Best Dad Ever Builds Functioning D.Va Mech for Cosplaying Daughter

By Chloe Spencer on at

In other news about awesome things that the Overwatch fandom creates, mechanical cosplayer Mike Carambat, who goes by retroresource on Reddit, has built a walking D.Va mecha.

On Carambat’s Instagram, you can check out videos of the process. The four thrusters on the robot blow smoke and strobe, and the arms move up and down via the controllers. The torso serves as the steering mechanism, while an old electric wheelchair forms the base. The guns rotate, and the lights change colour when the guns are fired. The mech also features a sound system with D.Va voiceovers, a rear hatch to help the pilot get out, and even a fan to keep the pilot cool.

According to his Instagram, Carambat had wanted to build the mech for a long time, but started on the design back in January. He estimates the mech cost under $1000 (around £770) to make. His daughter Amanda will use this mech for her cosplay as D.Va.

Carambat will be taking his masterpiece to the MechaCon in New Orleans, Louisiana this weekend. He'll also be at Dragoncon in Atlanta this September.