beautiful woman. Hold her tight or someone else will,“ she said, quoting Loba once again.

 

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Sarenji didn’t hesitate to give credit where credit was due. She thanked ezcosplay for create the outfit and senpai3d_for creating the staff.

Still, it doesn’t change the fact she wore it well and played an equally important part in bringing Loba to life.