Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer chi-blocks as perfect Ty Lee - Dexerto

Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer chi-blocks as perfect Ty Lee

Published: 10/Nov/2020 18:57

by Brent Koepp


A talented Avatar cosplayer went viral on Instagram after sharing a stunning transformation into The Last Airbender character Ty Lee.

The Last Airbender first aired on Nickelodeon in 2005. Despite releasing over 15 years ago, the groundbreaking animation has seen a major revival in popularity in 2020 after Netflix added it to its service. 

Viewers around the world fell in love with its story about a monk that could control the elements of air, water, earth, and fire. Celebrating the hit series, a skilled cosplayer brought Fire Nation acrobat Ty Lee to life with a costume made by raineemery.

ty lee in avatar the last airbender
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The lovable acrobat makes her debut in Season 2 of The Last Airbender.

Avatar cosplayer goes viral as perfect Ty Lee

In Season 2 of the animation, viewers are introduced to Ty Lee. The talented acrobat is recruited by Princess Azula to join her squad. The character is so powerful, she can actually stop foes from element-bending with her precise blows.

Cosplayer Jess jessblazecosplay made waves on Instagram when she posed as the character wearing an epic costume made by prolific artist raineemery. Her October 28 post, which compares the insanely accurate portrayal to screenshots of Ty Lee from the show, has over 12k likes at the time of writing.

Jess absolutely nails the chi-blocker’s look by effortlessly mirroring her long braided hair which hangs over her left shoulder. The artist faithfully captures the character’s facial expressions in the incredible side-by-side shot comparison. 


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She also faithfully recreated her pink and red uniform. In the story, the Fire Nation heroine wore the attire while working for a traveling circus. Despite leaving it to fight alongside Azula, the character still wears it.

Avatar celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2020. To celebrate, Nickelodeon re-released the entire series in HD in a limited collector’s edition set. The network also teamed up with Netflix in April to bring the show to its platform.

Those interested in seeing what all the hype is about can catch all three seasons on the streaming service right now.  The Last Airbender’s sequel, The Legend of Korra, is also on there in its entirety. 


Demon Slayer cosplayer transforms into beautiful butterfly Shinobu Kocho

Published: 29/Nov/2020 13:10

by Andrew Amos


Shinobu Kocho might look innocent from afar, but if you’re a demon and you get too close, you’ll see the deadly side of the butterfly. She’s a popular Demon Slayer character to cosplay, but ‘aka_purin’ has truly put together one of the most beautiful designs yet.

Shinobu Kocho is a fan-favorite in Demon Slayer, and it’s easy to see why. Not only does the Demon Corps member possess incredible powers to heal friends and harm demons, but she is one of the most beautiful characters in the show.

Her personality is a difficult one to channel though. While she’s seemingly innocent on the outside, deep inside of her, there’s a rebellious rage to get revenge.

Demon Slayer Cosplay Shinobu Kocho
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Shinobu Kocho is a dazzling and powerful Demon Slayer.

It’s one thing to make a cosplay, put it on, and take a picture. It’s another thing to really channel what a character is all about, and that’s what sets ‘aka_purin’ apart from the other Shinobu cosplayers.

Sharing the intricate design on her Twitter, the Polish cosplayer spared no expense and left no stone unturned in her flawless design. Her hair and makeup is perfect, even getting the butterflies pinned.

She also created her special katana, which is based on an insect’s “stinger” more than a blade itself. The tattered, battle-worn hilt and blade is a wonderful addition to the cosplay that really ties it all together.

That’s the special thing about purin’s cosplay too. Every element just ties everything together. While even just one of these things would be pretty special in a cosplay, being able to jam it all in one photo is the most beautiful thing of all.


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The Shinobu design might be her latest, but she’s unsure on what her next project will be. “I feel like I’m having an art block lately. I just have so many ideas and costumes to shoot but I just can’t put myself up for it,” she admitted on her Instagram.

No matter what it is though, we bet Purin will knock our socks off.