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Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer jumps into battle as Ty Lee

Published: 20/Aug/2020 15:57 Updated: 20/Aug/2020 16:00

by Matt Porter

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Talented Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer ‘mariesturges’ showed off her perfect take on the Fire Nation’s chi-blocking acrobat Ty Lee in an amazing take that looks like it was lifted straight off the screen. 

Avatar: The Last Airbender follows the story of Aang, an Avatar who has the special ability to control the elements of water, earth, air, and fire, while others can only ever master one.

Added to Netflix in 2020, it captured the hearts of new fans around the world, while those who loved the show during its original run back in 2005 were given the opportunity to relive the epic tale once more.

It’s no surprise then that many have been cosplaying as characters from the Nickelodeon show once again, with characters like Zuko, Aang, and of course, Aang, all getting recreated in real life by viewers.

Ty Lee is an acrobatic firebender from the Fire Nation.
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The popular animation made its debut in 2005 on Nickelodeon.

Viewers first meet Ty Lee in the Fire Nation circus as princess Azula convinces her to join her entourage in order to hunt down Prince Zuko and his uncle, Iroh. Despite teaming with the show’s villain, the gymnast always showed off her bubbly and outgoing personality, and her acrobatic skills made her a clear favorite for many fans around the world.

Someone who is clearly a fan of the character is Instagram user ‘mariesturges,’ as she uploaded her amazing take to her profile. In the show, the Fire Nation gymnast is usually seen wearing an all-pink outfit that consists of a collared shirt that shows off her midriff, and a pair of knee-high balloon pants, a look that Marie captures perfectly, even mimicking a pose that Ty Lee looks absolutely natural performing.

Everything is perfectly accurate, including the long pigtail that starts at the crown of her head, and even the bangs which frame her face, making this one of the most accurate Ty Lee cosplays we have ever seen.

 

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?▪️ “Ooh, it’s like we’re dancing together!” ▪️? Another fancy pose from my Ty Lee shoot! I was thinking about making her other Fire Nation outfit with some of the extra fabric I have lying around. ? What do y’all think?? I also really love the casual versions of her that artists have drawn, because they’re so fashionable and quite cute! ? I pretty much have the rest of 2020 to think about this so why not start planning now lol. ? ??????? ✖️ Cosplay: made by me ✖️ Contacts: Vassen Rainbow Eyes Grayish Blue from @pinkyparadisedotcom (use code ✨mariesturges✨ for a free mystery gift! ??????? #tylee #tyleecosplay #avatarthelastairbender #atlab #avatarthelastairbendercosplay #avatarcosplay #cosplay #atlabcosplay #cosplay

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Despite ending in 2008, The Last Airbender continues to be a worldwide sensation thanks to its arrival on Netflix in May, which sent existing fans into meltdown and opened it up to a huge audience who had never seen the show before.

The streaming service is set to bring Aang to life in a live-action series in 2020, however the series’ original creators have departed the production citing “creative differences.”
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Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer looks graceful as Art Nouveau Toph

Published: 16/Jan/2021 7:14

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Avatar: The Last Airbender fans love Toph for her tomboyish vibe despite being raised like a princess, but a brilliant cosplayer managed to capture her elegant side by creating a refined version of her usual outfit.

The heroes in Avatar: The Last Airbender all bring something unique to the table. However, Toph is particularly remarkable because she managed to become an earth-bending master despite being blind since birth.

Initially, she wanted to prove to her parents that blindness didn’t make her weak. But she became one of the most powerful characters in the show and a valuable Team Avatar member.

Avatar: The Last Airbender Toph Cosplay
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Toph Beifong turned her back on a sheltered childhood to become a powerful earth-bender.

Toph is a popular choice among cosplayers too. But while we’ve seen everything from her traditional get-up to an elegant dress she once wore, it’s hard to find one more unique than Emma J.I.Q Rubini’s Art Nouveau Toph.

“You see nothing once, and you’ve seen it a thousand times,” she said, referring to a quote. “Y’all remember when we used to have cons? I’m so happy I went to Katsucon this year since it ended up being the only one I went to.”

“Here’s the cosplay I made for it,” she added. “Art Nouveau Toph! I am incredibly proud of the work I put into it, and I’m happy I got to wear it to such a pretty con! One day maybe I’ll wear it again.”

Emma managed to capture all the crucial elements of Toph’s everyday outfit. It includes the green and beige garments, the hairstyle tucked under a headband with a flower, and of course, contact lenses to match her eyes.

However, she’s added some exotic details in line with a style known as Art Nouveau. It combines elegantly woven tapestries with encrusted jewels and other bits and pieces to add some class.

Cosplayers and their fans know how much time and effort it takes to re-create an outfit faithfully. However, it takes creativity, talent, and courage to add your flair. Emma nailed it, and the thousands of likes she’s getting are a testament to that.