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Jessica Nigri shows off epic Overwatch Mercy cosplay

Published: 12/Mar/2019 20:35 Updated: 12/Mar/2019 21:27

by Bill Cooney

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Cosplayers love Overwatch because the varied roster of heroes provides plenty of opportunity for creativity and the flow of cosplays from the game’s heroes hasn’t slowed down even after almost three years since release.

Well-known cosplayer Jessica Nigri posted her impressive Mercy creation from 2018 on March 11 and said it was her favorite creation from the last year.

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Nigri said it was her first time using acrylic in a costume for the wings, a move that worked out and ended up looking great.

Jessica Nigri/Martin Wong Photohttps://twitter.com/OJessicaNigri/status/1105220350839685120

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Mercy is one of Overwatch’s most popular characters and has inspired plenty of cosplay interpretations since the game was released.

‘Mythic’ Mercy may not be a real skin, yet, but Nigri’s creation looks like it could be straight out of the game, especially those awesome wings.

Jessica Nigri/Martin Wong Photohttps://twitter.com/OJessicaNigri/status/1105220350839685120

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The thread below Nigri’s original post is filled with fans sharing their own fantastic cosplays from the past year as well.

Even though most of them aren’t Overwatch related, the amount of creativity and work that went into each one is mind-blowing.

Whatever 2019 brings to the game of Overwatch, there are sure to be plenty more awesome cosplays in the year to come.

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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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