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6 epic Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplays to celebrate 15th anniversary

Published: 22/Feb/2020 21:18 Updated: 23/Feb/2020 15:19

by Brent Koepp

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Avatar: The Last Airbender reached its 15th anniversary on February 21, and we’ve found six of the most mind bending cosplays to celebrate the groundbreaking animation. 

Avatar originally debuted on Nickelodeon in 2005 before airing its final episode three years later. The series went on to become a cultural phenomena as viewers connected with its story of a monk named Aang who can bend the elements of water, earth, air, and fire.

What at first seemed like just another kids show quickly proved to be a soaring epic with incredible characters and mature themes. To celebrate its 15th anniversary, we’ve found six of the most stunning cosplay that bring the animation to life.

Azula vs Katara

Azula is one of the most ruthless characters in the entire series. Relentlessly hunting down Avatar Aang and his friends, the Fire Nation princess shows no mercy with her ferocious bending skills.

Re-creating a fight sequence from the show, cosplayer ‘aigera_dunamis‘ collaborated with ‘madina_karassayeva’ and photographer ‘aerlis_photos’ to pull off this epic feat.

In another photo posted on her social media, Aigera proves she has the perfect outfit for the villain. Using special effects, she shoots lighting from out of her fingertips.

Toph

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One of the most beloved characters in the show is Toph Beifong AKA ‘Melon Lord.’ The rough around the edges earth bender is blind, but uses other senses to feel the ground beneath her.

Talented artist ‘aara.lee‘ has one of the best cosplays we’ve ever seen of the popular Avatar character. So much so, we even wrote an entire article on her outfit before.

Teaming up with photographer Felix Wong, Aara struck a pose by re-creating Toph’s signature bending stance. Her costume is so insanely accurate, it has us seeing double.

Avatar Aang

The show focuses on a child monk named Aang who is the Avatar – the only person who can bend all four elements. Despite being just a kid, the fate of everyone depends on him mastering his powers so that he can bring balance to the world.

Cosplay artist Micky ‘kuinsuta‘ shared her stunning take on the series’ protagonist. Working with photographer ‘apowsphotography,’ the airbender is brought to life as she poses as him meditating.

From his blue arrow tattoos that run down to his hands, to his yellow and orange air nomad attire, the artist nailed his signature look. The costume itself was created by ‘jjpyropi.’

Ty Lee

One of the most popular antagonists on the show is Azula’s friend Ty Lee. The acrobatic fighter is deadly the second she touches her enemies, as her chi blocking style leaves them paralyzed.

Artist ‘Raine Emery‘ shared her insanely detailed Avatar costume on Instagram, and looks exactly like the character in the show. Perfectly recreating her pink and red outfit, the cosplayer transforms into the flexible warrior.

Taking it to the next level, Raine teamed up with ‘ssnwwc‘ and ‘mapucosplay‘ to pull off a jaw dropping photoshoot at the Salt Flats in Utah. The cosplayer takes off sprinting in the same style as Ty Lee, truly bringing her to life.

Katara

The Last Airbender opens up with Sokka and Katara of the Southern Water tribe discovering the Avatar. The waterbending heroine is a pivotal character in the story, and even ends up becoming Aang’s teacher.

Prolific cosplay photographer Tarasenko Evgenia captured artist Jay Aberford posing as Katara, and used eye-popping special effects to make her bending a stunning reality.

Jay completely nails the characters look as well, by recreating her signature hair loops and Water-Tribe attire. The faithful depiction is full of intricate details, such as her choker necklace.

Zuko

Zuko has perhaps the most interesting arc in the series. Banished from the Fire Nation, he initially sets out to capture the Avatar so he can “restore his honor.” However, the complex character struggles with his inner demons.

Cosplayer Christina ‘nishi.artist‘ shared her faithful portrayal of the troubled prince on her social media. Recreating a scene from Book 2, the artist holds up a “Missing Appa” poster while burning with rage.

Christina accurately depicts the character’s iconic burn scar under his left eye, which he receives from Lord Ozai after speaking out against him.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends cosplayer takes Horizon outfit to new heights

Published: 5/Dec/2020 17:13

by Joe Craven

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An Apex Legends cosplayer has stunned fans of Respawn’s BR by bringing Horizon to life, ensuring the Season 7 legend has never looked so real. 

The Apex Legends community has an incredible connection with Respawn’s source material, regularly sharing artwork, videos and cosplays inspired by the world and characters.

Horizon cosplays are obviously still fairly new, given that the Scottish legend was only added with Season 7. The Gravitational Manipulator has brought new levels of verticality to the Olympus map, thanks to her Gravity Lift, Spacewalk and Black Hole abilities.

As far as aesthetics go, Horizon is known for her spacesuit theme. Her iconic ginger hair protrudes out the top of her suit. It’s an awesome look, simultaneously cool and terrifying to see coming towards you in-game.

Horizon driving a vehicle in Season 7 trailer
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Horizon’s abilities give incredible movement options.

One cosplayer, though, took on the challenge and, with some incredible skill, came out looking exactly like the legend herself.

Sosenka (@itlookslikekilled on Instagram) shared her Horizon look on December 4, stunning her followers and the Apex community alike. She has previously shared a Loba cosplay, but many agreed that her Horizon look was even more impressive.

The white suit is complete to perfection, with the goggles and arm bands even down to a tee. At the time of writing, it sits at just shy of 9,000 likes.

 

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The look was so good that it even drew the attention of Elle Newlands – the voice actress behind the Season 7 legend.

She said: “I stan, you stan, we all stan for the #Horizon Cosplay Queen!” 

Horizon, despite being fairly new to the game, has taken well to the Olympus map, currently sitting in our A-Tier in our legend rankings. Her pick rates are fairly high, and abilities incredibly useful. Cosplays as good as this only make us want to use her more.