Overwatch fan shows off fantastic Pharah cosplay - Dexerto

Overwatch fan shows off fantastic Pharah cosplay

Published: 8/Apr/2019 23:52 Updated: 9/Apr/2019 0:04

by Bill Cooney


Overwatch fans are well-known for being creative when it comes to their favorite game and one of the latest creations from Shel Cosplay is certainly no exception.

Pharah is one of the original Overwatch heroes and she’s one of the game’s most popular characters to boot.

There have been plenty of Pharah cosplays in the past, but Shel’s latest design for the hero’s Thunderbird skin is definitely one of the best.


Shel is a Chinese cosplayer who has created outfits for various Overwatch heroes, with Tracer being one of her favorite.

The Thunderbird cosplay looks incredible. Though we don’t have any idea how long it took to make, there was obviously a lot of time put into the costume.

The level of detail in the cosplay is impressive and even crazier, the entire shoot was done using just an iPhone.


As previously mentioned, Pharah is far from the only Overwatch hero that Shel has taken on, but she definitely seems to be one of her favorite characters to play.

We don’t know who Shel will cosplay as next from Overwatch, but it will probably be just as impressive as Thunderbird Pharah.

We may only be a few months into 2019, but the cosplays only seem to be getting better from here on out.


Sword Art Online cosplayer snipes enemies as real life Sinon

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:33

by Brent Koepp


A Sword Art Online cosplayer went viral on Instagram after sharing her transformation into popular anime character Sinon. The artist’s stunning take brings the Phantom Bullet heroine to life.

Originally written in 2002 by novelist Reki Kawahara, Sword Art Online exploded in popularity a decade later with its animated adaptation in 2012. Viewers around the world have fallen in love with its creative take on massively multiplayer online role playing games.

Prolific cosplayer Sarah ‘hendoart‘ Hendo made waves on social media when she shared her costume based on the anime’s second season arc, the Phantom Bullet. The talented artist brought the beloved blue-haired sniper Sinon to life with an insanely accurate take.

Screenshot of Sword Art Online character Sinon.
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The blue-haired sniper stars in Sword Art Online II.

Sword Art Online cosplayer becomes real life Sinon

While the series starts off with protagonist Kazuto Kirigaya getting stuck in the virtual world of Aincrad, the show’s later seasons take place in a different online video game. In season two, Kirito meets a fierce sniper with a deadly aim named Sinon.

Bringing the heroine to life, cosplayer Hendoart shared her mind-blowing transformation into the character on Instagram. Photographer ‘nerdypictures‘ captured the artist posing in her signature outfit. The costume is full of meticulous detail, and includes a cut out black and white bodysuit which runs under her green jacket and leggings.

Sarah recreated a scene from the anime, and mirrored Sinon’s battle stance by holding her iconic sniper rifle behind her head. The life-size prop weapon was created by ‘airsoftevike‘ and is so accurate that it looks as if it could have come straight out of the screen.


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In another shot posted to social media, Hendo gave viewers a closer look at how faithful her Sword Art Online cosplay actually is. Not only did she mirror the heroine’s giant blue and silver belt buckle, she also created Sinon’s white scarf which she uses to wrap around her face to protect herself from the elements.


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While Sword Art Online’s anime has been a massive hit, its Light Novel adaptation is one of the most popular series in Japan. The franchise is so beloved, it’s been made into various games on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well.

Those interested in checking out the MMO-based show can catch all episodes on streaming services Funimation and Crunchyroll. Netflix also currently has seasons one through three available right now.