Avatar The Last Airbender cosplayer becomes the perfect villain as Azula - Dexerto

Avatar The Last Airbender cosplayer becomes the perfect villain as Azula

Published: 14/Jun/2020 19:37

by Meg Bethany Koepp


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.

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.


World of Warcraft cosplayer rules over Bastion as amazing Kyrestia

Published: 15/Jan/2021 13:01

by Lauren Bergin


World of Warcraft has inspired a whole collection of amazing cosplays, but one cosplayer truly brings WoW into reality with her amazing Kyrestia cosplay. 

When it comes to Blizzard’s World of Warcraft universe, there are limitless possibilities to create amazing cosplays. The huge array of iconic characters, coupled with the impressive customization for your own hero or villain, makes the title perfect for passionate fans.

We recently saw cosplayer Cinderys create an amazing Sylvanas cosplay just in time for the release of Shadowlands, which in turn managed to score her Blizzard’s seal of approval.

This time around the subject of this amazing cosplay is Sylvanas’ polar opposite, Kyrestia the Firstborne, the ruler of Bastion.

WoW Kyrestia
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Kyrestia has become one of The Ascended’s most iconic faces.

Cosplayer ascends as Kyrestia

2021 has brought with it a lot of insane cosplays, but this one is certainly one of the most memorable so far.

Artist PlexiCosplay (Plexi) has outdone herself with this beautiful transformation. Having painted herself aqua from head to toe, she can be seen adorned in Kyrestia’s iconic white and gold outfit whilst channeling the Ascended queen’s angelic nature.

What your eyes are immediately drawn to are the wings though. Mirroring the sky blue of her skin, their construction is perfect. Tipped with gold trims that tie in with her vestments and stunning recreation of the warrior’s crown, Plexi literally is Kyrestia.

Join the ranks of the Ascended! Kyrestia cosplay by PlexiCosplay from r/wow

WoW fans are stunned

Considering the wings are, according the Plexi, “15 feet long,” it’s safe to say that fans can’t miss this cosplay.

It’s the wings that have really gotten attention. One fan’s hilarious comment simply wrote: “the wind: I’m about to end this woman’s whole career,” to which Plexi responded “YOU NAILED IT.”

Another respondent was equally as humorous, writing “Kyrestia flight 77 you are cleared for takeoff, proceed to runway 4.”

All of these comments though praised this amazing cosplay, with one comment summing it up: “This blew my mind!!! I thought someone cropped the Archon out and pasted her onto some road!”

It’s safe to say that Plexi has truly embodied the fan favorite Ascended. She’s not only radiant, but emits a ‘don’t mess with me’ aura. We can’t wait to see her next WoW cosplay, as if she keeps going like she’ll be the queen of not just Bastion, but the WoW cosplay scene in no time!