Cosplay

Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer earthbends as perfect Toph Beifong

Published: 28/Sep/2020 19:27

by Brent Koepp

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An Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer went viral after sharing a jaw-dropping transformation into Toph Beifong. The artist’s perfect depiction of the earthbender will leave fans stunned.

Avatar: The Last Airbender made its television debut on Nickelodeon in 2005, and became a cultural hit. In 2020, the series has seen a revival in popularity after Netflix added it to its service in April.

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Celebrating the beloved franchise, a talented cosplayer brought one of the show’s most popular protagonists, Toph Beifong, to life. She looks so much like the character, it’s almost as if the heroine has smashed her way out of the screen.

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The blind earthbender is one of the most powerful characters in the show.

Avatar cosplayer goes viral as perfect Toph Beifong

Toph made her debut in Book Two of the show, and is a blind earthbender that becomes Avatar Aang’s teacher. The popular heroine is one of the most powerful characters in the show, as she uses sound and touch to amplify her powers.

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Bringing her to life, cosplayer ‘Le’Atlass‘ shared an insanely detailed costume of the heroine on Instagram. The artist re-created the character’s season two look when she is first introduced as the daughter of the Beifong estate in Gaoling City.

Atlass perfectly captured Toph’s hair style, which she wears up with a green headband and flowers. She also faithfully depicted her flowing white gown, including the heroine’s gold trimmed waist sash in a photo taken by ‘keydou_photo‘.

As if her costume wasn’t impressive enough, the cosplayer depicted Toph in action by clenching a handful of dirt as it falls between her fingers. In another shot, she brings the character’s earthbending to life as the earth particles float around her.

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Atlass also dressed up as Beifong’s third season fire nation look, which the heroine wears as a disguise while sneaking into enemy territory. In a picture taken by ‘pugoffka_sama‘, the artist holds her arms up as she lifts two boulders into the air using incredible effects.

The Nickelodeon franchise had its 15th anniversary in 2020, and to celebrate, the network re-released the entire series in HD in a limited Blu-Ray collection.

Despite ending in 2008, The Last Airbender has seen an explosion in popularity after being added to Netflix. The series sequel spin-off, The Legend of Korra, can also be watched on the platform right now.

Cosplay

League cosplayer comes out from the shadows as amazing Akali

Published: 23/Oct/2020 8:05

by Andrew Amos

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Ever seen a League of Legends cosplay so good that Riot can’t help but share it with the world? Well, now you have, with Sweet Angel’s take on Akali taking League players by storm.

Akali is one of League of Legends’ most popular characters to cosplay. Whether it be her default skin, or the mega-popular K/DA variant, people love to show off as the Ionian assassin.

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However, few manage to grab the eyes of Riot as much as Sweet Angel. The talented Italian cosplayer decided to take on Akali as her most recent project, and while the costume looks simple, it was anything but.

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Akali is one of the most popular League champions to cosplay, but few catch the eyes of Riot.

“I thought it was a simple costume, but it required a lot more attention and time than I thought,” she told fans on her website.

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It took Sweet Angel about 100 hours all up to create the Akali cosplay ⁠— and you can see every bit of hard work and time that went into it. From the handmade wig, to the dress, and even Akali’s smoke bombs, Sweet Angel didn’t miss a beat.

Everything that you see was basically handmade. Sweet Angel sewed all of the fabrics together, stitched everything up, and made it tailored not only to herself, but true to life to Akali’s design.

She even designed Akali’s signature Kana, using EVA foam so she can carry it around without too much hassle.

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She added every detail to the weapon like she did the costume too, from the leather handle all the way down to the marks and blemishes on the battle-worn blade.

The cosplay is so good that even the official League of Legends account couldn’t help but react. Sweet Angel got a retweet on the cosplay from the near five million follower account, and they don’t hand those out lightly.

As for her next cosplay, Sweet Angel hasn’t revealed her plans just yet. However, she’s got a few more shoots on the way, and if they’re anything like this Akali cosplay, they’ll be worth a gander.

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