Behind the Design: The Making of a Ginormous Overwatch Cosplay Costume

Fitting a 3D printed cosplay outfit

You may think creating cosplay (the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game) costumes involves locking yourself up in a garage and making do with whatever spare hardware supplies are lying around—and you wouldn’t be far from correct!

A lot of good cosplayers do precisely this; but with a little inspiration and a lot of dedication, they can go above and beyond to bring their favorite characters to life.

Toronto-based Henchmen Studios is a creative studio whose sole focus is on insane prop and costume making. They’re responsible for bringing many video game costumes to life – from the Hunter in Destiny 2, to Jack Cooper from Titanfall 2. But what they’re most known for are their Overwatch cosplays.

 3D printing cosplay components on an Ultimaker
3D printing cosplay components on an Ultimaker

Employed by Blizzard Entertainment, Henchmen Studios is given character details for new Overwatch heroes long before they are announced. This enables the studio to create some kickass cosplays tshat coincide with product launches.

Previously, the studio has worked on heroes including Sombra, Doomfist, and Moira, but let’s take a look at the game’s newest hero: Brigitte.

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