Blizzard’s Overwatch team has published a new video celebrating the participants of the Cosplay Battle and showing fans a glimpse of what is happening behind the scenes.
More than a competition, the Overwatch Cosplay Battle is a celebration of creativity, craftsmanship, and teamwork. Over the course of three months, six teams of three cosplayers showcased their skills by creating truly amazing representations of some of your favorite Overwatch heroes.
In the Cosplay Battle, six teams of three cosplayers showcased their skills by creating one costume each over the course of three months.
The official jury made up of Blizzard artists and cosplay pros have selected Team France’s Magni Torbjorn the Grand Prize Winner, while Team Russia’s Classic D.Va scored the Community Favorite prize.
See the photos and videos of the finals cosplays:
- Team France, Magni Torbjörn – The French team gave us Torbjörn in the flesh with a custom body suit that mimics his shape, as well as his impressive beard. They also successfully replicated the intricate armor of his Magni skin.
- Team Russia, Classic D.Va – The Russian team pulled out all the stops with their Classic D.Va cosplay, including her monumental mech. The colossal creature can fit a whole person inside, with lighting effects and moving parts to boot.
- Team United Kingdom, Forest Spirit Orisa – The UK team stayed true to Orisa’s impressive size with their massive cosplay, worn by two people. Their Forest Spirit creation successfully combines natural and robotic elements, with animated effects.
- Team Italy, Blackwatch Genji – The Italian team flawlessly pulled together a combination of detailed organic and cyborg elements for Genji’s Blackwatch skin, including an intricate representation of his Dragonblade.
- Team Germany, Dragon Symmetra – The German team brought Symmetra’s glowing Dragon skin to life, with an intricate custom head piece as well as detailed color schemes and transitions.
- Team Spain, Baihu Genji – The Spanish team brought together an impressive variety of elements to craft the detailed armor of Genji’s Baihu skin, including hundreds of individually printed scales.