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Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer shows off fiery Princess Azula

Published: 13/Aug/2020 13:55

by Matt Porter

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A talented Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer has shared their incredible take on the Fire Nation’s Azula, bringing the princess to life in stunning detail. 

The Last Airbender made its groundbreaking debut on Nickelodeon in 2005, with viewers from around the world falling in love with its story about a monk named Aang who, as the Avatar, can control the elements of Water, Earth, Air, and Fire.

Added to Netflix in 2020, Avatar has once again captured the hearts and imaginations of old and new fans alike. It’s no surprise that many are cosplaying as their favourite characters from the series, including some of the show’s villains, such as the Fire Nation’s princess, Azula.

Azula looking angry in Avatar
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Azula is the powerful princess who hunts Aang in The Last Airbender.

Throughout the series, our hero Aang is ruthlessly hunted down by Azula, with the Fire Nation determined to kill the final Avatar, who is able to control all four elements: Earth, wind, fire, and water. With the last Avatar destroyed, nobody could stand in the Fire Nation’s path to complete dominance, with Azula’s success granting her a seat beside her father Lord Ozai.

So powerful and equally as terrifying, cosplayer and actress ‘minakess‘ has debuted her perfect recreation of the princess, bringing the character to life in stunning detail, and truly capturing the essence of Azula.

The 23-year-old’s hair is styled exactly like the characters, with two strands falling either side of her face while capturing small details like her belt and hairpiece perfectly. In fact, the entire outfit is so accurate, that Mina posted a side-by-side of herself in the costume beside the character, to show just how jaw-droppingly good it is.

Despite ending in 2008, The Last Airbender has continued to grow in popularity, thanks to its arrival on Netflix in May, which sent existing fans into meltdown and created a massive new audience of people who had never seen the incredible story before.

The streaming service also plans to bring Aang’s story to life in the form of a live-action drama, however, the original creators of the series announced they had left the adaptation on August 12, citing “creative differences” and a “negative and unsupportive environment.
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Jujutsu Kaisen cosplayer channels Cursed Energy as Satoru Gojo

Published: 20/Jan/2021 12:46

by Lauren Bergin

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One of Jujutsu Kaisen’s most iconic characters is Satoru Gojo, the mysterious teacher at Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical College. One cosplayer has brought the sorcerer to life with an insane outfit. 

It’s safe to say that the anime universe beautifully intertwines with the cosplay scene. With a whole host of characters and iconic titles, the Japanese cartoon genre has become a global phenomenon.

Jujutsu Kaisen has become one of the most popular animes of 2020, and has dominated streaming website Crunchyroll for the last few months.

The fantasy series features one character that has managed to attract quite a bit of attention though, and that’s Satoru Gojo, teacher and Jujutsu Sorcerer extraodinare.

Satoru Gojo Jujutsu Kaisen
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The anime’s Strongest Jujutsu Sorcerer has become pretty popular.

A magical Satoru cosplay

One of the reasons that cosplayers have flocked to Gojo is his unique style, which sees his eyes covered by a black eyemask. An outfit posted on Instagram by weian_vann (Vann) really brings the character to life though.

Not only is the outfit a perfect replica, Vann has nailed the iconic silver hair that has become so synonymous with the Cursed Energy master.

There’s a sense of foreboding around him though, and we can imagine the anime-style purple smoke kicking up around him to imply that he’s not one to mess with. The first image sees him posed on a backward chair in a stature that’s both playful yet menacing.

Fans are obsessed

The Chinese cosplayer’s image has almost 62k likes, and the comment section is filled with a whole host of Jujutsu fans heaping praise upon him for being able to bring the iconic character to life.

One fan has written “NO WAYYYYY MY HEARTTTT,” reacting in a similar way to many of the sorcerer’s lovestruck students.

Another fan commented on Vann’s masterful recreation of Gojo’s iconic silver hair, asking “Wow! How long did it take to get the hair like that? It looks great!”

A final commenter praised the entire outfit, writing that Vann “did so good” and that the cosplay “looks so realistic!”

So it’s safe to say that fans are really loving Vann’s rendition of Gojo, because not only does he perfectly recreate the outfit but he really becomes the character. As the anime progresses it’ll be exciting to see if he does any more magical cosplays, but in the mean time we can happily swoon away over this one!