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

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


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.


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.”

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.