A talented cosplayer gave Avatar: The Last Airbender's Zuko an incredible female twist, bringing to life the troubled prince with special effects that will have you seeing him like never before.
The Last Airbender originally made its debut on Nickelodeon in 2005, and became a cultural phenomena, even spawning graphic novels and a spin-off series. The show centers on a monk named Aang who can bend the four elements of water, earth, air, and fire.
On his quest to bring balance to the world, the protagonist is hunted down by Prince Zuko of the Fire Nation. A skilled artist captured the popular character with her stunning cosplay, and will be sure to wow fans of the animation with epic fire-bending.
Prince Zuko brought to life with female twist
Perhaps the most complex character in the animation, Zuko wrestles with his own inner demons throughout the story. He is the son of Lord Ozai, who is the ruler of the Fire Nation and the main villain of the series.
Cosplayer 'gaby_cosplay' collaborated with photographer 'blackborn_photographie' to bring the Avatar character to life with amazing special effects. You can almost feel the heat coming off the picture as she shoots flames out of her hands.
While for most of the series the prince is effectively banished from his own country, the talented artist managed to recreate his royal attire to perfection. The red, black, and gold robes drape around her as she strikes the fiery pose.
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Gaby posted more shots of the costume on her social media account, giving us a better look at the detail that went into becoming Zuko. Cleverly, she used red tulle-like fabric in her hands to simulate fire-bending.
Teaming up with photographer 'stephanerock,' she struck another pose, giving the Fire Nation attire a twist with the leg slit at the bottom and her appropriately flame-colored footwear. She also recreated the character's iconic burn scar under his left eye.
The cosplay artist shared another stunning picture where she is in Zuko's signature bending stance as fire pours from out of her hands. She even faithfully created his royal headpiece, which is given to him at the end of the series.
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"My sister was born to be lucky; I was lucky to be born" . . Again with #princezuko but this time a completely different style by @photo2f.ca 🧡❤🖤 shooting with him is always so easy and fun! Also a huge thanks to @karim_ben_jemaa who lent us his studio and equipment and Josée Houle for her time and tips! . . Cosplay & props by me
While the Last Airbender originally ended in 2008, Avatar fans have a lot to be excited for as Netflix announced that they will be remaking the beloved cartoon on their streaming service in the form of a live-action drama.
The groundbreaking show is also celebrating its 20th anniversary in February, and Nickelodeon is re-releasing the entire show on Blu-Ray for the occasion.