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Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer channels the moon as Princess Yue

Published: 9/Jun/2020 0:49

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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An Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer brought Princess Yue from the Northern Water Tribe to life with an epic cosplay take. It’s so good, it’ll make you want to binge watch the show on Netflix ASAP.

The Last Airbender is consistently regarded as one of the best animations of all time, even 15 years after its release in 2005. It follows the story of Aang, an Air Nomad lined up to be the next Avatar, as he accidentally gets trapped in ice for 100 years and becomes the last of his kind left alive. While he was away, the Fire Nation took scorched the world, becoming a roaring terror over the people and causing destruction and chaos.

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After being awoken by Sokka and Katara, two members of the Southern Water Tribe, the 12-year-old goes on a quest to master the four elements of fire, air, earth, and water in hopes of taking down Fire Lord Ozai to restore order to the world. In Book One, the squad meet Yue, who is the princess of the Northern Water Tribe.

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Yue and Sokka have a budding romance.

Princess Yue comes to life

Talented cosplayer Leira from ‘leiracosplays‘ dressed up as the tribe royalty in a recreation which we can only describe as truly true-to-life. It’s so good, it really does look as though she’s jumped straight out of the TV screen.

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Yue’s most striking feature is her white hair that’s wrapped in a loop around the back of her head, and this is replicated effortlessly in the artist’s take with a perfectly styled wig. She even included the braids that frame both sides of the princess’ face, and the blue clips that hold them in place.

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I know I said I was gonna post my Katara and Korra pics, but I’m waiting on the wigs to arrive. Hopefully they’ll be here soon??So here’s one last post of my Princess Yue cosplay for a while?? I have a lot of cosplays I’m working on from this series, so expect more Avatar the Last Airbender posts from me ? #avatarthelastairbender #avatarcosplay #avatarthelastairbendercosplay #cosplay #tiktok #cosplayer #blackcosplayer #hispaniccosplayer #cosplayers #cosplayersofinstagram #cosplaying #cosplaygirl #sidebysidecosplay #cosplaymakeup #cosplaygirls #anime #comic #atla #atlacosplay #makeup #sokka #princessyue #princessyuecosplay #sokkacosplay #nickelodeon #moon #netflix #poccosplayer #poccosplay #zuko

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In a TikTok clip, Leira poses to the famous scene between Sokka and Prince Zuko in which the firebender hilariously says “that’s rough, buddy” in Book Three.

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We won’t spoil the context for whose who haven’t seen the show yet, but it’s a video that seasoned The Last Airbender fans will find extremely charming.

If this article has given you a serious urge to go and watch Avatar, then you’re in luck. Netflix has just added the animation to its lineup recently, meaning you can binge watch it to your heart’s content.

The online streaming service is also creating a live-action reimagining of the 2005 series. For everything we know about that, check out our guide here.

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Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer hits the beach as perfect Ty Lee

Published: 12/Oct/2020 21:07

by Brent Koepp

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An Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer faithfully recreated Ty Lee’s iconic Ember Islands beach look. The talented artist hit the sands as Azula’s bubbly acrobatic friend.

There are many memorable scenes from The Last Airbender, which originally made its debut on Nickelodeon in 2005. However ‘The Beach’ story in Season 3 has alway been a fan favorite.

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Celebrating it, a talented cosplayer re-created scenes from the iconic episode with her stunning take on Ty Lee. Her adorable costume is one of the best things you will see all week.

ty lee in avatarThe Fire Nation heroine took to the beach in the popular Season 3 episode.

Avatar cosplayer becomes real life Ty Lee at the beach

In Book 3, Fire Nation’s Prince Zuko and Princess Azula take a vacation on the Ember Islands. However the royal siblings are quickly shown up when their friend Ty Lee is getting all of the attention.

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Cosplayer ‘daniella.claire.cosplay’ depicted the hilarious scene with her transformation into the acrobatic fighter. The artist nailed the character’s look, capturing her upbeat personality by holding her long braided hair in her hands.

Photographer ‘thegeekstrong’ took a shot of Daniella posing in front of the shore while wearing the character’s iconic white and red Fire Nation swimsuit. The outdoor backdrop truly brings the Ember Islands to life.

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In another post on Instagram, the cosplayer faithfully re-created the moment from the episode where Ty Lee asks a beachgoer to stand in front of the sun to create shade for her to rest in. 

This isn’t the first time the artist has dressed up as the Avatar heroine. In September, she collaborated with cosplayer ‘minakess’ who portrays Princess Azula. Daniella wore Ty Lee’s regular pink outfit while sitting next to the series’ villain.

Despite ending in 2008, the Last Airbender has seen a major revival in popularity after Netflix added it to its platform in April. The Nickelodeon animation celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2020.

Those interested in the franchise can watch every single episode on the streaming service right now. The series sequel, The Legend of Korra, is also available, and takes place 100 years after the story of Avatar Aang.