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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.”
Cosplay

Demon Slayer cosplayer masters Beast Breathing as Inosuke Hashibira

Published: 24/Jan/2021 7:13

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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A talented cosplayer embraced his inner beast and transformed into Inosuke Hashibira from Demon Slayer. His fans can’t believe how accurate it is, and neither can we.

Inosuke Hashibira is one of the most hilarious characters in Demon Slayer. He was raised by boars, which is why he’s rough around the edges when it comes to human interaction. He also has a short-temper and unwavering confidence, and it often lands him in hot water.

But despite his flaws, he’s a formidable ally and a powerful Demon Slayer. He’s a skilled swordsman. However, unlike other characters in the show, he prefers wielding two swords instead of a katana. He also taught himself Beast Breathing, which enhances his sense of touch.

Inosuke also doesn’t look like a typical Demon Slayer. Instead of wearing the traditional outfit, he only wears pants, a belt made from brown animal fur, knee-high socks, and sandals. His trademark feature, however, is the iconic boar’s head he wears to mask his face. It belonged to his adoptive boar mother.

Demon Slayer Inosuke Cosplay
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Inosuke’s fighting style is courageous and fierce, much like his attitude.

Inosuke looks like he would be an imposing figure in real life. Fortunately, thanks to talented cosplayer Taryn, we know that for sure. He’s cosplayed everything from Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez from Bleach to Sett from League of Legends. They’re all insanely good. However, his Inosuke is on another level.

“Pig Assault! Hashibira Inosuke,” he said. “I missed this guy. What about you? Would you like to see me cosplaying “unmasked” Inosuke? Would you be ready?”

 

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Taryn will undoubtedly nail the unmasked version, and fans would love to see it. However, his masked version is flawless from head to toe. The outfit itself is simple enough, although he re-created it to a tee. But his version of the actual boar mask is out of this world.

Staying true to the character, he took on a martial arts pose in the first picture and two thumbs up in the second. He’s received almost 10,000 likes between them, which is a good chunk of his 90,000 followers.

Taryn takes his cosplaying very seriously, and his dedication shines through in the quality of each piece. All in all, his version of Inosuke is as good as it gets, and he deserves all the praise.