Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer stuns with real life Mai take - Dexerto
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Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer stuns with real life Mai take

Published: 23/Sep/2020 18:48 Updated: 21/Oct/2020 0:50

by Brent Koepp

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An Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer went viral after she shared a perfect portrayal of Fire Nation character Mai. The artist looks so much like Azula’s squad member, that it’s almost as if she’s cut her way out of the screen and into real life.

The Last Airbender first aired on Nickelodeon in 2005. Viewers around the world fell in love with its story about a child monk who, as the Avatar, can control the elements of water, earth, fire, and air. 

The series has seen an explosion in popularity in 2020, after Netflix added it to its service back in April. To celebrate, a cosplayer shared a transformation into Fire Nation character Mai that will leave fans stunned.

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Mai is the daughter of a wealthy Fire Nation politician.

Avatar cosplayer brings Mai to life 

In Book Two, viewers are introduced to Mai, who becomes a pivotal character when series villain Azula recruits her as a part of her squad. The fierce warrior helps the Fire Nation princess hunt down Avatar Aang and his group.

Cosplayer Riona ‘rionafae’ went viral on Instagram after sharing a jaw-dropping take on the character. The talented artist faithfully portrayed her signature black braided hair, including the parted bangs that frame her face. 

Riona posed next to a screenshot of Mai, highlighting just how faithful the cosplay is. Her insanely accurate depiction even mirrors the non-bender’s facial expression, and perfectly captures her eyebrows and golden eyes.

In another shot, the cosplayer gave viewers a closer look at how much detail went into pulling off Azula’s squadmate. Rionafae re-created her Fire Nation attire, which consists of a long sleeved red dress and a black robe that sits over it.

Just like the first photo, she meticulously mirrors the character’s pose from the show. This is without a doubt one of the best Avatar cosplays we’ve ever seen, and could easily be mistaken for an official live-action version of Mai.

Despite ending in 2008, Avatar saw a major revival in 2020 after Netflix added to its popular platform. The Nickelodeon series also celebrated its 15th anniversary in February.

Those wanting to see what all the hype is about can watch the show in its entirety on the streaming service now. They also added its sequel spin-off The Legend of Korra.

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Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer looks graceful as Art Nouveau Toph

Published: 16/Jan/2021 7:14

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Avatar: The Last Airbender fans love Toph for her tomboyish vibe despite being raised like a princess, but a brilliant cosplayer managed to capture her elegant side by creating a refined version of her usual outfit.

The heroes in Avatar: The Last Airbender all bring something unique to the table. However, Toph is particularly remarkable because she managed to become an earth-bending master despite being blind since birth.

Initially, she wanted to prove to her parents that blindness didn’t make her weak. But she became one of the most powerful characters in the show and a valuable Team Avatar member.

Avatar: The Last Airbender Toph Cosplay
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Toph Beifong turned her back on a sheltered childhood to become a powerful earth-bender.

Toph is a popular choice among cosplayers too. But while we’ve seen everything from her traditional get-up to an elegant dress she once wore, it’s hard to find one more unique than Emma J.I.Q Rubini’s Art Nouveau Toph.

“You see nothing once, and you’ve seen it a thousand times,” she said, referring to a quote. “Y’all remember when we used to have cons? I’m so happy I went to Katsucon this year since it ended up being the only one I went to.”

“Here’s the cosplay I made for it,” she added. “Art Nouveau Toph! I am incredibly proud of the work I put into it, and I’m happy I got to wear it to such a pretty con! One day maybe I’ll wear it again.”

Emma managed to capture all the crucial elements of Toph’s everyday outfit. It includes the green and beige garments, the hairstyle tucked under a headband with a flower, and of course, contact lenses to match her eyes.

However, she’s added some exotic details in line with a style known as Art Nouveau. It combines elegantly woven tapestries with encrusted jewels and other bits and pieces to add some class.

Cosplayers and their fans know how much time and effort it takes to re-create an outfit faithfully. However, it takes creativity, talent, and courage to add your flair. Emma nailed it, and the thousands of likes she’s getting are a testament to that.