Day-One Overwatch Cosplay At Blizzcon

Day-One Overwatch Cosplay At Blizzcon

Yesterday afternoon, during the Blizzcon 2014 opening ceremonies, Blizzard announced Overwatch, a character-driven competitive first-person shooter. At the show's costume contest few hours later, the first two Overwatch cosplayers appeared.

First up is Rachel Day as Widowmaker, the emotionless assassin of the Overwatch cast. Here's what the character looks like:

Day-One Overwatch Cosplay At Blizzcon

And here is Rachel's spot-on interpretation of the character:

Day-One Overwatch Cosplay At Blizzcon
Day-One Overwatch Cosplay At Blizzcon

If you're thinking the costume is too accurate to be a rushed fan creation, you're thinking correctly. Rachel Day is a technical artist with Blizzard as well as a cosplayer, so she had a bit of head start.

Preceding Rachel to the stage was Val as Overwatch's healer, Mercy. Here's the character:

Day-One Overwatch Cosplay At Blizzcon

And here's the costume:

Day-One Overwatch Cosplay At Blizzcon
Day-One Overwatch Cosplay At Blizzcon

While I could imagine those wings being re-purposed from an existing costume, the accuracy of the colours on the body suit beneath suggests another case of early warning.

With its striking cast of unique characters, expect dozens more characters from Overwatch to pop up by the time next year's show rolls around.


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    “We’ve heard our female employees,” he said. “And my daughter tools me out about it. She saw a World of Warcraft cinematic of the Dragon Aspects, and my daughter was like, ‘Why are they all in swimsuits?’ And I was like, ‘I don’t know. I don’t know anymore.’”

    I'd hardly call her interpretation "spot on". She didn't even get the primary colour right...

      Also not as cute as the CG version, tho I suppose that's a bit mean.

      Also, she looks like her body actually houses digestive organs. Clearly inaccurate.

      Purple is a secondary colour...

    well widowmaker is just a purple version of nova and kerrigan after all

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