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Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer stuns fans as scorching Azula

Published: 28/Mar/2020 22:57

by Brent Koepp

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A skilled cosplayer has brought Avatar: The Last Airbender’s Azula to life with their mind-bending costume. The artist’s faithful re-creation of the sinister princess will have you feeling the heat.

The Last Airbender originally aired on Nickelodeon in 2005. Its story about a monk named Aang who can bend the four elements of earth, water, air, and fire connected with millions.

A cosplayer shared their insanely accurate take on the series villain Azula. The artist’s detailed re-creation of the Fire Nation royalty is one of the best things you will ever see.

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The Fire Nation princess is one of the main villains in the 2005 animation.

Cosplayer becomes fiery Azula

The series follows Avatar Aang on his quest to master the elements and bring balance to the world. However, throughout the story, he is ruthlessly hunted down by Azula.

Cosplayer ‘Zab Ashton’ transformed into the popular character, re-creating a fight scene between the princess and her brother Prince Zuko. Photographer ‘adoylible‘ captured the artist striking her bending stance.

The artist’s detailed outfit has us seeing double as they perfectly pulled off the Avatar villain’s bun hairstyle tied together with the Fire Nation’s royal crest piece.

Zab posted more photos of their costume on Instagram, giving a better glimpse of the amount of detail that went into pulling it off. In what could have been a scene from the show, the cosplayer posed outdoors with a backdrop that looks like Ember Island.

The cosplayer absolutely nailed the princess’s royal attire, from the gold trimming to her black pauldrons. Her faithful outfit even includes the character’s signature red pointed boots.

As if that wasn’t enough, the artist teamed up with their friends to faithfully re-create Azula’s group. The cosplayer’s incredibly accurate portrayals of Mei and Ty Lee make this one of the best Avatar takes we’ve ever seen.

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“True power… the divine right to rule, is something you’re born with.” – I miss my homies ?? – PC?: @adoylible This is def one of my fave shots from the shoot ?? – #atla #avatarthelastairbender #atlacosplay #firenation #firenationcosplay #avatarcosplay #azula #mai #tylee #azulacosplay #villain

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Avatar fans have a lot to be excited for as the show is being revived as a live-action drama on Netflix. Series creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko are even returning to helm the epic project. For all the information, you can check out our ‘Everything we know’ guide here.

The groundbreaking animation celebrated its 15th anniversary in February. Despite ending in 2008, it continues to be influential – especially in the cosplay scene.

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League cosplayer comes out from the shadows as amazing Akali

Published: 23/Oct/2020 8:05

by Andrew Amos

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Ever seen a League of Legends cosplay so good that Riot can’t help but share it with the world? Well, now you have, with Sweet Angel’s take on Akali taking League players by storm.

Akali is one of League of Legends’ most popular characters to cosplay. Whether it be her default skin, or the mega-popular K/DA variant, people love to show off as the Ionian assassin.

However, few manage to grab the eyes of Riot as much as Sweet Angel. The talented Italian cosplayer decided to take on Akali as her most recent project, and while the costume looks simple, it was anything but.

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Akali is one of the most popular League champions to cosplay, but few catch the eyes of Riot.

“I thought it was a simple costume, but it required a lot more attention and time than I thought,” she told fans on her website.

It took Sweet Angel about 100 hours all up to create the Akali cosplay ⁠— and you can see every bit of hard work and time that went into it. From the handmade wig, to the dress, and even Akali’s smoke bombs, Sweet Angel didn’t miss a beat.

Everything that you see was basically handmade. Sweet Angel sewed all of the fabrics together, stitched everything up, and made it tailored not only to herself, but true to life to Akali’s design.

She even designed Akali’s signature Kana, using EVA foam so she can carry it around without too much hassle.

She added every detail to the weapon like she did the costume too, from the leather handle all the way down to the marks and blemishes on the battle-worn blade.

The cosplay is so good that even the official League of Legends account couldn’t help but react. Sweet Angel got a retweet on the cosplay from the near five million follower account, and they don’t hand those out lightly.

As for her next cosplay, Sweet Angel hasn’t revealed her plans just yet. However, she’s got a few more shoots on the way, and if they’re anything like this Akali cosplay, they’ll be worth a gander.