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This fan-made Overwatch skin concept somehow makes D.Va even cooler

Published: 23/Oct/2018 23:36 Updated: 23/Oct/2018 23:42

by Bill Cooney

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D.Va still hasn’t have gotten a Halloween skin, but this concept from artist and Overwatch fan Walther Sorg makes up for that somewhat, even though it’s not playable in game.

The skin concept, called “Lightforged D.Va,” reimagines D.Va as a being that resembles a Draenei from World of Warcraft.

Her Bunny Blaster and Mech have been reconstructed out of golden crystal and other gilded material that looks, like the name indicates, as though it was forged out of light.

Sorg has created Overwatch art before, but this awesome D.Va illustration really seems to stand out and seems like it could be available in-game tomorrow.

Overwatch has released crossover skins with other Blizzard games like World of Warcraft and StarCraft before, so there’s a possibility something similar for D.Va could be in the works.

Walther Sorghttps://twitter.com/NeburaART/status/1054556423819067393

Since D.Va is also a playable character in Heroes of the Storm, this concept would fit there too –  she already has several skins unique to HotS – but true D.Va fans would certainly want to see it in Overwatch.

Hopefully Sorg keeps making their awesome Overwatch-inspired art; the D.Va mains out there certainly appreciate it.

Cosplay

Overwatch cosplayer gets ready for Halloween as a perfect Mercy

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:39

by Nate Searl

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Halloween is almost upon us, and cosplayers everywhere are preparing for the holiday. This Overwatch Mercy cosplay goes above and beyond when bringing this angelic healer to life and deserves some extra recognition. 

When Overwatch came out back in 2016, there were only three healers, and Mercy was one of them. A lot has changed since then and there are a lot more Heroes, and the hero herself has seen quite a few changes. Despite this, she remains a fan favorite, especially for cosplayers.

There are plenty of awesome OW cosplays out there, but Hanxiaoyue really brings her to life with the help of @Anka_Ephemere on Twitter. The two collaborate for a fantastic rendition with excellent photography and visual effects.

Mercy cosplayer preps for Halloween

Despite the fact that Witch Mercy is Mercy’s Halloween skin, Hanxiaoyue went with the Winged Victory skin with some extra spooky effects, and she nailed it. Starting with her hair, she puts her blonde hair in a ponytail and parts her bangs. It is held back by a golden crown with wing-like ear guards, just like in the cosmetic. To cap it off, she includes the fern-like plants behind her ears.

For her attire, she dons a white tunic with gold embroidery held up with a brown rope. On her arms and legs, she wears bracelets. On her back, she has Mercy’s signature wings, modeled directly off of the skin. Then, there is of course the staff, which is perfect down to the last little leaf.

If the cosplay itself wasn’t impressive enough, the graphic design that goes along with it really gives it life. @Anka_Ephemere includes two shots with Mercy on a dark and fiery battlefield, and then another two with her at what appears to be Ilios Ruins.

The first two images are fitting for the hero, as she is a beacon of hope and light on the battlefield. The Winged Victory skin also based on the Goddess Nike and works well with the other images on Ilios, which is an Overwatch map based on Santorini in Greece.

This is one of the most impressive Mercy cosplays out there, and Hanxiaoyue really brings the character to life along with @Anka-Ephemere’s photography and graphic design.