Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer rules the Fire Nation as Azula - Dexerto
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Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer rules the Fire Nation as Azula

Published: 1/May/2020 20:06

by Brent Koepp

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Avatar: The Last Airbender’s Azula was brought to life by a cosplayer’s fiery take on the iconic villain. The artist transformed herself into the Fire Nation princess and will wow fans with her scorching blue flames.

Avatar first aired on Nickelodeon in 2005, and became a cultural phenomena for the animation network. The series centered around a monk named Aang who could bend the elements of earth, water, air, and fire.

A cosplayer became the show’s popular villain princess Azula, and brought her firebending skills to life with stunning photography. The artist’s faithful depiction of the character is one of the best we’ve ever seen.

NickelodeonThe Fire Nation princess is one of the show’s most popular characters.

Cosplayer brings Avatar’s Azula to life

Azula serves as the main antagonist for most of the series. The ruthless villain stops at nothing to hunt down the Avatar, and is a serious threat to the protagonist. Her firebending is so deadly, her fire burns blue.

Talented artist ‘crystalprismcosplay’ recreated the character’s fiery skills by teaming up with photographer ‘seekcosplay.’ The cosplayer struck a pose depicting her fighting stance from the animation.

The Last Airbender villain’s flames are brought to life with incredible editing by ‘chibi.chrissy.’ Crystal captures the character’s striking gold eyes, as she mimics the firebender’s terrifying stare.

In another photo on her Instagram, the cosplayer gave followers a full view of the work that went into creating the outfit. She nailed the villain’s Fire Nation royal attire, which includes her black and gold trimmed armor, and her signature belt.

What could easily be mistaken for a scene from out of the show, ‘vaughn.photography.nashville‘ captured the artist extending her hands out in the character’s bending style. The special effects used to create Azula’s fire tie the whole thing together.

Crystal uploaded more pictures of her work on social media, this time channeling the rage of the princess. Holding out both hands, her iconic blue flames rise to terrifying proportions.

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"Don't you know that fans only make flames grow stronger?" Today I'm sharing a photo set I've been sitting on for forever. #azula from #avatarthelastairbender ! And perfect timing too, cause it's all finally coming to Netflix soon! ? edits by @chibi.chrissy ? by @seekcosplay #avatarcosplay #firenation #azulacosplay #avatarthelastairbendercosplay #nickelodeoncosplay

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The Last Airbender celebrated its 15th anniversary earlier in 2020, as the groundbreaking animation aired its last episode in 2008. Despite its end, the series continues to grow in popularity.

Avatar fans have a lot to be excited for though, as Netflix announced that they are bringing the show back in the form of a live-action drama. For everything we know so far about the project, check out our guide here.

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Overwatch cosplayer schools opponents as adorable Academy D.Va

Published: 21/Oct/2020 18:46

by Brent Koepp

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An Overwatch cosplayer went viral on Instagram after sharing their transformation into popular tank hero, D.Va. The artist adorably brought the character’s Academy skin to life like you’ve never seen before.

Overwatch made its debut in 2016, and quickly became a cultural phenomena. Players fell in love with the team-shooter’s addicting gameplay, and its vibrant cast of characters such as D.Va.

To celebrate the Korean heroine, prolific cosplayer ‘HendoArt’ brought her iconic ‘Academy’ skin to life. The artist looks so much like the tank, it’s almost as if she nerfed her way out of the screen.

academy d.va's highlight intro in overwatch
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D.Va is one of the most popular heroes in Overwatch.

HendoArt brings Overwatch Academy D.Va to life

The Korean tank character has many classic skins in the game already, from her police officer uniform to her Waveracer outfit. However, one of the most beloved looks is her Academy costume.

Cosplayer Sarah ‘HendoArt’ Hendo made waves on Instagram after showing off her perfect recreation of D.Va’s school skin. Photographer ‘nels._’ captured the artist mirroring the character’s pose after she ejects from her mech.

Sarah nailed the heroine’s blue and pink trimmed blazer, as well as her plaid skirt – which really ties the school uniform together. The picture’s perspective cleverly gives off the illusion that the cosplayer is flying through the air while she aims her pistol.

In another adorable shot taken by ‘saffelsphotography’, the artist gave viewers a better look at the full costume. With special effects, HendoArt stands stands in front of the nuclear blast after launching her mech behind herself.

As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the cosplayer also made a video on YouTube documenting the behind-the-scenes footage of her photoshoot. Fans of Overwatch get to see D.Va truly coming to life.

Despite only releasing in 2016, Overwatch has already cemented itself as one of the top shooters in the genre. The team-based title has grown into a major esport with incredible talent.

Fans of the Blizzard release have a lot to be excited for as a sequel to the FPS is just right around the corner. Expected to drop sometime in 2021, the expansion will include a PVE mode, as well new maps and characters.