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Cosplay of the Day: Melissa aka Meltdown87 as Halo’s Cortana

In honor of Halo: The Master Chief Collection coming out tomorrow, we have a Halo themed cosplay of the day.

Since Halo: Combat Evolved made its debut on November 15, 2001, it has spawned 5 sequels and a successful spinoff.

It’s not often a video game can establish itself as a science fiction icon, but the Halo franchise has done so.

With it’s seminal characters and world building, and its rich lore, Halo is a favorite amongst science fiction fans and gamers alike.

One of the most loved characters in the franchise is the AI, Cortana.

Cortana is the Master Chief’s greatest love, friend, and enemy in one.

Today, she is brought to life by cosplayer Melissa, aka Meltdown87.

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Iโ€™m really proud of this super cool picture of my Cortana cosplay. Awesome lighting and it really captures the character beautifully ๐Ÿ’™ โ € Do you guys share my excitement or is it just me ๐Ÿ˜‚?!โ € .โ € Photographer: @cospixcreation .โ € #dutchcomiccon #dcc #gamergirl #comiccon #cortana #cortanablue #cortanacosplay #cortanahalo #halo #halocosplay #halocostume #halocosplayers #halocosplayer #halocosplaybuild #cosplay #cosplayer #dutchcosplay #dutchcosplayer #cosplaymodel #costume #cosplaygirl #cosplayphoto #dutchcosplaymodel #cosplayersofinstagram #cosplaying #dutchcosplaygirl #hdcc #heroesdutchcomiccon #heroesdutchcomiccon2019 . [1]

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She manages to capture Cortana’s trademark “glow” perfectly.

From the different shades of translucent blue, to Cortana’s trademark blue hair, this cosplay has it all.

The makeup really pops as well, the blue lipstick being a nice touch.

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I did the first face paint test for my Cortana cosplay. I used Mehron Paradise Makeup pastel light blue for the base from @schminkengrime.nl. Itโ€™s water activated and highly pigmented. It took a while to get the hang of it but Iโ€™m sure Iโ€™ll get it right next time. Used blue eyeshadow and white highlighter to contour my face. Lastly added eyeshadow, dark blue face paint for my eyebrows and a blue liquid lipstick. What do you guys think of this first test. Any thoughts on how to make it even better? ๐Ÿ’™ . #cortana #cosplaywip #cortanablue #cortanacosplay #cortanahalo #halo #halocosplay #halocostume #halocosplayers #halocosplayer #halocosplaybuild #cosplay #cosplayer #dutchcosplay #dutchcosplayer #cosplaymodel #costume #cosplaygirl #cosplayphoto #dutchcosplaymodel #cosplayersofinstagram #cosplaying #dutchcosplaygirl #dcc #dutchcomiccon #hdcc #heroesdutchcomiccon #heroesdutchcomiccon2019 [3]

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Melissa also has that uncanny natural face structure that makes her a dead ringer for modern Cortana, specifically the Halo 4 and 5 versions.

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Had a great time @dutchcomiccon today. It was my first time and I went alone but it was a lot of fun. Everyone is so nice, I really loved all the cosplay costumes ๐Ÿ˜ see you all in 2020! . #dutchcomiccon #dcc #dutchcomiccon2019 #comiccon #cortana #cortanablue #cortanacosplay #cortanahalo #halo #halocosplay #halocostume #halocosplayers #halocosplayer #halocosplaybuild #cosplay #cosplayer #dutchcosplay #dutchcosplayer #cosplaymodel #costume #cosplaygirl #cosplayphoto #dutchcosplaymodel #cosplayersofinstagram #cosplaying #dutchcosplaygirl #hdcc #heroesdutchcomiccon #heroesdutchcomiccon2019 . [4]

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Cosplays that are a labor of love always turn out great, and the attention to detail makes this special.

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I made some alterations to my Cortana catsuit. Unfortunately it involved some stitching on the abdominal area but hey, at least my boob print is actually on my boobs now in stead of almost in my neck ๐Ÿ˜‚โ € I also created a pocket with velcro on my lower back to carry my iPhone (canโ€™t live without it) and made some holes on the top of my fingers so I can use the touchscreen on my phone. So you bet Iโ€™m gonna add some new friends on Instagram during Dutch Comic Con! Whoโ€™s going on saturday? .โ € #wip #cosplaywip #sewing #cortana #cortanablue #cortanacosplay #cortanahalo #halo #halocosplay #halocostume #halocosplayers #halocosplayer #halocosplaybuild #cosplay #cosplayer #dutchcosplay #dutchcosplayer #cosplaymodel #costume #cosplaygirl #cosplayphoto #dutchcosplaymodel #cosplayersofinstagram #cosplaying #dutchcosplaygirl #dcc #dutchcomiccon #hdcc #heroesdutchcomiccon #heroesdutchcomiccon2019 . [5]

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Kudos to Melissa for the reverance to the source material and character.

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Itโ€™s been exactly a week since #dutchcomiccon2019 and slowly some pictures are coming in. I created this Photoshop edit myself, thought Iโ€™d bring in Master Chief to complete the picture. What do you guys think? Yaay or nah? . Original photo: @rene.mourik ๐Ÿ™ . #dutchcomicconwinteredition #dcc #dutchcomiccon #comiccon #cortana #cortanablue #cortanacosplay #cortanahalo #halo #halocosplay #masterchief #masterchiefcosplay #bluewig #halocostume #halocosplayers #halocosplayer #cosplay #cosplayer #dutchcosplay #dutchcosplayer #cosplaymodel #costume #cosplaygirl #cosplayphoto #dutchcosplaymodel #cosplayersofinstagram #dutchcosplaygirl #heroesdutchcomiccon . [6]

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Melissa currently has 1600 followers on Instagram, but that’s likely to change given the quality of her cosplay.

The Halo fans here at Bounding Into Comics definitely approve.

Be sure to drop Melissa a follow here: https://www.instagram.com/meltdown87/ [7]