Avatar The Last Airbender cosplayer shines like the moon as Princess Yue - Dexerto

Avatar The Last Airbender cosplayer shines like the moon as Princess Yue

Published: 23/Nov/2020 6:58

by Isaac McIntyre


An Avatar The Last Airbender cosplayer has channeled her Moon Spirit powers to create a stunning princess Yue cosplay, complete with the waterbending powers given to the Northern tribe princess after her sacrifice in Book 1’s finale.

The Last Airbender is one of the most popular animated series, and so we often see plenty of Avatar cosplays. Main characters like Katara, Azula, and sequel hero Korra are the regular picks, but Instagram cosplayer Sanet has broken the mold.

The Ethiopian cosplayer, who has wowed fans as Katara and Kakeguri’s Yumeko Jabami in the past, has unveiled her take on Northern Water Tribe princess Yue, who plays a major role in the show’s iconic ⁠— and heartbreaking ⁠— Book 1 finale.

Yue is the northern tribe’s future chieftain, and becomes friends with Team Avatar. She even falls in love with Sokka, and the two sneak away for rides on Appa and secret meetings.

In the battle at the Spirit Oasis, however, Yue sacrifices herself to save the Water Spirit. She then “becomes the moon,” as Sokka so succinctly puts it later in the series. After her sacrifice, she watches over Team Avatar on their journey.

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Sokka and Princess Yue fall in love after Team Avatar arrives in the Northern Water Tribe.

Avatar cosplayer shines as Princess Yue

Sanet’s cosplay of the Water Tribe princess is stunning. She captures all the regal aspects of the future Moon Spirit, with her shining white braids and ornamental hairstyle a standout part of the outfit Sanet posted on Instagram late last month.

The Yue cosplay also includes three blue jewelry pieces, which keeps Sanet’s huge headpiece in place. She rounded this out with a fluffy coat, which Yue wears in the Northern Tribes to keep herself warm ⁠— it’s cold up there!

Finally, Sanet added a light ring to one of her shots to light up the Yue cosplay. This was to capture the moment the water princess made her sacrifice, and took up the Moon Spirit mantle, a defining moment for the water princess.

Sanet’s stunning cosplay isn’t the last we’ve seen of her as Yue either. The Instagram model promised she would be unveiling more parts to the costume in the near future, once she was done designing the water princess’ full spirit dress.

“This is simply a cos-test,” she explained. “I’m planning on making her moon spirit dress in the future! [This one] was a new and tedious process, but it all worked!”

So, keep your eyes peeled for more Avatar cosplays from Sanet soon, because they’re on their way! While you wait, you can check out more too; just last week, a new Katara cosplay rocked the internet, and there’s plenty more too!


Best anime cosplays of January 2021: My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer & more

Published: 21/Jan/2021 18:00 Updated: 21/Jan/2021 18:18

by Georgina Smith


This past month has seen a host of cosplayers recreate their favorite characters from iconic animes such as My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer, Death Note, and more – but here are our top five.

With the huge array of vibrant and iconic characters that have come from the anime universe, it’s no wonder that so many cosplayers have had a go at recreating them, channeling inspiration from some topical shows, along with old favorites.

In the weird and wonderful world of anime, anything is possible, and that means that cosplayers have to get creative when emulating the intricate costumes originally portrayed in the classic anime art style.

But it’s safe to say that cosplayers have been doing a fantastic job of replicating these characters, pulling them off the screen into real-life, and we’ve selected some of our favorites from the past month.

Darling in the Franxx: Zero Two – pinya_reich

Darling in the Franxx didn’t debut too long ago in 2018, but it didn’t take long to win over a huge number of fans with its post-apocalyptic plot. Cosplayer pinya_reich did a fantastic job of becoming Zero Two with her vibrant red attire.


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The long pink hair looks stunning against the block red, along with the accents of the same color in her horns. She stands in a powerful pose, showing off every detail of the outfit, and proving to be a great fit for the popular character.

My Hero Academia: Izuku Midoriya – Lorenz iWood

Izuku Midoriya a.k.a. Deku is one of the central characters of the hugely popular anime My Hero Academia and is easily recognizable with his bright green spiky locks. Lorenz iWood put his spin on the character by holding a can of Twisted Tea in reference to the viral meme.


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The outfit was spot on from head to toe, including every fine detail right down to the sparse freckles which made for a very convincing cosplay.

Demon Slayer: Nezuko Kamado – jazmine_leija

As one of the main protagonists in Demon Slayer, fans absolutely love Nezuko, and cosplayers love her all the more for her beautiful outfit.

jazmine_leija was one such cosplayer who took on the challenge of recreating the character, mastering every fine detail.

The pink contacts give off a fantastic glow, tying into the pink of her kimono, wrapped in a dark brown robe. Among the series of details, she of course did not forget the trademark bamboo mouthpiece.

Danganronpa: Kaede Akamatsu – weeiiird.cos

Visual novel and anime Danganronpa are known for their vibrant, yet often twisted, cast of characters. Kaede Akamatsu boasts the title of Ultimate Pianist, and cosplayer weeiiird.cos wove elements of this musicality in small details throughout the outfit.

They mimic the pastel-colored school uniform look perfectly, but the look really shined in the makeup skills. The saturated pink eyeshadows ties in with their sweater vest, and is accented by small hearts and music notes on the cheeks, a stunning addition to an already excellent cosplay.

Kill la Kill: Mako – ottiemottie

Mako acts as an adorable best friend to Kill la Kill’s protagonist Ryuko Matoi, and the energetic character has certainly become a popular one among viewers. Cosplayer ottiemottie stunned fans with her very accurate recreation of the Mako’s outfit, capturing her bright energy.


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Her short brown bob cut and hazel eyes look great together, along with her sailor-style school-uniform that is very faithful to what is worn in the original show. The cosplay captured Mako perfectly, both in terms of costume and personality.

There have been so many fantastic cosplays in January that it’s hard to narrow it down to just five, and we’re sure that there’ll be plenty more incredible anime character recreations to come over the next month.