Cosplayer Constructs Stunning Shield For Overwatch's Brigitte

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Now that Overwatch players have stopped complaining about how overpowered the hero Brigitte is, perhaps we can all guiltlessly enjoy some fantastic Brigitte cosplay.

On Saturday, Melbourne, Australia-based cosplayer AltF4Cosplay posted her completed shield from Brigitte’s “Shieldmaiden” skin. Here’s what the shield looks like in-game:

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And here is AltF4Cosplay’s brilliant shield. It even lights up:

Reached over Facebook messenger, AltF4Cosplay told Kotaku that the shield’s body is made of Acrylic plastic and its hexagon pattern was laser-etched. “I then removed a small circle in the center, behind where the armor would be, for the lights and power pack. The lighting system is an Arduino (a mini computer) and a rechargeable mobile phone battery pack, programmed to have the lights turn in and off in a circular pattern,” she said.

Brigitte’s “Shielfmaiden” Shield
Gif: AltF4Cosplay’s Instagram
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“A simple leather strap and metal handle was drilled into shield under the armor pieces to be able to carry it,” she said. “It was the funnest build I’ve ever done!”

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