Overwatch Pharah Cosplay Is Fully Operational

Cosplay by Germia | Photo by EuroCosplay
Cosplay by Germia | Photo by EuroCosplay

Czech cosplayer Germia describes her cosplay of Overwatch rocket queen Pharah as “the most challenging costume I’ve ever done.” It’s not hard to see why.

Over the course of many months, Germia crafted a costume of Pharah’s Anubis skin that’s fully operational. Well, minus real rockets (I hope).


Among other neat tricks, the propulsion wings are powered by an old drill:

She documented the building process on Facebook, where she explained that she made it all herself, pretty much from scratch. “I made everything myself, from start to the end (sewing, crafting, electronics, programming, wiring, patterning, designing the drill propeller and shooting rockets, painting, music mixing, props etc),” she wrote.


It all culminated in a cool performance at EuroCosplay, which she won:


A few months ago, a cosplayer named Kiilys put together a cosplay of Pharah’s default skin with moving wings. Perhaps one day, cosplayers will unlock every Pharah skin, and then the longing in my— I mean, their heart will be satisfied.

Kotaku senior reporter. Beats: Twitch, streaming, PC gaming. Writing a book about streamers tentatively titled "STREAMERS" to be published by Atria/Simon & Schuster in the future.

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