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Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer brings the heat as real life Zuko

Published: 4/Jul/2020 21:24 Updated: 5/Jul/2020 4:17

by Brent Koepp

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An Avatar cosplayer shared their epic true-to-life take on The Last Airbender’s Zuko. The artist’s incredible transformation into the banished Fire Nation prince is one of the best things you will ever see.

The Last Airbender originally aired on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. The groundbreaking animation introduced the world to the lovable monk named Aang, who as the Avatar can control the elements of Water, Earth, Air, and Fire.

Throughout the series, the protagonist is hunted down by the troubled Prince Zuko, and a cosplayer has transformed into the popular character. His accurate portrayal brings the Fire Nation royalty to life like never before.

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Nickelodeon
The Fire Nation prince is one of the most popular characters in the 20005 animation.

Avatar cosplayer becomes Zuko

While Avatar has a diverse cast of characters, fans can’t seem to get enough of Prince Zuko. The banished royalty has one of the most complicated arcs in the series, as he struggles to understand who he wants to be while on his quest to regain his honor.

Cosplayer ‘jaximusgt‘ shared their mind blowing transformation into the firebender on Instagram, and stunned with the faithful depiction. In the story, the prince receives a horrific burn scar over his left eye from his father, which the artist recreated perfectly.

Zuko’s signature mark on his face is hard to replicate, yet the cosplayer pulled it off with ease. Jax went for the character’s third season look, mirroring his messy short black hair with sideswept bangs.

The artist is a master at making props with foam, and meticulously created Zuko’s Fire Nation armor with amazing accuracy. In another shot, they shows off the detail of the pauldrons which curve upwards into a pointy tip. The collar is even patterned with embroidery.

The gold and black armor is tied together with the firebender’s royal family crest symbol that sits at the top of his chest. Jax is easily one of the best portrayals we’ve seen of the popular Avatar character, capturing his look to perfection.

Despite ending over 15 years ago, The Last Airbender has found a renewed explosion in popularity recently after Netflix added it to its platform in June. Old fans and new have been able to rediscover the incredible journey of Aang in high definition.

The streaming giant also announced that they have plans to bring the animation to life in the form of a live action show. It is helmed by Avatar creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. For everything we know about the project, check out our guide here.

Cosplay

World of Warcraft cosplayer rules over Bastion as amazing Kyrestia

Published: 15/Jan/2021 13:01

by Lauren Bergin

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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
Blizzard Entertainment
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!