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In the video game Overwatch, there are a multitude of characters including a girl named Ana. You can choose outfits for your characters and apparently this is an outfit is entitled "Snow Owl"

For C2E2 2018, I had met a fellow cosplayer through a mutual friend who was interested in learning how to build props for his Snow Owl Ana Overwatch costume. I was told that his skills were more in sewing and that he did not really have a lot of armor/ foam fabricating experience. At this time, I had a few costumes that needed more sewing (which is a task that is more frustrating than enjoyable for me). We decided to swap services so that I would build his armor and he would sew my cloth materials together. His work is illustrated in the jacket and boots of the Batman Who Laughs suit, the tunic, shorts, and booties of the Evil Robin suit, as well as the pants for the Skurge the Executioner suit. Thank you again, Mathew!

For this build, Matthew made all his clothing from scratch, so i don't have the blue prints for any of those things. However, I can show you how I built all the armor pieces, including the rifle. Shall we get started?


- Cardboard

-hot glue

-exacto knives

-cutting mat

-heat gun


-pvc pipe

- pvc adapters


-measuring tape

-belt sander

-EVA foal (Thick)

-Roll of EVA foam

-Craft Foam

-Grey Gym Shoes


-E6000 permanent craft glue

-Scratch Paper

- Sharpies



- Modge Podge


-soldering iron

-black clips

-metal rings

-aviator sunglass lenses

-comic book cardboard

- white/tan fabric

-teal colored plastic circles

- Metal buckles/ clasps

Step 1: Reference Photos

Before I ever start ANY costume, I look up a ton of reference photos from various sources and put it in a folder. The more pictures from different angles, the better.

Look up:

1. Actual photos of the character from its source (movies, comics, action figure, etc)

2. Cosplay pictures. You can see what has been done, what you like, what you don't like, how to improve on a design. You can also start getting an idea of different poses you think you'd like to do.

3. I start looking at art work. I usually look up things via google images, deviant art, tumblr, etc. This way, you can see different renditions of a character through a new perspective and once again, start thinking about what you like, don't like, etc.

4. Use your own imagination. Think about what you want, how to make it your own original design, what are some tricks you think you'd like to incorporate.. perhaps you want to try out a new technique with this build, etc


5. If you can draw, I sometimes will take all my reference sources and start drawing out my own design.

Kink Jarfold10 months ago
Nicely done. Very detailed. Great Instructable. --Kink--
SpicyPandaCreations (author)  Kink Jarfold3 months ago
thank you! lol, love the pic!
SpicyPandaCreations (author)  Kink Jarfold10 months ago
thanks for the support! always appreciate the feedback.