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Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer channels the earth as Toph Beifong

Published: 18/Apr/2020 20:32

by Brent Koepp

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A talented Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer shared her insanely accurate Toph Beifong costume. The feisty Nickelodeon heroine was brought to life by the artist’s faithful depiction of the Earthbender. 

The Last Airbender originally aired on Nickelodeon in 2005 and ran for three seasons. The animation was groundbreaking for the kids network and became a cultural phenomena.

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A cosplay artist brought one of the show’s most popular characters, Toph Beifong, to life. Her incredibly detailed take on the Avatar master will make you think Earthbending is real.

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The blind Earthbender is one of the most powerful characters in 2005 animation.

Avatar cosplayer Earthbends as Toph

The story follows a monk named Aang who, as the Avatar, is tasked with learning the four elements of Earth, Air, Water, and Fire. On his quest, he meets Toph who becomes his Earthbending teacher.

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Cosplayer Amy ‘sorel_amy’ transformed into Beifong with her true-to-life-costume. The artist posed in the character’s Earth kingdom attire, and was captured by photographer ‘poor_juli‘ bending rocks.

Amy absolutely nailed her depiction of Toph’s look, creating her short black hair which is tied up with a yellow and green hairband. The picture’s gorgeous rock mountain backdrop ties it all together, and it could easily be a scene from the show.

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The artist posted more photos of her take on the Avatar character on social media. In another shot taken by ‘dashaocean,’ she hilariously recreated a scene directly from the animation where Toph proudly holds up her wanted poster.

In Book 3 of the series, Aang his group have to go undercover in enemy territory and are wanted by authorities. The cosplayer created the heroine’s Fire Nation look with her red outfit, and gold hair piece.

The Russian-based artist even had a costume made for Toph’s second season design, when the protagonist first meets her as the daughter of the Beifong estate. She perfectly captures the blind character’s flowing white and green trimmed dress, while wearing her signature flower headband.

The Last Airbender recently had its 15th anniversary in February. To celebrate, Nickelodeon re-released the entire show on Blu-Ray in a collector’s edition box set.

Fans of the series have a lot to be excited for, as Netflix is bringing back the beloved animation as a live action drama. For everything we know so far about it, check out our guide here.

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My Hero Academia cosplayer creates shockwaves as Nejire Hado

Published: 20/Oct/2020 12:40

by Matt Porter

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A talented My Hero Academia cosplayer has shown off her incredible take on one of U.A. High School’s ‘Big 3’, the powerful and popular Nejire Hado. 

My Hero Academia follows the story of Izuku Midoriya, a young man born without superpowers who dreams of becoming a pro hero. A chance encounter with his idol All Might leads to Deku being gifted the legendary quirk known as One For All, and with his newfound abilities enrolls at U.A. High to learn how to harness them under the tutelage of the Symbol of Peace himself.

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Throughout his years at the school, Midoriya meets lots of characters who become part of his legacy there, including a run-in with third-year students Mirio Togata, Tamaki Amajiki, and Nejire Hado. These three stand alone as the most powerful students at U.A. High, and earned the nickname ‘The Big 3″ thanks to their abilities and performances.

While Amajiki is shy and introverted, Togata is the exact opposite, full of optimism and inspiration. Somewhere in-between their two extreme personalities sits the kind, thoughtful, and popular Nejire Hado, who quickly became a fan-favorite after her introduction as part of Class 1-A’s Hero Work Students.

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Nejire is part of U.A’s ‘Big 3’, the most powerful students at the entire school.

While Nejire can sometimes be viewed as a bit of an “airhead” due to her almost constant sunny disposition, she is clever, quick-witted, and incredibly powerful, with her Wave Motion quirk giving her the ability to convert her own vitality into energy, and use it to create powerful spiral shockwaves that send enemies flying. Using this powerful ability does drain the hero though as it uses her own stamina, often leaving Hado with great exhaustion.

While she can often be seen in her U.A. High School uniform, cosplayer ‘elaine.rose.cosplay‘ has shown off her take on the character in her hero outfit, complete with the blue bodysuit that Nejire wears into combat, with pale mint green markings and turquoise framing.

Nejire’s blue hair falls down her back, complete with the bangs that sit on either side of her face, while her two spiraling horns of hair stick up high on her head, making this one of the most accurate Hado cosplays we’ve seen.

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Since releasing as an anime back in 2016, My Hero Academia has become a smash hit across the globe, with fans who prefer the English dub getting to watch it at the same time as their Japanese-favoring counterparts for Season 4.

The fourth season of the show has now completed, leaving fans anxious for more. Unfortunately, there’s currently no word on when we’ll see the fifth season, with only the confirmation that it will take place for viewers to hold onto for the foreseeable future.