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Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer spices things up as Fire Nation Katara

Published: 1/Dec/2020 6:16 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 9:03

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Katara is an incredibly popular character in Avatar: The Last Airbender, but while most cosplayers dress up in her traditional outfit, one decided to spice things up with a Fire Nation twist.

Avatar: The Last Airbender is special because all the characters have remarkable depth and growth as the plot moves forward. However, Katara already shows signs of remarkable maturity in the first episode, and it develops even more as the plot moves forward.

Katara has her ups and downs like anyone else, but the cool, calm, and collected water bender is the cornerstone of Team Avatar. Her influence and guidance play a pivotal role in helping Aang achieve his destiny.

But although she starts as a supportive member of the team, Katara becomes an incredibly powerful water bender and combatant. She even manages to match the almighty Princess Azula.

Avatar: The Last Airbender Fire Nation Katara Cosplay
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Katara learned how to blood bend from a water bender named Hama.

Katara is a popular choice among Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayers. Most of them dress up in her traditional water bender attire. However, now and then, you’ll see a cosplayer slip into the Fire Nation outfit she wore early on in Season 3.

Natascha, better known as smolplumeria on Instagram, is one of those people. She looked amazing from head to toe. “Ok, but can y’all hear me crying over this photo? I love it so much,” she said.

 

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Natascha had the layered red sarong with crimson seams down pat. The gold bangles and bracelet and even the sandals were on point too. However, the highlight has to be her perfectly-styled hair and aqua-blue eyes.

In the comments section, Natascha’s fans described it as everything from “adorable” and “badass” to “beautiful” and an “absolute masterpiece.” The praise is well-deserved, considering she looked exactly like Fire Nation Katara.

The photography from youredoinggreatpictures was out of this world too. Plus, the splash of water from her friend and fellow cosplayer Nina was a nice touch. A second close-up shot shows how amazing Natascha looked.

 

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Katara is an amazing character to cosplay regardless of the outfit. But there’s something special about seeing cosplayers bring her to life in the Fire Nation outfit. It has a different and more elegant look.

All in all, Natascha and her team did a wonderful job. Avatar: The Last Airbender fans who haven’t seen it yet are in for a treat. Hopefully, the positive feedback keeps on coming, and we’ll see her dress up as some other characters too.

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My Hero Academia cosplayer smashes it as Twisted Tea Izuku Midoriya

Published: 14/Jan/2021 18:07

by Georgina Smith

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My Hero Academia’s Izuku Midoriya a.k.a. Deku has been recreated perfectly by cosplayer Lorentz iWood, producing both casual and hero looks for the fan-favorite character.

One anime that seems to be an unlimited source of cosplay inspiration is My Hero Academia. The show began airing in 2016, adapted from a manga that was published prior, and since then has gone on to secure a huge fanbase.

The anime features a host of distinct characters who each have their own abilities, referred to as Quirks in the show. The Quirks dictate what abilities certain people have, and it often is tied into aspects of their personality and aesthetic.

Deku from my Hero Academia mid-scene

However Izuku Midoriya did not originally have a Quirk, something that ended up getting him bullied. Despite his lack of ability, he still dreamed of becoming a professional hero, with the anime following his journey alongside a host of other characters.

One cosplayer who recreated Izuku’s iconic look was Lorentz iWood, who took on the challenge of creating a range of different looks for the popular character.

In Deku’s hero look, Lorentz wears his green paneled jumpsuit with darker green strips running down the arms and in geometric formations on the torso. The tops of the sturdy green boots can be seen peeking over his knees, and contrast the chunky red utility belt and stark white gloves perfectly.

 

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The shaggy green hair and lightly freckled face are a great match for Izuku, and he completed the look with a can of Twisted Tea, a reference to the viral meme which commenters under the cosplay were loving.

Lorentz also showed off a more casual Izuku look with a bold red hoodie and ripped jeans – though he still carried over the air of coolness to both looks. The photos captured by Richard Arcel are stunning, and perfectly showcase the fantastic costume along with the vivid backdrops.

 

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This cosplayer has clearly put a lot of hard work into Izuku, and the results are absolutely amazing, looking just like the real version of the popular character.