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Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer waterbends as real life Katara

Published: 3/Nov/2020 19:00

by Brent Koepp

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An Avatar: The Last Airbender cosplayer went viral on Instagram after sharing a mind-blowing transformation into Katara. The artist’s perfect recreation of the waterbender will leave fans of the Nickelodeon animation in awe. 

Despite airing in 2005, The Last Airbender has seen a major revival in popularity in 2020 after Netflix added it to its service. Viewers around the world fell in love with its story about a monk named Aang who can control the elements of water, earth, air, and fire.

One of the series’ most beloved characters is the fierce waterbender Katara. A cosplayer celebrated the heroine with an insanely accurate costume. The artist’s perfect recreation truly brings the animation to life.

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The fierce waterbender is one of the main characters in the hit 2005 animation.

Avatar cosplayer becomes Katara

The groundbreaking animation opens with siblings Katara and Sokka discovering the Avatar trapped in an iceberg. After rescuing Aang, the pair set off on a journey with him to bring balance to the world.

Bringing the beloved waterbender to life, cosplayer Liezl ‘tyalis’ transformed into the character with her detailed recreation. In a picture posted on Instagram, the artist posed in her iconic blue and white southern Water Tribe attire.

Liezel nailed Katara’s look, perfectly mirroring her braided brown hair and signature “hair loopies.” She even included the heroine’s betrothal choker necklace, which she got from her grandma.

 

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Throughout the series, the character develops into a master at her element, and even becomes Avatar Aang’s teacher. Recreating a scene from the show, tytalis faithfully mirrored Katara’s waterbending stance as she readies to strike down her foes. 

 

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The cosplayer even created a side-by-side post, showing off her costume next to a screenshot of the show. This is easily one of the best takes we’ve seen of the waterbender – it’s almost as if she’s jumped out of the screen.

 

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Avatar celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2020, and has seen a massive resurgence in popularity after being re-released in HD at the beginning of the year.

Those interested in the animated series can watch it right now on Netflix. The streaming service also has The Last Airbender’s sequel, The Legend of Korra, in its entirety. 

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Evangelion cosplayer becomes Rei Ayanami with epic underwater photoshoot

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:01

by Brent Koepp

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A Neon Genesis Evangelion cosplayer shared her transformation into popular character Rei Ayanami. The artist brought the anime heroine to life with a mind-blowing underwater photoshoot.

Ever since its debut in 19995, Neon Genesis Evangelion has been one of the most influential animes of all time. The Studio Gainax Mecha was originally written by Hideaki Anno.

To celebrate the hit show, a cosplayer went to new depths – literally – to bring lead character Rei Ayanami to life. The artist’s jaw dropping underwater photo recreation will leave fans of the sci-fi epic speechless.

Screenshot of Rei Ayanami in Rebuild Evangelion anime.
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The blue-haired heroine is one of the main characters in the hit anime.

While the series heavily revolves around teenager Shinji Ikari moving to Tokyo-3, the protagonist quickly meets a diverse cast of characters after joining Nerv. One of the fierce characters introduced is Rei Ayanami who pilots Evangelion mechs to defend humanity from the alien threat called Angels.

Cosplayer Tessa ‘tessa_crownster’ made waves on Instagram after faithfully bringing the heroine to life in November. The artist absolutely nailed the character’s signature look, accurately mirroring her short blue bob-style haircut, as well as depicting her striking red eyes.

Tessa utilized underwater photography with the help of ‘brettsphoto‘ to truly capture the anime’s sci-fi roots. The result is stunning as it looks like she is floating in a tank full of wires and circuits. The creative shoot is easily one of the best cosplays we have ever seen of Evangelion.

 

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In another shot posted to the cosplayer’s social media, crownster gave fans a closer view of her incredible portrayal of Rei. The picture taken by ‘samu.snap‘ showcases just how accurate her costume is to the hit anime. Tessa looks ready for battle as she mimics Ayanami’s stance while wearing her iconic white and black pilot bodysuit.

 

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Despite releasing over 25 years ago, Evangelion continues to have a major influence on not only anime, but films and music. The groundbreaking Mecha was in many ways ahead of its time.

Those that might have missed out on the hit show back in the day can actually watch the original series right now on Netflix or Funimation.