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Symmetra and Sombra voice actors stun Overwatch fans with their hero cosplays

Published: 7/Jul/2019 12:17 Updated: 7/Jul/2019 12:44

by Connor Bennett

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The voice actors for Overwatch heroes Symmetra and Sombra have amazed fans with their jaw-dropping cosplays for their own characters. 

As a hugely popular game with a wide variety of characters and creative fans, Overwatch is one the best for cosplays. 

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But, it’s not just fans or intrigued cosplayers that decide to dress up like their favorite heroes – with the voice actors for a number of characters deciding to bring their video game-self to life. Fans have already seen what Brigitte’s Matilda Smedius brought to the table, but now Symmetra and Sombra have joined the party too. 

Blizzard EntertainmentSombra is one of the most popular heroes in Overwatch.

Anjali Bhimani, who is the voice actor for Symmetra, and Carolina Ravassa, her Sombra counter-part, headed to Anime Expo in Los Angeles to show off their real-life adaptations of their own heroes – even though they had a bit of a changed look.

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Bhimani took inspiration from Symmetra’s Dragon Sym while Ravassa went with the Rime Sombra look. To make sure that fans knew how close they got to the actual in-game looks, the pair even posed with a side-by-side photo.

Twitter: SweeetanjThe Overwatch voice actors even gave fans a side-by-side look so they could compare.
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Furthermore, with a ton of hard work going into the costume they make they look as best as possible, the voice acting duo even shared some close-up shots of themselves – showcasing the incredible detail in their headgear.

Twitter: SweeetanjA close-up look of the Sombra and Symmetra cosplays.
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Fans were seriously impressed with both looks considering just how well the voice actors were able to bring their heroes to life. 

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“Absolutely love this,” commented one impressed fan. Another added: “That’s pretty damn cool!”

With the incredible Brigitte cosplay by her voice actor, they aren’t the first and likely won’t be the last Overwatch VA’s to dress up as their own heroes, but they’ve certainly set the standard high. 

Whether or not any of the other actors decide to step up to challenge remains to be seen, but Symmetra and Sombra will take some beating.

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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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