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Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer goes viral as true-to-life Katara

Published: 28/May/2020 19:10 Updated: 28/Jul/2020 16:05

by Brent Koepp

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An Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer went viral when she transformed into a real-life Katara. The artist’s insanely accurate portrayal of the popular waterbender will take your breath away.

The Last Airbender made its debut in 2005 on Nickelodeon and captivated viewers with its mature themes and epic story. Its story about a monk named Aang who can control the elements of Earth, Water, Air, and Fire has become a cultural phenomena.

Popular cosplayer ‘cutiepiesensei‘ stunned fans with her mind-blowing costume of waterbender Katara. The talented artist brought the heroine to life with a perfect re-creation. It’s so good, it’s almost if the character has jumped from out of the screen.

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The popular waterbender is one of the main characters of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Avatar cosplayer becomes Katara

The Last Airbender begins with Katara and her brother Sokka discovering Avatar Aang trapped in ice. The heroine eventually becomes his waterbending master, and helps him learn to control his powers.

Prolific artist cutiepiesensei transformed into the popular character, and wowed with her faithful outfit. The cosplayer posed in Katara’s blue Southern Water Tribe attire, and nailed her iconic hair loops.

The artist’s side-by-side shot recreation of the waterbender went viral, as her costume is packed with details. She even captured Katara’s signature choker necklace, which we later learn was a betrothal gift given to her by her grandma.

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Have you also been binging ATLA this weekend? What’s your favorite episode? (I love the “recap” ember island players episode ?)⠀ ⠀ Rewatching and finishing the series this weekend, I really am reminded of why I loved it in the first place. There were episodes in there (like the story of Sozin and Roku) that I completely forgot about because I hadn’t seen the series in its entirety since i watched when it came on live on Nickelodeon. Not to mention, there’s themes you understand more as an adult that you might’ve missed. And I love just seeing the growth in all of the characters ?I change my answer from before btw, Iroh is definitely my number one favorite character. ⠀ ⠀ As far as this post goes, I’m low key mad at myself for only just now doing a Katara look. This should’ve been something I did forever ago lol. It was super quick and easy. Also fun fact: I made the necklace out of just some spare elastic, a gold strip of fabric, and a container cap ? Closet cosplay on a budget for you lololol. ⠀ ⠀ #katara #avatar #kataracosplay #avatarthelastairbender #atla #watertribe #blackcosplayerhere #instacosplay #avatarcosplay #cosplayersofinstagram #zutara ⠀ ⠀

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Avatar fans went wild for the cosplay, and couldn’t stop gushing over how much the artist looked like the pivotal character. User ‘vaguelcosplay’ exclaimed, “Omg you look amazing!!!” ‘peetatran’ agreed, stating, “Oh my god, how’d you get the hair loopies to be so accurate.”

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Avatar fans were floored by the cosplayer’s accurate work.

As if that wasn’t impressive enough, cutiepie also dressed up as Katara’s Book Three look. Putting her hair up in a bun, she mirrored the waterbender’s Fire Nation get-up which includes golden arm bands, as well her new choker pendant to replace her Water Tribe necklace – which she isn’t happy about.

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Which is better, Katara’s fire nation outfit, or her normal water tribe one??⠀ ⠀ Normally my turnaround is not remotely this fast but 1: the top and choker were crazy easy to make and 2: so many of y’all requested! I don’t normally do requests but I wanted to go ahead and do this as a way to say thank you for 200K+ followers!!!! Like that’s freakin insane??? ⠀ ⠀ Being a black cosplayer is hella hard sometimes, and there have been times where I’ve needed to step back and reevaluate why I love making cosplay. Negative comments, puke and monkey emojis, being told I should only cosplay black characters, claims of black washing, or just in general knowing that I won’t quite ever be seen as “equally good” by certain people all because of how I look…….all this stuff can make posting here super daunting at times because it all happens pretty consistently. ⠀ ⠀ But the fact that even through all of that, y’all are still here riding with me (or have just found me, WELCOME ??) and have been an overwhelmingly positive force. Y’all have been so freakin supportive and your warm words of encouragement keep me pushing. I may not always be able to respond but I appreciate each and every one of you. I truly love cosplay and while there can be negativity, the good feelings i get from doing it and y’alls positivity outshine the bad stuff 300fold. If you had told me when I first started and didn’t own a sewing machine or power tools that I’d have 200K people who want to see my cosplay shit I would’ve laughed and bet all my money against it. ⠀ ⠀ I am being wordy so imma wrap it up but just THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. I love y’all, I appreciate y’all, and I’m excited for what’s to come (i have some fun things on the horizon). ⠀ ⠀ #katara #kataracosplay #atla #avatarthelastairbender #zutara #atlacosplay #blackcosplayerhere #instacosplay #avatarcosplay #avatar #watertribe #firenation

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The Last Airbender hit its 15th anniversary earlier in 2020, and to celebrate, Nickelodeon re-released the entire series. The groundbreaking animation has seen renewed popularity recently after Netflix added it in May.

Fans have a lot to be excited for as the streaming service is also bringing Avatar back in the form of a live-action drama. For everything we know so far about the upcoming project, check out our guide here.

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WoW cosplayer’s impressive Sylvanas gets Blizzard’s seal of approval

Published: 27/Oct/2020 12:25 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 12:37

by Lauren Bergin

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One of the most iconic characters of the World of Warcraft franchise is Sylvanas Windrunner, the infamous banshee seen in the Shadowlands trailer. A cosplay by Cinderys injects some new life into the famous undead warrior. 

With the pre-patch World of Warcraft: Shadowlands launching on the 13 October, the buzz surrounding the game’s newest installment is beginning to rise. As we draw ever closer to release, there’ll likely be a host of new Shadowlands content to keep us occupied.

The events of Shadowlands take place after the Battle for Azaroth, and see players travel deep into the Shadowlands to thwart their undead nemesis; fan-favorite archer turned banshee Sylvanas Windrunner. The Shadowlands themselves have come to represent the game’s equivalent of the afterlife, and while intriguing, are clearly home to a plethora of new, dangerous enemies.

However, Parisian cosplayer Cinderys (Sonia Grillet) has helped to blur the veil between the real world and the WoW universe by creating a stunning cosplay rendition of the Shadowlands antagonist.

Becoming the Banshee Queen

At first glance, Cinderys could easily be Sylvanas – or at least an illustration of her. Framed against the murky background of the Shadowlands, Cinderys is adorned in corrupted high eleven armor sporting Sylvanas’ masterfully crafted longbow. Ash blond hair cascades down her shoulders, providing some welcome respite to the dark, shadowy surroundings. However, getting to this point clearly wasn’t easy.

In a series of WIP photos, Cinderys shows the step by step process that led to the creation of the iconic Dark Lady, with one image showing the incomplete bust piece that lies at the center of Sylvanas’ armor.

A second photograph shows some of the behind the scenes work that went into the iconic longbow. With the finalized product sitting next to a blueprint of how to build it, it’s proof of just how much work has gone into the creation of the famous weapon.

Hail to the queen

With 3,000 likes on the image alone, Cinderys cosplay certainly attracted attention. The cosplay queen shared a post on Instagram showing the Blizzard liked the tweet of Cinderys as Sylvanas. Cinderys’ excitement is infectious; seeing Blizzard respond to her cosplays caused a wave of appreciative fan comments and support.


Just in time for spooky season, Cinderys proves that even in these wild times we can dress up and lose ourselves a little. Sometimes it’s time to be queen, so it’s worth taking a leaf out of Cinderys’ book and putting some effort into our passions. After all, we have all the time in the world.