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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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Overwatch cosplayer sprints into battle as Soldier 76 with female twist

Published: 24/Nov/2020 23:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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Cosplayers are no strangers to creating unique outfits based on Overwatch heroes and Hendoart proved to be no different with her stunning female take on Soldier 76.

Soldier 76 is one of the original classic Overwatch heroes, having been around since the game’s launch. With his iconic red, white, and blue jacket, mask, plus heavy pulse rifle, Jack Morrison can easily stand out in a crowd.

That all said, cosplayer and streamer Sarah ‘Hendoart’ Hendo decided to tackle the DPS hero from her own perspective, in what she called a “mini gender bend.”

As you can see from the photos, Hendo absolutely nailed the look of Soldier 76 getting the jacket, gloves, gun, and even biotic field down pat.

 

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Meanwhile, she also added some of her own flair. Thanks to her feminine figure, the outfit manages to take on a life of its own, especially with her flowing brown hair behind 76’s mask.

However, the best part comes in the form of a little video she created with a fellow Mercy cosplayer. In the clip, the battle-scarred Hendo begs for healing and even “spams” for it – a bit of a meme in the Overwatch community.

“Just a battle-damaged Soldier and a Mercy who dgaf about me,” she captioned the video.

 

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Eventually, the Mercy begins to nurse Hendo back to health and starts wrapping her arm in a bandage, and evaluates the rest of the hero’s injuries.

Hendo’s cosplays aren’t limited to just Overwatch either. She has cosplayed as many different DC and Marvel superheroes including Spider-Man, Harley Quinn, Joker, Mary Jane, and Venom just to name a few.

 

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Soldier 76 isn’t the only Overwatch cosplay she’s done either. In the past, she has done many different takes on the tank hero D.Va including her School Girl and Tangerine themed skins.

With Overwatch 2 on the way and multiple more heroes coming with the sequel, this likely isn’t the last we’ve seen from Hendoart and quite frankly, we can’t wait to see what else she has in store.