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Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer shows why Azula is the best villain

Published: 23/Aug/2020 1:03 Updated: 31/Aug/2020 19:14

by Brent Koepp

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An Avatar cosplayer shared her true-to-life take on The Last Airbender’s Azula. The artist’s fiery portrayal of the wicked princess will have fans of the Nickelodeon animation feeling the heat. 

Avatar: The Last Airbender made its debut in 2005 on Nickelodeon. Its complex story and groundbreaking use of mature themes made it a hit with viewers around the world. 

Bringing one of the show’s most popular villains to life, an artist transformed into Princess Azula. She also teamed up with two cosplayers to portray the Fire Nation’s fierce squad.

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Azula stands with her team in The Last Airbender.

Avatar cosplayer becomes Azula with her squad

Throughout the series the wicked villain Azula hunts down protagonist Aang and his group. In Book Two, the Fire Nation royalty recruits her childhood friends to form a squad to put down the Avatar for good.

Cosplayer ‘Reyla’ transformed into The Last Airbender character and posted her fiery take on Instagram. Posing in the Princess’s royal armor, the artist used special effects to bring her blue flame to life.

She perfectly mirrored the villain’s iconic black and gold trimmed armor, including her sharp pauldrons that sit on her shoulders. Her outfit is full of detail, including her ornate belt which features the Fire Nation royal crest symbol.

The artist also teamed up with cosplayers ‘rali’ who portrayed Ty Lee, and ‘the_dark_rain’ as Mai to bring Azula’s squad to life. Photographer ‘adenry’ captured the trio as they posed as the deadly Fire Nation fighters.

This isn’t the first time Reyla has dressed up as an Avatar character. In fact, her excellent transformation into Kyoshi warrior Suki was featured in our top 10 best Avatar cosplays list.

The Last Airbender has seen a major revival in pop culture this year, after making its debut on Netflix. Both old fans and new viewers have re-discovered the story of Aang all over again.

In 2020, Avatar celebrated its 15th anniversary. Despite ending in 2008, the Nickelodeon animation has proven to be a classic that new generations continues to fall in love with.

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Attack on Titan cosplayer ready to save mankind as Mikasa Ackerman 

Published: 20/Jan/2021 5:19

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Attack on Titan cosplayers have been dishing up their best cosplays in recent weeks to prepare themselves for the end of the series, but this Mikasa Ackerman piece is something else.

The fourth and final season of Attack on Titan ends on February 15, which isn’t too far away. It’s a bittersweet moment for fans who have followed the show since it’s release back in 2013.

However, that hasn’t stopped fans from making the most out of it. Instead, there’s been an influx of impressive cosplays as fans have dressed up as their favorite characters from the show.

The main characters received a new look in the latest season, which opened the door for cosplayers to take on new challenges and ideas. Mikasa Ackerman’s new look has been a popular choice.

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Mikasa is one of the most powerful characters in Attack on Titan.

Chandary, a popular cosplayer from France, transformed herself into Mikasa and it turned out great. Her fans were stunned with the final product, describing it as everything from “iconic” to “the best reason for humanity to survive.”

“Are you excited for Mikasa new look in Season?” said Chandary. “I was able to do this [cosplay] thanks to my friend and waifu reitoneeo who lent me her jacket. Thank you [so much].”

All the details are spot on. Chandary has included the shirt, scarf, jacket, suspenders, and straps. The highlight, however, is definitely the hair, which looks about as real as it gets.

It’s always nice for anime fans to see their favorite characters brought to life in incredible detail. You don’t even have to be a cosplay enthusiast to appreciate it. 

Chandary has done an excellent job, and there’s no doubt she’s helped people get excited about what’s to come in the last few episodes.