Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer rides the waves as stunning Katara - Dexerto

Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer rides the waves as stunning Katara

Published: 22/Jul/2020 0:49 Updated: 22/Jul/2020 3:30

by Bill Cooney


One cosplayer and Avatar: The Last Airbender fan has absolutely blown our minds with her amazing take on the best (and only) water bender from the Southern Tribe – Katara herself.

In Avatar: the Last Airbender, Katara is actually the character who first discovers the lost Aang frozen inside of an iceberg floating near the South Pole. From there, she goes on to be a key part of Team Avatar, and has without a doubt become a favorite for fans of the series.


Thus, cosplayer ‘chonibu’ decided to take a swing at portraying her own Katara – and we think it’s pretty safe to say she absolutely knocked it out of the park.

Chonibu almost perfectly recreated the character’s iconic blue tunic, and her hairstyle is a dead ringer for the water bending master. Really, the only thing missing is the necklace Katara got from her mother, which the cosplayer admitted she’d forgotten because she was so excited to take pictures of her creation.

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Chonibu is about as close to a real-life Katara as you can get.

“This costume was a pretty easy piece to make,” chonibu told Dexerto. “I got most of it done in about two days. The part that gave me trouble was this swirly thing on the bottom of the dress/tunic, which required a lot of pins and yoloing underneath the sewing machine. I also got so excited to take photos that I completely forgot her necklace.”

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The necklace would have been the icing on the cake, but we’ll let it slide since this cosplay is still amazing.

Why she chose Katara is interesting, as well; yes, she’s an awesome character in the show, but chonibu’s decision to portray her didn’t stem from just that fact.

“I chose to make Katara’s costume partly because I could use my real hair (trying to shove long, curly hair in a wig is a pain),” the cosplayer admitted. “I think as a character, she is stronger and more inspiring than I could ever be at 14! And I’m so glad that ATLA is on Netflix, because it’s one of my favorite shows of all time (and also my dad’s).”

Another shot of Katara cosplay by chonibu
What will chonibu cosplay next? We’re hoping for even more Avatar characters ourselves.

As for what’s next on the horizon for chonibu, she told Dexerto she’s definitely interested in portraying Katara, Korra, or even Sokka’s forlorn love, Princess Yue.

“I have actually made Katara’s fire nation outfit and one of Korra’s outfits!” chonibu revealed. “One of my dream shoots is to make Katara’s winter outfit or cosplay Princess Yue and shoot in the snow.”

Whatever she decides to do next, as long as it’s on the same level as her Katara, we’re sure it will be out of this world (especially if she picks Yue – sorry, Sokka).


My Hero Academia cosplayer gives Fat Gum a stunning female twist

Published: 14/Oct/2020 20:51

by Brent Koepp


A My Hero Academia cosplayer went viral on social media after giving Fat Gum a new look. The artist’s take on Taishiro Toyomitsu will take fans’ breath away.

My Hero Academia has become a cultural phenomena since its debut in 2016. Viewers around the world can’t get enough of its story about a high school that trains teenagers with powers called quirks.


One of the more unique characters in the series is Fat Gum. The character can absorb anything into his own body fat. Prolific cosplayer Sarah ‘HendoArt’ Hendo captured the hero’s incredibly epic Season 4 look with a twist.

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The popular character burned off all his fat during a Season 4 episode.

My Hero Academia cosplayer’s Fat Gum female twist

While in most of the series, Fat Gum is large, the character can burn off his weight when absorbing powers from foes. In the Season 4 episode Red Riot, the pro hero sheds his fat and becomes ripped after defeating Hekiji and Kendo.


Cosplayer HendoArt captured his new look with an insanely accurate costume which she posted on Twitter on October 13. Referencing the epic battle, the artist captioned her pictures with “Are you the spear or the shield?”

Sarah absolutely nailed the character’s costume, perfectly re-creating his black mask and signature yellow and white jacket which has the letters FG written across it. She even created his orange gloves with metal studs on each knuckle.

Her faithful re-creation of Taishiro Toyomitsu is full of details, such as the torn black shirt which the pro hero ripped after burning off all his body fat. Just like in the series, she also has her yellow hoodie up.


In another shot posted to Instagram, the cosplayer posed as the BMI hero in a selfie. In this shot, the artist took off her mask which the character briefly does in My Hero Academia after sustaining heavy damage. 

This is easily one of the best takes we’ve seen on the hero. Hendo accurately captured the character’s epic transformation after his battle with the Shield and Spear.


My Hero Academia’s fourth arc ended back in April, and for everything we know so far about Season 5, check out our guide here. Those wanting to catch up on the anime can watch all episodes on Crunchyroll and Funimation.