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Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer bends blue flames as Princess Azula

Published: 22/May/2020 20:48 Updated: 22/May/2020 20:50

by Brent Koepp

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Avatar: The Last Airbender’s Azula was brought to life by a cosplayer’s mind-bending costume. The talented artist’s insanely accurate portrayal will have you feeling the heat, and is the perfect way to celebrate the show’s 15th anniversary.

The Last Airbender made its groundbreaking debut on Nickelodeon in 2006. The animation’s surprisingly mature themes, and epic fantasy world characters that can bend the elements of Water, Earth, Air, and Fire became a smash hit.

An extremely talented cosplayer transformed herself into the series’ most notoriously wicked villain, Azula. The artist’s faithful depiction of the Fire Nation royalty captures the ruthless Princess in all her fiery glory.

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The Fire Nation princess is one of the most popular character’s in Avatar.

Cosplayer wields fire as Azula

Throughout the show, Azula relentlessly hunts down Avatar Aang, and becomes a terrifying threat with her incredible Firebending. She is so powerful, she can wield lighting to throw at her enemies.

Cosplayer ‘Cassandra Ariel‘ shared her true-to-life take on the Princess, and showed off her insanely detailed costume. From her royal crest hair piece, to her dragon patterned armor, the outfit could be mistaken for official props.

In a shot taken by photographer ‘joshsolomon,’ the talented artist struck a sinister gaze as Azula ascending the Fire Nation throne. She absolutely nails the character’s bun hairstyle which is held together by her crown.

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You mean you haven't guessed? You don't see the… family resemblance? Here's a hint ? Azula is FINALLY done, just in time for Avatar to hit Netflix in the US!! Im so pumped for this, not only because I get to binge watch it again, but also because it’s so accessible to so many people now to fall in love with and enjoy it! Pc: @joshsolomon ? . . . #avatarthelastairbender #avatar #azula #azulacosplay #avatarcosplay #firenation #cosplayarmor #nickelodeon #netflix #avatarthelastairbendercosplay #avatarthelastairbenderedit #cosplaycomparison #sidebysidecosplay #cosplayvscharacter #cosplayphotography #cosplayphoto #cosplayphotographer #cosplaywip #cosplaygirls #cosplayersofinstagram #badasscosplay #nickelodeonuniverse #geekgirl #liveaction #cosplayer #fiercewomen #cosplaymemes @badasscosplay @cosplaybuzz @cosplay_connection @cosplay.alliance.magazine @cosplay_only @cosplayzine @cosplaysky @cosplayersworldwide @cosplay.and.comics @cosplayrealmmagazine @cosplayfame @cosplayamerica @cosplaypros @cosplay_all_world @cosplayculturemag @cosplayway @cosplay.kingdom @cosplay_legion @cosplaywow @cosplay.armor.world @cosplayfire @netflix @nickanimation @avatarthelastairbender

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In another shot, Cassandra uses special effects to bring the villain’s scorching flames to life. In the animation, the character’s Firebending is so strong that she is the only one with fire that burns blue.

The artist shared another picture on Instagram, giving viewers a full view of her work as she perfectly depicts Azula’s Firebending stance. The sheer depth of her costume is incredible, as it’s individually layered and detailed. It’s easily one of the best we’ve ever seen of the Avatar character.

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Full body shot of my Azula armor. It took me almost 5 months to make this. Regardless of how little or how much engagement Instagram allows, nothing will tarnish the pride I have for what I’ve made ?? ? . . . Pc: @joshsolomon Crown 3-D printed by @nicktwizzlers ? . . . . #avatarthelastairbender #avatar #azula #azulacosplay #avatarcosplay #firenation #cosplayarmor #nickelodeon #netflix #avatarthelastairbendercosplay #avatarthelastairbenderedit #cosplaycomparison #sidebysidecosplay #cosplayvscharacter #cosplayphotography #cosplayphoto #cosplayphotographer #cosplaywip #cosplaygirls #cosplayersofinstagram #badasscosplay #nickelodeonuniverse #geekgirl #liveaction #cosplayer #fiercewomen #cosplaymemes #atla #atlacosplay @badasscosplay @cosplaybuzz @cosplay_connection @cosplay.alliance.magazine @cosplay_only @cosplayzine @cosplaysky @cosplayersworldwide @cosplay.and.comics @cosplayrealmmagazine @cosplayfame @cosplayamerica @cosplaypros @cosplay_all_world @cosplayculturemag @cosplayway @cosplay.kingdom @cosplay_legion @cosplaywow @cosplay.armor.world @cosplayfire @netflix @nickanimation @avatarthelastairbender #tiktokers @greydelisle

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The Last Airbender celebrated its 15th anniversary earlier in 2020, as the last episode of the show aired on Nickelodeon in 2008. If you’ve never seen the epica animation, you can watch the whole series on Netflix right now.

Fans have a lot to be excited for, as the streaming platform has also announced they are remaking the show as a live-action drama. For information about the upcoming project, check out our ‘Everything you need to know’ guide here.

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My Hero Academia cosplayer goes viral as fiery real life Katsuki Bakugou

Published: 4/Dec/2020 18:55

by Brent Koepp

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A My Hero Academia cosplayer made waves on Instagram after creating the perfect depiction of hot-headed character Katsuki Bakugou. The artist’s explosive take on the protagonist will have fans feeling the heat.

Few animes transcend the level of popularity that My Hero Academia has. Its story about a high school that trains teenagers with superpowers called quirks has become an absolute worldwide phenomenon.

A cosplayer celebrated the franchise by sharing their true-to-life take on popular character Katsuki Bakugou. The artist looks so much like him, it’s almost as if the fiery student has burned his way out of the screen.

Screenshot of Bakugou in My Hero Academia anime season 1.
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The short-tempered student is beloved by fans.

My Hero Academia cosplayer’s perfect Bakugou

While most of the anime centers on main protagonist Izuku Midoriya, the series quickly introduces a diverse cast once the character enrolls at U.A High. One of those is his childhood friend and rival Bakugou. 

Cosplayer Soph ‘sophieriiis’ went viral on Instagram after sharing their mind-blowing transformation into the hot-headed Katsuki. The artist brought the student’s explosive quirk to life with the help of photographer ‘jacob.cr2‘, who captured them posing with flames shooting from their hands.

In the series, Bakugou is able to store up sweat into his grenade shaped wrist guards, which Sophie has faithfully portrayed with life-size props. The artist also perfectly mirrored the hero’s large metal knee pads and neck brace which he uses to protect himself from explosions.

 

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In another stunning shot posted to their social media, the cosplayer re-created an iconic scene from season one of the anime. With both fists extended out, the artist captured the character’s rage which has become his trademark throughout the popular series.

 

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My Hero Academia originally made its debut as a manga back in 2014, however its anime adaptation a fews years later by Studio Bones made it a cultural worldwide phenomena.

The series’ animated fourth arc wrapped up in April, with rumors of season five returning sometime in 2021. Those wanting to catch up in time can watch all episodes on Crunchyroll and Funimation.