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Overwatch's Sombra brought to life in impressively realistic cosplay

Published: 22/Jun/2019 19:06

by Meg Bethany Koepp


A talented Overwatch fan has brought Sombra to life with their incredibly realistic cosplay, making it look like she’s stepped straight out of the game itself.

Sombra was added to Overwatch as its 23rd hero, and quickly became one of the game’s most-loved characters. She is a staple for teams who need to take down an enemy Bastion or Pharah, with her Translocator ability making her a difficult target to pin down.


One talented fan took their love for the Mexican hero to the next level, and created a cosplay so realistic that it looks like she’s managed to hack herself out of the game and into real life.

Blizzard EntertainmentSombra’s hacking abilities make her a fan favorite.

“Everything can be hacked… and everyone”

Photographer NitelpaZ Photoarts posted their photo set onto the Russian social media app ‘VK’, where they showed off cosplayer Leyla ‘Lil Jude’ Farkhrtdinova’s amazing skills. 


The photographer even edited the photos to make it look like the cosplayer is really in the game, adding a whole new element of realism.

NitelpaZ Photoarts / Leyla FakhrtdinovaLil Jude’s cosplay is so realistic.

The outfit itself is of Sombra’s Talon skin, and features the organisation’s signature red T logo on the breastplate, as well as the spikes on the shoulder pads.

Her gun even features the knife-blade from the game, for an extra authentic touch. What we love most is the wig, which is styled perfectly to match Sombra’s hair.


The hacking hero is canonically Talon’s hacker agent, and works against the Overwatch team. Her Talon skin brings out the character’s dark side, and Lil Jude really captures that spirit with her rendition.

NitelpaZ Photoarts / Leyla Fakhrtdinova“So many targets, so little time.”
NitelpaZ Photoarts / Leyla FakhrtdinovaThe photoshopped background makes the cosplay pop.

This is one of the best Sombra cosplays we’ve seen to date. It is simply crazy how realistic it looks, especially with the photoshopped backgrounds. Lil Jude did an amazing job.

When will we get a new Sombra skin?

The Anniversary 2019 event saw a new Oro skin for the hacker hero, but it was just a new gold and black recolor of her original skin. While it looks cool, it’s hard not to wish for something a little bit more intricate rather than just a redesign of an old outfit.


Non-BlizzCon attendees have been pining for her Demon Hunter skin ever since it was teased to be releasing outside of the event sometime in 2019, but are still yet to see it come to the game.

Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan confirmed the Summer Games Event is coming in August, so it is possible we could see a new proper Sombra skin then.


Last year’s event gave her two new skins, Mexicana and the Splatoon-esque Tulum, so maybe she’ll get a new one this year. We can hope.


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!