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Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer paralyzes enemies as Ty Lee

Published: 30/May/2020 20:08

by Brent Koepp

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An Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer went viral when she shared her incredible take on Ty Lee’s iconic beach outfit. The artist became the real life version of the deadly acrobat with her insanely accurate re-creation.

The Last Airbender has become a cultural phenomena, as its mature themes and epic fantasy world has connected with millions. The series follows a monk named Aang who can control the elements of Water, Earth, Air, and Fire.

To celebrate the show’s recent addition to Netflix, a talented cosplayer has shared her true-to-life costume of popular character Ty Lee. Her faithful portrayal of the lovable chi-blocking villain will leave fans feeling stunned.

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The popular animation made its debut in 2005 on Nickelodeon.

Cosplayer flips into battle as Ty Lee

Throughout the story, Avatar Aang and his friends are ruthlessly hunted down by the Fire Nation’s Princess Azula. However, the deadly firebender becomes even more terrifying when she recruits acrobat Ty Lee who can chi block her enemies into paralysis.

Cosplayer Leira ‘leiracosplays‘ shared her jaw dropping transformation into the character, and chose to portray her swimming outfit from Book 3’s popular episode, The Beach.  The artist posted a side-by-side shot comparison to show how accurate the depiction is to the animation.

Incredibly, Leira perfectly re-creates the Ty Lee’s signature stretching stance from the show, which she learned from her acrobat training. Her outfit mirrors the one in the episode, including her white skirt which has red lining.

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Ty Lee? ⁣ ⁣ I put this cosplay together last night after watching the beach episode of Avatar the Last Airbender. It’s one of my favorite episodes from the series ❤️⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Shooting this pose made me realize I haven’t been working on my strength and flexibility lately. That’s gonna change – gotta get on Ty Lee’s level?? ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ More beach Ty Lee on my Onlyfans.com/Leiracosplays ❤️⁣ ⁣ #tyleecosplay #avatarthelastairbender #tylee #atla #atlacosplay #avatarthelastairbendercosplay #cosplay #cosplayersofinstagram #blackcosplayer #blackcosplayerhere #blackcosplayersrock #sidebysidecosplay #cosplaygirl #hispaniccosplayer #latinacosplayer #cosplayphotography #cosplaygirls #cosplayvscosplayer #netflix #flexible #flex #flexibility #flexibilitytraining #dancer #cosplaying #poccosplayer #poccosplay #cosplayofcolor #avatarthelastairbenderedit #cosplaymakeup

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Channeling the villain’s bubbly personality, the cosplay artist struck an adorable pose that captures the acrobat’s outgoing energy. The picture also shows how faithful the outfit is to the series – it even has the Fire Nation symbol on her swimsuit.

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“What Lo and Li said came true. The beach did help us learn about ourselves. I feel all smoothed?I'll always remember this.” ⁣ Ty Lee, Avatar the Last Airbender ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ More beach Ty Lee on my Onlyfans.com/Leiracosplays ❤️⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ #tyleecosplay #avatarthelastairbender #tylee #atla #atlacosplay #avatarthelastairbendercosplay #cosplay #cosplayersofinstagram #blackcosplayer #blackcosplayerhere #blackcosplayersrock #sidebysidecosplay #cosplaygirl #hispaniccosplayer #latinacosplayer #cosplayphotography #cosplaygirls #cosplayvscosplayer #netflix #flexible #flex #flexibility #flexibilitytraining #dancer #cosplaying #poccosplayer #poccosplay #cosplayofcolor #avatarthelastairbenderedit #cosplaymakeup

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This isn’t the first time the cosplayer has dressed up as an Avatar character. On Instagram, she also shared her work depicting Northern Water Tribe Princess Yue, who is a pivotal character in Book 1’s season finale. Just like Ty Lee, her portrayal of the heroine is mind-blowing.

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“When I was born, I was very sick and very weak. Most babies cry when they are born, but I was born as if I were asleep, my eyes closed. Our healers did everything they could. They told my mother and father I was going to die. My father pleaded with the spirits to save me. That night, beneath the full moon, he brought me to the oasis and placed me in the pond. My dark hair turned white. I opened my eyes and began to cry, and they knew I would live. That's why my mother named me Yue, for the moon.“⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Princess Yue, Avatar: The Last Airbender⁣⁣ ⁣⁣Cosplay by me ?? Photographer @kawaiilolliepop ?⁣ ⁣ #avatarthelastairbender #atla #atlacosplay #princessyue #princessyuecosplay #avatarthelastairbendercosplay #cosplay #cosplayer #blackcosplayer #hispaniccosplayer #poccosplay #cosplayersofcolor #cosplaygirl #cosplayersofinstagram #cosplaying #nickelodeon #nick #makeup #cosplayphotography #cosplaygirls #cosplaywow #cosplaymakeup #sokka #zuko #katara #aang #photography #katsucon2020 #katsucon #anime

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The Last Airbender celebrated its 15th anniversary earlier in 2020, and has seen an explosion of popularity after being re-released on Netflix. Old and new fans are re-discovering the groundbreaking animation after its addition in May.

The streaming service also announced in 2018 that they are bringing the series back to life with a live-action remake helmed by creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. For everything we know so far about the project, check out our guide here.

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Evangelion cosplayer becomes Rei Ayanami with epic underwater photoshoot

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:01

by Brent Koepp

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A Neon Genesis Evangelion cosplayer shared her transformation into popular character Rei Ayanami. The artist brought the anime heroine to life with a mind-blowing underwater photoshoot.

Ever since its debut in 19995, Neon Genesis Evangelion has been one of the most influential animes of all time. The Studio Gainax Mecha was originally written by Hideaki Anno.

To celebrate the hit show, a cosplayer went to new depths – literally – to bring lead character Rei Ayanami to life. The artist’s jaw dropping underwater photo recreation will leave fans of the sci-fi epic speechless.

Screenshot of Rei Ayanami in Rebuild Evangelion anime.
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The blue-haired heroine is one of the main characters in the hit anime.

While the series heavily revolves around teenager Shinji Ikari moving to Tokyo-3, the protagonist quickly meets a diverse cast of characters after joining Nerv. One of the fierce characters introduced is Rei Ayanami who pilots Evangelion mechs to defend humanity from the alien threat called Angels.

Cosplayer Tessa ‘tessa_crownster’ made waves on Instagram after faithfully bringing the heroine to life in November. The artist absolutely nailed the character’s signature look, accurately mirroring her short blue bob-style haircut, as well as depicting her striking red eyes.

Tessa utilized underwater photography with the help of ‘brettsphoto‘ to truly capture the anime’s sci-fi roots. The result is stunning as it looks like she is floating in a tank full of wires and circuits. The creative shoot is easily one of the best cosplays we have ever seen of Evangelion.

 

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In another shot posted to the cosplayer’s social media, crownster gave fans a closer view of her incredible portrayal of Rei. The picture taken by ‘samu.snap‘ showcases just how accurate her costume is to the hit anime. Tessa looks ready for battle as she mimics Ayanami’s stance while wearing her iconic white and black pilot bodysuit.

 

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Despite releasing over 25 years ago, Evangelion continues to have a major influence on not only anime, but films and music. The groundbreaking Mecha was in many ways ahead of its time.

Those that might have missed out on the hit show back in the day can actually watch the original series right now on Netflix or Funimation.