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Avatar The Last Airbender cosplayer becomes the perfect villain as Azula

Published: 14/Jun/2020 19:37

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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An Avatar cosplayer showed exactly why Princess Azula is not only the best villain in The Last Airbender, but also potentially of all time in a viral take that’s so fierce, it’ll have you feeling the heat.

First debuted by Nickelodeon in 2005, Avatar: The Last Airbender is often regarded as one of the best animations of all time. It follows the story of Aang, a 12-year old Air Nomad who is destined to become the Avatar. He gets trapped in ice for 100 years, and while he’s away, the Fire Nation wipes out his kind and takes over the kingdom, leaving him as the sole remaining airbender.

After being awoken by Southern Water Tribe members Katara and Sokka, they set off on a journey so he can learn all four elements of Air, Water, Earth, and Fire in hopes of defeating Phoenix King Ozai and restoring peace to the land. Azula, a powerful firebender is tasked to stop him, and a talented cosplayer has ripped her straight from the show and into real life.

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Azula is Prince Zuko’s sister, though they don’t share that sibling love.

Amazing Princess Azula cosplay

Skilled cosplayer ‘leiracosplays‘ debuted her fiery take on the fierce villain on Instagram, showing off just how much she looks like the character. In the show, the Crown Princess wears her hair up in a bun with strands of hair that frame the sides of her face – something Leira replicates with a perfectly styled wig.

She also recreated the royalty’s Fire Nation attire, adding in the high collar and golden trimmings, and finishing it off with the firebender’s signature belt around her waist.

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The cosplayer then takes it a step further and truly gets into character in a TikTok video where she lip syncs one of the most famous Azula scenes from the show where the antagonist completely destroys Long Feng from the Dai Li with a single piece of dialogue.

“Don’t flatter yourself,” Leira mouths as the firebender, looking truly terrifying but badass in the process. “You were never even a player.”

The Last Airbender has exploded in popularity again recently as Netflix added it to their lineup in May, giving both new and old fans the chance to experience it again.

The streaming service is also re-envisioning the series as a live-action drama, bringing the animation’s creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko on board. For everything we know about the remake, check out our guide here.

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Apex Legends cosplayer plunders loot on Olympus as gunslinger Loba

Published: 25/Nov/2020 6:47

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Loba is one of the sassiest characters in Apex Legends, and cosplayers love stepping into her knee-high boots, but one has really stunned her fans with a masterful piece.

Apex Legends players are drawn to their favorite legends for different reasons. Some like them for their aesthetic and personality, others like them for their skills and ultimates. However, it’s hard to name one more universally loved than Loba.

Loba has it all, from a unique look and an interesting backstory to a larger-than-life personality. She’s also incredibly useful on the battlefield. The fact she can teleport around makes her an absolute menace in gunfights.

However, her true value lies in being able to spot high-quality loot and teleport it to her squad. In that sense, she’s the ultimate team player, and it’s the reason why she is often in demand. 

Apex Legends Cosplay Loba
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Loba has one of the biggest personalities in Apex Legends.

Loba is a popular choice among Apex Legends cosplayers too. They love stepping into the boots of their favorite gunslinging bandit and embodying her attitude and elegance. Like most cosplays, they’re all incredible in their own way.

Sarenji, a popular German cosplayer with thousands of followers on Instagram, recently stole the hearts of her fans with a stunning Loba cosplay.

“I’ll take your life and your loot. I’m exceptionally good at both!” she said, in reference to a Loba quote.

 

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The first set of photos showcases her long braided pigtails with a red-tinge, as well as the make-up, long nails, earrings, gold necklace, and the white and grey chest piece with gold seams. 

The highlight, however, has to be Loba’s trademark silver staff with a wolf’s head on top. Apex Legends players well-versed in the lore will know that it was a gift she received from her father.

In the second set of photos, Sarenji gives her fans a better look at the piece from further back. It provides a more complete picture of the outfit and offers a glimpse at her leggings too.

“A gun is like a beautiful woman. Hold her tight or someone else will,“ she said, quoting Loba once again.

 

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Sarenji didn’t hesitate to give credit where credit was due. She thanked ezcosplay for create the outfit and senpai3d_for creating the staff.

Still, it doesn’t change the fact she wore it well and played an equally important part in bringing Loba to life.