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Cosplay Wednesday – Advance Wars’ Orange Star MD Tank

Originally making their appearance on the Game Boy Advance, WayForward’s Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp will soon hit the Nintendo Switch. As players get ready to hit the battlefield, Gamers Heroes takes a look at a cosplay fans will no doubt be familiar with.

D-slim hits the front lines with his unique cosplay of Advance Wars’ Orange Star MD Tank. Red construction paper was used to make the front turret, with the whole tank layered with colored cardboard. As for the headlights, two empty rolls of masking tape were used.

These pictures in particular were featured in Nintendo Gamer Magazine in March of 2012. While the outfit also made an appearance at Anime Expo, it took a beating. No need to worry though – he used some red tape to patch things right back up.

Advance Wars Orange Star MD Tank Cosplay

Shot with a Nikon D700, credit goes to Ben Hipple for the photos.

You can find d-slim on DeviantArt here.

Do you enjoy a bit of gaming cosplay? Or maybe you’re passionate enough to do it full time. Drop me a line at casey@gamersheroes.com and we’ll feature some of your cosplay.

Casey Scheld

Casey Scheld has more than 15 years of experience in the gaming industry as a community manager, social media director, event specialist, and (of course) gaming editor. He has previously worked with gaming start-ups like Raptr, publishers like Konami, and roller derby girls at PAX West (check out Jam City Rollergirls)! Gamers Heroes is a passion project for him, giving him a chance to tap into the underground side of gaming. He is all too eager to give these lesser-known heroes of the indie space the attention they so rightly deserve, seeking out the next gem and sharing it with the world. Previously making appearances at events like CES, GDC, and (the late) E3, he is all too happy to seek out the next big thing. For those that want to talk shop, send over a tip, or get an easy win in a fighting game of their choosing, be sure to check out his social media channels below.

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